Phillips v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 30 Motion for Attorney Fees per Rule 406b, awarding $14,031.25 in fees. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 01/12/2017.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, )
C/A No. 1:13-3321-MGL
On January 10, 2017, Counsel for the Plaintiff, W. Daniel Mayes, filed a motion for
attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). The
motion seeks reimbursement for counsel’s representation in the captioned matter in the
amount of $14,031.25, which amounts to twenty-five percent of the past-due benefits
withheld by the Social Security Administration for attorney’s fees. The Court has reviewed
Counsel’s fee petition and the signed fee agreement that was submitted with the petition,
and finds Counsel’s request for fees reasonable. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Social
Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 406(b), is granted in the amount of 14,031.25. Plaintiff’s
attorney must refund to Plaintiff the amount of $4,227.50, representing the attorney’s fees
previously awarded under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Mary Geiger Lewis________________
MARY GEIGER LEWIS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Dated: January 12, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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