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About Bowman, DePree & Murphy

From our Davenport location, Bowman, DePree & Murphy serves clients throughout Clinton County, IA; Muscatine County, IA; Rock Island County, IL; and Scott County, IA. We exclusively handle claims and appeals for Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans Disability benefits. 

We are local, highly experienced, and familiar with the Social Security judges. Our team can meet and talk with you about your case, providing critical advice and guidance. We assist clients on a case-by-case basis with applications and appeals; our firm can take appeals into federal court if appropriate and necessary.

We understand these federal benefits are crucial lifelines for clients and their families. These programs provide essential financial support if you cannot work due to serious medical conditions, helping you meet basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. 

For many families, these benefits can make the difference between financial stability and hardship, offering economic security and peace of mind. Furthermore, the consistent monthly payments from SSDI and SSI can help cover ongoing medical expenses, therapies, and other specialized care, which might otherwise be unaffordable. By securing these benefits, you can focus on your health and recovery without the added stress of financial uncertainty.

Our Legal Team

Our team is composed of highly qualified attorneys who each have decades of experience in these complex fields of law: 

  • Attorney Micheal DePree has been focused on Social Security Disability law at our firm since 1992. He has been in practice since 1984 and has frequently lectured at the National Organization of Social Security Claimants and Representatives for 20 years. 
  • Attorney Thad Murphy, an Iowa native, was admitted to the bar in 2000 and has limited his career to our practice areas. He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA). 
  • Attorney Jeannette Keller has been licensed to practice in Iowa for over 20 years. She was licensed to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims after its inception in 1988 and regularly trains other lawyers on best practices for representing veterans. 

If you need assistance with your claims application or have been denied benefits, we can help. You pay no legal fees unless we secure the benefits to which you are entitled. Your first step in the claims or appeals process is to talk to one of our attorneys about the specifics of your case to understand better how we can help. 

Request a free case evaluation with a Davenport lawyer for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, or Veterans’ Disability benefits by contacting Bowman, DePree & Murphy 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.
    "I love this place!"
    They helped me out with my disability when I couldn't get it on my own. Thank you so much y'all!
    - Tammy H.
    "I only wish I would have reached out sooner. Fair, Honest, and will work for your Win."
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Office!! My case was very complex, and had me exhausted. I had been looking for the right Attorney, and found him right here. Thad Murphy handled my case in an amazing amount of time.
    - Sandra R.
    "Everything you would expect."
    Did a great job with explaining the steps we need to take to secure our future and our children.
    - Amy S.
    "I would recommend him or this office to anyone who needs help!"
    I had the honor to work with Mr. Murphy. He handled my disability case. He is very understanding and is there if you have questions.
    - Amber W.
    "They got my disability for me very quickly."
    So very pleased! I referred 5 friends to them and they got their disability for them as well! Two from Davenport area, and three in Burlington!! GREAT ATTORNEYS!!! I'm still recommending them!
    - Melody L.
    "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.

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