The Burke Law Group, PLLC
Old City Hall Building
221 N. Wall St., Suite 624
Spokane, WA 99201

Main Office: (509) 466-7770
Collaborative Law: (509) 999-6747

Disability and Injury Claims

The attorneys at Burke Law Group have, in aggregate, hundreds of disability claims, whether it be Social Security Disability Claims, Workers Compensation, or personal injury. We assist clients with their claims for disability and injury claims so that they can receive injury rewards or government benefits to which they are legally entitled, from the initial filing of your claim through negotiations, and if necessary, to the court. For SSDI and SSI claims, we can assist with the filing of a claim, and if the claim is denied, appealing that determination before an administrative judge, and if justified benefits are still not granted, we can appeal the case all the way to the Federal District Court.

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

An individual is eligible for Social Security disability benefits if he or she is medically disabled and unable to sustain a full-time permanent job.  Whatever your disability, whether physical or psychological in nature, we can help you with your claim for Social Security benefits.  We can represent you at any stage of your claim – from Initial Application through to an adminsitrative appeal and, if appropraite, an appeal to the Federal District Court!

You need not be alone when applying for the benefits that you are entitled to.  It can be confusing and frustrating when attempting to work through the Agency's application, hearing and review process, preparing the required supporting documentation and analysis, and if declined, then dealing with the appeal process.

We can also help you with your Social Security claim if you are a Disabled Surviving Spouse, Disabled Surviving Divorced Spouse or an Adult Disabled Child.

We can take that burden from you, by helping you at all phases of the process. We can help prepare the papers that you need to file; we can work with your medical providers to gather the evidence to support your claim; we can teach you what to expect at the hearing stage; and we can help you select witnesses who can provide testimony that will promote your claim.

If you live anywhere in the Eastern Washington, North Idaho and even into parts of Montana, we can help you with your SSDI/SSI claim.

Meet Our Attorneys

Dena Allen

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law Divorce, Cooperative Divorce, Adoptions, Estate Planning, and Probate

John Burke

Principal / Managing Member of the Firm, practicing in Collaborative Law for Divorce, Uncontested Divorce and Estate Planning

Matthew Fischer

Principal / Member of the Firm, practicing in all areas of Family Law Litigation, Divorce and Uncontested Divorce. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Cathy Helman

Associate Attorney, practicing in Appeals, Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law, and Bankruptcy. Also is an Administrative Law Judge Pro Tem with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Joseph Linehan

Of Counsel, practicing in Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) appeals, Family Law Litigation, Divorce, and Dependency. Also serves as a Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem Commissioner

Robin Schmahl

Senior Associate Attorney, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Uncontested Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship

Rhylee Smith

Associate Attorney, admitted to practice in Washington and Idaho, practicing in all aspects of Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Support, and Modifications to Existing Orders

Kenneth Zigler, Jr.

Of Counsel, practicing in Family Law Litigation, Divorce, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and SSI benefits, and Lawsuits and Disputes including Personal Injury

Joanna Stranger

Rule 9 Intern, practicing in Family Law and Divorce

Kelly Padgham

Former Principal / Member of the Firm; Kelly passed away on September 20, 2015