Douglas A. Garner University of Cincinnati Law School JD, 1991

Doug Garner graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1991 and spent three years as a contract Public Defender in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 1994, he established a private practice in Dearborn County, Indiana and was a Public Defender in the Dearborn County Superior Court from 1994 through 2001.

Since 2001, Doug has continued his private practice focusing on Social Security and criminal defense. He also represents several non-profit organizations, small businesses, and the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District. Doug was on the Indiana Public Defender Council Board of Directors from 1996 to 2008 and Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He taught trial skills for five years at the Indiana Public Defender Trial Practice Institute. He is on the Board of Directors of Heart House, Inc. and belongs to the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.

Areas of Practice

Social Security Disability Business Organizations Construction Law Contracts Criminal Law Guardianships Landlord/Tenant Litigation Wills


Call me now to see if I can help you! (812) 610-1726

Having represented clients before the Social Security Administration for more than twenty-five years I understand the law, the way the system works, and the types of evidence judges look for. I focus on the details important to winning disability cases. I have helped over a thousand clients obtain Social Security. These benefits have provided income and helped my clients live more comfortably. My team can help you file your application and at all stages of the process including hearings before administrative law judges, proceedings before the Social Security Appeals Council, and appeals in Federal District Court.

Although you can retain an attorney at any stage of the disability process, the best advice is to consult with and retain one as soon as possible.

By retaining us early in your case, we can help you protect the record, develop a case strategy and provide information on what to expect at each step of the appeals process. You will find this information to be very helpful, comforting and beneficial to your case. Also, this information could be critical because unfortunately, oftentimes SSA develops a claim in a way that may be harmful to your case. We may be able to prevent this from occurring which should increase your chances of success.

We concentrate on the following legal areas:
Social Security Disability Claims Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Widow & Widower's Disability Benefits Adult Disabled Child's Benefits

Whether you have diabetes, arthritis, lung disease, degenerative disc disease, or depression or any combination of medical conditions and can no longer work, give us a call. We will provide you with a free and private consultation. Every contract is on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid if you don’t.

Consultation is free So give me a call.

(812) 610-1726
Douglas A. Garner


25+ years helping people file and win their cases.
Personal Service I will handle your Social Security case from beginning to end.

Committed to winning your case
I will fight for your benefits all the way to Federal Court if needed. Below are links to recent wins in Federal Court

DEDICATED My Social Security team has been with me over 10 years. We know how to win your case.


Well I am guessing you have heard from Doug that we won! today! You guys did great preparing Doug and he was spot on. We were approved within 15 minutes of being in front of the judge. This is just a brief thank you as I don’t have the words right now, but we will very soon. Thank you for all your diligent efforts. YOU SAVED MY LIFE! and that is literal. D.B.
I want to thank you for helping me file for disability. Never did I imagine that I would be in this critical health situation. Thank you for taking the time to explain the process and for your kind words. Nicola
I received my first Social Security payment May 15th. The amount was correct. All is well. Thank you once again for helping me. I truly appreciate all that you and your staff has done for me. T.H
I want to thank you again for all you have done for me and my granddaughters. Julie M.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and helping me with my case and helping me win it. Deborah C
Just wanted to say thank you for all you did to work on my disability case. You have no idea how I appreciate it. I'm truly not used to people helping me. I did get a letter from Social Security disability on Monday stating the amount. Again thank you so much. A. Wood
I want to thank you very much for getting my disability. L. Whittle
Thank you so much for all of your help on my disability case. Your and Michelle's work during this difficult time has made my life a little easier. Loraine G