Social Security Support Staff
Our firm is committed to providing high quality legal representation in Social Security litigation, to maximizing benefits to our clients and to helping them through this complex system. Communication with our clients is a priority. Our legal assistants are the critical link between the attorney and clients. They are available to take client calls, help handle claims processing issues, and gather the information we need to make sure our clients get the help they need.
Our legal assistants are profiled below.
Erin hails from Tacoma, WA and moved to Portland to serve with a national social service agency as part of her Americorps commitment. Erin managed a caseload of over 300, helping people with a variety of social service needs in our community. She spent two years there before joining Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton in summer of 2012. Erin is particularly interested in social security law, immigrant/refugee medical rights, and education policy. In her free time, Erin enjoys writing and producing music, volunteering, and enjoying Portland's beautiful parks.
Born and raised in Portland, Nora graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in English. She interned with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and worked at a Bay Area nonprofit before joining Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton in January of 2011. Her interests include affordable healthcare, community homeless services, and pedestrian awareness. Nora is a member of the Board of Street Roots. In her free time, Nora enjoys cooking, writing, and rooting for the Portland Timbers. Nora is the author of three published books; her most recent book is The Diabetes Game, a nonfiction guide for teenagers with diabetes.