While attending Tulane University Law School from 1988-1991, I was selected to handle cases for the Juvenile Law Clinic. Representing neglected and abused children, as well as juveniles charged with crimes, made a lasting impression on me. I realized the daily struggles my young indigent clients encountered in overcoming challenging obstacles in their personal lives.
I began practicing as a licensed attorney at Peninsula Legal Aid in a rural area on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I fought relentlessly for positive outcomes for my clients who could not afford to pay a private attorney. With my assistance, my clients were awarded child/spousal support, gained custody of their children, received protective orders, had their repossessed cars returned to them, had excessive fees for late rent waived, were granted social security disability benefits, and received unemployment compensation benefits.
In my next position as a staff attorney/decision writer for five Administrative Law Judges in Charlottesville, VA, I learned how the Social Security Administration’s hearing office (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) functioned. I also acquired in-depth knowledge of social security regulations and rulings used to decide all types of claims for adults and children.
Since I had a compelling desire to make a more direct impact on the lives of people suffering from physical and mental disabilities, I came to Atlanta to work at a private social security disability firm. Focusing exclusively on social security disability law, I handled the majority of the hearings for the office. I also wrote briefs for request for review (appeals) of unfavorable decisions from Judges, as well as U.S. District Court briefs for cases denied by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council.
In 2003, I eventually launched my own disability law practice with social security disability law being the firm’s sole practice area. The goal of the firm is to get our clients approved for benefits as soon as possible, as my disabiity staff files applications for new clients unlike some other social security disability firms.
Our disability staff and attorneys take claims at all levels including initial applications, requests for reconsideration, requests for hearings, conduct hearings throughout GA, as well as handle cases in other states, and pursue cases of merit in US District Court.
After years of assisting veterans with obtaining social security disability benefits, I have become certified to handle veterans claims before the Veteran's Administration.
I am a member of the Georgia, Virginia and District of Columbia state bars; United States District Court in the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits; the Cobb County, Dekalb County and Atlanta bars; the National Association of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR); Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL); Georgia Assocation of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA); Decatur Business Association; and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||11/11/2019|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1992||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocates||2015|
|cum laude||Bucknell University||1986|
|Owner and Social Security Disability Attorney||Kathleen M Flynn, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Jeffery Flynn||1997 - 2003|
|Attorney Advisor||Social Security Administration Hearing Office||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||Peninsula Legal Aid||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia||Member||2012 - Present|
|GAWBA||Member||2009 - Present|
|Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||Member||2009 - Present|
|Buckhead Business Club||Member||2009 - Present|
|GAWL||Member||2008 - Present|
|Dekalb Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Cobb Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Decatur Business Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Association of Social Security Representatives||Member||1998 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Minority Mental Health Know the Stats||Atlanta Bar Association Blog||2016|
|Blog||Social Security Disability Blog||N/A|
|The Georgia Council of Nephrology Social Workers||Overview of the Social Security Disability Process||2019|
|Community Law Day at South Dekalb Mall||Have a Legal Issue?||2018|
|Emory Law Community Health and Legal Fair Logistics||Emory Law Community Health and Legal Fair Logistics||2017|
|Motivational Organized Mindset Educational Network Training||Over of the Social Security Disability Process||2016|
|Law Day at Clark Atlanta University AUC Consortium||Social Security Disability Overview||2015|
|MENA Meeting at the GA Dept of Labor in Decatur, GA||SSI and SSDI Process||2013|
|Disabled American Veterans||Social Security Disability Overview||2013|
|Grady Behavioral Health Clinic Odd Fellows Building||Social Security Disability Overview||2010|
|DeKalb Medical Center||Social Security Disability Overview||2010|
|Cafe 458 Meeting||Social Security Disability Overview||2007|
|Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services, Inc||Social Security Disability Overview||2006|
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