Lewis v. Social Security Administration
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Ms. Lewis' motion for attorney fees (Filing No. 28 ) is granted in the amount of $19,373.25, to be paid to Mr. Speicher out of the sum withheld by the Commissioner from Ms. Lewis' past due benefits. After the $19,373.25 payment to Mr. Speicher, the balance of the past due benefits shall be released by the Commissioner to Ms. Lewis. Ordered by Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. (AOA)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
PATRICIA E. LEWIS,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of the Social
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on the motion of
plaintiff Patricia E. Lewis for authorization of an award of
attorney’s fees filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) (Filing No.
28), with memorandum of law and index of supporting materials
(Filing Nos. 29 and 30).
Defendant Commissioner of the Social
Security Administration (the “Commissioner”) filed a response to
Ms. Lewis’ motion and “has no objection to an award of fees in
the amount requested” (Filing No. 31, at 2).
The Court has reviewed all filings related to Ms.
Lewis’ application for attorney’s fees and finds that the
requested fee is reasonable compensation considering the work
done by Mr. Speicher and the paralegals and law clerk working
IT IS ORDERED:
Ms. Lewis’ motion for attorney fees (Filing No. 28)
is granted in the amount of $19,373.25, to be paid to Mr.
Speicher out of the sum withheld by the Commissioner from Ms.
Lewis’ past due benefits.
After the $19,373.25 payment to Mr. Speicher, the
balance of the past due benefits shall be released by the
Commissioner to Ms. Lewis.
DATED this 18th day of May, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Lyle E. Strom
LYLE E. STROM, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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