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About me

I have focused my practice on representing Veterans who have been wrongly denied service-connected compensation by the Department of Veterans. My practice spans from filing original claims for compensation to representing veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

In addition to representing veterans directly, I present at seminars for advocates across the nation educating them on how to represent veterans before the VA to obtain service connected benefits. I serve as the Treasurer of the National Organizations of Veterans Advocates. I also have authored several several books on Veterans' service-connected benefits issues.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 90%
    9 years
  2. Social Security: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Megan Elizabeth Cain

    Matt is a fantastic attorney and I highly recommend him.


    Megan Cain Personal injury Attorney
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  • Gabriel Jacob Hermann

    Matt has years of experience representing the Disabled and is a leading authority in Veterans Disability Law. He knows what it takes to win both Veterans and Social Security Disability cases.


    Gabriel Hermann Social security Attorney
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Contact info

Hill & Ponton, P.A.

P.O Box 449
Deland, FL, 32721


DCActive 201307/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkUnited States District Court For The Middle District Of Florida, Orlando Division2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Veteran's AdvocatesMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
National Organization of Social Security Claimant RepresentativesMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
www.hillandponton.comWhat is: Ischemic Heart Disease2013
www.hillandponton.comPTSD and Veterans Affairs Compensation2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
webinarVA Compensation & Pension Exams2014
Summer webinarSetting up a VA practice2014
Pittsburgh ConferenceHandling VA Regional Office appeals2014
Introduction to VA LawVA Service Connected Ratings and Effecitve Dates2013