Aviva Groner Brown:
- After raising a family and working as a political fund raiser, returned to the practice of law in 2007, and since has focused exclusively on Social Security disability matters.
- Is a 1992 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law.
Brian Scott Wayson is:
- Adept at sizing up situations, systematically analyzing facts and developing alternative courses of action to achieve sensible solutions.
- Considered a clear and effective oral and written communicator with the ability to concisely interpret complex laws, regulations and court opinions, using a common sense approach.
- Blessed with extensive experience in effectively working with clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, allowing him to be a good listener.
- Well-versed in client counseling, claim analysis, case preparation, and hearing and appeal representation.
- Aware that while the journey is challenging, successful outcomes for his clients are particularly rewarding.
- Recognized for forming quality relationships quickly and instilling a high level of confidence among those with whom he interacts.
- A graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.
- Acknowledged as a self-starter with an involved style of leadership.
- Most of all, thankful for all I have, including my awesome family and wonderful friends.
Brian Scott Wayson has:
- Zeal for assisting people with the Social Security Disability claims. Brian has seen the results of this system first hand – starting with his own mother while he was still attending law school. Despite her terminal cancer, brain tumor, heart condition and seven operations his mother repeatedly was denied Social Security Disability benefits – only being allowed benefits after a former North Carolina governor interceded on her behalf. Brian knows that underneath every injustice put out by the large bureaucracy is a human being just trying to survive with dignity and respect. Vulnerable individuals should not face this challenge without committed advocates by their side, lawyers who put forward the strongest possible case at every step of the process, optimizing the claimants’ chances for a favorable outcome at the earliest possible opportunity.
- Represented numerous claimants at Social Security administrative hearings and assisted other attorneys in the preparation for hundred of other hearings. In addition, he has drafted many Social Security Appeals Council briefs and United States District Court opening and reply briefs.
- More than 15 years of business, customer service and human resources management experience.
- Many skills from his education and business experience, including the abilities to handle multiple tasks within short deadlines, perform extensive efficient research, analyze information and data to produce workable solutions, and work diligently inside a team framework towards common goals.
- As an attorney, worked in a high-volume law practice – interviewing hundreds of potential new clients, meeting with multitudes of current clients, preparing cases for numerous hearings, managing the activities and work product of multiple staff persons and representing scores of clients at hearings and on appeals. This work was both time-sensitive due to varying deadlines and time-pressured due to the nature of the practice – I learned a lot, but know that a focused considerate methodology is more effective for our clients.
- Jonathan Caver is a founding member of Cascadia Disability Law, LLC. He
has represented individuals with disabilities before the Social Security
Administration since 2006. He has represented over a thousand claimants in
administrative hearings. In addition he has won hundreds of cases "on the
record," by writing briefs arguing that the medical and vocational evidence
satisfies the agency’s definition of disability and that a hearing is not
- Before law school, Jonathan worked for the Michigan House of
Representatives as a non-partisan legislative analyst, reviewing proposed
legislation for legislators and interested constituents. During law school
he clerked for Legal Services of South Central Michigan, where he helped
individuals primarily with landlord-tenant issues. During and after law
school he also volunteered with Northwest Workers’ Justice Project in
Portland, Oregon helping workers with their claims for wage and hour
violations and other employment matters.
- Jonathan earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School
and holds a B.A. in philosophy from Miami University and an M.A. in
philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His
long-standing interest in concepts of freedom and justice led him to study
philosophy and then led him beyond the "ivory tower" to pursue a legal
career so he could use his talents to help individuals pursue freedom and
justice within the complicated legal bureaucracies that have increasingly
come to dominate our society. Social Security disability benefits are a
pillar of our social and economic framework, and he is honored to assist
individuals in aggressively pursuing benefits they are due.
- Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter
in the heart of the majestic Pacific Northwest.