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Social Security Law

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 3 Trial Practice

State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia



  Shelley Davidson, Program Chair, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, LLP, Macon, GA
8:30 Greeting
  Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
8:35 Welcome and Program Overview
  Shelley Davidson
8:45 Dealing with other areas of disability Law in the Trial of a Social Security Case (Trial credit)
  Allison Affleck, Affleck & Gordan, Atlanta, GA
  Harry Brenner, Affleck & Gordan, Atlanta, GA
9:45 Preparing your case for District Court while trying your Administrative Hearing (Trial credit)
  John V. Hogan , Law Offices of John V. Hogan, Suwanee, GA
10:45 Break 
10:55 Mental Health in the Practice of Law, Dealing with our Disabled Clients and Protecting Ourselves (Ethics)
  Eric Lang, Lang Legal, Atlanta, GA
11:55 Lunch
12:40 Dealing with Overpayment Issues and Waivers from Pandemic Relief
  Brittany Pasley, Georgia Legal Services Program, Augusta, GA
1:40 Winning and the Steps to Charging and Collecting Fees (Trial credit)
  Sarah Elizabeth White Park, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, LLP, Macon, GA
  Megan Glimmerveen, Law Offices of Emmett Goodman, Macon, GA
2:40 Break
2:55 You Won Your Case, How to Prepare Your Client for Being Reviewed
  Racheal Henderson, Georgia Legal Services Program, Brunswick, GA
  Shelley Davidson, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, LLP, Macon, GA
3:55 Adjourn



Ms. Shelley Davidson's Profile

Ms. Shelley Davidson Related seminars and products

Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson LLP

Ms. Davidson is a partner with the firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, LLP in Macon, Georgia. She has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1982. She was born April 12, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia. She attended Middle Georgia College and graduated with an AS in Political Science in 1977. She also graduated from the University of Georgia with BA in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude 1978 and the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University with a JD degree in 1982. She has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for all three District Courts of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America 2001. She is a past president of NOSSCR in the past and is a member of the Council of Past Presidents. She is the Chairperson of the Georgia ICLE program for Social Security. She has been a frequent guest lecturer at many NOSSCR, Georgia Bar, Alabama Bar and Florida Bar Social Security Programs.

Ms. Allison Irene Affleck's Profile

Ms. Allison Irene Affleck Related seminars and products

Affleck & Gordon PC

After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, Allison received her JD from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. Allison Affleck joined Affleck & Gordon in 2014. In 2019, Allison was made partner and leads the firm today alongside her law partner, Harry Brenner.

At Affleck and Gordon, Allison focuses on Social Security disability and veterans' disability cases. She continues to earn the respect of judges and of her clients for her professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to providing personalized, effective representation.


Allison is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association, and is a VA-accredited attorney. She also serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia.

Allison lives in Atlanta and enjoys spending time with her husband, Kirby, their daughter, Collins, and their black lab pup.

Mr. Harry Brenner's Profile

Mr. Harry Brenner Related seminars and products

Affleck & Gordon PC

Harry Brenner has been with Affleck and Gordon since August of 2011. Harry is from Atlanta, GA, and attended the University of Georgia, obtaining his degree in political science. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina in May of 2011.

While in law school, Harry was a research editor for USC’s Real Property Trust and Estate Law Journal. Harry started at Affleck and Gordon as a paralegal until he passed the bar in February of 2012 when he became an associate at the firm. He has continued to maintain casework as well as hearings. Harry pursues cases in Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income.

In 2019, Harry was made partner and leads the firm today alongside Allison Affleck.

Harry has represented clients in over 1,500 social security and veterans' disability hearings. He works with his SSA clients on cases at the Initial, Reconsideration, Hearing, and Appeals Council levels of review. Harry works with veterans' cases from the initial filing and supplemental claims all the way to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Harry is diligent in putting the puzzle pieces together to ensure his clients get the benefits they deserve.

Harry enjoys meeting new clients in the Metro Atlanta area and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and Atlanta Bar Association. His enthusiasm and desire to help others are evident in the time spent maintaining the attorney-client relationship.

Harry lives in Atlanta with his wife Christie, and their daughter. 

Harry prides himself on going the extra step for his clients to ensure they get the benefits they deserve despite the hurdles and obstacles along the way.

Mr. Eric Charles Lang's Profile

Mr. Eric Charles Lang Related seminars and products

The Lang Legal Group LLC

The Braggy Stuff.  I’ve been practicing in Atlanta since 1990 in big firms and on my own.  The majority of my practice has focused on business disputes – both counseling on how to avoid them and taking them to trial when they can’t be avoided.  Along the way, I’ve “made law,” handled cases that have been front page news, and picked up – and prevented – some multi-million dollar results. My cases have taken me to courts (or related venues) in 24 states. 

The Reason I’m Speaking.  During all The Braggy Stuff, I was dealing with undiagnosed and untreated bipolar disorder, which culminated in some bad unethical decisions, a suicide attempt, and a two year hiatus (that’s my euphemism) from practice.  Since returning (and, thank goodness, continuing more Braggy Stuff) I’ve devoted a great team of time speaking on the issue of mental health and the practice of law.

Community. I spent 10 years coaching little league and am approaching the tenth year of coaching and then judging mock trial competition.  I’m active at Temple Sinai, where I’ve served as lay clergy and sometime teacher for many years.   

Ms. Brittany Venchelle Pasley Related seminars and products

Georgia Legal Services Program

Brittany Pasley is a Supervising Attorney in the Augusta Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services Program where she represents seniors and low-income clients in a host of civil legal matters.  She has been with the program since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and her juris doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Ms. Pasley specializes in Elder Law, frequently assisting clients with probate matters, Social Security issues, nursing home discharges, and public benefits reductions and terminations.  She has successfully represented clients at multiple stages of the Social Security administrative appeal process. She has helped clients secure SSI benefits, avoid debilitating overpayments, and obtain underpayments upwards of $16,000.

Ms. Sarah Elizabeth White Park's Profile

Ms. Sarah Elizabeth White Park Related seminars and products

Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson LLP

Sarah E. White Park is a partner at Westmoreland Patterson, Moseley, & Hinson, LLP in Macon, Ga.  She obtaiend her JD from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2005, and she lives in Macon with her husband Brannen Park and twin daughters Hadden and Mary Stuart. 

She earned her BA, magna cum laude, from University of Georgia in 2002. She has practiced SSA law since 2011 when she worked as a decision writer for the Macon hearing office.  She was awarded the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and named Rising Star as a Social Security lawyer by Super Lawyers of Georgia in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  She currently serves as President of N.O.S.S.C.R., Vice-President of the Middle Georgia Associatio of Women Lawyers, and treasurer of the Macon Bar Association. 

Ms. Megan Ashley Glimmerveen Related seminars and products

Law Offices of Emmett L. Goodman Jr. LLC


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