I am originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and I began my nearly 16 year tenure as a registered respiratory therapist in healthcare facilities throughout Indiana, Ohio, and eventually Texas, albeit some of that timeframe was part-time as I was also practicing law.
In 2001, I started practicing law throughout Indiana and during that time I began with a general practice handling various misdemeanor criminal cases, family law cases, and I also assisted several small businesses with their various legal needs. Shortly thereafter, I began working with a firm assisting with creditor’s rights issues and started working on Social Security Disability claims.
In 2004, I moved to Texas to join my previous law firm with a primary focus on federal administrative law representing clients to obtain SSA and VA disability benefit claims. Today, I am currently licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Indiana, as well as the federal courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Southern District of Texas, The Western District of Texas, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and The Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and generally being outdoors near the water. I enjoy watching sports, especially football at all levels. I have coached youth football for several seasons and continue to volunteer with local community organizations.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2015||05/31/2021|
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2001||04/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Achievement||Wayne Wright, LLP||2014|
|10 Year Service||Wayne Wright, LLP||2014|
|Outstanding Achievement||Wayne Wright, LLP||2013|
|Leadership||Wayne Wight, LLP||2012|
|Outstanding Achievement||Wayne Wright, LLP||2011|
|5 year Service||Wayne Wright, LLP||2009|
|Employee Of The Year||Wayne Wright, LLP||2005|
|Attorney||Wayne Wright, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Perry Law Office||2002 - 2004|
|Attorney||Klender Law Office||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2002 - Present|
|Society of Ethical Attorneys at Law||Member||N/A|
|Northern Indiana Health Cares||Denied Social Security Benefits: What Is The Next Step||2003|
|Ohio Northern University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|2014 Autumn Review||The Foreign Language of Medical Records: If You Don't Know What You Are Looking For, You Won't Find It||2014|
|2013 Autumn Review||Update on Social Security Policies and Procedures||2013|
|2012 Keeping In Step||Prepare, Examine, and Persuade||2012|
|2011 Autumn Review||Unemployment Benefit Issues in Social Security Disability Claims||2011|
|2010 Keeping In Step||Understanding Attorney Fees In SSA Claims||2010|
|2010 Keeping In Step||Development of a Social Scurity Case at the Appeals Council||2010|
|2010 Autumn Review||Reopening Prior Applications and Addressing Res Judicata Issues||2010|
|2010 Autumn Review||Reopening Prior Applications & Addressing Res Judicata Issues||2010|
|Allen County Bar Association||Evaluating the Social Security Client With COPD||2004|
|15th Annual Critical Care Seminar||The Prevent Defense||2004|
|AARC 30th Annual Region II Meeting||Malpractice Issues and End of Life Issues,||2003|
|Respiratory Round-UP||Is There A Lawyer in Your Future||2002|
|Allen County Bar Association||PFT's and ABG's: A General Overview||2002|
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