Patrick House, Kentucky Social Security Lawyer
Patrick House’s interest in law – and particularly Social Security disability law – began in his teens. Attorney Paul Baker is his stepfather (his mother, Susie, is the law firm’s office manager), so school breaks involved helping out around the Paul Baker Law Office.
“I always worked out of his office in the summers,” House said. “Any kind of task he had me do.”
House graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2004 with a degree in history, then he earned a law degree from the Appalachian School of Law in 2010. He became a staff attorney at the Paul Baker Law Office that same year. House handles not only Social Security disability law, but also auto accidents, wills, estates, and deeds. He’s taken on cases in Kentucky’s state courts as well as at the federal level.
Now that he represents clients personally, House is humbled by how immediate and life-changing the area of disability law can be. “I feel like we genuinely help people,” he said. “For a lot of them, we can play a pretty big role in turning their lives around.”
In this line of work, the lawyers aren’t paid unless the client is. That means both attorney and client have the same goals. House also enjoys the level of detail involved in such cases.
“Every case I try to give its due attention. Some cases are more complicated than others,” he said, but he’s patient in his explanations and compassionate toward his clients. “I always just try to hang in there with them.”
When not at work, House enjoys golf, reading, and travel. He also likes spending time with his family, which includes stepsister Jessica Baker, a fellow attorney at the firm.
“We all get along pretty good,” he said.