I worked as a legal aid lawyer for 17 years. I developed expertise in Social... more
I worked as a legal aid lawyer for 17 years. I developed expertise in Social Security Disability and Virginia Workers Compensation. I began to lecture on these areas to bar groups and client groups. I then decided to go into private practice focusing on these two areas. In 1999, Richmond Magazine recognized me as one of the best Workers Compensation lawyers in Central Virginia. In 2003 Martinda... view profile
BRIAN GILLETTE BECAME A LAWYER BECAUSE HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE. He's found a way... more
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 h... view profile
I am a founding member of Republic Disability. Prior to attending law school I... more
I am a founding member of Republic Disability. Prior to attending law school I worked as a consultant for Capital One in network enterprise administration. I have handled hundreds of Social Security Disability hearings before Administrative Law Judges. In addition to my work in Virginia courts, I am a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and many Social Security Disability organizations.
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law,... more
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for the past 20 years. In January 2010, after being a solo practitioner for 16 years, Sheri joined the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack as “Of Counsel” where she continues to represent clients in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland in their Social S... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.