My experience representing Maine and New Hampshire Social Security disability clients
Gordon P. Gates ( Attorney )
I am a Social Security disability lawyer. Since 2005, I have concentrated my law practice on Social Security disability and SSI cases. I represent clients with Social Security disability and SSI claims in New Hampshire and Maine. My New Hampshire practice is limited exclusively to representing claimants before the Social Security Administration.
I was admitted to practice law in Maine in 1991. As an attorney licensed in Maine, I am authorized to represent claimants before the Social Security Administration anywhere in the country.
I handle claims at every level of the Social Security process. I assist clients with initial applications, with appeals of denied claims, and with hearings before an administrative law judge (ALJ). I have successfully appealed denied claims to the Social Security Appeals Council and to the U.S. District Court, District of Maine to have unfavorable ALJ decisions remanded for new hearings.
I am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association.
I am the publisher of Social Security Disability Lawyer, a nationally read legal blog.
I attended Maine Maritime Academy and Tulane University Law School. I graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where I was Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review.
I am married, and reside in Maine.
Collette C. Cushing ( Attorney )
I am of counsel to the Law Office of Gordon Gates. I practice Social Security disability law exclusively, and I am involved with all aspects of the firm’s practice. I have conducted hundreds of Social Security hearings in Maine and New Hampshire.
I am a member of the Maine Bar, and am admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Maine.
I attended the University of Maine School of Law. In law school, I was on the Dean’s List and participated in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. I attended Bowdoin College, where I played varsity tennis and majored in biology and government.
Laura A. Kendrick ( Paralegal )
I am certified as a paralegal, and have been handling Social Security disability claims for several years.
My responsibilities include filing appeals for our clients and maintaining computerized client files with Prevail case management software, which is specifically tailored for Social Security cases.
I have extensive contact with our clients, both in person and on the telephone. I also obtain records of our clients’ medical treatment, and seek opinions regarding our clients’ functional limitations from their treating doctors and counselors.
I am a graduate of Deering High School and Andover College.
If you do not already have an attorney for your Maine or New Hampshire Social Security disability case, and you would like my evaluation, please briefly describe your claim using the form to the right. Or you may contact me at:
Law Office of Gordon Gates
Social Security disability lawyer
Toll-Free: (888) 200-4484
New Hampshire: (603) 821-0249
Maine: (207) 284-9999
Fax: (888) 774-0270
New Hampshire office (by appointment)
83 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Please send all mail to:
110 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072