San Diego Disability Law Group

Helping the Seriously Injured and Disabled for Over 35 Years


Mr. Heppner received his law degree from New York Law School in 1976. That same year he was admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey. After gaining experience as a Public Defender in Newark, New Jersey, he started a civil law practice. In 1981 he moved to San Diego, California and was admitted to the State Bar of California. He has been helping the seriously injured and disabled receive compensation and benefits for over thirty years. Mr. Heppner has served as an Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem of the San Diego Superior Court. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.


Aline Gaba earned her Juris Doctorate from the California Western School of Law in 2007, graduating with honors in the Health Law and Policy concentration. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is a certified rehabilitation counselor. Aline has extensive legal experience in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury and disability law. She has served as a law clerk for the Dept. of Justice, investigating Medi-Cal fraud and elder abuse. Aline is dedicated to helping disabled and injured people obtain social security benefits and helps her clients through all stages of the disability application process.

If you are unable to work because of a chronic physical or mental condition, you may be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits. If you would like to discuss your situation with an experienced San Diego disability lawyer, please contact us by submitting the Free Claim Evaluation form on this page, or by calling or emailing our office. We handle claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, from the initial application through an appeal to the Appeals Council.

Our practice extends to all of San Diego County, including:

San Diego Disability Law Group
1901 1st Ave, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 338-9000

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