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Client Focused, Courtroom Ready

We carefully analyze each case that comes our way. We know that losing your long term disability benefits can be devastating and we are devoted to advocating for the disabled. If we take on your case, it is because we believe we can win. We expect to resolve matters on terms favorable for our clients – every time.

Respected and Accomplished

Our reputation precedes us. Since its formation in 1993, Bemis, Roach & Reed has been recognized for the professional excellence of its partners and its success in the courtroom. We have tried countless cases to verdict – our trial skills have been honed with national experience in the federal district courts and courts of appeals and statewide in the Texas system.

Successful, Experienced, Devoted

Our courtroom experience, at the federal level, is what sets Bemis, Roach & Reed apart. We have successfully litigated against virtually every major long term disability insurance carrier in the United States. We are familiar with their claims handling practices and the lawyers who will defend them.

Social Security Disability Lawyers and Long Term Disability Lawyers

Practice Areas

With over 75 years combined trial experience the attorneys of Bemis Roach & Reed
assist the disabled in Texas recover the disability benefits they deserve.

Social Security Disability

If you are considering filing an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Texas or have already filed and been denied benefits, our attorneys may be able to help. Over 65% of SSDI applications are initially denied often due to mistakes on paperwork or other technicalities. Our attorneys can help ensure that your claim meets the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) requirements and that you have the best chance possible to recover the benefits you deserve.

Long Term Disability

Long term disability insurance companies routinely deny disability coverage having decided that they are not governed by the state disability laws, but by federal ERISA law. As a result, people suffering with disabilities are forced to navigate the highly intimidating Federal Court system. The application forms can be confusing and involve many deadlines that need to be met in order to receive a favorable judgment for disability benefits. Luckily your chances of success go up as much as 50% when filing a claim with an experienced disability lawyer at your side. 

ERS Disability

If you are considering employment with the State of Texas or with an institution of higher learning, Bemis, Roach & Reed strongly advises that you take advantage of the disability insurance benefit offered by ERS at the outset.
An applicant or an employee who fails to enroll within 31 days of his first day of work will not be offered disability insurance unless he can provide Evidence of Insurability. The applicant will pay all expenses related to obtaining Evidence of Insurability and there is no guarantee that you will be approved.

Your Free Initial Consultation

At Bemis, Roach and Reed we know we might not be the right attorneys for you.

We offer each of our prospective clients a free no obligation one hour phone or office consultation to see if we can help you and if you are comfortable with us. We know how difficult a time like this can be and how hard the decisions are. If we can be of assistance to you and help you find a solution to your issue we will even if that means referring you to another attorney.

Let’s get you Started:

If you could provide us with some basic information about your claim we will get right back with you with a free case evaluation and schedule your Free Consultation Today.

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Client Testimonials

“This is a wonderful group of folks who held my hand through a bad place for a long time. It’s so nice to have something go my way for a change. I just really wanted to tell Lloyd thanks, my life is better now because of him.” – M.G.

“I have already sent 3 people to Lonnie Roach. He is an outstanding lawyer and was able to win my case. He is easy to talk to and he has a brilliant command over corporate disability law. I would send all my relatives to him if they needed his help. If you are going up against big insurance companies you want Lonnie on your side. God Bless You!”– Bill B.

“I found Greg and his assistant, to be very professional. They were prompt with all correspondence and transactions. During my hearing, Greg was very supportive and well organized. He was able to keep me focused and on task. He brought to my attention areas of importance that I might not of thought to mention. I was very nervous and having someone that cares about your case in your corner was priceless! By the way, we won our case!” – Ed D.

“Mr. Reed was an absolute rock of stability in the courtroom when it came time for my hearing, which greatly allayed my own nervousness. I initially chose this law firm to handle my disability case because their office is only a few miles away from my home, but that was merely an incredibly happy coincidence as I couldn’t have possibly made a better choice.“ – Anthony D.

Our Attorneys

Lloyd Bemis

AV Preeminent rated top attorney with over 25 years experience in winning disability claims against big insurance companies and the government. Very highly rated by both clients and peers.


Lonnie Roach

Highly experienced and successful attorney in ERISA Long Term Disability Law. One of the top appellate lawyers and one of the most published in Texas he is a top choice for winning long term disability appeals.


Greg Reed

Selected to SuperLawyers honor list 6 years in a row. Perhaps THE leader and authority in Social Security Disability claims in Texas. A true industry resource in the field of disability law.


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(512) 454-4000