Michael T. Kelly

Michael T. Kelly

Michael T. Kelly

  • Morgan & Weisbrod LLP
  • 11551 Forest Central Drive Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75243
  • 214-373-3761
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Michael T. Kelly has represented claimants before the Social Security Administration since 1990. He began his legal career in a general practice firm in 1988, representing clients in various state related matters. Mr. Kelly opened his own private law practice in 1994 where over 90% of his business was representing claimants before the Social Security Administration. He has personally conducted hundreds of hearings representing claimants at the administrative levels, and has handled federal court Social Security appeals for claimants and other experienced attorneys.
EDUCATION:
W.T. White High School, Dallas, Texas (graduated 1981); University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A. 1984); Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. 1987)
BAR MEMBERSHIPS:
State Bar of Texas (1988); United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1996); United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (1988), Western District of Texas (1994), and the Eastern District of Texas (2003); United States Claims Court (1991)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants' Attorneys (D.A.S.S.C.A.) (President 2000 and 2004)
SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS:
February 25, 2006: Presenter at the 13th Annual Conference of the Fifth Circuit (F.O.S.S.C.R.), Grapevine, Texas. Topic presented: Cross-Examination of Medical Experts and Cross-Examination of Vocational Experts.
October 27, 2005: Presenter at the legal seminar How to Prepare For and Succeed at the Social Security Disability Hearing in Texas sponsored by the National Business Institute. Topics presented: How to Decide Whether to Accept or Decline Representation of the Client, Medical and Other Essential Information You Must Gather, Obtain Necessary Reports and Interrogatories, Analyze Social Security File Documentation,
August 17, 2005: Presenter at the Grand Prairie Bar Association. Topic presented: How to Deal with Functional Capacity Exams (FCE's).
PUBLISHED CASES:
Higginbotham v. Barnhart, 405 F.3d 332 (5th Cir. 2005); Boaz v. Massanari, 2001 WL 1295426 (N.D. Tex.)

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991

Education:
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1987
J.D.

Southwest Texas State University, 1982

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1984
B.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)

Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants'Attorneys, 1997
Vice President

Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants'Attorneys, 2000
Vice President
 
Board Certified in Social Security Disability Advocacy
 
National Board Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC) Board Member
Chair of the NBLSC SSD Advisory Committee
NBLSC Standards Committee, Member