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Alfred Jeffrey Hilado

Workers compensation Attorney at Orlando, FL

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also known as Al Hilado


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At Hilado Law, we represent those who are injured or disabled and need help in their case because we understand just how difficult an injury or disability can be for you and your family. It has been my honor and privilege to help injured workers and those in need of social scurity disability benefits for the past 28 of my 30 year legal career.  Let me help you!  Our office is conveniently located at 1137 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804 in the College Park area of Orlando, just outside of its busy downtown.  We service all Central Florida counties  in workers' compensation claims as well as Social Security Hearing offices in Orlando, Tampa/St. Pete, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale .  Give us a call to see if we can assist.  Consultations are free.  I'm here to help.   

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Licensed for 31 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Hilado Law, PLLC
1137 Edgewater Drive
Suite 200
Orlando, FL, 32804

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Posted by Luis | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Layer/Firm
What an amazing law firm, and it starts from the top. Al Hilado is compassionate, knowledgeable and more importantly he is honest. Al and his staff doesn't treat you like a client, they treat you like a person, like family. They are so down to earth and are always available to help and answer any question, Even Al. He is not your typical attorney that speaks to you through his staff, If you ask for him he will speak to you and help you at any time. Al and his team are very knowledgeable, precise and they tell you the truth, no reading between the lines. If you need an attorney The Hilado Law Firm is the best, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Hillado Law Firm......
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Posted by Albert | February 3, 2022
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I RECOMMEND THIS LAW FIRM.
By Albert W. on Jan. 31, 2022 I am a very happy client of Hilado Law. They do an exceptional job. I was a little confused when I started out, but Mr. Hilado helped me tremendously, he made me feel like one of his family members. Whenever I called in, I was greeted very pleasantly by the staff, and all of my questions were answered in a very timely manner. Mr. Hilado takes the extra steps to help you understand the process, and I am very happy with the results. Some of my friends told me it took many years for them to finally get Social Security disability. I tried to go about it myself and I was quickly denied. But after I retained the Hilado law firm I started receiving my Social Security Disability payments in less than a year. I would recommend this law firm to anyone. Thank you Hilado Law PLCC.
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Posted by Deanna | January 19, 2021
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Fantastic law firm
Fantastic lawyer! The whole team was very helpful and supportive. The were very good At what they do. I was very at ease with them. Answered every question I had. Always kept me informed of everything that was going on. Great law firm
Posted by Janice | September 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney...
Attorney Al Hilado is a outstanding laywer he knows his law.He is very understanding he will go above and beyond to help you. I am greatful to have had him to handle my case .
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A 'Can Do' Lawyer
Alfred J Hilado (Al) is a 'can do' Lawyer. He and his team worked diligently on my case. Al was accessible, considerate, honest, knowledgeable, and personable. Al and his team were available to answer any questions I had and I was keep informed of progress, and time lines on my case. I appreciate the dedication and 'can do' work Alford (AL) Hilado put into my case.
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Posted by Larry | February 24, 2020
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Rev Larry Wayne Proffitt
Attorney Alfred Hilado is a superb intellectual disability attorney. Throughout the process in my claim Alfred showed knowledge based on education, wisdom, experience, common sense along with a proactive attitude one of respect and care. He is a man of empathy who cares about people. Regarding, SS Disability claim there wasn’t a great monetary gain, three attorneys had refused to help stating not enough financial gain. Alfred was willing to help; he will do you right and serve you well. Al will not only be your attorney but a friendly face for whatever you are facing. He will leave you with a positive attitude. By the way Al won the claim with a fully favorable order from the Judge.
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Posted by Heather H. | February 14, 2020
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Outstanding service!
I was lucky enough to have been referred to Atty Hilado. Upon meeting Al, I knew he wasn't the typical big corporate lawyer. He was down to earth, really listened to my story learned about my life and my family. He made sure that I was always kept aware of any progress on my way claim. He went the extra mile to make sure I felt like a person and not a number. Always willing to explain everything very clearly in layman's terms. The staff at Hilado Law are top notch. Melody was always very helpful and prompt on answering my questions and emails. Al Hilado and his firm make you feel like a friend and treat you with respect. I cannot say enough about my experience with this Law firm, it was so refreshing to be an actual person and not just a number. Kudos to Al and his staff on being a law firm that others should strive to mirror From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Al for your kindness, respect, understanding and expertise.
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Posted by Michael | October 17, 2019
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Proffessionalism
Al and his team were amazing. They handled my case with great care and consideration. I would recomend Al Hilado and team to anyone that needs a professional Lawyer..
Posted by Karen | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Hilado took on my very difficult disability case, and not only was he professional, diligent, knowledgeable, and accessible, but was also victorious. I am grateful beyond words for his advocacy.
Posted by Jnette D | July 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Pleasant Experience
I felt Mr. Hilado has great communication and people skills. He explained the entire process from beginning to end. We discussed his fees up front. He listened to my questions and concerns and gave immediate feedback. Mr. Hilado was very patient with me .I felt Mr. Hilado genuinely wanted to help me. I really appreciate his compassion to help people. Mr. Hilado certainly helped me. I can not thank him enough!
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Posted by Jowanna | June 13, 2019
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Excellence Beyond Measure!
Understanding the Social Security application proces is difficult and overwhelming at times. Understanding the process and how to navigate through the steps was simplified by Attorney Hilado. He was personable, honest about the process, provided options and responded to requests for assistance. Most of all he appeared genuinely concerned about my best interest and guided me to a successful result in receiving my benefits. I am grateful for all his help and highly recommend his firm.
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Posted by Steve | May 14, 2019
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Best choice you can make for workers comp counsel and representation
Al represented me in a workers comp case, I could not imagine having anyone better. From the start he handled my case in a straight forward professional manner. When issues came up he gave them prompt attention and got timely results that enabled me to get the medical help I needed. Al has the time to discuss you case, hear your concerns and give you viable options. His office staff are just as professional, courteous and dependable. He is the only referral I would give to anyone seeking legal counsel in a workers compensation matter.
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Posted by Brian | April 30, 2019
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Great Asset to Have!
I had been struggling several years with my case. After discussing this with a personal friend he recommended Mr. Hilado. After seeking out assistance from Mr. Hilado I definitely can see why he was recommended. Mr. Hilado spent quite a long time with me discussing every aspect of my case, probability of the outcome, and any other questions I had. Al was very thorough and dedicated throughout the entire process. If you would like a very well versed, hard working, straight shooter attorney on your side I definitely would recommend Mr. Hilado. Al and his staff are very dependable and willing to do everything they can to help you win your case.
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Posted by Alice | April 20, 2019
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SSI Disability Benefits
My health was declining last year after my lung surgery due to lung cancer. I applied to SSI for disability benefits but was not approved. After I was denied by Social Security I decided to hire Attorney Hilado and his staff to help me. I'm very relieved that they were able to work with me, my doctors and the Social Security office to get my application approved. Thanks to Attorney Hilado and Melody for their guidance and help. They gave me clear expectations and instructions in our initial meeting which made it an easy process. I believe this is why I was able to obtain the much needed SSI. Melody was very patient and professional throughout the process, even with the challenges of moving to your new office. I wish you the best of luck with your new company!
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Posted by Rob | March 24, 2019
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Fantastic representation
I had a heat stroke while on the job. It effected my ability to speak and communicate effectively. On top of that, I had no idea how workers comp worked being new to the state. My fiancè contacted Hidaldo Law and was impressed by Mr. Hidaldo and his assistant Melody's concern and prompt care in our situation. Upon personally meeting with Mr. Hidaldo, we were immediately put at ease by his knowledge and efficacy on comp laws as well as his compassionate demeanor. Mr. Hidaldo and Melody were always readily available to answer questions and to guide us through the maze of the worker's comp process. Eventhough my case was denied through the worker's comp insurance carrier, Mr. Hidaldo was able to help me negotiate a fair settlement to close my case. My family and I are extremely thankful that we were able to work with Hidaldo Law and consider he and his staff to be not only competant, trustworthy and caring legal professionals but also lifelong friends.
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Posted by David | March 3, 2019
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Excellent Representation
I was referred to Al through a gentleman I met in rehabilitation, after my insurance company cut off my benefits prematurely. I met with several lawyers prior to hiring Al, he was the only one who did not push me to settle during the interview. Al and Melody were both very helpful and seemed to really care about me and my situation. Al helped to get my insurance reinstated and represented me all the way through my eventual settlement, never one pressuring me to do so. I was always impressed with the way Al remembered little things that we discussed, some of it just small talk. It showed me that he was not just passing time with me, but actually listening and caring about me and my family as human beings, not just a client. I would highly recommend Hilado law to anyone in need of workers compensation representation. I will be referring any friend or relatives in need to Al.
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Posted by Terri | January 3, 2019
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Social Security Disability
If you are considering filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits, be forewarned that it may prove to be a long and arduous task. We wanted an attorney who could be both professional and personable; one who could guide us through the process with fair and honest counsel. A family law attorney recommended Mr. Hilado because of his experience with disability cases. From beginning to end, Al and his staff was there to help us understand the process and set realistic expectations. The time involved was grueling, but at the end of the tunnel, our case was won! If we had the experience to do over again, Al Hilado would be our first call!
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Posted by Shirley | December 21, 2018
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Workers Compensation
I have used other Workers Compensation Lawyers is the pass. Non of them as good as Mr. Hilado. Mr. Hilado were concern for what was best for me. Any time I had questions and concerns he was there to ensure that a understood what I did not understand and to response all my questions l had. He was never a 5 minute Lawyer. Very satisfied and have referred friends. He will be my first choice if I need a Lawyer again. GREAT LAWYER AND GREAT STAFF. ALL IS AWESOME
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Posted by Howard | December 9, 2018
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Al is the best
Al is very knowledgeable when preparing for a Social Security hearing. He and Melody will work very hard on your behalf to win you case. I interviewed numerous attorneys before deciding on Al. He is very particular in how he grooms you for the hearing. Listen to his advice.
Posted by Carla | December 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Job injury
Very Happy with everything they did for me, great communication, & great service!!! I really appreciate everything they did for me!!!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hilado Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Shareholder/Partner
  • Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre
  • 1996 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Kelaher & Wieland, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate Attorney
  • Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, PA
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Swartz v McDonald's Corportation (2001)
  • Supreme Court reversed the lower court and found claim compensable upholding the Dual Purpose Doctrine in the State of Florida.

Associations

  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers Workers' Compensation-Claimant's
  • U.S. News
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firms-Claimant's
  • U.S. News
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Orlando-Workers' Compensation
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers Workers' Compensation-Claimant's
  • U.S. News
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Workers' Compensation
  • Florida Bar
  • 1998
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Alfred
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hilado is an excellent workers compensation attorney who fights for his client's benefits and ultimately for a fair and reasonable settlement. Mr. Hilado is well respected by the Judges and his peers, and he is very ethical and professional. If you were injured on the job, I recommend you contact Mr. Hilado."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Al Hilado. He is a compassionate man who truly cares about his clients. Al is very knowledgeable in the areas of both Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al Hilado is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to his clients best interest in both social security and workers' compensation cases. He works tirelessly on his clients' behalf and is extremely honest and trustworthy. Al is one of the best attorneys I know and anyone who he represents is lucky to have such an outstanding lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al Hilado is an excellent attorney, who is patient with his clients while also serving them as a determined advocate. Al is a great workers' compensation litigation attorney. He is also a very experienced Social Security attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Hilado for close to 20 years and served with him on committees of a group dedicated to helping injured workers in Florida. I have found him very knowledgeable and compassionate and highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Al for over a decade. He is a passionate attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I have known him to loose sleep over an issue. He is dedicated and very knowledgeable."
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