Annette L. Rutkowski

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Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Carmel, IN

Law Office of Annette Rutkowski
 | 301 E Carmel Dr, Suite G003
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-818-6003
Fax: 317-853-6851
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2021
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability (60%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Annette L. Rutkowski is a passionate Social Security Disability attorney who is committed to protecting the rights of her clients. With initial experience as a volunteer for physically and cognitively impaired people, Ms. Rutkowski has developed great compassion for those who need additional assistance than what they are able to provide for themselves. She has experience in all aspects of disability law, including initial applications and hearings, federal appeals, veterans benefits, long-term disability and dependency and indemnity compensation. Her firm, the Law Office of Annette Rutkowski, accepts clients throughout western, southern and central Indiana.

    Ms. Rutkowski prides herself as a caring attorney who is highly accessible to clients, and works tirelessly to prepare a strong case to get results in court. Having participated in thousands of hearings, Ms. Rutkowski has a reputation for not giving up on tough cases. She is known as a respected leader and speaker in her field, having spoken locally and internationally on various disability law topics.

    After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in public justice from the State University of New York at Oswego, Ms. Rutkowski earned her Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.

    Ms. Rutkowski has been accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a veteran's attorney. She currently serves as chair of the Social Security section for the Indiana State Bar Association, and is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. She also belongs to the American and Indianapolis bar associations, the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the National Disability Lawyers Network.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Social Security Disability
    • 30%Appellate
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2021

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    About Annette Rutkowski

    Admitted: 2001, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Accreditation as Veteran's Attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
    • American Bar Association – Commission on Disability Rights
    • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Indiana Bar Association
    • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
    • National Disability Lawyers Network

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • About Annette Rutkowski
    • Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits
    • Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
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    • Speaker, Disability Practice Clinic, Indiana University Law School
    • Speaker, Social Security Practice, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation
    • ICLEF Video Hearings, 2012 - Present
    • Social Security Bootcamp, National Business Institute, 2012 - Present
    • Preparation for Video Conference Hearings and Impact of SSR 11-1p, NOSSCR Conference, San Antonio, 2011 - Present
    • Reconsideration, ICLEF, 2007 - Present

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A. in Public Justice
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    Office Location for Annette L. Rutkowski

    301 E Carmel Dr
    Suite G003
    Carmel, IN 46032

    Phone: 317-818-6003

    Fax: 317-853-6851

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    Last Updated: 8/4/2020

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