also known as Tom Golden
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.
Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (45 minutes)
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2007||11/03/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Starr Foundation Scholarship||Starr Foundation||2003|
|Scholarship||Vanderbilt Divinity School||2003|
|Attorney | Owner||Golden Law Offices, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Law Clerk, Assistant City Prosecutor, Attorney||MODC Law - Ionia||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Immediate Past Chair||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Chair||2014 - 2015|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Chair Elect||2013 - 2014|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Secretary||2012 - 2013|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Treasurer||2011 - 2012|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Council Member||2010 - Present|
|Ionia-Montcalm Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|RW v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration||Remanded by federal court back to the Social Security Adminstration|
|MH v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration||Remanded from federal court back to SSA for additional proceedings in accordance with the law, rules, and regulations.|
|LM v. Commissioner of SSA||Case remanded from federal court to SSA for a new hearing|
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|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Grand Valley State University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Vanderbilt Divinity School||Theology||N/A||N/A|
|Webinar||Stopping Debt Collector Abuse||2015|
|Social Security Lawyers Seminar - Get Your Head in the Game.||Host/Moderator||2015|
|Getting to Know the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a Social Security Disability Practice||Social Security Layers Section Annual Meeting||2015|
|100 Plus Practice Pointers Seminar||Host/Moderator||2015|
|Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensing Class||Michigan Concealed Pistol Course||2014|
|Fall Seminar: State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Moderator/Host||2014|
|2014 Winter Seminar: State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Disability Discharge of Student Loans||2014|
|Private Engagement||Social Security Disability and SSI for Medical Providers||2012|
|Ionia County Mental Health Court||Social Security Disability and SSI benefits for mental health conditions||2012|