RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School Associate Professor of Law Greg Wallace recently won two cases in federal appellate courts in the Sixth and Eighth Circuits. In both cases he represented disability claimants whose claims had been denied by the Social Security Administration.
“It’s always gratifying to help persons who are genuinely disabled and whose claims have been wrongly denied by the government,” said Wallace. “If we are going to have this safety net, it must be administered fairly.”
The Sixth Circuit issued a 32-page opinion on Feb. 4, 2014 in Gentry v. Commissioner of Social Security which held that the agency ignored evidence that Gentry had a listed impairment, violated the treating source rule and wrongly discredited Gentry’s testimony. The court remanded the case for an award of benefits.
In Kemp v. Colvin, decided on Feb. 25, 2014, the Eighth Circuit remanded the claim for further proceedings after holding that the agency relied on vocational expert testimony in violation of Social Security Ruling 00-4p.
Since 1995 Wallace has argued more than 150 disability cases in federal appellate courts. In addition to his Constitutional Law courses, he teaches a course in Social Security Disability Law at Campbell Law.