Sam Coring – Disability Attorney at Law

Sam Coring, disability attorney, is a Springfield, Missouri native, and a graduate of Springfield Catholic High School. After graduating high school, Sam attended college and law school in Washington, D.C., where he also worked for eight years as a Congressional Aide for U.S. Representative Mel Hancock (MO).

After law school, Sam returned to Springfield and joined RGG Law in 1998 as an associate and became a partner in 2004. Sam joined Parmele Law Firm in 2016 when RGG Law was acquired by PLF. He practices primarily in Social Security Disability law and has represented clients at all administrative levels of review, as well as in federal court appeals. He was the lead attorney on the case of Leckenby v. Astrue, a U.S. Court of Appeals case establishing precedent regarding disability cases.

Sam is a former Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 214 and a former coach for youth baseball teams through the YMCA. He attends St Agnes Cathedral Catholic Church in Springfield where is a Lector and Eucharistic minister. He is the former City Prosecutor for the Missouri towns of Walnut Grove and Willard. He previously served as a board member for Children’s Miracle Network and as chairman of the SMBA Social Security Subcommittee.

Since 2005, he is the husband of Deborah Thomas Coring and proud step-father of Elizabeth Thomas and Jesse Thomas. In 2020, Sam will celebrate 25 years as a practicing attorney.

Education
  • B.A. Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., 1990 (Cum Laude)
  • J.D. Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C., 1995
  • Editor, Judicial Notice
Professional
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Press Secretary and Legislative Aide, U.S. Representative Mel Hancock (1989-1996)
  • Intern, U.S. Representative Richard Armey (1987-1988)
  • Debt Freedom Award 2004
  • Former Prosecutor, Willard, Missouri
  • Former Prosecutor, Walnut Grove, Missouri
Personal
  • Former Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 214
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Agnes Council
  • Former Board Member, Childrens Miracle Network
  • Coach, YMCA youth baseball
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