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Richard Weishaupt, Community Legal Services (PA)

Attorney

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia


Richard Weishaupt - is a Senior Attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s pre-eminent legal services programs, doing a combination of individual representation and an imposing array of sophisticated systemic advocacy, litigating over 50 class actions in his career and engaging in administrative and legislative advocacy including Social Security cases.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School cum laude and Fordham University summa cum laude.  Richard successfully argued the landmark SSI case of Sullivan v. Zebley before the Supreme Court, described as the biggest judicial victory for poor people in the history of the Court and winning billions of dollars of benefits for disabled children. He is a nationally-recognized and published expert in Social Security and social welfare policy and law and is consulted by educators, advocates, government officials, and other policymakers.