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Dennis Alan Palso

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   42 reviews

also known as Dennis Palso, Dennis A. Palso

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    50%
    Dennis A. Palso has represented persons claiming Social Security Disability benefits throughout West Central Florida for over 26 years. No fees or costs unless we win benefits for you. Free confidential case evaluations.

    38 years

  2. Workers compensation
    50%
    Dennis A. Palso is one of the fewer than 1% of Florida lawyers Florida Bar certified as an expert in workers' compensation law and represents only injured workers, never insurance carriers. No fees or costs unless we recover benefits for you.

    38 years

REPRESENTING THE INJURED AND DISABLED FOR OVER 25 YEARS. FREE CONFIDENTIAL CASE EVALUATION.

I have been representing the injured and disabled throughout West Central Florida for over 30 years since graduating with a juris doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law. I represent the injured and disabled and never insurance companies.

 

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I am a member of various legal bar groups, including the Florida Justice Association (workers' compensation section); the Florida Bar (workers' compensation section); the American Association for Justice; the national Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group; the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives, and am a founding member and director of Florida Workers' Advocates, a Florida statewide organization of lawyers who represent injured am board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in workers' compensation law, a distinction earned by fewer than 1% of Florida lawyers (there is no Florida Bar Social Security Board certification). I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories which is the highest attorney competency rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s largest and most prominent national attorney rating company.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2015
Client's Choice
2021 2015
Top Contributor 2021,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2021 2018 2017 + 5 ...

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Location

Dennis Alan Palso
6161 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
Suite 205
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Paul | August 18, 2014
The BEST! Workmans Comp and SSDI Lawyer.
My attorney Dennis Palso helped me win a workman’s compensation case in 2008-2009 and also helped me in getting SSDI benefits. SSDI can be take very long and be very arduous. My case for SSDI was exactly that, it started in May of 2011 and was finally given a favorable decision in August of 2014. Dennis and his staff were very diligent in every process of securing my benefits. I can’t thank Dennis Palso’s Law Firm and his staff enough. They have never let me down. I highly recommend Dennis Palso P.A.!
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Posted by Hayati | March 7, 2013
Mr Dennis Palso, The Lawyer above the rest
Yes,,There are few honest,dependable,professional,aggressive,result oriented lawyers out there.Mr Palso is one of them.I am very happy and pleased his legal services.He has a great professional,knowledgeable,helpful team to serve you.
Posted by Julia | August 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond 5 Stars
I will never be able to express the gratitude that I have for Dennis Palso, and his right hand, MIchelle, for the care they took in taking the lead and guiding me through my workers compensation claims/settlement process. I was beyond worried and anxious about choosing an attorney because I’d never had the occasion to retain one’s services. My workers compensation case was not only complicated from a legal standpoint, but it had taken a mental and emotional toll on me. I researched attorneys for weeks and I finally decided on Dennis, due to his credentials and reviews. From my initial meeting with Dennis, as well as with his office manager, Michelle, I felt immediately at ease. While in that first meeting, I think I exhaled for the first time in a couple of years. One of the main reasons that I chose Dennis is because he is in the less than 1% of Florida lawyers that are deemed experts in the Workers Compensation field. And throughout the entire process, he proved this to be true again and again. The special thing about Dennis is that although he has such a high level of expertise & legal knowledge in his field, he has the gift of being able to explain things to me in terms that I understood. It enabled me to feel like we were a team and that was something I didn’t expect regarding legal counsel. I think what was MOST important to me is that both he and Michele treated me like I was a human being, and truly understood that I was going through a very difficult time with this lawsuit. With Dennis, I NEVER felt like a number in a sea of many clients. (Many of my friends that had experience retaining various types of attorneys warned me that I may never actually speak to my attorney. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Dennis proved that nothing could be further from the truth. I cannot accurately explain the care that was taken by Dennis (and Michelle) with my case. I truly felt like I was his only client, although I know that was far from the truth. The communication between us was ongoing. Answers to my questions were immediate. For all the times that I picked up the phone to call with a question or just to be reassured, there was an answer on the other end. Responses to emails were immediate. I never had to sit in my anxiety wondering when I’d be able to speak with him. It really was incredible. A bonus (and icing on the cake) was watching Dennis skill in the mediation process (in real time). He is an expert negotiator – both confident and down to earth. I know for sure that he had my best interest in mind and heart 100%. The end result is that he was able to settle my case for more than I ever thought possible. I would recommend Dennis Palso anyday, anytime to anyone. I will honestly never be able to thank him sufficiently for his services.
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Posted by Donovan | July 17, 2023
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Prior Client
I hired Dennis Palso to handle my Worker comp case and also my Social Security case. Found that Dennis is very knowledgeable and a expert in his field of law, The office staff and Dennis are very outgoing and always responds to your questions and calls in timely manner.Dennis and his team have always kept us up to date and they explain everything in detail so you understand. Would Highly Recommend using This team. And Thank you Dennis and Staff Donovan
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Posted by Johanna | March 6, 2023
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Ms McGraw
I’m very happy with the job Mr Palso did for me. I would highly recommend him, he was honest, he got me the Orthopedic Dr I wanted along with physical therapy I needed, he was always there if I needed to talk to him. He met and exceeded all my expectations, and I paid nothing until the case was closed..
Posted by Ethan | October 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Follow Through
From the beginning Dennis and his team made sure I got the medical care I needed for my injury. He made sure I knew exactly what was going on every step of the way. It was extremely helpful to have someone so knowledgeable help and fight for the care and compensation I deserved. You definitely want him on your side
Posted by Darin | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A diamond in the rough
I never hire an attorney based off of advertisement, those lawyers are always about turnover and are never personalized with you. Dennis and Michelle came very highly recommended, and I also did my homework and was pleased with what I found. Dennis and Michelle are very accessible and always returned my phone calls or e mails very promptly and ALWAYS kept me up to date on my case. When I decided to settle my case, I was amazed with Dennis's expertise and his drive to fight for everything that I was entitled to. It's the attention to detail and personalization that puts Dennis and Michelle above the rest.... this is what 30 plus years of experience will do for you, as it did for me. Thank you, Dennis and Michelle.
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Posted by Stacey | February 10, 2022
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Look no more......You found your guy
I had the pleasure of working with Dennis on my workers comp case.  His office staff and himself were a pleasure to work with.  Every time I had a question Dennis or Michelle were right there to help me, they always took the time to explain things to me. I was surprised at how updated I was on my case, he kept me informed of everything that was happening, even gave me updates when he was objecting to something.     Dennis fought hard to make sure that I got every benefit that I was owed and I was very pleased with the outcome.  Dennis is very good in the workers compensation law and knew exactly what my rights were.  If you are looking for a trustworthy person look no farther Dennis and his team are amazing.  I would give him over a 10 star if I could. 
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Posted by Steve | August 15, 2021
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Steve S
Dennis.. Michelle and staff made the entire process from beginning to end very easy.It takes a lot to wow me and I was impressed with Proffesional and Personal touch. There's Nothing better than a quick resolution! Thank You!
Posted by Jose | July 29, 2021
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Work compensation
I’m thankful with Mr Palso. Legal advice , for his knowledge, Experience , and ethical Manner to handle my two cases for works comp. highled recomended 5 stars lawyer in whom you can trust.
Posted by Sean | July 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended AAA+
Dennis and his office could not have made things easier for me, they took care of everything and I was always informed and up to date on my case. He fought for me and hiring him definitely paid off. Dennis is experienced and it definitely showed, his knowledge of the law and worker’s compensation cases is what made led me to a generous outcome.
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Posted by Denise | April 1, 2021
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Won SS Disability, happy client
Mr Palso won my case! I have used two other Social Security Disability lawyers with unsuccessful results. Mr Palso and Michelle were professional, accommodating and attentive to my needs. My calls were quickly returned, sometimes the same day. They never lost patience with me and took time to carefully prep me for my hearing. I was most impressed with the thorough, accurate, detailed, professional briefs he presented to the court. Infact, Mr Palso's brief was so well written that the Judge called the day before my hearing stating that he had all the documentation needed to make a positive decision. I would highly recommend Mr Palso and Michelle and wished I had knew about them before going to the more advertised, glitzy law practices.
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Posted by Richard | March 26, 2021
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A happy client
He was hands on always there to answer questions if I needed them. I was never left in the dark about what was going on I was very pleased with his Representation. He was very knowledgeable about the laws and how to go about handling my case. He made it very painless when I was expected it to be overwhelming.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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Profession Team Leader
Here are my top 5 reason why you should consider Dennis. 1. Always accessible when I needed to talk to him. 2. Constant updates for peace of mind. 3. His Knowledge in the law help my case tremendously. 4.He is one of the approximately 1% of Florida lawyers who are Florida Bar Broad Certified as an expert in workers compensation law? ( Yes I did my homework) 5. His support staff is second to none. Thanks for all your help Dennis & Michelle.
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Posted by Laura | December 8, 2020
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Excellent legal services
I expected my Worker’s Compensation case to be a drawn out and hassled affair, but Dennis Palso and his staff were so skilled and efficient, so streamlined in their processes, that everything went as quickly and easily as it possibly could. They were readily available to answer my questions, thorough in their explanations, and friendly In their communications. I wholeheartedly recommend the Palso Law Office.
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Posted by james | November 16, 2020
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lucky to have as a lawer
My case took over 4 years. Dennis and his team are great, they kept me well inform of the case. anytime I had a question or concern they answered promptly, could not of pick a better team. workers comp is complicated and then you add the insurance company you do need a lawyer and Dennis is the best
Posted by Essie | March 12, 2019
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Very happy
Dennis and his staff went above and beyond to help me. They are very professional and they care about their clients best interests.
Posted by Michael | February 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing helpful!!!!!
He did an amazing job on my case and would HIGHLY recommend him to EVERYONE!!! His staff is incredible, so helpful and understanding. Dennis helped me get a better settlement then I believed I would receive. Thanks again Mr. Palso.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Dependable - I Highly Recommend Dennis for WC Cases!
Dennis is very knowledgeable with Workers Comp cases. He knew how far we could go with mediation and what would be required if we needed to go to trial. We settled favorably without having to go through a grueling trial and I felt fully justified, relieved and happy with my settlement. One of his staff always answered the phone when I called his office and replies were always received in a timely manner when I emailed. I highly recommend his services and his rates are competitive.
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Posted by Lisa | July 13, 2018
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Worker's Comp
When I was injured at work, I hesitated to hire an attorney, because I believed the system would rapidly diagnose and treat my injury. I did not seek legal representation until 8 months of delays. One thing you should know is that Worker's Comp does not favor the injured worker. I would highly recommend Dennis and his staff. They walked me through each step of my case, answering all of my questions until the case was resolved. I truly feel that Dennis, Amber, and Michelle care about their clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Dennis A. Palso, P.A.
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1982

Associations

  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Director
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories
  • 1998
  • Board Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • The Florida Bar
  • 1991

Publications

  • Florida Workers' Advocates educational conference booklet
  • Settlement of the Florida workers' compensation case - pitfalls and red flags
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Workers' Advocates educational conference
  • Settlement of the Florida workers' compensation case - pitfalls and red flags.
  • 2015
  • Florida Workers' Advocates Educational Conference
  • hot topics in Florida workers' compensation
  • 2010
  • Florida Workers' Advocates Educational Conference
  • recent trends in Florida workers' compensation
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
Endorse Dennis
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Palso has represented injured workers with pride for over 3 decades and is well-known to be an expert in the very challenging and nuanced realm of Workers' Compensation in Florida. I highly recommend Mr. Palso."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is a true advocate for his clients. His knowledge of the law is not only current but always on point. He is actively involved in organizations representing the interests of the injured worker, serving on their leadership team (Board) for many, many years. Those who retain his services to seek assistance in a very harsh workers compensation system (for injured workers)are truly well served; are in good hands; and will certainly be informed so that they can make sound decisions in their case."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had many cases against Dennis over the past 16 years (and ongoing). Dennis is one of the smartest and most capable workers compensation attorneys in the state. He fights for his clients while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an outstanding attorney. Brilliant, resourceful, and a tireless advocate for his clients. I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone injured in an on the job accident."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Palso is very knowledgeable and has good insight on how to represent injured workers. I recommend him and respect his opinions."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is one of the top lawyers in his field of workers compensation and social security. I highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Palso as a client advocate with many years of experience. He is an skilled attorney and wonderful person."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is an excellent lawyer who I have litigated numerous case agaist over the years."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Palso since he attended Stetson College of Law. I have known him to be one of the more intelligent, motivated, and competent practitioners in his chosen fields of Social Security Disability and Worker' Compensation. He and his staff are dedicated to actually helping his clients, as opposed to merely viewing the client as a means for profit. As a result, he is honest, hard working and straight forward with all those he deals with. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Palso. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have know Mr. Palso for more than 10 years and he is a great attorney and has a great reputation among his peers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. as highly as can be recommended. He is stellar."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Denny is a top lawyer in Florida for Work Comp!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow workers' compensation lawyer, I have known Dennis for many years. He is very well respected by his colleagues and the judges of compensation claims. I highly recommend him."
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Saint Petersburg Social Security & Disability Lawyer Dennis Alan Palso
Dennis Alan Palso
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation
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