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WE HAVE TWO OF THE TEN ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA CERTIFIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW

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Richard Culbertson

Orlando Office

About Richard Culbertson

Richard A. Culbertson is Board Certified in Social Security Disability Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification which is accredited by the American Bar Association. Richard A. Culbertson graduated from Western State University College of Law in 1975 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He spent more than twenty years serving the Legal needs of the low income residents of Southern California and Central Florida working for various legal aid and legal service offices. Mr. Culbertson has owned and run his own Law office since 1996.

Since 1975, Mr. Culbertson has handled thousands of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income cases from pre application through the Federal Courts. He has also spoken at many seminars sponsored by community organizations county and State Bar Associations, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Social Security Committee of the Orange County Bar Association.

Area of Practice:

Social Security Law

Bar Admissions:

The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
United States Supreme Court

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Bar Admission Memberships:

American Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association
The California Bar Association (inactive)
Orange County Bar Association

Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

Sarah Fay

Orlando Office

About Sarah Fay

Originally from New Jersey, Sarah Patience Fay graduated from Monmouth University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  In 2011, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. In law school, Ms. Fay was an editor for the Barry Law Review.   Ms. Fay began working for Culbertson Law Group, P.L.L.C. directly out of law school.   Since that time, she has successfully represented hundreds of claimants in their Social Security appeals to federal court.  Ms. Fay has also successfully briefed cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In December 2016, Ms. Fay became a Board Certified Advocate in Social Security Disability by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  There are only currently nine board certified Social Security Disability attorneys in Florida. Ms. Fay limits her practice to exclusively representing claimants seeking Social Security Disability benefits throughout all stages of the disability process.  In her spare time, Ms. Fay enjoys spending time with her two children.

Area of Practice:

Social Security Law

Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar
United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
The United States Supreme Court

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Bar Admission Memberships:

Orange County Bar Association

Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

Richard Schwartz

Daytona Beach Office

About Richard Schwartz

Attorney Richard A. Schwartz’s SS Disability law practice is located in Daytona, where he has served clients throughout Florida since 1964. Mr. Schwartz graduated from the Georgia Military Academy (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1955. He received his B.A. from the University of Denver in 1959, and his Juris Doctorate in 1964 from the University of Toledo. In November of 1964, Mr. Schwartz was admitted to the Florida bar, where he has practiced since 1965. He now focuses specifically on Social Security and SSI Disability. Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Florida Bar, Volusia County Bar Association, and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).

Area of Practice:

Social Security Law, SSI Disability

Bar Admissions:

The Florida Bar

Memberships:

The Florida Bar
Volusia County Bar Association
American Bar Association
NOSSCR

Katherine Schwartz

Daytona Beach Office

About Katherine Schwartz

Katherine Selima Schwartz graduated from Rollins College magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology in 2009. At the top of her class, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. While at Rollins College, Katherine made the President’s List during the fall of 2007, spring of 2008, and spring of 2009. Katherine attended Barry Law School where she earned her JD in 2013. While a student at Barry Law School, Katherine clerked for Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, learning all aspects of civil law. A member of the Florida Bar since 2013, Katherine has been practicing and serving the law as a zealous advocate for others. Following her formal education and with the mentorship of her father Richard A. Schwartz, Katherine has learned all facets of social security law and is skilled at handling claims from the initial level through hearings with Administrative Law Judges. Additionally, she is a member of NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Katherine is also an accomplished equestrian in the sport of Dressage. As a USDF gold medalist, she trains and competes at the highest level under the watchful eye of Olympian Laura Graves. When she is not in the office, Katherine enjoys spending time with her horses, fiancé, future step-daughter, traveling, cooking, and practicing yoga.

Area of Practice:

Social Security Law

Bar Admissions:

The Florida Bar

Memberships:

The Florida Bar

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If you have already filed for social security disability online or by mailing in forms, you can now seek representation. If you have been denied at the initial level of Social Security, the following required forms can either be filled out online, over the phone, or at the office:

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Don’t be shy, give us a call! If you are disabled and unable to do the work you once did, call Richard A. Culbertson at (407) 894-0888 or click the button below for a free initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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