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Wherever you live, and whatever your disabling condition is, our lawyers will fight your denied disability claim. Based in Houston, Texas we serve clients nationwide, and our number one goal is to help you get the cash benefits you may be entitled to.

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Social Security Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Denials, Veteran Disability

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Disability attorney Marc Whitehead, Esq. is the founding partner of Marc Whitehead & Associates, which he established in 1992 in Houston, Texas. Born on November 24, 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee, Marc was raised in Normangee, Texas and graduated in 1985 from Normangee High School as class valedictorian.

Marc attended Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. Marc attended the University of Houston Law Center and received his law degree (J.D.) in 1992, graduating in the top quarter of his class. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1992 and is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit.

Marc Whitehead served as President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010), is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the American Association of Justice.

Marc is also a member of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association. Marc Whitehead is a Past Chairman of the Houston Bar Association Social Security Section and is a frequent lecturer on the topic of Social Security and Disability Law.

Professional Experience

  • Marc Whitehead & Associates LLP, Founder
    Specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, insurance & ERISA litigation, Social Security Disability law, Veterans disability compensation, probate and commercial litigation.

  • Adjunct Professor of Law
    University of Houston Law Center Civil Trial Advocacy

  • Instructor
    National Institute of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Advocacy

  • Instructor
    National Business Institute Social Security Disability


Board Certified

  • Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Social Security Disability Law National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy

  • Professional Accreditations and Honors
    Accredited Veterans Claim Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble

  • Named to “Houston’s Top Lawyer” List (2008, 09 &10) by H Texas Magazine

  • Named to “Houston’s Top 100 Professionals” List (2010) by H Texas Magazine


Educational Experience

  • J.D. University of Houston Law Center, 1992

  • Top Quarter of Graduating Class

  • B.B.A. in Finance, Texas A&M University

  • 1989 President’s List

  • Valedictorian, Normangee High School 1985


Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas

  • U.S. District Courts, All Texas Districts

  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit

  • Professional Activities and Associations

  • President – Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010)

  • Board of Directors – Houston Trial Lawyers Association

  • Board of Directors – Texas Trial Lawyers Association

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Board of Advocates (1999-2001)

  • HBA Social Security Section Chairman (2004-2005)

  • Member:

    • Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists

    • National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives

    • American Association of Justice Texas Aggie Bar Association

    • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association

    • College of the State Bar of Texas

    • Houston Bar Association




To speak to an established and experienced Houston disability attorney, contact Marc Whitehead, Esq. today to schedule your consultation.

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Is Depression a Disability Under the ADA?

Is Depression a Disability Under the ADA?

Some disabilities are invisible to the outside viewer, but that does not make them any less legitimate when it comes to disability claims. Depression and other mental or emotional disorders can qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Let’s break this definition down into the base components: A physical or mental impairment. Depression, a mood disorder that creates a “persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest,” qualifies as a mental impairment under the ADA. “Substantial limitation”: Under the ADA, a substantial limitation exist... […]

How Do I Prove I Have a Disability?

How Do I Prove I Have a Disability?

It’s not as easy as it sounds. There are countless stories about those denied disability benefits, so we’re not lacking in the experience. However, what many claimants don’t know is that there is a way to really prove that you deserve those benefits. There Are Multiple “Legal Definitions” of Disability And the tricky thing is that every insurance company, the SSA, and the VA differ. Your first step is to look at your policy. What does it say? How does it define disability for you? It’s your first step in determining whether or not you may actually qualify; and it’s important to get that situated in your mind even before it becomes an issue in the event that you may have to pursue a dis... […]

I'm a Veteran, and My Disability Benefits Were Denied. What Can I Do?

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The important thing to know is that you’re not alone. Dozens, potentially hundreds, of applications are routinely denied due to everything from incomplete forms to incomplete information or even lack of medical evidence. In fact, first-time applicants stand a pretty good chance of denial—an estimated 65 percent of all disability applications are denied— even though situations may warrant approval. This is partially due to the overwhelming volume of applications sent to the Disability Determination Services (DDS - your state may use a different name for the agency). Each application is reviewed with scrutiny to dispel any fraud. Benefits Denied? Here’s What to Do Next Your next step is to fil... […]

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