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Meet Our Legal Team

Experience matters.


Frederick J. Daley, Jr.

Founding Partner

Attorney Frederick J. Daley, Jr. has enjoyed a long, respected career as an advocate and litigator.  He has provided representation for disability claimants since 1973.  In that time he has received numerous accolades.  He has been ranked by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of Social Security disability law.  Mr. Daley was also ranked as a Top Ten Social Security Disability lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network. More information about his peer ranking and review process is available at Leading Lawyers Network. Mr. Daley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in 1970 and his J.D. from New England School of Law in 1973. He currently practices in the areas of Social Security disability law, civil litigation and appeals, long-term disability insurance, and railroad retirement board disability. He has shared his expertise by speaking at continuing legal education seminars on Social Security disability law at the Chicago Bar Association and National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives. In addition, Mr. Daley has served on the Board of Directors for NADR as an at-large director. Mr. Daley is the founding member of Daley Disability Law.


Meredith Marcus

Senior Associate

Attorney Meredith E. Marcus has been working with Mr. Daley since 2009.  Previously she was Of Counsel to Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant and has been with Daley Disability Law, P.C. since 2013.  Marcus graduated from John Marshall Law School, cum laude. She focuses on Social Security disability at all levels of review including district and appellate court levels.  Ms. Marcus also concentrates her practice in the area of ERISA/employee benefits, individual insurance matters, veterans affairs as well as vaccine injury litigation.  Ms. Marcus co-drafted and argued Biestek v. Berryhill, 139 S. Ct. 1148 (2019) in the Sixth Circuit and oversaw litigation in the Supreme Court. She also litigated and argued Lambert v. Berryhill, 896 F.3d 768 (7th Cir. 2018).  She has participated in speaking engagements for the Chicago and Michigan Bar Associations, National Association of Disability Representatives, National Business Institute and American Bar Association on Social Security matters.  She was the 2018-2019 chair of the Social Security Disability Committee for the Chicago Bar Association, and is a Super Lawyers Rising Star (years 2018-present) and an Emerging Lawyer to Leading Lawyers (2017-present).  She is currently a Director at Large for the National Association of Disability Representatives.

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Stephen Sloan


Stephen Sloan received his undergraduate degrees from the University of North Texas in 2007 and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015. His primary focus during his law school education was in the areas of public interest and healthcare law. In addition to volunteering for multiple legal aid projects, he worked at the school’s legal clinic in the areas of vaccine injury and Social Security disability. Mr. Sloan has worked with Daley Disability Law since 2014 where he initially started as a law clerk and now concentrates exclusively in the area of Social Security disability law practice with experience at both the administrative and federal court levels of review, including arguing cases in front of both the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Appellate Courts. He has participated in speaking engagements for the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), the National Associate of Disability Representatives (NADR) as well as the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Sloan is a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018-present) and was the 2019-2020 chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Social Security Committee.


Rob Tarlock


Rob is an Associate Attorney at Daley Disability Law where he represents numerous clients at both administrative hearings and in referrals for appeals in U.S. District Courts throughout the country. He graduated from DePaul Law School in Chicago and from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a degree in American Studies and Literature. Rob has presented on Social Security practice in general at the National Business Institute, cross-examination techniques for questioning vocational experts at the Chicago Bar Association, has co-authored a presentation entitled Environmental Justice: Advocating for the Health of Children for Loyola College of Law’s Children’s Legal Rights Journal Symposium, has interned as a clerk at the Northern District Court of Illinois and Daley Circuit Court in Chicago, and he has taught in the Chicago Public School system. Rob has also led college workshops about the significance of hip- hop culture and he has worked for a number of political campaigns.

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