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Billie J. Guthrie

Billie J. Guthrie

Deuterman Law Group
  • Social Security Disability
  • North Carolina
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Billie Guthrie has spent more than 20 years working with people experiencing challenging life situations and fighting for social justice, first as a social worker and later as an attorney.

Billie, who has a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina, worked in the mental health field as an administrator and social worker. One of her primary roles was as a policy advocate, fighting for legal and systemic changes to improve outcomes for disabled adults and people dealing with persistent mental health issues and homelessness.

As an attorney, Billie helps her clients navigate the complicated and often frustrating Social Security Disability system with compassion and empathy. She has a keen ability to connect with her clients and works hard to present their cases for the best possible outcome.

Billie, who grew up in Blacksburg, Va., graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2011. As a law student in the evening program, she was a member of the Pro-Bono Law Program and Veterans Law Clinic. She spent a semester studying international law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in London. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in social work from UNC.

Her previous legal professional experience includes Carolina Disability Advocates, a law firm in Durham. She also worked as a contract attorney for KARAMAH: Muslim Women Attorneys for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., and as a legal consultant for Stop Hunger Now in Raleigh.

She is president of the board of directors of Threshold, a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Durham. She is a member of the Durham, Orange and Wake County SOAR committees, which focus on building access to mainstream resources including disability benefits for people who are experiencing homelessness. Billie is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, serving on the executive committee of the Disability Section.

Practice Area
Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 56198
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Deuterman Law Group
- Current
Attorney at Law
Billie J. Guthrie, Attorney at Law PLLC
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Billie J. Guthrie, MSW & JD, is a conscientious and experienced attorney. She started her own legal practice in 2022, focusing on Social Security disability and guardianship. She also provides professional power of attorney and trustee services.
Disability Attorney
Carolina Disability Advocates
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Representing Social Security Disability appellants
Education
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Graduate Cum Laude
Activities: Activities and societies: President, International Business Law Society (April 2011 – December 2011); Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (May 2011 – August 2011); Veteran’s Law Clinic (Summer 2010); North Carolina Superior Court Mediation Training (Spring 2009)
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Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. | London Programme, International Law and Legal Studies
Activities: Activities and societies: Enrolled in European Union Law & Public International Law Educational Visits and First-Hand Exposure to: International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, European Union Court, European Union Parliament, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Peace Palace
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.S.W.
Activities: Activities and societies: Member, National Association of Social Workers (January 2000 – May 2006)
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Appalachian State University
B.S. | Social Work
Honors: Graduate Cum Laude
Activities: Activities and societies: Member, Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society (August 1997- December 1999); Member, Phi Alpha Honor Society (August 1997- December 1999); Member, Amnesty International (August 1997- December 1999)
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 56198
Member
Current
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Deuterman Law Group
2530 Meridian Parkway
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27713
Telephone: (336) 920-8365
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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