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Social Security Lawyer

Donald H. Peters


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Hiring an Attorney


Most Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants are denied benefits within a few months of filing their original applications.  This means that, in order to prevail, most Claimants will one day have to win their claims at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

Hiring an attorney early in the process is the best way to maximize your likelihood of prevailing at your hearing.  You can hire a non-attorney representative often referred to as “representatives” or “advocates” who may have experience at hearings.  Or you can hire an attorney.  Non-attorneys typically charge the same amount as attorneys, even though they are not attorneys.  Ironically, many people hire non-attorney representatives believing they are hiring a licensed Attorney when, in fact, they are not.

Non-attorney representatives and Attorneys will both have knowledge of the Social Security laws and rules.  Although non-attorney representatives are allowed to handle Social Security claims, their backgrounds typically differ from licensed attorneys in various respects. 

  • Attorneys have to graduate from College and Law School.
  • Attorneys have to pass a State Bar Examination.
  • Attorneys have had formal training during Law School and seminars in the art of direct and cross examination of witnesses and other trial techniques.
  • Attorneys often appear in court and further develop trial skills.

Simply stated, Attorneys are trained through formal education, continuing education, and through court experience to represent clients during an adversarial process. In the context of a Social Security Disability Hearing, Attorneys are well prepared through years of education and training to battle SSA and expert witnesses who may testify against you so that you don’t have to. Non-attorneys charge Attorney fees. If you are going to pay Attorney fees, you may want to hire a licensed Attorney.  Finally, if your case ends up in a court of law such as Federal District court on appeal, you should know that non-attorneys cannot appear in court.

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If you wish to hire a licensed Attorney to help win your claim, call Social Security Professionals.

Call Social Security Professionals now to discuss your claim for free!

You need no money to hire Attorney Donald H. Peters

(248) 549-3485

Call Social Security Professionals now to discuss your claim for free

You need no money to hire Attorney Donald H. Peters

(248) 549-3485

Southfield Lawyer Donald Peters of the Law Office of Donald H. Peters, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan, handles Social Security Disability claims throughout Michigan and in the Tri-County Metro Detroit area including Detroit, Southfield, Novi, Warren, Royal Oak, Roseville, Livonia, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Berkley, Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Ann Arbor, Eastpointe, Waterford, Flint, Canton, Taylor, Romulus, Westland, Clinton Township, Troy, Dearborn, Brighton, Howell, Pontiac, Rochester Hills,  as well as Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Ingham County, and Livingston County, Michigan.


Material presented on the Social Security Professionals website is intended for general informational purposes only.  It is not intended as professional advice in any manner and should not be construed as such.  Individuals should never act upon any information provided in a website except that you should seek the advice of an Attorney. 

For the most up to date content regarding Social Security Disability please reference the Social Security Administration's website.

You may call Social Security Professionals and discuss your claim for free at:

(248) 549-3485