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Meet Ashley Sappenfield

Social Security Disability Attorney at Lanier Law Group
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Attorney Sappenfield is a Social Security disability and veteran's disability compensation attorney for Lanier Law Group based out of Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the Chair of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and is a board member of the National Organization for Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). She takes cases from the initial application up to the Appeals Council. When not working,

Attorney Sappenfield enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) Board of Directors (2023-2026)
  • NOSSCR NEXT GEN Member and Immediate Past Co-Chair
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Disability Advocacy Section Chair (2024-2025)
  • North Carolina Bar Association Military and Veterans Law Section Rising Vice Chair (2024-2025)
  • Youth Focus Resource and Development Committee Member
  • Augsburg Lutheran Church Council Member (2023-2026)
  • Eastern District Court of NC

Awards & Accolades

  • Social Security Disability Leadership as NOSSCR NEXT GEN Co-Chair
  • Social Security Disability Leadership National Top 500 Disability Firms
  • NOSSCR Rising Star Award 2023
  • Presentations/Works:
  • NCAJ Social Security Disability Seminar 2021—Hearing Frenzy: Addressing Hearing Forms and Formats During COVID
  • NCAJ Social Security Back to Basics Spring 2022 (Program Chair)
  • NCAJ Social Security Seminar Fall 2022 (Program Chair)
  • NOSSCR Next Gen Retreat 2022—Social Security Disability Hearings (panelist)
  • NOSSCR Next Gen Retreat 2022—Ask The Experts: Vocational Expert Panel (moderator)
  • NOSSCR Nashville Conference 2024—The Forgotten Benefit: Disabled Adult Child Applications (anticipated)


  • North Carolina State Court
  • North Carolina Eastern District Court

Ashley H. Sappenfield's Areas of Focus

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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

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