Social Security Disability (SSD)

Shannon Tigner represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We can assist with initial applications or with claims that have previously been denied. We guide claims throughout every step of the appeals process, including reconsideration, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings, the Appeals Council and federal appeals. 

Ms. Tigner represents children and adults with a broad range of disabilities, including both physical and mental conditions. 

Ms. Tigner has been focused on SSD and SSI claims since 1995. During this time, she has handled more than 350 cases. She understands the challenges clients face, the steps and evidence necessary to obtain SSD and SSI benefits, and the concerns of the clients, such as: 

  • Should I work while receiving SSD or SS1 benefits?
  • What if I cannot afford a doctor during the appeals process?
  •  How can I collect benefits for chronic fatigue or other hard-to-measure symptoms?

Social Security Disability benefits (SSD or SSI) are difficult to obtain. There are deadlines for filing, endless paper work  to complete, and complicated guidelines for determining whether or not you will be eligible. A qualified Texas attorney with knowledge in Social Security Disability law is far more likely to obtain the maximum benefits than a lawyer without the same experience. It is even more important to have successful litigation attorneys on your side if you have been denied disability benefits before. 

One of the problems most applicants face is a lack of money. They are unable to work and sometimes do not even look for an attorney because they believe they cannot afford it. At Bass & Tigner, P.C., you will never have to pay out of pocket for representation on your Social Security Disability benefits claim. Our firm takes Social Security Disability cases on a contingency fee. We charge 25% of the back benefit award and the fee is capped by federal guidelines. Our clients are not obligated to pay court costs or other expenses associated with our legal services unless we are successful on the disability claim. 

We can also assist clients with the Brazoria County Indigent Health Care Program including prescription card program.


  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • ​Personal Injury

CALL US   979.848.0500  |  800.594.4733

At Bass & Tigner, P.C., we are always available to help people regarding their claims. We try and make it as convenient as possible for the client because we understand that not all clients have the means or ability to come to our office. 

​Bass & Tigner, P.C. provides legal services to individuals throughout Brazoria and Harris Counties. If you or someone you know is in need of an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability, call us toll free at (800) 594-4733 and set up your free consultation with Ms. Tigner.

Bass & Tigner: A partnership with a long history of service.

Knowing the value of teamwork, Shannon Tigner and Brooks Bass decided their shared philosophy and expertise would make an efficient team for their clients, and in 2010 they formed the team of Bass & Tigner, P.C. specializing in criminal law and family law, with expertise in social security claims, wills, estates and personal injury cases.