Tim Wilborn, Attorney at Law
Licensed Only In Oregon
P.O. Box 370578
Las Vegas, Nevada 89137
Voice: (702) 240-0184
Fax: (503) 926-9133

Tim Wilborn represents claimants who are applying for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. After establishing a practice in and around the Portland, Oregon, area beginning in 1997, Tim reached the point where technological advances in the way cases are handled allowed him to choose his place of residence, while continuing to represent existing and new Oregon clients. (All court documents are received or filed via the Internet, using the court’s CM/ECF system. Other communications are accomplished via phone, fax, e-mail, and postal mail. Because Tim’s practice focuses on appeals which are done almost entirely in writing, it rarely is necessary to appear in person either to meet a client or to attend a court proceeding, so Tim’s choice of where to live and work is largely a matter of personal preference. Tim prefers to live where the weather is sunnier than it is in Portland.) Tim currently limits his practice to Social Security and SSI Disability appeals for claimants who live in Oregon. Tim handles appeals of administrative law judge decisions at the Appeals Council, federal district court (District of Oregon), and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals levels. He has been co-counsel on two U.S. Supreme Court cases. Tim is available as a consultant with regard to disability appeal matters.

In 2013, Tim Wilborn and co-authors Ralph Wilborn and Etta L. Wilborn published a book of detailed instructions for applicants who are trying to navigate the difficult process of completing Social Security's application for disability benefits (SSD and/or SSI):

The Wilborn Method, Social Security Disability: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Benefits; Initial Application Level.

The Wilborn Method is a how-to manual for (non-blind) disabled adult claimants who are applying for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability benefits and whose claims are at the initial application level. In a recent study, Social Security revealed that about six of every ten disability applications were denied at the initial level. Even worse, only about one in four of those denied claims ever was won on appeal. In other words, if you don't win at the initial level, there's only about a one in four chance you ever will! You need to make your strongest case for disability at the initial application level, where your chances of winning are best. But how? This book explains that in detail.

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Social Security sometimes asks a lay witness to provide additional evidence about a claimant. Our second book is for the witness:

The Wilborn Method, Social Security Disability: A Guide for the Lay Witness; The Function Report—Adult—Third Party Form.

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Tim's Court Forms Packet

IFP Form for US District Court