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 1450 N Tustin Ave #112, Ste 112, Santa Ana, CA 92705US

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1on BirdEye, Aug 16, 2017
My wife and I had a very, very negative experience with Tina Louise Laine and would not recommend her. She was slow to return phone calls. As far as I could tell, she did not put much effort into my wife's case. (My wife has TBI and is unemployable. She isn't even allowed to drive right now.) Tina Laine met with us once, took our deposit check, and then had me get some medical information from my wife's doctors.

The forms she gave me were copies of copies, which made for a sloppy and unprofessional presentation. I was embarrassed to hand such low quality forms to our doctors.

Her relatively minor effort to help us with our appeal ended in failure. In retrospect, I felt like I did most of the work myself which was mainly gathering together the pertinent documents. In my opinion, she did little to make a difference for us beyond adding these two sloppy forms to our application. In retrospect, the sloppiness of those forms may have been part of the reason we lost our appeal. FYI: Her amateur, out-of-date, website give you insight into the quality of her work.

As we appealed the appeal, she was dead wrong about when our new, administrative hearing would take place. It was only due to my efforts that we eventually learned from her that three judges had retired and that my wife's case would be dealt with next year and not this year. This was a total, unpleasant surprise that she did not inform us about until I called her to ask about the untimely delays.

Tina Louise Laine was also quite rude. She said that I did not tell her the truth about our issues with the IRS. (Due to my wife's unemployment and medical bills, we have fallen behind on our taxes.) Frankly, she never asked about them and never indicated that they were relevant. It was unprofessional for her say I was untruthful and that slip of the tongue cost her our business, loyalty and respect.

I have a well-deserved reputation for being straightforward and honest. She ended up dropping our case and threatening to keep our deposit, reminding me it was non-refundable.

As far as I'm concerned working with Tina Laine was an unpleasant chore that cost us a little money and a lot of time and left us with almost nothing of real value.
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1on BirdEye, Aug 16, 2017
My wife and I had a very, very negative experience with Tina Laine and would not recommend her. She was slow to return phone calls. As far as I could tell, she did not put much effort into my wife9;s case. (My wife has TBI and is unemployable. She isn't even allowed to drive right now.) Tina Laine met with us once, took our deposit check, and then had me get some medical information from my wife's doctors.

The forms she gave me were copies of copies, which made for a sloppy and unprofessional presentation. I was embarrassed to hand such low quality forms to our doctors.

Her relatively minor effort to help us with our appeal ended in failure. In retrospect, I felt like I did most of the work myself which was mainly gathering together the pertinent documents. In my opinion, she did little to make a difference for us beyond adding these two sloppy forms to our application. In retrospect, the sloppiness of those forms may have been part of the reason we lost our appeal.

As we appealed the appeal, she was dead wrong about when our new, administrative hearing would take place. It was only due to my efforts that we eventually learned from her that three judges had retired and that my wife's case would be dealt with next year and not this year. This was a total, unpleasant surprise that she did not inform us about until I called her to ask about the untimely delays.

She is also quite rude. She said that I did not tell her the truth about our issues with the IRS. (Due to my wife's unemployment and medical bills, we have fallen behind on our taxes.) Frankly, she never asked about them and never indicated that they were relevant. It was unprofessional for her say I was untruthful and that slip of the tongue cost her our business, loyalty and respect.

I have a well-deserved reputation for being straightforward and honest. She ended up dropping our case and threatening to keep our deposit, reminding me it was non-refundable.

As far as I'm concerned working with Tina Laine was an unpleasant chore that cost us a little money and a lot of time and left us with almost nothing of real value.

Now that I have more knowledge, I think we are in a position to hire a less sloppy disability attorney or simply handle the matter ourselves. We have a letter from Coastline College that indicates my wife is now unemployable, the DMV will not letter her drive a car. I don't see what the big deal is or why an attorney is even necessary at this point. Tina Laine tried to imply that there were mysterious legal details that would cause her to spend many hours on our case. She refused to even explain one of them so she did not earn my confidence in her abilities or her value. I wouldn't recommend her to anyone. When she accused me of not telling her the truth, I knew she was bad news and did not share our values.
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1450 N Tustin Ave #112, Ste 112, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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For more than 20 years, the Law Office of Tina Laine has specialized in helping people getting the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.
History
Established in 1987.
For more than 20 years, the Law Office of Tina Laine has specialized in helping people obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
We can help you throughout the entire process from your initial application to the request for reconsideration through the hearing before an administrative law judge.
Meet the Business Owner
Tina L.
Business Owner
Tina Laine graduated from Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, CA before going on to California State University Long Beach and graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts. She was a member of the Honor Roll at both Cal State University Long Beach and University of California Berkeley.
She graduated from the Western State University with a Juris Doctorate and was a President's Scholar while attending Western State University. She won a 1983 Pro Bono Award for Victims of Domestic Violence and a 1984 Pro Bono Award for work with victims of Laguna Beach Brush Fire before joining the California State Bar in 1986.
For nearly 10 years, Tina Laine was a Board Member for Interval House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She also served as a Board Member of AAUW. This involvement was fostered through her involvement as a legal advocate and counselor for A Safe Place, a Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Berkeley, CA.
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