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Attorney James Williams

James R. Williams


Helping Ohio, Kentucky And Indiana Clients With SSD And SSI Claims For More Than 35 Years

Social Security benefits lawyer Jim Williams is a member of Young, Reverman & Mazzei Co., L.P.A. Jim has more than 35 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation through Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims.

SSA lawyer

Jim started his career at the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration. In this job, he acted as attorney and advisor to administrative law judges, helped them draft written decisions on disability cases and researched complex legal issues.
In 1982, Jim entered private law practice to represent claimants pursuing SSD and SSI benefits at hearings before administrative law judges and in appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council and to the federal courts. He has written more than 600 briefs to appeal Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income decisions in the U.S. District Courts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Educating other lawyers on Social Security law

Because of his in-depth knowledge about SSA issues, Jim has been invited to speak at more than 50 seminars sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association CLE, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Tennessee Association of Legal Services, Kentucky Legal Services and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. He wrote a chapter on disability law for the Social Security Practice Guide published by the Matthew Bender Company in 1984.

Areas of Practice

Social Security Disability (SSD) Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1975 U.S. District Court for Southern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit


J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 1975 Moot Court National Team M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1971 B.A., Marietta College, History, 1970

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association American Bar Association Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) 1994 - 2010

Published Decisions

Carter v. Secretary, 834 F. 2d 97 (6th Cir. 1987) Preston v. Secretary, 854 F. 2d 815 (6th Cir. 1988) Lancaster v. Commissioner, 228 F. 2d 563 (6th Cir. 2007) Rodriguez v. Secretary, 865 F. 2d 739 (6th Cir. 1989) Horenstein v. Secretary, 35 F. 3d 261 (6th Cir. 1994).