Bishop v. Social Security Administration

Filing 21

ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $5,448.26 in fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 6/7/2021. (jak)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN DIVISION LESLEY JONATHAN BISHOP V. PLAINTIFF CASE NO. 3:20-CV-164-JTR ANDREW SAUL, Commissioner Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff Lesley Jonathan Bishop’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Doc. 18. The Motion is unopposed. Doc. 20 Plaintiff’s attorney, Howard D. Olinsky, requests a total award of $5,448.26 (which sum includes 23.10 attorney hours incurred in 2020–21 at an hourly rate of $203.94; 7.2 paralegal hours at an hourly rate of $100; and expenses of $17.25). The Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees under the EAJA and that the requested sum is reasonable. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the EAJA, Doc. 18, is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $5,448.26 in fees and expenses under the EAJA.1 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. 1 SO ORDERED, this 7th day of June, 2021. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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