Spokane Social Security Disability Lawyers


If you’re applying for social security disability benefits in Spokane or Northern Idaho, you’re probably struggling with many different aspects of your life. We understand that and our Disability Lawyers are here to help you through it.

Whether applying for disability or appealing, your case will be handled from the start by our lead counsel, disability lawyer Gary Penar. He’ll meet with you personally, review the facts, forge a legal strategy and, with his team, help collect and organize key documentation such as medical records and personal testimony.

As a local disability law firm, we can represent your interests more effectively than some distant or out-of-state practice. Our Spokane Valley office is just a few minutes away. You can meet with your attorney, Gary Penar, personally rather than just dealing with someone through the mail or over the phone. We’re always available to answer questions or provide help with local resources and assistance programs. We’ve also worked for years with the local Social Security offices and local Federal courts, so we know the people and processes that make all the difference here at home.


It’s not necessarily over. Social Security can be proven wrong. They’re a bureaucracy, and your application may have been denied unfairly. You can appeal their decision, but the Social Security Administration has a strict time limit of 60 days for filing appeals. It’s important to pursue any possible appeal promptly. Contact us right away. We know the process. We know the pitfalls. We’ll help you prepare for your appeal and we’ll help you win.


If you filed for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, it’s extremely important that you and the evidence be thoroughly prepared beforehand. We strongly encourage you to get legal help at this point. Disability lawyer Gary Penar will analyze your Social Security file, prepare your case, obtain important evidence, help you prepare your testimony, make key legal arguments, question witnesses, and cross-examine any medical or vocational experts who testify at your hearing.

What does it cost?

If you don’t win benefits, there are no attorney fees. As your case gets closer to a hearing and Social Security gives us the final version of the records they’ve collected, we’ll work with you to find out what important records they missed, then do the necessary leg work to track them down. If your doctors charge a fee for the collection of these records, we’ll pre-pay it and bill you for the actual costs at the end of your case.  We do not charge you for our time to gather those records from your doctor.

If you do win (and only if you win), our fee is 25 percent of the back benefits awarded, with a maximum fee of $6,000 if there is an exceptionally large amount of back benefits. Contact our office today.