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Dianna Cannon

Dianna Cannon lawyer Salt Lake CityDianna Cannon has been representing Social Security Disability claimant’s for 30 years. She is the founder of Cannon Disability Law. Also, she is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. Ms. Cannon is a member of the Board of Trustees for the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She is also an adjunct professor for the law school, where she teaches Disability Law. Recently, her colleagues voted for her inclusion in Utah’s Legal Elite in Utah Business Magazine. In 2019, she wrote Social Security Disability Claims, published by Thomson Reuters.

As a past president of the Women Lawyers of Utah, she supports the advancement of women in the legal profession. Cannon Disability Law serves clients throughout the Intermountain West. Therefore, Ms. Cannon is licensed to practice law in Utah, Nevada, California, and Washington. Her firm, Cannon Disability Law, is listed as one of the best Social Security Disability firms in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ms. Cannon has won thousands of disability cases at the hearing level. Additionally, she has won hundreds of cases at the Appeals Council and in Federal Court. While winning disability benefits is the ultimate goal, she states, “helping people navigate Social Security’s system is most important. We have been practicing disability law for 30 years. Therefore, we are experts at understanding medical issues and obtaining important evidence. This is where Cannon Disability Law excels. Our client’s know we are on their side and we are behind them 100% during what is the difficult process of winning benefits. We have the experience to do the job well and our success rate speaks for itself.”

State ​​​Law Licenses

  • Admitted in California, U.S. District Court for District of California, 2009
  • Admitted in Nevada, U.S. District Court for District of Nevada, 2008​​
  • Admitted in Washington State, U.S. District Court for District of Washington, 2004, inactive status
  • ​Admitted in Utah, U.S. District Court for District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1992​


  • University of Utah Law School, J.D., 1992
  • University of Utah Honors B.A., English and Art History, 1989

Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the Board of Trustees at the S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Sustaining Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 1992-2019
  • Accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to Represent Veterans Seeking Service-Connected Disability Benefits – 2010-2019
  • Member, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2006-2019
  • Member, ACLU of Utah Legal Panel, 1999-2007
  • Utah’s Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • Contributing Editor, Utah Trial Journal, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, 2003


  • Social Security Disability Claims, Volumes 1 & 2, published by Thomson Reuters, 2019 Edition
  • Contributing Writer, Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits – An Essential Part of Protecting Your Future, Attorney at Law Magazine – 2016
  •  “Risk Takers: 30 Women to Watch,” Utah Business Magazine, 2003
  • Maximizing Disability Benefits in the Case of Worker’s Compensation Offset, Utah Trial Journal, 2000


  • “An In-Depth Look at the Social Security Process and How to Assist Claimant’s with Mental Disability,” Disability Law Center Mental Health Advisory Board, 2019
  • “Understanding Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits,” National Conference of Adrenal Insufficiency United, 2019
  • Featured in Women in Law 2018 Salt Lake City – Attorney at Law Magazine, Volume 6 No. 2
  • “Reopening: How to Get More Benefits for Your Client,” National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, 2017
  • “How to Win Your Social Security Disability Case” – 10th Circuit Winter Meeting – 2014
  • “Encouraging Conversations about Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” – 5th Annual YWCA Women’s Leadership Summit – 2013
  • “Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Issues for Children with Cystic Fibrosis,” The Cystic Fibrosis Parent Outreach Clinic, Primary Children’s Hospital, 2009
  • “Documenting Disability Training for Medical Providers, The SSA Disability Determination Process,” Association for Utah Community Health, University of Utah Student Programs in Family Medicine, 2007
  • “What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know About Social Security Disability and the Utah Retirement System,” Utah State Bar Family Law Section, 2005
  • “Social Security Issues Related to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals,” The Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2002
  • “Statutory Blindness and Reopening Your Social Security Claim in Federal Court,” Social Security Conference for the Blind or Visually Impaired, Blind Center, 2002
  • “Handling a Social Security Disability Case,” National Business Institute Seminar, 2000
  • “An Introduction to Social Security Law,” Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Meeting, 1998
  • “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Social Security Disability Case,” CFS Society, 1997
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