Francesca J. MacDowell, Esq.

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Francesca J. MacDowell has been writing briefs for Social Security claimant appeals in the United States District and Circuit courts for more than 25 years. She has written more than 1,200 briefs, and has presented workshops on various disability topics, including practice and procedure in the federal courts, ethics, and representation of children in disability claims. Since 2015 she has been the owner of MacDowell Law, P.C.

Areas of Practice
Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Appeals to the U.S. District Court & the U.S. Circuit Court

Bar Admissions
1980, State Bar of New Mexico; 1994, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

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Professional Associates
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), NADR, The New Mexico Social Security Attorney’s Association

Past Employment
Clerk, New Mexico Court of Appeals, 1981-1982; Clerk, United States Magistrate Judge,, 1982-1992; associate attorney at Martone Law Firm, 1995-2011; associate attorney at Michael Armstrong Law Office, 2011-2015