Edward Ober


Edward M. Ober is the Managing Partner for Ober & Pekas and provides the vision for the way the firm operates. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1975 and earned his law degree there in 1979. His practice focuses on Social Security hearings and appeals.

Ed won the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship following law school and practiced for six years with legal aid programs, helping those who could not afford legal representation. Early in his career Ed became involved in class action lawsuits, handling several major suits affecting large groups of Social Security claims, including one case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In another nationwide class action, he argued before the Court of Appeals on behalf of 280,000 claimants.

Ed has been in private practice since 1985, representing individual claimants for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. He has been a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) since 1986.

In addition to continuing to represent our clients at hearings, Ed continues to forge ahead in his quest to make Ober & Pekas a valuable legal resource to the disabled community applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Ed is constantly working to make our firm better, more efficient, and more accessible to those in need of help navigating the Social Security system. Ed will continue to work to make this the best law firm he can, to serve and help you.

Reported Cases

Jamerson v. Chater, 112 F.3d 1064 (9th Cir. 1997); Lopez v. Heckler, 713 F.2d 1432 (9th Cir. 1983); 725 F.2d 1489 (9th Cir. 1984), 753 F.2d 1464 (9th Cir. 1985); Leschniok v. Heckler, 713 F.2d 520 (9th Cir. 1983); Lopez v. Heckler, 572 F. Supp. 26 (9th Cir. 1983).

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