Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt

Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt

Michael Shay, a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law, has been handling Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid Disability cases since 2005.

Firm Overview

Main Office

Michael R. Shay
860 W. Fifth Street

Winston-Salem NC 27101


(336) 725-1304


(336) 761-8845


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No fee unless I win your case. No up front costs. All Social Security disability and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that I do not collect an attorney fee unless I win your case.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours


Social Security Disability

Our firm offers a wide range of services, including Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Wills and Estates, Divorce, and Child Custody.

Since 1959, our firm, Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt, has been highly regarded for the quality of representation it provides to our clients. Attorneys at Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt are effective and aggressive advocates, protecting our clients' interests in matters before the Social Security Administration, North Carolina's family courts, state and federal criminal and civil courts, appellate courts, and state bar administrative hearing boards. From our offices in Winston-Salem, our lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout North Carolina and neighboring states.

Michael Shay

Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt

Mike, a Winston-Salem native, has been handling Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid disability cases since 2005 when he began with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. in Morganton, North Carolina. In addition to his disability work at Legal Aid, Mike also provided free legal services to low-income people throughout western North Carolina. His areas of legal practice ranged from consumer protection, to employment law, to landlord/tenant litigation. After spending almost six years with Legal Aid, Mike returned to his hometown to focus on Social Security disability, personal injury, and workers' compensation law. Over the past few years, he has successfully helped hundreds of disabled individuals across the state navigate the Social Security disability appeal process.

Mike and his wife, Kasi, recently welcomed their first child into the world - a son, who they named Carter. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, son, family, and friends. He and Kasi love to cook. Mike is also an avid sports fan, and particularly loves ACC basketball and football.

Areas of Specialization:
N.C. State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law

Areas of Practice:
Social Security Disability
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Wills and Estates

Bar Admissions:
State of North Carolina, 2005
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2008
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2013

North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2005, J.D.
North Carolina State University, 2001, B.A., cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:
North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Disability Advocates Section
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives


Bar Number: 34198
North Carolina, 2005

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