New York attorney with eight years of experience as a licensed practitioner in Social Security Disability, and additional academic training in areas including alternative dispute resolution, employment discrimination, labor relations, bankruptcy, consumer finance, and contract drafting.
University at buffalo law school — Juris doctor, 2013
Houghton college — B.A. in psychology, 2008
Attorney, Private Practice — 2014-present
I represent claimants in Social Security claims and provide per-diem and contract services to regional and national law firms for Social Security hearings and related services such as writing of briefs and arguments, review of cases, and appearances in local courts.
Claimant’s advocate, US Advocates — 2011-2014;
Binder and binder — 2009-2011
I represented claimants in for SSD and SSI claims, directing case development and directly representing claimants in hearings. I was enrolled in the SSA direct payment program as an eligible non-attorney.
Legal writer, Binder and binder — 2008-2009
I drafted briefs, memos, and motions for Social Security matters, as well as reviewing documents and directing case development. These duties continue in my present work.
Electronics Technician, United States Navy — 2004-2006
Duties included operating and maintaining and operating instrumentation and control equipment in an aircraft carrier’s nuclear propulsion plant, as well as other industrial maintenance, and supervision of junior enlisted personnel in various military duties.
PROJECTS AND AFFILIATIONS
Springville Whitewater Park
With a group of whitewater enthusiasts and environmental policy makers, I have been working to establish a 501(c)(3) organization to preserve and enhance river access to the Cattaraugus Creek for sporting, conservation, and educational purposes.
American Whitewater is the leading nationwide organization representing the interests of the whitewater community, especially negotiating access and controlled dam releases for recreational uses. I am working with AW to assist in negotiating access agreements and FERC licensing settlements.
I specialize in oral and written argument, but am also proficient in legal research, case development, and issue spotting.
I am proficient using and administration of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms, with software including Wordperfect, Microsoft Office (all versions), and Apple iWork. Cloud service proficiency includes use and deployment of Dropbox, Google Apps for Business, Citrix Fileshare, Citrix Gotomeeting, Citrix remote access services, and Clio Practice Manager.
Additional qualifications include electrical and mechanical system repair, first aid, mediation, and conflict resolution.
REFERENCES available on request