Marc Stanley Whitehead

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Houston, TX

Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law LLP
 | 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 725, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-228-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (50%),
  • Social Security Disability (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law LLP, Marc Stanley Whitehead represents people in Houston, Texas. He commits his practice to Social Security Disability, handling cases that involve the following matters: employee benefits, life insurance denials, disability insurance claims, Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims, bad faith insurance denials, Supplemental Security Income, veterans’ disability benefits, long-term disability as well as pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

In 1989, Mr. Whitehead graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University where he made the president’s list. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992, graduating in the top 25 percent of his class.

With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Whitehead is dedicated to helping people secure disability benefits. He has shared his legal knowledge with others as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and as an instructor with both the National Business Institute and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Whitehead in personal injury trial law, and he is also board-certified in Social Security Disability by the National Board of Social Security Disabilty Advocacy. For his successes, he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. H Texas magazine named Mr. Whitehead to its Top Lawyers list as well as its Top 100 Professionals list.

Mr. Whitehead is on the board of directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and holds memberships with organizations including the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the State Bar of Texas and the American Association for Justice.

 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employee Benefits (50%)

Social Security Disability (30%)

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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White Papers

  • Disability Insurance Policies-How to Unravel the Mystery (2011) - Written by attorney Marc Whitehead, this book is filled with facts based on years of experience with disability insurance law and a commitment to the rights of the disabled. Get answers to the questions that you must know in order to successfully prove your claim, and avoid the traps and mistakes that cause so many claims for disability benefits to fail: What type of disability policy do you have? (Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, or Catastrophic) What type of benefits can you get? Does your policy cover your condition? What do you have to prove? Why you shouldn't use the insurance company's recommended social security representative How to begin your claim What if they deny your disability claim - The Administrative Appeal Do you need an attorney to help with the Administrative Appeal? Insurance company tactics The importance of attorney representation during your lawsuit How is your attorney paid? What is ERISA? Is your case governed by federal ERISA law?  

  • The Social Security Disability Puzzle-How to Fit the Pieces Together (2010) - Written by attorney Marc Whitehead, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy - this book is filled with facts based on years of experience and a commitment to the rights of the disabled.Get the facts about what the SSA decision makers need to have in order to approve your claim: Understand the 5-Step Evaluation the SSA uses to determine disability  Know what Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is and how it applies to you.   Learn how to determine the difference between Sedentary Work, Light Work, Medium Work, Heavy Work, and Very Heavy Work  Understand how the SSA determines disability according to Vocational Standards  Know what the "non-disability" requirements are to qualify for Social Security Disability  Get the inside story about the appeals process and how it works  We clearly explain the Supplemental Security Income program, and how it is different from Social Security Income  Understand when you should consider getting a disability attorney   Find out how attorney fees work - and how they are regulated by the Social Security Administration

  • About Marc Whitehead

    Admitted: 1992, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.disabilitydenials.com/marc-whitehead.html

    Honors and Awards:

    • Named to “Houston’s Top 100 Professionals” List (2010) by H Texas Magazine  
    • Named to “Houston’s Top Lawyer” List (2008, 09 &10) by H Texas Magazine
    • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble
    • Accredited Veterans Claim Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Accredited Veterans Claim Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009
    • Board Certified-Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy
    • Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Chairman of the Houston Bar Association Social Security Section
    • United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit 
    • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • U.S. District Courts, All Texas Districts
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Bar Association 
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association
    • Texas Aggie Bar Association
    • American Association of Justice
    • National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives
    • Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
    • HBA Social Security Section Chairman (2004-2005)
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Board of Advocates (1999-2001)
    • Board of Directors - Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors - Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • President - Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Instructor, National Business Institute, Social Security Disability 
    • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocacy
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Civil Trial Advocacy
    • Disability Insurance Policies-How to Unravel the Mystery and Prove Your Claim
    • The Social Security Disability Puzzle-How to Fit the Pieces Together and Win Your Claim
    • The Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process Used in Determining Disability For Social Security Claimants  
    • Nuts & Bolts of Social Security Disability Law
    • A Lawyer's Guide for Determining Eligibility of Social Security Disability Claimants
    • Tort Reform As It Relates to Strict Products Liability

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Director of the Year-Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2007

    Educational Background:

    • B.B.A in Finance from Texas A&M University, 1989
    • Valedictorian-Normangee High School, 1985
    Office Location for Marc Stanley Whitehead

    5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 725
    Houston, TX 77007

    Phone: 713-228-8888

     

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