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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 issues.

Worked as a staff attorney in DeKalb Superior Court, Decatur, Georgia, for 10 years.


Relevant Employment

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

Attorney-Advisor, 2006-2008

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.


Professional Credentials

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 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

Atlanta, Georgia Social Security Claims Law Firm Office hours by appointment only.

3136 Clairmont Road NE
Brookhaven, GA  30329

Phone: 404-327-8800   Fax: 1-888-970-4462

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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.

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