Social Security Disability
AMBER R. MCCULLOUGH
Amber graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010, with her BA majoring in Sociology of Law, Criminology, & Deviance and minoring in Joint Military Science Leadership. Amber served in the Army for 10 years advancing from Private First Class to Captain. Amber’s military ambitions were fueled with a passion for taking care of and advocating for service members leading her to pursue and attain her branch specialty in Human Resource Management where she began as a Casualty Team Liaison Platoon Leader before serving as a Battalion Command Staff Officer in Charge of Human Resource Management.
Amber’s tenure as an Army Officer has equipped her with invaluable leadership skills and a disciplined approach to complex challenges. Navigating diverse and dynamic situations, she has cultivated her ability to make informed decisions under pressure, lead teams through adversity, and effectively communicate with individuals from all walks of life. Since leaving the Army, Amber has begun volunteering for the Civil Air Patrol to extend her leadership experience for search and rescue efforts, junior cadet mentorship, and pursue her love of flying.
Amber graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2014. Amber was awarded the Minnesota Justice Foundation Academic Recognition for volunteering over 700 hours providing free legal services for under-represented clients throughout her studies as a law student. Amber’s commitment to excellence coincides with her commitment to service. During and after law school, Amber has consistently provided low bono or pro bono services for domestic violence victims, for homeless and at-risk veterans, and advocacy for complex care patients and caregivers. Amber is also a volunteer at the Gillette Children’s Hospital Ronald McDonald House.
Amber has had the privilege of undertaking the role of primary caregiver for a disabled family member for over six years. She developed an intimate understanding of the physical, emotional, and logistical challenges that individuals with disabilities and their families encounter. This experience kindled a passion for advocating on behalf of the disability community, inspiring her to facilitate change and secure better outcomes for those who deserve unwavering support. Amber’s familiarity with the nuances of the legal landscape pertaining to disabilities, enables her to provide exceptional support to clients seeking Social Security Disability Benefits.