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Terri Fay Cromley

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Bradenton, FL

4.9   50 reviews

About Terri

Learn Terri’s areas of practice.

Managing Partner of the Bradenton office.

Biography: Terri Cromley was born and raised in Ohio.  She is an avid sports fan, supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Position: Terri is our managing attorney of the firm’s Bradenton office.

Areas of Practice:

  • Workers' compensation law
  • Social Security disability law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Workers' Advocates, 2000 (Member)
  • Clearwater Bar Association, 2000 (Member)
  • Sarasota Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida Workers' Association (Member)
  • The Florida Bar (Member) 1997
  • Manatee Bar Association (Member)
  • Tampa Bay Friends of 440, 2000 - 2011 (Board Member)
  • Executive Women's Golf Association
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Manatee Chapter Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Board Member)
  • Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State University Alumni Club

Education:

  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1997
  • B.A. in Foreign Language with minors in Classical Studies and Education, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

Past Employment:

  • Attorney, Private Practice, Bradenton, FL, 1997–2000
  • Lake County, FL, Public Schools, School Teacher

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Licensed for 25 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Terri

Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
714 Manatee Ave. E, Suite C
Bradenton, FL, 34208
Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
2002 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL, 33606
Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
250 N. Belcher Rd, Ste 102
Clearwater, FL, 33765
Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
7614 Massachusetts Ave,
New Port Richey, FL, 34653
Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett P.A
4245 Rachel Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL, 34607
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by Christine | October 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable, Professional, Ethical and Caring
I came to know and respect Terri Cromley as an opposing counsel. I had and have respect for the way she knew the law, was highly professional, and advocated tirelessly for her clients. Because of that first hand experience with Terri Cromley, I refer cases to her regularly and have her on speed dial to ask her for advice on matters involving SSDI and workers compensation.
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Posted by Lisa | October 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Worker’s Compensation Attorney
Terri took on a tough case with a life altering, and devastating injury. I am a lawyer who does not practice in this area of law. My Husband hired Terri when he had a work injury (falling off of a ladder while installing OSHA safety equipment of all things) he was off his feet for 12 weeks while the doctor’s reconstructed his leg. These injuries will last a lifetime and mean limping, pain and future surgeries. It looks like an erector set from childhood holding all those bones together. Terri and her firm kept us informed, and advised of his rights. She championed his case even through the covid lockdown and the corresponding slow down in the courts. When it came to the two mediations it took to get this case settled, Terri made sure to cover all the legal bases and tell us his rights. It was a blessing to have her on Rob’s side.
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Posted by Lori | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top referral for Social Security & Workers Comp
Whenever anyone asks me for a referral for Social Security or Workers compensation cases, I send them to Terri. She's smart, efficient and really knows the law. When I have questions about these areas, Terri's the person I call. Most importantly, she cares about her clients and always works hard for them. If I could give her more than 5 stars, I would.
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Posted by Sid | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
My attorney Terry Cromley did a fantastic job and I would recommend her to anyone needing representation.
Posted by Jodie | May 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’m a widow and a Mom to two small Children. I was injured very badly and was recently diagnosed with severe arthritis.
I was blessed to be referred to Terri Cromley by one of my Attorney friends. She is brilliant, efficient, organized, kind, adds humor in a hard time, she “knows her stuff.” Her Associate Margarita is wonderful; she speaks Spanish and English. This is truly an asset. I trusted Terri’s decision process and she was always on time. My life and my Children’s lives have changed now for something positive for our future. We may build a home with ADA commodes, and meet with a builder who can create a beautiful, and yet, “handicap friendly’ house. I can breathe a little easier now. We were so poor we rode our bikes for six weeks. Terri also gave me helpful resources. I reached an organization who paid our rent once every 12 months while I waited out the process. Terri is quick on her feet. I trust her and her staff and highly recommend her to help you with Permanent Disability questions, needs, and assistance with the process. I would not have done it on line by myself. She’s honest, reasonable, and changed our lives for the better! We have some future to look forward to now! Call Terri Cromley, Attorney for your needs.
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Posted by Sally | May 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winner!
It was a long time coming to the final appeal but Terri and her team were very through and patient with all my questions. Before my meeting with the judge, my final appointment with Terri was so informative. She walked me through step by step as to what would happen with the judge. This put me at ease. Thank you so much for all you and your team did to bring in a positive result.
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Posted by Kyle | March 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Terri is awesome an amazing at what she does she is nonstop for the client and gets the best results. She is one of the best lawyers I've ever had! She does fight tooth-and-nail when she says she does, and she has the results and portfolio to prove it. She is there with me and was with me every step of the way every time I got a letter in the mail she got the same thing and she took care of it not a problem not worry in the world she is like a angel
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Posted by Stephen | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professionalism and expertise
My brother is a lawyer, but this is not his field of expertise. I chose Ms. Terri Fay Cromley, Esquire based on the high reviews from her peers. Terri conducted herself with professionalism and possesses expertise and skill in the field of social security disability compensation.
Posted by Ruth | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Honest, Caring
Terri never gave up on my case. She always kept me informed on what was going on with my case. Terri is very dedicated to her clients, honest, and she never gives up.
Posted by raymond | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
disability hearing
Terri was a pleasure to work with was a great help in explaining what we need to have and do in order to get my case submitted in front of the judge and so was also excellent at the hearing I would definitely recommend Terri to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by JoAnn | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC
I moved to Florida a year ago from Ct. I was denied Social Security Disability in my home state. My attorney in Ct referred me to Terri Cromley here in Florida. What a great decision that turned out to be! Attorney Cromley and her staff made the process of re applying for disability a breeze. I was approved in less than a year. She took all the stress away. I would highley recommend Attorney Terri Cromley for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Laura | November 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Social Security Disability Attorney out there!
I needed a good Social Security Disability Attorney. I was getting the run around with Social Security and knew I had to find a good Attorney. I read the reviews on Terry Cromley and said that is who I want to represent me. The staff is out standing and always returns your call. Thank you Terry Cromley for holding my hand through this difficult process. I would highly recommend this Law firm.
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Posted by Samuel | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Terri Cromley handled my Disability case and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Thank you Terri!
Posted by Andrew | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Great and complete service. I highly recommend Mrs. Cromley and her firm! She was able give me the results that others could not.
Posted by Nancy | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT Representation from Terry C.!!
Although I don't remember exactly what I wrote in the letter I sent to Terri, I do know that I cannot thank her enough for the representation she gave to me. Applying for Disability can be an extremely stressful process, so it meant a lot to have someone helping that was kind and comforting, as well as professional! I was even given encouragement, when I was feeling overwhelmed and ready to throw the towel in. The Medical assistance and money I was awarded (by the Judge, with Terri's help) made me cry. I am now able to not only pay off my outstanding medical bills, but continue with medical treatments that are needed very much. Thank you!
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Posted by Nora | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Terri Cromley and Margarita are amazing. They answered all of my questions and we're very helpful during the process.
Posted by Barbara | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney ever
Terru Cromley made everything go so easy for me. She worked hard to get what she needed to prepare before the court and did an outstanding job. I trust Terri 100% and fully recommend her to anyone who needs a caring hard working attorney. I can’t thank Terri enough for her dedication to me and delivering outstanding results.
Posted by Kim | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Service
I was referred to Terri through a close friend. Terri proved to be everything my friend said she was. Terri and her staff were professional and very courteous. Terri answered all of my questions and was there when I needed her. I know for fact I would not have been able to obtain an approval with my social security case without her assistance. Thank you Terri for your awesome service.
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Posted by Steven | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I retained Ms. Cromley for guidance on my SSD claim. She was very efficient and effective in helping me secure my claim. I would recommend her to anyone seeking this type assistance or any other of the services she offers.
Posted by Maria | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terry Fay Cromley
After being denied twice on my SSD I decided to consulted and hired Terry as my attorney, she was always professional, knowldge and kind to me as well as her secretary Margarita which was very helpful with me all the time when I called or visited the office. I am grateful she won my case and recommend Terry and her team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-20%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Legler & Flynn
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Teacher
  • Lake County School Board
  • 1990 - 1994

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • OVER 2,000 WORKERS' COMP AND SOCIAL SECURITY CASES

Associations

  • Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Manatee Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sarasota/Manatee Ohio State University Alumni Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Manatee County chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Manatee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Manatee County chapter)
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • President Manatee Chapter
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • President, Manatee Chapter
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Manatee County chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Executive Women's Golf Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Friends of 440
  • Board member
  • 2000 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Community Service Award
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2011
  • Legal Leaders
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2010
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • CV Peer review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2009
  • CV Peer Review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employee Seminar
  • Social Security - Who needs an attorney?
  • 2016
  • networking lunch
  • Referrals
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (37)
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Terri for 15 years and have the upmost respect for her professionalism and caring attitude toward her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Terri Cromley, Esq. without hesitation. Terri Cromley is a strong advocate for all her clients. She works tirelessly to help her clients achieve the best resolution possible. Not only does she work hard to help her clients but also for her community. I do not think I have ever met another person who is as involved with community organizations as Terri Cromley. Whenever there is a need she is on the fundraising committee and ready to throw an event to raise money for various charities. I have personally worked on the Manatee County chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers fundraising committee for approximately five years and she has planned events ranging from a golf tournament to a poker night to a Kentucky Derby party to drag queen bingo to a chili cook-off and boating for backpacks. Her ideas and inventiveness are endless just as her willingness to advocate for her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She works well with her clients and obtains great results."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Terri is the best social security lawyer I know!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Terri always does a great job for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri is a fantastic advocate for diabled and injured workers. She is very experienced and knowledgeable in both the worker's compensation system and social security. She understands how to work within these forums to get the best results for her clients. Frankly, these systems are designed to deny benefits.She works hard and it shows. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri Cromley is an attorney of the highest ethical and moral standards working at the offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett. She is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Terri knows the "ins and outs" of Worker's Compensation and as a result is a very zealous and effective advocate for those who are injured while at work. If anyone is injured at work she should be the first person called."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Terri is extremely well prepared, client driven, and considered an expert in the fields of Worker's Compensation and Social Security law. Clients will drive for miles in order to have Terri represent them. She is a high profile, hardcharging, and well-respected lawyer in the community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri is one of the partners of this firm who I have had the privilege to work with. She manages the Bradenton office and is a great advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri is an attorney of the highest moral and ethical standards who I have been privileged to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri is an experienced, knowledgeable, well respected attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her client's causes whether they be workmans' compensation or social security. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Terri Cromley is a partner at the law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett located at the Bradenton office. She is an attorney of the highest moral and ethical standards fighting for her clients in the areas of workers' compensation and social security disability. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer"
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart, Honest and a pitbull in the courtroom. Terri has it all!!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Ms. Cromley and have been very pleased with the outcomes. Ms. Cromley is professional, treats her clients with respect, and works diligently to obtain the most favorable outcomes for her clients. I will continue to refer cases to her and recommend her without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terri is a caring, compasionate attorney with a no-nonsense get things done attitude. She is involved and supportive of our legal community as well as Manatee County in general."
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Bradenton Social Security & Disability Lawyer Terri Fay Cromley
Terri Fay Cromley
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation