Our Social Security Disability Client Reviews
It can be difficult to know who to turn to when you need help filing for Social Security disability benefits. Is an attorney necessary? And which attorney is right for you? Find out more about the Ortiz Law Firm in these personal stories and unique experiences from past clients.
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"... he (Nick Ortiz) answered all my questions, and he gave me the time of day."
"I was hurt while I was working for the government, and I felt betrayed that the government wouldn’t help me. I needed an attorney to help me get my point across that I was hurt, not of my own doing, but while I was on the job. I called a few other different attorneys and went to their offices, but the difference between (Nick) Ortiz was that he sat me down and explained the whole process to me— What needed to do, what was going to happen, and he answered all my questions and he gave me the time of day. I would say, anyone out there, contact Ortiz Law Firm. Make sure all of your paperwork’s in order, and don’t give up… keep fighting. Again, don’t give up. It’s worth it in the end." -Michael A.
"I thank God that I found Mr. Ortiz as my disability attorney and will not hesitate to recommend him to everybody!"
"Mr. Ortiz was pleasant and compassionate towards me since my very first phone call to him. He and Suzie made sure that I understood every step along the way about my medical disability claim. They were very professional and attentive to my case and took care of everything! I definitely felt like I was represented by a compassionate and “real” person, not just some attorney who is fake. He was very kind. I feel like Mr. Ortiz is an absolute expert with the Disability system! I thank God that I found Mr. Ortiz as my disability attorney and will not hesitate to recommend him to everybody!"Kris K.
"Nick Ortiz, firmly established quality performance as my social security attorney."
"Nick Ortiz, firmly established quality performance: as my social security attorney. Example, he handled my paperwork with an airtight plan of understanding. In addition, Nick represents the essence of right attitude and masterful use of attention to detail. He is also highly proficient in the knowledge of the Social Security System. Earning my deepest respect were experience matters: Nick is the face of experience, marshaling in the sheer weight, and winning combination of being tried, tested, researched and recorded: as a person of better methods and tailored solution; in social security cases *****This is essential when your health is declining in front of you, and you are scared. This is important when , -because of being scared your source of who to talk to is on a short list; other than God (Jesus). When your emotional decline leaves you narrow visioned to express yourself clearly. Results can have an abrupt halt, to what was once normal to achieve. Nick was the hand up and not hand out, and with that, I thank GOD, and you Nick. Where there was a mess, GOD, —-and Nick showed a message. “The message” is you can get higher help with GOD; and when its comes to social security, you can get better help from Nick. Alica, also provides and productivity of increased professionalism, and beauty. Mr. Ortiz Sr., I call him “papa, is a pillar of strength, and I believe played full measure in Nick’s extreme intelligence in social security concerns. I place high premium of respect of persons mentioned: and I hope I paved the way for more clients for the Ortiz law firm. Daily living is a challenge for me, but with Nick as my coach, I believe I can keep from getting knocked out. Must respect to you Nick. I am humbled sir, Cearon."Cearon Madison
"With Mr. Ortiz’s expert assistance, the SSA reversed their initial decision!"
"Mr Ortiz graciously took on my husband’s case pro bono in order to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision to end my husband’s benefits. I am happy to report that with Mr. Ortiz’s expert assistance, the SSA reversed their initial decision! Mr. Ortiz was very professional and knowledgeable and I do not have a doubt that my husband would not have been able to win the appeal without his expertise. I highly recommend the Ortiz Law Firm to anyone who is currently having problems receiving their Social Security benefits."Shauna Leas
"I'll be grateful to the Ortiz Law Firm the rest of my life."
"If u serious about winning ur social security disability claim. Contact the ortiz law firm. Its just that simple. The ortiz law firm has the knowledge, skill, an experience it takes to deal wit the social security administration. When i went to the ortiz law firm i was down an out. The ssa was trying to take me off my benefits. My lawyer at the Cochran firm dropped me when i needed him the most. I felt nobody cared. Man was i wrong. The ortiz law firm cared. Nick ortiz took my case pro bono. Meaning for free and won my disability hearing in front of a administrative law judge. Ill b grateful to the ortiz law firm the rest of my life."Craig Simms
"I would want the Ortiz Law Firm on my side any day!"
"I truly value my relationship with the Ortiz Law Firm. I cannot say enough great things about Mr. Ortiz, Alicia, and Dawn and how wonderful they are. There are no words to describe how amazing the knowledgeable their team is. Their professionalism is top notch! Your firm knew exactly what the Social Security Administration needed along with the answers and correct information. They stepped in right away and not only assured me but, made me feel comfortable. Very personable, I did not feel like I was out of place or feel like I was beneath them and most importantly they not only did they make me feel important they showed it through their actions. They made me feel at peace when I was in one of the most stressful periods of my life. The very first time I stepped into the Ortiz Law Firm to inquire about him taking my case, he dropped everything he was doing just to speak with me. Mr. Ortiz explained everything in terms I could understand, he gave me options, where, I thought I had none, and just made the whole experience as non-terrifying as possible. The entire team makes you feel confident that everything will happen in the very best interest of you in your case. He was not only well prepared and informed the day of my hearing, we met numerous times weeks prior going over everything regarding my case. Even after one of the meetings I did not show up for because I was not only afraid, but my anxiety was through the roof Mr. Ortiz stayed after hours to meet with me. Mr. Ortiz was a great help in reducing my extremely high anxiety level down not only before my hearing but, also during and after it was over. The entire team is extremely easy to communicate with and very accessible. Alicia or Dawn always answered the phone when I called. When I left messages after hours, weekends, or on holidays they return all calls to me promptly first thing in the morning when they returned to the office. Even on numerous occasions when I never returned paperwork sent to me by their office or their phone calls, they stood by my side no matter what never once gave up on me. They were extremely pleasant and professional each time I talked to them and explained in great detail what was going on with my case. Their work is detail orientated and rock solid. It was very nice to have somebody explain what to expect and what needed to be done. Everything was made so simple and straightforward. They explained step-by-step what was going on and answered any questions I had immediately. They also helped me with any of the paperwork I didn’t understand. Their excellence is unparalleled. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. You were so gracious, kind, and understanding. I know the reason my case was one was because of all your hard work. Mr. Ortiz, Alicia, and Dawn are amazing people. I just wanted you to know how extremely grateful I am for the three of you and how much I really appreciate all of your hard work and help. I would want the Ortiz Law Firm on my side any day! If you are in need of an attorney, you cannot and I stress cannot find better people than right here. Great job! Plain and simple."Ashley J.
"I’m lucky enough to have Mr. Ortiz represent me in my SSDI case."
"I’m lucky enough to have Mr. Ortiz represent me in my SSDI case. I couldn’t do it by myself in my current health condition. I am going to take and write a deserving great review for a hard working Attorney …and staff! Not many people attend to the fact Nick is a Yale Graduate…and being a former “Yale” employee when Nick was going through his Undergraduate program, I can attest first hand that Yale is unbelievably “picky” who they let in! So…that being said I feel it’s important to also have a “smart” Attorney if he’s out front arguing on my behalf. Attorney Ortiz’s staff is also very hard working and pleasant to work with."Mark P.
"Mr. Ortiz did not rush me at all...he made me feel validated as a client."
"I really believe the only reason I won my Social Security case was because I switched attorneys and hired Mr. Ortiz. When I first decided to hire a lawyer, I made the mistake of going with a large local firm, where I feel like I was given the bare minimum needed to profit from my case with the least effort possible. I had no idea how my case was being approached to ensure that I would win my appeal; it seemed like there was no specific argument and that all my attorney was doing was refiling – something I could do on my own. I knew that my case was very difficult to prove given the nature of my disability, so I decided to do my own research online regarding SSD cases for people with mental illnesses. I was able to get an entire book (for free!) advising me on the subject, along with multiple articles on legal sites. Reading these sources made me feel like I needed an attorney who specialized in cases involving my disability; a simple Google search brought up Mr. Ortiz, who had stellar ratings and reviews everywhere I looked. On top of that, I realized that he was the author of the book and articles I had read on mental illness SSD cases! I called his office and was able to see him right away. During my (lengthy, as I was quite distraught about the state of my case) consultation, Mr. Ortiz did not rush me at all; he listened to all of my concerns, answered all of my questions, explained how he would approach my case specifically, and made me feel validated as a client. From then on, as Mr. Ortiz’s client, I regularly corresponded with him and with Ms. Alicia in his office (she is very kind and patient) regarding the smallest of my concerns. They never made me feel like I was asking stupid questions or like I was bothering them, and all of my questions were answered immediately. I got regular updates regarding my case, and I always knew what to expect due to monthly letters from the firm. I am so thankful for Ms. Alicia and Mr. Ortiz, who not only helped me win my claim, but also allayed my fears more times than I can count throughout this stressful process. Bottom line: if you’re appealing your Social Security Disability claim, you need an attorney – and if you want to win that claim and be treated like more than a quick dollar, you need to call the Ortiz firm."Grace
"Mr. Ortiz’s knowledge of the SSI/SSDI Benefit System is vast and proved to be very beneficial."
"I highly recommend the Ortiz Law Firm to anyone that is disabled seeking SSI/SSDI Benefits. Unlike other firms, Mr. Ortiz personally helped me complete the initial application as well as assisted me with the forms SSI/SSDI sent me directly for completion. Mr. Ortiz and his staff handled all the appeals accurately and promptly. Mr. Ortiz’s knowledge of the SSI/SSDI Benefit System is vast and proved to be very beneficial when we went before the ALJ Judge resulting in my case being found “Fully Favorable”. I am so very grateful to Mr. Ortiz and his team for their hard work and dedication."Audra C.
"If you are looking for a disability attorney, Nick Ortiz is your man."
"This Thanksgiving I will be giving thanks to Nick Ortiz and Alicia. Mr. Ortiz is hands down the best attorney in his field. Before becoming completely disabled, I worked for an attorney for over 20 years. One of my main skills was research, and I have always been a perfectionist. Thus, when I became disabled, I looked for the best disability attorney. Mr. Ortiz definitely fit the bill. I contacted almost every disability attorney in the Pensacola and Mobile area. Not a single one of the offices I contacted would even set an appointment until after I had filed for disability on my own and received the letter of rejection. Mr. Ortiz was the only one who not only met with me, but filed the initial claim for me as well. He even answered the phone when I called for the first time. Some of the other offices I contacted before Mr. Ortiz also said that they would not meet with me until I turned 50 years old, with the reason being that it was much more difficult to obtain a favorable Social Security ruling for anyone under 50 years old with my medical problems. To illustrate what a great attorney Mr. Ortiz is, one needs only to look at my case and results he achieved. I was 46 when the initial claim was filed. He not only obtained a favorable Social Security disability ruling for me, but he won without the need for a hearing! This was especially helpful because I will sometimes go up to a week with hardly being able to get out of bed, and my brain hardly works at all now. He has a simple, but genius way of getting the medical information required to win your case. It is detailed in his free book “Top Ten Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Social Security Claim”. His advice was always spot on. I didn’t follow it at first, and regret not doing so. When I initially saw him, I kept hoping that my doctors could find a way to make me well so that I could return to work. So I put off filing for several months, waiting to see different specialists. I only got worse as time progressed. I have very limited time when I can think clearly, and so I have waited until those brief moments to write this review. It was very important to me to give the best review possible, since Mr. Ortiz and Alicia provided me with the absolute best representation. I can never say thank you enough to them. My husband and I finally have some peace of mind knowing that we can now afford my medical care (we have gone through our savings and the ruling came at the perfect time). One more thing: I take reviews very seriously and rely on them myself. It makes me sick when a buy a product on Amazon, and the company who produces/sold the product offers a bribe to write a good review. I can promise you that this review is truthful and heartfelt. To sum up, if you are looking for a disability attorney, Nick Ortiz is your man."Wendy