Jeffrey A. Rabin is an attorney who is committed to the community. This is reflected both in his practice and in his community involvement. He conducts a monthly chat on Social Security Disability law issues and monitors a message board for the American Pain Association. In addition, he regularly monitors other Internet sites including Fibrohugs and Clouds for persons with fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis and other medical problems. In the year 2000, Secretary Donna Shalala appointed him to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordination Committee. He has also served on the executive committee of the Social Security Disability Committee of the American Trial Lawyers Association, as a past chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Law Committee and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Jeff has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs related to Social Security law, including “60 Minutes.”
Jan L. Kodner graduated with honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1978. He graduated cum laude from University of Illinois in 1975 with a degree in accounting. After studying the subject and finding it incredibly tedious, he vowed never to practice in that field and decided to try law school instead. Recently, Jan was named the Top Social Security Disability Lawyer in Illinois, by the Leading Lawyer Network magazine. Prior to this title, Jan was also ranked by other Illinois lawyers to be among the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys in the area of Social Security Disability law. Jan has maintained this honor each year since the Leading Lawyers Network was created in 2003. For more information about this peer ranking and review process, go to Leading Lawyers Network. Jan is a past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Subcommittee on Social Security Law. He is also a sustaining member of the National Association of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). He served as a board member of the SSI Coalition for a Responsible Safety Net.
Jim Brown has worked for several years as an attorney for Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., a friendly and collegial law firm that concentrates in Social Security/SSI disability cases. Jim’s diverse and interesting legal career began in 1990 as a legal aid attorney for Will County Legal Assistance in Joliet, Illinois. He spent five years in Joliet representing low-income people in a wide range of legal matters — defending people who were being evicted from their homes, helping victims of domestic violence to obtain orders of protection, and helping people obtain needed government benefits such as food stamps, SSI and unemployment compensation. Jim’s legal aid career included a two-year stint as an attorney for Utah Legal Services in Salt Lake City, where he focused in SSI and public benefits cases. His legal aid career culminated in a five-year stint as the Director of Legal Services for CARPLS (an innovative legal aid program specializing in advice, referrals and brief services) in Chicago.
James E. Leeny James Leeny graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University, where he was a state and national champion public speaker. James received a Master’s Degree in Business Communication from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990. A graduate of the John Marshall School of Law, James was named Best Orator in the Herzog Moot Court competition and is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. James has been with the firm since 1988 and became an associate attorney since his 1994 graduation from law school.
Rachael C. King was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school she was Justice of the Blackstone Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta as well as a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal. Following her graduation from law school, Rachael began working for one of the largest Social Security Disability practices. She has represented thousands of clients in Social Security Disability hearings throughout the Chicagoland area.
Laura L. Ellis is a graduate of Creighton University School of Law, and holds bar admissions in both Illinois and Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is passionate about making a difference for her clients and helping them to achieve their goals. Laura began her career with the Anti-Defamation League, focusing on tracking government extremists clogging the courts and analyzing hate crime statutes. As an associate attorney at the Heartland Law Firm, she helped parents, elderly and members of the community to draft estate plans to provide them with stability, important legal protections and peace of mind. Most recently, Laura has practiced in the area of consumer rights assisting clients with credit and debt issues.
Contact The Cook County Disability Benefits Attorneys Of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd.
When you or a loved one is living with the impact of a disability, you need to make sure that you have access to every available resource that can help you face those challenges. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer to help you navigate the SSD process can be invaluable. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys, call 847-299-0008, toll free at 888-529-0600 or simply contact us online.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no money up front and no hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case.