I was at the Columbus hearing office recently and counted the number of Claimant's Representatives who were present in the lobby. There were eight. Of the eight, ONLY TWO of us were from the Columbus area. The rest had either flown or driven in from offices in other states or remote cities, and several were completely unfamiliar to me. I don't know how many of them were attorneys versus non-attorneys, but a few of them appeared to be quite young.
I can't count how many times a client has excitedly handed me a note from their doctor, a scribble on a prescription pad that reads "My patient is completely disabled."
"So I hear you and your husband want to be business partners... WHY??!"