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I have 33 years experience representing Social Security claimants. I have represented over 5,000 clients before Social Security Administrative Law Judges, and have represented over 1,000 clients in the federal courts. My practice concentrates in federal court appeals of Social Security cases.

I have lectured extensively on Social Security law, having presented at a wide range of topics to national, regional, and local legal education programs.

I am the Vice-President of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representative, and the Chair of the DeKalb Community Service Board. 


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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 90%
    36 years, 6.7 thousand cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
    24 years



Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (25%)

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Cash, Check

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Martin & Jones

123 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA, 30030


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197711/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bergen v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 454 F.3d 1273 (11th Cir. 2006)Successfully obtained a revised order.
Phillips v. Barnhart, 357 F.3d 1232 (11th Cir. 2004)Denial of benefits reversed and remanded
Draper v. Sullivan, 899 F.2d 1127 (11th Cir. 1990)Reversed and remanded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Mercer UniversityN/AA.B1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceHearing Tips for Advanced Practitioners2010
Spring ConferenceAdvance Equal Access to Justice Act2010
Social Security Law Annual ProgramTips for Winning a Hearing2010
Fall ConferenceHow to spot appealable issues in ALJ decisions2010
Spring ConferenceSelected EAJA Topics for the Advanced Practitioner2009
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationElectronic Evidence Submission2009
Fall ConferenceSelected EAJA Topics for the Advanced Practitioner2009
Fall ConferenceHow to Win a Hearing, Even When you Lose2009
Social Security Trial InstituteWriting a Winning Appeals Council Brief2008
Advocacy Skills in Social Security CasesCross-Examining the Vocational and Medical Expert in a post-Daubert World2007
Fall ConferenceWriting Persuasive Briefs2004