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Richard F. McGinty

Richard F. McGinty

Salem, Oregon

Richard McGinty came to Oregon in 1983, after a stint as a US Army Signal Corps Officer, to attend Law School at Willamette University. Richard, along with three other students, was in the first group of students to ever graduate from Willamette Law School in two and a half years instead of the three years traditionally taken to complete law school. Richard also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Georgia, Augusta Campus.

Richard has been representing individuals with injuries and disabilities since 1986. He initially focused on Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security law. Since 2000, Richard has limited his practice exclusively to Social Security law. Richard's Social Security practice involves helping his clients get benefits relating to Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Widows/Widowers benefits, Disabled Adult Child benefits and Children's benefits. Richard litigates well over a hundred contested hearings each year before the Social Security Administration.

Richard is a member of the Marion County Bar Association, Multnomah County Bar Association, and Oregon State Bar. Richard is licensed to practice law in the State of Oregon, the Federal District Court of Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Richard presents a class on Social Security Disability Law every Fall to Willamette Law School students.Richard also gives presentations about Social Security law to interested organizations. Richard is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
  • University of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
    • M.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Marion County Bar Association, Member
  • Multnomah County Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), Member
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), Member

Office Location

McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys
694 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-371-9636
Toll Free: 800-542-4320
Fax: 503-371-2879
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Mailing Address:
McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys
P.O. Box 12806
Salem, OR 97309

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