Harold H. Parker

Firm Overview

Parker, Toy & Associates PLLC is a law firm that devotes its time and energy in helping people get the benefits that the Social Security program provides. We are proud to live in a nation that does not simply abandon its citizens when they become unable to do regular work. We think that having each of us pay a small amount of our earnings each payday and then having those earnings saved for the ones of us who, without our fault, fall on hard times, is an honorable system. We are glad and proud to be a part of the Social Security safety net.

We have gotten benefits for hundreds of deserving people over the years, who simply can't work at regular employment any more. This amounts to millions of dollars for our clients. Let's take one example.

Say you are 51 years old. If luck had been on your side, you could work 15 more years before you retire and then taken your Social Security. But at 51 the demands of your job, and other physical or psychological misfortunes have made you unable to hold a job. Because you have been working for the past 30 years and have paid regularly into the program let's assume you are eligible to receive your Social Security benefits of $1200 a month. That's not a lot, but it is something. What is that worth over your lifetime? If you multiply $1200 x 12 you get $14,400. Multiply that $14,400 times 15 years and you get $216,000. Then at about 66 years old that benefit continues until you pass away and that could be another 15 years for a total of $432,000. That is the safety net that Social Security provides. We are glad to have a small part in this.

The program is complex and complicated because life is complex and complicated. People are complex and complicated. Trying to be fair and not have people abuse the program is complex and complicated. So the Social Security program has rules and standards that must be met before people are handed their checks. You must show by convincing medical proof that you have medically disabling conditions and those conditions keep you from working. Show this proof to the Program and Social Security will send you the money. Sloppy proof, half-hearted attempts to get medical help and proof and the Social Security will say NO to you.

What we do is help you be serious about your medical treatment and your attempt to get better so you can go back to work if possible ( We tell everyone that working at a job is better than being on disability. BUT if you can't go back to work, we will help you develop the medical proof that will show the Social Security program that you are deserving of the benefits that you and millions of Americans have laid aside in case the disaster of not being able to work happens to you.

Licensed to practice Tennessee, New York and New Mexico.
Main Office

745 South Church Street, Unit 240
Murfreesboro  TN  37130
  • 615-417-2177
  • 615-896-3121

Harold Parker

Mr. Parker is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) [http://www.nosscr.org/] and am on its referral panel for claimants. He was a speaker to fellow Social Security Lawyers at the Disability Law Forum 2014 presented by TennBar U and the TBA Disability Law Section.

He is admitted to practice in:

All Tennessee courts
United State District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Sixth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal
United States Supreme Court
State of New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court
Third Judicial Department
The United States District Court, Western District of New York.
Mr. Parker served as the Past Chairperson of the Disability Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and he is presently on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association Section on Disability which is the decision-making body for educating other lawyers on Social Security issues.

Licensed to practice Tennessee, New York and New Mexico.

Mr. Parker has practiced law for more than 25 years and he has successfully handled hundreds of Social Security cases and has gotten millions of dollars for his clients. He regularly attends both national conferences and local Tennessee conferences and has been a presenter at two such law forums for the Tennessee Bar Association, speaking to other lawyers who practice Social Security Law.

Harold Parker

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