Daniel Edelman: Social Security, Disability Law


“Thanks for everything and winning my case from Social Security. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you.”
-- M. McV.

“I want to thank you for all the work and effort you put into my case, simply brillant.”
-- J. L-C.

"Both of us want to sincerely thank you for your efforts, wisdom, kind words and support in our long journey to a successful outcome.”
-- R. M.

“It wouldn’t have happened without you.”
-- M. McG.

“You are so efficient! Thanks for the invoices with all the explanations.”
-- P. B.

Who I am

I have been an attorney for more than 25 years. I have worked both in the government, including four years’ employment at Social Security, and in the private-sector.

My specialty is administrative hearings. Social Security judges conduct administrative hearings to make their decisions on applications for disability benefits. I was on the staff of a congressionally mandated study of administrative hearings when I worked in Washington, D. C. I have defended Social Security in court; I have also filed many winning lawsuits against it.

Since August 2000, I have been in private practice in San Francisco. I am a member of the bar of the states of California and New York and for the District of Columbia.