About Our Disability Lawyers
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area
At Sackett and Associates we've been practicing disability law in Northern California for 35 years. We're proud to be local attorneys fighting for the rights of Northern California citizens.
By focusing only on Social Security and Veterans Disability Law, we've become experts in both fields. We use our knowledge and understanding of the law to help win you the disability benefits you need.
Our attorneys will work closely with you to handle your case. Every case we handle, no matter the specialty, is important to us. Contact us now to discuss your case.
Harvey has been helping people with their Social Security Disability and SSI claims since 1980. In addition to representing literally thousands of Northern California residents, he has also represented claimants in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.
He was the first chairperson of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Committee on Social Security law. Harvey has also served as the California State Chairperson for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He has published numerous Social Security Disability law articles, lectured at continuing education conference and appeared on public television legal affairs programs. San Jose Magazine has twice named him one of Silicon Valley's best lawyers.
Harvey is a member of the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
Sonya Arellano is a passionate advocate with a commitment to social justice. While earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from UC Berkeley, she double majored in American Studies, with a concentration in law, race and public policy and Ethnic Studies. Sonya then received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is duly admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Earlier on, Sonya successfully represented a client in a Social Security Disability matter through her participation in UC Hastings’ Civil Justice Clinic. Sonya also served as a law clerk for personal injury and employment law firms where she assisted in fighting for the rights of people harmed or wronged.
Prior to joining Sackett and Associates, Sonya zealously advocated on behalf of her clients as a criminal defense and immigration attorney. Sonya embarked on her legal career with a determination to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Sonya is doing just that by helping people with their Social Security Disability and SSI claims. She shows a thorough understanding of how to most effectively use the law to establish disability, as well as displaying great empathy for her clients.
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