Perry v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $2,252.62 in attorney's fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 2/14/2017. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Social Security Administration
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”), 28
U.S.C. § 2412.2 Doc. 21. The Commissioner has not responded.
Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total payment of
$2,252.62, consisting of: (1) 9.10 hours of attorney work in 2016 at the adjusted
hourly rate of $193.00 ($1,756.30); (2) 6.35 hours of paralegal work at the hourly
rate of $75.00 ($476.25); and (3) $20.07 in expenses.
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
and Expenses Pursuant to the EAJA, Doc. 21, is GRANTED.
Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security and is automatically substituted as
Defendant pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d).
On September 22, 2016, the Court entered an Order and Judgment reversing the Commissioner’s
decision and remanding this case for further administrative proceedings. Docs. 19, 20.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,252.62 in
attorney’s fees and expenses under the EAJA.3
DATED this 14th day of February, 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 care
of Plaintiff’s attorney at the attorney’s office.
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