I have been representing claimants before the social security administation since 1984. I joined the law firm of Gordon and Melun on February 2, 2017. I am continuing my practice of representing clients before the social security administration. I had previously worked for the law firm of Roberti, Wittenberg, Lauffer, Wicker and Cinski P.A. (now known as Roberti, Wicker, Lauffer and Cinski) and created the social security department that represented claimant's throughout North Carolina and Virginia. For over ten years I served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and served as the President from 2009- 2010. I continue to serve on the Council of Past Presidents who work in an advisory capacity with the Executive Director.
When not in the office, I am involved with my three children who are college graduates, college students and in high school. I serve as my son's assistant coach on his soccer team with CASL in Wake County. I also recently finished serving on my homeowners board of directors and for the past 4 years as the President. During my time on the homeowners board we upgraded the lighting and street signs throughout the community.
I have spoke dozens of times at conferences with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, North Carolina Associates of Justice, Disability Advocacy Section and local support groups that include Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, mental health and multiple sclerosis. I make myself available to these and other groups to speak for free in order to educate the public about social security disability and the programs that people may be eligible for.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 08/10/2018
Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the North Carolina State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Past President Award||National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||2010|
|Past President Award||Durham County Young Lawyers Division||1993|
|Past President Award||North Carolina Central University Law School Alumni Association||1993|
|Attorney||Gordon and Melun, PLLC||2017 - Present|
|Attorney||Roberti, Wittenberg, Lauffer, Wicker and Cinski PA||1988 - 2016|
|Staff Attorney||North Central Legal Aid Program||1985 - 1988|
|Staff Attorney||Legal Aid of North Carolina||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||President||2009 - 2010|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|Preston Fairways Home Owners Association Board of Directors||President||2007 - 2014|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||4th Circuit Representative, Board of Directors||2001 - 2013|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law Alumni Association||President||1992 - 1993|
|Durham County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||President||1992 - 1993|
|Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity||Magister (President)||1983 - 1984|
|North Carolina Central University||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Hofstra University||Bachelor of Business Administration||1980|
|Local support group||Social Security Disability Law||2015|
|Social Security Federal law practice||Social Security federal law practice||2014|
|Social Security DIsability Law Conference||Disability Determination Explanation||2013|
|Social Security Disability Law Conference||Overview of Effective Oral Arguments in District Court||2008|
|Mascio v. Colvin||remand for new hearing|
|Kaltenegger v. Colvin||Remanded for new hearing|
|Macklin v. Colvin||remanded for new hearing|
|Matthews v. Colvin||remand for new hearing|
|Pearson v. Colvin||remand for new hearing|
Posted by Wanna jones
Fri Dec 09 2016