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Social Security Disability Claims Overview and Rules Update
DANA W. DUNCAN is the founder of Duncan Disability Law, SC, located in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. He has represented thousands of disabled clients throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in Social Security law and Wisconsin workers' compensation. In addition to a high-volume administrative practice in Social Security, Mr. Duncan has averaged over a hundred federal Social Security appeals over the past five years. He was a speaker at the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) convention in San Antonio, Texas, speaking as an expert in his field, and in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Duncan continues to lecture on the law and consult with other lawyers on these issues. He was a speaker at the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) convention in Reno, Nevada. He is a member of NOSSCR, NADR, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, where he recently has assumed duties as the newsletter editor of the Social Security Division. Mr. Duncan has presented several programs previously for National Business Institute on Social Security law. Mr. Duncan is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois and before the Federal District Court (Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin); the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, and Ninth Circuit; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Affairs. He has more than 25 years of experience in Social Security law and has personally argued more than 25 cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Illinois, and before the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, Virginia, including some landmark Social Security cases such as Overman v. Astrue, Shauger v. Astrue, and Varga v. Colvin. He earned his B.A. degree from Beloit College and his J.D. degree from Marquette University.
ROBERT TARLOCK is an attorney at Daley Disability Law, P.C., where he represents clients across the country. He graduated from DePaul Law School in Chicago and from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a degree in American studies and literature. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Tarlock was a full-time touring musician and resident DJ in Chicago where he still plays out on a frequent basis. He enjoys using some of his harder experiences from a life of making music as jumping off points to help struggling clients feel more trusting during hearing preparation. Mr. Tarlock has presented on Social Security matters at the Chicago Bar Association, has co-written a presentation entitled "Environmental Justice: Advocating for the Health of Children" for Loyola College of Law’s Children’s Legal Rights Journal Symposium, has interned as a clerk at the Northern District Court of Illinois and Daley Circuit Court in Chicago, and he has taught in the Chicago Public School system.
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