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Renata DeMello

Social Security Disability Paralegal

Renata Demello

How I help our clients: I am a paralegal for the Social Security and Veteran’s Disability Department of Riddle & Brantley. I help our clients navigate the long and difficult Social Security Disability claims process from initial application stage to the resolution of their claims. This entails filing initial applications, acting as a liaison between the Social Security Administration and clients, filing appeals, and preparing disability claims for hearings.

Background: I am a native of Brazil. I also have an extensive legal background in which I graduated from Universidade Paulista and obtained my Juris Doctorate. I am currently licensed to practice law there. Since coming to the States, I have obtained my paralegal studies certificate from the University of California, Irvine. My passion to work with Social Security Disability Claims began with previous employment in California.

Why I like working at Riddle & Brantley: Riddle and Brantley is a law firm that truly cares about their employees. I feel blessed to work directly with such a strong team who encourages me on a daily basis to perform my best and is always available to help me overcome the challenges each disability claim presents.

What I like to do in my free time: I enjoy nature and various outdoor activities such as wake surfing, swimming, and camping. I also enjoy watching movies and reading.