Timothy J. Cuddigan

Timothy J. Cuddigan

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  • Cuddigan Law
  • 10855 West Dodge Road #101 Omaha, NE 68154
  • 402-933-5405

Timothy J. Cuddigan has been a lawyer since 1975. Tim has focused his practice on representing Social Security and SSI disability clients since 1994. He knows first hand the experience of having a family member on Social Security disability as his sister, Jean, was on disability. Since 2008 he has represented Veterans in compensation and pension claims. His father received compensation for injuries suffered in World War II.

Tim is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. He is a past president of the organization. He also represents veterans and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. He served as the community representative of the Institutional Review Board of Creighton University from 1997 to 2006 and Boystown National Research Hospital from 2002-2006. He is a member of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is past-president of NAMI Nebraska. 

" I enjoy helping people get the benefits they have earned. When my clients find out that they have been awarded benefits, a big load is lifted off their shoulders. I know that their life is a little better because of the efforts that my staff and I have made on their behalf."

Tim is a 1974 graduate of  Creighton University School of Law. Tim and Janet Cuddigan have three grown children and nine grandchildren. Janet is nurse and teaches nursing students at UNMC.The Cuddigans are avid Creighton basketball fans. During the summer, the family enjoys spending time outdoors at Ginger Cove lake. He enjoys cycling and boating. Tim  practices law with his son, Sean.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security and SSI Claims
  • Veterans' Compensation and Pension Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court, 2013


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    J.D. - 1974
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
    B.A. - 1971
    Major: History

Representative Cases

  • Surrell v. Willman, 16 F.Supp. 2d 1085 (D. Neb 1998)


  • Cross-Examining Vocational Experts, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 1998
  • Psychological Consultative Examinations, Eighth Circuit Disability Conference, 1999
  • Planning Chair, Social Security Disability Seminar, Nebraska Continuing Education, 2000 - 2003
  • Planning Chair, Eighth Circuit Social Security Conference, Eighth Circuit Disability Conference, 2004 - 2014
  • National Disability Conference Post Polio Sequelae, NOSSCR, 2006
  • National Disability Conference Multiple Sclerosis, NOSSCR, 2007,2010 and 2014
  • National Disability Conference Spine Disorders and Pain, NOSSCR, 200
  • National Disability Conference Winning Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Cases (Maybe), NOSSCR, 2009
  • National Disability Conference Preparing Findings Integrated Templates, NOSSCR, 2009
  • National Disability Conference Administrative Attorney Fees, NOSSCR, 2010
  • National Disability Conference Filing Online Applications, NOSSCR, 2012
  • National Disability Conference Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Cases after SSR 13-2p, NOSSCR, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Advocate of the Year - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Nebraska Chapter, 2008
  • Leadership Award NAMI Nebraska, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives,  President, 2014-2015
  • NAMI NE (National Alliance on Mental Illness), President 2009-2013
  • Super Lawyers 2009 to present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Sustaining Member, 1995 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Sustaining Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Directors, 1990 - 1998
  • American Association for Justice, member, 1975 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Creighton University Institutional Review Board, 1997-2006
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Nebraska Board of Directors, 2008-2013
  • Nebraska Appleseed- Board of Directors, 2020-


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