Social Security Law

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY

Assistant professor, Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University (1970-1972), Graduate School of Social Work, University of Houston (1974-1976), Disability clinic, South Texas college of Law (1990).

Welfare rights handbook (Houston Welfare Rights Organization from 1971). Public benefits training (Austin: Texas Legal Services Center and Texas Advocates for Equal Justice from 1972 to 1990). Social security disability: an intro. (Gulf Coast Leg. Fn. 1986 & HBA 1988 & 2006). “Public benefits,” Aids and the law (HBA: 1989 & 2006 and Lormand Ed. 2006). Social Security Retirement (HBA Elder Law Inst. 1995). Ethics for disability attorneys social security (NOSSCR D.C 1999). Cross examination of medical adviser and social security (HBA SS Section 2004). Vocational experts: one page checklist investigation & vital considerations (HBA Social Security Section 2010).

Attorney fees (HBA Social Security Section 2006).

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

For corroborating illegible records, “lay testimony should be given due credence.” Goodwin v. Railroad Retirement, 546 F.2d 1169 (5th Cir.1977). SSA significant period of time. “Leidler v. Sullivan, 855 F.2d 291 (5th Cir.1989).”We need not consider… arguments regarding the need for an EEG as the Com’r did not dispute that (claimant) had a seizure disorder.” Lopez v .Massanari, No. 01-20108 (5th Cir. 2001). As to full development of nature of surgeries, “the ALJ (need only ) provide a chronological discussion of the medical … procedures.”Nixon v. Barnhart, No. 04-40370 (5th  Cir. Sep. 5,2007)- – “Alcoholics, even those of the dramatically recalcitrant variety, do not comprise a suspect class ….” Lombard, Kenneth v. Barnhart, J., no. 06-20789(5th Cir. Sep. 5, 2007)*

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