Cuddigan Law Hearing Prep Manager, Audrey Besse, is deeply grateful for those who lend a helping hand. “My family means the world to me,” she says. “They have been by my side for the ups and the downs. I know I would not be the person I am today if it were not for them.” So being able to help Cuddigan Law clients is much more than a job for Audrey, it is a way of giving back, too. “Social Security disability is a frustrating (and often long) process,” she explains. “Our clients have multiple stressors, physical pain, mental distress, and often financial instability. I enjoy being able to help them with this part of their lives and hopefully relieve some of the stress of their situations.”
As a Hearing Prep Manager, Ms, Besse assists all our clients once their Social Security hearing is scheduled. She coordinates all the last minute details from ordering and following up on medical records and doctors’ reports to scheduling appointments between clients and the firm’s attorneys. And, she is good at answering client questions. Audrey wears two hats for the firm. She also supervises and trains the Cuddigan Law staff of case managers.
Outside of the office, Audrey devotes most of her free time to her young son. “We enjoy being outside and poolside in the summer and thanks to him I have become a master Lego builder,” she says with laugh. Her care and concern for others extends beyond her family and the office. Audrey supports Omaha’s Santa Monica House which provides treatment for women recovering from addiction in a safe, residential setting.
When asked about her personal life philosophy, Audrey will tell you: “I try to live by the Golden Rule: Treat others how you would want to be treated. It’s not just about treating others kindly but really placing yourself in their shoes and seeing life from their perspective. Most important of all is keeping an open mind.”