POULIN v. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION COMMISSIONER
ORDER ON MOTION FOR AWARD OF FEES - granting 20 Motion for Attorney Fees. By JUDGE D. BROCK HORNBY. (mnw)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING
COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY
CIVIL NO. 1:14-CV-102-DBH
ORDER ON MOTION FOR AWARD OF FEES
The plaintiff’s motion for an award of attorney fees under 42 U.S.C.
§ 406(b) in the amount of $9,033.50 (ECF No. 20) is GRANTED.
Commissioner has not objected.) That award, together with the $6,000 fee the
Commissioner awarded under 42 U.S.C. § 406(a), amounts to 25% of the past
due benefits of $60,134.00 that the lawyer’s efforts obtained for the plaintiff in
this case. Twenty-five percent is the amount the plaintiff agreed to pay under
the Contingent Fee Agreement (ECF No. 20-2), and I conclude under the
circumstances that it is reasonable. See Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789
(2002); Siraco v. Astrue, 806 F. Supp.2d 272 (D. Me. 2011). Upon receiving
payment, counsel shall return to the plaintiff the earlier award of $3,090.80 in
DATED THIS 5TH DAY OF APRIL, 2017
/S/D. BROCK HORNBY
D. BROCK HORNBY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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