Robert Bates was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He joined the Law Offices... more
Robert Bates was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He joined the Law Offices of Tony Seaton in 2010, where his primary focus is Workers Compensation and Personal Injury. He graduated in the top 10% of his class at Maryville College, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science. After receiving a full scholarship, he then attended the Appalachian School of Law, finis... view profile
Kristina Hatcher, a native of East Tennessee, practices primarily in the areas of... more
Kristina Hatcher, a native of East Tennessee, practices primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Probate. She also has considerable experience in Social Security Disability Law. She received her Law Degree from Campbell School of Law in 2000 and her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Tennessee in 1996. Before moving back to Johnson City and joining the firm, sh... view profile
While attending law school, Laurel completed a certified internship with Gulf Coast... more
While attending law school, Laurel completed a certified internship with Gulf Coast Legal assisting in all aspects of domestic violence litigation. Additionally, Laurel completed a seminar course on adoptions and focused other coursework on the areas of estate planning. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, Laurel served two years as an Assistant Attor... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.