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Brian J Gillette

Practice areas:

Social Security, Administrative Law, Litigation, Personal Injury

About Me

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: http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/OysterPointer/sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=196510&webstoryid=19772061&webstoryid2=19772061&view=single&fh=635 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

Licensed since 1992

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

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • William W Housley

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

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    William Housley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael John Rogers Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gillette is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend.

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    Michael Rogers Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law199303/11/2014
DCActive 199305/24/2015
MDActive199207/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

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

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Membership Committee2015 - 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
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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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJ.D.1992
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