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I handle Social Security disability claims in Maine and New Hampshire. I live in Southern Maine with my wife and baby daughter.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Social Security: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • John Scott Webb

    I can’t say enough good about the work Gordon Gates has done with his Social Security practice. He is not only technically outstanding, but has a wonderful ability to relate to clients, answer their questions and put them at ease. When a family member asked for a referral for one of their friends, I sent them to Gordon. He did a great job on the case and I am constantly reminded how much it was appreciated. I wholeheartedly endorse Gordon and hope that you will appreciate him as much as we do.

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  • Stanley F. Denman

    Gordon Gates has established himself as an expert in social security disability law both in the Maine/New Hampshire area and nationally. His high quality website and blog reflects his commitment to providing important and timely information for social security disability claimants. I endorse Gordon as a social security disability attorney without reservation.

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Contact Info

Law Office of Gordon Gates

110 Main Street
Suite 1404
Saco, ME, 04072-3509

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEAuthorized to practice law199108/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in ME, 1995

    updated

    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  2. Suspension
    issued in ME, 1995

    updated

    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifTulane Law School1988
Winner, Senior Trial CompetitionTulane Law School Moot Court Board1988
Merit ScholarshipTulane Law School1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Gordon Gates2005 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember, Technology Group2010 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesSustaining Member2008 - Present
York County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
C.S. v. Social Security Administrationfully favorable decision awarding disability benefits

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maine Social Security Lawyer10 steps to prepare for your Social Security disability hearing2011
Social Security Disability LawyerTen Tips for Writing Effective Hearing Briefs2010
Social Security Disability LawyerChoosing a Disability Lawyer2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NOSSCRSocial Security Disability Law ConferenceCertificate of Completion2010
NOSSCRSocial Security Disability Law ConferenceCertificate of Completion2009
NOSSCRSocial Security Disability Law ConferenceCertificate of Completion2007
NOSSCRSocial Security Disability Law ConferenceCertificate of Completion2005
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Maine Maritime AcademyNautical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NOSSCR Spring Conference in PhiladelphiaWriting Effective Hearing Briefs for the ALJ2012
NOSSCR Fall Conference in ChicagoTen Tips for Writing Effective Hearing Briefs for the ALJ2010