The authors of The Wilborn Method books are attorneys with more than 80 years’ combined experience in Social Security disability law. They've reviewed the claims of thousands of Social Security Disability and SSI applicants, and have helped many of those claimants win benefits. They’ve given numerous Continuing Legal Education presentations at both state and national Social Security Disability seminars; they’ve represented Social Security Disability applicants at all stages of appeal including before the U.S. Supreme Court; and they have numerous published Social Security Disability cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ralph Wilborn served as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration for three years. He now limits his practice to federal court Social Security Disability appeals. From 1997 to 2002, he was the author and editor of Wilborn’s Social Security Disability Advocate’s Handbook. He is the 2002 recipient of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) Distinguished Service Award. He is an explorer, innovator, author, researcher, photographer, scuba diver, and dreamer who would have liked to have studied the secrets of the sea had he not chosen instead to help write these books.

Etta L. Wilborn, a registered nurse for nearly 15 years before becoming an attorney, has spent her entire legal career representing Social Security Disability and SSI claimants and managing the Wilborns’ law practice. Etta is the guardian of 14 rescued cats. She is a champion of abandoned cats and their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Etta is a supporter of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (www.bestfriends.org). She’d be thrilled if you’d support the causes of this organization as well.

Tim Wilborn has practiced Social Security Disability law for over 20 years. He limits his law practice to post-hearing appeals of Social Security Disability and SSI cases. Tim is a jack-of-all-trades—an amateur carpenter, remodeler, inventor, marathoner, photographer—and an aviator at heart, with his feet planted firmly on the ground because his wife won’t let him take flying lessons.




Ralph Wilborn

Etta L. Wilborn

Tim Wilborn