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Austin Social Security Disability Lawyer

* Bemis, Roach & Reed remains open and fully prepared to pursue
disability benefits for our clients during this difficult time.*

Covid-19 Alert

Our clients are at risk during this Covid-19 crisis.

Many of them have conditions that already compromise their health. To be as safe as possible, we have temporarily discontinued client office visits. Public surfaces in the office are sanitized at least four times a day. If you need to drop off items at the front desk, we are practicing social distancing.

We are committed to keeping you safe. We are also committed to making sure your disability claim is shepherded during these trying times. If you are a client, please know your calls will be answered and returned.
If you are interested in hiring Bemis, Roach & Reed for your disability case, please give us a call at 512-454-4000.
Now is a great time to apply for disability benefits.

Our hearts go out to those affected by Covid-19. Times are difficult and we will do what we can to make things easier for you.

Practice Areas

With over 100 years combined trial experience the disability lawyers of Bemis Roach & Reed
assist the disabled in Texas recover the benefits they deserve.

Social Security Disability Appeal

If you are considering filing an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Texas or have already filed and been denied benefits, our attorneys may be able to help. Sadly over 65% of applicants are initially denied. Our attorneys have extensive experience preparing successful disability applications and will work to ensure that your claim satisfies the Social Security Administration’s exacting requirements giving you the best chance possible to receive the disability benefits you need and deserve. In the event your claim is denied, an Austin Social Security disability lawyer at Bemis, Roach & Reed can guide you through each step in the appeals process, from the first appeal to the federal district courtroom, if necessary.

Long-Term Disability Appeal

Long term disability insurance companies routinely deny coverage having decided that they are not governed by the state laws, but by federal ERISA law. As a result, people suffering with disabilities are forced to navigate the highly intimidating Federal Court system. The application forms can be confusing and involve many deadlines that need to be met in order to receive a favorable judgment for LTD benefits. Luckily your chances of success go up as much as 50% when filing a claim with an experienced long-term disability lawyer at your side. 

Your Free Initial Consultation

Are you looking to hire a disability lawyer in Austin or elsewhere in Texas? Bemis, Roach and Reed is here to help.

We offer each of our prospective clients a free no obligation one hour phone or office consultation to see if we can help you and if you are comfortable with us. We know how difficult a time like this can be and how hard the decisions are. If we can be of assistance to you and help you find a solution to your issue we will even if that means referring you to another attorney.

Or simply call 512-454-4000
to schedule your Free Consultation
with a Texas Disability Lawyer today.

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If you could provide us with some basic information about your claim we will get right back with you with a free case evaluation and schedule your Free Consultation Today.

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Why Choose Bemis Roach & Reed?

Why is it important to hire a firm that only practices disability law?

Do you really want to hire a firm that does disability law on-the-side?
The attorneys at Bemis, Roach and Reed have more than 85 years combined experience representing clients in insurance claims. Many firms practice Social Security disability law “on-the-side”. They do this usually to supplement their Personal Injury practice so they typically place their case importance on PI first and helping the disabled second. Bemis, Roach & Reed is a disability Law Firm first and last. Based out of Austin, everyone one of our over 30 employees is focused solely on working as a team to do the best we can to ensure that your SSDI or LTD claim is successful. Please take the time to read our reviews and let our previous clients speak for us. You will be hard pressed to find a more highly regarded advocate for the disabled in the state.

How much does a disability lawyer cost?

Never ANY of pocket costs, we only get paid if you do.
You don’t have to provide any payment up front. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid when you do. Additionally, all attorneys’ fees are strictly regulated by the federal government and must be approved by the SSA. If your income has been compromised because of an injury or illness, the lawyers of Bemis, Roach & Reed are ready to help. Additionally, if we think you can win your claim without the assistance of an attorney we will tell you.

What does an disability lawyer do?

A knowledgeable SSDI lawyer can:
• Evaluate your case and determine eligibility
• Explain the application filing process
• Help fill out your application and gather medical evidence
• Keep up with important deadlines
• Prepare you for interviews and hearings
• Appeal a denied claim
• Cross examine and question experts hired by the government.
• Represent you at hearings

Most of the administrative law judges in our area know our attorneys well.

We interact on an almost a daily basis and they are familiar with the comprehensive manner in which we present a case and we know what the judges typically want to rule favorably on an appeal. That’s why our success rate is so high. At our firm you’ll be assigned a case worker you can contact at anytime to learn the status of your appeal. We employ personnel whose sole job is to gather medical records to ensure your data is up to date and available for the SSA anytime it’s required. You have good reasons for filing for insurance benefits and we’ll help you explore your options and guide you through the entire process. Most applicants don’t know exactly what information the government is looking for nor how to present their claim for the best chance of approval. We can help you file your application or appeal your claim. Being a powerful and dedicated advocate for the disabled is what we do.

The Disability Law Firm of Texas

At Bemis, Roach & Reed we work to ensure your claim is presented in the best possible light to receive a favorable judgment for maximized benefits. Typically that will involve working with your doctor and medical staff to gather records of treatment and diagnosis as well as statements from your physicians describing the nature and extent of your impairment. We will produce all briefs and arguments necessary to present your claim in front of the administrative law judge at your appeal. We will prepare you for testifying at your hearing and will cross examine medical and vocational experts from the SSA. Our lawyers and caring staff will be there to walk with you through this difficult journey and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

Client Testimonials

“This is a great group of folks who held my hand through a bad place for a long time. It’s so nice to have something go my way for a change. I just really wanted to tell Lloyd thanks, my life is better now because of him.” – M.G.

“5 Stars, Hire Without Hesitation!
This firm is absolutely the best I have ever dealt with. They were relentless in their pursuit of my social security benefits. Also, they were accessible and, believe it or not, actually returned phone calls and emails very promptly. Mr. Bemis walked me through he appeals process and appeared in court on my behalf and fought steadfastly to accomplish my goal. I can NOT say enough wonderful things about Bemis, Roach and Reed. Top notch and highest recommendation! ”– Al S.

“I found Greg and his assistant, to be very professional. They were prompt with all correspondence and transactions. During my hearing, Greg was very supportive and well organized. He was able to keep me focused and on task. He brought to my attention areas of importance that I might not of thought to mention. I was very nervous and having someone that cares about your case in your corner was priceless! By the way, we won our case!” – Ed D.

“Mr. Reed was an absolute rock of stability in the courtroom when it came time for my hearing, which greatly allayed my own nervousness. I initially chose this law firm to handle my disability case because their office is only a few miles away from my home, but that was merely an incredibly happy coincidence as I couldn’t have possibly made a better choice.“ – Anthony D.

Our Attorneys

Lloyd Bemis

AV Preeminent rated top disability lawyer with over 25 years experience in winning SSDI claims against big insurance companies and the government. Very highly rated by both clients and peers.


Lonnie Roach

Highly experienced and successful ERISA Long-Term disability attorney. Board Certified and one of the top appellate lawyers and one of the most published in Texas he is a top choice for winning LTD appeals.


Greg Reed

Selected to SuperLawyers honor list 6 years in a row. Perhaps THE leader and authority in disability claims in Texas. A true industry resource relating to all legal matters concerning the disabled. The lawyer you need to win your appeal.

Fred Hawkins

A former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas and trial lawyer for the city of Austin, Mr Hawkins has over 25 years experience in winning complex legal claims. Selected as a member of the Federal Court’s Western District Merit Selection Panel


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NO FEE unless we win.

We are accepting new clients and offer free consultations.

Decades of experience appealing denied disability claims with no out-of-pocket costs for you.
A simple phone call is all it takes to learn our suggestions on the best course of action for your particular situation.
Don’t keep struggling and worrying, take the step to get the facts.

We know how difficult it can be, let us help you today.

Throughout the State of Texas

Travel Issues? – Not a Problem.

Being disabled often makes traveling difficult, but with today’s technology you never have to physically come to our office. We would love to have you come in and personally discuss your case but if you cannot make it in your claim can be processed remotely. We can handle everything through email, fax, scan, and phone. Don’t let distance be a reason not to call us. We can help you, no matter where you are located. Case work is typically done electronically now so distance has become irrelevant.
If you are searching for a Social Security Lawyer near me, we can be there for you – anywhere in Texas.

We serve clients throughout the State of Texas and if a meeting is requested we will be there to represent you.

Has your disability been denied?

Most claims are denied initially.

Fortunately, your chances of winning needed benefits go up as much as 50% with an experienced Social Security lawyer. The LTD and SS lawyers of Bemis, Roach & Reed have been helping folks just like you win claims since 1993. We urge folks not to give up. Your financial future is too important not to fight for the assistance you deserve. Give us a call and let us help you explore your options, the consultation is completely free, and we would love to help. We have an A+ BBB rating, have won client service awards and are listed in SuperLawyers. Know what your rights REALLY are, let us fight for you. Please don’t delay, there may be deadlines expiring. Call 512-454-4000 and get help from Texas’ premier SSD lawyers today!

Experienced, Trusted, Successful. Since 1993

Austin Social Security and Long Term disability lawyers of Bemis, Roach and Reed
were recognized as AV Rated attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.

The AV Peer Review Rating is an outstanding achievement. This elite status demonstrates that an attorney has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics. Partner and Austin attorney Lonnie Roach earned an AV Preeminent Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 for his ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Roach specializes in ERISA and LTD cases. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Roach is the primary appellate lawyer at The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed. Additionally, he has successfully argued cases before the Texas Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Attorney Lloyd BemisAuthor: Attorney Lloyd Bemis has been practicing law for over 35 years. He is Superlawyers rated by Thomson Reuters and is Top AV Preeminent® and Client Champion Gold rated by Martindale Hubbell. Through his extensive litigation Mr. Bemis obtained dual board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Lloyd is admitted to practice in the United States District Court - all Texas Districts and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Mr. Bemis is a member of the Travis County Bar Association. He has been active in the American Association for Justice and is a past Director of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Bemis and all the members of Bemis, Roach & Reed have been active participants in the Travis County Lawyer referral service.

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