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About DAA

About Disability Action Advocates

DAA fights for the benefits you deserve.

At Disability Actions Advocates, our mission is to assist our clients to resolve their Social Security disability claims. After your years of work and paying into the Social Security system, when you become disabled, you need the benefits offered under this system as quickly as possible. It can be exceptionally difficult to get a valid claim resolved, and with the assistance of a Sacramento Social Security disability lawyer and DAA, we smooth the process and handle every detail for you.

Our firm provides professional services to assist in pursuing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as well as people who need Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) . Our clients are from all walks of life, and of all ages. We have almost two decades of experience in this area, and we have a track record of winning thousands of cases - and we can help you too. We are very familiar with every aspect of the process, from filing an initial claim through the appeals process and any other needed hearing regarding your claim. Our goal is to get your claim resolved as quickly as possible and to help you avoid the pitfalls, problem and the high possibility of a denial from the administration in disability claims of all types.

Disability Action Advocates in Sacramento

Social Security Disability is the focus of our firm, and our only focus. At DAA, our team of specialists takes charge of every aspect of your claim throughout each step of the process. The first step is the application process, and how your claim is submitted is extremely important with regard to whether it will be approved or denied. We know what they are looking for and how to submit a claim with the best possibility of getting a favorable outcome. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Filing all necessary forms for the initial application, reconsideration and hearing.
  • Reviewing all your medical records and gathering all needed medical information.
  • Reviewing your Social Security file thoroughly to discover possible weaknesses and determining what is needed to obtain a favorable decision in your case.
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you will know what to expect and will be prepared.
  • Reminding you of all doctor appointments you have with SSA doctors.
  • Representing you with an attorney at appeals and hearings before an Administrative Law Judge.
  • Appeal of your case if appropriate or when needed.

DAA will even take your case to Federal Court in the appropriate circumstances. The bottom line is Disability Action Advocates will fight for you every step of the way as we have for others over the past two decades.

John C. Boyden, Esq.

John C. Boyden, the owner of Disability Action Advocates was born on April 25, 1965, in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Whitman Collage with a B.A. in History in 1987. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1990 when he was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. He was a law clerk for the Honorable Jerry Carr Whitehead, District Judge, Washoe County, Nevada, from 1990-1991.

Mr. Boyden was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1990 and to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada in 1991. He is a member of the Washoe Country and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Nevada, the Nevada Association of Defense Counsel, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representative (NOSSCR), as well as the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR). Mr. Boyden is also an admitted Washoe County arbitrator, and he is a partner at the law firm of Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, Ltd.

Mr. Boyden has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has tried to verdict 15 jury trials, and approximately 50 arbitrations and bench trials.