One of the biggest challenges faced by some head injured people is processing anything new. Meeting a new person who is in a position of authority often enhances the stress. Without going into the long list of the challenges before us and for reasons beyond my control, I was under great duress to find an attorney for a Social Security Hearing. The heads up in these cases are usually three or four months rather than less than three weeks as it was.
In our hurried search for representation, we noticed attorneys in this area of practice tend to be people of compassion. After seeking and being turned down by four attorneys, we met Mark Dean just eight days before the hearing. Almost immediately, I felt at ease in his presence. My husband’s body language indicated he, too, was feeling positive about Mr. Dean.
In our initial meeting, Mr. Dean quickly assessed the needs of the case. Gave us hope that had not been engendered prior to this and sent us on our way expecting to hear from him as to whether or not he would accept the case.
Within hours, he let us know he would take the case. He stayed in close contact with us quickly answering every question. The hearing went well and I was awarded benefits. It was so refreshing, to have engaged an attorney who is genuinely kind and is profoundly professional.