30+ Years of Experience

Social Security Disability Attorney
in Houston TX

The Law Office of Gerard Lynch has been practicing
Social Security Disability law exclusively for 30 years.

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Are you disabled
and unable to work?

The Law Office of Gerard Lynch has over 30 years
experience representing Social Security
and SSI disability claimants.

Our Houston social security disability lawyers and Houston SSI disability attorneys focus on helping Texans win their disability benefit claims by cutting through the red tape. If you need help applying for the first time or have already been been denied disability, we can help. Our disability lawyers serve Houston and the state of Texas, representing clients at hearings before administrative law judges, and cases at all levels of application and review, from initial claims through federal court appeal actions.

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Social Security Attorneys in Houston, TX

The Law Office of Gerard Lynch has been practicing Social Security Disability law exclusively for 30 years.

Our Houston social security attorneys have dedicated our practice to helping individuals and families obtain their benefits.

We understand the physical and mental disabilities our clients are facing – our job is to make the entire process as comfortable, hassle-free, and efficient as possible.

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We help cut through the red tape

Our office understands what an individual is going through during the process of applying for and winning their disability case.

Cutting through the red tape can be complicated for the average individual. Our social security lawyers have been practicing Social Security Disability law exclusively for over 30 years.

Our job is to handle your disability case so you can focus on the more important things in your life.

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Why Choose Us?



We are committed to compassionate and zealous representation. Law Office of Gerard Lynch measures success not only in cases won, but in creating positive changes in the lives of our clients.



The Law Office of Gerard Lynch has been practicing Social Security Disability law exclusively for 25 years. We are extensively knowledgeable in the representation of all disabling conditions, both physical and psychological in nature. We know the law and we know how to get you approved!


No Fees

No fees, unless we win your claim. We work on a contingent fee, which means that you will not be charged a fee unless we win your case. The Social Security Administration regulates the amount of attorney fees, so most attorneys’ fees will be the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be disabled permanently to receive Social Security Disability (SSD)?

No you do not. A claimant needs to be disabled for at least 12 months or have a medical condition that is terminal or expected to lead to death. Sometimes a claimant is not disabled permanently but has a certain time frame in which they are disabled from working. For example, a claimant may get into a car accident, need to have multiple surgeries and is out of work for at least one year. That claimant can receive benefits for the period before he or she returned back to work.

It is possible but rare. In a SSD case, medical records are your evidence and that is the proof you have to show the SSA and an social security judge that you do have a severe medical condition that keeps you from working. If you do not have recent medical records, it is much harder to win a case. There is a possibility, though not common, that your case might be approved simply by going to a consultative exam that SSA sends you to, where a doctor gives you a physical or mental examination.

One benefit of working with our office is that we will look carefully at your case and if you do not have enough or current medical records, we can often give you information about low-income or indigent health services where you can go and get medical treatment for free or greatly reduced cost.

Our law firm, the Law Office of Gerard Lynch, only charges our clients if we win their SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We charge on a contingency basis, 25% of the backpay, a cap of up to $6000, awarded to a claimant when we win the case. The fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If we do not win their case, we do not charge anything no matter how much work we have done. Once a client wins and their monthly checks begin, they will keep 100% of their checks.

Social Security Disability (SSD) comes from FICA taxes that are deducted from paychecks during the work history of a person. Every month that a person works and reports income to the government, taxes are deducted which are paid into social security. When FICA taxes are taken out of paychecks, most of it goes into the social security retirement fund. However, a smaller portion goes into the social security disability fund. People who become disabled over their lifetime and are not yet eligible to get their full age retirement benefits can get benefits from the disability fund. One difference between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is that Social Security Disability (SSD) is like social security retirement – it does not matter how much money a person has or how many assets they have.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a different program for disabled people and it is like a form of welfare. Like food stamps, if you have too much money, assets or property, then you will be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) even if you are clearly disabled. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for people who are either too young to have paid enough into the system or have not worked recently enough to receive Social Security Disability (SSD). The benefits given to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants come from the general US government fund. To receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a claimant has to be equally disabled to a person who receives Social Security Disability (SSD) – the standard for determining disability are the same. The only difference in deciding which claimant receives Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) comes from the amount of money paid into the social security system over one’s lifetime.

Client Testimonials


This case was my first time hiring a lawyer but I am glad that the attorney I chose worked diligently with me to help me get the results I was looking for. I am confident in letting the law offices of Gerard Lynch handle my business when needed, and I will be contacting this office when or is there is another matter that I need handled. I, Alexander Foster, am very satisfied with the outcome of my case. The Law Office of Gerard Lynch and I worked together and we achieved the goal that we were striving for. I am so thankful.

Alexander Foster,

The best and foremost compliment I can give this firm is the fact that I didn't have to come in to the office and overall my case was handled very expeditiously. Thanks for a job well done on my behalf.

Kathy Brown,

We need more lawyers like Mr. Lynch with an understanding heart and mind. May God bless you and your staff. I enjoyed working with Mr. Lynch and thank you so very much.

M. Robertson,