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Winning Social Security Claims for Oregonians Since 2005

Now Accredited by the VA


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Here at Haapalaw, LLC, we specialize in helping the disabled get their Social Security disability benefits.  Since 2005, John has worked with clients throughout the state of Oregon.  Our goal is to prove our client's claims early in the disability process and to help them get their benefits sooner.  We know how frustrating it can be to work with the Social Security Administration, and how long it can take just to get denied again.  From years of experience working with local field offices, regional hearing offices, and the appellate courts we know how to give you the best chance of winning your claim.  

We work with attorneys and claimants representatives throughout the entire Ninth Circuit to appeal their client's cases to the next level.  We respect and honor your client relationships.  We value each and every referral, review cases quickly, and fee share with qualifying attorneys.

In 2022 we were accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist our disabled veterans at every stage of application and appeal.

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John and his staff were a godsend! After being told by two attorneys I had no case John took my case, told me how to prepare for hearing and he won my case even getting me back pay to the date I applied.  John was always prompt to scheduled appointments and always returned calls and e-mails in a timely fashion.  I was never left in the dark as he updated me frequently on the status of my case.  Without John Haapala I would be homeless.

Kelly L./San Francisco, California

Talked with Mr. Haapala on the phone after having read the brief he wrote for my case.  He answered the phone himself and was quite helpful and pleasant in answering questions.  What really impressed me though was his brief.  This man is very talented.  His brief read like a novel, building a case on a sturdy foundation and taking the reader step-by-step through issues. 

Mayra M./Eugene, Oregon

John was extremely professional and efficient.  He talked me through my case and I was impressed with how much detail John knew.  My case had a positive outcome and I believe most of this was due to John's thoroughness.

Finn R./Gold Hill, Oregon

John is not only an excellent attorney but a downright nice and very honest person. Wish there were more attorneys in town like this gentleman!!!

Traci S./Veneta, Oregon

John took my case late in the appeal process when the attorney that started my case passed away.  He is the first attorney that has taken the time to clearly explain the elements of disability law that applied to my case.  I appreciate his clear communication and attention to detail.  He knows the law and he will give it to you straight.

Rick P./San Francisco, CA

John was really helpful in getting ready for my hearing before the judge.  He prepped me very well and I felt ready for anything.  He explained the process thoroughly.  I would recommend him for disability cases.

Sarah P./Eugene, Oregon

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