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Carl M. Weisbrod

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CARL M. WEISBROD, SENIOR PARTNER. Mr. Weisbrod is a nationally respected authority on Social Security disability law and has represented thousands of disabled individuals in his 30 years of law practice. He is a past national president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and was Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine for 2004.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Director of Research, House Study Group, Texas State Legislature, 1974-1975; VISTA Attorney and Staff Attorney, Dallas, Legal Services Foundation, 1975-1978; Private Practice, 1978

Nancy Shor, Executive Director
National Organization of Social Security
Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
6 Prospect Street
Midland Park, New Jersey 07432
Lyle Lieberman, Attorney at Law
150 W. Flagler Street, Suite 1570
Miami, Florida 33130

ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE (SOCIAL SECURITY LAW): Mr. Weisbrod’s practice has been devoted almost exclusively to Social Security disability cases since 1976. He has represented Social Security claimants in over 2,000 hearings before administrative law judges and hundreds of appeals to the SSA Appeals Council.

Areas of Practice:
Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Hillcrest High School, Dallas, Texas 1967
University of Texas at Austin B.A. 1971
University of Texas Law School J.D. 1975

Professional Honors & Activities:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR): Board of Directors (1983-present), Treasurer (1984-1985), Vice-President (1985-1986), President (1986-1987)
American Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (FOSSCR)
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association;
Dallas Association of Social Security Claimants’ Attorneys (DASSCA)
Legal Advisor, Dallas Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America (1981-present).

Presentations & Speeches:

“Practicalities of a Social Security Practice” – NOSSCR- (November 1981, Atlanta);
“Social Security Practicalities” – NOSSCR – (October 1982, San Diego);
“Medical Evidence From Consultative Examiners and Medical Advisors” – NOSSCR – (June 1983, Washington, D.C.);
“Combined Effects of Physical and Mental Impairments” – NOSSCR – (October 1986, St. Louis);
“Social Security Disability and the MS Person” – National Multiple Sclerosis Society – (May 1987, Dallas);
“Social Security Disability” – Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. – (October 1987, Dallas);
“Establishing Accurate Educational Levels” – NOSSCR- (November 1987, San Francisco);
“Equal Access to Justice Act” – NOSSCR – (February 1988, Atlanta);
“NOSSCR’S Social Security Update for 1988” – Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (March 1988, Hot Springs);
“Proving Disability for Claimants Under 50” – NOSSCR – (June 1988, Dallas);
“Social Security and the Personal Injury Lawyer” – Texas Trial Lawyers Association – (December 1988, Dallas);
“The Impact of Workers’ Compensation Settlements on Social Security Benefits” – Dallas Claims Association – (January 1989, Dallas);
“Social Security Disability Claims – Everyday Law” – Association of Trial Lawyers of America – (July 1989, Washington, D.C., );
“Handling Social Security Cases” – Texas Personal Injury Law Reporter – (Butterworth’s Legal Publishers, Austin, Texas, Vol. 7, No. 2, July 1989);
“Using Consultative Exams to the Claimant’s Advantage” – Northeast Louisiana Legal Services (May 22, 1990);
“Effects of Personal Injury Settlements on Governmental Benefits” – Dallas Trial Lawyers Association – (April 25, 1991);
“Effect of Settlements on Social Security Benefits” – Texas Trial Lawyers Association – (August 1991, Corpus Christi);
“Effect on Social Security When You Settle A Case” – Texas Trial Lawyers Association – (August 22, 1991, Port Royal Resort, Port Aransas, Texas);
“Social Security Disability and Vocational Expert Testimony” – Texas Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector (TARPPS) – (October 4, 1991);
“Social Security & Disability Issues” – Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. – (May 1992, Dallas);
“Introduction to Social Security Disability Law” – Dallas Trial Lawyers Association Nuts and Bolts Seminar (November 14, 1994);
“Practice Techniques for Social Security Disability Hearings before Social Security ALJs and Presentation of Cases on Appeal to District Court” – Federal Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference (August 20, 1997) (Moderator)
“Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (FOSSCR)” – 6th Annual Conference (February 5-6, 1999, Dallas) (Moderator)
“Disability Regulations/Eligibility Redesign” – Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers, Inc., (June 17, 1999, Austin)
“The Importance and Usefulness of Requesting Appeals Council Reopening After Denial of a
Request for Review” – NOSSCR Conference (October 19-21, 2000, Seattle)
“Social Security/SSDI Disability” – Plano Back Institute (2004, Plano)
“Emerging Issues Panel” – Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, Social Security Bench/Bar
Conference, (January, 2010 Dallas)
“Legal Issues Related to Social Security/SSI Disability Law” – 13th International Thyroid Cancer
Survivor’s Conference (October 16, 2010, Dallas)
“Neurological Issues and Social Security/SSI Disability” – Texas Neurology Seminar (April 2011,
“40 Years of Battling the Social Security Administration: Secrets That I’ve Learned.” – Louisiana State Bar Associates, Social Security Disability Law 2011 (November 18, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana)


Brenem v. Harris, 621 F.2d 688 (5th Cir. 1980)
Herron v. Bowen, 788 F.2d 1127 (5th Cir.1986)
Minter v. Sec’y, Dept. of H.H.S., 677 F.Supp 889 (N.D. Tex 1987)
Baker v. Bowen, 839 F.2d 1075 (5th Cir. 1988)
Spellman v. Shalala, 1 F.3d 357 (5th Cir. 1993)
Sandoval v. Apfel, 86 F. Supp. 2d 601 (N.D. Tex. 2000)
Washington v. Barnhart, 286 F. Supp 2d 805 (S.D. Tex 2002)
Washington v. Barnhart, 285 F. Supp 2d 897 (S.D. Tex 2003)
Puente v. Astrue, 738 F. Supp 2d 669 (S.D. Tex 2008)
Murkledove v. Astrue, 635 F3d 784 (5th Cir. 2011)UNPUBLISHED CASES ON SOCIAL SECURITY LAW: Mr. Weisbrod has litigated in excess of 200 Social Security cases in federal district courts in Texas and Oklahoma, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. A partial list is available upon request. During the time period between 1981 and 1988 (the only period for which statistics are available), Mr. Weisbrod represented the Plaintiff in more than half of all cases involving Social Security law that were filed in Dallas federal courts.

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
Texas, 1975

Court Admissions:

US Supreme Court
Federal District Courts:
Northern District of Texas, 1976;
Eastern District of Texas, 1977;
Southern District of Texas, 1987;
Western District of Texas, 2000,Federal Courts of Appeal:
Fifth Circuit (TX, LA, MS), 1981
Tenth Circuit (OK, CO, KA, NM, UT, WY), 1986.
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.


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