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Attorney Heather Freeman concentrates in federal court litigation pursuant to the Social Security Act and consultation services for disability attorneys nationwide. For over 15 years, she has represented Social Security disability claimants in administrative agency proceedings and plaintiffs in federal district and circuit court appeals nationwide. Heather is licensed to practice in Illinois (2004) and Florida (2007), and is admitted to practice before more than a dozen federal courts.

Heather received her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. For her undergraduate education, Heather received her B.A. cum laude with special honors from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Fluent in Spanish, she completed undergraduate coursework at universities in Cuba and Argentina.

Active in her professional community, Heather is an At-Large Representative on the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) Board of Directors (2019 – present), the co-chair of NOSSCR’s Mentorship Program, and a Sustaining Member of NOSSCR. She regularly teaches continuing legal education programs for NOSSCR, regional bar associations, legal aid organizations, and the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR). She also co-authored Chapter 20, “Vocational Expert Testimony on Number of Jobs Available at Step Five” in D. Traver & D. Ferrari, Social Security Disability Advocate’s Handbook, James Publishing, Inc. (2006-20).

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Services

Consulting

Heather provides a wide range of consulting services for attorneys across the United States and territories. Such services may include brief writing (agency and federal), research, case evaluation, and form preparation, but are available only to attorneys.

Continuing Legal Education

Heather regularly teaches continuing legal education programs for National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), regional bar associations, legal aid organizations, and the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR); is an At Large Representative on the NOSSCR Board of Directors (2019 – present); and is the co-chair of NOSSCR’s Mentorship Program. Please contact Heather to discuss your organization’s continuing education needs.

Fraud Redeterminations

Heather has litigated fraud redeterminations and works with attorneys across the United States and territories on redetermination issues. If you have received a notice regarding a fraud redetermination, please contact Heather.

42 U.S.C. Section 405(u)(1)(A) and 42 U.S.C. Section 1383(e)(7), also known as section 205(u) and section 1631(e)(7) of the Social Security Act, instruct SSA to redetermine an individual’s entitlement to benefits if there is reason to believe that fraud or similar fault was involved in the individual’s application for benefits. The redetermination of benefits can occur even when the beneficiary has no involvement in the fraud, but there is reason to believe another person associated with the case (a prior representative, a prior physician, etc.) was involved in fraud or similar fault.

General Court Admissions 

Heather Freeman’s federal court litigation practice focuses on disability claims pursuant to the Social Security Act.  She is admitted to practice generally before the following federal courts:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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Contact

Please contact Heather directly by phone to discuss your case.
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Please do not e-mail, fax, or mail unsolicited documents. We do not provide online forms. Instead, we will tell you by phone what information we need to start reviewing your case.

If you would like to seek an opinion from another an attorney, you can contact your local or state bar referral service or the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives at https://nosscr.org/

Law Office of Heather Freeman, PLLC
P.O. Box 13962
Tallahassee, FL 32317-3962
(850) 391-5336
(850) 882-4212 fax
Mail documents to the PO Box only.

1334 Timberlane Rd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Office Hours are by appointment only.

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