Client Testimonials

When I knew it was time to file for disability benefits, I didn't know where to turn for help. I had heard horror stories from various sources regarding time, effort, frustration and eventual denial from Social Security. I was apprehensive to say the least. I saw an advert on the internet for Russell & Hill so I decided to call, just to ask a few questions. It was very apparent that this firm was highly experienced in handling SSDI claims.

Edith S. Barger

I was very pleased with the service Matt and his office staff at Russell & Hill Attorney’s at Law. They really helped me get through the complications that come with car accidents and the obstacles that come with insurance companies. The staff was very professional and stayed on top of my medical bills and settlement. They helped ensure I felt medically better before settling my claim. They took the worry out of dealing with the insurance claim and ensured I was satisfied with their service and with my claim. I would definitely recommend Russell & Hill if you are in need of a personal injury lawyer.

Brittney Paisley

Michelle, at Russell and Hill handled my case. She was very encouraging when I thought there was no chance because my case wasn't a physical disability. They validated me when I was so doubtful. They handled my case very quickly and professional. I would DEFINITELY recommend them and will DEFINITELY use their services again. Their fees are so minimal compared to what I expected. I am VERY pleased with their services

Patricia Hutchins

Im very pleased for Laura Dorey's services and professionalism while representing my SSI case . I'm also very impressed by her determination and outcome of my case I highly recommend her to anyone needing a very good attorney in their case.

David G. Walla Walla, WA

Thanks for all your hard work in getting me a favorable decision. Also, thank you to you and your staff for always keeping me informed on the progress of my case and answering all of my questions to make me feel more at ease.”

Laurence Nash

After enduring 5 years of declining health and income I contacted Russell and Hill. Bonnie Morrissey was wonderful in her handling of the situation and today I can breath easy for the first time in years as I received my first check. Thank you Bonnie!

Frank L Bender

Bonnie Morrissey of Russell & Hill helped me to understand what I could expect to experience with Social Security disability process. After the 2nd denial Russell & Hill submitted the appeal for round 3 and they obviously did an exceptional job - I was approved at least a year earlier than most would expect. Now every case is different of course, but I fully believe our success was due to their knowledge and experience with Social Security processes and requirements. I would definitely tell all my family and friends that if they are in need of disability attorney's to talk first with Russell & Hill. Also, Bonnie Morrissey who works there provides answers to all my questions and really has a lot of patience. I did get frustrated a few times but knowing that what I was experiencing was normal for all applicants to experience made it easier to relax. I know my case was in very capable hands with Russell & Hill. A really big THANK YOU ALL!!!

Sandra Collis

Russell & Hill helped in securing Social Security Disability monthly checks from the US social security administration. They made the process easy and within 6 months I received my entitlement. Russel & Hill had me fill out the SSAN application, they walked me through it making the forms understandable, I had a few questions about some of the terms on the forms from SSA and they were able to direct me in understanding them. Russel & Hill reviewed my application typed it out had me verify it and apply. All over my computer and the phone. I never had to go to their office but they were only a phone call away for help. With Russell & Hill walking me through everything and being there for any questions I felt confident that I had submitted everything correctly. What a relief in knowing that I had all their experience and knowledge guiding me. I highly recommend Russel & Hill Attorneys at Law.

Charles Thayne Vrooman

I just want to Thank, Sarah Coffey and Russell Hill for taking my case and winning on my behalf.

Lynda Loney

Russell and Hill agreed to represent me in filing for Social Security Disability, they were extremely quick to answer my initial inquiry, contact me to do the phone interview and get the paperwork started. Russell and Hill have kept me appraised of the progress on the case and were always prompt to answer questions and submitting documents was very simple. Their professionalism and handling of my case resulted in very positive results in a reasonable amount of time. I am very pleased with the outcome and being able to work with such a outstanding firm.

Robert W Thomson

First off, I'd be a disgrace to the State of Washington not to say, "We are the champions!" A team that deserved to be the winners of the Super Bowl. These men proved to the world that if you believe in something and you work hard for it, you will succeed. And that is also true for my "team" at Russell and Hill. It was a long journey, one that at times gave me hope we would win the government over and other times when I just felt like giving up as individuals out there, without meeting face to face with you, can judge you capable of playing football when one can barely leave the house. I am chronically ill with five non-curable diseases/illnesses and each time my team sent my claim in, I was told I could play ball.

Sarah C., my case manager, has the patience of a saint. I would call often, send off more and more medical records, have her request more medical records and not once did she complain. When my third or fourth claim was rejected, poor Michael T. got the brunt end of the stick. I wasn't angry with the law firm, but with the government and I expressed my opinion to him. Thank goodness he was there to listen as my attorney was leaving and I needed to be reassigned. He took my five inch thick file and reviewed it and I was now the client of Sarah W. She took my final claim to the federal court. When I received the phone call from her saying I was denied, it is interesting, I wasn't actually upset. It is as if I knew what the outcome would be. Very typical of our government. But she had some good news and that was that because I turned 55 earlier in the year, it is written in Social Security's rules that once a person turns 55, is deemed disabled and not able to do the last job they had, you basically qualify for disability. I believe Sarah filed in June and in December the only way we found out that I was approved was the three month back pay I received in my bank account. My attorney, Sarah, threw the final touchdown and we won the game. *big grin*

I cannot begin to express my appreciation to all the people at Russell and Hill for the work they did on my case for over three years. Not one complain from them, always positive and willing to help you out in any way that they can. They are true professionals and will go the extra mile to make sure their client is their number one priority. I would most definitely refer them to others seeking out disability. They are my champions!!!! Thank you and God bless you all in your future endeavors.

Toni Lepley

I came to Russell and Hill without much expectation of getting any help, but just to ask if I would qualify for my social security. I have been an Emergency Room and Intensive Care nurse, and nurse manager for the last 30 years. Over the last 15 years I have had increasing limits with my mobility due to arthritis. My work ethics have kept me from applying for help, but I finally came to the point where I had to.

The people at Russell and Hill were so personal, nonjudgemental, and kind in helping me thru this process. I really appreciate their professionalism and the results. Within 4 months I went from not even having a medical diagnosis to having a team of specialist for support, necessary surgeries scheduled, medical insurance , and the approval of SSA retirement-disability.

Thank you so much for helping me to ask for help!
And a special thanks to Lindsay Gray who worked so diligently in my behalf.

Marsenia JoEllen Wilkus

I was so impressed with the professionalism and compassion that Sarah and Laura handled my case. I am sure there were others as well that deserve a thank you, but these two individuals I remember the most. Sarah was always there whenever I had a question or something new to report. I had so many hospitalizations, but she never treated me with anything but respect, and did not seem to mind all the work those illnesses created. Laura was fabulous in court! She calmed my nerves, answered all my questions and most important of all, did not judge me. So many people judge you when they find out you are trying to get disability, especially if they cannot see all the health problems. I never once felt that from anybody at Russell and Hill.

Great job everyone and thanks again for helping to turn my life around!

renee killian

Thank you Sarah Coffey for all of your help and work! I could not have completed the social security disability application and gone through the appeal process without your guidance.

Craig D. Pearson

Recently the law firm of Russell and Hill assisted me and guided me through the process of applying for social security disability benefits. At a time when anyone would find the task daunting and the client most vulnerable Russell and Hill and the associates assigned to my case treated me with kindness, patience and respect. I found comfort in the level of expertise your firm maintains in the field of disability claims law knowing it would work to my advantage. Never once did I question Russell and Hill's authenticity of caring nor dedication to my needs. I found comfort in knowing my best interest was at the heart of your representation of me when I was accepted as a client of Russell and Hill.

At this time, I would like to ask your permission in referring Russell and Hill to my mental health/behavioral health medical care team. They currently have patience who find themselves in the same predicament I once was. Yesterday I spoke with Dr. Robert Grumer, DO, FABPN, Behavioral Health Services, Psychiatry at Group Health Tacoma. I broached the subject of my recent life experiences following my employment termination in 2011. Because I have "lived through" the bureaucracy of applying for governmental assistance and other disability/mental health related issues I feel it imperative for me to share with others my experiences in hopes of helping them alleviate some of the feeling of helplessness/hopelessness/worthlessness. There are so-o-o many "charlatans" out there preying on the infirmed who are in desperate need of help. But do they possess the legal knowledge as advertised and can they be trusted? I can give them a definitive yes by referring them to Russell and Hill. Dr. Grumer was very receptive to the idea of having a trusted law firm he could feel confident in referring patients to.

Thank you for your time. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions for me or would like to discuss my proposal further.

C. Nickel

In a very quick and very caring way, Russell & Hill took on my case. The were very wonderful & caring attorneys. Everyone that contacted me was very very concerned about my well being. After discovering I had cancer, I figured I was in for a long road of expenses with no income. I was very amazed at the efficiency of Russell & Hill! They also kept me in the loop on the progress of my case. Without a Great Group backing me I know it would have taken a long time to settle my case maybe years; I have heard it happens some times. Not in my case; it only took 7 months to appeal & be presented in front of a Judge. My outcome is very much appreciated, completely settled & in my favor. I can not tell any one on how much it means to have such a relief of financial burden during this time of my life. Again I am very grateful to have such a wonderful group of caring people on my side. Thank all of you who work At Russell & Hill. I will be recommending you to those who need help !!!


Thanks again, Ms Bonnie [Russell & Hill Case Manager], I am so happy I started this journey with Russell and Hill, and very blessed that I have had your support.


I just wanted to let you know that I spoke with Martha yesterday and I would like to express my thanks to both you and her for being so amazing and patient with me. You have both been so friendly and pleasant and made something scary a lot more bearable and I appreciate it more than you know.


Matt -
I just wanted to thank you for your help and expertise on our case -- we both felt that we were in good hands, and the outcome is the best we could have hoped for. Your knowledge of the courts and working our way through the system was invaluable. You really helped us out and we truly appreciate it.


Upon the recommendation of a friend, I contacted Russell & Hill to handle my disability claim. This was definitely a process I needed assistance with due to my disability and not understanding the claims process. It is all very overwhelming. From the beginning, my caseworker (Callie) was very prompt and patient in responding to my questions and in assisting me submit the many disability forms, meet deadlines, etc. Thank you very much for helping me during this very challenging and stressful time of my life!”
“The girls in your Firm did a wonderful job. When you said something, you did it, and got the job done. My compliments!


I feel compelled to write this to Mr. Matt Russell because he needs to receive a big THANK YOU from me and my family as well. When I had totally given up on what I had believed an impossible situation, Mr. Russell never did. He simply asked my permission to continue pursuing this very difficult and delicate case that had really discouraged and emotionally emptied us. Mr. Russell really fought the battle for us. Mr. Russell continued to deal with me with very gentle candor. Mr. Russell took the time to read and study every word, this took many hours. He allowed me to retain my dignity and always treated me with the utmost of respect. He genuinely is a very caring and outstanding person. I Caringly and Respectfully Thank You Matt Russell.


5 Stars (5/5) - This firm did an absolute wonderful job for me in my disability case. They gave me straight forward answers to very difficult questions, guiding me through a very difficult process with excellent results. Even after being denied, Jim Hill pled my case and did extensive foot work which ended in me winning my case instead of having to settle for what was offered by the judge. These are 5 star lawyers in my book!



I think you are TERRIFIC! You've helped me to survive my future. My unemployment ran out. My savings is GONE! Now, thanks to you, I can keep a roof over my head. I can live with dignity! I no longer have to live in fear of what I'm going to do to survive. I was afraid I was going to have to move into my (compact) car! Which I could no longer afford to register, or insure. Which would've put me on the street! I just can't thank you enough!


I am very grateful to Callie and Mike for all their hard work on my case. I will refer anyone who is considering applying for disability to Russell & Hill. Thank you for all your help!


Bonnie, Thank you so so very much....we needed some good news desperately, he is in serious decline.

This should be a Godsend to help him get some medical help...You have been exemplary and patient and beyond an amazing help to him, more than you know.

Thank you from all of us, with total appreciation.


Mr Hill, recently represented me on my case for disability. He went through everything with me before my case was heard. He told me what to expect and what questions were to be asked. I am pleased to say we won my case, I would recommend Mr Hill's law firm to anyone! Thank you.


I wanted to take a moment to commend Ms. Martha Boden. As my attorney for my SS Disability case, she took a nerve-wracking situation and made it much more comfortable. She was knowledgeable about my conditions and knew what kind of pain or trouble they caused me. She was very caring and explained the process to me very thoroughly. I went into my hearing knowing exactly what to expect. As you can imagine, that went very far to ease my nerves. Thank you, Ms. Boden. If I ever have a chance to refer you, I will.


Hi Callie,

I just wanted to thank everyone at Russell and Hill for allowing me to get the benefits I deserved. I will highly recommend your firm to others needing services.


We wanted to take a moment to say a simple thank you to you and everyone in your office. It has been a difficult two years and we are not really sure what took place Monday, but it is the first time we felt like someone cared about Walt's health issues. Please pass on to Matt how grateful we are for his ability in the court room and with the Judge.

As we walked to our car, we both said how happy we were to be able to help our son who has been fighting cancer for eight years. Please also know how sorry I am that Walk didn't answer several of the letters that you sent to him. Part of his depression and illness, but not knowing this I am sure he seemed difficult. Thanks for your patience and all the hours of work you put in to help him.


Dear Jim,

Carol and I don't know how to thank you for your efforts on her behalf. At a time when the walls were closing in for us and the country, you can't imagine how thrilled we were to open today's mail and find conformation that the deposit in Carol's account was not a bank error. I don't know how you pulled it off with out a long wait for a hearing. We are indebted to you and you can be sure we will be shouting your praise to all who may need your assistance... we are not sure when we will get across the state, but please allow us to meet you and buy lunch when we do.

Thanks again.


Good morning Mr. Russell.

I am so grateful to you, and to Mr. Hill also, for taking my case and following it through to the end. Thank you for helping me get the benefits I need and deserve. I still sometimes can't believe it's all over now and with such an awesome outcome. I was honestly ready to dig my heals in for the long haul. I didn't realize, until the day I got my letter from the judge, just how much all of this ordeal had consumed me. I can't even begin to describe to you how much easier it is for Steve & I to breathe now. An amazing weight has been lifted off of us. It feels like a huge triumph. I'm not able to put into words to thank you enough.

We just received my back pay check. I know it says that the money was already taken out to pay for you for your services. But I need to check with you to be positive.

Again, thank you so much for all your hard work and time that you and your staff put into my case and helping me for the past almost 2 years to achieve the favorable decision I finally got.


Thanks for all your hard work in getting me a favorable decision. Also, thank you to you and your staff for always keeping me informed on the progress of my case and answering all of my questions to make me feel more at ease.


Dear Jim,
I am so thankful to have worked with you. Not only did you help me receive a favorable outcome, but you really took the time to build my trust and you showed a genuine interest in my case. Keep doing what you’re doing!


Dear Matt,
You are wonderful! Thank you for being so kind, patient, and thorough in dealing with my case. The outcome was even better than I expected, and I think the world of you!


Dear Jim,
I was so impressed by you and your staff in handling my Social Security case. Everyone was so professional, friendly, and attentive, and I really appreciated it. I am so glad I hired your firm to represent me! Thanks again!


I enjoyed your professional and honest representation. Thank you for working so hard. I have recommended you to others and will continue to do so.


Thank you for your patience and commitment to my case. It was a pleasure working with you.


Working with your office was a positive experience all around. I will be sure to recommend you to others. Thank you for your dedication to my case.


Dear Jim,
I want to thank you for helping me win my Social Security case, despite that I gave you only a short amount of time to prepare. I was thoroughly impressed by your expertise in the courtroom. You and your staff truly made me feel at ease throughout the entire process.


Thanks for being a great lawyer and treating me with so much respect. I was very relieved by how reasonable your fees were and how courteous your staff was to me.


Dear Matt,
You are the best of the best! Thank you so much to you and your amazing staff for all the help, I will never forget it!


Thank you for helping me obtain my disability benefits. You really knew what you were doing and I am very grateful!


Dear Matt,
You did a great job with my case, but I also appreciate how you treated me like a friend instead of just a client. I feel like I’ve known you for years and you have become someone I can really trust. Thanks!


Dear Jim,
Thank you so much for the work you did on my case. It is such a relief and a financial weight lifted from me. It would not have been possible without your hard work and tenacity. I was pleasantly surprised that a decision was made without me having to appear before an Administrative Law Judge. Thank you again.


After 10 years of employment, a bachelors and masters degree, I lost my professional career due to a brain tumor removal. Mr. Matt Russell immediately returned my phone call and provided excellent advice helping me with disabillity questions. With Matt's assistance and positive attitude, I was informed about the best choices in my case. Besides his concern and professionalism, Matt's positive attitude took away all my worries and stress. In addition, Matt also informed me I could call anytime for to answer any questions. I highly recommend Matt for any assistance regarding disability. Thank you Matt for all your concern, advice and kindness.


Dear Matt,
Thank you for your help and services that you and your office has provided me in getting my claim of disability granted. I have been suffering from lot of pain and depression for long time, result in inability to work. Your timely manner help resulted in getting my claim lot sooner than I accepted. It's been great pleasure to have you as my Attorney. Once again thanks to you and your office crew for the assistance. God bless you.


She (Ms. Light; her case manager) made the process go very quickly and kept me apprised of the situation. She contacted Social Security on a regular basis and requested that they expedite the matter. Due to her quick response to our problem and persistence we received the money due me in just a matter of weeks, rather than months, and saved our home. I would work with your company and Ms. Light anytime. Ms. Light is excellent.


Matt, You and God had my back and I am eternally grateful for the dedication, kindness and help you have given to me. Thank you again and tonight when you go home tell your wife she was blessed with a good man and somebody else noticed!!!!


I am very happy how Laura handled everything. I was very impressed with how she did things. I would recommend Laura and Russell and Hill to anyone. Thank you very much for everything.

Brian Fitzpaktrick

After my accident, I had seen an attorney and it just wasn’t working out for us. Then, I heard the advertisement for Russell and Hill and when I did go in to meet Matt Russell, I was very confident that he would be the type of attorney that I would like to work with. And we decided to settle at that time. I’ve been very pleased with what Matt has done for me.

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Margaret Harrington

My husband and I had a particular legal matter, after numerous calls out to some very top rated attorneys and no return phone calls back within about a week and a half, I contacted Russell and Hill, heard back from Jim Hill that exact day. He took on the case and we won he answered every single email in a timely manner. He was absolutely amazing I would highly recommend him to anybody.

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My wife and I had some legal issues that we could not find help for, we reached out to other attorneys but we could not even get a response and then we called Russell and Hill, they returned all of my phone calls, all of my emails and made me feel like I was their only client and we won the case. Based on my experience I can highly recommend Russell and Hill to anyone.

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I am a Canadian citizen. When I was injured in Washington state, I turned to Brandon at Russell & Hill to help with my claim. He was willing to take on my case and had knowledge of the unique difficulties of cross-border claims. The team at Russell & Hill knew how to deal with insurance issues arising from British Columbia like the Ministry of Health and ICBC. They knew how to properly prepare a case involving medical treatment in Canada. They listened to my needs and were able to negotiate a settlement of my claim without the need for a lawsuit. My experience with Brandon and the team at Russell & Hill was excellent. I highly recommend them to anyone in Canada who is injured in the United States.

Gabrielle Riess