About Burch & Rodgers

The Social Security Disability attorneys at Burch & Rodgers have over 70 years of combined experience practicing Social Security Disability law in North Carolina. As local disability attorneys from Raleigh, we are proud to be fighting for the rights of our neighbors–whether in the Triangle area or surrounding areas to the east, like Rocky Mount, Wilson, Fayetteville, Johnston County and Lumberton.

By focusing only on Social Security Disability, we have become experts specialized in the field. We use our knowledge and understanding of the law to help win you the disability benefits you need. All of our attorneys are board-certified in Social Security law.

Because we are based locally in the Triangle, we know the system, judges, local doctors, and other professionals who are a part of the decision of if you will receive disability benefits or not. Our Social Security Disability attorneys work closely with you to handle your case. Every disability case we handle is important to us. Contact our toll-free number today to discuss your case.

Laurie Burch

A lifelong resident of North Carolina, disability attorney Laurie Burch received her B.A. from Wake Forest University and her J.D. from Campbell University. In her almost 30 years of practicing Social Security Disability law, she has handled thousands of cases for the residents of North Carolina.

Laurie is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the North Carolina State Bar. She is also North Carolina State Bar board certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability.

She currently handles cases throughout Eastern North Carolina.

Kevin Rodgers

Kevin has represented several thousand disability claimants over the past 25 years. Prior to entering private practice, he worked as a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration for five years.

Kevin graduated with a B.S. in Government from Campbell University in 1983, and a J.D. from the Wake Forest School of Law in 1987. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Kevin is a Board Certified Social Security Law Specialist. He has also served on the North Carolina State Bar Specialization Committee for Social Security Disability. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Anna Barkley

Paralegal to Mr. Rodgers

Anna joined the firm in 1996 as a paralegal and has 30 years experience in Social Security disability. She was born and raised in Oxford, North Carolina. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1988, she subsequently worked for 8 years as a disability claims examiner at Disability Determination Services. Wile working at Burch & Rodgers, Anna achieved a paralegal certification from the North Carolina State Bar in 2005. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her pets. In addition to enjoying a full career, Anna has endeavored serving the community with the Junior League of Raleigh and with her daughter in the National Charity League.

Melanie Wahlbrink

Paralegal to Mrs. Burch

Melanie joined Burch and Rodgers in 1997 as a paralegal to Laurie Burch. Prior to that she was a disability examiner for 5 years at Disability Determination Services. Melanie assists Mrs. Burch by maintaining contact with clients, treating sources and Social Security Offices. She also requests, reviews and evaluates records for the development of cases throughout the entire process of a claim. Melanie grew up in Raleigh and received her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University. She is a huge Wolfpack fan who enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports and being outdoors.

Kathi Regan


Kathi is the newest member of the firm, joining Burch and Rodgers when she relocated to North Carolin in 2017. She graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park and has worked in law firms specializing in Social Security Disability for over 25 years. In her spare time, she enjoys books, music, sports, traveling and spending time with her family.

Sandy White

Bookkeeper and Secretary

Sandy joined Burch & Rodgers in 2008. Sandy answers the phones, files appeals and does bookkeeping. She has done bookkeeping for 30 years. She is always willing to help out in any way she can. She was raised in Wake Forest, NC. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her son and family, her dog Chevy, dancing, karaoke and going to antique car shows.

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