Marietta Social Security lawyer, Dorine Preis, explains her approach to disability cases

As a Marietta Social Security lawyer, I have been helping disabled individuals obtain Georgia Social Security disability benefits for more than 20 years. Though each case is different and each individual unique, my goal in every case is the same: to ease the burden of frustration and anxiety that accompanies the Social Security disability appeals process.

I work hard for my clients. Here are just a few of the ways I can put my knowledge and experience to work for you:

  • I will focus your case on the issues important to the Social Security decision-maker
    Social Security law is complex. The 5-step evaluation process requires you to present specific evidence and meet specific legal requirements in order to be awarded benefits. Over the past two decades, I have become adept at reading Social Security case files and determining precisely where the proof failed and why the claim was denied. I will review your denial letter, your case file and your medical records, looking for holes in the evidence. Once I have identified the weaknesses in your evidence, I can focus my efforts on proving the facts that are important to the Social Security decision-maker.
  • I will gather evidence to ensure you submit a complete record to Social Security
    The Social Security Administration relies heavily on objective medical evidence in making a disability determination. I will work closely with you and your doctors to ensure the Social Security Administration has your complete and up-to-date medical record, including, if necessary, a written report from a medical specialist. In addition to medical evidence, you may need to obtain employment records, education records or a report from a vocational expert. I will work to identify, obtain and submit all this paperwork.
  • I will prepare you for your disability hearing
    Your hearing before an administrative law judge is, in many respects, the most important event in your quest to obtain Georgia Social Security disability benefits. This is your first and best opportunity to speak directly to the person who will be deciding your claim; I can help you make the most of it. Well in advance of your hearing date, we will meet to talk about what the hearing process is like and what types of questions you might be asked; we will review the law, and I will explain what you need to establish in order to be awarded benefits. Perhaps most importantly, I will make sure you are comfortable talking openly, candidly and in detail about your disability and its impact on your daily life.
  • I will aggressively advocate for an award of benefits at your hearing
    I will attend the hearing with you and aggressively advocate for an award of benefits. I will make an opening statement; monitor your testimony and the testimony of other witnesses; object to improper evidence; and argue to the judge that the law, as applied to the facts of your case, demands an award of disability benefits.

Contact Marietta Social Security disability lawyer Dorine Preis

My approach to disability cases is simple: I take care of the frustrating legal details so that you can focus on bigger and more important things – taking care of yourself and your family, and regaining your independence. If you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, or if your child or disabled adult child has been denied benefits, please contact me for a free initial consultation. Use the form on this page to tell me about your situation, or call or email me directly. I will meet with you personally, and you will get my personal attention throughout your case.

Dorine E. Preis
Marietta disability lawyer
Serving claimants throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia

1495 Powers Ferry Rd.
Suite 101
Marietta, Georgia 30067

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