Laura Sigaud

Laura attended hundreds of administrative law hearings a year and represented claimants in filing their appeals within the Social Security Administration and in federal court.

Laura Sigaud

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Laura attended hundreds of administrative law hearings a year and represented claimants in filing their appeals within the Social Security Administration and in federal court.

Practice Areas & Education

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Insurance Defense – Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Wrongful Death
  • Contract Law

EDUCATION

  • South Texas College of Law (J.D., May 2003)
  • Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (B.A., August 1996)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas – May 2022

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Norther District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification – Board member (2011-1022)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives – Sustaining Member (2003-2022)
  • Fifth Circuit Organization Social Security Claimants Representatives – President 2017-2018; 2019-2022– Sustaining Member
  • Dallas Area Social Security Claimants Attorneys – Vice-President (2009-2010, 2014-2015), President 2011-2013); Treasurer (2016-2022)

About Laura

EXPERIENCE

Laura was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a native Spanish-speaker. She grew up in South Texas and became a naturalized U.S. Citizen in the 90’s. After graduating law school in 2002, Laura began her career as a Social Security disability lawyer and became board-certified in 2010. In those 19 years of practice, she attended hundreds of administrative law hearings a year and represented claimants in filing their appeals within the Social Security Administration and in federal court. She was also a policy advocate, traveling to Washington, D.C. every two years and meeting with U.S. Senators and Congressmen to discuss important issues affecting the Social Security Disability program. In July 2022, Laura took her experience and advocacy skills to the practice of insurance defense. She found the transition fascinating and rewarding. In her personal time, Laura enjoys traveling, creating art, spending time with her family and friends, and attending live music.

PRESENTATIONS & SPEECHES

  • November 22, 2021: Faculty Member – American Bar Association “The Importance of Expert Testimony: What to Expect During SSA Hearings.”
  • September 15, 2021: Panel Speaker – SSA National Disability Forum – https://www.ssa.gov/ndf/
  • 2018 – Organizer and Speaker – FOSSCR 25th Anniversary Continuing Legal Education Conference – Dallas, Texas
  • 2015 Washington D.C. National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives – co-presenter with Mike Kelly “Disrupting the Path to Denial.”
  • 2016 Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives – co-presenter with Mike Kelly “Disrupting the Path to Denial.”
  • Opinion Published on Expert Witnesses Appearing by Telephone at Hearings, NOSSCR Newsletter, October 2013.
  • Seminar Presentations in Social Security Disability Law: Four Examples of Vocational Expert Cross-Examination., Social Security Disability Law Forum, New York, NY June 8, 2007

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