Gerard Lynch, founding attorney and longtime resident of Houston, Texas, went into the area of Social Security law when a close family member began suffering from a disability. Mr. Lynch realized that there was a need for disabled individuals to have a competent, empathetic, and devoted attorney on a disability case after he had personally experienced the process with his own family. After more than 30 years representing disabled people, Mr. Lynch believes that he has truly made a difference for disabled Texans.
After one year of graduate school in Clinical Psychology, Mr. Lynch decided to pursue a career in the law. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1985. He is a past president of the Houston Bar Association Social Security section, and has spoken throughout his career concerning social security topics. He graduated from high school in Central America and speaks Spanish. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
Odilia Ponce has worked in Mr. Lynch’s Social Security disability practice for over 25 years. She is passionate about getting disabled people the benefits they deserve and expertly helps people navigate the often-confusing Social Security system. Born in Mexico, Odilia is a native Spanish speaker. She often visits and cares for her parents at their ranch near Houston and enjoys spending time with her three children and seven grandchildren. Our office frequently receives compliments from clients about her patience and helpfulness.
Bryan LaVergne is a certified EDPNA and has worked with Mr. Lynch to represent Social Security claimants since 2018. Originally from Port Arthur, Texas, Bryan is passionate about representing disabled clients and is especially skilled at articulating complex medical issues. Before entering Social Security practice, Bryan worked in a laboratory setting doing biomedical research. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Biology at the University of Houston and is currently a law student in the evening program at the University of Houston Law Center. Bryan is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives NextGen section.
Jane Foreman is a certified EDPNA and has worked with Mr. Lynch to represent Social Security claimants since 2020. A native Houstonian, Jane graduated summa cum laude from Antioch College in 2017. Jane’s approach to disability is informed by caring for a disabled parent and living with a genetic connective tissue disorder. At night, Jane is a law student in the evening program at the University of Houston Law Center. Jane is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives NextGen section and the University of Houston Law Center’s Disability Law Society.