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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.
Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (25%)
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1977||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||N/A|
|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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|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Spring Conference||Hearing Tips for Advanced Practitioners||2010|
|Spring Conference||Advance Equal Access to Justice Act||2010|
|Social Security Law Annual Program||Tips for Winning a Hearing||2010|
|Fall Conference||How to spot appealable issues in ALJ decisions||2010|
|Spring Conference||Selected EAJA Topics for the Advanced Practitioner||2009|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Electronic Evidence Submission||2009|
|Fall Conference||Selected EAJA Topics for the Advanced Practitioner||2009|
|Fall Conference||How to Win a Hearing, Even When you Lose||2009|
|Social Security Trial Institute||Writing a Winning Appeals Council Brief||2008|
|Advocacy Skills in Social Security Cases||Cross-Examining the Vocational and Medical Expert in a post-Daubert World||2007|
|Fall Conference||Writing Persuasive Briefs||2004|