I have been helping people with their legal problems since 1998. My practice areas include divorce/family law, Social Security disability, probate and estate planning, and civil litigation such as auto injuries, slip and fall, dog bites, etc. I have done extensive work in the field of Social Security, having helped people get the Social Security benefits they deserve since 1996. I started studying Social Security law while I was still in law school at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. I started my career as a volunteer advocate for West Texas Legal Aid. Since that time, I have gone on to represent thousands of Social Security claimants over the past 15 years. As a disability attorney, I have worked on all levels of Social Security appeals, from filing initial applications to filing suit against the Social Security Administration in federal court. My clients allow me to travel extensively across the country. In the past 24 months, I have done hearings across Texas in Dallas, Houston, Amarillo, Lubbock, Waco, Tyler, Midland, Beaumont, and Austin. I have also done hearings in Long Beach, CA; Grand Rapids, MI; Fairbanks, AK; Boston, MA; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; Albuquerque and Roswell, NM. As you can tell, no customer is too far away for our firm. Beyond my work with helping clients secure payment for Social Security Disability claims, I have also practiced law in the areas of criminal, family, civil and personal injury. I have helped people handle DWIs, drug charges and other criminal cases. Sometimes good people find themselves on the wrong side of the law, and when they do, we need to be there to help them. Sometimes people are injured by the negligence of others, and we have reached out to help those people collect the money they deserve from insurance companies. I am married to the lovely Brenda Abbott, and we have two children: Ashley and Jamie. My hobbies include gardening, traveling, and kung fu fighting. I am originally from St. Louis, MO, and I have lived in a number of places, including: Stockton, CA; Jackson, MS; Greenville, MS; and Greenwood, MS. I have lived in West Texas for almost thirty years, and I have learned that nothing beats a West Texas sunset. The common theme throughout my entire legal career has been my desire to help others, and I, along with the entire Abbott Law Office staff, am committed to continuing doing that with our Social Security Disability clients. I am accessible and approachable, and my personal investment in each client is the foundation of the Abbott Law Office.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
West Texas A&M University School, Canyon, TX
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West Texas Legal Aid