CPR’s social security attorneys have years of experience addressing Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefit denials, appeals and hearings. We personally handle all cases. Based in the Western MA city of Northampton, we are accessible throughout the appeal process. We meet with clients prior to hearings to ensure a thorough presentation of cases.
Persistence in these cases is critical because often times, an unfavorable decision may be overturned. Many of our clients have ultimately prevailed after multiple denials.
Please contact us for an initial intake at 413-586-6024 or complete a confidential online intake form below. Se Habla Español.
Santina Sciaba-Douglas joined the Center in 2003 and provides representation to western Massachusetts residents appealing Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denials. She is a 2000 graduate of Western New England College School of Law. She was a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. In addition to her social security law expertise, she is an experienced mental health law advocate. Ms. Sciaba-Douglas is fluent in Spanish.
David Waldfogel joined CPR in April, 2012 and represents individuals in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University School of Law. He was the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Justice Project, a federally funded Legal Aid program serving all of central and western Massachusetts, an organization he ran from 1997-2002 and on whose Board of Directors he currently sits. Prior to that Mr. Waldfogel worked at Queens Legal Services, New York and Western Massachusetts Legal Services where he specialized in Social Security/SSI and Elder law. He is an adjunct instructor at Greenfield (Mass.) Community College. He is well known as a frequent trainer on Social Security/SSI law and in the delivery of legal services to low-income clients.