Roger Stanfield was born and raised on a farm in rural southwestern McNairy County. He spent his childhood picking cotton, raising hogs with his father, and growing vegetables. He was educated in McNairy County schools and is a 1969 graduate of Ramer High School.
Roger earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1974, majoring in Philosophy. Between his undergraduate years and law school, he worked as a Chemistry and Biology teacher in McNairy County schools. He received his Juris Doctor diploma from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 1978. Soon after being admitted to practice in 1979, Roger developed a focus on criminal defense law for indigent clients.
In 1983, he went to work with West Tennessee Legal Services, representing low income clients. His legal aid experience extended to battered spouses, dependence and neglect cases, child custody matters, and juvenile matters. Roger also handled a series of class action jail lawsuits across West Tennessee. From 1979 until 2000, public service law led Roger to many Social Security clients. He has represented claims for disability benefits for more than 35 years, conducting his first disability hearing in April 1980.
Roger decided to open his own office in March 2000, devoting a large portion of his time to disabled clients. For the last fifteen years, he has built a people-focused practice committed to seeing disabled clients receive the benefits they deserve. He has a strong commitment to offering a service that is loyal, caring, and diligent. When not in the office, he enjoys being outside, particularly mountain hiking, backpacking, and traveling. He is an active runner and has completed the United States Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, D.C. more than ten times. He and his wife of more than 25 years, Rebecca, live in Jackson, Tennessee.Roger Stanfield is certified as a Social Security Disability Advocate by The National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Roger is a Sustaining Member of The National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR). He is admitted to practice in all Tennessee courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also admitted the Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims (CAVC).