John K.Koontz

"We cut through all the red tape to help our disability clients get the benefits they deserve."

John is an attorney and founding partner with Daggett Shuler. His practice is devoted to helping disabled individuals obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. John works with Social Security claimants to help them obtain Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. John also works with individuals who have filed claims for short and/or long-term disability benefits under private disability policies or through their employer sponsored benefit plans. John regularly gives seminars on Social Security Disability benefits and employer sponsored or ERISA Long-Term Disability claims.

John previously worked for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (now Office of Hearings Operations) in Charlotte and Greensboro as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney.

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Certification: Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the North Carolina State Bar.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee School of Law, 1995

  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Georgia, 1991

  • B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1988

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


  • North Carolina Courts

  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

  • Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

  • North Carolina Bar Association

  • Forsyth County Bar Association

Personal Interests

John enjoys most sports, but particularly college football, soccer and lacrosse. John and his family live in Winston Salem where they are active in their church.

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