Director of Social Security and Trial Attorney
Raised by two hard working parents, diligence, discipline, and caring for
others were instilled in Larry Maitland at a very early age. He took these
characteristics and applied them to his education. Maitland was the first
person in his family to graduate college and then went on to put himself
through law school. Growing up, he was drawn to the practice of law and
the ability to utilize it to help others.
When he was younger, he witnessed a number of instances in which family
and friends, involved in a legal matter, either did not have legal representation
or the representation they did have was not adequate. These results did
not sit well with him and he vowed that he would provide the highest quality
representation to all individuals, no matter their position in society.
Maitland graduated with two bachelor's degrees from Purdue University
with honors in 1999. He rowed for Purdue's crew team, was a member
of several leadership fraternities, and served in student government.
He then earned his Juris Doctorate at Southern Illinois University School
of Law in 2002. At Southern Illinois, he was elected to serve as vice-president
of the law school for two of his three years. In addition to being admitted
to various state and federal courts, he was admitted to the bar of the
Supreme Court of the United States in January 2014.
Larry represents a number of corporate entities who have provided medical
treatment to individuals in injury cases. In addition, he also represents
clients injured in all types of personal injury matters.
At Goodman Acker P.C., Maitland is the director of the Social Security
department and specializes in the practice of Social Security Disability/SSI
law. In the area of Social Security disability law, he has found a means
to provide legal services to individuals who have been wrongly denied benefits.
In addition, Maitland focuses a great portion of his practice handling
cases involving VA Benefit claims. Because he is dedicated to ensuring
our nation’s veterans obtain the benefits they are entitled to receive,
he works diligently to build only the strongest cases on behalf of his
clients. Over the years, he has handled a countless number of these types
of cases involving individuals who have received denial letters. As a
result, he has successfully helped numerous clients navigate through the
Maitland is also a member of several legal organizations including the
Michigan Association for Justice, formerly known as the Michigan Trial
Lawyers Association. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's
Social Security Section and has been elected by its members to serve on
its council the last three years. He has also spoken at several seminars
about disability law.
Active in our local community, Maitland is a Knight of Columbus, an active
member of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Northville, and volunteers for
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He is also a trained Community Emergency
Response Team member and volunteers with his family regularly at various
soup kitchens, food banks, and clothing centers.
Outside of practicing law and community involvement, Maitland enjoys spending
his time outdoors and being active. It isn't uncommon to find him
hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding,
or hunting. He tries to experience the world by traveling as often as
he can and returns with amazing photographs which cover the walls of his
office. He and his wife welcomed a son in June 2015.
Call our office to discuss your personal injury matter with Attorney Maitland.