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Judith S. Leland 
Downey, California
Partner
phone 562-904-6955
(562) 219-4156
(866) 764-0321 (Toll Free)
fax (562) 904-6965
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I am a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Northwestern University School of Law, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1967, the Ohio Bar in 1972, and the California Bar in 1975. I have worked in many areas of the law, ranging from criminal defense to civil matters, including Uniform Commercial Code, Bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability Matters. In 1974, I was appointed a SSI Judge with the Social Security Administration. In this capacity, I presided over numerous Social Security SSI disability hearings in California. In 1976, I opened my first office in San Diego, with an emphasis on Social Security cases. Soon the practice grew to include offices in Santa Ana and Long Beach. Later, my practice was redesigned with offices in San Diego and Downey, with an emphasis on Social Security disability cases. The Law Offices of Judith S. Leland continues to have locations in Downey and Santa Ana, California and Salt Lake City, Utah, while the partnership of Leland & Wasserman has offices in Ontario, California. I am an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), and have served as a District Representative and as a speaker at NOSSCR conventions. I have also presented as a panel member at the C.E.B. course, "Handling the Social Security case." My past experiences also include serving as a chairperson of the Social Security Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and as a member of the Attorney-Client Relations Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. My firm's experience includes the over two thousand Social Security disability cases at all adjudicatory levels, including the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice:
Social Security Disability
Supplemental Security Income
California Employee Retirement System CALPERS
Orange County Employee Retirement System OCERS
Los Angeles County Employee Retirement System LACERS
Railroad Retirement
Bar Admissions:
California, 1975
Ohio, 1972
Illinois, 1967
U.S. Federal Courts, 1967
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1967
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1967
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1967
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1967
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1972
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1976
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
Education:
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1967
Doctor of Jurisprudence


University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1964
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member


National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
District Representative


Orange County Bar Association, Social Security Section
Chairperson


Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Attorney-Client Relations Committee