Ashley Marks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Hankey Law Office
 | 434 E. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-634-8565
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (40%),
  • Social Security Disability (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Ashley Marks is a managing attorney at the Hankey Law Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she primarily handles Social Security Disability matters, long-term disability matters, ERISA litigation, and personal injury cases involving automobile accidents and dog bites. She represents clients in Indiana, and in surrounding states.

Her experience, professionalism and commitment to her clients have earned Ms. Marks respect from her peers and recognition from professional organizations. In 2012, the American Association for Justice named her an advocate, and in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers featured her on its “Top 40 Under 40” list. She has been named as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers from 2014 - 2020.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Marks serves her community in various ways. She is an active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She regularly lectures for disability support groups, including groups for people who have traumatic brain injuries. She also regularly volunteers with her local church.

Ms. Marks earned two bachelor's degrees in English and philosophy from Indiana University and received her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While she was a law student, she served as an intern for the legal department at Indiana University School of Medicine and served on the board of an international moot court competition. During her last two years of law school, she was a clerk for the Hankey Law Office.

Following law school graduation, Ms. Marks passed the Indiana bar examination. She was admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts and joined Hankey Law Office as an associate attorney. She is also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

 
Practice Areas
  • 40%Employee Benefits
  • 40%Social Security Disability
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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About Ashley Marks

Admitted: 2011, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.hankeylawoffice.com/about/ashley-d-marks/

Honors/Awards:

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, 2014 
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2015-2019
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2020, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2014 - 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers., Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Named as an Advocate by AAJ., Advocate, American Association for Justice, 2012
  • Awarded the Best Overall Written Brief in the annual moot court competition., Best Overall Written Brief , Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2020
  • Active member in the American Association for Justice
  • Active member of the American Bar Association., 2020
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2020
  • Active member of the American Bar Association., 2019
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2019
  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2019
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2018
  • Active member of the American Bar Association. , 2018
  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2018
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2017
  • Active member of the American Bar Association. , 2017
  • Active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. , 2017
  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2017
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2016
  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2016
  • Active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. , 2016
  • Active member of the American Bar Association. , 2016
  • Active member of the Indiana State Bar Association., 2015
  • Active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. , 2015
  • Active member of the American Bar Association. , 2015
  • Active member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, representing the organization at multiple naturalization ceremonies throughout the year., 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2020
  • Volunteered for Second Helpings several times throughout the year. Second Helpings is a local non-profit dedicated to helping to end hunger in our community through waste reduction from local vendors. , 2020
  • Volunteered at the Hope Center several times throughout the year. The Hope Center is a local non-profit dedicated to helping women escape and recover from sex trafficking. , 2020
  • Volunteered for LifeBridge several times throughout the year. LifeBridge is a local non-profit dedicated to helping children excel.  , 2020
  • Volunteered at Night to Shine in Indianapolis - a prom experience for individuals with disabilities. , 2019
  • Volunteered for Second Helpings several times throughout the year. Second Helpings is a local non-profit dedicated to helping to end hunger in our community through waste reduction from local vendors. , 2019
  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2019
  • Volunteered for LifeBridge several times throughout the year. LifeBridge is a local non-profit dedicated to helping children excel.  , 2019
  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2018
  • Volunteered at Night to Shine in Indianapolis - a prom experience for individuals with disabilities. , 2018
  • Volunteered for LifeBridge several times throughout the year. LifeBridge is a local non-profit dedicated to helping children excel.  , 2018
  • I worked an informational booth at the Indiana Conference on Disability. I answered questions primarily regarding workplace accommodations and Social Security disability. I also provided them with relevant materials on these subjects. , 2017
  • Volunteered at Night to Shine in Indianapolis - a prom experience for individuals with disabilities. , 2017
  • Volunteered for LifeBridge several times throughout the year. LifeBridge is a local non-profit dedicated to helping children excel.  , 2017
  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2017
  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2016
  • Volunteered at Night to Shine in Indianapolis - a prom experience for individuals with disabilities. , 2016
  • I worked an informational booth at the Indiana Conference on Disability. I answered questions primarily regarding workplace accommodations and Social Security disability. I also provided them with relevant materials on these subjects. , 2016
  • I worked an informational booth at Key Consumer's annual conference. I answered questions primarily regarding the Social Security disability process and passed out informational material. , 2016
  • I was a board member for the KEY Consumer organization. , 2016
  • Represented the Indianapolis Bar Association during several naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis. , 2015
  • I worked an informational booth at Key Consumer's annual conference. I answered questions primarily regarding the Social Security disability process and passed out informational material. , 2015
  • While on the board for KEY Consumer, I led my group in organizing the first 5K to raise money for the organization. This run/walk successfully took place in October of 2015., 2015
  • I worked an informational booth at the Indiana Conference on Disability. I answered questions primarily regarding workplace accommodations and Social Security disability. I also provided them with relevant materials on these subjects. , 2015
  • I was a board member for the KEY Consumer organization. , 2015
  • I was a board member for the KEY Consumer organization. , 2014
  • I worked an informational booth at Key Consumer's annual conference. I answered questions primarily regarding the Social Security disability process and passed out informational material. , 2014
  • I worked an informational booth at the Indiana Conference on Disability. I answered questions primarily regarding workplace accommodations and Social Security disability. I also provided them with relevant materials on these subjects. , 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • I spoke at NBI's Social Security Claims from A to Z. This conference was certified for CLE credit. Specifically, I covered the topic: How to Cross-Examine Vocational Experts. In addition to speaking, I prepared over 20 pages of written material for the handouts., Joint Speaker, Social Security Claims from A to Z: How to Cross-Examine Vocational Experts, NBI, Legal, 2019
  • I was the sole speaker at NBI's conference: Social Security Disability: Proving Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal Claims. This conference was approved for CLE credit. In addition to speaking, I prepared over 40 pages of material for the handout., Sole Speaker, Social Security Disability: Proving Orthopedic / Musculoskeletal Claims, NBI, Legal, 2020
  • I gave an informational speech and presentation to a group of mental health professionals and their staff members regarding the rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI claims in the context of mental health impairments. , Main Speaker, SSDI / SSI Informational Session, Mental Health Care Provider, 2018
  • I gave an informational speech and presentation to a group of people with traumatic brain injuries, their support persons, and medical professionals regarding the rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI claims., Main Speaker, Brain Injury Support Group, 2017
  • I gave an informational speech and presentation to a group of mental health professionals and their staff members regarding the rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI claims in the context of mental health impairments. , Main Speaker, SSDI / SSI Informational Session, 2017
  • I gave an informational speech and presentation to a group of mental health professionals and their staff members regarding the rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI claims in the context of mental health impairments. , Main Speaker, SSDI / SSI Informational Session, Mental Health Care Provider, 2016
  • I spoke during one of the beakout sessions at KEY Consumer's annual conference. The entire Social Security Disability process was examined from start to finish, with an ample amount of time spent answering specific questions from the crowd.  , Joint Speaker, The Disability Process from Start to Finish, Mental Health Professionals And Individuals With Mental Disabilities, 2015
  • I gave an informational speech and presentation to a group of mental health professionals and their staff members regarding the rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI claims in the context of mental health impairments. , Main Speaker, SSDI / SSI Informational Session, Mental Health Care Provider, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In June of 2020, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2020
  • In June of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In June of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In May of 2020, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Northern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2020
  • In May of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In April of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In April of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In April of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In February of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In January of 2020, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2020
  • In January of 2020, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2020
  • In January of 2020, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2020
  • In December of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In December of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In November of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In November of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In November of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In November of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In November of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In October of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In October of 2019, I successfully obtained a settlement for my client regarding unpaid wages through mediation., 2019
  • In September of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In August of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In August of 2019, I successfully obtained a settlement for my client regarding unpaid wages through mediation., 2019
  • In August of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In August of 2019, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2019
  • In August of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2019
  • In July of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana., 2019
  • In June of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In May of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2019
  • In May of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In April of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In April of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2019
  • In March of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In March of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In March of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2019
  • In March of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In February of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2019
  • In January of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2019
  • In January of 2019, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2019
  • In January of 2019, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2019
  • In November of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In November of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In September of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2018
  • In September of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In September of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2018
  • In August of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2018
  • In July of 2018, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2018
  • In July of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2018
  • In June of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2018
  • In May of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process., 2018
  • In April of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2018
  • In April of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2018
  • In April of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In March of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In March of 2018, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2018
  • February of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In February of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2018
  • In February of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In February of 2018, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2018
  • In February of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2018
  • In January of 2018, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2018
  • In December of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In December of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In November of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In November of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In November of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2017
  • In November of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In November of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In October of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In September of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In September of 2017, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2017
  • In September of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In September of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In August of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2017
  • In August of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In August of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2017
  • In July of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In July of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In June of 2017, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2017
  • In June of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In May of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In May of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In May of 2017, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2017
  • In May of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In April of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In March of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In March of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In February of 2017, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2017
  • In January of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In January of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In January of 2017, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2017
  • In November of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In November of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In November of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In October of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In September of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In September of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In July of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In July of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In July of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In June of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In May of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In May of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In May of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In March of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In March of 2016, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2016
  • In January of 2016, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2016
  • In December of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2015
  • In December of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2015
  • In November of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.    , 2015
  • In October of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.    , 2015
  • In October of 2015, I prevailed during oral argument before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. I was representing a Plaintiff who had been denied their Social Security Disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge., 2015
  • In September of 2015, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2015
  • In July of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2015
  • In May of 2015, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2015
  • In April of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.    , 2015
  • In March of 2015, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2015
  • In February of 2015, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.      , 2015
  • In February of 2015, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.     , 2015
  • In January of 2015, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2015
  • In December of 2014, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.  , 2014
  • In December of 2014, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.  , 2014
  • In November of 2014, I obtained a settlement for a personal injury client through informal negotiations.  , 2014
  • In November of 2014, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2014
  • In October of 2014, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process.   , 2014
  • In October of 2014, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana. , 2014
  • In September of 2014, I successfully achieved reinstatement of long term disability benefits for a claimant during the administrative appeals process. , 2014
  • In September of 2014, I obtained a settlement for a claimant regarding their denied long term disability benefits in the Southern District of Indiana.   , 2014

Videos:

Newsletters:

  • ... If your claim for LTD benefits has been denied by your insurance company, don’t give up! LTD policies provide for at least one, and often more, appeals. It is through this appeal process that many individuals eventually receive their benefits. Also, you are likely required to exhaust your administrative appeals before you can file a lawsuit against the insurance company in federal court.             The vast majority of LTD policies are subject to a federal law known as ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Under this law, once you have exhausted all of your administrative appeals, the record in your case is considered “closed.” This means that no additional evidence, no matter how important it may be, can be added to your case. Therefore, it is critical that you submit as much favorable evidence as possible during the administrative phase while your case is still open..., Long Term Disability Appeals (March 2019)
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted to help working individuals deal with the stress and difficulty of balancing work and family life when health problems arise. Under the FMLA, qualified employees can take up to 12 weeks per year of job-protected leave for the following reasons: Needs to take care of a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious medical condition, which is considered to be an illness, injury, or condition, either physical or mental, that requires care in a medical center or ongoing medical care from a health provider. Needs to take care of himself or herself due to developing a serious health problem. Needs to care for a newborn child or a child that was recently placed under the employee’s care through adoption. One common misconception is how FMLA time must be used. It does not have to be used all at once. The 12 weeks of FMLA leave may be taken intermittently, in increments of minutes, hours, days, or weeks. For example, if someone has a major surgery, he/she might require all 12 weeks to be used at once. If someone suffers from migraines, he/she might only have to use 2 days per month. If you believe you may need to request FMLA leave, you should promptly contact your employer and provide the necessary information..., The Family Medical Leave Act (July 2018)
  • ... If you or a loved one suffers from epilepsy and is also employed, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be able to help you overcome the challenges faced when working with a serious health condition. The FMLA was initially enacted to help working individuals deal with the stress and difficulty of balancing work and family life when health problems arise. The FMLA applies to “qualified employees” of a “covered employer.” A covered employer is an employer in a private industry with 50 or more employees in the current or preceding year, and public agencies (including schools) regardless of their number of employees. A qualified employee meets the following requirements: Employed by the employer for at least 12 months before start of the FMLA leave; Worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12 month period immediately preceding the start of the FMLA leave; and Worked at a site at which the employer has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius..., Epilepsy and the FMLA (July 2017)
  • ... On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination in the workplace. The EEOC once again identified pregnancy discrimination as an important priority and the new rules expand existing protections for pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions via the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidance discusses: The fact that the PDA covers not only current pregnancy, but discrimination based on past pregnancy and a woman’s potential to become pregnant; That lactation is a covered pregnancy-related medical condition and employers are now required to allow employee’s schedule flexibility to pump and a private place to express their milk. The circumstances under which employers may have to provide light duty for pregnant workers Leave for pregnancy and for medical conditions that are pregnancy-related. The rules clarify when employers must provide reasonable accommodations for workers with pregnancy-related impairments under the ADA and the types of accommodations that are necessary. Some best practices for employers to avoid illegal discrimination against their pregnant workers...[1] [1]EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination And Related Issues (July 14, 2014), http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-14-14.cfm., Pregnant Workers (September 2016)
  • Can my employer force me to work overtime? Generally, the answer to this question is yes. Absent a collective bargaining agreement (which a union worker might have), or a written contract, Indiana law allows employers to set hours at their discretion. However, some industries, such as transportation, have safety rules that require a limitation on the amount of hours an individual can work in a 24 hour period. Furthermore, Indiana law does not define how much notice must be given to an employee when hours are changed.   Please note that it would be illegal for an employer to force one employee, or a group of like employees, to work extreme hours simply because of their nature as a protected class. For example, forcing all the African American workers to work late, while the other workers were allowed to go home., Common Employment Questions - Part 2 (March 2016)
  • Should I be paid overtime if I work more than 8 hours in a single day? Generally, the answer to this question is no. Federal and state laws only require overtime pay (time ½) be paid when an eligible employee works more than 40 hours in a single workweek. This may vary depending on any collective bargaining agreements (union employees) or written contracts that are in place. However, this would be on a case-by-case basis, as it is not a requirement under applicable state or federal laws..., Common Employment Questions - Part 1 (July 2015)
  • ... If an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denies your claim for disability benefits after a hearing, you have the right to appeal that decision to the Appeals Council. Generally, such an appeal must be completed within 60 days of the ALJ’s decision. Once your case is at the Appeals Council, the Appeals Council judges will review the ALJ’s decision, all of the evidence in your case, and the transcript from your hearing. If you have an attorney, the Appeals Council may also consider legal arguments submitted in writing on your behalf.  Claimants do not generally testify before the Appeals Council. Unfortunately, the law does not place any time limits on the Appeals Council judges in which they must decide a case..., Appeals Council (September 2014)
  • ... You may have heard that Indiana is an “at will” employment state, but what does this mean to you? This means that employers in Indiana have a lot of power in making employment related decisions. For example, an employer may make a decision regarding your employment status that seems unfair, yet the decision is still legal.             However, employers are not allowed to make employment decisions based on discriminatory motives. An individual can be discriminated against at all points along the employment process (not being hired, not given a promotion, being fired, etc.). There are federal and state laws that make it illegal for employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate against, or harass, an employee or job applicant based on the individual’s..., Discrimination in the Workplace (March 2014)
  • ... Approximately 500,000 metal-on-metal hip replacements have been used in patients in the United States. A metal-on-metal hip replacement uses a ball and socket that are both made out of metal. Other types of hip replacements use a plastic or ceramic device between the ball and socket. All of the metal-on-metal hip replacement devices are currently under review by the FDA due to increased failure rates. The most popular manufacturers and models of these metal-on-metal hip replacements are as follows..., Defective Drugs and Medical Devices - Part 4 (September 2013)
  • ... In some cases, the Judges react badly when an individual is claiming both unemployment benefits and disability benefits, and can use this inconsistency against you as evidence to support denying your claim for disability. Even if the Judge decides in your favor, concluding that you are disabled, we frequently see the Judges refuse to award back-pay disability benefits during any time period that you were receiving unemployment benefits. This means that the amount of back-pay disability benefits you receive may be less than what you would have received if you had not elected to receive unemployment benefits. This is important to you because the total amount of the back-pay disability benefits you could have potentially received may be larger than the amount you obtained through unemployment benefits. In short, filing for both unemployment benefits and disability benefits is not generally a good idea. However, if unemployment benefits are the only way you have to make ends meet, it is not necessarily the end of your Social Security Disability case. If you have received unemployment benefits during the time period you are alleging disability, it is important to let your attorney know this at your hearing preparation..., Unemployment Benefits and Your Disability Case (March 2013)
  • ... CooperVision Avaira Toric contact lens users that have suffered a torn cornea, excruciating eye pain, or other serious vision problems may be the victims of defective contact lenses. CooperVision has quietly recalled some contact lenses in the United States because of an unidentified “residue.” However, consumers were never publically warned. If you suffered a torn cornea, serious impaired vision, or have had excruciating pain after using these contact lenses, it is vital that you seek legal counsel to protect your rights..., Defective Drugs and Medical Devices - Part 2 (March 2012)
  • ... If you have a Medtronic Kappa or Sigma pacemaker, and have experienced symptoms such as an abnormal heart rate or fainting, your device may be defective. In June of 2009, Medtronic issued a recall of certain Kappa and Sigma pacemakers due to faulty wiring that could cause the device to fail. Thousands of people are currently implanted with these pacemakers, and there is no way to detect the problem until the device fails..., Defective Drugs and Medical Devices - Part 3 (September 2012)
  • Defective prescription drugs with deadly or dangerous side effects are often rushed to the market without adequate testing, and often people are injured or die before they are identified by the FDA as having dangerous side effects that outweigh the benefits they may have. Similarly, every year, millions of people use a variety of medical devices, believing that they are safe. Yet, defective medical devices can leave users at risk for a variety of debilitating injuries, or even death.             Unfortunately, users of defective prescription drugs and medical devices are often unaware of the side effects these can have. In an effort to keep our clients informed, we will be highlighting several dangerous defective drugs and medical devices in each newsletter..., Defective Drugs and Medical Devices - Part 1 (December 2011)

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor Degree, English - Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis, 2007
  • Bachelor Degree, Philosophy - Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis, 2007
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