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Tracey Nicoll Pate

also known as Tracey Pate, Disability Associates

About me

I am the founding member and Managing Attorney of Disability Associates LLC.  100% of my practice focuses on obtaining disability benefits for Social Security disability clients.  I have over 20 years' experience successfully representing thousands of disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, the Appeals' Council and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  I have been qualified as an expert witness in the field of Social Security disability law in the Circuit Court of Maryland and am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Respresentatives (NOSSCR).  I have a passion for people and the law and am energized when I am able to face a challenge head on and arrive at a solution that benefits all parties involved.  My personal interests include spending time with my family and rescue animals, traveling, watersports and reading.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Frank William Spector

    I highly recommend Tracey and her staff for social security disability cases. Her office is very responsive when we have referred clients. I know she works hard to get the most benefits people deserve.


    Frank Spector Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Paul Smith

    Results Oriented approach! Tracey's can-do attitude is essential to winning Social Security cases. She will deliver the results that clients deserve.


    Michael Smith Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Disability Associates Llc Ste B 1226 Race Rd
Baltimore, MD, 21237


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Qualified as an Expert Witness in Social Security Disability LawCircuit Court for Harford County Maryland2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyDisability Associates LLC2005 - Present
Of CounselLaw Office of Joan Birmingham2003 - 2005
AssociateJenkins Block and Associates1992 - 2000
Law ClerkCircuit Court For Baltimore County1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member1992 - Present
Maryland Federal Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Neely v. AstrueMs. Neely was awarded disability benefits.
Pusey v. AstrueMs. Pusey was awarded Supplemental Security Income benefits.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NOSSCR Social Security ForumCourt Remands and ALJs with Low Allowance Rates2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Wake Forest UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar at Sarah's Hope Outreach CenterObtaining Social Security Disability benefits2005