Hamilton v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees. Fees and expenses totaling $3,850.72 are awarded to Hamilton. The Department of Treasury shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Hamilton, in care of her attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, and shall mail the check to Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas, address. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 1/12/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NO. 3:15-cv-00117 PSH
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Haley Hamilton (“Hamilton”) has filed the pending motion for an award
of attorney’s fees and other expenses under the provisions of the Equal Access to Justice
Act. See Document 23. In the motion, she seeks fees and expenses totaling $3,850.72.
The Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration has no objection to the
amount of fees and expenses requested by Hamilton.
The Court has reviewed Hamilton’s motion and finds nothing unreasonable about
the hours of work performed, the hourly rate requested, or the amount of expenses
requested. The motion is granted, and fees and expenses totaling $3,850.72 are awarded
to Hamilton. Because the award belongs to Hamilton, and not her attorney, see Astrue
v. Ratliff, — U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 177 L.E.2d 91 (2010), the Department of Treasury
shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Hamilton, in care of her
attorney, Anthony W. Bartels (“Bartels”), and shall mail the check to Bartels at his
Jonesboro, Arkansas, address.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of January, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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