The Marilyn P. Hamilton Law Firm is an independent law firm, not practicing law with Jean Padberg or any other attorney. While my
practice is limited to representation of clients before the Social Security Administration, the State Bar of Georgia does not recognize
any attorney as a specialist in any area of law. Although no one can guarantee that you will win your case, I will give your case my
personal attention and best effort.
Put my experience to work for you!
Office hours by appointment only.
3136 Clairmont Road NE
Brookhaven, GA 30329
Phone: 404-327-8800 Fax: 1-888-970-4462
ABOUT ATTORNEY MARILYN P. HAMILTON
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1995
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Worked for more than 20 years for the Social Security Administration (SSA), most recently as an Administrative Law
Judge (ALJ). As an SSA ALJ, held approximately 700 hearings and disposed/decided 1,000 cases, primarily disability
Worked as a staff attorney in DeKalb Superior Court, Decatur, Georgia, for 10 years.
Marilyn P. Hamilton Law Firm, 2011 to present
Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Administrative Law Judge, 2008 - 2010
Held approximately 700 hearings and disposed/decided a total of 1,000 cases, mostly disability issues
Wrote numerous disability decisions and researched Social Security statutes and regulations
DeKalb Superior Court, Decatur, Georgia
Staff Attorney, 1995-2005
Ten years' total service as staff attorney to the Honorable Daniel M. Coursey, Jr., to the Honorable Robert P.
Mallis, and to the Honorable Mark Anthony Scott
Prior to graduating law school:
Social Security Administration, Field Office Operations, Atlanta Region 1976-1994
Worked as a Service Representative, Claims Representative, Operations Supervisor, Management Intern, and
Teleservice Analyst. Longest position held was 8 years as a Claims Representative, with 4 years experience in
taking and adjudicating social security claims and 4 years experience in taking and adjudicating Supplemental
Security Income claims and redeterminations.
Admitted to practice law in Georgia, 1995 to present, active status
Admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Northern District of
Georgia, 1995 to present
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 2019 to present
Admitted to practice law in North Carolina, 1996 to present (currently inactive status)
Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, 2006 to present (currently inactive status)
Member, Atlanta Bar Association, 2011 to present
Member, DeKalb Bar Association, 2011 to present
Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), 2012 to present
Member, National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), 2012 to present