Hartwig Law Firm

Social Security Lawyers

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“I believe that if you hire a lawyer to help you with your SSD or SSI claim, you deserve to work with your lawyer. All of our clients are served face-to-face by our attorney.”

– Patrick Hartwig

Unmatched Dedication And Service In SSD Cases

Mr. Hartwig focuses on helping his clients win Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. He serves as an experienced guide for his clients, assisting them as they navigate through the Social Security disability process from start to finish.

Primary Practice Areas

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability benefits are awarded to those who are able to prove that a medical condition prevents them from working, and is expected to last for at least a year or result in death. 

Supplemental Security Income

Another type of benefits can be sought if you are 65 or older, blind or disabled, and have limited income and resources. These are called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. 

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Are you looking for legal help from someone who really cares, is not judgmental, and who will help you fight for the benefits you deserve? We are ready to help you.

Patrick Hartwig

Patrick Hartwig

Patrick Hartwig


Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Patrick comes from a long line of steelworkers and pipefitters. He attended Youngstown State University where he earned a degree in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy. Patrick worked his way through college waiting tables at the local neighborhood restaurant and working between classes at the newsstand selling magazines, newspapers and lottery tickets.


  • Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Memberships: National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)
  • Education: Northeastern University School of Law (JD); Youngstown State University (BA, cum laude)

Patrick came to Boston to attend Northeastern Law School. While in school, Patrick worked on Social Security disability cases at the Greater Boston Legal Services Health and Disability Unit, and developed an interest in advocating for the disabled. After graduation, Patrick worked as a real estate attorney, drafting purchase and sales contracts and conducting dozens of real estate closings each month all over eastern Massachusetts, before ultimately returning to his passion: working on behalf of the sick and disabled, and helping them to obtain the benefits they deserve.

From Our Clients

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“From the first moment I contacted Hartwig Law firm and talked with Jim he was very helpful. Sent me a brochure had it the next day. Worked with Stephanie the most very friendly, the whole staff was great. Started receiving SSDI within 5 months. Thank you so much for your help. Highly recommend.”

Joanne Shanley

“I had no idea going into this what the process would be like. I have listened to so many others “who know people who have been waiting forever for an outcome.” At the same time, being out of work (due to an injury) after 38 years of employment with the same company, with no source of income was not an option. Hartwig Law Firm came highly recommended to me. Andrea is who I dealt with, a pleasure! She was professional, kind, and happy. Happy to answer questions. Happy to return a call. Happy for me when I was awarded SSD. The staff is knowledgeable and hardworking. I am very pleased with the outcome. By the way, it took less than 4 months!”

Donna Sneider

“Excellent client service. They assisted me with the necessary forms that needed to be filled out to obtain my SSDI benefits in four months! Their timeliness in responding to both my email and phone inquiries was very quick. I could not have gone through this process without Hartwig Law Firm assisting me every step of the way!”

Linda Cavanagh

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