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Andrea Gale Farmer

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Rutherfordton, NC

4.7   15 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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About Andrea

Learn Andrea’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    85%
    Representing disabled claimants, both adults and children, before the Social Security Administration in claiming their rightful benefits

    18 years

  2. Probate
    15%
    Representing clients in handling estate administration matters in North Carolina

    18 years

Andrea G. Farmer was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has resided in Rutherford County since 1996. After attending Isothermal Community College for two years, Andrea transferred her studies to Wofford College, where she received a B.S. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Government in 2000. In 2001, she began attending law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she received her Juris Doctor in 2004. She was then admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina that same year and in the state of South Carolina in 2005.

Andrea has practiced law in Rutherford County since August of 2004. Her practice focuses primarily on Social Security disability.  In 2013, she became a Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the North Carolina State Bar.  She truly enjoys helping the disabled obtain benefits and bringing hope to their lives.  Additional practice areas include estate administration and special proceedings. She is married to Joshua B. Farmer and has one son, Thomas Bradley Farmer.

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Licensed for 18 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/03/2022

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

Contact Andrea

Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC - We have other offices - See below
187 North Washington Street
Post Office Box 632
Rutherfordton, NC, 28139
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC - Morganton Office
408-A East Union Street
Suite 2
Morganton, NC, 28655
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC - Shelby Office
505 South Lafayette Street, Suite B
Shelby, NC, 28150
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC - Spartanburg Office
220 North Church Street
Suite 2
Spartanburg, SC, 29306
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Douglas Seebode | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
all around knowledgable attorney
Andrea Farmer was very professional and was very instrumental in helping me get my social security disability and helping me draw up my power of attorney and will I would strongly recommend her for any legal issues I would have
Posted by Benny Sharpe | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Attorney Andrea Farmer and her staff were excellent at everything. They stayed on top of my case and did not let anything slip. They were always easy to get in touch with. If I ever need her for anything else that she can represent me on I would definitely use her again.
Posted by Belinda | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SSI disability
Very well pleased It only took 6 months to get approved for my disability SSI I f I was you I would use Andrea Farmer for your lawyer She will get the job done
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+
Great representation with an empathetic touch. The entire practice was compassionate and the results spoke for themselves.
Posted by Brandi | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm!
Mrs. Farmer, Katrina and staff did an amazing job with my disability case. They were very personable, knowledgeable and always on top of everything. I highly recommend this team!
Posted by Maggie | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katrina Whitbeck
We hired Andrea to handle my husband's social security disability claim. We were assigned Katrina Whitbeck to handle the case for us. She was wonderful! Very professional, courteous, and compassionate to our situation. My husband passed away during the process, and Katrina worked hard to get the back owed benefits to us. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by John | September 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm!
Andrea and her legal team were very helpful and informative during my disability case if I had questions they had answers They won my case and I would recommend this firm to anyone
Posted by Regina | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Regina in Grover NC.
Andrea is an excellent Attorney she went up and beyond for my case and I really appreciate everything she and her office has done for me.
Posted by Gavin | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Application
I have a disability and I contacted Ms. Farmer's office for assistance. The staff at Ms. Farmer's office, in particular Katrina Whitbeck, were very helpful in helping me understand the Social Security Disability program. Ms Whitbeck called me several times and also met with me to help me with the application process. I found Ms. Farmer's staff to be very helpful in my interactions with them.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disablity Case
Was hired to represent me for my medical disability case. Not the sort of thing any of us do more that once. I had no idea what I was getting into. Andrea took care of me in ways that I didn't even know I needed to be cared for. To say that she was wonderful in all aspects of her craft is an understatement. She is outstanding in her profession; I would recommend her and her office to anyone in need of legal services. Her employees, as well, were top quality; they took care of me and answered every question. With every interaction, I left feeling comfortable and secure that my situation was being handled by the very best.
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Posted by Ronald | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best law firm around
Andrea farmer and her paralegal Lauren were by far the best law firm I have ever retained. This firm goes way above and beyond to help make there clients fee like people not numbers. I have sent several text,emails or made phone call that were always returned in an amazingly timely manor. I would recommend anyone who needs legal advice call them
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Posted by Daniel Griffin | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything was excellent
Andrea was fast on my case and everything went great. Everything was excellent and smooth and no problems. I have already recommended her to a few people and will continue to do so. The firm as a whole is a great experience.
Posted by Margaret | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Recently I was a client of Mrs. Farmers. The services she provided were excellent. Mrs. Farmer is personable, as well as a professional. I would most certainly use her services again and would highly recommend her to others in need of assistance.
Posted by Debbie | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Widows Disability
Andrea made me feel very comfortable and let me know from the beginning that she really cares for her clients and their well being. She is very thorough and kept me well informed of what to expect. She was always available if I had questions concerning my case and she did not make me feel like I was bothering her. I have full confidence in Andrea. Thank you Andrea!
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Posted by Amy | August 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
This office or the person who makes the phone calls is a joke. Not only was he rude and not at all compassionate , but after nearly 30 minutes of consult and some very personal questions that had NOTHING to do with my disability case, he stated he would turn my info over to the attorney and call me bk in the morning. Several days passed and no return call. I understand if they decided they couldnt help me, but i gave my time to them. Dont i deserve the same respect. At the very least i should have received a call back stating they would or would not help me. They knew i was in the appeal process and its a time sensitive matter. Bad business practices....and Miss Farmer should find better personable people to make their phone calls. I would not recommend this office
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Wofford College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Isothermal Community College
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Art King, et alia vs. Palmeira Bradford, et alia
  • Clients won after grant of directed verdict motion

Associations

  • Social Security Disability Specialization Committee, Board of Legal Specialization, NC State Bar
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Social Security Disability Specialization Committee, Board of Legal Specialization, NC State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • US District Court - District of South Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rutherford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • 29-A Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • US District Court - Western District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Disability Advocacy Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Board Certified Specialist - Social Securty Disability Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2013

Publications

  • Social Security Disability 2018: Tools for Succeeding in a Changing Field
  • New Ethics Rules Regarding Representative Conduct for Social Security
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability 2018: Tools for Succeeding in a Changing Field
  • New Ethics Rules Regarding Representative Conduct for Social Security
  • 2018
  • Business Law Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrea Farmer is one of the brightest, most compassionate, and hard working attorneys you will ever find. She has an unsurpassed knowledge of the social security/disability law and is always dedicated to her clients' needs. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to discuss social security and disability issues with Andrea Farmer and can say she is extremely well versed. Andrea is compassionate and very diligent. I recommend her without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly, without reservation, endorse this lawyer. She is extremely smart and a tireless worker. She truly cares for the needs of her clients and will not stop fighting until they are made whole."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrea. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."