Posted by a client
When I was researching applying for a disability retirement there were a lot of lawyers advertising their services in that regard, but Robert is one of the few who don't operate on a contingency fee basis. I was somewhat concerned about, but after checking with 2 contingency fee based attorneys I found that in the end their fee was 2 or 3 times Robert's. Not only that, after speaking to all of them I found Robert the most confident in his ability to achieve a positive outcome. Turns out Robert is well worth his fee. My disability application was approved the first time out. Additionally, I think mine was somewhat more difficult than most as I applied "after I retired". I can't say enough about Robert in regard to his handling my disability retirement application. I would recommend him to friend and family.
Posted by a Employee Benefits client
I can honestly say that hiring Robert Mcgill to handle my FERS disability retirement was the smartest move I have ever made in my life. I did as much research as possible beforehand, but still, it was really daunting at first and a leap of faith to hire someone that you've never met in person, but Robert provided a list of references all over the country and I called and spoke at length with several of them- which really put my mind at ease. I don't have enough words of praise for Mr. McGill. He was incredibly responsive- always returning calls promptly and keeping me informed throughout the whole process- but most importantly, he is an *expert* at what he does. He gets the job done and delivers RESULTS. I have no doubt that it is only because of him that I received my FERS disability retirement, and it's completely changed my life. Don't hesitate for a second. There is none better than Robert Mcgill!
Posted by a Administrative Law client
It took me a while to get all the required medical documents together, but I got approved in the very first try. My own family doctor was hesitant about giving me disability for my back injury. He believed that I should get a disectomy (herniated disc surgery) so I could get back to work. My psychiatrist absolutely refused to even fill any kind of forms that had to do with disability retirement -- a receptionist in his office told me that Dr. Jones doesn’t fill these forms because that encourages people not to work (however with fers disability retirement I can and I currently work without any penalties). At the end, attorney McGill wisely persuaded my primary doctor to cooperate. McGill also explained to me that the OPM can’t require applicants to undertake a risky surgery without any warranties. In the application forms (st form 3112), he stressed the fact that my doctor had said that without that disc surgery I could not possibly go back to work and made also some sort of case-law arguments to support his legal opinion that they could not possibly force me to take a dangerous surgery that will not guarantee me to get back on my feet. So at the end, I won in the very first try.