Walker v. Social Security Administration

Filing 18

ORDER granting 15 Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 04/02/2013. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION MICHAEL WALKER, JR. V. PLAINTIFF NO. 3:12CV00068 JTR CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion requesting an award of attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). (Docket entry #15). Plaintiff's attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, requests a total payment of $2,683.40, consisting of: (1) 12.80 hours of attorney work at the hourly rate of $181; (2) 4.65 hours of paralegal work at the hourly rate of $75; and (3) $17.85 in expenses. The Commissioner does not object to Plaintiff’s request. (Docket entry #17). 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 is reasonable. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to the EAJA (docket entry #15) is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,683.40 in attorney’s fees and expenses under the EAJA. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2013. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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