Bruce D. Block, Managing Attorney
Managing partner Bruce D. Block* graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has been practicing with the firm since 1980. He has been a speaker for the Maryland Vocational Educational and Work Adjustment Association, the Maryland Workers Compensation Educational Association, and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). Mr. Block’s practice focuses on representing claimants before the Social Security Administration and Workers’ Compensation Commission, as well as individuals who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence.
W. James Nicoll, Partner
W. James Nicoll* graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He completed his law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1995. While attending law school, Mr. Nicoll was elected into the Heuisler Honor Society in recognition of his academic achievements. Mr. Nicoll has worked as an attorney with Jenkins, Block & Associates, P.C. since February 1997. After gaining extensive experience representing individuals in their claims for Social Security benefits at both the administrative and appellate levels, Mr. Nicoll’s practice now focuses primarily on representing personal injury clients throughout the state of Maryland. Mr. Nicoll represents individuals who have been injured on the job, as well as individuals who have been hurt as a result of another’s negligence. In his practice, Mr. Nicoll has tried cases at the Circuit Court level in multiple jurisdictions throughout the State. Additionally, Mr. Nicoll has appeared before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Mr. Nicoll is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.
Corey R. Pollard, Partner
Corey R. Pollard ** practices in the firm’s Richmond office where he specializes in Social Security Disability and Virginia Workers’ Compensation matters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Richmond. While there, he was a member of the Client Counseling & Negotiation Board, the Journal of Law and the Public Interest, and the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team. He also placed first in the school’s annual Merhige Environmental Negotiation Competition and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in the school’s International Business Transactions class. Mr. Pollard has extensive experience in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation, both at the administrative hearing level and the appellate stage, and has handled numerous claims involving medical issues relating to injury and disability. He has also handled state and federal litigation in all varieties of commercial matters.
Jonathan Dennis, Associate Attorney
Jonathan B. Dennis was born and raised in Richlands, Virginia. After completing Richlands High School, Jonathan graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He played on the golf team, was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, as well as the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Jonathan completed his law degree at Appalachian School of Law in 2015, in Grundy, Virginia. While he was attending law school, Jonathan served as Articles Editor of the Appalachian Journal of Law and received a certificate in Natural Resources Law. Jonathan also interned at the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia under Magistrate Judge Pamela Sargent. There, he assisted in the review of Social Security Disability cases from the Appeals Council. Jonathan moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and became a member of the Maryland State Bar Association in 2016. His practice focuses on Social Security Disability.
Alan Nuta, Of Counsel
Mr. Nuta served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1967. He was awarded his law degree from Georgetown University in 1971. Mr. Nuta is admitted to practice in local and federal courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Nuta is a member of the Maryland and District Columbia Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Mr. Nuta has represented many individuals and veterans in their disability claims.
Raymond M. Faby, Of Counsel (1931-2016)
In January of 2011, retired Administrative Law Judge Raymond M. Faby (1931-2016) joined Jenkins Block & Associates in an Of Counsel capacity. In 1953, Judge Faby* graduated from Western Maryland College and in 1960 he received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Baltimore School of Law. Between the years of 1964 and 1972 Judge Faby served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, an Assistant Public Defender for Baltimore City and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. Judge Faby also served as a member of the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1971 to 1972. Judge Faby was a Federal Administrative Law Judge for over thirty years, ten of which he served as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Baltimore Office of Hearings and Appeals. Following 1980, he has been a member of the Association of Administrative Law Judges and the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference. Judge Faby now lends his experience and knowledge to Jenkins Block & Associates.
*Judge Faby retired from the Social Security Administration in 2010.
Robert R. Jenkins
Robert R. Jenkins* (1933–2010) was one of the founding members of Jenkins, Block & Associates. Mr. Jenkins graduated from Lebanon Valley College and received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He served as chairperson for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Mr. Jenkins testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Social Security Disability matters. Mr. Jenkins has also been a speaker at a workshop for the National Joint Conference on Law and Aging. He founded the firm in 1977 and retired in 2004.
* = licensed to practice in Maryland
** = licensed to practice in Virginia