Pottsville, Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Lawyers

Mary K. O'Connor
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James M. O'Connor
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Michael J. O'Connor
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William Kovalcik
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Free Consultation! Social Security Disability & SSI Attorney with Expertise!

I am a knowledgeable Social Security disability and SSI attorney. I am dedicated to advocating for the rights and interests of the disabled and injured! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Brian Joseph Urban
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Pottsville, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 23 years experience
(570) 783-4346 474 N Centre Street
3rd Floor
Pottsville, PA 17901
Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Bringing Philadelphia big law firm experience to our community, I am proud to help clients in Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, Columbia County and surrounding areas to represent them in cases involving car or truck accidents, medical mistakes, nursing home neglect, and other injuries, as well as in probate/estate matters and will drafting.
Pottsville, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer
(570) 622-8297 400 N 2nd St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Social Security Disability and Business
William Kovalcik
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Elder, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Notre Dame Law School
Michael J. O'Connor
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Elder, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gerald J. Mullery
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 21 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Duquesne University School of Law
Paul John Dufallo
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Villanova University School of Law
Valeen D. Hykes
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Elder, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
James M. O'Connor
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 1 year experience
(570) 874-3300 608 W Oak St
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The Pennsylvania State University School of Law
Mary K. O'Connor
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Frackville, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 4 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Thomas J. O'Brien
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Hamburg, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 35 years experience
(484) 889-1643 1001 S. 4th Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability and Workers' Comp
30 years experience representing claimants in workers' compensation and social security disability cases throughout southeastern PA.
Paul John Dufallo
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Gerald J. Mullery
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Free Consultation! Aggressive & Skilled Social Security Disability/SSI Lawyer!

I aggressively represent those with social security disability and SSI matters. I am dedicated to helping clients receive the benefits they deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Whitney S Graham
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 218-0808 4711 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Social Security Disability and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Whitney S. Graham is a parnter at Graham & Mauer, P.C. She earned her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society for two years. Ms. Graham competed in Moot Court competitions in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. and was a semi-finalist in the Samuel Polsky Moot Court Competition. Ms. Graham was also a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society for her law-related volunteer activities.
Ms. Graham has focused her career on litigation since her first summer in law school when she had the privilege to work an...
Timothy Belt
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Kingston, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 19 years experience
(570) 714-3343 100 West Union Street
Kingston, PA 18704
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Villanova University
Attorney Timothy D. Belt is the son of Reverend James and Patricia Belt, and he has resided primarily in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area since 1985. Tim graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School and is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Ozarks. Tim graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and shortly thereafter began practicing law in the Wilkes-Barre area. Tim’s practice focuses on workers compensation, social security disability, unemployment compensation and auto injury claims. Tim is a frequent speaker in regard to workers compensation issues...
Charles E. Schmidt,  Jr.
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 45 years experience
(888) 476-0807 209 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Dickinson College
A life-long resident of Harrisburg, Attorney Charles E. Schmidt, Jr. graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1965, the University of Notre Dame in 1969, and Dickinson School of Law in 1974. Between college and law school, he served in the U.S. Army. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1974 and the Federal Bar in 1979. Mr. Schmidt is a former panel chairman of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee and a former Special Master in Dauphin County (a lawyer who is appointed to act as a judge, taking sworn testimony in divorce cases and rendering...
Dennis Plank
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Lancaster, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 42 years experience
(717) 392-4131 140 E King St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law
As a life-long resident of Lancaster County, Dennis Plank is committed to serving the communities of South Central Pennsylvania. With over four decades of legal experience, Mr. Plank is one of the area’s most seasoned trial attorneys. He leverages his considerable legal skills to handle cases in workers' compensation, social security disability (SSD), personal injury, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. Mr. Plank has tried cases by jury in multiple Pennsylvania counties and well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has also appeared for an appellate argument on behalf of his clients before the...
Mark A. Buterbaugh
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Lebanon, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 10 years experience
(877) 632-4656 346 S. Ninth Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Partner and Co-Owner of Mooney Law. Created and manage the firm's Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability practice. Have fought for and won tens of millions of dollars in workers compensation benefits for injured workers all over Pennsylvania. Also represent injured clients from Slip and Falls, Premises Liability, and Dog Bites.

Additionally, Represent clients in a growing Personal Bankruptcy in Chapters 7 and 13 before the US Middle District Bankruptcy Court.

In 2019, named as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania and as a Super Lawyer by the prestigious national Super Lawyer magazine. Only 5%...
Queena Baumbach
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 737-9240 2023 North Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Widener University
Queena Baumbach concentrates her practice in fighting for Claimant’s rights in workers’ compensation and social security disability matters. Queena is an active trial lawyer and has many years of experience representing clients throughout Pennsylvania. She handles cases from the initial filing of a clam through the appellate process, and settlement. Queena has been recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015 and a SuperLawyer in 2016. She also has been chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Dauphin County Bar Association for several years. She also has lectured on the topic...
Alexis Berg-Townsend
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Whitehall, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 12 years experience
(610) 435-1029 352 Fifth Street
Whitehall, PA 18052
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Ohio Northern University
Ann Delcollo
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Lancaster, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 981-1006 313 W. Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Social Security Disability, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Ann has been dedicated to providing exceptional advocacy for clients, in and out of the courtroom, since 1992. She joined the litigation team at Ciccarelli Law in 2016. Her practice areas include Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Social Security Disability, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets, Family Law and Divorce. 

Ann received her B.S. from Lock Haven University in 1989. In 1992, she earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Following graduation, Ann began her litigation career defending medical malpractice, personal injury, and asbestos lawsuits. She served as Trial Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, and Senior Trial Counsel at Nationwide...
Barry C. Shabbick
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Palmerton, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 39 years experience
(610) 826-3122 533 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA 18071
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
I have dedicated my practice to helping clients in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, family law and divorce, social security disability, and general civil litigation. As the son of a coal miner from a small town, I understand the unique challenges facing many blue collar working families. I have extensive litigation experience, including argument before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. I have handled hundreds of workers' compensation cases to a favorable outcome, including successfully arguing employee status of a truck driver fatally injured on the job. I have successfully handled hundreds of simple and complex...
Gabriella Hashem Farhat
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Lancaster, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 31 years experience
(717) 299-7342 128 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Villanova University School of Law
Gabriella H. Farhat graduated with honors from Archbishop Carroll High School for Girls, Radnor, Pennsylvania. She placed second in the National Optometrist Orator's Contest and was a member of “Who's Who among High School Students.” A Dean's List graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, she majored in Political Science and Modern Languages, with a Pre-Law concentration. She was President of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, Secretary of the French Club, a member of the Basketball Club and the Villanova Pre-Law Society. Ms. Farhat is a 1986 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where she participated...
Jason Weinstock
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 25 years experience
(866) 632-0348 800 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Employment and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law
Peter J Dolan
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Reading, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 19 years experience
(484) 638-6677 875 Berkshire Blvd
Suite 102a
Reading, PA 19610
Social Security Disability, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Temple University
I have been serving the Pottstown area and Berks County as an attorney since 1999. I concentrate my practice in family law, (divorce, custody, support, alimony) and Estates planning and administration. My client is always the boss. I give good legal advice and follow the goals of my client. I work hard to resolve issues amicably, when possible, and through the Courts, when necessary.
Shawn Patrick McLaughlin
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Lancaster, PA Social Security Disability Attorney
(866) 464-5297 1586 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Social Security Disability, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Shawn P. McLaughlin is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a graduate of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In law school, Attorney McLaughlin served on the board of Regent University Law Review.Attorney Shawn McLaughlin of Trinity Law concentrates his practice in personal injury, Social Security Disability, employment law and civil litigation, and handles such cases in Adams, Dauphin, Lancaster, and York County, Pennsylvania. Attorney McLaughlin has personally handled hundreds of each of these types of cases in the 25+ years he’s worked at Trinity Law, and enjoys doing so. Attorney McLaughlin is...
Angela M. Stehle
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Palmerton, PA Social Security Disability Attorney
(610) 826-3122 533 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA 18071
Social Security Disability, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Keith Pavlack
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Lehighton, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 29 years experience
(570) 386-3888 1415 Blakeslee Blvd Dr E
Lehighton, PA 18235
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Animal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Keith R. Pavlack is a 1986 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Doctor of Laws degree from Widener University School of Law in 1989. While at Widener he received the American Jurisprudence Award for commercial transactions.

During law school, Attorney Pavlack worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Anthony Semerraro in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. After his admission to the Bar of Pennsylvania Courts in 1989, Attorney Pavlack worked for the Philadelphia Housing Authority where he continued until 1991. Attorney Pavlack worked as an associate for Martin H. Philip Law Office, P.C until...
Jessica Kurtz
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 476-0807 209 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability
Dickinson School of Law
A native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Attorney Jessica Kurtz received her J.D. in 2011 from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. She graduated summa cum laude and with honors in history in 2008 from Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, PA, where she earned her B.A. in political science and French. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. Jessica dedicates her legal practice to helping those who need it most. At Schmidt Kramer, P.C., Jessica helps disabled individuals receive the Social Security benefits that they have worked hard to earn. As...
Ethan Kendrick Stone
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Camp Hill, PA Social Security Disability Attorney
(717) 220-3529 3400 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Social Security Disability, DUI, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law
Ethan K. Stone was born and raised in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania prior to moving to Mechanicsburg where he attended Cumberland Valley High School. He is a 2004 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Smeal College of Business. He subsequently received his law degree (Juris Doctorate) from the Dickinson School of Law and is currently admitted to practice law in all jurisdictions in Pennsylvania including the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association, the Dauphin...
Stephen McCoy Otto
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Wyomissing, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 21 years experience
(484) 220-0481 Law Office of Stephen M. Otto, LLC
833 N. Park Road, Suite 102
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Judson Bristoe Perry
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 737-9240 2023 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law
Judson is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. After completing his studies, Judson served as a Law Clerk to the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board where he wrote legal opinions and advised the Commissioners on the Board. For seven years prior to forming Perry & Baumbach, Judson exclusively represented injured workers in workers' compensation cases, as well as claimants in Social Security Disability/SSI matters. Judson is a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, and Cumberland County Bar Associations. Judson is currently the Chairperson of the...
Allan J Ray Esq.
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Wyomissing, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 8 years experience
875 Berkshire Blvd
Suite 102A
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Consumer, Family and Personal Injury
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Andrew Norfleet
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Harrisburg, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 20 years experience
(717) 737-7574 107 North Front Street
Suite 111
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Widener University
Rachel R Stevens
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Allentown, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 10 years experience
(484) 221-9267 PMB 218 915 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Temple University
Rachel Stevens graduated from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia where she was honored as a public interest fellow and also represented disabled workers in social security disability hearings for the school's legal aid office. Drawn to law by her passion for social justice, before coming to Temple Rachel was a community organizer (Student Area Coordinator) for two years for Amnesty International while an undergraduate at the University of Maryland and continues to be involved with Amnesty today. After graduating from Temple in 2008, she spent a year in California where she passed...
Louis Joseph Michelsen
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Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Janine Hallman
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Lancaster, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 21 years experience
(717) 945-1386 1853 William Penn Way
Lancaster, PA 17601
Social Security Disability, Education, Elder and Estate Planning
Widener University
Janine Hallman is an attorney and former special education teacher. She focuses her law practice in the areas of Special Needs Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Special Education and Disabilities Law.
William Sherr
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Allentown, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 49 years experience
(610) 437-7957 546 Hamilton St
Suite 423
Allentown, PA 18101
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability
Dickinson School of Law
Highly successful and experienced in Social Security Disability law, offering free initial consultation,admitted to the courts in Pennsylvania and the Federal District Court for the 3rd Circuit, and the Court of Appeals
Keith James Figured
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Sweet Valley, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 18 years experience
(570) 954-9299 1620 State Route 118
Sweet Valley, PA 18656
Social Security Disability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
I chose to represent people who unfortunately suffered a life-altering injury because I saw first-hand the impact that this can have on a loved one and their family. What sets me apart is that when a client leaves my office, they have peace of mind knowing that they and their family will be protected. I have been representing injured clients for over a decade and have recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages for my clients.

First and foremost, I make sure they get the proper medical care that they require. I provide representation for Workers’ Compensation, Heart and Lung...
Jeffrey L. Greenwald
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Allentown, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 42 years experience
(610) 821-8700 640 Hamilton St., Suite 301
Allentown, PA 18101
Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Northeastern University School of Law
Concentrating in the area of Social Security Disability law, at all levels of administrative and judicial appeal, since 1990. Additional areas of practice include Civil Litigation and Worker's Compensation
Amy Beth Good-Ashman
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Reading, PA Social Security Disability Attorney with 13 years experience
(610) 376-8656 501 Washington Street
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Reading, PA 19601
Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Christopher Marzzacco
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HARRISBURG, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer
(800) 399-0003 1909 North Front Street, 2nd Floor
Suite 1
HARRISBURG, PA 17102
Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
John Pike
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Kingston, PA Social Security Disability Lawyer with 30 years experience
(570) 288-7780 400 Third Ave
Suite 205
Kingston, PA 18612
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ohio Northern University
While in law school, I was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy and was recognized in Who’s Who Among American Law Students. Upon receiving my law degree, I received a Commission as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. I was subsequently promoted to Captain and served with distinction, receiving the Army Achievement Medal and Army Commendation Medal. I was subsequently awarded the National Defense Service Ribbon and Certificate of Appreciation for Faithful and Exemplary performance of duty during Operation Desert Storm.

I then served as Special...
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