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Brian J Gillette

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BRIAN GILLETTE BECAME A LAWYER BECAUSE HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE.  He's found a way with his Social Security disability practice. He explains, "My clients are often in dire straits since they aren't able to work and have lost their income. When I win benefits for them, I know I'm helping a whole family." Early in his legal career, Brian worked for personal injury law firms, where he sharpened his skills presenting a strong case for each of his clients. He realized it was Social Security disability clients he enjoyed helping the most. In 2007, he left to start the Gillette Law Group, PLLC, helping people unable to work obtain disability benefits.  Read more about Brian's work as a lawyer who concentrates his practice in Social Security in an article from the Oyster Pointer: Brian lives in Williamsburg, with offices in Williamsburg and Newport News, but he helps people throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina with Social Security disability claims. He was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Maryland, and attended law school at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. His mother was an elementary school principal and his dad worked for a firm that helped disabled people with prosthetics get the help they needed. Brian is married with four children. Brian currently volunteers his time as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Child and Family Services, Inc. based in Hampton, Virginia.


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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 90%
    17 years
  2. Administrative Law: 5%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 3%
    23 years
  4. Personal Injury: 2%
    23 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Daniel Quick

    Based on his outstanding resume and consistently thoughtful responses to questions on the Avvo forum, I believe Mr. Gillette is an excellent choice for any claimant looking for a Social Security attorney in Virginia or North Carolina. Anyone fortunate enough to retain him is in good hands.


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  • William W Housley

    I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator.


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Contact info

Gillette Law Group, PLLC

Williamsburg Office Park
1315 Jamestown Rd Suite 102
Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Gillette Law Group, PLLC

13195 Warwick Blvd, Suite 2-B
Newport News, VA, 23602



VAAuthorized to practice law199309/15/2015
DCActive 199305/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Best of Coastal Virginia Award WinnerCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Top Lawyers of Coastal VirginiaCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Scholastic Achievement and ExcellenceGolden Key National Honor Society1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyGillette Law Group, PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneyHuffman & Huffman1999 - 2007
AttorneyGreenberg & Bederman, LLP1995 - 1999
AttorneyLloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Membership Committee2015 - Present
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate FoundationBoard Member2015 - Present
Knights of Columbus, Fr. Rizer Council 6828Lecturer2015 - Present
Center for Child and Family Services, Inc.Chairman, Board of Directors2012 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Social Security SectionChair2012 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative CommitteeMember2012 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member2009 - Present
Knights of Columbus, Fr. Rizer Council 6828Advocate2008 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Disability Insurance Benefits and SSI Claim 14-00028Fully Favorable
Supplemental Security Income Benefits Claim 12-00282Fully Favorable
Disability Insurance Benefits and SSI Claim 12-00235Fully Favorable
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Maryland, College ParkFinance and MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Alliance on Mental Illness--Williamsburg Area, Support Group MeetingThe Social Security Disability Application and Appeal Process2015
Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association February 8, 2011 Membership MeetingSocial Security Disability Benefits2011