The Law Offices of Goss & Fentress has worked tirelessly in behalf of the many victims of the Eric C. Conn mass disability fraud scheme, for which Mr. Conn and others have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences. Over 1500 Social Security disability benefit recipients were caught up in Conn’s fraudulent representation and for the last three years John Goss has represented a number of those claimants. Since the summer of 2015, he has represented over 50 of these victims in hearings that appealed benefit terminations. He has also participated in the federal court appeals that are now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Now, the Social Security Administration has embarked on a new campaign to terminate benefits for 2,000 more persons whose association with the fraud scheme appears to be little more than a passing coincidence. With NOSSCR’s pool of volunteer attorneys having been exhausted in the first round of proceedings, those involved in the fight have turned to the nation’s law schools to provide representation through their clinical practice programs. Needless to say, these students are enthusiastic, but are not experts.
Mr. Goss has once again stepped up, this time to participate in training seminars being arranged for the law schools. On March 1, 2019, he presented a two-hour seminar on trial practice techniques applicable to Social Security Disability hearings at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. The session focused on constructing direct examinations and preparing claimants to testify in disability hearings.
At Goss & Fentress, our passion is fighting for the rights of the disabled. We are proud to welcome these young lawyers in training to the cause.