I know it may seem cliche for a lawyer to talk about justice…
But, the truth is, long before I became a social security disability lawyer, I marched with my parents for the protection of everyone’s civil rights and workers’ rights in the 1960s.
I wanted something more with my life…and thanks to my experience with great lawyers fighting for justice, in the trenches, I saw there was a way to make it my life’s work to fight for the justice of others.
I served for over 15 years, traveling the country helping hardworking, low-income people resolve legal issues such as working conditions and immigrant rights.
It is hard to believe, but you could say my grandfather left me with an unspoken desire (and directive) to protect hardworking, people just like him.
And, importantly for you, it really taught me how to be an amazing trial lawyer.
I don’t toot my horn too often, but working in legal aid meant I learned a lot of stuff really quick because no-one else wanted to do the work. So, I was forced to.
Kayla wants every client to feel seen, heard, and supported. The disability appeal process is a long and complicated one, and Kayla works to make it as easy on the clients as possible. The cellphone number listed on the website connects you directly to Kayla, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Kayla Hebert has worked for the Law Office of Mark Schneider for three years. In 2020, Kayla took the office certification test with Social Security to be a non-attorney disability representative. This means she is very well versed in the disability appeal process and can represent clients on her own through the hearings and appeals council. She has written numerous legal briefs for Social Security judges and has won many appeals for our clients. Kayla is one of the only non-attorney certified disability representatives in the North Country.
Kayla was born and raised in Keene Valley, NY, was valedictorian at Keene Central School and went to college at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Kayla has always had a passion for helping people. At age 7, she initiated a clothing drive in her small school for a family that had lost their home to a fire. At age 10, she helped her mother organize a fundraiser for the local animal shelter. She continued this track in college and got her bachelor’s degree in psychology. After college, she worked with kids at risk of being taken from home to keep them with their families. After this work, Kayla decided to get her master’s degree in social work. As a social work student, she worked doing therapy with first responders (military, firefighters, EMS, police, etc.) and low-income adults and children. Kayla also extensively studied the societal, cultural, and structural factors that affect the various groups of our population.
Kayla has found her calling in doing disability appeal work; it combines social and paralegal work perfectly. Kayla loves her job as a non-attorney disability representative and works hard to help clients get their benefits. Because Kayla is aware of the larger issues her clients face, Kayla always makes sure to refer client’s community resources if the issues they face go beyond social security disability. She does not want to see anyone leave her office without any direction on how to get support for their troubles.
Kayla wants every client to feel seen, heard, and supported. The disability appeal process is long and complicated, and Kayla works to make it as easy on the clients as possible. The cellphone number listed on the website connects you directly to Kayla, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
“Mark was very personable and genuine in addressing our legal needs. His approach was very clear regarding options and what was in our best interest. We really felt that his time was ours in our consultations sessions”
“Unreal how fast it was for me and it’s all thanks to Mark Schneider. A big thanks to you Mark. I’m very very pleased.”
“Mr. Schneider won my social security disability case for me. He was kind and professional and I would highly recommend him. Which I have! He also won a case for my friend!”