Brian has been with WK since 2011. Brian gained his Social Security disability training and experience in his years as a Disability Specialist with Social Security Administration’s (SSA) initial claims decision making agency, the Disability Determination Service (DDS) in Birmingham. At the DDS Brian adjudicated over 1,400 Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) adult and child claims. At the DDS, Brian was awarded two Positive Feedback Pioneer Awards by SSA’s Office of Quality Performance. This award recognizes claims adjudicators that employ outstanding disability claims practices. In 2017, Brian was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Social Security disability law.
Brian represents individuals in disability cases from start to finish: from initial application, hearings before Social Security Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), appeals to the Appeals Council , and federal court. Brian also represents clients in Rail Road Retirement (RRB) disability hearings and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to represent veterans in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the VA. Brian service area includes the entire southeastern portion of the United States.
Brian received his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University in criminal justice where he was named Peer Educator of the Year for 2005. Brian received his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University where he was named Outstanding Graduate Political Science Student of the Year for 2006-2007. He completed his law degree at Birmingham School of Law while working full-time at the DDS and WK. Brian is originally from Geneva County (Malvern) Alabama.