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Virginia Noble

A native of Kinston, North Carolina, Ginny received a B. A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Moving just a few miles away for law school, she graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1988. Ginny then worked as an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., but returned to Durham in 1991 to start the law firm of McGill & Noble with law school classmate Christa McGill.

Ginny practices in the areas of social security and veterans disability law. The North Carolina State Bar has certified her as a specialist in social security disability law. Ginny is accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs and is admitted to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She is also admitted to the U.S. Federal District Courts in all three North Carolina districts.

Ginny stays involved with professional organizations in her areas of practice both locally and nationally. She is currently on the social security disability specialization committee of the North Carolina State Bar. Ginny is also a member of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, the National Organization for Veterans Advocates, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.

Ginny also earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on the welfare state.

Areas of Practice

  • Veterans Disability Law
  • Social Security Disability Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law, North Carolina State Bar

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • Ph.D., History - 2001
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: with honors

Published Works

  • Inside the Welfare State: Foundations of Policy and Practice in Postwar Britain, Routledge: New York and London, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

Recommendations

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    "Ms. Noble was great in explaining the process of how and what to expect, as well as what they were going to do as far as paperwork and court dates. When we had a hearing Ms. Noble did a great job representing me. She was recommended to me and I myself would highly recommend her. Thanks for every...
  • Donna B. recommends McGill & Noble

    “Virginia Noble was great to work with. She and her staff explained everything in detail and made me feel comfortable during my hearing. I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend!”
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    “Your attention in all this process was very excellent. Even with this COVID-19 restrictions, you guys were very good, attentive, and detailing every step. We are very glad to choose you to represent our case.” 
  • Kenneth W. recommends McGill & Noble

    "Virginia Noble did an awesome job as my attorney from our initial conversation and through to the fully favorable decision from the SSA Administrative Law Judge. Virginia explained everything in great detail in regard to my disability claim from a medical and judicial standpoint. Virginia answer...
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    “My experience working with Ms. Noble and staff was excellent. Professional, informed and supportive during a difficult time with COVID in full swing.”

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