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Michael James Parker

Michael James Parker

Practice areas:

Social Security, Employee Benefits

About Me

I am an accomplished litigator who specializes in representing disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration.  I have represented individuals at various Social Security Administration's Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review(ODAR) including the ODARs in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Elkins Park, PA, Goshen, NY, Syracuse, NY, Binghamton, NY, Roanoke, VA, Charleston, WV. 


 


Every year I attend over 100 disability hearings before the Social Security Administration.  Each year, I secure over a million dollars in past due Social Security Disability Benefits for my clients .  Further, I regularly appeal decisions to Federal District Courts when the need for such an appeal arises. 


 


In addition to my active Social Security Disability practice, I also represent individuals who have been denied short term and long term disability benefits.  I have successfully obtained thousands of dollars in settlements for individuals who have been denied their short term and long term disability benefits.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Social Security: 90%
    11 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 10%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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Contact Info

Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen, P.C.

Abrahamsen Conaboy Et AL
1006 Pittston Ave
Scranton, PA, 18505

Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen, P.C.

3477 Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Center City, PA, 18034

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200408/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising starPhiladelphia Magazine2013
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2013
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2013
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2012
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2012
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2012
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2011
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2010
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2010
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2009
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2007
Equal Access to Justice AwardLackawanna Bar Association2006
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateAbrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen, P.C.2004 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/A2004 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Pike County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Coppolo v. Astrueremanded for further consideration of the treating source's opinion.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ExecSenseThe Demystification of a Claim for SSA Disability Benefits based upon Fibromyalgia2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Massachusetts, AmherstHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Breakfast CLESuccessful Appeal of Social Security Claims to Federal Court2014