Lawrence D. Rohlfing

Lawrence D. Rohlfing

Santa Fe Springs, California

Lawrence D. Rohlfing has practiced disability law since 1985. He represents the disabled and seeks to enforce their rights before the Social Security Administration, the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Having been involved in thousands of disability claims and training of other lawyers, he brings considerable experience and expertise to the representation of disability claims under Social Security and ERISA.

Mr. Rohlfing has argued disability and other benefit entitlement claims in over a hundred claims before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He presented briefs in three cases to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rohlfing argued Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord to the United States Supreme Court in April 2003.

Mr. Rohlfing is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He currently serves as the Ninth Circuit Representative to the NOSSCR Board of Directors and currently serves as the Treasurer of NOSSCR sitting on the Executive Board. Mr. Rohlfing is the past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Social Security Section. Mr. Rohlfing has presented numerous papers to bi-annual meetings of NOSSCR, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Social Security Section, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Southeast Bar Association of Los Angeles County, and the National Business Institute.

Mr. Rohlfing graduated from Whittier College in 1982. He graduated from Whittier Law School in 1985 cum laude. He is the proud father of seven children that he raises with his wife Maggie. He is actively involved in the community managing baseball and softball teams, coaching football, and serving as the elder of La Habra Christian Church.

Community Involvement:

La Mirada Little League - manager 1994, 1995, Winter 1995, 1996

La Habra Little League - manager 1997, Winter 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, coach 2003

Whittier Pony Baseball - manager 1998

La Habra Girls Softball - head coach 1999, 2000

La Mirada Jr. All American Football - coach 1998

La Habra Pop Warner - team representative 1999, coach 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, head coach 2007, 2008

La Habra Christian Church - elder 2001-2006, 2008-current, vice chair 2002, chair 2003 -2006

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Social Security
  • 5% Benefit Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. cum laude - 1985
  • Whittier College, Whittier, CA
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1980
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases


  • The Honorable Charles J. Williams
  • The Honorable Janet Coulter
  • Law Offices of Rosemary Abarca
  • Law Offices of Devermont and Devermont
  • Law Offices of Richard N. Deyo
  • Law Offices of Fred Fleming
  • Law Offices of John Heuer, ALJ retired
  • Law Offices of Joel Leidner
  • Law Offices of Judith Leland
  • Law Offices of Edmund Parent
  • Law Offices of Susan Wasserman
  • Jacobsma & Brau
  • Dixon & Daley
  • Health Advocates
  • Disability Group
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, LRIS
  • Southeast District Bar Association, LRS


  • Presenter, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Presenter, AAJ Social Security Section
  • Presenter, United States Magistrate Conference for the Ninth Circuit
  • Presenter, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Presenter, Southeast Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Presenter, National Business Institute
  • Presenter, Los Angeles County Bar Association Social Security Section

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in California
  • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, Appellate Lawyer Representative alternate, 2009 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), Current Member, Past President
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Section, Past Chair, 1997 - 1998
  • American Association for Justice, Social Security Section
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • William & Rohlfing, Partner, 1985 - 1987
  • Rohlfing & Donnelly, Partner, 1987 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder, La Habra Christian Church
  • BBB
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers