Charleston Social Security Disability Attorney

Filing a Social Security disability claim without legal help can be a complicated and aggravating process – and unfortunately 65% of first-time claims are quickly denied. Our Social Security lawyers at McChesney and McChesney are here to help make the entire process less stressful and more successful for each of our clients. Our attorneys are frequently in the Charleston area to serve our clients there and throughout Charleston County, and we look forward to helping you win your disability claim or appeal.

Let Us Help

We Help You Win Your Charleston Social Security Disability Case By:

  • Thoroughly and accurately researching your medical case
  • Collecting and analyzing your medical records and tests such as MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs that prove the impact of your disability on your day-to-day life
  • Obtaining written opinions from doctors and other key sources for the SSD judge to review
  • Looking for legal errors that an administrative law judge may have made, if your case was denied at the hearing level
  • Accurately completing the paperwork and making sure all deadlines are met
  • Appealing your denied Social Security case to the Appeals Council level or Federal District Court level, if needed
  • Filing an additional disability claim as needed

How We Successfully File Your SSD Claim

McChesney & McChesney’s SSD attorneys will help you file your disability claim in such a way that you have a higher chance of success. Our firm has seen first hand that many of our clients are turned down at the initial and reconsideration levels. Overall, nation-wide, judges at the hearing level have been approving fewer and fewer cases over the past several years. This trend also includes the judges in Charleston. We as attorneys at McChesney & McChesney are here to help.

We handle SSD appeals for our own clients and clients from lawyers who ask for our assistance with denied claims. Other lawyers send us their cases because they know we are effective, successful, and will go to bat for their clients.

For the best possible outcome in your Social Security disability claim, we recommend you talk to one of our lawyers before filing. You don’t want to lose your case because of a technicality or because you don’t have the correct paperwork filed. However, if you would like to start the process on your own, you can file a claim at file a claim on your own to start the process, the Charleston Social Security Administration office at 1463 Tobias Gadson Boulevad.

Who Will Fight for You?

Paul McChesney

Paul McChesney, our founder, grew up in Spartanburg, SC and lives here along with his wife Anne. His father, Paul S. McChesney Jr, was the first family court judge in Spartanburg County.

Hirak Pati

Hirak Pati, an associate attorney, spent most of his childhood growing up in the area and, after living in other locations, has returned to live and work in his hometown.

Mark Dunning

Mark received his legal training in England. He has represented claimants before the Social Security Administration since 1996. He has a Masters’ Degree in Modern History and co-authored a book about capital courts-martial in the British army during the First World War. Mark is a member of the New York bar and has been associated with McChesney and McChesney since 2011.

Caroline M. Rollins

Caroline is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee (BA in History) and of Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama where she served as Student Materials Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. She has been practicing law since 1988 and in the area of Social Security disability for over 30 years. She served as a Sr. Attorney for the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals for 8 years. Since 2006, Caroline has been with McChesney & McChesney where she speaks with clients, reviews files, and prepares Hearing Memos.

Jenifer Roper

Jenifer is a 2014 graduate of Virginia College where she majored in legal studies. She began working at McChesney and McChesney in 2016 as a paralegal. Jenifer has worked in case management, appeals, and Federal District Court work. In 2022, she became a non-attorney representative.

Our Team’s experience, knowledge, and passion for your case will be the winning difference as you fight to get disability benefits. For less stress and more success in the SSD claim process, please call us to make an appointment so we can help you with your disability case. This is a secondary office, so please make an appointment ahead of time.

Disability Lawyers in Charleston, SC

Disability in Charleston, South Carolina

In Charleston County, 7% of people 65 or over live with a disability. These disabilities vary from arthritis and back problems, heart issues, respiratory problems, diabetes, the effects of strokes, and mental health problems. Whatever the cause, disability often affects every aspect of people’s lives, including their relationships, finances, living situation, and mental well-being.

As if living with a disability wasn’t enough of a challenge, obtaining all the information needed to correctly fill out a Social Security Disability claim adds another stressor into the lives of disabled people. Our goal at McChesney and McChesney is to lessen that stress for you by partnering with you in your SSD case.