Jason is a Social Security disability attorney. Although based in Tuscaloosa, he helps disability claimants with their applications, hearings and appeals across the state. His federal court disability appeals includes each of the three federal district courts of Alabama and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jason has enjoyed a legal career practicing, teaching, and writing about the law. Before moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jason was a lawyer in Kentucky and Colorado. Now at home in Alabama, he has used his multi-state experience to build a legal practice dedicated to solving client problems effectively and efficiently, while receiving the individualized attention and care of a traditional West Alabama law practice.
At the big disability firms, you might not ever talk to your lawyer until the day of a hearing. Not at Disability Alabama. You’ll work directly with a lawyer throughout the process.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) & SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
The Social Security Administration has a robust and complex system for reviewing and deciding claims. A disability claim does not end with the first denial of a claim. If you are unable to work, you may eligible for benefits despite what the Social Security Administration initially tells you. Jason assists clients with all levels of Social Security disability applications and appeals. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR).
Social Security Applications
A disability claim begins with an application. Jason helps the disabled fill out and submit the paperwork that gets a claim going.
Social Security Hearings
After your application has been denied and you’ve been denied again on Reconsideration, you can get a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Never go to a hearing without a lawyer. Jason represents claimants in their hearings and helps explain why you are disabled to the Administrative Law Judge.
Social Security Appeals
There are potential appeals after all stages of a case before the Social Security Administration. When those are exhausted you can “make a federal case” out of it by taking your claim before a United States District Judge. Jason regularly appeals and represents disabled claimants in federal court.
Before moving to Tuscaloosa, Jason was a visiting assistant professor in the Legal Studies Program at Morehead State University where he taught a variety of law classes.
Jason is a Colorado Bar Fellow and winner of the 2014 American Bar Association Journal’s Ross Writing Contest for Short Legal Fiction. He has served on the boards of several non-profits and is a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. He has been active in and served bar organizations including the Alabama State bar, the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Mesa County Bar Association. Jason is a member of the Tuscaloosa Bar Association and is active in the Alabama State Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa and a member of Class 15 of the prestigious Alabama State Bar Leadership Training program.