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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn

Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Social Security Disability, Military Law
  • North Carolina
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Biography

For over 20 years I have helped 1000's of individuals navigate the claims process for government benefits. Social Security disability and Veterans benefits are federal programs with often complicated and confusing claims processes. I work with each client personally to help make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Professional Experience
Partner
Lunn & Forro, PLLC
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Attorney
Wolf & Hogan, PC
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Attorney
Charles Hall Law Firm
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Attorney
Legal Aid of NC
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Professional Associations
National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
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Activities: previously served as Technology Chair for the Disability Advocacy Section
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    There is never a charge for a case evaluation
  • Contingent Fees
    25% for Social Security 20% for Veterans Compensation
Practice Areas
    Social Security Disability
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I need a lawyer to retype petition
A: You are not going to find a lawyer who will just reformat your pleadings. I also do not think you need a lawyer who handles Social Security cases. From your question I think you are suing Social Security for discrimination. If so, you need to find and hire a lawyer who handles federal anti-discrimination claims that is in Texas and admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. That lawyer will know all of the local and federal rules regarding the content and format of the pleadings. At this level you really need the advantage of having an attorney represent you. The attorney can also help you determine the best arguments to make based on the decision from the lower court.
Q. I am on SSDI ( due to ms) and i'm in a irrevocable special needs trust with my brother who can't pass his portion to me
A: I’m sorry that your father has passed and your brother is in a difficult circumstance. His bankruptcy attorney can explain all of his options with regard to the trust. His attorney may also need to consult with a probate/estate planning attorney. Because the laws regarding the trust are state specific.
Q. CAN A MENTALLY ILL PERSON REPRESENT THEMSELF IN A SSI DISABILITY CASE
A: If you have applied for SSI and have an upcoming hearing with a Social Security ALJ for that claim you are not a defendant. Typically in Social Security hearings you are not required to have an attorney. That being said I would strongly encourage you not to represent yourself. There are a lot of legal issues in a claim based on mental illness and blindness that you will not have knowledge of. If you are a defendant in a criminal or civil lawsuit then in most cases you can choose to represent yourself. But if the judge has concerns about your legal competency then there may an exam and the judge may require you to have standby counsel to look out for your legal rights.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Security and Veterans Compensation
Contact & Map
Lunn & Forro, PLLC
9131 Anson Way
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615
Toll-Free: (888) 966-6566
Telephone: (919) 844-6439
Fax: (919) 844-7956
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)