Social Security Disability Appeals in New Orleans


If the Social Security Administration denied your claim,

Don't give up. It’s beyond frustrating when you know you can’t work but the government still denies your case. Appealing a denial can be a long process, but success is possible.

The majority of people who apply are initially denied. I help people in Louisiana and Mississippi turn their denials into approvals. If you don’t win benefits, you pay no fees.

Important – Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You can miss the deadline to appeal!

Your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is usually the most critical stage in your case. This hearing is your best chance to present your evidence in person. It’s important you and your evidence are well prepared. If you’ve received a denial at the initial level, I strongly recommend you get help with your disability claim as soon as possible.

Woman appeals disability denial in New Orleans

You will always meet with Gary Sells or Marcia Finkelstein so you receive important information and advice to improve your chances of winning on appeal. Gary Sells or Marcia Finkelstein will also meet with you shortly before your hearing so you are fully prepared to appear before the ALJ.

Gary Sells and his team will:

  • analyze your Social Security file
  • prepare your case and set the strategy
  • gather additional evidence from your doctors and medical providers
  • prepare your testimony
  • question witnesses
  • cross-examine any medical and vocational experts who testify at your hearing
  • appeal your case on the federal level if necessary

The Social Security Administration may bring in expert medical and vocational witnesses to provide testimony. I know how to present your evidence to maximize your chances of winning and I can cross-examine Social Security’s experts if needed.


Most people win benefits with representation.

According to Social Security’s own statistics, people are more likely to win benefits when they have representation versus when they don’t. Since there are no fees if you don’t win benefits, the decision to contact Gary Sells is an easy one.

New Orleans-area-based Gary Sells can help you with your Social Security denial. If you were denied, it’s not over, contact us to talk about your case.

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