Education

  • University of Wisconsin B.A. 1981
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • J.D. cum laude 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Veteran’s Disability Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney Cancer Legal Line.
  • Volunteer Attorney ALS Association
  • Volunteer Attorney Minnesota Federal Court Pro Se Project
  • Veterans Pro-Bono Consortium

Admitted to Practice

  • Veterans Administration Regional Offices
  • Board of Veterans Appeals, Washington, DC
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Washington, DC
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Professional Activities

  • Frequent Local & National Lecturer on Social Security issues.
  • Author – Social Security/Workers’ Compensation Offset Issues, MN Workers Compensation Desk book.
  • Author – Locally and Nationally Published Articles on Social Security
  • Member National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
  • Member National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Member Minnesota and Arizona Bar Associations and local County Bar Associations

Recent Professional Recognition

  • Social Security Super Lawyer, MN 2002-2013
  • Recipient Distinguished Service Award Minnesota Federal District Court 2011
  • Volunteer of the Year, Cancer Legal Line 2012