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    "The difference you have made in our lives and certainly, our daughter, Laura’s, is incredible. The fact that there are still people like you who actually see the need and respond with the personal caring and concern was a wonderful surprise. With the winning of the case, the end result is that Laura does now have some monthly income and, in our mind, most importantly, she has the medical benefits for the rest of her life."

    — Neal and Anne Gaskin
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About Us

Social Security Law Firm


Kathleen Flynn Profile
LaQuierra Harris Profile
Meet Our Staff
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Kathleen Flynn
Attorney

I graduated cum laude from Bucknell University in 1986. While attending Tulane University Law School from 1988-1991, I was selected to handle cases for the Juvenile Law Clinic. Representing neglected and abused children, as well as juveniles charged with crimes, made a lasting impression on me. I realized the daily struggles my young indigent clients encountered in overcoming challenging obstacles in their personal lives.

I began practicing as a licensed attorney at Peninsula Legal Aid in a rural area on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I fought relentlessly for positive outcomes for my clients who could not afford to pay a private attorney. With my assistance, my clients were awarded child/spousal support, gained custody of their children, received protective orders, had their repossessed cars returned to them, had excessive fees for late rent waived, were granted social security disability benefits, and received unemployment compensation benefits.

In my next position as a staff attorney/decision writer for five Administrative Law Judges in Charlottesville, VA, I learned how the Social Security Administration’s hearing office (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) functioned. I also acquired in-depth knowledge of social security regulations and rulings used to decide all types of claims for adults and children.

Since I had a compelling desire to make a more direct impact on the lives of people suffering from physical and mental disabilities, I came to Atlanta to work at a private social security disability firm. Focusing exclusively on social security disability law, I handled the majority of the hearings for the office. I also wrote appeals of unfavorable decisions from Judges, as well as U.S. District Court briefs for cases denied by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council.

In 2003, I eventually launched my own practice with social security disability law being the firm’s sole practice area. The goal of the firm is to get our clients approved for benefits as soon as possible, as we take claims at all levels and even file applications online for new clients. I am now certified to handle veterans’ claims before the Veteran’s Administration.

I am a member of the Georgia,Virginia and District of Columbia state bars; United States District Court in the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits; the Cobb County Bar Association; the Dekalb County Bar Association; the Atlanta Bar Association; the National Association of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR); Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL); Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA); Decatur Business Association; Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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LaQuierra Harris
Associate

LaQuierra Harris is an Associate with the Law Office of Kathleen M Flynn, LLC. Her practice is devoted entirely to representing mentally and physically disabled clients in their pursuit of disability benefits. Ms. Harris handles social security disability claims for adults and children before the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Ms. Harris also writes Appeals Council briefs of unfavorable decisions from Administrative Law Judges.

Ms. Harris earned her Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she volunteered with the Latin Law Student Association and served as the Community Service Chair. Ms. Harris graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and has a friendly and caring personality, which clients appreciate.

Before joining the Law Office of Kathleen M Flynn, LLC, Ms. Harris was an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Georgia Department of Labor. As a Hearing Officer, Ms. Harris conducted administrative hearings with generally conflicting evidence to determine eligibility of claimants for unemployment insurance benefits.

Ms. Harris is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

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Our Team  

Our friendly and conscientious staff of paralegals/legal assistants is your first point of contact. We are always available to answer any of your questions relating to your social security disability claim. In order to build a stronger case, we regularly update your file and submit evidence to the Georgia Department of Labor, Disability Adjudication Services (DAS) or the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). We believe that our clients always come first.

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Contingency Fee Option

You may be worried about how you will find the money to hire an attorney, to handle your social security disability case, if you cannot even afford your medications, mortgage/rent or doctors’ bills. After you become a client of our firm, you will not pay an attorney fee until you get a favorable decision.

When you win, you will pay a contingency fee that the Social Security Administration (SSA) withholds from the backpay of your SSI (Title XVI), SSDI (Title II or DIB), DAC, Widow’s benefits, Widower’s benefits or Child’s Insurance benefits. The amount of your back benefits may vary depending on when you filed, what date you were found disabled, the date the decision was made, the FICA taxes you paid, and any income reductions you may have for SSI.

The attorney fee, which is the same for all attorneys who handle cases before SSA, is as follows: Whichever is the lesser of 25% of your past due benefits OR $6,000. Remember that You Do Not Have to Pay an Attorney Fee Until We Win Your Case.

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