Important Win for Employees Across Tennessee

Attorney John Dunlap successfully argued in front of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board where Attorney Dunlap represented Kimberly Bullard concerning a workers compensation claim. In an appeal, Attorney Dunlap won the claim for Ms. Bullard for workers’ compensation after she sustained an injury at work. Ms. Bullard was injured from a fall while entering a […]

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Attorney John Dunlap featured in From the Bench

Attorney John Dunlap was recently featured in an article about a case before the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board where Attorney Dunlap represents Kimberly Bullard concerning a workers compensation claim. You can read the full article at From the Bench. John E. Dunlap has represented hundreds of clients in workers’ compensation cases and offers a free 20 […]

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Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Over Chapter 7

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a Debt Reorganization Plan commonly known as “wage earner” in Tennessee.  All of your debts are combined and the Chapter 13 trustee is paid who disburses the payments.

A common question is why would I need to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy instead of a Chapter 7?

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Guidelines for Filing Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims

This article is provided by the Law Offices of John E. Dunlap, P.C.  to assist you in the insurance claims process.  It is not a substitute for legal representation.  Every claim is different, and only by employing a lawyer do you fully protect your rights.  If you have questions about your long-term disability, please call […]

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The Importance of Owning Disability Insurance

A large number of Americans believe that they will never become disabled despite statistics to the contrary. An article from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, only 34 percent of private industry workers participated in their employer’s Long Term Disability Insurance program. Compare that number to the likelihood of becoming disabled during […]

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The Dangers Of Representing Yourself In Your Social Security Disability Case

Our office is sometimes approached by disability claimants who have handled their own Social Security claim and have received an unfavorable decision.  These people have waited months (sometimes years) for a hearing to be scheduled.  When appearing before the Administrative Law Judge they were unable to present adequate evidence supporting their inability to work. You […]

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The Importance of a Correct Earnings Record

A few weeks ago, I conducted a Social Security disability hearing in which the medical proof supported a finding for disability pursuant to the Social Security Guidelines.  Unfortunately, the claimant’s earnings records, which were made a part of the record the morning of the hearing, indicated that the claimant earned well above the “substantial gainful […]

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The Necessity of Non‑Medical Evidence

There is no question that medical evidence is the most important component of a Social Security disability claim, however, non‑medical evidence can play an important role and can persuade an administrative law judge that the claimant is unable to perform and complete for employment. Often medical records do not contain a complete picture of an […]

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The Importance of Filing Tax Returns

Failing to file a tax return can prevent the consumer from being able to discharge the debt if they ever seek bankruptcy relief.  As a general rule, taxes that are due 3 years or less from the date the bankruptcy petition is filed are not dischargeable and will still be owed once the individual receives […]

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