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Yarmouth Disability Lawyers

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Who we are

Located just outside of Portland, ME, we’re proud to fight for the rights of Maine’s citizens.

By focusing only on Social Security Disability Law in Maine, we’ve become highly experienced in the field. We use our knowledge and understanding of the law to help win you the disability benefits you need.

We are familiar with the system and with the judges, local doctors and other professionals who help decide whether or not you receive disability benefits. We’ll work closely with you to handle your case. Every case we handle is important to us.

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Our Experienced Staff

Daniel W. Emery

Dan Emery has been a lawyer since 1980. He graduated from Williams College and Cornell University School of Law. He practiced at a large firm for 11 years, and has had his own office in Yarmouth, just outside Portland, since 1992. Since opening his office, he has predominantly done disability work, and currently practices exclusively in that area. He worked on a Social Security case as far back as law school, and worked for the Social Security Administration for a time before that. He finds Social Security work the most rewarding legal work he has done.

Dan was recognized for his leadership in the field when the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) elected him President of its Board of Directors in 2016. He’s been a longtime member of NOSSCR and served on the board before taking on the role of president.

He lives in North Yarmouth with two Dalmatians.

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Brenda Paquet

Brenda Paquet is a native of Maine and has 27 years’ experience working in the legal field as a legal assistant. She began her career in Waterville in a law firm that specialized in criminal law and litigation, and then relocated to Portland, Maine, working in various areas of law including municipal, real estate and civil litigation.

After her son was born, she operated her own daycare for six years. From there, she returned to the legal field working for Dan and has been with him for 17 years.

Transitioning from litigation and other areas of law, she realized that Social Security Disability was bringing her closer to everyday people with more personal issues. The impact of winning a case for people with disabilities is very rewarding and she plans to do this for the rest of her career.

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Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown has lived and worked in Maine her whole life. She has a B. A. from the University of Maine at Orono and has worked in various areas of advocacy and civil law practice since 1982.

After a few years off while raising her children, Pat has been working with Dan Emery as a Legal Assistant since 2004. Pat finds working with Social Security Disability clients to be the most rewarding work she has ever done. Pat lives with her family just outside of Portland.

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Luci Lantos

After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., Luci spent a few years in Pennsylvania and Boston working in education. She counseled college-bound high school students.

Then she joined Dan as a legal assistant. While the process is a bit different, Luci enjoys working with Social Security Disability clients, helping them through the application process.

She is happy to be back home in Maine, close to her family and part of the team here.

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