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Constance R. Somers

11122 Wurzbach Rd., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 271-7807
Fax: (210) 271-9558

Office in San Antonio, Texas
Hours: 8:30-4:30

Attorney Profile

Attorney Constance R. Somers

Constance R. Somers has been representing Social Security and SSI disability clients since receiving her law license in 1981, and she has limited her practice to that field since 1990. She is certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, formerly known as the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This certification is recognized by the American Bar Association and is the only type of certification for Social Security disability attorneys in the state of Texas.

Education

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in 1972 and got her law degree from St. Mary's University in 1980. She had the distinction of scoring the highest score on the Texas Bar Exam in the summer of 1981 and has been practicing law ever since. She has had a solo practice since 1985.

Professional memberships

Constance R. Somers has been a sustaining member of the National Board of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) since 1985, and has been a member of the 5th Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (FOSSCR) since its inception in 1993. Ms. Somers has been a speaker at both FOSSCR and NOSSCR conferences over the years, as well as at State Bar of Texas seminars, and has published several papers in their conference handbooks, most recently articles on Social Security retirement benefits for NOSSCR in 2009  and for  State Bar conferences in 2010 and 2012.   She is also a founding member and past president of the San Antonio Social Security attorneys' group.

Attorney Constance R. Somers has been an active member of the San Antonio Bar Association since 1981, serving as a long-time member and past chairman of the Lawyer Referral Committee.

She handles Social Security cases from the initial filing all the way through federal court appeals, and is particularly proud of two decisions of the Western District of Texas which made new law, or clarified existing law, benefiting disability claimants, namely Barrientoz v. Massanari 202 F. Supp. 2nd .577 (W.D.Tex. 2002) and Grossweiler v. Barnhart, 2003 WL 22454928 (W.D.Tex. 2003), 91 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 571.

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The Law Office of Constance R. Somers is located in San Antonio, Texas and serves clients in south central Texas, including Wilson County, Medina County, Guadalupe County, Gonzales County, Comal County, Kerr County, Gillespie County, Kendall County, Uvalde County, Karnes County, Frio County, Atascosa County, Bee County, Bexar County, Travis County, and Hayes County, as well as the cities of San Antonio, Boerne, Seguin, New Braunfels, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Hondo, Uvalde, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Floresville, Kenedy, Karnes City, Victoria, Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Gonzales, Austin, Beeville, and San Marcos, TX.