Maddox v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 17 Motion. Plaintiff is awarded $2,445.32 in fees under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 9/14/2017. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Before the Court is Plaintiff William Maddox’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees
and Expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Doc. 17. The
motion is unopposed. Doc. 19.
Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of
$2,445.32 (which sum includes 9.50 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $193; 0.75
attorney hours at an hourly rate of $196; 5.90 paralegal hours at an hourly rate of
$75; and expenses of $22.32).
The Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees
under the EAJA and that an award of $2,445.32 is reasonable.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees
pursuant to the EAJA, doc. 17, is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,445.32 in fees under
Dated this 14th day of September, 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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