Gordon Gates is a Social Security disability lawyer. He represents clients with Social Security disability and SSI claims in Maine and New Hampshire.
An attorney licensed in Maine, Gordon is authorized to represent claimants before the Social Security Administration anywhere in the country. However, his disability practice is focused on the states of Maine and New Hampshire. His practice outside of the state of Maine is limited exclusively to representing claimants before the Social Security Administration.
Gordon attended Tulane University Law School, where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. He was admitted to practice law in Maine in 1991. Since 2005, he has focused his practice on Social Security disability and SSI cases.
Gordon is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and is a member of the NOSSCR Technology Committee. He was a featured speaker at the Fall 2010 NOSSCR Conference in Chicago. He is also a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association.
Gordon is the author of 10 steps to prepare for your Social Security disability hearing (link opens a pdf of the e-book)
Gordon handles claims at every level of the Social Security process. He assists clients with initial applications, with appeals of denied claims, and with hearings before an administrative law judge (ALJ). He has successfully appealed denied claims to the Social Security Appeals Council and to the U.S. District Court, District of Maine to have unfavorable ALJ decisions remanded for new hearings.
Gordon is married, a father of a daughter, and resides in Maine.