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What Type of Disability Attorney is best for you?

Social Security Disability is a special area of practice.  Attorneys who are well-versed in Social Security Disability law often have a large volume of social security disability clients.  While a large-volume, specialized practice can be beneficial for clients because attorneys in this area are familiar with the procedures relating to the Social Security Disability process, the human touch and special…

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Social Security Disability: How Current is Current

Effective April 27, 2020, the Social Security Administration will no longer take into account a Claimant’s ability to effectively communicate in English when making a Social Security Disability determination. The original rules from 1978 were premised on the assumption that ‘‘it may be difficult for someone who does not speak and understand English to do a job, regardless of the…

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Staff Spotlight: Tegan Couch

We recently asked our staff members some questions so that you could get to know them a bit better. Meet Tegan Couch! Q: What is your job title at Burton McKinnish?  A: Social Security Paralegal Q: What does your job entail?  A: Assisting with the Social Security files, keeping clients apprised of the progress of their claims, filing appeals, assisting with…

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What Your Attorney Being a Board Certified Trial Specialist Means

Ethics rules in most states are strict when it comes to attorneys referring to themselves as a “specialist” or “specializing.”  What does it mean if your attorney is a board certified specialist.   In the age of social media and rampant attorney advertising, any attorney can bring in clients.  Often potential clients see a pop-up ad of their Facebook page…

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