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   3Donald J. HanrahanSpringfield(217) 789-1200don@casevista.comdon@casevista.comSgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLPwww.casevista.comwww.casevista.comhanrahandonald.jpgSocial Security Disability LawFamily/Divorce Law
Donald J.
Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP
1119 S Sixth St
Springfield IL 62703
Ph.(217) 789-1200 Fx.(217) 744-1711
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Social Security Disability Law    Family/Divorce Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP provides representation in personal injury, worker's compensation, Social Security disability, real estate, family law, and probate. Mr. Hanrahan, a principal partner in the firm, has more than 25 years experience with Social Security disability cases. Mr. Hanrahan represents clients from the intial denial through all levels of the adminsitrative and federal court appeals process.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Nolen v. Sullivan, 939 F.2d 513 (7th Cir. 1991); Social Security disability claimant denied benefits because of improper onset date analysis and work history findings; claim remanded to Social Security by Court due to errors of law; claimant prevailed on remand.

Oshkeshequoam v. Apfel, 2000 U.S. App. Lexis 4957 (7th Cir. 2000); reversed decision of Social Security which wrongly ignored treating physician's opinions, remanded for further proceedings.

Oshkeshequoam v. Barnhart, 274 F.Supp.2d 985 (C.D. ILL 2003; reversed decision on above remand which found that claimant was only disabled after her 55th birthday. Opinion highlights problems with administrative law judge's opinion at odds with the 7th Circuit remand and awards benefits to claimiant.

Bar Admissions:  
State of Illinois, 1982
United States District Court for Central and SOuthern districts of Illinois
United States Circuit Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit.

Hourly Rate:  contingent fee

Year of Birth:  1957

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1982

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois

Representative Clients:  
Persons who are severely ill or injured and who cannot perform substantial work activity.

Employment History:  
1981-1987: Staff attorney, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.

1987-1994: Managing Attorney, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.

1994-1998: Sole practitioner, Donald J. Hanrahan, Attorney at Law

1999-2003: Partner, Sgro, Hanarahn & Blue

2003 - present: Partner, Sgro, Hanrahan, Durr, Rabin & Bruce, LLP

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
Illinois State Bar Association
Sangamon County Bar Association Board of Directors

Community Involvement:  
Chairperson, Pro Bono Committee, Sangamon County Bar Association
Board member, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

Firm Description:  
Sgro, Hanrahan, Durr, Rabin & Bruce, LLP, provides high quality legal representation in the areas of social security disability law, personal injury law, workers compensation law, real estate and business law, probate law, and family law. Located in the historic Vredenberg Mansion at 1119 South Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois.

Parking:  On-street and off-street parking, accessible parking for people with disabilities.
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