Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Stanford Law School and has been a practicing litigator since 1993. After graduating from Stanford, he spent many years as a public defender in Seattle where he served as a staff trial attorney, felony supervisor and Deputy Director. He also served as the Settlement Monitor for the Grant County public defense system.
In his more than twenty years as an attorney, Tito Rodriguez has established a consistent record of success in achieving positive outcomes for his clients. As a criminal defense attorney, he won jury trials on charges ranging from shoplifting to murder. Now, Mr. Rodriguez uses his considerable trial experience to benefit Social Security claimants who have been denied the disability benefits to which they are entitled. He has represened disability claimants before administrative law judges (ALJs) at the hearing level and on appeal in both federal district court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The following are examples of victories Mr. Rodriguez achieved for past Social Security disability clients:
Chronic Fatigue Mr. Rodriguez won order directing an award of benefits in federal court for a woman who had suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over a decade. At the administrative hearing, the administrative law judge had refused to even acknowledge that she had a medically determinable impairment. Mr. Rodriguez convinced the federal court that she not only had a real impairment but that it prevented her from performing any kind of full-time work. The court remanded the case to the Social Security Administration for an award of benefits and calculation of the back award.
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