ADVOCACY
1802 Eastman Avenue Suite 102
Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805-642-6080
Fax:    805-650-0797
Email: Advocacy@sbcglobal.net
 


PRACTICE:
Advocacy has offices in Ventura and San Luis Obispo California. This provides access to individuals of the tri-county area. This demographic is serviced by the Santa Barbara Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. We also represent clients throughout Southern California, appearing at the local office for hearings. We are a non-attorney advocacy group, specializing in representing claimants for disability benefits.

Kaylie Booth
Ms. Booth maintains overall responsibility for tracking claim status of clients represented by Advocacy. Regular contact with the Social Security Administration field office ensures that claims are being processed, and that all denials are appealed in a timely manner. As office manager, she is responsible for office administrative functions, client communication and securing medical records and opinion evidence to prove up medical impairment.

Ms. Booth is a recent graduate of the California State University Channel Islands campus, majoring in business, with a minor in psychology. She has extensive experience working in a legal environment.

Philip Lewis
Philip Lewis has represented clients both before the Social Security Administration, for initial claims, as well as at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, for those clients appearing before an Administrative Law Judge, since 1992.

As a former Vocational Expert appearing under contract to the Office of Hearings and Appeals, he provided testimony in over 700 cases before Administrative Law Judges deciding cases. This provided a detailed working knowledge of the procedural and vocational issues raised at the Hearing level.

Following graduate training in industrial psychology at California State University Long Beach, he earned a Certificate in Human Resources Management from California Lutheran University , and a Ph.D. in forensic rehabilitation and industrial psychology, from the Union Institute Graduate School. He holds a juris doctor degree from the Ventura College of Law, and completed a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, School of Law.