Stephens v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $3,250.72 in fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 3/31/2017. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Social Security Administration1
Before the Court is Plaintiff Sharon Stephens’ Motion for Attorney’s Fees and
Expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”).
Commissioner does not object to Plaintiff’s request. Doc. 21.
Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of
$3,250.72. The request includes reimbursement for attorney and paralegal fees
totaling $3,230.65 and expenses of $20.07. The Court concludes that Plaintiff is
entitled to an award of attorney’s fees under the EAJA and that the amount requested
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees
pursuant to the EAJA, doc. 19, is GRANTED.
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner and, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
25(d), is automatically substituted as the Defendant.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $3,250.72 in fees and
expenses under the EAJA.2
Dated this 31st day of March, 2017.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Consistent with the Commissioner’s usual procedure in light of Astrue v. Ratliff, 560
U.S. 586 (2010), the check awarding EAJA fees should be made payable to Plaintiff, but mailed
to the Plaintiff in care of Plaintiff’s attorney at the attorney’s office.
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