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He walked me through the process and helped me prepare for my court date. Thanks to Ryan Belcher I was able to prove my disabilities and I won my case. I’m so grateful and appreciative of Ryan’s hard work and tenacity in helping me with my case.
Forever grateful! Thank you Ryan.
I think he is a very compassionate man and also a very busy man. My advice to those I send to him is always to let him speak and answer his questions and only elaborate when told to do so. It helps move the process along much quicker.
He will always ask if you have any questions and answer them fully.
The office staff is excellent also.
He was helpful, efficient, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with social security.
I cannot even begin to express how appreciative I am for these two and all they have done for me and my family.
I was awarded social security benefits. I was amazed how easy they made it for me to be awarded. It is always a stressful time when you have to see an attorney for anything. There was absolutely no stress involved. They made it so easy on me. If ever I need to see an attorney again, I will definitely call Richard. Thank you so much for all you did for me.
They schedule appointments quickly & help with many issues.
We really appreciate their services!
He presented the case to the judge in a few minutes and we had a favorable result within the hour.
The long wait times for the Social Security Administration to process paperwork were expected because Mr. McGinty is well versed in the way their system functions. We had few if any surprises during the entire time that we worked with him.
We would recommend McGinty, Belcher & Hamilton for work regarding Social Security Disability Claims.
I quickly recognized that Kathy and her legal assistant, Sonya, were not only people I could trust, but they truly cared about me and the difficult situation I was facing. I appreciate these two like crazy.
About Our Team
That isn’t possible without the hard work of our dedicated team of attorneys and support staff.
Who is Richard?
Richard has been representing individuals with injuries and disabilities since 1986. He initially focused on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security law. Since 2000, Richard has limited his practice exclusively to Social Security law and Veterans benefits. Richard’s Social Security practice involves helping his clients get benefits relating to Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Widows/Widowers benefits, Disabled Adult Child benefits and Children’s benefits. Richard litigates well over a hundred contested hearings each year before the Social Security Administration. Richard’s Veterans Law practice involves representing Veterans at the Board of Veterans Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Richard is a member of the Marion County Bar Association, Multnomah County Bar Association, and Oregon State Bar. Richard is licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon, the Federal District Court of Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Richard is a past president and current member of the Advisory Commission for Center 50+ (involved in new programs; lifelong learning; monitors activity) and a Board member and treasurer for the Barbara Knudsen Foundation.
Richard presents a class on Social Security Disability Law every Fall to Willamette Law School students. Richard also gives presentations about Social Security law and Veterans benefits to interested organizations. Richard is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).
Who is Kathryn?
Kathy’s law practice focuses on all areas of estate planning with emphasis on the planning needs of the elderly and their families, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, long term care issues, Medicaid planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate. She is a frequent speaker on estate planning and elder law topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for public and private groups.
Kathy is a founding board member and past president for Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon & executive committee member for the elder law section of OSBAR.
Who is Christopher?
Christopher got into the law to help people protect themselves and their loved ones from chaos and discrimination. After a brief stint working in special education law, Christopher found a passion for guardianship work and, through that, the fields of elder law and estate planning more generally.
Christopher’s estate planning is focused on helping people build supports, give instruction, and delegate authority so that they and their loved ones experience the least chaos and disruption in the event of incapacity and/or death. An estate plan can include trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, and other tools to achieve that protection.
Christopher’s elder law practice is focused on helping individuals and families through the tumult of death or incapacity, be it from sudden accident, age-related disabilities, or developmental disabilities. This help can include guardianships, conservatorships, Medicaid applications and planning, income cap trusts, supplemental needs trusts, and similar tools.
Christopher is often found in the community providing education on elder law and estate planning issues to families and professionals, including monthly free legal events at Center 50+ and the Alzheimer’s Network. He is also the chair of the legislative committee of the Elder Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and actively involved in improving the laws that shape his practice. Christopher is also on the boards of Willson House, Jason Lee Manor, and the Oregon Memorial Association. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon State Bar’s Elder Law Section and Estate Planning and Administration Section and the Marion County Bar Association,
Certified Claimant Representative
Who is Ryan?
Ryan’s Social Security practice involves helping his clients get benefits relating to Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Widows/Widowers benefits, Disabled Adult Child benefits and Children’s benefits. Services which Ryan provides include appealing determinations at the initial and reconsideration levels, as well as, preparing and litigating claims in front of an Administrative Law Judge at the hearing level. If necessary, Ryan can appeal a case denied by the Administrative Law Judge to the Appeals Council.
Ryan Belcher was born and raised in Keizer, Oregon, and continues to have strong ties to the community. He attended McNary High School and was a member of the McNary High School 2001 State Championship football team. While earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in legal studies from Western Oregon University, he also earned honors playing football for the Wolves. Ryan was a 3 time all conference player in the GNAC. After college, Ryan had a brief stint playing arena football and was a member of the 2009 ArenaCup Championship team, the Spokane Shock. Currently, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, while being “daddy” to his beautiful daughter, Riley.
Legal Assistant to Kathy Belcher
Who is Sonya?