Social Security Disability
Jackie Romer attended law school in Grand Rapids and fell in love with the city. When she isn’t working hard for her clients, you can find Jackie trying out local eateries, enjoying the parks of Grand Rapids, or catching a White Caps game. She routinely participates in charity events around the area which gives her the opportunity to connect with people in the community. Her ability to connect with people who need help is what makes her a great attorney.
"Disability cases can make a huge difference in the quality of life for my clients and their families. I make sure that all of my clients are treated with patience, compassion, and empathy. It is important to me that they know I am on their side, fighting for what they deserve."
While Jackie was attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, she gave up her free time to help those who needed it most. Two of her greatest pleasures were when she got the opportunity to volunteer at the Ottawa County Legal Self-Help Center, and Cooley Law School’s Estate Planning Clinic. This provided her with an outlet for her need to help. While there, she was able to assist people who could not afford to pay an attorney. Jackie was also an associate editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, where she was given the opportunity to research real legal issues and offer suggestions on how to resolve them.
Since graduating law school with Magna Cum Laude honors, Jackie has found her niche helping people with legal aid. She fulfilled her externship in a criminal defense law firm, then moved on to the E-Discovery area of law. This relatively new type of law provided her with the experience of defending a person’s electronic property. It also gave her a great understanding of the future of the legal business. Preparing documents to be sent to the United States District Court for Social Security Disability cases has also given Jackie experience behind the scenes of where she wants advance to, which lays the groundwork for success.
Jackie continues to grow in her legal career and having the knowledge and respect of the Grand Rapids area courts gives her an advantage over many of her peers. Jackie is working toward her admission to practice in front of the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan. This admission will allow her to assist Michiganders on the west side of the state with appeals throughout the entire disability process.
OUR PRIORITY: GETTING YOU YOUR BENEFITS
People in Michigan, who are disabled and seeking federal disability benefits, need a trusted and understanding attorney. At the Disability Attorneys of Michigan, we take pride in using our legal knowledge and skill to serve disabled people, and give our clients the best chance of obtaining the benefits they deserve. Our goal is to help you win the benefits that you need and deserve. We focus on claims involving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Veterans’ Disability Compensation. Our attorneys provide representation at all stages in the appeals process.
Awards & Memberships
Certificate of Merit, Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2011 - 2012
State Bar of Michigan/Grand Rapids Bar Association/ National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Member
Central Michigan University-Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders, Minoring in Human Development 2007
Thomas M. Cooley Law School-Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude 2013