Southern California Social Security Disability Claim Lawyers

The process of applying for disability benefits can be challenging for someone who is not familiar with the system. More than 80 percent of the people who start the process on their own have their initial claims turned down. A California disability claims attorney can improve your chances significantly by presenting your case in the most favorable light.

At the law firm of Judith S. Leland, our lawyers help disabled people obtain benefits from Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), railroad retirement benefits and other disability programs.

When necessary, we consult medical specialists and other experts in building and supporting our clients’ cases. We have represented numerous clients at all levels of appeal and are intimately familiar with the burden of proof requirements involved.

Our California disability claim lawyers have had success in disability cases at all stages of the process: initial application, reconsideration, hearing and appeals. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case at one of our convenient office locations in Downey, Stadium Towers Plaza and Ontario in Southern California.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Long Covid Support Group Chat

Please join us on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM for a support group chat for with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis. Moselle Leland Bohorquez from our law firm and Andrew Kantor, an attorney from Kantor & Kantor a long-term disability attorney, will be providing answers to your questions.

Navigating Public and Private Disability Insurance with ME/CFS (Update)

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Moselle Leland

On Saturday, December 4th, David from the ME/CFS Phone Support Group will be co-hosting a Disability talk with Social Security Disability attorney Moselle Leland and Long-Term Private Disability and ERISA Attorney Andrew Kantor

This call will focus primarily on Social Security Disability for individuals with ME/CFS, as well as those with Long Haul Covid.

Saturday, December 4th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM Eastern
3:30 PM – 5 PM Pacific


Founded by a former SSI judge

Judith S. Leland was a former SSI judge who had representented Social Security Disability claimants since 1976. She had represented clients at all levels of the adjudication process, from initial application to Social Security Disability hearings to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Ms. Leland and our other disability lawyers have been very successful in federal court, as well as the Social Security administrative arena.

We are experienced in representing clients with SSI and SSDI claims for physical impairments such as osteoarthritis, mental illness claims like depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome, spinal disorders, including herniated discs and chronic conditions involving COPD, lupus, rheumatological conditions and heart disease. While we do not handle long-term disability insurance claims, we can refer you to an attorney who practices in that area.

Judith S. Leland (1943-2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founding law partner and mentor, Judith S. Leland, on January 19, 2021. For over 40 years, Judith served her clients with skill, dedication and compassion. READ MORE

Client Testimonials

“I can’t tell you how wonderful it was working with the Law Offices of Judith S. Leland. Everyone was so professional and courteous. Documents were all filed in a timely manner, all phone calls and emails were returned promptly. I was always told when I would be receiving forms to fill out and assistance was always available with each item. My attorney was very positive about the outcome from the very beginning and when all was said and done, he was correct. Thank you so much for all you did for my family and me.”
Dan D.

“Dear Ms. Leland:
This letter was written to you, your attorneys involved in my case, and support staff. I give all of you a big “THANK YOU!!!” from my grateful heart.
From the beginning and throughout my case, I received nothing less than superior, professional, caring and courteous representation and service by everyone I communicated with from your office. My case was a lengthy journey of over three years. . enough time to disappointment me, but your law firm never did.
I thank God I asked my WC attorney for a referral to an SSDI attorney, and feel truly blessed to have been referred to you and your law firm.
In closing, God bless you and your entire staff! THANK YOU again!!!
N. T. W.

“To the Law Offices of Judith S. Leland:
After 6 years of going through the Social Security Disability process, I was approved in July 2018.
My family and I extend our thanks to your firm for providing the legal services over the years. That includes all of the associate legal services provided.
All of the hard work is much appreciated.
Thank you!”
C. Davidson

Free Attorney Consultation — No Fees Unless We Win

To schedule an appointment with an experienced California disability lawyer, call or toll free at 1-866-764-0321, or fill out our simple contact form. There are no consultation fees and we charge no attorney’s fee unless we help you obtain benefits.

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