Chris A. Cornaghie, Attorney at Law has been in private practice in Memphis, Tennessee since 1984. His practice is concentrated almost exclusively in Social Security Disability, Retirement and related matters, representing individuals before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review throughout Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Attending Memphis State University, he received his undergraduate degree in 1972 and law degree in 1975. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1976 and is also admitted to the United States District Courts in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Specialization and CLE as a Social Security Disability Advocate.
From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Cornaghie served as an Attorney Advisor of the Social Security Administration in the Memphis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Memphis Federal Bar Association, Memphis Area Legal Services, Family Services of Memphis and the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR). He has also served as President of the Federal Bar Association, Memphis Mid-South Chapter from 1986-87 and President of the University of Memphis Law School Alumni Association from 1999-2000. His Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Rating is AV (Highest Rating: Legal Ability Very High to Preeminent; General Recommendation: Very High.)
Chris is outstanding in his field. He has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the Social Security claim and appeal process beyond any other lawyer I've met. He was a consummate profession to work with and very focused on his client. I now refer any social security work coming my way to him because I know he can do an unsurpassed job for the client. Heartily recommend.
William Bruce Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have know Chris Cornaghie for years, and know him to be an expert in social security disability law both in the Memphis Tennessee area and across the nation. I refer social security disability claimants to Chris with confidence knowing that they will be well cared for and well represented. I endorse Chris without reservation.
Stanley Denman Social Security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Memphis Bar Association||Board of Directors||2000 - 2001|
|Memphis Bar Association, Social Security Section||Chairman||1999 - 2000|
|Federal Bar Association, Health Law Section||Chairman||1993 - 1994|
|Federal Bar Association, Memphis Mid-South Chapter||Board of Directors||1986 - 1990|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||President||1986 - 1987|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||Vice President||1985 - 1986|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||Treasurer||1984 - 1985|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||Secretary||1984 - 1985|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||Program Chairman||1982 - 1983|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Shelby County Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Memphis Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Memphis State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|