I'm so glad you went to the atty. If they tell you they will take the case, they feel you will get it. I had applied for SSD in 2008, didn't get it till 2011. I got the rejection letter and then I brought it to my atty. I had copies of almost every test I had done, but they had to get records from drs. I had to pay the cost of getting the records, too. They cost me about $13 per record.
My DH also applied for SSD. His company didn't give him a hard time, but the LTD ins company sure did. Our drs were not much help, not one wanted to put down that either of us were disabled.
I spoke w/ my atty re my DH, told him the prob he was having on all fronts. He told me to bring my DH in and he would help him. I brought him in and the atty was fantastic. My DH has sooo many health issues there should have been no problem w/ getting SSD. LTD company wasn't going to give an inch. The atty fought for us, before and after my DH won his case.
I have always been an organized person. Have I got files!! lol But while all this was going on, I had a lot of other things going on. My DM was very sick, hassles w/ my sibs, my own crazy conditions, DH was in the hosp for various serious problems, my DMs passing. There was too much going on to fight it alone. Getting a lawyer was my absolute best decision.
I am happy when I hear that ppl win w/o an atty, but if you get a rejection letter or various hassles, get an atty. It will cost you a bit in money, but save yoou a world of sanity. Worth it in the long run.
Saying prayers you get a 'good' answer and soon.
God bless. Alice.