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Paul Wingo, Director, Railroad Disability Claims and Benefits

Paul-Wingo After 4 years of active duty with the United States Marine Corps, Paul hired out with (Southern) Norfolk Southern Railroad as a Switchman in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was promoted to Locomotive Engineer in 1969. That same year Paul was elected Secretary-Treasurer of Division 198 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and thus began a remarkable career of service to the membership of that organization. From 1969 until he retired as a BLE&T National Vice-President in 2006, Paul served as Local Chairman, Legislative Representative, Secretary-Treasurer to both the Norfolk Southern General Committee of Adjustment and the Tennessee State Legislative Board and the BLE Board of Appeals.

Outside the organization, he served as a Director and Board Member of the Brotherhood's Relief and Compensation Fund. Paul accepted an assignment in 1992 to assist Norfolk Southern BLE&T Local Chairmen representing their membership in formal investigations. When he retired in 2006 as National Vice-President assigned to the Norfolk Southern, he was still engaged in that endeavor. While serving as BLE&T VP assigned to the Norfolk Southern, Paul secured a broker and negotiated the first short-term disability benefit plan that covered all locomotive engineers at the request of the three General Chairmen of the Norfolk Southern property. Paul is married to Linda, his wife of 45 years. They have two sons, Lt. Col. Carl Wingo, U.S.A.F and Lebron Wingo a Locomotive Engineer. They have three grandchildren.

Paul is best known for his willingness to share his time and expertise to help railroaders (and their family members) with insurance and disability benefit problems. He understands not only the importance of these benefits but also how complicated and frustrating the process can be for someone who does not know or understand the system. Specifically, Paul has experience and expertise working with the United States Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) dealing with issues like occupational disability, total and permanent disability, disability freeze, and disabled widow benefits. He has vast experience representing members with written requests for reconsideration as well as representing members in person before the RRB Bureau of Hearings. Paul's success rate in this area is phenomenal, yet he never accepts any fee for his service. In addition to his work with the RRB, he also understands exactly how health insurance plans and short-term disability plans work in the railroad industry and can answer virtually any question, no matter how complex. Paul's passion to help and to fight for all of the benefits due to a worker or family member has changed many lives over the years. For this reason, The law firm of Steel & Moss, LLP asked Paul to continue to provide his valuable service to the clients and friends of Steel & Moss, LLP after he retired in 2006. His wisdom and passion are a valuable asset to Steel & Moss, LLP, but more importantly, Paul is a friend and expert guide to our clients and friends who can continue to call upon him when crisis strikes. Paul's forms and quick references are available for review and to download on this site.

Contact:
email: plwble@comcast.net


Angie Jones, Administrator

angie-jones Angie graduated from Massey Business College with a Certificate in Business Information Systems in 1992. She began her career in the legal field in 1993. Since then, she has been employed by various law firms practicing commercial litigation, criminal law, medical malpractice, personal injury and real estate. She joined our firm in 2004. Her responsibilities as an Administrator includes, training new employees, completing and maintaining paperwork for employees and the firm, opening and closing client files, accounts payable, special projects and other administrative duties.

Contact:
email: AJones@Steel-Moss.com


Keisha Jackson, Paralegal

keisha-jackson Keisha Jackson grew up in nearby LaGrange, Georgia. Her urgent desire to flee her small hometown and her love of college football led her to the University of Georgia, where she was an English major, a member of the athletic department's Georgia Girls recruiting team and a big UGA football fan.

After graduating from UGA in 1998, she found herself in Atlanta with a temporary job at one of the "big firms" before finding a permanent, more relevant job working for a sole practitioner in the areas of Personal Injury and Immigration Law. After realizing the legal field's emergent necessity for qualified paralegals, Keisha completed paralegal school with a specialty in Civil Litigation at the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta.

Keisha thrives on the success of helping to provide clients superior service in their times of need. She always seeks to gain valuable experience while working for lawyers who are dedicated to providing quality legal service.

When she is not fulfilling her duties as a member of the Steel & Moss, LLP staff, she enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and son Chase, as well as taking short trips to LaGrange to spend time with her very large extended family.

Contact:
email: KJackson@Steel-Moss.com


Susan Dunn, Paralegal

SusanDunn Susan Dunn has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College and State University where she graduated in 2005. She began working in the legal profession shortly thereafter providing valuable support to attorneys representing the rights of railroad workers. Susan works closely with the attorneys and clients throughout the litigation process. She completed the paralegal studies program at Emory University in Atlanta in 2014.

Contact:
email: sdunn@Steel-Moss.com