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B. Thomas Golden


4.3   6 reviews

also known as Tom Golden

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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In simple terms, I stand up for the little guy by standing up to the government and the big corporations that want to mess you over.  


I am sick and tired of seeing so many people being run over by our own government and by businesses that take advantage of others.  


We all assume our government will do the right thing when we follow the rules.  My years of experience tells a different story - I recently had the Social Security Administrtion deny an applicaiton for disability benefits by saying my client (who passed away after applying) did not have conditions severe enough to keep her from working.  They kindly invited the deceased woman to contact the Social Security Administration if her condition worsens.  


I have fought against businesses, banks, debt buyers, and debt collectors who have taken advantage of, and abused or harassed my clients.  I help with Social Security Applicatons, Reconsideration Requests, Appeals, ALJ Hearings, Appeals Council Appeals, and Federal Court lawsuits against the Social Security Administration.  


I sue debt buyers, banks, debt collectors, and law firms that break the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Michigan Occupational Code, the Michigan Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as using other areas of law to fight back for my clients. 



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4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Craig | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
After years of trying to stop payment from SS I was told over and over I didnt owe any money. Then out of the blue I was told I owed several thousand. I documented the efforts to stop payments. And was told over and over I didnt owe it. B.Thomas Golden stepped in. We won. Cant thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2015
FDCPA Violation Lawsuit - Very Happy With Mr. Golden
While representing me in an FDCPA lawsuit against a creditor, Mr. Golden was able to very quickly get the previously entered judgement against me vacated with prejudice and put some money in my pocket. All without ever meeting in person. He came highly recommended by a colleague and we were able to conduct our business and correspondence via e-mail attachments and fax. This was extremely helpful to me being a business professional that works the same hours as Mr. Golden. His attention to the case and prompt replies to emails and phone calls were of great comfort. He never hesitated to explain the situations or present the best course of action to resolve my situation. I felt extremely comfortable working with Mr. Golden and would highly recommend him in any and all matters related to debt collectors.
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Posted by Catherine | May 9, 2015
Finally a Lawyer who really cares about his client
Mr Golden Kept me informed and even though the social security process is drawn out he kept in touch and made me feel like I was important. He stayed on top of my medical updates. He took the time to prepare me for court making it a lot less stressful. During the hearing it was easy to see that he had prepared and covered all the things I felt was important.
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Posted by Sandi | October 18, 2014
B.Thomas Golden: Review
I haven't had much to do with attorney's up until the last 2 years. One for divorce and then Mr. Golden. I just want to say that Mr. Golden is one of the nicest attorneys I have ever met. He's down to earth.....some attorneys have their heads so high in the air and seem to barely notice you, but Mr.Golden was right at my level. He explained everything, asked if I understood and if I had any questions. If I had questions, he answered them in my language and used terms I could understand. He got back with me if I called, even on weekends. He was very good about answering my emails as well. I would DEFINITELY recommend Mr. Golden to anyone of my friends without hesitation. He's a wonderful attorney and I'm SO glad I found him! Best of luck with your work, Tom and thanks again for working so hard and WINNING my (our) case! Job WELL DONE!! Sincerely, Sandi
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Posted by Jody | August 27, 2014
Attorney B. Thomas Golden - Amazing!
Mr. Golden is easy to talk to . Amazing knowledge of the law and what would take place during my hearing. He told me step by step, what would be said and the how to react. He didn't miss a beat. I was so prepared and felt I had the best representation. Mr. Golden never made me feel anything but worthy and appreciated my business and went far above and beyond my expectations. I left my trial feeling that I got my monies worth and actually felt that I had a friend and attorney in Mr. Golden. AMAZING!!!!!! and real.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I contacted Mr Golden on a Tuesday by phone. He returned my call the following day and he requested all pertinent documents be brought to the office. I did so the following day, Thursday and spoke directly with Mr Golden. He said he would review and be back with me on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Three weeks later, after many phone calls with messages left with the receptionist and voice mails, I made the decision and requested all paper work be returned to me. I received a letter from him, along with the paperwork, stating I should 'quickly seek alternate legal counsel’. He had the audacity to say 'legal claims of this nature have important timelines and deadlines . . . that can bar recovery if missed'. My disappointment is not that he would not take my case, but that he allowed so much time to elapse before alerting me of his decision. Highly disappointing and unprofessional, to say the least.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney | Owner
  • Golden Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk, Assistant City Prosecutor, Attorney
  • MODC Law - Ionia
  • 2005 - 2008


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Grand Valley State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration
  • Case remanded - SSA must follow its own rules and regulations
  • RW v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
  • Remanded by federal court back to the Social Security Adminstration
  • MH v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
  • Remanded from federal court back to SSA for additional proceedings in accordance with the law, rules, and regulations.
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  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Education Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Council Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ionia-Montcalm Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Scholarship
  • Starr Foundation
  • 2007
  • Scholarship
  • Starr Foundation
  • 2006
  • Scholarship
  • Starr Foundation
  • 2005
  • Scholarship
  • Starr Foundation
  • 2004
  • Starr Foundation Scholarship
  • Starr Foundation
  • 2003
  • Scholarship
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Stopping Debt Collector Abuse
  • 2015
  • Social Security Lawyers Seminar - Get Your Head in the Game.
  • Host/Moderator
  • 2015
  • Getting to Know the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a Social Security Disability Practice
  • Social Security Layers Section Annual Meeting
  • 2015
  • 100 Plus Practice Pointers Seminar
  • Host/Moderator
  • 2015
  • Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensing Class
  • Michigan Concealed Pistol Course
  • 2014
  • Fall Seminar: State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section
  • Moderator/Host
  • 2014
  • Private Engagement
  • Social Security Disability and SSI for Medical Providers
  • 2012
  • Ionia County Mental Health Court
  • Social Security Disability and SSI benefits for mental health conditions
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse B.
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. Tom vigorously advocates for his clients and is well versed in the complexities of the Social Security Disability program."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is well known for his diligence, work-ethic, and knowledge when representing his clients. In addition he truly cares about making his clients' lives better, which he is able to do through his practice."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Golden is a great attorney and he has a great personality. I endorse him 100%."
Social Security & Disability
Social Security & Disability