Mr. Hyatt initially pursued an education at the University of Oregon, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1975. He subsequently attended Lewis and Clark College, from which he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978. Mr. Hyatt has been admitted to practice law by the Oregon Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Beginning his renowned career in 1978 shortly after acquiring his law degree, Mr. Hyatt became a partner of Hyatt, Jackson and Vause in Portland. He later worked for the U.S. Navy as a senior defense counsel for military members on Guam between 1983 and 1984 and as a special assistant for the U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice, in Seattle from 1984 until 1985. Mr. Hyatt subsequently affiliated in private practice for more than a decade, during which he specialized in military law and criminal defense.
Mr. Hyatt earned distinction as a United States Administrative Law Judge, handling Social Security
disability cases and hearing thousands of cases in which claimants sought their disability benefits from 1997 until his retirement in 2014.
Mr. Hyatt has garnered a laudable reputation as an exemplary attorney for more than four decades.
Having worked in private practice since 2014.
Evans Disability grateful to have a former Social Security Disability Law Judge as a member of its team.