Peter J. Lemoine served as a Social Security judge for seven years before returning to private practice in 1997. Mr. Lemoine’s practice is devoted entirely to Social Security Disability Law, and he has been involved in thousands of Social Security hearings. He has appeared as topic presenter at numerous seminars dealing with Social Security Law across the South and served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern State from 1995-97.

Mr. Lemoine received his J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1979. He has also written several articles on various Social Security topics that have been published in the Louisiana Law Review and West’s Social Security Reporting Service. For a list of all of Peter J. Lemoine’s published articles, please see below.

The Lemoine Law Firm handles only Social Security Disability (DIB) and SSI. Many other attorneys who handle these cases practice other types of law. Mr. Lemoine has the experience of a former Social Security judge and a staff of eleven professionals who have been working in the social security system for many years. While Mr. Lemoine’s experienced staff will always be there to deal with your questions or concerns, it is important to note that Mr. Lemoine personally represents his clients at almost all Social Security hearings.

Why trust something as important as your income to anyone else?

Peter Lemoine and his seasoned team of social security disability advocates have a reputation for winning claims and appeals for thousands of people throughout the South. In fact, most clients come to the firm on the recommendation of former satisfied clients, who praise Lemoine and his team’s honesty, integrity and approachable personalities, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of the complexities of social security law.

Working with the Lemoine Law Firm, you can be assured that you will benefit from having a former United States Social Security Administration Judge, with experience on both sides of the bench, working on your case. When you call Peter J. Lemoine, you get Peter J. Lemoine.


“The Worn-Out Worker Rule Revisited” published in 1996 by the West’s Social Security Reporting Service (49 Soc. Sec. Rep. Serv. 883)

“Thumbtacks in the Rocking Chair: Questionable Retirement and the Small Business Owner” published in 1995 by the Louisiana Law Review (55 La. L. Rev. 1045)

“Significant Work Related Limitation of Function under §12.05C” published in 1996 by West’s Social Security Reporting Service (51 Soc. Sec. Rep. Serv. 1003)

Crisis of Confidence: The Inadequacies of Vocational Evidence Presented at Social Security Disability Hearings” This article was written and presented as seminar materials.

C. Social Security Disability


  • “Medicare Set-Asides”Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2007
  • “Social Security Considerations and Implications Relating to Workers’ Compensation” with Peter Lemoine, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March, 2003
  • “Settlement Strategies in Workers’ Compensation Cases”,  Louisiana State Bar Association, Disability Law Seminar Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January, 2003
  • “Social Security Consideration and Implication Relating to Workers’ Compensation”,  Louisiana State Bar Association Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November, 2002
  • “Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Offsets”, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August, 2002