Law Office Of Annette Rutkowski LLC

Welcome to the Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC. I represent people in central, western and southern Indiana with claims and appeals involving Social Security Disability, veterans benefits and long-term disability. As a woman lawyer who owns her own firm, I believe I bring nurturing and care-giving skills to my cases that many law firms do not.

I grew up in a family of nursing professionals and spent much of my formative years volunteering in facilities for physically and cognitively impaired adults. I know that when a person becomes physically or mentally impaired and can no longer work, it impacts the entire family. No one wants to have to apply for disability — I know this. But if you need to talk to someone about whether you or your loved one should file for disability, or if you have questions about a claim that's already in the process, call me. I can help.

Too often I am the second law firm to assist clients with their disability claim. Obtaining disability benefits is a time-consuming, difficult process, and requires an experienced attorney. Many law firms only go so far in helping their clients navigate the system. I handle advanced appeals with the Social Security Disability Appeals Council and in the federal district court. Many of my clients are referred to me by other attorneys, who trust in my ability to handle the most complex appeals.

Personal Service For A Personal Legal Issue

Many of the law firms that represent disability claimants are national firms that represent thousands of claimants across the country. They often do not meet with their clients until the day of their hearing. As a result, they cannot be as responsive or effective as a local attorney who meets with clients personally.

The Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC is a local Indiana law firm with offices in Indianapolis and Lafayette. When you retain my legal services, I will be the attorney who sees your case through. I can handle your case at any stage, from the initial SSD application to your SSD hearing to advanced appeals.

I never charge an initial consultation fee to discuss your case. It's very important to me to sit down with you and meet you personally before you hire me and before I commit myself to your case. This is one of the things that sets me apart from other attorneys who often meet their clients for the first time at their Social Security hearing. I will take the time to get to know you and answer your questions at no charge and with no obligation to hire me. If you choose to hire me, I charge on a contingency fee basis. This means that I only charge fees if I am able to get disability benefits for you.


Annette Rutkowski

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To schedule a consultation, call 317-663-9781.