LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Attorney/Owner, The Law Office of Charles F. Hall, IV (July 4, 2016- present)

Attorney, Mike Lewis Attorneys (August 2015 – July 2016)

  • Head disability department, comprising of a legal team that handles a high volume Social Security Disability (Adult and Child) case load
  • Expanded department services to include: Federal Disability Appeals, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Veterans Disability, and Social Security Overpayments, Reinstatements, & Continuing Disability Reviews
  • Increase monthly intake case load by 200% in first 60 days
  • Increase department case load by over 33% in 10 months
  • Introduce operational efficiencies and procedures that resulted in higher revenue and profit margins
  • Reduce client attrition by increasing customer service initiatives

 Senior Attorney Representative, Genex Services (Jan 2015 – July 2015); Attorney Representative (Jan 12-Jan 15)

  • Counsel and represent disabled claimants before the Social Security Administration
  • Counsel and represent claimants with overpayment and CDR issues
  • Active case load of up to 160 clients; average 120 hearings a year, maintaining a superior win ratio
  • Customer Service Award winner, August 2012
  • Develop and work new product line: overpayment program. Receive awards in excess of $100,000
  • Train staff on Social Security related subject matter

Attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (May 07-Jan 12) (Law Clerk–Jan 07-May 07; Intern-Fall 06)

  • Counsel and represent clients in: Social Security disability, Veterans Affairs disability, Medicaid disability, public benefits, mortgage foreclosure, power of attorney, housing, education, employment, bankruptcy and consumer law
  • Significant portion of caseload involved representing claimants and building up their cases for Social Security disability, Veterans Affairs disability, and Medicaid disability.
  • Advocate in District Court, Superior Court, and administrative hearings (SSA, VA, UIB, DSS)

Law Clerk (Intern) for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver (Fall 2005)

  • Conducted research for Justice on legal issues before the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Wrote case memos analyzing legal strengths and weaknesses of Appellees and Appellants

TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University (Oct 2010-July 2016)

  • Social Security Disability Law, Insurance Law, Business Law, Administrative Law, ADR, and Legal Ethics
  • Course Lead for Social Security Disability Law (Jan 2013 – December 2013)
  • Overhauled Social Security Disability course (Spring-Summer 2013)
  • Course Lead for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2015- December 2015)

Adjunct Professor, Strayer University (April 2011-April 2014)

  • Humanities and Legal Studies

Faculty, University of Phoenix (April 2010-March 2013)

  • Religions of the World

Kaplan Teacher Trainer (Sept 2009-Dec 2010)

  • Conduct auditions, interview applicants, and orientate new hires to Kaplan Test Prep
  • Train new Kaplan Test Prep Teachers in the Winston-Salem Center
  • Evaluate new and veteran Kaplan Test Prep Teachers in the Winston-Salem Center

Kaplan Test Prep Faculty (Apr 2001-Dec 2002; Oct 2006-April 2012)

  • 2009 Teacher of the Year, Winston-Salem Kaplan Center

CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law by NC State Bar (2014-present)
  • VA Accredited Attorney (2008-2012; 2015-present)

ADMISSIONS

  • North Carolina State Courts, April 5, 2007 – present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, October 4, 2007-present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, April 11, 2017-present

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Spring 2007-present)
  • National Association for Disability Representatives (Fall 2016-present)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (2017-present)
  • North Carolina State Bar (April 5, 2007-present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Spring 2007-Spring 2012; Summer 2015-present)

LEGAL TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

Continuing Legal Education leadership

  • CLE program co-chair, Social Security, NCAJ, December 2017
  • CLE presenter (1.5 hours) on “New Social Security Regulations: Practical Solutions,” 2017 North Carolina Legal Services Conference, November 1 & 3, 2017
  • CLE presenter (2 hours) on SGA, VEs, and Overpayments, 2016 North Carolina Legal Services Conference, October 26-27, 2016
  • CLE program co-chair, Social Security, NCAJ, March 2016
  • CLE presenter (.75 hours), Social Security: Hot Topics for the Social Security Disability Practitioner, NCAJ, December 11, 2015
  • CLE program co-chair, Social Security: Hot Topics for the Social Security Disability Practitioner, NCAJ, December 11, 2015
  • CLE presenter (3 hours), Social Security Disability Law – Intensive, Law to the People, Aug 7, 2015
  • CLE program co-chair, Social Security: The Fundamentals, NCAJ, March 20, 2015
  • CLE presenter (1 hour), Nuts & Bolts for Providing Legal Representation to Veterans, LANC, March 31, 2011

Scholarship

  • Article “Social Security Disability Overpayments: A Primer for Providing a Fee Generating Service.”NCAJ Trial Briefs (Oct. 2016)
  • Manuscript “Trial Work Periods and Extended Periods of Eligibility” for December 11, 2015 NCAJ Social Security CLE presentation
  • Coordinating Editor, “Military Issues” December 2012 issue of NCAJ Trial Briefs
  • Coordinating Editor, “Foreclosure & Bankruptcy” February 2010 issue of NCAJ Trial Briefs

Activities

  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Disability Advocacy Section, NCAJ (2017-2018)
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Disability Advocacy Section, NCAJ (2016-2017)
  • Executive Committee member, Disability Advocacy Section, NCAJ (2015-present)
  • CLE Committee member, Disability Advocacy Section, NCAJ (2015-2016)
  • Disability Advocacy Section member, NCAJ (2010-present)
  • Publication Committee member, NCAJ (2008-2013)

Awards

  • Order of Service Award, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Customer Service Award, Genex Services, August 2012
  • Outstanding Performance Award, ESGR, Spring 2011
  • Teacher of the Year, Winston-Salem Kaplan Center 2009

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Ombudsman/Mediator and Committee Member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense (2009 – present)
    • Outstanding Performance award, Spring 2011
  • Chair (2009-April 2010), board member (Jan 2008-Apr 2010) Faith Seeds Community Re-Entry Coalition
  • Chair (2009), Domestic Violence Prevention Committee–Community Mosque of Winston-Salem
  • Founder and Coordinator (2009), Free Legal Clinic & Referral Service in downtown Winston-Salem
  • Volunteer Analysis Editor for journal web portal created by Edinburgh grad students (June 03-Oct 04)
    • Managed analysis page that received 80,000 visitors daily
    • Organized and collected news articles for analysis news feed with timely submissions (260 yearly)

EDUCATION

Kaplan University, MBA, August 2015

  • 4.0 GPA, Gift of Knowledge (Kaplan employee) Scholarship

Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, December 2006 

  • 3.57 GPA,  Merit Scholar for outstanding academic achievement 
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for academic excellence in Property and Domestic Violence
  • Humane Society Research Grant funded by the Animal Legal & Historical Web Center and Humane Society International
  • Co-founder and Managing Editor, Journal of Animal Law, the second journal in the United States to focus exclusively on animal law
  • Senior Associate Editor and Section Team Leader, Michigan State Journal of International Law
  • Vice President, Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Communications Officer, International Law Society

Wake Forest University, Master of Arts in Religion, August 2005

  • 4.0 GPA, Graduate Scholarship 00-02, “Outstanding Academic Achievements” stipend 01-02, WFU Church Scholarship
  • Thesis titled: The Historical Figure of Jesus: A Comparison of Two Key Reconstructions
  • Completed language studies in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Aramaic, German (for research) 

Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, May 2000

  • 3.4 cumulative GPA, Washington University Scholarship, and Missouri Bright Flight Scholar, General Henry H. Arnold Scholar (Air Force Aid Society), Gallagher Scholar. Special Study at Notre Dame
  • Studied Turkish, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek
  • Student Union Senator, member of Finance Committee that managed a one million dollar budget, Student Group Activities Committee, and Faculty Excellence Award Committee
  • Founded chess club and President for two years
  • Placed 2nd (1996-97), 6th (1997-98), and 4th (1998-99) at WU Chess Championships