Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyer

Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyer

At the law firm of J. Michael Duncan, Attorney at Law, I understand that your Social Security Disability claim (SSDI or SSI) is vital to you and your family. Whether you are applying for the first time or have been denied once, twice or more, I am ready to provide zealous legal representation to help you win the benefits that you need and deserve. I am a local attorney with a law office in Raleigh, North Carolina. I will go with you to the hearing. I will sit beside you in front of the judge. I do not send someone else from my office to do my job.

Choosing An Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney Is A Wise Decision

My law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, focuses exclusively on helping my clients receive Social Security Disability benefits. When you have an illness or injury that has lasted or can be expected to last at least 12 consecutive months, you may be entitled to benefits.

I have devoted my professional career to the field of Social Security Disability. I began my career in 1979 as a disability examiner with the North Carolina Disability Determination Services. I learned firsthand the inner workings of Social Security Disability. I learned what the government requires in the handling of reports, medical and vocational records and the disability criteria specified by law. As a disability examiner, I approved or denied disability claims for 13 years.

After graduating from law school and passing the bar, I opened my own practice in 1993. My wife, Melody, who worked at the North Carolina Disability Determination Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, for 25 years, is now my paralegal. For more than 20 years, my law firm has helped deserving people obtain their rightful Social Security Disability benefits.


I understand the financial and emotional hardship of having a painful, debilitating illness or injury that forces you to stop working. As your attorney, I will represent your case on a contingency basis. That means that I do not charge an attorney fee unless you win your case and obtain the back benefits that you need and deserve.

Like all disability lawyers, my attorney fee is regulated by the Social Security Administration (SSA). That means I cannot charge an attorney fee without the approval of the SSA. My fee agreement complies with all federal guidelines.

If your claim is approved, my fee is limited to 25 percent of your past-due benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000. I am paid only out of your past-due benefits (back pay). If your claim is not approved, there is no attorney fee. You may be responsible for the out of pocket cost of providing medical records to the Administrative Law Judge.

Learn More About Ways I Can Help

I invite you to take some time to visit our pages and learn more about hiring us (link to You Are Not Alone page) to guide you through the Social Security Disability process. You do not have to go it alone. I have a small law firm devoted exclusively to the kinds of problems you face every day as a disabled worker.

I take great pride in offering personalized attention to your disability concerns. I promise to be compassionate and honest with you in assessing the merits of your claim. As a client, you can expect my office to follow up with you regularly so that I can understand the progress of your medical condition and treatment. I want my clients to be informed and involved.

Free Consultation

If you live in central or eastern North Carolina, please contact my office for a free consultation of your Social Security Disability claim. You can reach us online or by calling 919-805-3311 or toll free at 800-768-1330.