California Social Security
Disability Lawyers

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Lawrence D. Rohlfing

Partner

Practice Areas

Social Security Disability

University

Whittier College, B.A., 1982

Law School

Whittier College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Admitted

1985, California; U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and District of Arizona; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

Los Angeles County (Member and Past Chair, Social Security Section) and American Bar Associations; National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (Ninth Circuit Representative to Board of Directors, 2002-2006; President, 2006-2007); Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; California Trial Lawyers Association.

Born

Las Vegas, Nevada

Reported Cases

Supreme Court Decisions Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord, 538 U.S. 822, 123 S.Ct. 1965, 155 L.Ed.2d 1034 (2003); Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan v. Regula, 539 U.S. 901 (2003) (memorandum disposition) Court of Appeals Decisions Boyd v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan, 410 F.3d 1173 (9th Cir. 2005) Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 354 F.3d 1133 (9th Cir. 2004) Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 308 F.3d 1068 (9th Cir. 2004) Alford v. DCH Foundation Group Long-Term Life Ins. Co., 311 F.3d 955 (9th Cir. 2002) Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 269 F.3d 823 (9th Cir. 2002) vacated 538 U.S. 822 (2003) Bruton v. Massanari, 268 F.3d 824 (9th Cir. 2001) Hart v. Massanari, 266 F.3d 1155 (9th Cir. 2001) Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 266 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2001) vacated 539 U.S. 901 (2003) Moore v. Apfel, 216 F.3d 864 (9th Cir. 2000) Stewart v. Thorpe Holding Co. Profit Sharing Plan, 207 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 2000) cert. denied, 531 U.S 1074 (2001) Silveira v. Apfel, 204 F.3d 1257 (9th Cir. 2000) Meanel v. Apfel, 172 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 1999) Chavez v. Department of Health and Human Services, 103 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 1996) Hearn v. Western Conf. of Teamsters Pens. Trust Fund, 68 F.3d 301 (9th Cir. 1995) Flores v. Shalala, 49 F.3d 562 (9th Cir. 1995) Ruffalo v. Patterson (1991) 234 Cal.App.3d 341, 285 Cal.Rptr. 647 Cooper v. Sullivan, 880 F.2d 1152 (9th Cir. 1989) Sprow v. Bowen, 865 F.2d 207 (9th Cir. 1989) MacDonald v. Pan American World Airways, Inc., 859 F.2d 742 (9th Cir. 1988) Desrosiers v. Secretary of Health & Human Services, 846 F.2d 573 (9th Cir. 1988) District Court Decisions Behn v. Barnhart, 463 F.Supp.2d 1043 (C.D. Cal. 2006) Grunseich v. Barnhart, 439 F.Supp.2d 1032 (C.D. Cal. 2006) Stack v. Barnhart, 327 F.Supp.2d 1175 (C.D. Cal. 2004) Horizon Outdoor v. City Of Industry, 228 F. Supp.2d 1113 (C.D. Cal. 2002) Nickel v. Barnhart, 205 F.Supp.2d 1131 (C.D. Cal. 2002) Booth v. Barnhart, 181 F.Supp.2d 1099 (C.D. Cal. 2002) Alford v. DCH Foundation Group Long-Term Life Ins. Co., 144 F.Supp.2d 1183 (C.D. Cal. 2001) affirmed 311 F.3d 955 (2002) Hoffman v. Halter, 140 F.Supp.2d 1056 (C.D. Cal. 2001) Azami v. Apfel, 24 F.Supp.2d 1007 (C.D. Cal. 1998) Perez v. Chater, 17 F.Supp.2d 1115 (C.D. Cal. 1997) Payan v. Chater, 959 F.Supp. 1157 (C.D. Cal. 1997) Barbato v. Commissioner of Soc. Sec. Admin., 923 F.Supp. 1273 (C.D. Cal. 1996) Stanistreet v. Chater, 21 F.Supp.2d 1129 (C.D. Cal. 1995) Wysocki v. Sullivan, 761 F.Supp. 1273 (C.D. Cal. 1991).