Our experience with metropolitan Atlanta Georgia Social Security disability claims

We have been representing Social Security disability claimants for over 30 years. Social Security disability is our firm’s primary focus, not a sideline.

And we take disability cases from start to finish – from application through appeal of denial to the hearing, and when necessary, to district or appeals court. In fact, other disability attorneys frequently retain us to handle their district and appellate court appeals.

We accept disability cases on contingency, which means you pay no legal fee unless we win benefits for you.

Our firm has several attorneys


Charles MartinCharles L. Martin has concentrated his practice on Social Security disability claimants since 1982. He has received the highest ranking from his peers, obtaining an AV rating from Martindale. He has also received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) for work which “has resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of advocacy for Social Security claimants.”

Mr. Martin has an active hearings practice, and has represented over 5,000 claimants in Social Security disability hearings. He also brings appeals of Social Security disability claims in the federal district courts and federal circuit courts of appeals, and has handled over 1,000 appeals. In addition, he helps other disability lawyers with their appeals briefs.

Mr. Martin is the developer of a popular case management software program for Social Security disability attorneys, and is a frequent presenter on both Social Security law and technology at national, regional, and local conferences. He is a past President of NOSSCR, and serves on its Board of Directors and Amicus Committee.

josephjonesJoseph Jones has devoted his professional career to assisting individuals with disabilities improve their quality of life through the receipt of disability benefits and/or other services. Mr. Jones is a hands-on individual who works in his community and a devoted family man. He earned a second law degree (LLM) in litigation after completing law school. He also returned to business school where he earned an MBA (2009) degree from Mercer University. He is a founding member of the Omicron Lambda (Leadership at its Best) Society and the recipient of a leadership award from Mercer University. Mr. Jones opened a General Law Practice prior to associating himself with Charles L. Martin to create the Firm of Martin and Jones. The focus of the firm has always been on representing the disabled. Mr. Jones has handled Social Security claims and appeals since 1996. He also represents clients in vocational rehabilitation cases in the Superior Courts of the State of Georgia.

Mr. Jones’ specialized training in litigation allows him to use acquired skills while serving a community that is entitled to full inclusion and integration into the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American society. Mr. Jones has handled thousands of disability cases, a great number of which required an appearance before a tribunal with the presentation of evidence. He is admitted to practice before a lengthy list of courts, including the United States District Court, U. S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, Georgia Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court.

Joseph Jones named in the Top 100 attorneys by The National Advocates.

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Perrie-NaidesPerrie H. Naides has a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently worked as a post-doctoral fellow and instructor performing laboratory research at Cornell University Medical College and Harvard Medical School. Preferring to spend more time with people than mice, Ms. Naides returned to school and obtained her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1989.

After receiving her degree, she clerked for Justice Louis Schultz of the Iowa Supreme Court and then for Judge David R. Hansen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Ms. Naides then worked as a staff attorney for Iowa Legal Aid, where she represented clients before the Social Security Administration and in other matters. Before joining Martin and Jones in 2006, Ms. Naides was a Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing at Penn State Dickinson School of Law where she taught first-year law students how to craft and write legal arguments.

Michel PhillipsMichel Phillips began his legal career in 1985 as a law clerk for a U.S. Magistrate, where he drafted opinions in Social Security appeals to the U.S. District Court. He has worked as a staff attorney for the Georgia Court of Appeals and for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Mr. Phillips obtained his law degree from Mercer University School of Law, and is a three-time champion on the Jeopardy! television show.

Denise SarnoffDenise A. Sarnoff graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1986. After graduating, she returned to her native Montana where she clerked for District Court Judge Russell K Fillner in Billings, Montana.

After her clerkship, she represented Social Security claimants in Montana and Pennsylvania over the course of eleven years. For the past nine years she has specialized in appellate work at the federal court level focusing on Social Security appeals. She accepted a position at Martin and Jones in 2009.

Ms. Sarnoff also prosecuted criminal cases for three years in Montana. She is a Montana State Graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and a former Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Kenya, East Africa, from 1980-82.

Charles MartinSarah Allison received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and earned her Juris Doctor at Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012. Ms. Allison discovered a passion for helping the disabled during law school while working with the Florida Coastal Disabilities and Public Benefits Clinic and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid to help low income persons with the Social Security disability claims process. After graduation, Ms. Allison continued to pursue this passion by representing disabled clients at Social Security disability hearings. Ms. Allison is committed to providing the highest caliber of legal representation to her disabled clients.

As the information above illustrates, we have an extraordinarily strong and experienced team at Martin and Jones. We have established a national reputation as a go-to firm for challenging Social Security disability cases and their appeals, and we are confident that we can help you present the strongest possible Social Security disability claim.

If you want our assistance with your case, please complete the Claim Evaluation Form to your right or contact us at:

Charles Martin and Joseph Jones
Atlanta Georgia Social Security disability attorneys

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Phone: 404-373-3116
Fax: 404-373-4110

123 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, Georgia 30030