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Wallace wins disability appeals in Sixth and Eighth Circuits

“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.”

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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.

Professor Greg Wallace

Professor Greg Wallace

“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.

http://law.campbell.edu/news_article.cfm?id=42559&t=wallace-wins-disability-appeals-in-sixth-and-eighth-circuits

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Bradley C. Trahan served as the Managing Editor of the Campbell Law Observer during the 2013-2014 academic year. He was actively involved at Campbell, where he has served as a Representative and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, was a member of the Mock Trial Team, and served on the IT and Dean Search Committees. Brad attended North Carolina State University, where he earned a degree in Communication. Prior to law school, Brad worked at the N.C. General Assembly; he clerked the N.C. House Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs and also served as a legislative aid to Representative Ric Killian, offering policy advice and legislative strategic planning. Brad has worked at the N.C. Department of Justice Motor Vehicles Section. He has served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Justice Paul Newby of the N.C. Supreme Court. Brad was a Summer Associate at the Office of General Counsel at North Carolina State University in 2013. He graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2014.
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