Local vs. National Social Security Disability Attorneys in Spokane

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Eric and Gary Penar

When you need a Social Security disability attorney, you want someone local who knows Spokane, Eastern Washington, and North Idaho – not someone who flies in from Seattle, or even California or Utah. Our attorneys live and work in Spokane and can help you with your Social Security disability claim.

If you select a national disability firm, it’s not uncommon for your claim to be handled by someone – who may not even an attorney – you won’t meet until the day of your hearing. This representative won’t know you as an individual, all the details of your case, or the people who will decide your case.

Our disability attorneys know the judges, doctors, and people in the Social Security offices in Spokane, Eastern Washington, and North Idaho. These local contacts play a major role in helping you win disability benefits.

While it’s important for your lawyer to know local professionals, it’s also important for your attorney to know you. Our attorneys will meet with you before your disability hearing to learn about your disability case and to get to know you. To fully understand your situation, we will learn how your physical and/or mental conditions impact your life. The more they know about you and your case, the better they can present your case and answer any questions the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may ask.

Winning Social Security Disability benefits may be life-changing for you. The last thing you want is a national representative who may not be an attorney showing up and meeting you for the first time on the day of your hearing.

Choose an experienced local disability attorney to represent you. Call our office today to discuss your claim for disability benefits.

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Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. You only have 60 days to appeal. Don’t wait too long to contact a lawyer. You can miss the deadline to appeal.
Local vs. National

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I highly recommend Them if you're in need of a disability lawyer.Eric Penar did a amazing job helping me win my disability case.i cant thank him enough for winning my difficult case.a real professional and great guy.

Loren Clark February 15, 2022

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justin tyme January 31, 2022

I was so glad to have this team in my corner! They treated me with such kindness and made a stressful process manageable. I was well prepared for my hearing and I know I can call with questions in the future as well. I highly recommend this team! Thank you Eric, Nick and Precious especially, for all your expertise, work, and kind professionalism!!! So grateful for the win! A great weight is lifted!

Journey With Jen January 28, 2022

Eric Penar and his staff are amazing! Eric, Nick, Amy, and Precious all worked with me in a very timely and professional manner to get a great outcome for disability benefits. Can't recommend Penar Law enough for their great work!

Dan Steele January 26, 2022

Very good and helpful

Allen Troup October 11, 2021

Amy and Precious go above and beyond the call of duty! They are the most caring ladies! Professional and kind! Went way out of their way to help me with a personal matter even years after my case was won! Yes Gary Penar won my case and then came back and saved my tail again! Nick was my contact person and he was incredibly kind! My story is a dark one and I have SSDI because of PTSD. The staff was very patient with me and worked hard to win my case! Thank You Amy! your Kindness will never be forgotten!!!

Christine Douglas June 24, 2021

The legal team here at Gary Penar law office provided exceptional help getting my husband's Social Security claim complete. From beginning to end they are an amazing office. I will recommend them to friends and family.

Beki H June 21, 2021

Gary Penar Law Offices, especially Nick, were very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to my case. I highly recommend them!

Rebecca Hartman June 20, 2021

They were kind and understanding. Made me feel at ease with the whole process.

Deborah Marlow June 17, 2021

Gary and Eric are top-notch attorneys for Social Security Disability and all their assistants are well trained and knowledgeable. This is undeniably one of the best firm's in Spokane. Highly recommend!

Efrem Ocubamichael June 15, 2021