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Shea Ann Fugate

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Shea

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Shea has been working with social Security cases since 1989 and has helped thousands of claimants receive their benefits. A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor degree in Political Science, Shea attended the St. Thomas law School in Miami, Fl, graduating with honors.

Shea is an active member of NOSSCR, the national Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.

Location

The Law Offices of Shea Fugate, P.A.
1800 Pembroke Dr
Suite 300
Orlando, FL, 32810-6376

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Posted by Katy | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Lady Rocks!
Ms. Fugate is a very well-versed attorney in her field. She comes totally prepared to fight for you. I would totally recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very kindly and polite lawyer
Highly recommended. She answered my SSDI questions quickly during our consultation and was very kind.
Posted by Martha | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ms Fugate is a bright light in the dark
What a blessing to have found Ms Fugate through AVVO. She is a truly caring attorney who has empathy and wants actual justice for her clients. Currently we have only just had a consultation but shall our needs escalate, or we have other legal matters to handle that are under her umbrella of expertise, we will certainly be retaining her. She was so generous with her time, knowledge and advice regarding our issues with SSI. This is an attorney with heart and you will be very lucky to have her on your side. Look no further, this is your champion.
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Posted by James | November 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Effective and gets Results!
Shea Fugate represented me in my appeal to Social Security Appeals Administrative Judge of Florida. All I can say is that if you need a great lawyer to help you through the process, there’s none better.
Posted by Marlene | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A beacon of light in the foggy social security process
I was VERY nervous to hire an attorney for my SSD claim. I was denied on my first application. Shea immediately makes you feel comfortable and explains anything that isn’t clear patiently and politely. You always feel your call is welcome to her office, even if you’re just wondering about the process. She is very knowledgeable about Social Security disability law. Before I hired Shea, the Social Security process felt like a tumultuous gray foggy sea and Shea just shines a light straight through it. She’s very prompt with communication and very professional. My case was found fully favorable by the administrative law judge thanks to her help. I would emphatically recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Elia | May 13, 2019
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Ms. Shea Fugate - Fantastic lawyer
We were recommended to Ms. Shea Fugate by our physician. When we contacted Ms. Fugate, we had no idea what to expect and what needed to be done for the social security process. So, when my husband and I met with Ms. Shea Fugate, she made us feel comfortable, answer all of our questions patiently and guided us through every step of the way with ease. We were very fortunate to have been recommend to Ms. Shea Fugate and we highly recommend her to anyone who needs a top notch social security attorney and great supporting staff. Thank you again Ms. Fugate for the great work that you did for us.
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Posted by Char | December 20, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Attorney Shea Fugate’s calming demeanor and professional approach throughout the required process, called Social Security Disibility, resulted in an awarded judgment. Her experience was obvious and her timelines were precise. I highly recommend her.
Posted by pia lyons | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
When in need call SHEA
If you need a SSI disability lawyer, Shea is the one you need contact, my case was turned down twice, fearing I would not be heard Shea took my case and thanks to her I was approved. She was there for me for all my needs and stood by me through I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH, if you need some one to help you look no further.
Posted by Anthony | August 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who knows the law! Shea is compasionate and will fight for you!
My brother referred me to Shea because she was able to assist him with his disability. I was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2014, after a few surgeries I tried to go back to work after 5 months. I was unable to continue working and was out of work for another 13 months. During this time Shea filled for social security disability. I was denied twice and we appealed and waited on a hearing. While waiting on a hearing I had my 5th surgery and my arm was healing well. My current employer asked if I would like to return to work in a different position. I consulted Shea, she said try it and if it doesn't work out we continue for disability, if it does we try for the period I was out of work (13 months). At the hearing Shea stated to the judge that I was originally out for 5 months, tried to go back to work and couldn't, then went back after 13 months. Well the judge granted the 5 months, and the 13 months. Shea knows the law well, she really someone I trusted, I felt comfortable talking to her. I have already recommend Shea to a few people at work. This is a long process, stay with it, your in capable hands!
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Posted by Josie | July 15, 2018
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Cream of the Crop Attorney
I was referred to Ms. Fugate from another lawyer after I was denied for disability at the hearing level. I had a different lawyer up till that point but he clearly was no good. Shae took one look at my denial letter and found plenty of issues. She took my case and we moved forward together to the Appeals Council. She did such a great job on my appeal request that my case was remanded back for a second hearing. I was a nervous wreck but Ms. Fugate was always there to calm me down and answer questions. The day of the hearing Ms. Fugate was perfectly prepared, professional and confident enough for the both of us. She did an amazing job walking me through the hearing and got me approved. I highly recommend Ms. Fugate to anyone looking for a disability lawyer. She is hard working, caring and REALLY knows her stuff.
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Posted by Elizabeth Guerra | July 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional
Shea Fugate took my Social Security Disability case from another lawyer and after 4 years of waiting she helped me win my case. She took the time to explain the entire process. Thanks Shea for all your help in getting my Social Security Disability and God bless you and your assistant always.
Posted by Toby | March 21, 2018
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Social Security Disability Attorney Recommendation
Having been denied twice for my social security disability benefits and going through two different attorneys who were of no help to me, I was referred to Shea Fugate from an attorney who had lost my case and said if anyone could win the benefits for you it would be Ms. Fugate. What a difference this has made in me finally achieving my ultimate goal to be approved for my disability benefits starting next month. She was positive from day one that this goal would be met and she used her skills, her knowledge and her time to reach this agreement. She shows dedication, professionalism and always makes you feel she cares and is working and keeping you informed as each step of the process is met. I would recommend her to anyone seeking social security benefits because she accomplished what the other two attorneys were unable to do. She works hard for her clients and makes them feel like she cares and is not just in it for the money. Thank you so much Ms. Fugate.
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Posted by Janet | March 19, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I was in need of an Attorney to handle my disability claim and Shea Fugate was to right person for the job. She is amazing at taking control and working extremely hard for her clients. She met with me and explained what I could expect when going before the Judge, which was very helpful. She is professional and caring and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent Attorney.
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Posted by Cookie | March 16, 2018
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Professional and compassionate!!!
Hiring an attorney while dealing with a debilitating health issue was not what I would have chosen to do at a bad time in my life. With all the red tape with workers comp and long term disability and them forcing me to file for social security disability, I contacted Shea Fugate's office for help. I was treated with compassion and professionalism by Shea and her assistant from my first call to her office. I was kept updated on my case from day 1 all the way through to resolution. I have recommended Shea to others and their experiences were the same as mine. Shea is passionate about helping people like me, and went above and beyond my expectations! I highly recommend Shea Fugate!
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Posted by catherine | March 16, 2018
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one of the best
i have had 3 other social security attorneys. then I was referred to Ms Fugate. Best lawyer ever, caring and informative on my case. Social security prolongs their decision and doesn't even look at your paper work for 18 to 24 months. she stayed on top of it for me. I am so glad I hired her. No I don't have an answer yet from Social security but I feel relieved that I chose such a professional good caring lawyer.
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Posted by Peggy | December 21, 2013
Shea Fugate. A lawyer who cares.
Shea Fugate is the lawyer everyone dealing with a disability claim needs to meet. Social Security does not seem to feel a need to inform people like me that there is a level available after your appeal has been denied. I was fortunate enough to have been persuaded to call an attorney who was running an ad on TV for his disability claims. He handled claims that were denied. I called and spoke with him for a very few minutes when he said he could not help me but knew who could and gave me Ms. Fugates number. I spoke with her on the phone and went to see her. She looked at the paperwork she had me bring and almost immediately asked me to wait while she went to check a few things. A lot of the info used to deny my claim, at all levels, was apparently wrong. I had said that there were things on my claim that weren't mine, but no one seemed to care. Ms. Fugate did care. She took on my claim at a Federal level and I was finally approved....back to the original filing. She is not in it for the money as she cannot charge the fees her time is worth. She is in it to help people. She cares and is a sincere lady. I would recommend Shea Fugate to anyone. I feel certain that she would be the same sincere person in whatever way one may need her. She may not get rich off of "Thank yous", but I still thank her every day.
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Posted by Candy | December 19, 2013
Social Security Attorney Shea Fugate Review
When I first contacted Ms. Fugate, I had no idea what to expect but she made me feel at ease from our first conversation. She is very thorough so I provided everything she asked for and she took it from there. She also made herself available to me when I had questions or concerns. In my case, I had to go in front of a judge with my case. She was there beside me all the way. I highly recommend Shea Fugate for anyone who needs a top notch social security attorney. She is honest and straight forward, but yet personable. I have referred a few people to Ms. Fugate and she has also served them well.
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Posted by sally | August 19, 2009
social security disability
Absolutely , I can say without a doubt that I would reccomend her. She's on the job, calls you personally, does what she going to do.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hill & Ponton
  • 1989 - 1997

Education

  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • First Steps and the Search for Claim Supporting Evidence
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Overview of the Law, Operating Terms and Procedure
  • 2014

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shea is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shea is a great lawyer who possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge at all levels of the disability process. Shea is a professional who practices with fervor and passion for every client and his or her cause. I absolutely endorse Shea Fugate."
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Orlando Social Security & Disability Lawyer Shea Ann Fugate
Shea Ann Fugate
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 28 years