Lawrence D. Rohlfing

Lawrence D. Rohlfing
Firm: Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing
Address: 12631 East Imperial Highway
Suite 115 C
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-6738
Office Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 M-Th, 8:30 to 2:00 F
Phone: 562-868-5886
Fax: 562-868-5491
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Position Areas of Practice Litigation Percentage
Bar Admissions Education Honors
Affiliations References Representative Cases
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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

Current Employment Position(s):

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, 1985
Honors: cum laude

Whittier College, Whittier, CA, 1982
Honors: Dean's List, 1980
Major: Political Science

Representative Cases:
Desrosiers v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 846 F.2d 573 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1988)
Sprow v. Bowen, 865 F.2d 207 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1989)
Cooper v. Sullivan, 880 F.2d 1152 (C.A.9 (Cal.) 1989)
Black & Decker Disability Plan v. Nord, 538 U.S. 822, 123 S.Ct. 1965, 155 L.Ed.2d (Supreme Court 2003)
Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan v. Regula, 539 U.S. 901 (Supreme Court 2003)
Crawford v. Astrue, 586 F.3d 1142 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2009)
Crawford v. Astrue, 545 F.3d 854 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2008)
Boyd v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan, 410 F.3d 1173 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2005)
Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 354 F.3d 1133 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2004)
Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 308 F.3d 1068 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2004)
Alford v. DCH Foundation Group Long-Term Life Ins. Co., 311 F.3d 955 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2002)
Nord v. Black & Decker Disability Plan, 269 F.3d 823 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2002)
Bruton v. Massanari, 268 F.3d 824 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
Hart v. Massanari, 266 F.3d 1155 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
Regula v. Delta Family-Care Disability Survivorship Plan, 266 F.3d 1130 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2001)
Moore v. Apfel, 216 F.3d 864 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2000)
Stewart v. Thorpe Holding Co. Profit Sharing Plan, 207 F.3d 1143 (C.A. 9 (Cal.) 2000)
Silveira v. Apfel, 204 F.3d 1257 (9th Cir. 2000)
Meanel v. Apfel, 172 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 1999)
Chavez v. Department of Health and Human Services, 103 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 1996)
Hearn v. Western Conf. of Teamsters Pens. Trust Fund, 68 F.3d 301 (9th Cir. 1995)
Flores v. Shalala, 49 F.3d 562 (9th Cir. 1995)
Ruffalo v. Patterson, 234 Cal.App.3d 341, 285 Cal.Rptr. 647 (1991)
Behn v. Barnhart, 463 F.Supp.2d 1043 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
Grunseich v. Barnhart, 439 F.Supp.2d 1032 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
Stack v. Barnhart, 327 F.Supp.2d 1175 (C.D. Cal. 2004)
Horizon Outdoor v. City Of Industry, 228 F. Supp.2d 1113 (C.D. Cal. 2002)
Nickel v. Barnhart, 205 F.Supp.2d 1131 (C.D. Cal. 2002)
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Health Advocates
Disability Group
Los Angeles County Bar Association, LRIS
Southeast District Bar Association, LRS
Classes/Seminars Taught:
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, 2009 - Present
Appellate Lawyer Representative alternate

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
Current Member, Past President

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Section, 1997 - 1998
Past Chair

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
Birth Information:
1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Personal Injury -- Defense, Social Security -- Disability, Social Security -- Retirement & Survivors Benefits
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