Anne Kysar


Anne’s practice focuses on holding those in power accountable when they fail to protect the most vulnerable in our society. She believes the most vulnerable in our society, children, the mentally ill, and physically disabled deserve additional protection and care.

Prior to joining SGB, Anne represented children in civil legal service matters, dependencies and offender proceedings. She has experience representing people with a broad range of physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities. Anne has spent over 10 years representing individuals who have complex medical and legal problems. She has extensive litigation experience, including both jury and bench trials.

Anne has helped hundreds of disabled people get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they deserve. She represents people at all stages of the process from initial applications to contested disability hearings to lawsuits in Federal Court. Anne represents Social Security clients with all types of disabilities including: depression, anxiety, chronic pain, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome just to name a few.

Anne has represented women who have been harmed by Transvaginal Mesh (TVM). She has fought to help these women who suffered pain, scarring, infection, and other serious physical and emotional injuries due to faulty TVM products. She has also represented victims of sexual abuse when the system set up to protect the vulnerable ends up failing. This would include children sexually abused at school and in foster care.

Anne is a highly respected attorney. She has trained lawyers and judges on how to practice Social Security Disability law. Anne has received numerous awards for her community service work, including the Harry S. Truman Public Service Scholarship Award and a New York University School of Law Community Service Award. She was also a Root-Tilden-Snow Public Service Scholar at NYU School of Law. Anne is currently on the Board of Directors of Solid Ground.

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  • Concordia College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994
    Harry S. Truman Public Service Scholarship
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Root-Tilden Scholar


  • Washington State
  • New York
  • Federal Court

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (2003–present)
  • Member, Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America (2003–present)
  • Board member, Solid Ground (2010–present)
  • Board member, Hepatitis Education Project (2005–2010)
  • Board member, Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (2008–2010)


  • Anne Kysar, Transracial Adoption in Light of the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994: Increasing Compliance with the Law, 13 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS CHRONICLE 5 (1995)
  • Anne Kysar, Racism and Sexism at the National Institute of Health, EXPERIENCING RACE, CLASS AND GENDER IN THE UNITED STATES (Virginia Cyrus ed., 1995)
  • Catherine Chaney & Anne Kysar, The Becca Bill: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease, WASHINGTON STATE BAR NEWS (April 1999)
  • Anne Kysar, Persistence Pays Off: For workers incapacitated by physical or mental illness, disability benefits are worth fighting for, Real Change News (September 18, 2003).
  • Anne Kysar, Navigating the Social Security Maze, Hepatitis Magazine (October 2004)