The Law Office of Moore, Hedges & Proffitt has consistently been ranked among the best law firms in terms of service and success. Its partners are members of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 organization, which extends membership invitations to the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile. In 2016, The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys recognized the firm as one of the top ten in Tennessee for client satisfaction. The latter is an especially fitting honor since the practice prides itself on working closely with clients from the time they first make contact through the completion of their case.
The vast majority of cases handled by Moore, Hedges & Proffitt relate to either Social Security benefits or veterans’ disability. This focus gives the firm the strength of extensive experience in a complicated field. That experience, in turn, has made them familiar faces in the courtroom. On the rare occasions that hearings become adversarial, judges know that the case will be argued vigorously, including an appeal if necessary.
Social Security and VA disability hearings are largely a matter of fact-finding, and government processes can be frustratingly slow, taking as long as two-and-a-half years to resolve a claim. It is therefore vital to communicate and clarify the details of your situation efficiently in order to establish your right to disability benefits. Without studying governmental procedures in detail, it is common to misunderstand what best demonstrates your eligibility. Likewise, doctors are familiar with the physical challenges that affect their patients, but their expertise needs to be shaped into the most effective form.
Many social security lawyers only meet their clients face-to-face the same day as their hearing. We find that practice unprofessional. In contrast, we are hands-on from very early in the process, meeting with clients months in advance as well as in the run-up to the hearing. This is our commitment to every client, every case, every time. Integrity is the core of who we are.
The lawyers at Moore, Hedges & Proffitt know which factors matter most to winning much-needed benefits. They also work to maximize the benefits awarded and make sure you don’t waive any rights in the process. From filing paperwork to keeping track of deadlines, having this team on your side means letting professionals deal with the appropriate agencies on your behalf.
We stand out for the exceptional level of personal attention we provide. This firm has extensive knowledge in the successful handling of personal injury litigation of all types, including tractor trailer collisions, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, automobile collisions, as well as the Jones Act Federal Waterway negligence actions. You will be dealing with an experienced lawyer from the inception of the case to the successful completion. Our firm prides itself in the personal relationship established between injured clients and the attorneys.
Effective July 1, 2014, the sweeping changes in the Workers’ Compensation laws in Tennessee has drastically reduced the rights and benefits available to employees injured in the workplace, whose claims are now handled by an entirely new and complicated system which has greatly reduced the financial benefits to an injured worker, and has hindered the ability of the injured worker to obtain the services of a lawyer skilled in this special area of the law. This legislative change has provided the workers’ compensation adjuster a tremendous bargaining advantage to the detriment of the injured employee. We diligently and aggressively fight for the benefits due to the injured employee and welcome a consultation to see if we can be of benefit.
Mr. Hedges is very easy to talk to. He is pleasant and professional. He kept all my information organized and thorough. I highly recommend him.
Russell Hedges is a wonderful attorney who assisted me in winning my disability case. He and his staff were very professional and returned all phone calls promptly. I sincerely appreciate all the help that I received and would recommend this law firm (especially Mr. Hedges) to anyone. Thanks again for all your help.
Mr. Hedges was able to get my mom the disability she very much deserved after working in pain most of her life. Sadly, she passed away before her case was heard. Mr. hedges was always very kind and professional with my mom, as well as with me after her passing. If you are trying to get disability I highly I recommend Mr. Hedges. He will get you what you deserve while always being sincere and professional. I know my mom is very thankful even though she is not here to say so.