Why we serve
Restoring Hope and Dignity
Work is a fundamental human right. Jobs give us the ability to meet our basic needs, provide for our families, prepare for the future, and help others. However, many people in our communities can’t work due to a physical or mental disability.
The truth is – injuries and illnesses don’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, or how you earn a living. We are all just one health problem away from needing help.
As a young lawyer, I wanted to help people but didn’t know the best way to do it. I wanted our neighbors to experience outcomes they never thought were possible.
I wanted mothers and fathers to have hope and dignity restored. And, I wanted to make sure that I never let the bottom line determine who got help and who didn’t.
That was 16 years ago.
Since then, my team and I have had the incredible opportunity to help thousands of people throughout Ohio bounce back from the devastating effects of disabilities. Our clients have had overwhelming success in getting the benefits they deserve. They have re-established themselves as providers for their families, repaired relationships and marriages, and have a newfound sense of hope for the future.
It’s been my honor to be part of these incredible stories. Lives have changed for the better. They deserve it. You deserve it too. That’s why we keep fighting.
The Human Approach to Practicing Law
compassion in action
Disability cases are very complicated and personal. So you need a legal team you can trust. A team you can easily reach when you need them. A team that listens, answers your questions and treats you with dignity and respect.
We believe the best way to advocate for someone is to sit down with them directly, go over all their options, and when necessary, connect them with trusted organizations that can help meet their immediate needs.
We do it this way because we care. It’s how we would want others to treat us. It’s how we would want others to treat our families. It also happens to be the best way to build trust and produce favorable outcomes for our clients.
Meet the Team
scott kolligian, esq.
Attorney + Founder
As the senior disability attorney on staff, my job is to provide expertise for all disability case work, represent our clients, and guide the vision for our team. But as we expand, I’m excited to take on a new role of helping young lawyers develop into passionate, competent advocates for others. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Ohio sports (Buckeyes, Indians, Browns, etc.), and serving in the community.
+ education & more
- BSBA Marketing – The Ohio State University
- Juris Doctor (JD) – University of Akron School of Law (2005)
- Chair, Akron Bar Association – Disability Law Section (2018-2021)
- Ohio Rising Star – SuperLawyers, (2016-2019)
- Sustaining Member – National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
- 30 for the Future Award Recipient (2014) – Greater Akron Chamber
- Past Chair – Ohio Association for Justice Disability Law Section
- Torchbearers Akron – Class of 2012
- Board Chair, Akron Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Co-founder, Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament
- Member – Akron Rotary Club
- Member – Leadership Akron’s Signature Class 35 (’18-’19)
- Akron Rotary Camp Co-Volunteer of the Year – Akron Area YMCA (2016)
- Past President – OSU Alumni Club of Summit County
- Past Advisory Board Member – Family Promise Summit County
dylan statler, esq.
Dylan is our newest addition, joining us in 2020 after passing the Ohio State Bar. During law school, Dylan worked as a law clerk for the City of Akron. He became a lawyer because he wants to provide life changing professional support to people who need help. In his free time, he likes to volunteer at animal shelters, watch sports (Cavs, Browns, and Buckeyes), read, and listen to his old school vinyls.
+ education & more
- BA Pyschology – The Ohio State University
- Juris Doctor (JD) – University of Akron School of Law (2020)
- Member – Akron Bar Association
- Member – Ohio State Bar Association
Jackie teamed up with us when we moved to downtown Akron in 2014. She has 35+ years of experience managing legal casework. Jackie ensures all legal files, forms, and other vital case components are in order to ensure our clients have the best chance to secure benefits. She is a proud grandmother and loves spending time with her family.
Michelle joined our team in early 2018 and is exceptional at helping clients gather and organize all of the information related to their disability claim. Michelle is a passionate mother of three and active board member of the Stow Youth Football League. She also enjoys organizing and assisting with various school activities and neighborhood projects.
“If you have a passion to help, just start something. We can all make great change happen.”
Together with our two children, my wife Jaime and I are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Eleven years ago we identified a need to raise money for Akron-area Nonprofits. So we did what anyone would do – we started a charity cornhole tournament in our backyard.
Today, it’s an annual event run by the Akron Rotary Camp to benefit children and adults with disabilities.
We’re ordinary people who want to be part of the solution. We want to help, and we want to inspire others to do the same. It’s who we are. It’s how we live our lives and how my team and I represent our clients.