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Robert R. McGill

Administrative law Attorney at Walkersville, MD

5.0   264 reviews

also known as OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer, OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer


Licensed for 33 years

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I am an OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer and have been practicing Federal Disability Retirement Law for over 25+ years.

 

Federal Disability Retirement, under FERS or CSRS, is a “paper presentation” to the U.S. Officer of Personnel Management.  If it is denied twice — both at the Initial Stage of the process as well as at the Second, Reconsideration Stage — then an appeal can be filed with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. To be successful in geting disability retirement benefits at any of the 3 stages, it is important to consult with an OPM Federal Disability Retirement Lawyer to optimize your chances of success. 

 

    As an OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer, I believe that my educational background and experience makes me uniquely qualified in this field, and that is why I enjoy a high rate of success in getting my clients approved — at all three stages of the process.

 

     I charge a “flat fee” — a 1-time fee not based upon an hourly rate.  I decided years ago that I was not going to “nickle-and-dime” my clients, and that my clients were going to know up front what I charge.

 

     I earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America and graduated at the top of my class, summa cum laude. I then went on to do graduate work at the University of Virginia, and completed all course work for a Masters in Philosophy.  Thereafter, I went to Law School and graduated from the Columbus School of Law, earning my Juris Doctor Degree.

 

     My background and training in logic, analytical thought, writing technical philosophical treatises, and earning further training in the Law has prepared me to practice Administrative Law, where the majority of legal argumentation is through paper submissions and transactions.  Persuasive argumentation, logical delineation and legal analysis are the tools for a successful outcome in representing Federal and Postal workers to obtain their Federal Disability Retirement benefits.

  

     It is a passion of mine, and my clients will attest to the thoroughness of my work. 

Licensed for 33 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 07/12/2022

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Posted by Shaun | March 25, 2019
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Changed my life
Mr. McGill changed my life. Disibility retirement is a stressful process. Having Mr. McGill on my side made it less stressful. He did all the work and I was approved. I highly recommend this fine man. Shaun Postal service (retired) Nebraska
Posted by irving | March 18, 2019
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Professional, courteous, attentive and EXTREMELY knowledgable. Get's the job done.
To say that Mr. McGill's legal knowledge, especially about the inner workings of OPM and federal disability law, is considerable would be an understatement. It's exceptional. As is his professionalism and care with your case. It's a lengthy process. At least it was for me. About 1 yr and 6 mos from the moment Mr. McGill initiated paperwork between myself, my doctors and the HR dept at my agency (USCIS) to the moment I (finally) received the approval letter of benefits from OPM. I truly believe that I, nor any other lawyer, would not have been nearly as successful, without the use of a few appeals. With Mr. McGill my claim was processed and approved from the initial submission. Whenever I needed clarity on anything in the interim, I knew that I could reach out to him and that he would respond immediately with clear and succinct answers and advice. I cannot recommend his services MORE! If you decide to attain his legal help, you should go into it knowing full well that you're in good hands and that he will handle your case to the fullest. I hope this helps anyone out there searching and sitting on the fence about Mr. McGill. Don't waste anymore time and contact him immediately. The sooner you do, then the sooner you'll (most likely) retire.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2022
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Finally!
After a long Process trying to get OPM Disability by myself, only to be denied and defeated, I contacted Mr. McGill who seamlessly took on my case and I won My Government Pension. After 14 years with Department of Defense, it was finally over. Mr. McGill is very organized, to the point and Efficient. Be Patient. And Contact Mr. McGill. I could not have done this without him. Very Grateful!
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Posted by Phil | November 22, 2022
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Exceptional Federal Occupation Disability Attorney
Bottom Line Up Front: Very Professional, Super Responsive, Great Attention To Detail, Encyclopedic Type Knowledge of Federal Occupational Disability, Dedicated and Available To His Clients, Relentless, and Gets The Job Done Successfully. In January 2022, under severe health strains preventing me from working, I contacted Mr. McGill to discuss the possibility of me receiving occupational disability retirement from OPM. After that conversation and reaching out to many of his previous and very satisfied clients, I was convinced he was the person I could trust my future with. Needless to say, he was definitely the attorney for me. His relentless efforts tremendously exceeded my expectations and within 60 days, my application was at OPM for review and within another 60 days, my disability retirement was approved and final. It may sound over-dramatic, but I honestly feel like Mr. McGill saved my life. Thank you Robert, I will forever be grateful!
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Posted by Brady | November 14, 2022
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Best lawyer for Federal Disability Retirement!
To begin with, I should have hired Mr. Robert R. McGill prior to filing for Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) and saved myself a lot of time, effort, and money trying to do it on my own. This is all he does and it shows. After the initial FDR denial and then subsequent denial of reconsideration, I was faced with an appeal via the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). I started looking for attorneys specializing in FDR and found several; however, Mr. McGill was the only one who was consistently recommended, not only by former clients, but also by a few law firms. Being recommended by competitors should tell you something. Upon the initial consultation, he was honest and explained the process going forward with MSPB. He made no guarantees or promises, save one: that he would do his best. He encouraged me to perform due diligence and speak with others before making any decision. After a day or two of doing so (and reading the extensive posts regarding FDR on his website), I hired Mr. McGill to represent me with the FDR MSPB appeal process. He promptly took care of all the necessary paperwork and filings, and kept in contact throughout the process. Every time a filing was made, he called to explain what he was doing and the legal rationale for them. What I really found amazing was that he always responded to my E-mails and calls within 30 minutes or less, sometimes immediately. Also, there were no other personnel or "middle men" to go through - he does it all by himself and he does it very well. When I called, he picked up the phone, not a secretary. It's rare to call an attorney and get direct communication, but that was never the case with Mr. McGill. Admittedly, I was probably not an ideal client, but he always maintained his professionalism and optimism. In the end, OPM reversed their denial mere hours before the MSPB hearing, largely based on Mr. McGill's knowledge of the law and legal precedence establishing that FDR was warranted in my case. In the end, he kept his one promise and he did his best for me. Hiring him was the smartest choice I made throughout this entire process. He has my highest recommendation!
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Posted by PC | November 9, 2022
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PC
Mr. McGill provided superb customer service during the OpM disability process through the approval. He was very responsive and diligent highly recommend his services
Posted by Jason | November 2, 2022
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I Recommend this Expert Highly
Mr. McGill, by all accounts, is the top expert in the field of Federal Disability Retirement Law under FERS. He was very thorough and straight-forward, and his professionalism speaks for itself. I thank him for his work on my case and recommend him highly to anyone that needs this counsel!
Posted by Joe | October 31, 2022
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Robert McGill Fantastic FERS Disability Lawyer
Before hiring an attorney to handle my FERS disability case, I thoroughly researched. Everything I read regarding Mr. McGill was highly complimentary. After a phone consult, I hired him and it was the best money I’ve ever spent. He handled everything from application to appeal. The FERS disability process is incredibly complicated and requires a competent attorney. Robert McGill, in my view, is absolutely the best. My case was approved and my family now has a secure future. If someone is looking for a FERS disability lawyer, Mr. McGill is a great lawyer who truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Kevin | October 31, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Can not recommend enough! Robert pulled us through the roughest year of our lives and won our uphill batlle. We were able to reach him directly with every question we had and made this awful process much less stressful. If you need a federal retirement lawyer, this is your guy.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
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Best attorney
Mr. McGill is an excellent attorney handling my FERS disability retirement case from start to finish. I decided to retain Mr. McGill to represent my case after interviewing five different attorneys. He gave me the level of confidence that no other law firms could. If he takes your case, consider yourself blessed. Thank you Mr. McGill.
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Posted by Alexander | October 13, 2022
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Mr. McGill is the top expert in the field of Federal Disability Retirement Law under FERS.
Mr. McGill, by all accounts, is the top expert in the field of Federal Disability Retirement Law under FERS. His fee covers all 3 Stages of the process, from start to finish, wherever it goes. From the outset, he explains that OPM doesn’t automatically approve a case, no matter how strong the medical evidence, and therefore, he charges a fee which will cover all of the stages, as he says, because he “never abandons his clients, but sees the process all the way through.” That is what happened in my case, and we had to go all the way to the MSPB, where he was able to persuade the OPM representative at the 3rd Stage that they did not have a chance before the Administrative Judge at the MSPB, and had them reverse the Reconsideration denial and grant me the Disability Retirement. He is true to his word – he never abandoned me, and fought at every stage of the process. That is why he is considered the top expert in the field of Federal Disability Retirement Law under FERS.
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Posted by Christie | October 5, 2022
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Federal Employee, USDA
Mr. McGill is a silent threat. When I retained him, he worked with on a payment plan. He started to review my case and felt very strongly about it. He assured me he would be with me through Appeal if necessary with MSPB. He got a favorable decision for within 12 months. I most certainly would refer him and most definitely will be using him in the future if needed.
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Posted by Joy | September 30, 2022
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Best Decision of my LIFE!
Hiring Mr. McGill is the best decision you can make if you are considering applying for disability retirement. His knowledge of the entire process is unsurpassed and he guides you through every step of the way. I am officially retired from the FAA and I could not have done it without his help! His expertise is worth EVERY PENNY!
Posted by Jason | September 29, 2022
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Phenomenal!!!
Mr. McGill is an outstanding lawyer and was an absolute pleasure to work with. From the outset, he put me at ease. I am in federal law enforcement and was unable to continue working just shy of the required 20 years required to lock in my law enforcement pension for various mental health conditions. I thought I was screwed, but he reassured me I had a winnable case. I was considering applying on my own, and I now know that would have been a mistake. He advised me to list a condition that I didn't even think would qualify me for disability, and that was the condition for which I was ultimately approved! When I mentioned I was in financial straits after racking up legal and medical bills due to divorce and my health condition, he took the initiative to contact OPM and attempt to expedite my application. I was approved within less than 3 months of my application hitting OPM. He is worth every cent.
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Posted by Victoria | September 25, 2022
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Excellent
After reading the reviews and speaking with Robert R. McGill on the phone, I made the decision to have him represent me with OPM Disability Retirement application. Absolutely the best decision I could have made!!! I was approved...I highly recommend Robert R. McGill, Attorney At Law.
Posted by Llena | September 23, 2022
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PAINLESS!
Phenomenal outcome! I was approved for a medical retirement from the Dept of Veteran Affairs thanks to Mr. McGill's counsel. He was professional, expedient, competent and consistently followed up with me. I appreciate him more than I can express. Look no further, he's your guy.
Posted by John H | September 14, 2022
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Supervisor, US Dept of Commerce/NOAA
Robert McGill is hands-down the best in his field! He is a "known quantity" in the DC courts and an expert in disability retirement law. I did the research before hiring Robert, and I found that his competence, track record, attorney-client relationship was top-shelf. Further, I called 3 of his references, and they all confirmed my findings. Robert led (and walked beside) me through the entire process which ultimately resulted in a win on the first try. Robert was always available by personal cell or email, and always responded either by COB or the next day. Being an over-thinker, I bombarded him with a million questions, and he always stayed patient with me, answered completely, and calmed my anxious mind. From first contact to OPM approval took 5 months. Finally, Robert articulated his service fee up-front. Some say he's a bit on the high side (I think he's reasonable). Why waste time and stress on multiple attorneys or trying to do it yourself. The stakes are too high, and your return on investment is short (especially in light of collecting a monthly check for life). My dad used to tell me, if you want top-shelf liquor, you can't have beer taste and a beer budget. HIGHLY Recommend this attorney!
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Posted by Travis | August 18, 2022
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MSPB
I am completely satisfied with the work and representation of Mr. McGill. He won my case in a timely manner. My family and I thank you!
Posted by Lars | August 15, 2022
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Look No Further....
Mr. McGill's letters were to the point and matter of fact. If you read his letters, they are solid. I had a little "hick up" with my case , OPM had dropped the ball. Mr. McGill's 2nd letter was just as powerful as the first. OPM called me ASAP to apologize for their error and gave us a response in what seem like 2 weeks. So why Mr. McGill, Mr. McGill is the lawyer that challenged OPM's monetary rules in relationship to SSDI and won. Because of the favorable ruling, Federal Employees can now keep a little more of their OPM Disability check. This is the kind of lawyer I wanted representing me .
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Posted by Sv Beek | August 15, 2022
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Highly Recommend!
If you are looking to secure disability retirement through OPM, I highly recommend Mr. McGill. Do not try and navigate the system alone. He is extremely knowledgable, quickly responded to my many questions and guided me through the entire process. I could not have been successful without him. I am officially retired and could not thank Mr. McGill enough for his efforts on my behalf.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Robert R. McGill, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Catholic University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Stephenson v. OPM
  • After oral arguments, the Court sided with the Appellant and his attorney, Robert R. McGill, Esquire. OPM is now required to recalculate and reinstate full FERS Disability Retirement benefits after an Offset is terminated.

Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Information for Federal and Postal employees
  • Federal Disability Retirement under FERS
  • 2018

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Walkersville Administrative law Lawyer Robert R. McGill
Robert R. McGill
Administrative law Attorney
Walkersville, MD
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation