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Douglas Dilley

635 S. Presa
San Antonio TX 78210
(210) 225-0111

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Dilley Law Firm - A National Law Firm

The Dilley Law Firm has been helping clients obtain Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for over twenty-five years.  We will appeal your claim if you are denied benefits.

Social Security Disability

The Dilley Law Firm has been helping clients obtain Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for over twenty-five years. An award of benefits under the Social Security programs, entitles individuals to receive monthly checks and medical benefits. If you are not working because of an illness, an injury or emotional problem, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. Our lawyers can help in your appeal if you have been denied benefits.
According to the Social Security Act, to qualify for disability payments (either SSDI or SSI) you must prove that you cannot do any work for which you are suited due to a medical condition that is expected to last for a minimum of a year, or is terminal. While an estimated 6.5 million people received Social Security benefits last year, many first time applicants were denied and others had their benefits terminated. Insufficient medical proof of a disabling physical or mental impairment is often to blame for a negative outcome.

We can help you complete applications and other forms and collect medical records or other necessary documentation. We will help appeal your claim if you are denied benefits and will ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met. If you must appear before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge in a hearing to determine your eligibility for disability, your attorney will prepare you for the hearing and present your case before the judge.

If you need help in filing or appealing a social security claim, it is important to have expert legal help. Please contact the Dilley Law Firm today at (210)225-0111 or toll free at: (800) 460-0111, or contact us via our website at If you do not receive benefits, or if there is no back award in your case, then no fee is charged.  Se Habla Espanol. 

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Our Attorneys

Douglas E. Dilley

Personal: Born in Laredo, Texas, Married with two children.


Legal Experience:

  • 1999-Present Principle shareholder in Dilley Law Firm. With offices located at 635 S. Presa St., San Antonio, Texas 78210 and 213 N. 11th Street, McAllen, Texas 78501.
  • 1972-1999 Law Offices of Douglas E. Dilley, P.C.Private practice. Trial work in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, FELA, Probate and Worker's Compensation cases. Handled over 200 Social Security Administrative Appeals. Handled over 75 Jury Trials as 1st chair and over 50 second chair. Litigated Multiple Party Mass Tort Cases, Oil Field Injuries. Handled over 750 Administrative Law Hearings before Social Security Administrative Law Judges. Handled over 1000 depositions of experts, medical doctors and parties as lead lawyer. Managed medium size law firm for over 30 years, currently consisting of 4 lawyers, 3 paralegals, 3 secretaries, 2 receptionists and 3 investigators.
  • 1969-1972 Employed by Law Office of M.M. Pena, Jr. Did all civil trial work in Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury and Probate cases.



Military Service:

Special Skills: Read, write and speak fluent Spanish and English. Coast Guard approved classes for operation of sea vessels. Computer literate in Windows, Abacus Law, Westlaw, Sanction, PowerPoint, LexisNexis and FindLaw.

Representative Clients:

  • Consul General of Mexico (San Antonio)

Continuing Legal Education:

  • NOSSCR (Social Security)
  • Advanced Personal Injury
  • Advanced Civil Trial
  • New Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Longshore Comprehensive
  • Longshore and Harbor (Loyola University)

David .E. Dilley


Activities and Honors: Dean's List 1990-1991

Activities and Honors:

  • Dean's List- 1983, 1988
  • Student Government Representative 1984-1985
  • Student Organization Leader 1985-1986


Professional Experience:

Approximately thirty (30) jury trials as first chair. Jury trial experience includes the areas of auto accidents, premise liability, products liability, medical negligence, consumer, civil rights, criminal (felony and misdemeanor). Substantial pre-trial civil litigation experience in the above-mentioned areas including handling mass tort claims and death claims.

Civil Appellate experience in both the state and federal level. (Briefs available upon request)

Former counsel for major school district with duties ranging from lawsuit defense, claims, board meeting advisor, media advisor, personnel issues and contract procurement.

Claims Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army, which entails handling F.T.C.A. claims and subrogation claims.


1991 - present Law Office of Douglas E. Dilley, P.C. - Associate Attorney
1999 - present United States Army Reserve - Captain JAG Corps
Claims Judge Advocate
Three time recipient of the "Army Commendation Medal"
Two time recipient of the "Army Achievement Medal"
1993-1994 Reynaldo Garza School of Law - San Antonio Extension
Adjunct Professor
1989 State Farm Insurance
Claims Litigation Counsel Office - Houston, Texas
Law Intern and Property & Casualty Adjuster
1985-1988 Dilley & Ojeda, P.C. San Antonio, Texas
Law Clerk

Representative Clients
Consulate General of Mexico

Special Skills

  • Fluent in the Spanish language
  • Excellent ability to multi-task
  • Capable of addressing large groups of people and effectively communicating information and ideas.

Community Work

Lector at St. Matthew Catholic Church and Catholic Youth Organization assistant coach

Gaylia D. Brunson





Allena Cano


Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC
J.D., May 2002, G
PA 3.09

  • Health Care Law Society
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Soceity
  • Law School Co-ed Softball Champions

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
BS in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, May 1999
(transfers from TCU and ACU were due to tennis injuries) GPA 3.78

  • Beta Gamma Sigma - Business Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economic Honor Society; President
  • National Association of Business Economics - VP Fund Raising
  • Lawrence F. Ziegler Memorial Scholarship - for Economics, one recipient per year

Abilene Christian University; Abilene, TX
Academic Year 1995 - 1996 GPA 3.76

  • Division II All American Women's Tennis
  • Midwest Regional Tennis Sportsmanship Award
  • ACU Women's Tennis Student Athletic Council Representative
  • Full Women's Tennis Scholarship

Texan Christian University; Fort Worth, TX
Academic Year 1994 - 1995, GPA 3.79

  • Full Women's Tennis Scholarship

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