We offer a free initial consultation of approximately 30 minutes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
The fees for social security cases are regulated by the Social Security Administration. No retainer or fees are due up front. Any fees must be approved and collected at the completion of the disability case.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
The Law Office of Mark A. Skelton has served East Tennessee since 1983. Our law practice is limited to consumer bankruptcy and social security disability. We are conveniently located in historic downtown Rogersville. We offer a free confidential consultation to discuss all your circumstances and available options.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
Attorney Mark A. Skelton is very active in the community. He is sponsor and race director of the Skelton Law Racing Series which is a running series consisting of road and trail races in East Tennessee.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
We have a registered nurse employed full time to assist with social security disability cases.
After obtaining my law degree, I established the Law Office of Mark Skelton in Rogersville, Tennessee.
Unlike large law firms where the lawyer is accountable to the profit margin of the overall firm and often may have limited contact with each individual client, I get to know every client and personally meet with each of them to discuss their circumstances and options and to explain the documents prepared for their case to them before signing and to prepare clients for hearings. I give clients the personal attention which I think is lacking at many other law offices. I have lived in East Tennessee my entire life and understand the needs and problems facing the citizens of our communities. I represent individuals - I do not represent corporations and creditors.
All clients receive my personal attention. I will meet with each client at the initial conference before my law office is retained to fully prepare them for the hearing. I meet with each client many other times depending on the client's circumstances and needs. We will discuss all details about the hearing so the client will know what to expect, including the types of questions that will be asked of the client during the hearing and the details about the particular Judge or Trustee before whom they will be appearing.
My personal interests include running, bicycling, canoeing, and backpacking. I have been fortunate in being able to take canoeing, backpacking, and bicycling trips throughout the United States and Canada, including spending two weeks on a wilderness river canoe trip in northern Alaska, bicycling the entire Natchez Trace Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive, as well as many other backpack and canoeing trips. My wonderful wife and I were married in 1979 and we have two children.
Bar Number: 010610
Tennessee , 1983
University of Tennessee College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
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