Bleicher v. Commissioner Social Security Administration
ORDER: Granting Motion for Attorney Fees 27 . Please access entire text by document number hyperlink. Signed on 08/02/2022 by Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke. (rsm)
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Laurie B. Mapes, OSB #841670
Attorney at Law
PO Box 1241
Scappoose OR 97056
Voice: (503) 543-2900
Fax: (503) 543-3676
Attorney for Plaintiff
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON .
LEESAMAREE B., 1
Case No. 1:20-cv-01616-CL
COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY
ORDER FOR ATTORNEY FEES UNDER
42 U.S.C. § 406(b)
Plaintiff, LeesaMaree B.,. brought this action for review of the Commissioner's final
decision to deny Plaintift's application for disability benefits under Titles II and XVI of the
Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-34. Doc. No. 1. The Court remanded this matter for
immediate calculation and payment of benefits. Doc. Nos. 20, 21.
Plaintiff now seeks an award of attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). Doc. Nos. 27,
28. The Court finds that the requested fees are reasonable.
In the interest of privacy, this order uses only the first name and the initial of the last name of
the non-governmental party or parties in this case.
ORDER FOR ATTORNEY FEES UNDER 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) - 1
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Plaintiffs motion for attorney fees (Doc. Nos. 27, 28) is granted! Plaintiffs counsel is
awarded $14,975.50 in attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). Earlier, the Court awarded
Plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of$10,736.99 under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28
U.S.C. § 2412 ("EAJA"). Doc. No. 26. Plaintiffs counsel confirmed receipt ofEAJA attorney
· fees in that amount. Doc. No. 28. An EAJA award of attorney fees offsets an award under
Section 406(b). Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789, 796 (2002). Therefore, when Defendant
issues the Section 406(b) check for payment to Plaintiffs attorney, Defendant is directed to.
subtract the amount previously awarded under EAJA and pay Plaintiffs attorney, Laurie B.
Mapes, the balance of $4,238.51, less any applicable processing or user fees prescribed by
statute. The Section 406(b) check should be mailed to Laurie B. Mapes at P.O. Box 1241,
Scappoose OR 97056.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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United States Magistrate Judge
/s/ Laurie B. Mapes
Laurie B. Mapes
Attorney for Plaintiff
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