3737 Broadway St Ste 310, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.460958 -98.467581
Neighborhoods: Mahncke Park
I should encourage all complaints be filled at Better Business or an official complaint be filled with Texas board of law to be really heard and answered by someone that can put these types of attorneys out of work. thats advice I would take.
I have read the previous comment about them and this is what I have to say. They called me today asking and getting information about my social security case. First off I have already found out that they lied to me already! They told me that they are only social security disability lawyers and nothing else. I have been to there website and on it states Guardianship, Probate, Estates and Trusts Lawyers. I don't like being lied to. How can you trust when they lie to you. They said that they are going to send me information in the mail and for me to read it and send it back. They also want to call me back for more information. After reading the other comments and knowing they have already lied to me I will not use them as my lawyer. I would like to thank the other people for posting their comments. Sincerely, Debbie
Stay away from the Heard & Smith disability law firm. They are running a "disability mill" and if your claim gets approved - believe me - it is just dumb luck. The first time I talked with them they told me most claims they handled rarely had to go to the hearing stage. THIS WAS A BLATANT LIE. I could never talk to anyone but an assistant and whenever I asked for help in getting prepared for my hearing they said I would have to do that on my own. IN OTHER WORDS THEY WANTED TO REMAIN NEUTRAL!!!!!!???????!!!!!
They weren't supposed to be neutral they were my lawyers! For my hearing they got a local attorney from my area and I only spoke to her one time a couple days before my hearing. Don't dress up and don't wear makeup. That was the only advice she had for me. My medical condition wasn't even brought up.
So it was no surprise that my claim was denied. When I called the Heard and Smith call center I still couldn't speak to a lawyer. They claimed all the lawyers were gone. I've heard that lots of times in the last nine months. They said one would call me the next day. Of course they didn't. It wasn't the first time I'd heard that either.
This "disability mill" has done a good job making theirself look good on the internet. Don't buy it, I'm warning you.
I've been denied and am getting ready to appeal the first denial. However, I will not be using heard and smith ever. I find I am having to hire an attorney to correct the misinformation sent in by heard and smith. I would not recommend this firm to anyone. They always did seem to be disorganized every time I would call them, lose information I sent in, and sending in the wrong information to SSA is a setback to my claim process. I learned a huge lesson.
I on the other hand had a pleasant experience with Heard and Smith. I was educated well after firing my former Attorney who never kept me well informed. That sums it up AJ, you are very illiterate and yes they do know more than you. Based on your posting, it seems that you were more concern about your wife’s Social Security Check than her health. Shame on You! I as well spoke numerous times with Ms. Margarita and every conversation was pleasant. I never asked her about her years of experience but I believe it, 20 years, from all the knowledge she shared with me. I attended the Hearing with Attorney Melissa and it went well. People before you apply for Social Security, please do your homework because it is not an overnight success. It is a lengthy process. Heard and Smith are Attorneys not Magicians. I highly recommend Heard and Smith.
Agree Run Away. Wife hired them. SSDI Case. Went all way to ALJ hearing. Fully Favorable. Appeals took it to review. Called H&S they said Dont worry about it Never happens. Well they said they would like more evidence to make there decission. H&S Nah dont need to THEY NEVER OVERTURN A DECISSION! Overturnd sent back to ALJ. Called H&S again. Margaritta Talking tome like i was a child said she had 20 yrs in this and knew way more then me and they SSA and the ALJ would never overturn there own decission wouldnt even get to hearing. Guess what. Not same ALJ this time. Get to hearing AGAIN. H&S sent a Lawyer who was cluless. Had no records. ALJ askd for SAME records last one askd for. Didnt have them, Ya know like the Hospital records. Yeah HOSPITAL RECORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! Alj got verry upset with lawyer now were on the phone Daily with H&S making sure they do what we paying them for. They will delay your case drag it out and Blunder there way thru. HEARD N SMITH IS A RIP OFF! STay away from them for your own sanity! And if they say it will happen one way Count on it going the total oposite!
I am not sure about these other cases but my husband and I had a pleasant experience with Heard & Smith they had a team of lawyers that were always available to ask questions, kept my husband abreast step-by-step of the process. My husband even had to move from Texas back to Indiana and Heard & Smith stayed with him every step of the way. I highly recommend them as Social Security Lawyers. Keep in mind that Social Security is a lengthy process and it may take a couple years there is a lot of red tape to go thru and most everyone gets denied first time this is not Heard & Smiths fault. If you are TRULY disabled and need help these are the lawyers I would recommend.
OMG! I have an administrative hearing in August, I have been denied twice (as usual) and now a few weeks before my hearing and after waiting almost 2 years, my attorney suggests I withdraw because the judge we have is strict and we wont win. GREAT NEWS
I hired Heard and Smith almost two years ago and have been denied twice by the social security office. When I contact them I always receive a response from them and It seems they are helpful. Now after reading these stories I am terrified...hope things go well for me.
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