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Joel Alexander Thrift

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joel

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I have exclusively represented people rather than corporations for my entire career because I am passionate about justice for my clients. In my free time, I spend time with my wife and two kids.

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Location

Joel Thrift
2860 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 115
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Posted by Joseph | June 9, 2024
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Joel Thrift and his staff are top notch. They are knowledgeable, prompt, responsive, and compassionate. They helped a friend of mine in appealing the denial of her SSDI and SSI claims, and I was extremely impressed with their knowledge. Iryna always promptly returned our calls and quickly answered our questions and tended to our needs. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Kathy | April 24, 2023
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Professional and Knowledgeable
I was referred to Joel to help with my son's complex SSDI case. Joel and his paralegal Trelique, worked hard together to get all the necessary forms and paperwork from multiple doctors for court. This is a tedious journey as anyone who has dealt with the government knows. In today's mail was the Notice of Decision in our favor. Words can not express the gratitude and relief I have. I highly recommend Joel Thrift
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Posted by Derrick | March 29, 2023
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Committed
Joel and his team are committed to ensuring his applicants receive the most desired outcome . Joel can discern VA Disability Ratings and translate the verbiage to Social SecurityDisability Insurance (SSDI) ‘language in respect to all levels of Work Categories. Joel did an outstanding job and truly recommend all veterans if seeking SSDI. V/R, Derrick Vereen Retired Veteran
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Posted by Mark | January 24, 2023
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Client Advocate
After a couple denials from SS, I sought Joel Thrift’s services. Long story short, he was my advocate. Truly took the time to get to know me, my situation, and challenges. Wish I had sought Thrift Law Firms services sooner! It would’ve saved me a lot of hassle.
Posted by William | December 29, 2022
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Satisfied Customer
Thank you Mr Joel Thrift and to your staff for taking my case. I have been dealing with this since 2020 and I called you in 2021 and now it is 2022 and my case has been approved. Thank you for reassuring me that I would win this case. You would call to check in with me and I sent you all of my updated doctor appointments so that we would be on the same page. Thank you so much for listening to me and explaining everything to me step by step through this process.
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Posted by Roshonda Dennis | July 18, 2022
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Excellent Service and Timely
Joel was great! He handled our car accident and injury claim with care and timeliness. I was shocked that we never had to call him for an update. He calls us with just the thought of asking " what is going on with my case?" He was thorough in explaining the practicalities of our case. He left us with no questions to ask. I will definitely refer Joel Thrift Law LLC to others. Excellent customer service Joel!
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Posted by Ehsan | February 6, 2022
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Outstanding performance
Mr. Joel Thrift and his office members are very nice and friendly people. They followed my case from starting, how to fill applications until I got my disability case approved by SSA. Thank you very much for outstanding performance.
Posted by Michelle | January 25, 2022
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I was pleased with the way my case was handled. Joel and his team are the Best!!! They really helped me out !!!
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2022
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The man that changed my life.
After being denied for disability due to a very rare illness I contacted Joel thrift who fought very hard to change my life. I was afraid that due to my illness I might lose everything I have worked so hard for. He's very nice, professional, and personable. I received Christmas cards, and updates every step of the way and would Definitely recommend him to anyone suffering unjustly.
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Posted by Jerrurod | December 21, 2021
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Social security, personal injury.
I want to say. Thank you to Joel and Justin for their help. They are the best to have in your corner, when dealing with SSI. My first time ever using a lawyer for anything. The experience was great, there was constant contact, every step and process was explained. I have recommend them to family and friends without a doubt. Justin is the best, the brother keeps you updated and aware on all devices you can’t beat that. You can’t say you don’t know what is going with your case when the information is in the palm of your hand. Happy Holidays to the whole Joel Thrift team you guys are awesome.
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Posted by Brennan | November 4, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Joel thrift is very thorough and has great communication , which I really appreciate.
Posted by Salima | September 29, 2021
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I received a favorable decision!!!!
Joel Thrift did an amazing job. I had been turned down for social security because of my age and had been out of work since 2019. He made sure I was aware of the process and when it came time for court did his best to get me a favorable decision and I could not be happier!! Me and my family are forever thankful!
Posted by Amanda | August 25, 2021
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Grateful
Joel took my case when no one else would and we won! I'm so grateful he decided to take a chance on me!
Posted by Julie | April 25, 2021
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The BEST!
I am so glad that I found Joel Thrift to represent me in my SSDI case. For starters, both he and his office staff (I worked with Justin) were incredibly responsive and competent. From the onset I felt that I had found someone who I could communicate well with and who was right on target with my own personal concerns related to my case. My very favorite part of working with Joel Thrift is that when I called the office, I was always able to talk to a person, and I ALWAYS received answers to my questions. Also, Joel’s office often called me with status on my case, constantly making sure all paperwork was in order and that nothing had changed or needed updated. I always felt they were on it! I would VERY HIGHLY recommend Joel Thrift for your legal needs, be it Workman’s Comp or SSDI. You can trust Joel Thrift and his office staff to do their job - in fact, I personally believe, over and above. Thank you Joel for making the difficult process of an SSDI claim so much less stressful and ultimately successful goal achieved!
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Posted by Michael | December 29, 2020
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Michael C
I had been denied disability by Social Security. I hired Joel for my appeal. Joel handles all of the documentation for the appeals, obtaining doctor's documentation and creating exhibits for the trial. Joel and his team guide you throughout the entire process. We won our court case and I very grateful to Joel and his staff and you will be too if you hire him.
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Posted by Annmarie Miller | December 9, 2020
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Represented me through two denials and a hearing with Social Security
Represented me through two denials and a hearing with Social Security. With the particular issues of my case and as complicated as it was i could not have been represented by anyone more knowledgeable or helpful. If not for him I would have been denied and had no recourse.
Posted by Donna | December 2, 2020
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Joel Thrift is the best!!
Attorney Thrift was great to work with. He took our case and was honest about the difficulty of children’s disability cases. He kept us informed during the entire process. His paralegal Justin was also great. My calls were returned promptly. My case wasn’t the easiest win, but Joel Thrift did indeed win. Thank you Joel, Justin, and everyone in your law office.
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Posted by Heather | November 11, 2020
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Best decision I could’ve made. Highly recommend!!
Going through the "system" for disability alone can be one of the hardest things to do, I know because I it happened to me. I was diagnosed with an inoperable diffused astrocytoma on my right front temporal lobe back in jul of 2016. After my dr deemed me unable to work due to my medical diagnosis. I immediately applied SSI disability assistance during my most unimaginable devastating life altering diagnosis that forever changed my life with no signs of healing due to the side effects experienced of my inoperable brain tumor. I was positive that the decision would be made immediate with A favorable decision. But for the next 2 years I was continually denied Which I followed Up with appeal after appeal with no change in their findings. I was getting nowhere and losing all hope Of receiving a favorable decision I decided I need further legal aid. I was referred to Joel Thrift by a former client and family. I decided immediately during the initial consultation that this was the attorney for me to help win my disability case. His knowledge and experience of the ins and outs of all the loop holes was signs of a win in my case. Joel Thrifts Law firm and his team stayed in close contact and anytime I needed something Or help understanding something they got back to me in a timely manner. IL on my winning team! Undoubtedly the best decision I could’ve ever made. Thank you for doing everything you could to get the decision I’ve been aiming for for years. I Highly recommended The Joel Thrift law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
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Best Lawyer for Disability
Joel Thrift did an excellent job representing me during my disability case. He was professional and very knowledgeable throughout. His assistant Justine was always very helpful. I was denied twice before reaching out to Joel thrift. He was encouraging and honest from the first day. His knowledge of the laws instilled confidence that I was making the right decision using his office. I would highly recommend him for your disability case. I can not thank Joel thrift enough for all he did.
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Posted by Carolyn | September 28, 2020
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Awesome Lawyer
Basically he is a great lawyer i would recomend him to my friends. He kept me inform on everything.Sometime he either call me or text me to let me know what was going on. I was please with him.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-33%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Joel Thrift Law LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Affleck and Gordon PC
  • 2007 - 2018

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • International Affairs
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Court Remand
  • Remand
  • SD v. IR
  • confidential six figure settlement

Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Membership as one of 10 Best Attorneys for Georgia
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Rockdale County Drug Court
  • Social Security Income Limits
  • 2021
  • Annual Georgia Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • The Affect of Social Security on Workers' Compensation Settlements
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
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Workers compensation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is a great lawyer and I've had the pleasure of working on the opposite and same side of him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel has a great reputation and goes the extra mile for his clients. He has done an excellent job with clients I have referred to him, and I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I referred a client to Joel in a worker's compensation matter. Joel handled the matter competently, but also quickly and efficiently, and the client was pleased with the outcome. Joel is easy to work with, and responsive."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a professional and compassionate attorney. He works hard for his clients and gets them excellent results. He is also one of the smartest workers' compensation attorneys I have known in my career."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is a great guy. He's always willing to help out other lawyers in the community and clearly cares about his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great guy and great lawyer. He is responsive and will put his clients first."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel has an excellent practice. As a fellow lawyer in the community, I happily refer clients to him. Joel will treat them with respect, do excellent work, and get great results. I highly recommend him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Would definitely not hesitate to send clients to him if it's something I cannot handle."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Friend
"Joel fights for his clients, I've seen it firsthand. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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