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Robert C. Alston

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Dade City, FL

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    75%
    We handle SSDI and SSI cases from initial filing and all appeal levels. We can file your initial claim for you or handle your appeal.

    25 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    25%
    We handle all auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, including Uninsured and Underinsured claims.

    25 years, 350 cases

Robert developed a passion for helping people at a young age. His parents instilled in him the importance of taking care of family and friends, no matter the need. Robert's Dad, a WWII Vet, provided for his family working with cattle and in citrus harvesting. Working alongside of his dad, Robert learned to appreciate the value of hard work, doing a job well, and the importance of helping others.

Robert did not take the traditional path to law school. Instead, after completing his bachelor's degree, he worked for years in retail and insurance. These years gave him real life experience which helps him understand and identify his clients’ needs and solutions, whether it is a Social Security Disability case or a motor vehicle accident case. Unfortunately, it was during this time that Robert experienced first-hand the impact a chronic and debilitating illness has, not only on the person, but the entire family when his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Walking through this difficult time, Robert personally experienced the importance of having an advocate to ensure that a suffering person is not overlooked or marginalized. This, combined with his other life experiences, created a passion for helping those who cannot help themselves and needs an advocate to fight for them.

When Robert attended Stetson University College of Law, his passion for advocating and the law was evident. He participated in numerous competitions in trial and appellate work. During law school he interned with a local circuit court judge and then clerked for her. Robert also interned with a governmental agency and with the State Attorneys’ office prosecuting cases.
He graduated from law school in 1999 with his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude.

During his law career, he has represented injured workers, accident victims, and the disabled. It is this passion and desire to help those in need that has shaped the mission of his firm. Robert’s commitment to helping clients extends beyond the resolution of their case. For him, the people he helps are clients for life. To ensure that clients are treated like family, Robert has selected staff who share his vision to be a voice for those whom insurance companies and the government ignore. The vision and passion of the firm is reflected in this simple, yet powerful statement “At the heart of our firm, we are people helping people”.

 

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Location

Robert C. Alston
36739 State Road 52
Suite 206
Dade City, FL, 33525

Reviews

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Posted by Sue | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team
I would have been LOST without this team! They were very friendly and made me feel like I was the only client Mr Alston had. They were very knowledgeable of all the legal and medical issues but most of all, how you will be affected. At all times I felt they were on my side and fighting right along with me. I'm thankful for all they have done for me and will contest that they do not disappoint! Great disability lawyer and team!
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Posted by Ron | August 26, 2019
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Educational, detailed and personable come together for an elevated experience that everyone should share.
Everyone needs Robert Alston and his team on their side. It's best to have them from day one, that's what I did and I never regretted that decision. The entire staff is knowledgeable and friendly. From day one they treated me as if I was the most important person in the world and they helped educate me throughout the process so that both of us would be best prepared to handle my disability case. A lot more items factor into the disability equation than the government informs you on their site. The disability law firm kept me updated on the continuing long and tedious process of filing, waiting, rejection and hoops to jump through. They understand and educate you not only on the legal issues, but the medical issues and their affect on you and your claim. They know you by your name, not a case number. Robert Alston is a world class person and it trickles down to his staff and they all are the best of the best. If your looking for a firm to take a personal and professional representation of you and your case then this firm is for you. No need to look at any further. Robert (Bob) and his staff are the nicest and accurate people you'll ever work with anywhere. Choose what you deserve and that's the best. The disability law firm is the best.
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Response from Robert Alston August 29, 2019
Ron, It was a pleasure working with you and guiding you through the long and tedious process that is Social Security Disability. As you mentioned, it is a great help to have us on your side from day one. Being there from the beginning allows us to direct, monitor, and provide information to Social Security in a way that is the most helpful to your claim. But no matter when someone hires us, we use our time proven legal strategies to give all our clients the best chance for success. My more than 20 years of experience has taught me that combining a highly trained and skilled legal team with an informed client, creates the best outcomes. That is why our team constantly trains and shares information not only with each other but with our clients on the ever changing procedures and requirements of the disability process. This allows us to be proactive and not reactive. We understand that when someone calls us for help, they are in one of the most stressful and difficult times of their life. Being disabled takes away a person’s ability to provide for their families and they have questions to which they need answers. Unfortunately, relying on the government to educate you on how to get approved for disability is not a winning strategy. That is why when someone calls our office for help, even if it is a case we aren’t able to take, we will educate them on the process and the next steps they need to take to have the best chance of being granted disability. Thank you again Ron, for the kind words and the affirmation of the work we do. Robert
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Posted by Craig | August 8, 2019
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Disability Lawyer
Great Lawyer!!! Always answered the phone. Helped with my Disability case!! Betsy and Christy were amazing. Thanks Craig Brassard
Response from Robert Alston August 23, 2019
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure helping you and getting you the benefits you deserved.
Posted by Thomas | April 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Effective Legal Representation
You see a lot of slick television ads for lawyers that talk about aggressive tactics, high monetary awards, and large support teams. What my wife and I found in Robert Alston and his caring team at The Disability Law Firm was a quiet, small,but highly effective legal team that represented us superbly over a lengthy and complex litigation against multiple, larger legal firms and corporate agendas. From the beginning and at every step along the way of a five year odyssey, Robert and his team guided our steps, listened intently to our needs, answered all of our many questions, and pointed out all of our options so that we always felt comfortable with the legal process and confident of all decisions we needed to make. My wife and I never realized that a "simple" auto accident could have turned into such a complex and protracted battle but even when Robert recommended the addition of a special co-counsel to the team, we felt that all major decisions in the case were made transparently, explained fully, and acted on only upon our full understanding and agreement. We were provided all opportunities we needed to sit down or just communicate with the team so that we were always at the center of the litigation process; our needs, our concerns, and our expectations. Settled ultimately out of court, My wife and I felt that the litigation was resolved with the best possible outcome in a way that was fair, ethical, and extremely satisfying. If my wife and I ever have need of legal advice or representation again, there is no team we would trust more that Robert Alston and his Disability Law Firm.
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Posted by Diana | September 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Disability application
Robert and his staff provided all the info I needed to know to apply for disability and even submitted the application for me. They kept me updated during the only 5 month process. I had many questions that were always answered the same day. Thanks to their assistance, my application was approved on the first try!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Social Security
Mr. Alston was very professional an informed on my disability situation. He explained everything that I could expect at the hearing. He made me feel comfortable in a stressful situation.
Response from Robert Alston May 11, 2016
Thank you for your comments. I am glad I was able to help you during such a stressful time. Robert
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and caring
I was always afraid of lawyers and worried when i first went to talk to him. He ended up being the nicest guy, and went to court with me so prepared. We ended up winning in like ten minutes.
Response from Robert Alston May 10, 2016
Thank you very much for the kind words. It is always my goal to make my clients as comfortable as possible. Judges know which attorneys are prepared and know their client's case inside and out. Preparation places me in the best position possible to achieve a favorable result. Thanks again, Robert
Posted by Kate | April 24, 2015
Mr and Mrs Tom Matthews
We were so discouraged with the process and bureaucracy involved in filing for disability. The wearing down of an individual who is already I'll is no kind journey. Mr Alston and his Staff made this miserable time in our lives much more worth it and when it was over... We were rewarded with a shocking ingle wonderful victory!! We were and are still grateful for his expertise.
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Response from Robert Alston May 10, 2016
Any time you fight the government, you are faced with an overwhelming amount of bureaucracy. While it can be difficult, my staff and I do it every day, year in and year out. Because of this, we know what works and what doesn't work. Nothing is more satisfying than using my years of experience to help people who wouldn't' otherwise have a chance fighting the system. Thank you for putting your trust in us. Robert
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Posted by Marcia | February 7, 2011
Trustworthy,responsive,knowledgeable, kept me informed, polite,caring
Mr. Alston helped with my disability case when no one else would listen or help. He answered all my questions and was very honest with me. He was there to help me and he did.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Disability Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pasco Hernando State College
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pasco Hernando State College
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Partner/Owner
  • Alston & Baker, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Newman, LeVine, & Metzler, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2002
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 1998
  • Saint Leo College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, With Honors
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. Security Assoc. and Gallagher Bassett Services v. Vines
  • Per Curiam Affirmed
  • Ginsberg v. Chemmed II
  • Per Curiam Affirmed
  • Ginsberg v. Chemmed
  • Reversed and remanded with directions

Associations

  • National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • 1st Place Freshman Closing Argument Competition
  • Stetson University College of Law, Trial Advocacy Society
  • 1996

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly meeting of school social workers
  • Social Security Disablity for Children
  • 2011
  • Compassionate Allowances
  • SSDI and Compassionate Allowances
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (20)
Endorse Robert
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Robert for well over 20 years. I've found him to be one of the most ethical, versatile, industrious, and effective attorneys I've ever known. He really cares about all his clients and goes "the extra mile" for each and every one of them. I enthusiastically recommend Robert to anyone in need of a terrific, uniquely qualified attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Alston for years. He is a highly ethical and compassionate lawyer who cares about doing the best job he can for his clients and can explain the complexities of the Social Security system to them in a way that they can understand."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Mr. Alston based on his experience and expertise handling Social Security Disability cases."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an outstanding attorney and a great person."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alston is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert Alston is a talented and well respected social security attorney who I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer who really cares about his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides quality answers to Avvo community and very knowledgable"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Robert and know him to be an excellent attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Robert. He is a great role model for less-experienced attorneys. He abides by the highest moral and ethical standards. He works diligently to obtain the best possible results for his clients. Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the legal field."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I went to law school with Mr. Alston, and have had cases against him. He is a hard worker, an ethical lawyer and a talented advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard worker. Keeps up with the law. Smart, Fearless and aggressive."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His AVVO answers demonstrate a superior knowledge of complex legal issues."
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