With about 20 years in the legal profession, Mike has handled more than 3,000 hearings for people’s appeals of Social Security Disability denials, as well as multiple claims for military veterans seeking the fullest possible benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability program.
He has appealed hundreds of Social Security Disability cases to the federal court level and successfully argued many cases in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mike has lectured on the topic of disability law at the University of Dayton School of Law and for the National Business Institute. He won the Llloyd O’Hara Public Interest Law Award in 2019 and was named a “Litigator of the Year” by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers in 2021. He is a partner at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal (HNB).
His ultimate goal is to see people facing difficult times—whose lives and livelihoods are limited by medical conditions—securing financial assistance and increased stability.
His commitment to people in Ohio is also clear through his community work.
Mike and his team at HNB law firm have supported Shoes 4 the Shoeless in the Dayton area; Homefull, working to end homelessness in western Ohio; the Storybook Project, connecting incarcerated mothers and their children; the Gettysburg Men’s Shelter, South Community Mental Health; St. Vincent De Paul; and the PLACES program, helping people with mental health disorders.
He lives in Centerville with his wife and three daughters.
He’s one reason why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”Talk to HNB! Talk to HNB!
Mike’s background makes him just the person you need when you’re seeking disability income.
Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly checks and access to Medicare or Medicaid health care when health problems stop you from working—and you’re not retirement age yet. This can make a big difference in your life.
A Social Security Disability application involves lengthy forms, sending in medical evidence, and creating a picture for Social Security of how your medical conditions, age, work background and more combine to rule out working. A disability lawyer like Mike Rake can be your guide to this process.Get My Free Case Review
When you sacrificed and served your country in the armed forces, and you have permanent health conditions as a result, your country should step up and support you.
Veterans’ disability benefits can help ensure a secure financial future. But Veterans Affairs could deny your benefits, or give you a lower disability rating than you deserve.
As a veterans’ disability lawyer, Mike Rake deals with this system for you, helping you prove that your health limitations are service-connected—and helping you appeal for a higher rating and level of benefits.Call HNB Now!
The attorneys at HNB Law make it their mission to secure a better future for hard-working Ohioans struggling with disability, employment and financial problems.
“Their knowledge, dedication and diligence yielded success with my case. If you want professional representation and a firm that will fight for you, I highly recommend you contact Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.”
“HNB has a wonderful team of passionate attorneys who will work hard for you.”