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Meryl Anne Spat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Waterbury, CT

Law Office of Meryl Anne Spat
21 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: 800-455-4565
Fax: 866-979-0939
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Family Law
Attorney Profile

Meryl Anne Spat is the founder of her eponymous law firm located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Representing clients in New Haven and Hartford counties and other parts of the state, she focuses her practice primarily on the representation of clients who are seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits from the Social Security Administration.

While the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs are both administered by the Social Security Administration, they are different in their approach and coverages. SSD benefits are designed for people who have paid into the program and who are now unable to return to work due to a physical or mental disability that is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. SSI benefits, conversely, are available to disabled children and, in some cases, to adults who are not disabled but who are 65 or older and who meet the financial limits. In both cases, the application process can be confusing, and Ms. Spat guides her clients through it, helping to ensure that the applications contain all required information. She also advocates on their behalf if the claim has been initially denied.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Spat majored in classics at Grinnell College in Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and in 1989, she was awarded her Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in Connecticut since 1989, Ms. Spat is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Social Security Disability
  • 10%Administrative Law
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Native Peoples Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Office Location for Meryl Anne Spat

21 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Phone: 800-455-4565

Fax: 866-979-0939

Last Updated: 7/26/2022

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