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R. Matthew Stewart

R. Matthew Stewart

Practice areas:

Social Security

About Me

Experienced in Social Security Disability and SSI appeals before the Social Security Administration. Partner at Kraft & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law.

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Licensed since 2001

  1. Social Security: 100%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25%)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Erika Ann Riggs

    I endorse this lawyer and would recommend him to anyone in need of counsel for their Social Security claim in Texas. Mr. Stewart's responsiveness, knowledge of Social Security law, and dedication to helping those in need is evidence in his responses on this forum.

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    Erika Riggs Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew and I co-presented a Social Security continuing legal education program, and I was extremely impressed with his depth of knowledge of the subject, as well as his ability to clearly communicate a complicated area of law within a very rigid timeframe. I beleive he would handle SOcial Security cases in his area of the country very competently, and I highly recommend him. Linda Ziskin

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    Linda Ziskin Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Kraft & Associates, P.C.

2777 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX, 75207

Kraft & Associates

2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX, 75207

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Service AwardNorth Dallas Bar Association2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKraft & Associates2014 - Present
AttorneyBailey, Galyen & Gold2005 - 2008
AttorneyKraft & Associates2001 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Collin County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
North Dallas Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Rockwall County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesTexas State Representative2009 - 2010
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ RepresentativesSustaining Member2001 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bradley v. Barnhart, 2006 WL 537841 (N. D. Texas 2006)Reverse & render

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
MADDvocateA Safety Net: How to Wade Through the Red Tape to Get Disability Benefits2008
MADD Victim Assistance Training InstituteSocial Security Disability Programs, Giving A Voice: Advocating for the Injured Victim/Survivor2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North TexasHistoryMA - Masters1995
University of North TexasHistory & PhilosophyBA1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Online Bar CLESpecial Needs Trusts & Social Security Law2015
North Dallas Bar Association December Meeting10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know In Representing Injured and Disabled Individuals2014
Contact: Professional Lecture SeriesPTSD, Moving Beyond the Military Context2013
SSI and Social Security DisabilityGovernment Forms2012
Rockwall County Bar Association10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Social Security Disability2011
North Dallas Bar AssociationComparing Disability Programs: SSA and VA2011
North Dallas Bar Association10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Social Security Disability2009
Handling A Social Security Disability Case in TexasDisability Law2005