Woods v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $1,877.72 to Anthony Bartels under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 10/12/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NO. 3:11CV00152 JTR
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion requesting an award of attorney’s
fees and expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”).1 (Docket entry
Plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Anthony Bartels, requests a total payment of $1,877.72
consisting of: (1) 8.6 hours of attorney work in 2011 at the adjusted hourly rate of
$181.00 [$1,556.60]; (2) 4.05 hours of paralegal work at the rate of $75.00 [$303.75];
and (3) $17.37 in expenses for serving Plaintiff’s Complaint via certified mail. The
Commissioner does not object to the requested amount of fees and expenses.
Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an
award of attorney’s fees and expenses under the EAJA, and that the amount requested
On June 28, 2012, the Court entered a Memorandum Order and Judgment
reversing the Commissioner’s decision and remanding this case for further
administrative proceedings. (Docket entries #15 and #16).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees
Pursuant to the EAJA (docket entry #17) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $1,877.72 in attorney's
fees and expenses under the EAJA.
DATED this 12th day of October, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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