Why We Do What We Do
Attorney Stanley Denman comes from a long line of Preachers. Both his father and maternal grandfather were Methodist Ministers. His mother Kathleen Denman was involved in Christian education, and she founded and directed the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School in Dallas Texas for 35 years.
“When people learn of my family background, they often ask why I did not become a minister. My father was a great man of faith but he often found the church bureaucracy frustrating if not unsupportive. His experience kept me from looking closely at a ministerial career. But I was also was very interested in the law. Characters like Aticus Finch modeled an exciting vision of the lawyer as a vital force for good, for improving people’s lives”
After marrying his wife Beverley and graduating from law school, however, Mr. Denman pursued a more traditional legal path as an in-house lawyer for a commercial lender. Son Peter soon followed.
“I enjoyed the people I work with, and the job paid well, but did feel like something was missing. I did not feel I was really being of much help to others”
Denman’s commercial lender employer, like some many in the early 1990, fell on hard times, and the company liquidated. He received a modest severance, and decided it was time to pursue more fulfilling legal work.
“I knew an older attorney at church, Patrick Hudson, who had left the federal government to start a social security disability law firm. We talked at length, and I saw this legal specialty as an excited opportunity to use my legal skills to help others. “
Beverley Denman joined the firm after an extensive career as a nurse with a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University.
“My father was a double amputee from the Korean War. Despite his disability, he continued to work, and I drew great strength and compassion from his struggles. I know Stan’s clients truly cannot work, and it is so satisfying to help them win the benefits they deserve”
Mr. Denman is a frequent presenter at Dallas Fort Worth area illness support groups, such as the Lone Star chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. He is a member of the following organizations
- National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representative (NOSSCR)
- Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants Attorneys
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- Wilshire Baptist Church
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program of the Dallas Bar Association