Lawrence D. Rohlfing

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Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Santa Fe Springs, CA

Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing
 | 12631 East Imperial Highway, Suite C115
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-317-8204
Fax: 562-868-5491
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Lawrence D. Rohlfing is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing in Santa Fe Springs, California. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 34 years of legal experience, Mr. Rohlfing devotes his practice to helping clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas who seek their rightful Social Security Disability benefits, as well as those who have complex issues involving ERISA and other employment-related benefits.

    Focusing on SSDI matters his entire legal career, Mr. Rohlfing has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this legal area, enabling him to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those he serves. Over the course of his career, he has assisted thousands of clients with obtaining the full amount of compensation they deserve following an injury or illness that has left them unable to work.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Rohlfing has conducted numerous lectures and seminars before various organizations across his region and throughout the country on topics related to Social Security claims and other related matters. He has also served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Social Security Law Section, as well as a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, where he remains an active member.

    Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Rohlfing is a member of the American Association for Justice's Social Security Disability Law Section, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and both the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Consumer Attorneys of California. He also serves as an appellate lawyer representative alternate for the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rohlfing holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including a listing in Who's Who in California as well as Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans.

    A 1982 graduate of Whittier College, Mr. Rohlfing returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Whittier Law School in 1985. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Central Districts of California and the Southern District of Arizona as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Courts and other federal courts across the nation.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Social Security Disability


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

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    About Lawrence Rohlfing

    Admitted: 1985, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans 
    • Who's Who in California

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court 
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
    • U.S. Federal Courts, 1985
    • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
    • California, 1985
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
    • NOSSCR, Executive Board, Treasurer 
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), Past President
    • NOSSCR, Board of Directors, Ninth Circuit Representative
    • American Bar Association
    • California Trial Lawyers Association
    • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association for Justice, Social Security Section
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Section, Past Chair, 1997 - 1998
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), Current Member
    • Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, Appellate Lawyer Representative alternate, 2009 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair, La Habra Christian Church, 2003 - 2006 
    • Vice Chair, La Habra Christian Church, 2002
    • Head Coach, La Habra Pop Warner, 2007 - 2008
    • Team Representative, La Habra Pop Warner, 1999
    • Coach, La Habra Pop Warner, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006
    • Coach, La Mirada Jr. All American Football, 1998
    • Head coach, La Habra Girls Softball, 1999 - 2000
    • Manager, Whittier Pony Baseball, 1998
    • Manager, La Habra Little League, 1997, 2001, 2004 - 2005
    • Coach, La Habra Little League, 2003
    • Manager, La Mirada Little League, 1994 - 1996
    • Elder, La Habra Christian Church, 2001 - 2006, 2008 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
    • Presenter, Los Angeles County Bar Association Social Security Section 
    • Presenter, National Business Institute
    • Presenter, Southeast Bar Association of Los Angeles County
    • Presenter, Beverly Hills Bar Association
    • Presenter, United States Magistrate Conference for the Ninth Circuit
    • Presenter, AAJ Social Security Section


    • Nickel v. Barnhart, 205 F.Supp.2d 1131 (C.D. Cal. 2002) 
    • Horizon Outdoor v. City Of Industry, 228 F. Supp.2d 1113 (C.D. Cal. 2002)
    • Stack v. Barnhart, 327 F.Supp.2d 1175 (C.D. Cal. 2004)
    • Grunseich v. Barnhart, 439 F.Supp.2d 1032 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
    • Behn v. Barnhart, 463 F.Supp.2d 1043 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
    • Flores v. Shalala, 49 F.3d 562 (9th Cir. 1995)
    • Ruffalo v. Patterson, 234 Cal.App.3d 341, 285 Cal.Rptr. 647 (1991)
    • Hearn v. Western Conf. of Teamsters Pens. Trust Fund, 68 F.3d 301 (9th Cir. 1995)
    • Chavez v. Department of Health and Human Services, 103 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 1996)
    • Silveira v. Apfel, 204 F.3d 1257 (9th Cir. 2000)
    • Meanel v. Apfel, 172 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 1999)
    • Stewart v. Thorpe Holding Co. Profit Sharing Plan, 207 F.3d 1143 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2000)
    • Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 266 F.3d 1130 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
    • Moore v. Apfel, 216 F.3d 864 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2000)
    • Hart v. Massanari, 266 F.3d 1155 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
    • Bruton v. Massanari, 268 F.3d 824 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
    • Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 269 F.3d 823 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2002)
    • Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan v. Regula, 539 U.S. 901 (Supreme Court 2003)
    • Alford v. DCH Foundation Group Long-Term Life Ins. Co., 311 F.3d 955 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2002)
    • Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 308 F.3d 1068 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2004)
    • Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 354 F.3d 1133 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2004)
    • Boyd v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan, 410 F.3d 1173 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2005)
    • Crawford v. Astrue, 545 F.3d 854 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2008)
    • Crawford v. Astrue, 586 F.3d 1142 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2009)
    • Desrosiers v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 846 F.2d 573 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1988)
    • Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord, 538 U.S. 822, 123 S.Ct. 1965, 155 L.Ed.2d (Supreme Court 2003)
    • Cooper v. Sullivan, 880 F.2d 1152 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1989)
    • Sprow v. Bowen, 865 F.2d 207 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1989)

    Educational Background:

    • Whittier College, Whittier, CA, B.A., Honors: Dean's List, 1980, Major: Political Science, 1982
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    Office Location for Lawrence D. Rohlfing

    12631 East Imperial Highway
    Suite C115
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

    Phone: 562-317-8204

    Fax: 562-868-5491

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