Dale Buchanan And Associates Announces Addition Of Judge Richard Gordon To Firm

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dale Buchanan and Associates announced the addition of former Social Security Judge Richard Gordon as general counsel to the firm.

Mr. Gordon is a former chief judge of the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Chattanooga Hearing Office. He has over 35 years of experience in Social Security law, including 25 years of experience as an administrative law judge deciding over 10,000 Social Security disability cases.

Through the years, he has gained extensive legal experience working for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as a judge with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  He is a retired major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, his Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude, and his Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University.

Mr. Gordon said, “What mainly attracted me to Dale Buchanan and Associates was its exclusive dedication to representing disability clients.  I look forward to being a member of their team.”

Dale L. Buchanan & Associates opened its doors in 1983 in Chattanooga and has remained a family-owned and operated firm for 30 years. The firm’s main focus is disability law. Through the years, they have established six offices throughout the state of Tennessee and Alabama. Dale Buchanan & Associates is a growing firm, providing services nationwide, with a collective goal of offering clients exceptional legal advice and assistance during the disability claim process.

Michael Buchanan, owner of Dale Buchanan and Associates, said, "This is a very exciting time for our firm.  We are delighted to welcome Mr. Richard Gordon to our growing practice.  His background and experience make him a great addition to our team.”


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