I am an experienced North Carolina attorney focusing on access to government benefits, including: child and adult Social Security disability benefits (SSDI & SSI), Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans Administration benefits. My practice is centered around helping people in need: primarily, seniors facing long-term healthcare problems (elder care) and the disabled trying to obtain disability benefits. In select situations, I also handle guardianship, family law (divorce/custody) or criminal defense matters.
I am accredited to practice veterans law by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Having served six years in the United States Marine Corps and being a Gult War veteran, I am very familiar with the legal issues that frequently confront our veterans in need. I am also admitted to the bar for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Care, Compassion and Commitment are the three "C's" that define my approach to practicing law. We offer representation for Social Security Disability and V.A. disability benefit claims anywhere in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. I frequently handle SSA disability appeals at the Social Security ODAR hearing offices for Kingsport, Tennessee, Greensboro, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina; however, I have appeared in cases at ODAR hearing offices in the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
If you are pursuing public benefits like Social Security or Medicaid, you need an experienced lawyer who is personally overseeing every aspect of your case. Feel free to click on the tab to see my "contributions" on Avvo and decide for yourself whether I am the right lawyer for your case.
Regardless of the legal issues you confront, I hope that you will consider my firm when you are seeking professional and dedicated legal counsel.
Specific services offered include:
Caregiver compensation agreements
Child Custody & Support representation
Divorce (contested and uncontested)
Durable Powers of Attorney
Elder Care services
Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts)
Equitable Distribution (division of martial assets/debts)
Guardianships (contested and uncontested)
Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
Long-Term Care Planning
N.C. Unemployment Insurance appeals
N.C. Medicaid Assistance for the Disabled (MA-D)
Nursing Home Medicaid (eligibilty and appeal issues)
Probate Avoidance Planning
Social Security Disability (child and adult) claims and appeals
Social Security cessation/termination of benefit cases
Special Needs Trusts & Supplemental Needs Trusts
Veterans Administration claims and appeals
Workers Compensation claims and appeals