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B. Thomas Golden

B. Thomas Golden

also known as Tom Golden

About me

In simple terms, I stand up for the little guy by standing up to the government and the big corporations that want to mess you over.  


I am sick and tired of seeing so many people being run over by our own government and by businesses that take advantage of others.  


We all assume our government will do the right thing when we follow the rules.  My years of experience tells a different story - I recently had the Social Security Administrtion deny an applicaiton for disability benefits by saying my client (who passed away after applying) did not have conditions severe enough to keep her from working.  They kindly invited the deceased woman to contact the Social Security Administration if her condition worsens.  


I have fought against businesses, banks, debt buyers, and debt collectors who have taken advantage of, and abused or harassed my clients.  I help with Social Security Applicatons, Reconsideration Requests, Appeals, ALJ Hearings, Appeals Council Appeals, and Federal Court lawsuits against the Social Security Administration.  


I sue debt buyers, banks, debt collectors, and law firms that break the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Michigan Occupational Code, the Michigan Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as using other areas of law to fight back for my clients. 



Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 45%
    8 years
  2. Social Security: 45%
    8 years
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Kiel Roeschke

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kiel Roeschke Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicholas Charles Romer

    I endorse Tom. Tom vigorously advocates for his clients and is well versed in the complexities of the Social Security Disability program.


    Nicholas Romer Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lowell Office - Golden Law Offices, PC

2186 West Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Lowell, MI, 49331

Ionia Office - Golden Law Offices, P.C.

111 North Kidd Street
P.O. Box 23
Ionia, MI, 48846



MIActive And In Good Standing200711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ScholarshipStarr Foundation2007
ScholarshipStarr Foundation2006
ScholarshipStarr Foundation2005
ScholarshipStarr Foundation2004
Starr Foundation ScholarshipStarr Foundation2003
ScholarshipVanderbilt Divinity School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney | OwnerGolden Law Offices, P.C.2008 - Present
Law Clerk, Assistant City Prosecutor, AttorneyMODC Law - Ionia2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionImmediate Past Chair2015 - 2016
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionChair2014 - 2015
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionChair Elect2013 - 2014
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionSecretary2012 - 2013
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionTreasurer2011 - 2012
State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionCouncil Member2010 - Present
Ionia-Montcalm Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RW v. Commissioner of Social Security AdministrationRemanded by federal court back to the Social Security Adminstration
MH v. Commissioner of the Social Security AdministrationRemanded from federal court back to SSA for additional proceedings in accordance with the law, rules, and regulations.
LM v. Commissioner of SSACase remanded from federal court to SSA for a new hearing
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Grand Valley State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Vanderbilt Divinity SchoolTheologyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarStopping Debt Collector Abuse2015
Social Security Lawyers Seminar - Get Your Head in the Game.Host/Moderator2015
Getting to Know the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a Social Security Disability PracticeSocial Security Layers Section Annual Meeting2015
100 Plus Practice Pointers SeminarHost/Moderator2015
Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensing ClassMichigan Concealed Pistol Course2014
Fall Seminar: State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionModerator/Host2014
2014 Winter Seminar: State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers SectionDisability Discharge of Student Loans2014
Private EngagementSocial Security Disability and SSI for Medical Providers2012
Ionia County Mental Health CourtSocial Security Disability and SSI benefits for mental health conditions2012