Lawrence Gordon, an Atlanta native, attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate degree and law school. He also received a post-law degree in taxation from Emory University. For five years, Larry worked for the Social Security Administration and is a former advisor to the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the national level. Additionally, he was an advisor to the Atlanta Office of Hearings & Appeals. He joined Thomas Affleck’s law firm thirty years ago and became a partner in the firm a year later. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Florida, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). Larry focuses exclusively on Social Security disability cases. Having spent 35 years in practice, he has an advantage in the fact that he was a government employee and was the first Atlanta staff attorney from the Social Security Administration to move into the private sector. Larry’s knowledge and expertise allow his clients the confidence in knowing that he understands Social Security disability from both the viewpoint of the client and the judge. He also assists many people who may not even know they have a Social Security disability case to understand the law and why they may have a case for benefits.
In addition to having written several articles and lectured at a number of Social Security disability seminars for continuing legal education (CLE) credits, Larry strives to remain active in the bar association and always stays up to date with the latest changes in Social Security disability law. He has been the recipient of several awards for pro bono activities on behalf of low-income individuals. Larry’s heart is in this work and his goal is to ensure that everyone who deserves Social Security disability benefits can receive them with his knowledgeable assistance.
Larry and his wife reside in Atlanta: he has three children and three stepchildren, one of whom is an associate at Affleck and Gordon in Social Security disability. He has served on the board of directors of a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Atlanta Track Club, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center. Larry has run track competitively since his early teens and has been involved in local track clubs for the last 20 years. He has run the Boston Marathon seven times. He is currently the head of the Harris Jacobs Dream Run, an annual charity run that takes place each May, for which he has spent 18 of the organization’s 21 years as chairman. Larry, a history buff, also enjoys watching baseball and cheers for the Atlanta Braves every year.