Taylor Potts

Taylor D. Potts

Social Security and VA Disability Lawyer


Taylor D. Potts is a Social Security and Veterans Affairs disability lawyer at Gold Khourey & Turak. 

From a young age, Taylor saw that the law could be used as a tool to help those who needed it most.  That is what attracted him to becoming a lawyer and is the same thing that makes him a natural fit to represent those seeking social security or VA disability benefits.  Taylor understands that people seeking disability benefits are unquestionably at one of, if not the most, difficult times of their life.   He takes that understanding to heart and does everything he can to alleviate his clients’ stress and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. 

Each of my disability clients is unique and has unique needs, and I know that seeking disability benefits can be an extremely stressful process. That’s why I take the time to get to know my clients in order to truly understand how I can best help them. My number one goal is always to win my client’s case, but it’s also extremely important that I do everything in my power to make it as painless for my disability clients as possible.

As one of the few, dedicated disability attorneys in the area, Taylor takes great pride in helping as many people he can.

Read a letter Taylor’s clients wrote to him: “I was very impressed (not to mention surprised) by how much time and care Mr. Potts devoted to our case.  I have had experiences with attorneys who were billing us directly who spent less time and thoroughness on the job they did for us.”  

Taylor has represented hundreds of people seeking disability benefits across West Virginia and Ohio.  Whether he’s representing a person seeking social security disability benefits or VA disability benefits, Taylor has the knowledge and experience to maximize his client’s chances at a successful outcome.   

In addition to handling Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits claims, Taylor also serves as one of the firm’s personal injury lawyers representing people injured in car accidents and other accidents. 

Taylor D. Potts – Leading Disability Lawyer

Taylor D. Potts is one of only a handful of lawyers in West Virginia and Ohio that focus their practice almost exclusively on disability claims. 

Because of his dedication to helping people seeking disability benefits, Taylor has gained a wealth of knowledge navigating the Social Security Disability and Veterans Affairs benefits processes.  Taylor has also undergone training and education through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to become an accredited representative for Veterans, Service members, dependents, and survivors.  That has not gone unrecognized, and Taylor has been noted as a leading disability lawyer by his peers.

Taylor is eager to share his knowledge and experience.  In 2019, Taylor organized and lead several Social Security informational, town-hall style meetings in various locations throughout West Virginia and Ohio.  Taylor plans to continue his outreach efforts over the coming years. 

Taylor also writes frequently on a wide variety of different disability topics through.  Taylor’s disability blogs tackle everything from in-depth legal analysis to practical considerations for those thinking about seeking disability benefits.  Some of his more popular blogs include:

Social Security and VA Disability Results

Taylor is always ready to put his skill, knowledge, and experience to work for his clients.  Whether he’s handling a Social Security disability appeal or a VA benefits case, it’s clear that Taylor gets results for his clients:

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$148,972.00 past-due benefits award for a Disability Insurance benefits claim.

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$68,923.00 past-due benefits award for on a Disability Insurance benefits claim.

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$56,592 award for Disability Insurance claim

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$33,856.00 past-due benefits award after successfully proving disability on appeal to the Appeals Council.

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$25,518.00 past-due benefits award on initial application approval in Disability Insurance benefits claim.

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$16,182.00 past-due benefits award on a disability claim despite and offset of monthly benefits during that time for early retirement benefits.

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$48,368.60 past-due benefits award for on a Disability Insurance benefits claim.

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$24,000+ past-due benefits award to the family of a disability claim after claimant passed away during the claim.

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Award of both Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, with $6,394.00 in past-due payments, despite concerns/issues with substance abuse.

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$31,318.04 past-due benefits award for a Supplemental Security Income claim.

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Undetermined past-due benefits award after successful proving disability at remand hearing from Appeals Council.

Our Clients Share Their Stories

While his success in securing benefits for his clients speaks for itself, Taylor understands that his job is more than that.  That’s why Taylor also measures success by his client’s satisfaction at the end of their case and his ability to make the benefits process as stress free as possible.  Taylor takes that to heart and is the reason why his clients have provided so many positive reviews:

Taylor was wonderful! He explained everything that was happening with my case, so I could easily understand. He spent as much time as I need when I had questions. Thank you, Taylor, for all your help!

Sarilyn V. Social Security

My experience with GKT was nothing but great! Great atmosphere, very professional, and great down to earth people. Without them I would have never been able to settle up my accident. Thank you GKT for your excellent service!

Cameron S. Google Review

Professional and Community Involvement

Outside of GKT, Taylor serves his community in a variety of ways:

Along with partner Christian Turak, Taylor also helps run GKT’s Booze & Cruise, You’ll Lose program which seeks to inform high school students of the dangers of drinking and driving.  The Booze & Cruise, You’ll Lose program includes an interactive quiz, a mock sobriety field test performed with a member of local law enforcement and a student volunteer, and personal testimonials by people who have been affected by alcohol-related vehicle accidents.  Christian and Taylor are joined by members of the Wheeling Nailers, WTOV9, and local law enforcement. A Booze & Cruise, You’ll Lose program was covered by WTOV9 in 2019. 


Bar & Court Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

Personal Life

Taylor, his wife, Kristin, live with their two sons and a daughter on the border of Ohio County and Marshall County, West Virginia. Both Taylor and Kristin grew up in the Ohio Valley and are active members of their community.

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