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D. Lance Tillinghast

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Lance’s extensive Social Security experience has helped thousands of individuals obtain Social Security benefits in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. He is the only lawyer in New England to hold a National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in Social Security Disability. This accomplishment distinguishes our firm greatly in Social Security Disability practice and allows him to accept social security disability cases in all states.

Through Lance’s belief that all individuals are entitled to fair treatment under the law, and his vast workers’ compensation and personal injury experience, he has demonstrated a strong commitment as a tireless advocate for disabled and injured people. This has earned him an AV® Preeminent Rating, the highest rating from the leading independent lawyer rating entity, Martindale-Hubbell.

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  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., 1989
  • University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude, B.A., 1980
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Thompson School of Applied Science, A.A.S., 1977

Bar Admission

  • New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts
  • Federal District Court of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • AV® Preeminent Rating (the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent lawyer rating entity)

Awards & Memberships

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy: Social Security Disability Law
  • Martindale Hubble
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representati

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