Sackett and Associates
Sackett and Associates is committed to protecting the rights of each and every client, to the fullest extent of the law.
This commitment extends beyond providing the finest legal representation to encompass the rare combination of respect, experience, and integrity when successfully representing our clients.
Our goal, first and foremost, is to act as a tenacious advocate for our clients. We respect each individual's situation and handle every case with sensitivity and responsiveness. We also understand that the process of seeking benefits can be intimidating, so our entire staff is committed to guiding clients through every step, no matter how simple or complex, with competence and compassion.
For over 25 years, we have been providing quality legal advice to ensure that the rights of our clients are always protected. Our record of success speaks to my level of experience in Social Security disability law. Our longstanding relationships with physicians and other professionals confirm the trust and confidence that others place in our ability. You can trust Sackett and Associates to achieve results.
We believe integrity is a vital part in measuring one's true success and worth. We vigorously represent each claimant to the highest level of the appeals process without compromising the standards of professional conduct to which we are sworn and privileged to uphold.
About Us - Biographies
Harvey P. Sackett
Since 1980, Harvey P. Sackett has exclusively represented individuals with claims for Social Security disability insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. During this time, he has appeared on behalf of claimants in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
Mr. Sackett served as the first Chairperson of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Committee on Social Security Law. He has also served as the California State Chairperson for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He has published articles on Social Security disability law, been a member of the faculty at the Institute for Paralegal Education - University of Santa Clara, lectured at continuing education conferences, and appeared on public television legal affairs programs. He has authored a chapter update of Wilborn's Social Security Disability Advocate's Handbook, published by James Publishing. San Jose Magazine has twice named him one of Silicon Valley's best lawyers.
Mr. Sackett is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California. He maintains offices in San Jose, Palo Alto, Oakland, and San Francisco.
• The Ohio State University, B.A. 1972
• Western State University, J.D. 1975
• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• United States District Court - Northern District of California
• United States District Court - Eastern District of California
• United States District Court - Southern District of California
• State Bar of California
• Santa Clara County Bar Association
• Past & Present Chairperson, Santa Clara County Bar Association - Committee on Social Security Law
• Past Co-State Chairperson, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representative (NOSSCR)
• Limited exclusively to representation of disability claimants before the Social Security Administration and the United States Courts.
• Vocational Testimony in Social Security Cases: Required or Not? IN BRIEF (Santa Clara County Bar Association Journal), Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer, 1981.
October 1982 NOSSCR Conference - San Diego, CA
Vocational Assessment and Expert Testimony
November 1984 NOSSCR Conference - San Francisco, CA Attorney's Fees in Administrative Cases
Attorney's Fees in Federal Court Litigation
November 1987 NOSSCR Conference - San Francisco, CA Mechanics and Ethics of a Disability Practice
September 25, 1990 - KCSM - TV (PBS)
Legal Currents - Social Security
September 1991 - Santa Clara County Bar Association
1991 Social Security Amendments & Updates
October 1991 NOSSCR Conference - Chicago, IL
Attorney's Fees Under the EAJA Post-Melkonyan Era
June 1992 NOSSCR Conference - Seattle, WA
Traps for the Unwary: Melkonyan and the Equal Access to Justice Act
May 1994 NOSSCR Conference - New York, NY
Attorneys Fees Motions in Federal Court Under Section 406(b) - The Nuts and Bolts and Beyond
October 1997 NOSSCR Conference - Chicago, IL
Social Security Rulings - the Taproot of the Social Security Act: Implications of Social Security Rulings and Acquiesence Rulings in Administrative Claims and Federal Court Litigation
July 1998 - Santa Clara County Bar Association
Pro Bono Representation of Social Security Claimants before the District Court
October 2000 - NOSSCR Conference - Seattle, WA
Cross-Examining Vocational Experts to Win Your Case
October 2003 - NOSSCR Conference - Chicago, IL
Effective District Court and Circuit Court Brief Writing
Visiting Lecturer - Institute for Paralegal Education - University of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, California Administrative Agency Representation (1985 - 1987)
Betty Herrera received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
Ms. Herrera has a breadth of experience in Social Security Disability Law. Her dedication to helping disabled individuals began in 1989, as a paralegal with a sole focus on Social Security disability.
From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Herrera began her affiliation with Harvey P. Sackett, working as a paralegal. She rejoined Sackett and Associates as an associate attorney after graduating from law school.
Ms. Herrera is a member of the bars of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the State Bar of California. In addition, she is a member of American Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, and California Women Lawyers.
Originally from the Los Angeles area, Ms. Herrera now resides in San Jose, California. She is fluent in Spanish.
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