To wrap up my series on choosing a social security disability lawyer, I have urged you to consider the main features of disability representatives: big or small, national or local, and disability-only or multipractice firms. Deciding on these key features will then “narrow the field” of choice and make it easier to pick who will be right for you.
I then suggest that you interview the attorney or firm representatives. Ask about how they would approach your case, what suggestions they might have for strengthening your claim, how often could you expect communication (and how), and who will handle your ALJ hearing.
Be open about your expectations, and pick the lawyer you feel most closely matches your needs and give you the best chance of victory.