John Driskill

John Driskill

Board Certified Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Social Security Disability
  • Missouri, Texas
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I work in our Houston office and have been with Morgan & Weisbrod, L.L.P. since 1998. I am Board Certified in Social Security Disability law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (http://nblsc.us/). I was born in a small town in Missouri, but moved to Texas as soon as I could! After finishing graduate school at Baylor I began working in investment banking in Houston and Dallas, Texas. It was exciting and the travel was fun, but other things began to take on a more important role in my life. I went to law school in Houston and, at the urging of my older brother (an attorney in Kansas City, Missouri), began handling Social Security disability cases in 1993. Representing individuals in Social Security disability matters has been a great fit for many reasons. I especially enjoy getting to meet and work with people from all walks of life when they need help the most. Being able to make a positive impact in someone’s life is something I will never take for granted. Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, and following college sports. My wife and I are also active in our church, having served as teachers, taken part in multiple Christmas pageants, and many other activities. WORK EXPERIENCE: I have represented thousands of claimants for Social Security disability benefits at all administrative levels and in federal court. Other areas of legal experience include personal injury, probate, and estate planning. Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked in investment banking (municipal finance) advising numerous public issuers including Harris County, Harris County Toll Road Authority, Houston Independent School District, state and regional authorities, cities, hospitals, and utility districts.

Practice Area
  • Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    Our fees are regulated and must be approved by the Social Security Administration.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
Texas
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Morgan & Weisbrod, L.L.P.
- Current
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Honors: Assistant Editor, Corporate Counsel Review
Baylor University
MBA | Finance
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.S. (1983) | Business Admin., Finance & Economics
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Honors: Missouri All-State Collegiate Chorale
Activities: University Singers, Chamber Choir
Southwest Baptist University
Business Administration
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Activities: Collegiate Chorale
Awards
Top Lawyer (Social Security disability law)
H Magazine
Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
Various Committees
- Current
Activities: Committees include the Library, IDEA (anti-drug education for youth), Media & the Law
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Sustaining member
- Current
Houston Bar Association
Member
- Current
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
Member, Board of Directors (representing 5th Cir.)
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman, Social Security Section
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman, Social Security Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Durden v. Astrue, 586 F.Supp. 828 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
Corporate Control in the Emerging Corporate World
Corporate Counsel Review, State Bar of Texas
Certifications
Board Certification in Disability Advocacy
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm website
Blog
Firm blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Houston office
6800 West Loop South,
Suite 450
Houston, TX 77401
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 800-6353
Telephone: (713) 838-0003
Fax: (713) 838-0066
Home office
11551 Forest Central Drive, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75243
USA