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Eighteen years in the medical field, treating patients and managing medical records, has given me some great insight into helping those with disability claims.
The last few years serving in the Navy I worked on medical boards, reviewing medical records and writing briefs for medical discharges. I also worked on medical intelligence reports for deploying troops. This combination of medical research and writing is key in preparing solid and robust arguments to Social Security and the Veterans Affairs.
As a veteran, I focus a portion of my time trying to help other veterans who need legal help. While working at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, I assisted homeless veterans in the areas of family law, veteran’s benefits and social security benefits. I constructed and drafted arguments for an appeal from the denial of benefits by the Veterans Affairs and Supplemental Security Income. As a certified law student, I represented clients at meet-and-confer appointments and court hearings. I was able to bring my professional experience to the clinic and I received praise from both the professor and the clinic fellow for my research and writing skills.
In law school, I received the high grade award in Pre-Trial preparation, an upper division writing course. I achieved academic success in our school’s Veteran’s Clinic and my Business Associations course. I also received accolades from my professors on my oral advocacy skills, both in Trial Practice and California Civil Procedure.
In the past twenty years, I gained valuable first-hand experience in public speaking, training, leadership, and research and writing. The majority of my experience stems from serving eight years as a US Navy Corpsman. I have also worked as a medical sales coordinator, collegiate newspaper editor-in-chief and an editor for a military contract company.
Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-30%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Owner||Law Office of Patrick B. Long||2012 - Present|
|Contracts Administrator||Long Associates||2010 - 2012|
|Certified Law Student||Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic||2010 - 2010|
|Writer/Editor||Expeditionary Technical Solutions, Inc.||2006 - 2007|
|Marketing Manager/Occupational Health Manager||EMSI||2001 - 2006|
|Corpsman||U. S. Navy||1991 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Veterans Bar Association||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|California State University, San Marcos||Literature and Writing||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|LAAC's 2013 Family Law Conference in Los Angeles||LAAC's 2013 Family Law Conference||2013|
|Center For Solo Practitioners||Incubator Programs||2013|