February 2018 888-497-9061 | Advocates A National Disability Law Firm

A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W , L L P

25 Years Dedicated to You

When we win a case, it’s not just about money — our clients are often fighting for their life. Having access to the healthcare you desperately needed is life-changing. It’s the relief we want to provide to all of our clients. At home, I stay very busy with my family. I have four daughters, and most of my free time is spent with them. Two of my girls are in junior high, one is in high school, and the other is a freshmen at Texas State University. It’s a joy to watch proudly as they transition into each new phase of life. One of our favorite family activities is to go to the lake, so that’s probably where you’ll find us when the weather is nice. You might even find me on a little sailboat that I’m learning to use. It’s something I’ve only recently taken up, and it’s taught me a lot so far. For instance, there is a large difference between sailing on a lake and sailing on the ocean — neither of which am I very good at. But I’m hoping to improve this year. I look forward to interacting with you through our newsletter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Even if we can’t help, we probably know someone who can. Most importantly, we want you to know you’re not alone. Thank you for being part of our journey. We wouldn’t be celebrating 25 years without you. You are dear to our hearts.

in representing people like him and ultimately led me to practice disability law.

Last month, we celebrated the 25th year of our firm. It was a milestone for us, and caused me to think back to our early days. It was 25 years ago when I decided to strike out on my own. Young and naive, I thought it would be simple enough to start a law firm. Fortunately, I was surrounded by good people who I could learn from. At the top of that list was my mother. She started her legal career the same year I entered my junior year of high school. A single mother, she went back to school later in life and found her calling. When it came time for me to decide my career path, I looked to her as an example and chose law. Around the same time, I was living with my uncle while my mom went to college. I watched as he, a disabled veteran, waded through the disability process. Seeing how difficult it was for him to navigate this territory peaked my interest

Back then, veterans couldn’t get lawyers to represent them because, according to the VA, lawyers couldn’t charge any client who was a veteran more than $10. While this plan had good intentions, it meant that veterans had a really hard time getting assistance. In 2007, the law changed, making it easier for veterans to get the representation they needed. Our firm is proud to serve veterans and help them receive the benefits they are entitled to. By the time we get involved in a disability case, it’s often a life or death situation for our client. When you have a health concern and aren’t getting the benefits you need to treat it, your health and well-being can be in serious danger. When we take your case, we understand the position you are in and are on your side.

Thank you,

-Marc Whitehead

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