Gateway Legal Services

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Gateway Legal Services is a nonprofit, self-supporting legal-aid clinic based in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. It spun off from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, a similar organization, in 1997[1] to focus on Social Security law. Gateway primarily handles Social Security Disability (DIB) claims, Supplemental Security Income claims, and some consumer-law cases.[2] The firm has more than 1,000 open cases at any one time.[3]


Gateway's executive director is Michael Ferry,[4] a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.


  1. ^ St. Louis Daily Record-St. Louis Countian. Oct. 11, 2005. "Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to honor supporters". Last visited Aug. 21, 2009.
  2. ^ Gateway Legal Services website. Last visited Aug. 21, 2009.
  3. ^ St. Louis Business Journal. Feb. 20, 2004."Big moves, small businesses". Last visited Aug. 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Nursing home payday lenders scrutinized". St. Louis Business Journal, last visited Aug. 21, 2009

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