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Keith Wells

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Pensacola, FL

5.0   12 reviews

also known as V Keith Wells


Licensed for 38 years

About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

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  1. Social Security & Disability
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    Assist clients obtain social security disability or SSI benefits including children's SSI claims.

    39 years

WE DO SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS AND NOTHING ELSE. GIVE US A CALL (850) 466-1841

Keith has worked to help people win their social security disability for years. He was born in Pensacola and has had his law practice there for over 30 years. He knows how to work with the staff and Judges who decide disability claims. He will personally be involved in your case from start to finish and has represented several thousand people just like you obtain disability benefits. Talk with him at no charge before deciding what you need to do before dealing with social security.

Licensed for 38 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Keith

V. Keith Wells, P.A.
Keith Wells
348 Miracle Strip PKWY
STE 11
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
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Posted by Carol | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability
After fussing with Social Security Disability for over a year, I turned my claim over to Keith who came to me by referral. I was so sick at the time. Keith took my file & did whatever magic he held & I don't believe he asked me for any other information. After resubmitting my claim, we got a video hearing with a judge who approved my permanent disability. Keith was so easy to talk to & was more than willing to listen & help. The entire process did take quite some time but it was so worth it in the end. On top of being sick, I no longer had to deal with the stress. I'd recommend Keith in a heart beat!
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Posted by John Gates | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John
After my first attorney stopped practicing law in the middle of my case,MR.Wells took my case and done an excellent job. He had to go back and get all of my medical records and doctors statements in a short amount of time,due to the fact my first attorney didn't do anything. He was able to get it done and got me approved. Then about three years later social security decided i know longer needed my benefits,even though nothing had changed with my condition. Mr. Wells was able to successfully apeal that decision. He definitely knows how to handle social security and there tricks to prolong your case.
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Posted by judi | March 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
great team
Mr. Wells and Chrystin are very helpful and knowledgable at what they do, with Social Security Disability cases. They explained everything and gave me confidence before my hearing, which put me at ease. They were very patient with some last minute records. Thanks to them, I will now have income. Highly recommend. Judi
Posted by Rene | January 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Social Security Disability Attorney!!
After my first attempt at filing for SSD and being denied, I contacted Mr. Keith Wells and his assistant Crystin. They both were awesome in guiding me through the initial appeals process as well as through the request for hearing process. Any questions I had were answered in terms I could understand. After almost two years, Mr. Wells won my disability claim! I highly recommend Mr. Wells and Crystin if you are trying to make a SSD or SSI claim. They are the best!! Thank you for all the help and guidance.
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Posted by Sharon | June 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Disability
After years of trying to get approved for disability and was very unsuccessful. I was referred to Mr. Well by a former client. Mr. Wells & Crystin were very professional, friendly, eager to help & to go above and beyond to help with any questions, other services, that I might have needed, etc. this was done I’m a timely manner, & was able to receive a favorable decision . I would definitely recommend this attorney office to someone seeking help. Outstanding job done.
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Posted by James | April 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Successful SSI Disability Claim
I contacted Mr Wells office and spoke with his assistant Crystin in anticipitation of hiring this firm if my disability claim was denied. Crystin is very knowledgable explaining the application process and what to expect. With her direction, the process was easy, and was always there for me for any questions I had. Mr Wells also contacted me ready to assist in any way. With their knowlege and expert consultation, my claim went through without any complications. I highly recommend contacting them for your SS disability claim.
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Posted by Franklin | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social security
I was referred to Mr. Wells by a friend. It was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. Mr. Wells and and his staff were great to keep me informed and up to date during my claim. Truly a professional and caring firm when it came to my situation/case. I would highly recommend Mr. Wells and his staff if you are looking for an informative, family oriented firm when it comes to your disability claim.
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Posted by Anthony | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Social Security Disability Attorney At-Law
I will never forget the the first day I meet Mr.Keith Wells. I was treated as if I knew Mr. Wells for a life time. I had no idea what Social Security Disability entitlements were or what was to be granted. I was in great pain and new I could never work again. My Family and I thank You! Forever. Your Advice, Reputation,Expert Professionalism proceeds you! The final decision from SSD was 100% favorable. God Bless You and Your Family.
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Posted by Candy | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney!!!
Look no further for an Attorney! Mr.Wells say down with me and listened to me and what I had been doing on my own trying to get SSI. He explained the entire process to me, what I can expect and about how long it will take. He was SPOT ON !! I had been denied a few times for SSI disability before I contacted him, and he was able to get me a hearing in the time he said it would take. He explained to me why it takes so long to get a hearing. I never felt rushed while talking with him. He took the time to listen to me, and gave me the best advice.I highly recommend Mr. Wells if you are looking for a Disability Attorney. He and Kirstin returned my calls and answered my questions even after hours! Mr.Wells called me back a few times after hours to help me. When his office was closed Kirstin offered to meet with me and open the office just to make copies so Mr. Wells could have them on his desk the following day! I couldn't believe she would do that for me! She gave me her personal phone number, so if I had any questions she could help with she would talk to me anytime. Like I said at the beginning. If you need an Attorney please call Mr. Keith Wells. He won my case for me, answered all my questions, and went above and beyond his office hours to meet with me. I recommend him HIGHLY to anyone!
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Posted by Skyler | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend For Disability Cases
We personally tried to obtain disability benefits for two years without success, so we reached out to Keith Wells and he handled everything. We were successful because of him, and he was very professional and thorough with our case. For disability cases I highly recommend him and was beyond happy with how he took the case.
Posted by Helene | October 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helene's Denials Removed
Mr. Wells came thru for Me. Instructed us to gather all medical history and records and reviewed them with us. He presented our case to the Judge and we won a favorable decision. Thank you He is a God Send
Posted by Cary | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Responsive Attorney
I applied for Social Security Benefits and was denied. Mr. Wells and his staff were very competent, efficient, and responsive. I won my case. Mr. Wells was with me every step of the way. He explained all aspects of my case in layman's terms that I could understand. I am very thankful he was my attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • V. Keith Wells, P.A.
  • 1991 - 2015
  • Vice President
  • Kimmel & Wells, P.A.
  • 1984 - 1991

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Troy University (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Associations

  • City of Pensacola Personnel Board
  • Hearing Officer
  • 2021 - Present
  • Escambia County Merit System Protection Board
  • Hearing Officer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pensacola Sports Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified mediator
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Pensacola Civil Service Board
  • Hearing Officer
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Florida Courts
  • Certified Mediator
  • 1994 - 2004
  • Escambia County Civil Service Board
  • Hearing Officer
  • 1993 - 2007
  • Olive Baptist Church
  • legal counsel
  • 1993 - 2021
  • Pensacola Sports Association
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Leadership Pensacola
  • Executive Committee
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Leadership Pensacola
  • Executive Committee
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Leadership Pensacola
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Pensacola Sports Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Pensacola Sertoma
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Cantonment Rotary Club
  • Secretary
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Pensacola State College
  • Adjunct Professor for Paralegal Program
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Cantonment Rotary Club
  • 1984 - 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • A+ lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • A+ lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • A+ lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Hall of Fame
  • Pensacola Sports Association
  • 2013
  • A+ Lawyer
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Cantonment Rotary Club
  • 1988
  • Gold Key Governor - Southeast Region
  • American Bar Association
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Procedural changes at the hearing level
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • Practice tips for disability claims
  • Moderator
  • 2014
  • Guardianship Certification
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2013
  • Guardianship Certification
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2012
  • Law Studies
  • Ethical Considerations of being a Lawyer
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Keith
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is the best social security lawyer in northwest Florida. He has decades of experience and a track record of success. He is also a caring person who goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly endorse Mr. Wells."
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