Stewart v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $2,970.57 in fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 7/25/2017. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JACQUELINE KAY STEWART
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff Jacqueline Kay Stewart’s Motion for Attorney’s
Fees and Other Expenses Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Docs.
18 & 19. The Commissioner does not object to Plaintiff’s request. Doc. 20.
Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of
$2,970.57, consisting of: (1) 13.5 hours of attorney work in 2016 and 2017 at the
adjusted hourly rate of $193.00 ($2,605.50); (2) 4.6 hours of paralegal work at the
hourly rate of $75.00 ($345.00); 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 HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees
pursuant to the EAJA, Doc. 18, is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,970.57 in fees and
expenses under the EAJA.1
Dated this 25th day of July, 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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