Practice Areas

Social Security Disability Law

If you are not satisfied with our services we will waive our fees! Our attorney fees are taken from the claimant's back pay awarded after the claim is approved.  If the claim is not approved, the claimant does not owe an attorney fee. However, sometimes the claimant will need to cover certain costs, such as costs a medical institution may charge to acquire medical records, etc. We can review your case to see if you will be subject to any such costs.

Estate Planning

In addition to disability law, Mr. Button enjoys using his experience and LL.M. degree in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis to help families be prepared for unexpected or expected life events that would require medical and financial power of attorneys and/or the disbursement of property at time of death.

Legacy of Success

Social Security Disability Law

Matthew Button, Esq., formerly worked as an attorney advisor and decision writer for the Social Security Administration's Office of Hearing Operations in Springfield, Missouri. As an attorney advisor, he wrote hundreds of decisions for disability administrative law judges and listened to hundreds of disability hearings. His knowledge of disability law and his familiarity with the disability appeals process translates into expertise that allows claimants to feel informed and confident through the application and appeals process.

Mr. Button specializes in explaining the disability application process and walking with you step by step. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the process and the potential outcomes.

Estate Planning

Mr. Button also specializes in creating affordable basic estate plans for families, including wills, revocable living trusts, and medical and financial power of attorneys.

Credentials

Mr. Button is currently a Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), a sustaining member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA), a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), and a member of the Missouri Bar Association.

Mr. Button earned a law degree from Concordia School of Law in 2015, where he was a Dixon Scholar recipient, president of the J. Ruben Clark Law Society, a volunteer for the Street Law Clinic where he diagnosed legal issues for the under privileged, and a volunteer for Soundstart Community Outreach where he drafted legal educational materials for incarcerated individuals.

In addition to disability law, Mr. Button is conversant with tax law and estate planning. Before law school, Mr. Button earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2007 and a master's of accounting from Boise State University in 2008, and subsequently worked several years in SUPERVALU's corporate tax department.

While in law school, Mr. Button created the tax advice section for the Idaho Legal Aid Senior Guidebook and completed mentorship programs with the Idaho State Tax Commission and the Robert L. Aldridge Estate Planning Law office.

In 2016, Mr. Button earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During his LL.M. in taxation program, Mr. Button completed an externship with Bryan Cave, LLP, in St. Louis in its nonprofit tax law practice. Mr. Button subsequently worked as a tax associate for CliftonLarsonAllen in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a solo practitioner in a variety of areas of law, including disability law and estate planning. His most recent work is with the Social Security Administration as an Attorney Advisor for the Administrative Law Judges in the Office of Hearing of Operations until he left in August 2020 to start MJ Button Legal and Button Disability Law.

Matthew J. Button, Owner

As a former attorney with the Social Security Administration, Matthew J. Button, Esq., has the expertise to confidently guide you through your application process. Mr. Button has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation from Washington University in St. Louis and a Juris Doctorate from Concordia School of Law.