Welcome

Welcome

St Marks Lighthouse Original Huge File

Attorney Heather Freeman represents Social Security disability claimants/plaintiffs in federal court appeals in multiple jurisdictions.  Ms. Freeman’s practice is currently limited to federal court litigation pursuant to the Social Security Act and Equal Access to Justice Act.  She also represents claimants before the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council and in continuing proceedings after a federal court remand.

Ms. Freeman provides consulting and writing services for other attorneys nationwide.  If you are an attorney or disability representative seeking assistance with an appeal for your client, please contact Ms. Freeman directly for a case evaluation.

Learn More About Ms Freeman

Ms. Freeman first worked on Social Security litigation in multiple jurisdictions and hearings in 2002 as a law clerk for a disability law firm. After over a decade of experience with her prior firm, Ms. Freeman established The Law Office of Heather Freeman, PLLC, in 2014.

Ms. Freeman has presented continuing legal education seminars at multiple conferences of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), is a sustaining member of NOSSCR, and co-authored Chapter 20, “Vocational Expert Testimony on Number of Jobs Available at Step Five” in D. Traver & R. Wilborn, Social Security Disability Advocates Handbook, James Publishing, Inc. (2006-15). Ms. Freeman has also presented continuing legal education seminars at the National Association of Disability Representatives conferences and for regional bar associations.

In addition to providing pro bono services to disability claimants through legal aid organizations, Ms. Freeman also volunteers in animal welfare and is a feral cat advocate.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Florida

General Court Admissions:

  • 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 Veterans Claims
  • 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 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

 

Education:

Ms. Freeman received her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, with a certificate in Labor and Employment Law.

During law school, Ms. Freeman was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, a student editor for the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, and the recipient of merit-based scholarships.

Ms. Freeman received her B.A. cum laude with special honors from The George Washington University, Honors Program, Elliott School of International Affairs.

Ms. Freeman also attended undergraduate courses at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Instituto Torcuato di Tella (Argentina), and the Universidad de La Habana (Cuba), and is bilingual in Spanish.