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Amelia N. Patton

Amelia N. Patton is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in the area of Social Security Disability Law. Amelia has dedicated her legal career to advocating for her clients before the Social Security Administration. She also represents clients, whose Social Security Disability claims have been denied, in actions before the Federal District Courts in North Carolina. Amelia has extensive experience representing clients at all levels of the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claim process; she represents minor clients in Supplemental Security Income claims. Amelia also represents clients who have been denied private Short Term and/or Long Term Disability Benefits.

Amelia is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law earning her law degree in 2003. Since 2003 Amelia has focused her legal practice on the representation of Social Security claimants and private disability claimants. In 2011 Amelia obtained recommendations from Administrative Law Judges and other attorneys and passed a six hour written examination in order to become a NC Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. She is one of 47 attorneys in the state who has been certified as a specialist in this area of law. Amelia is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and a member of the Disability Advocacy Section of the NCAJ.

Amelia enjoys cheering her children on at their soccer and baseball games and attending their school events in her free time. She also enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the North Carolina State Bar

Juris Doctor, 2003, Wake Forest University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, History, 2000, Centre College

North Carolina State Bar
U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

Professional Associations:
Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
Member, Disability Advocacy Section for the NCAJ
Forsyth County Bar
Surry-Stokes County Bar

Cassi Mathis


Cassi began her career as a Paralegal in 2001 and has been assisting clients with their disability claims since graduating from Surry Community College with an A.A. in Paralegal Technology. She has worked as Amelia Patton’s primary Paralegal since 2003. Over her 15 plus years of assisting clients with their disability claims, Cassi has gained an extensive knowledge of Social Security Disability law. Cassi’s wealth of Social Security knowledge combined with her caring spirit makes her a valuable and compassionate friend to our clients as they struggle to obtain benefits. Cassi was born in Vermont and moved to North Carolina at age 10. She grew up in Surry and Wilkes counties and returns frequently to the northeast to visit family and friends. She resides near Elkin with her son. Cassi has this to say about working at Patton Law Offices:
“In my 15 years of assisting disabled claimants, I have gained a greater understanding of real hardship and have found it truly rewarding to be able to help others in their time of need. This field has given me the opportunity to get to know hundreds of clients, many of whom I now consider friends.”

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    1435 North Bridge Street
    Elkin, NC 28621

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    P.O. Box 565
    Elkin NC 28621

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