Brett Bunkall is a lawyer in Salt Lake City who practices Social Security Disability law. He has done so for the past eight years. During that time, he has won hundreds of hearings. Also, he travels extensively to meet with our clients throughout the Intermountain West. For example, he represents clients in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Boise, Pocatello, Oakland, San Francisco, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Billings, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle.
Prior to working for Cannon Disability Law, he practiced family law. He practices law in both Idaho and Utah and is a member of the bar in both states. Recently, he was voted a member of the Utah Legal Elite in the “Up and Coming” category. He is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. Mr. Bunkall also volunteers in the community with environmental organizations. It is important to him to spend his spare time protecting the environment and the beautiful Utah mountains, where he enjoys hiking and running.
“Working with disabled clients gives me great satisfaction,” he states. “At the end of the day, I know we do our best to help our clients win their SSD and SSI benefits. These disability benefits are crucial to our clients. Oftentimes, winning disability makes all the difference for those who don’t have medical insurance, a monthly income from a spouse, or savings.
In fact, I’ve seen hundreds of people burn through their savings while waiting for a disability hearing. Our clients need Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, to support themselves and their families. Our clients work hard their whole lives and when they become disabled, they deserve to be paid the benefits they worked for. I became a lawyer because I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives. I know we do that at Cannon Disability Law.”
MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT
Brett Bunkall was nominated by his peers to be a member of the Utah Legal Elite and he was featured in Utah Business Magazine. He is part of a group of “Up and Coming” young lawyers who serve clients in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. Mr. Bunkall has won hundreds of disability cases in the past eight years. He travels extensively to represent clients. His legal experience has made him one of the most successful advocates for individuals who are seeking disability benefits.
- Admitted in Idaho, 2007
- Admitted in Utah, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2011
- S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., 2007
- University of Utah, B.S., Political Science, 2004
Activities and Memberships
- The award, 2017 Utah Legal Elite, “Up and Coming,” by Utah Business Magazine 2017
- Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 2013-19
- Recipient, Wallace Stegner Environmental Law Certificate, 2007
- Executive Editor, Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law, 2006
- Treasurer, Natural Resources Law Forum, 2004-2005