Testimonials

Dear Eric and Rick,

I wanted to publicly thank you for your excellent representation. As a practicing litigation attorney myself for almost 20 years, I was very overwhelmed with the complexity of the SSDI system. Your representation was indispensable in getting my claim appealed and obtaining a successful result. You knew the procedures, informed the client, knew the court and always gave realistic opinions. I would highly recommend your firm to any individual with a SSDI claim. Thank you again.

- Carl R

"Richard, Eric, and the entire staff of Gutstadt Law have been instrumental in my SSDI awards - both in terms of winning them on appeal and with respect to maximizing their backpay. As soon as I brought my initial decline to Gutstadt Law, realistic but ambitious expectations were communicated to me in the most thoughtful manner, and since bringing my case to the firm, my record against the SSA has been perfect.

Upon surprisingly winning SSDI awards after the first appeal, thanks to the collective expertise of Gutstadt Law, Richard and Eric continued to devote ample time and strenuous efforts to maximizing my awards. Even after successfully being awarded benefits, Richard and Eric suggested that I nevertheless petition for a live hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to gain additional backpay.

Leading up to this hearing, Eric clearly analyzed all my medical records, which were, indeed, manifold. Eric brought to our attention potential weaknesses with our case so we could prepare accordingly. At the hearing, nothing unconsidered was raised, and I felt prepared in every sense of the word.

Unsurprisingly, the ALJ arrived at a Fully-Favorable decision, increasing the backpay award by half a year to the very maximum amount possibly conceivable!

Perhaps most importantly, though, as someone who suffers from mental illness and psychiatric disabilities, Richard's entire office not only treated me like a valued human being but also continuously offered the genuine care and stalwart support indicative of once-in-a-lifetime special caregivers who obviously chose this occupation as a true and effective means of helping those in need, money aside.

In fact, despite already having been awarded the $6k maximum fee, everyone at Gutstadt Law continues to treat my ongoing questions and concerns with the same level of enthusiastic attention and unparalleled rigor as before. It is truly refreshing to have enjoyed the altruistic representation of Gutstadt Law; it was one of the best decisions I have ever made to have retained them, and I couldn't bestow on Gutstadt Law a recommendation as high as the fine folks there deserve! Go with Gutstadt Law; I promise you won't regret it!"

- Chad F.