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Robert was born and raised in Dade City,
Florida, where he attended Pasco High School and graduated with honors.
At a young age, he learned the value of hard work while growing up the
son of a farmer. Through long hours of working cattle and harvesting
citrus he developed a strong work ethic and the desire to help others.
After high school, Robert worked in the Dade City area while attending
Pasco Hernando Community College where he graduated with Honors. While
at PHCC, he served as president of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor
society. He then attended the University of South Florida and St. Leo
University, graduating with Honors and earning his Bachelors Degree in
Management.


After college, and prior to attending law school, Robert worked in
banking, retail management, and insurance sales.  Robert then attended Stetson University College of Law in
Gulfport, Florida, where he was actively involved with campus
activities. He was a member of the Moot Court Board; Justice for Phi
Alpha Delta; placed third in the Opening Statement Competition; and won
the Freshman Closing Argument Competition. During his time at Stetson
he also worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Lynn Tepper;
participated in a law practicum with the West Coast Regional Water
Supply; and served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the
State Attorney where he participated in the prosecution of criminal
cases. In 1999, Robert graduated from Stetson, Cum Laude, with a Juris
Doctorate. After graduation, Robert worked as an associate at Newman,
LeVine and Metzler, P.A. in Tampa, where he represented local and
national companies. In 2002, Robert
combined his past business experience and his legal experience and
opened a solo practice in Zephyrhills. In November 2003, he partnered
with Marcie L. Baker to form the firm of Alston & Baker, P.A

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Social Security: 90%
    15 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    15 years, 250 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leo David Gomez

    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.

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  • Dennis Alan Palso

    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.

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Contact info

36739 State Road 52
Suite 206
Dade City, FL, 33525

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
1st Place Freshman Closing Argument CompetitionStetson University College of Law, Trial Advocacy Society1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Disability Law Firm, P.A.2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPasco Hernando State College2014 - 2014
Partner/OwnerAlston & Baker, P.A.2002 - 2012
Associate AttorneyNewman, LeVIne, & Metzler, P.A.1999 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesMember2009 - Present
Florida BarMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ginsberg v. ChemmedReversed and remanded with directions
U.S. Security Assoc. and Gallagher Bassett Services v. VinesPer Curiam Affirmed
Ginsberg v. Chemmed IIPer Curiam Affirmed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Alston & Baker, P.A. BlogThe Basics of PIP2010
Alston & Baker, P.A. BlogSSDI Claims Up During Economic Downturn2010
Alston & Baker, P.A. BlogDifferences Between SSDI and SSI2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Saint Leo CollegeManagementOther - Bachelors1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meeting of school social workersSocial Security Disablity for Children2011
Compassionate AllowancesSSDI and Compassionate Allowances2011