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The Law Office of James Ratchford

Social Security Disability Lawyer | Serving Buffalo, NY

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37 Franklin Street , Suite 1000
Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo Social Security Disability Attorney

By focusing solely on Social Security disability law, I am able to apply my targeted knowledge and experience. I will take the time to explain the Social Security disability process to you in layman's terms, and help craft a successful strategy to help you achieve your goals. The Social Security disability application and appeal process is highly complex and frustrating - with me in your corner, you'll be able to navigate through the bureaucracy and avoid potential pitfalls that would otherwise scuttle your appeal.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Social Security:

  • Social Security Disability Benefits Appeals
  • Social Security Disability Applications
  • Social Security -- Retirement & Survivors Benefits

Call Attorney James Ratchford today at 716-299-8683 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney James Ratchford

I am an attorney with a practical focus on Social Security Disability. I have been representing claimants in Social Security matters since 2008, when I began with a major national disability firm. Since then, I've represented hundreds of claimants in hearings before Administrative Law Judges for the Social Security Administration, and worked on the written appeals of thousands more. My practice today is focused on collaboration with other firms to provide written and oral advocacy services in hearings and administrative appeals.  

When I'm not fighting to win benefits for my clients, you can find me fighting gravity on a river or a ski slope. I'm always glad to talk about whitewater and if you'd like to learn about kayaking or skiing, don't hesitate to ask me for guidance or company.  


  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D, 2013
  • Houghton College, B.A. in Psychology, 2008

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