Social Security Disability Lawyer in Craven County

May 23, 2011 No Comments by

Craven CountyIf you live in New Bern, NC, or other Craven County towns like Havelock , or Vanceboro, I am the Social Security disability lawyer at our firm who will handle your case. Your hearing will be held in the Social Security Administration’s hearing office at 417B Pollock Street, in the historic downtown area of New Bern. The hearing office is not far from Tryon Palace, the colonial capital of North Carolina. Tryon Palace is beautifully restored and open to the public. It is the centerpiece of the North Carolina History museum which recently opened on the waterfront in downtown New Bern.

Christ ChurchThe hearing office is also right across the street from Christ Church in New Bern, third oldest Episcopal church in North Carolina, a church that is both beautiful and historic.  Situated at the convergence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers, New Bern abounds not just in history, but also in natural beauty and scenic recreation, both on water and in the Croatan National Forest area of Craven County. Bridgeton is just across the Neuse River and accessible by crossing the Neuse over the bridge system. Vanceboro holds its Strawberry Festival annually in the spring. Havelock, Home of the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, boasts an aviation exhibit displaying Marine Corps and Department of Navy aircraft.

Yet even in beautiful and historic Craven County, we know that people are struggling with their medical issues and need help with disability claims. At our law firm, all of our Social Security disability attorneys specialize in Social Security disability claims only, which helps us to help you better. I am one of the two members of our firm who are certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in this field. I have been practicing this type of law as my entire practice for ten out of the 25 years I have been a practicing attorney, and a Social Security disability case was my very first case and always has been a part of my practice.

Below are some tips on what to do if you need assistance with or information about Social Security disability claims. First and foremost, call us at 1-866-425-5347 if you have any questions; our office can send you information about Social Security disability and there is information on our website about how to file a claim.  Next, if you file a claim in person, the local Social Security office is at 1420 McCarthy Boulevard, New Bern, NC.  Whether you file your claim in person, via phone or over the internet, when you file your claim you will need this information.

Diane GriffinIf you become my client, I will meet you in Craven County as soon as possible after all the paperwork is completed and filed allowing me to represent you as your Social Security disability lawyer. I try to meet my clients at least twice during this process. Either Donna Bleser or Catherine Hatchett, who assist me, will schedule time for us to meet, usually in downtown New Bern. Your file will be more complete if you keep in touch with us and let us know if you go anywhere new for treatment, take any new medication, or have any new diagnosis.

Last but not least, if you are disabled and live in Craven County, either in New Bern, Havelock or Vanceboro, NC, and you come to the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, I look forward to meeting you and hope to represent you as your Social Security disability lawyer!

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Diane S. Griffin is a Tar Heel born and bred. She attended the University of North Carolina as one of the first women admitted regularly to the university as a freshman. She studied in France and graduated Phi Beta Kapa with a double major in French and Psychology. After obtaining her Masters in Counseling from Appalachian State University, she moved to Tucaloosa, Alabama where her first son was born. Coming home to North Carolina, she lived in Boone for 25 years and worked at Appalachian State University and as a lawyer in Boone with her own general practice until moving to Raleigh in 2001 to join the Charles T. Hall Law Firm.