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Derek S Cervoni

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Falls Church, VA

5.0   93 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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    If you are disabled from performing substantial employment, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.Contact our office today for a FREE consultation. We will evaluate your case and inform you of your eligibility. We handle claims in all 50 states. Having an experienced Social Security Disability attorney on your side can make a big difference in your case.

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ATTORNEY WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Social Security disability attorney with over 20 years of advocacy experience. Derek S. Cervoni is an attorney who graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Cervoni enjoys helping people, and is a trusted advocate. The hallmark of Mr. Cervoni’s practice is customer service. He personally works with his clients to apply for benefits, communicates with their treating physicians to obtain medical evidence, and extensively reviews and submits relevant materials to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to achieve the best possible outcome. Mr. Cervoni has assisted hundreds of clients with mental and physical disabilities at all stages of the Social Security disability application process. He files the initial application and handles the appeals. He advocates for his clients at in-person hearings before the ALJ, presenting both written evidence and oral testimony. Mr. Cervoni has the ability to simplify a complicated process and make applying for benefits easier and less stressful for the clients he serves.

It is important to note that Mr. Cervoni does not receive a legal fee, unless the client is approved for benefits.

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Licensed for 25 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/13/2017
State NJ
Status Resigned
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/04/2022

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

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Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC
200 Little Falls Street
Suite 507
Falls Church, VA, 22046

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
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SSDI application
Derek and his team were highly motivated and professional. They kept me informed throughout the process and guided me through every aspect. They were successful and through their efforts won my case. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Amir | October 14, 2022
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Blessed client!
Not enough words to explain how blessed I am to have found this firm and what they have done to turn my life around for the better! The expertise the professionalism the downright respect and concern for you these people are doing what they do because they genuinely care! Thank you CDL for giving me my life back by winning my disability case! Blessed you and yours Mr Cervoni!
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Posted by Tanner | October 14, 2022
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Highly recommended
Mr. Cervoni and his staff were very kind from the very first call. They clearly care about each client. They took their time to explain the process and kept us update the entire time. I can’t speak highly enough about him. I would recommend Mr. Cervoni to anyone.
Posted by Tida L | August 18, 2022
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Highly recommended attorney
I can not thank Mr. Cervoni enough for helping me with a very difficult process. He guided me through the entire process and make sure that I understood everything. He is very helpful and the best attorney I have ever worked with. Thank you Mr. Cervoni for all you have done for me.
Posted by Richard | July 7, 2022
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Best SSD Lawyer
Derek, was a lawyer who was attentive, hardworking, listened, understood, supported and was very responsive. Derek’s ability to decipher and work diligently in the background to win my case is someone I would recommend to family, colleagues and friends. Derek, has the ability to deliver results and I am grateful to him and his team for there hard work and dedication.
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Posted by Michael R. | May 3, 2022
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Best Ever
I can’t say enough about Cervoni Disability Law PLLC. Absolutely wonderful service. 5 Stars from me. The whole process was excellently executed. I provided medical records and they did the rest. Mr. Cervoni and associates clearly communicated the whole process and procedures. In addition, they keep you updated with any changes. Cervoni Disability law are trustworthy, reliable, dependable, and committed to providing the best possible outcome. I have the utmost trust and confidence with Cervoni Disability Law and was very pleased with the results that I got and would recommend Cervoni Disability Law to anyone looking to manage their disability case.
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Posted by Theresa | March 22, 2022
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Great experience!
Mr. Cervoni and his law firm helped my mother win her case on the first try! He is very knowledgeable and professional. I always got a response to all my questions in a timely manner from him and his staff. He worked with us from the very beginning and helped us every step of the way. 100% recommend!!!
Posted by Karen | March 22, 2022
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Responsive and professional
I was very nervous about the whole SSDI process. But with my neurological condition, it was a necessity. Mr. Cervoni and his team were very professional, understanding, and knew just what to do. They helped me every step of the way, keeping me on track with what I was supposed to do or paperwork to fill out or find. It is due to them that I received my SSDI award this month! It still took about six months… we’re still running on SSA time. But Mr. Cervoni and his team helped me. I never could have done this on my own.
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Posted by Syrenia | March 3, 2022
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Wonderful experience
I had nothing but a wonderful experience from the moment I contacted Mr Cervoni’s office. From the initial intake person up to talking to Mr Cervoni. If I had any questions I sent a e-mail or requested a phone call and I always received a quick response. I had an issue getting some of the requested information and his office was very understanding. Even after my case was closed I had questions and as usual his office answered all of my questions. I will make sure to pass his information along to anyone in need of assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Cervoni and his staff helped me through my appeal, reconsideration and my hearing. Mr. Cervoni and his staff were excellent they knew exactly what records and documents were needed to present at my hearing. They gathered and compiled all the necessary documents and records for my hearing. Mr. Cervoni always kept me updated on what was going on and was always available and would respond quickly by either phone or email to any questions or concerns I had throughout the process. Mr. Cervoni prepared me for my hearing and knew exactly what evidence to present as well as what questions to ask to both myself and the vocational expert. Due to this Mr. Cervoni and his staff we were able to get a fully favorable decision at my hearing. I am so grateful for both Mr. Cervoni and his staff, especially Mrs. Clarke and Mr. Camper-Barry for all of their help. I cannot thank you enough. If you are looking for professional, dedicated and knowledgeable representation through the SSDI process I would strongly recommend Mr. Cervoni.
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Posted by S.M. | December 15, 2021
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VERY HAPPY CLIENT
After the second denial of my Social Security disability claim (the initial and the redetermination) I thought I would never get approved, but Mr. Cervoni believed in my case and we went for the hearing. He knows the system and told me what to expect during the hearing and he was absolutely right. Mr. Cervoni won my case.
Posted by Pat | November 10, 2021
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Social Security Disability Claim
Mr. Cervoni and everyone on his staff were wonderful. I am so happy I used this firm. All my questions were answered quickly and my paperwork was submitted in a timely manner. I did not have to go into his office to complete my claim. Do not hesitate to contact his office. The website was very well done also.
Posted by Frank | September 2, 2021
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SSDI Approved!
Awesome litigator! I thought navigating and applying for SSDI would be similar to that of the VA benefits. It was not. Although 100% P&T, I was denied initial SSDI benefits. I researched Mr. Cervoni’s record and contacted his office. His staff was pleasant and very helpful right out the gate. He accepted my case. I didn’t look back; however, I was amazed at how swift and un-stressful my hearing was. After months of waiting, my case was over in less than 20 minutes. Mr. Cervoni was prepared to the point the SSA expert witnesses had no rebuttals. Would I recommend Mr. Cervoni? Yes, without hesitation. However, I would also recommend you as the client to help yourself out in advance by seeing the doctor(s), start gathering your medical records, and research all disabilities being claimed.
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Posted by Desiree | July 1, 2021
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Experience with Mr. Cervoni
I was referred to Mr, Cervoni when filing my claim for disability. I was not disappointed and was so thankful to his staff and him for helping guide me through the process. All of my inquiries were responded to timely, he explained the process to me in terms I could understand and ultimately represented me before my appeal before the judge. He was extremely knowledgeable and treated me with respect during the entire process.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 1, 2021
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My SSA disability appeal
I could not be happier with Mr. Cervoni’s work on my case. I hired him after my denial knowing I needed an expert. He managed the case very well and was always responsive to my questions. Clearly he has expertise and experience that was invaluable to me. The case has been successfully completed. I would be delighted to recommend him to anyone needing help with their claim.
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Posted by Dominic | June 11, 2021
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Highly Recommend
I hired Derek's firm to help me through a disability claim. I don't have a lot of experiences with lawyers and Derek was recommended to me by a friend. His firm made the process easy for me, handling much of the heavy lifting. When my court hearing came, arguably the most stressful and daunting portion of the process, Derek walked me though my testimony, making me feel comfortable to tell my story. Things went well and my claim was ultimately successful, thanks to Derek's advocacy on my behalf. I highly recommend his services. Plus, he's a nice guy.
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Posted by Craig | March 30, 2021
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What a Life Saver and the Very Best Disability Attorney in the DMV!
As someone who was indigent and homeless at this time one year ago and with several co-occurring medical conditions, I was experiencing multiple challenges around this time last year. Several law practices were not able to take on new cases given the size of their caseloads or their preference for taking a case only on appeal. However, with the Cervoni law practice, he was able and willing to take my case from the time of the initial filing without all of the prerequisites being demanded from other law practices. My case was favorably decided in less than four months. Furthermore, after having been ostracized from the county of my childhood, I was then able to get housed in a more sympathetic county along with now having income to support myself all thanks to the professional case review and support which I was able to receive from Mr. Cervoni during the most difficult times of my life. Moreover, the fact that Mr. Cervoni was familiar with many of my clinicians, practitioners, and facilities where I received care, all of that just made for a very smooth and harmonious user experience. Finally, Derek's familiarity with the local DDS and their local SSA offices made for an even smoother process which I would have never been able to navigate by myself. I consequently recommend Mr. Cervoni as the best disability attorney whom one can work with on any given appropriate and suitable disability claim. And I do look forward to working with him again in the future should that very need arise.
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Posted by Bob | March 29, 2021
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Successful outcome for SSDI
Derek ably handled our daughter's SSDI application all the way to a hearing before a judge. Thanks to his experience, expertise and persistence, she received full benefits. It helped to have someone who had experience appearing before this judge.
Posted by Kim | March 17, 2021
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Disability Lawyer A+
After my 1st denial, my Mr. Cervoni accepted my case and worked with me very patiently and professionally answering all my emails and calls. Many times he followed up a voice mail with an email. The SSDI process is long and tedious, I would suggest you contact him prior to submitting your initial application. Thank you Mr. Cervoni for always hearing me out when I needed to vent and for making sure I had a successful outcome.
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Posted by Ramona | February 28, 2021
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Ms Mo
Through out the whole process, when in doubt Derek always made me feel he is fighting for me. He is a 10 in my book!
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principal
  • Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Doherty, Cella & Keane, LLP
  • 1998 - 2014

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Georgetown University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Social Security disability hearing
  • Award
  • Social Security disability hearing
  • Award

Associations

  • Arlington County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tysons Corner Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Arc of Northern Virginia First Fridays Futures Planning
  • Social Security disability and SSI benefits
  • 2017
  • Arc of Northern Virginia Transition Series
  • Social Security disability and SSI benefits
  • 2017
  • INOVA Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
  • Social Security disability benefits
  • 2014
  • INOVA Diabetes Clinic
  • Social Security disability benefits
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is knowledgeable and articulate about disability benefits. But he is also friendly and easy to talk to. I recommend him to lawyers and clients alike."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is one of the top Social Security Disability lawyers in Northern Virginia. He is experienced, highly knowledgeable and well-respected in the field. Add to that his committed and caring personality and you've got one outstanding advocate!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Derek. I had a few questions regarding a family member's case and he extended his hand and assisted me with it. His advice was accurate and effective. I would trust him with any client who has a SSA issue. You can trust anything he says about the topic."
Administrative law Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek Cervoni is a top notch attorney who is very knowledgeable on the intricacies of Disability Law. He brings a very compassionate enthusiasm as he advocates for his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can heartily endorse Derek Cervoni. He is dedicated to helping his clients, and he has the extensive experience needed to give them the highest level of service. If you find yourself disabled, and you want a tireless advocate to handle the entire maze of Social Security Administration paperwork for you, you cannot find a better attorney than Derek to have in your corner."
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Falls Church Social Security & Disability Lawyer Derek S Cervoni
Derek S Cervoni
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Falls Church, VA
Licensed for 25 years