Firm Profile

Dan Richard Cohen is a San Diego area Social Security benefits lawyer who practices in the field of Social Security disability (SSDI) and Supplemental security Income (SSI). As your lawyer, he will help you understand these programs and how the complicated laws and regulations apply to your situation.

Contact him for a FREE in-person consultation and evaluation of your case. Use either e-mail at or call him directly at 760-888-7338 or 619-358-5443. You can also use this form to contact him.

Application for Social Security disability benefits

As your Social Security disability attorney, he will help you with your application for benefits. While many people choose to apply on their own, when you have an experienced Social Security benefits lawyer on your side you will have someone helping you at every step of the way. The sooner a lawyer can evaluate and start working on your case, the better chance you will have of winning.


After an initial application, most claims for benefits may be denied. Dan Richard Cohen is experienced in Social Security and SSI cases can help you with an appeal. He will help you with the numerous forms that Social Security requires, including answering the questions in a way that most helps your case.


He will also help you with the hearing process. This includes obtaining and developing the evidence; properly submitting evidence to the Social Security Administration; helping your doctors and therapists provide reports or forms that are most likely to help your case; helping you understand the hearing process; preparing you for your testimony at your hearing; helping you decide who can be a witness and helping witnesses testify on your behalf.

Social Secuirty Attorney Fees

Regulations require that Social Security disability attorney fees be approved by the Social Security Administration. In most circumstances, the rules allow for a percentage basis or contingency fee, meaning you will only pay a fee if the case is won (although in some cases there may be additional costs.)