Founding partner Timothy J. Cuddigan began practicing law in 1975 and then in 1994 he formed Cuddigan Law to focus exclusively on Social Security and VA disability. He saw a need to help those with disabilities qualify for the benefits they rightfully earned. He built Cuddigan Law into a successful family run law firm employing the very best attorneys and staff.
After helping thousands of people win disability benefits, Tim retired in 2024. His retirement capped a distinguished legal career where he became recognized locally and nationally for his knowledge of Social Security law and earned the respect of his colleagues in the legal profession. He also served as president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, an organization for disability attorneys and advocates.
During his career Tim estimates that he has helped more than 10,000 people with their disability cases. “I'm proud of all the people that I've been able to help and make a difference in their life. Nobody gets rich on Social Security benefits, but it gives them a piece of dignity.”
Reflecting on what led him to practice disability law Tim recalled that “I joined a practice led by Bruce Brodkey and about the second week I was there a Social Security case for an existing client came in. I went to the hearing and I thought to myself, I can help this guy. He had a terrible medical condition, but I was able to tell his story to the judge and ask him questions so he also could also tell his story to the judge. We won his case and I was able to get him benefits, which I know made a difference in his life.”
“Success in winning disability benefits is really a whole team effort. We have a great staff that provides incredible support to our attorneys and clients — keeping all the paperwork in order, collecting needed medical records, updating clients on their cases and so much more.”
Although he took a step back from the day-to-day practice of the law, Tim continues to provide strategic support, mentoring, and advice to the firm. “While in retirement I will continue to be involved in the firm as an advisor and mentor, but I know the firm is in very good hands, especially under Sean Cuddigan’s leadership. It has been one of the joys of my life to see my son join the firm and become one of the top advocates for those seeking the Social Security and VA disability benefits. I am also pleased that Kim Schram joined us as a member of our team as a Social Security disability lawyer. She has been a lawyer for more than 25 years and representing Social Security disability clients for more than 15 years.”