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Vaughn S. Clauson, Attorney/Firm Owner/Founder

Given how complex and lengthy the process of Social Security Disability law can be for people, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side. While we cannot complete every step for you, we will guide you through the process; we can answer your questions and provide helpful advice through those steps in an effective manner.

Attorney Vaughn Clauson is a board-certified Social Security Disability law specialist in North Carolina, and together with his associates, the Clauson Law Firm can provide the personalized and dedicated service that clients deserve.

Vaughn has dedicated his legal career to working in Social Security disability. He was a member of the first group of attorneys to be certified by the NC State Bar as specialists in 2006. Vaughn has been representing clients for more than eighteen years, and now focuses primarily on complex issues in federal court appeals.

*Bar Admissions: North Carolina

*Works with SSD cases at the administrative level throughout the US.

Vaughn S. Clauson

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security — Disability
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Social Security — Retirement & Survivors Benefits
  • Appeals Council and Federal Court Cases


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: U.N.C. Law Review, 1993 – 1994
  • United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • B.S. – 1972.
    • Honors: Outstanding Cadet in Political Science
    • Major: International Relations
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • Masters in Public Affairs – 1974
    • Major: International Relations

Past Employment Positions

  • Charles T. Hall Law Firm, Attorney, 2001 – 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Charles T. Hall Law Firm, Attorney, 2001 – 2009

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law, North Carolina State Bar, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1996
  • S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2002

Published Works

  • Social Security Disability and Back Disorders, Trial Briefs, N.C. Advocates of Justice, August, 2009

Representative Cases

  • Casper v. Astrue, 2010 WL 1524985 (E.D.N.C. 2010)


  • Various, NOSSCR
  • Various, N.C. Advocates for Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NC Advocates for Justice, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)

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