About Our Disability Lawyers

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

At Sackett and Associates we've been practicing disability law in Northern California for 35 years. We're proud to be local attorneys fighting for the rights of Northern California citizens.

By focusing only on Social Security and Veterans Disability Law, we've become experts in both fields. We use our knowledge and understanding of the law to help win you the disability benefits you need.

Our attorneys will work closely with you to handle your case. Every case we handle, no matter the specialty, is important to us. Contact us now to discuss your case.

Disability attorney Harvey Sackett

Harvey Sackett

Harvey has been helping people with their Social Security Disability and SSI claims since 1980. In addition to representing literally thousands of Northern California residents, he has also represented claimants in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.

He was the first chairperson of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Committee on Social Security law. Harvey has also served as the California State Chairperson for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He has published numerous Social Security Disability law articles, lectured at continuing education conference and appeared on public television legal affairs programs. San Jose Magazine has twice named him one of Silicon Valley's best lawyers.

Harvey is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California. 

Social Security Lawyer Sonya Arellano

Sonya Arellano

Sonya Arellano serves as of counsel to Sackett and Associates. She is a passionate advocate with a commitment to social justice. While earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from UC Berkeley, she double majored in American Studies, with a concentration in law, race and public policy and Ethnic Studies. Sonya then received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is duly admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Earlier on, Sonya successfully represented a client in a Social Security Disability matter through her participation in UC Hastings’ Civil Justice Clinic. Sonya also served as a law clerk for personal injury and employment law firms where she assisted in fighting for the rights of people harmed or wronged.

Prior to joining Sackett and Associates in 2014, Sonya zealously advocated on behalf of her clients as a criminal defense and immigration attorney. Sonya embarked on her legal career with a determination to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Sonya is doing just that by helping people with their Social Security Disability and SSI claims. She shows a thorough understanding of how to most effectively use the law to establish disability, while displaying great empathy for her clients. Because of the quality of her advocacy and her compassion for her clients, she has earned the respect of all Administrative Law Judges before whom she has appeared.

Sackett & Associates is a Disability Law Firm focusing on Social Security Disability. Our Disability Lawyers service Northern California, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.

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