Law Offices of Cynthia G. Starkey
Cynthia Starkey has been handling Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeals for more than 27 years. She provides compassionate representation while protecting the rights of people with disabilities in attaining disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.
Our Mission is to provide people with disabilities honest and compassionate representation in Social Security Disability Insurance and Social Security Insurance Appeals. Cynthia Starkey has provided these legal services for more than 27 years. Our knowledgeable staff provides outstanding service with a personal touch.
Why Do I Need a Social Security Attorney?
If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance or your application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been denied, there is a four-step appeals process ranging from administrative review including an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge to a federal court action. Many deserving people are denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration. Read More
Attorney Profile and Areas of Practice
I have been an attorney since 1983. My practice consists of handling Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeals for people with disabilities in the Bay Area. I am experienced in handling all levels of appeals from the administrative process to actions in federal court.
I was a director of a legal services department in a non-profit agency for more than 10 years. I managed other attorneys and paralegals handling Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeals as well as having my own caseload. I entered into private practice in 1993 and established my own law office in 1998.
In 1995, 1996, and 2003, I was the chair of the Social Security Committee of the Santa Clara Bar Association. My job was to create educational and informational programs throughout the year for other Social Security attorneys and social workers in Santa Clara County.
The process of appealing a denial for disability benefits can be very challenging for people who experience chronic pain or who have been forced to live with a physical or mental disability. No one plans to be disabled. People would like to work if they could. Often people get lost in a Social Security "system" which requires many forms to complete and deadlines to meet. I find my work most gratifying when I can help clients secure their disability benefits and assist them in the process of appealing when their applications for benefits have been denied.