About the Attorney
Edward Damian Leone goes by his middle name Damian. He is an attorney who practices almost exclusively in Social Security Disability at all stages of the process including initial consideration, reconsideration, administrative law judge appeals, national appeals council appeals and federal district court. He has sucessfully helped disabled individuals suffering from a wide variety of diseases, ailments, and conditions obtain benefits. These disabilities have included bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, learning disabilities, obesity, diabetes, diabetes mellitus, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, chiari malformation, migraine headaches, hypertenstion, epilepsy, bypass grafting, spine disorders, and heart disease to name just a few.
Before becoming an attorney, Damian worked for more than 20 years with and for government and nonprofit social service organizations. This included in the areas of hunger relief, job training, substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence and housing. This included working for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, one of the largest in the country and a FeedAmerica Foodbank, Chrysalis low income and homeless employment services in Los Angeles on Skid Row and as an analyst for Los Angeles County.
Damian is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representative (NOSCCR), the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), the Lackawanna County Bar Association Social Security Disability Committee, and the Pennsylvania State Bar Association Disability Section.
Damian grew up in Chinchilla Village Pennsylvania which is part of South Abington Township which is just outside Scranton. He went to Bishop Hannan High School in Scranton, The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and Loyola Marymount Law School in Los Angeles.
Damian is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and California. He passed both exams on the first try. The California exam is often considered one of the toughest in the country.