**In the past, I have successfully represented individuals throughout the south, who have had claims involving overpayments, continuing disability reviews, and who have an attorney or other non-attorney, but have wanted to change counsel. As my business has grown, I have had to make several difficult decisions to ensure that my service to my clients stays at the level each and every one of them deserves. Therefore, I have decided to limit my practice to claimants residing in Georgia, and will no longer accept new clients with claims involving overpayments or continuing disability review. The hardest decision involves individuals who contact me, expressing unhappiness with the attorney or non-attorney currently handling their claim. It is my firm belief that every claimant deserves to have a representative who is skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated, and involved. The unfortunate truth is that not all representatives choosing to handle Social Security Disability claims are qualified, and many handle so many clients at once that they do not provide very good service. THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR A CLAIMANT TO ASK OF ANY REPRESENTATIVE, BEFORE HIRING ONE. Although Social Security allows claimants to change representatives, it complicates the claim and makes it far more difficult for subsequent counsel to get paid. Consequently, I have decided that I will no longer accept clients with former counsel, unless the claimant first receives a written statement from that representative withdrawing as counsel, AND WAIVING HIS/HER RIGHT TO CHARGE AND COLLECT A FEE FOR WORK THEY PERFORMED.