Brian Clymer is a well-respected and trusted attorney who represents injured workers in workers’ compensation cases and Social Security disability cases. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia with a double major in speech and government and graduated in the top 10% of his class at the University of Arizona College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brian represents claimants in Social Security disability cases on appeals before the Social Security Administration and the federal courts, where he has a won a case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that was published as legal precedent. Brian is a class action attorney for the case of Ely v. Saul which challenged the denial of Social Security survivor's benefits to gay couples. Brian is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.
Brian is a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1983 and has won cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court on a variety of issues including heart attacks caused by emotional stress, hearing loss from gradual noise exposure, exposure to pesticides, and gradual injury claims for muscular conditions.
Brian was a contributing writer to two chapters of the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by the State Bar of Arizona. He has served twice as the co-chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Arizona, is a past member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Board of Directors, and past chairman of the Southern Arizona Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Attorneys’ Association. Brian served as a member of the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee which looked into ways to improve the hearing process, and he has also appeared before committees of the Arizona state legislature to advocate for improvements in our workers’ compensation system.
Brian's professional associations have included being a “Masters of the Bench” member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court, serving as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission since 2015, and being a member of AALIW which is an association of Arizona attorneys who represent injured workers in workers’ compensation case. In 2016 Brian started service on the Pima County Bar Association Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Southern Arizona Legal Aid Inc. since 2017. In 2018 Brian began service on the Pima County Bar Foundation Board of Directors.
Brian has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 for the area of workers’ compensation law and has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.
Brian's long service to injured workers' and their families and his dedication to protecting the rights of Social Security disability claimants makes him an excellent choice for individuals who need an honest evaluation of their claim.