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Stacey Dembo

Stacey Dembo

Stacey Dembo


At Work

As a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, Stacey J. Dembo has dedicated her practice to representing adults and children with disabilities in Social Security Disability and/or SSI benefit cases. After practicing with a Chicago-area Social Security Disability firm for several years, Stacey formed the Law Offices of Stacey J. Dembo, LLC in 2014. Stacey strives to provide vigorous, compassionate, and empathetic representation for people with disabilities in Social Security matters.

In the Profession

Stacey is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association and the Winnebago County Bar Association. Stacey formerly served as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association’s Social Security Law Committee. She is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) where she is the current co-chairperson of the Young Members Committee.

Stacey is also a frequent speaker on Social Security related topics. Stacey’s recent speaking engagements include the following:

  • “Some Ideas about the IDEA” – NOSSCR Conference – Fall 2014
  • “Introduction to Social Security Practice” – NOSSCR Conference – Spring 2014
  • “Issue Spotting for Appeals Council Success” – NOSSCR Conference – Fall 2013
  • “The Vocational Expert – Friend or Foe?” – NOSSCR Conference – Fall 2010

Stacey was designated as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2015, a distinction given to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state.

In the Community

Stacey is a firm believer in the importance of giving back to the community. She volunteers frequently within the community, providing legal services on a pro bono basis to people with disabilities and low income individuals. Stacey frequently volunteers with CARPLS, Equip for Equality, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Jewish United Fund Legal Services Clinic.

Stacey is also proud participant in the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP). More information on the JEP can be found here.

Background

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 2008

Emory University
B.S., 2005

Stacey is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois.