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At Bowman, DePree & Murphy, our local, friendly attorneys are ready to help assist you through the Social Security Disability process.

Social Security Disability Lawyers in Davenport, IA

Serving Clients in Clinton County, Muscatine County, Scott County, Rock Island County & Throughout the midwest

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be daunting, with intricate rules and paperwork. Many applicants go through this process alone, only to find themselves overwhelmed and facing potential denials. 

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), disability claims were denied on average 67 percent from 2010 through 2019. This highlights the need for a thorough understanding of the application process and accuracy in completing it to secure the benefits you deserve.

Hiring an experienced attorney can streamline the process and significantly increase your chances of a successful claim. At Bowman, DePree & Murphy, we are exclusively focused on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Veteran (VA) Disability claims. Our team has handled thousands of claims and appeals

Since we do nothing else, we are not distracted by other legal matters. We can bring the full knowledge and experience we have to bear on your claim or appeal. Each legal team member has decades of practice in these areas, and our combined experience is more than 60 years. We understand how crucial such benefits can be to you and your family. 

Schedule a free initial consultation with a Davenport Social Security Disability attorney about your case. Call Bowman, DePree & Murphy at (563) 412-4755 or submit our online contact form to get started. 

  • "I cannot say enough positive things about having Thad Murphy as my disability lawyer."
    He walked me thru each step of the process and made sure everything was in order and ready for my appeal. I spoke to many different lawyers before I decided to go with Mr. Murphy and I think it was one of the most important decisions I ever made.
    - Tim S.
  • "I could never have done it again or been successful without Mr. Murphy's help.& dedication to his clients."
    I tried 10+ years to get my disability only to be told No over and over. I was frustrated, worried, and tired of trying & fighting only to be told NO yet again. A friend told me about Bowman, DePree & Murphy in Davenport. I'd heard the name in pass
    - Charity M.
  • "I can now rest my head."
    I just like to thank you Michael Dupree for being my savior which has changed my life for the better unfortunately disability is a part now but thanks to you.
    - Nathaniel L.
  • Who We Are
    We’re local & highly experienced social security/disability attorneys. Schedule an appointment with an attorney from our firm today. We are ready to fight for the benefits you deserve.
  • Don't Take Risks
    We don’t charge you unless you receive benefits as a result of our services. Call us today to set up a free consultation with a dedicated attorney who will stick with your case through the end.
  • What We Do
    Our attorneys work only with social security/disability cases. We work directly with our clients before the hearing with a judge, and if need be, we’ll take the case to the Federal Court of Appeals.

What Issues Can Delay or Cause Denials in Your Claim For Federal Benefits?

Even minor mistakes or oversights in your application can lead to delays or outright denials. These can include missing or incomplete information or documentation, failure to meet the SSA’s medical criteria, and critical deadlines for filing or appealing. Lastly, medical or work history record errors could lead to delays or denials. 

Entrusting your case to an experienced attorney can mitigate these risks and improve your chances of a favorable outcome. 

How Bowman, DePree & Murphy Can Help

Our attorneys' extensive knowledge ensures you meet all SSDI and SSI eligibility requirements. We can help gather and organize all necessary medical records and documentation to see that nothing is overlooked. 

Our team meticulously prepares your application or appeal from start to finish to minimize the risk of errors. If your claim is denied, we offer aggressive advocacy during the appeal and hearings. We can handle all the complexities so you can focus on your health and well-being. 

Why Choose Us?

We are a local firm that is highly adept in our field. We do not charge you unless you secure benefits from our services. We work directly with you; you are never shuffled off to an assistant. That allows us to give you the personalized service you deserve in this vital matter. Furthermore, unlike some other firms, we will also take your case all the way to the Federal Court of Appeals if necessary. 

When dealing with the government bureaucracy, getting lost in red tape and finding yourself unfairly disadvantaged is common. Our legal team can make a dramatic difference in your fight for vitally needed benefits. 

Discuss your case with a Davenport Social Security Disability attorney in a free consultation by contacting us at (563) 412-4755

Why Choose Bowman, DePree & Murphy?

Expertise. Commitment. Results.
  • Highly Experienced
    Our team brings together over five decades of combined legal experience. This extensive background equips us with a profound understanding of various legal challenges and the expertise required to tackle even the most complex cases.
  • Local Expertise
    We pride ourselves on our deep roots and extensive experience within the local community. Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of the local legal landscape, including the courts, regulations, and key stakeholders that influence outcomes in our area.
  • Familiar with the Social Security Judges
    Our extensive experience in handling Social Security cases means that we are well-acquainted with the Social Security judges in our area. Our attorneys have represented numerous clients before these judges, gaining valuable insights into their preferences and decision-making processes.
  • Free Consultation
    Our firm ensures that top-quality legal assistance is accessible to everyone. Our goal is to support you through every step of the legal process, fighting for your rights and striving for the best possible outcome.


Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 563-412-4755 today!

  • When Should I Apply for Benefits?
    Unless you have an obvious long-term disability, the best time to apply for Social Security disability benefits is 6-9 months after you stop working.
  • When Do You Suggest I Hire a Lawyer?
    Most claimants wait until their claims are denied on reconsideration before hiring a lawyer. Most observers agree this timing works well because it is at a hearing that having a lawyer truly makes a difference.
  • When Am I Likely to Receive a Hearing?
    It can take up to two years from request until a hearing is held and a decision issued, but the time varies from state to state.
  • What Is the Most Common Disability Mistake?
    Because the majority of appeals are granted at a hearing, failing to appeal a denial to the hearing level is the number one error … and unfortunately very common.
  • What Happens If My Disability Appeal Is Late?
    If you have not filed your appeal within 65 days of the date on your denial letter, you have to start over with a new claim. That new claim may result in the loss of back benefits.

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