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John Anthony Vessel

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   39 reviews

also known as Anthony Vessel

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    30%
    Our firm practices primarily disability insurance law, but that is not offered as a category by AVVO. Therefore, Employee benefits and insurance law are the closest to our practice area.

  2. Mediation
    30%

  3. Social Security & Disability
    30%

  4. General practice
    5%
    Veteran's Disability Law

  5. Personal injury
    5%

As a Senior Associate Attorney, Anthony heads the Social Security Disability Department at Marc Whitehead & Associates. He represents clients across the United States in their fight against wrongful Social Security Disability denials, disability insurance denials, veteran’s disability benefit denials, and in mediations. He regularly represents clients at court; he has won many administrative appeals and federal briefs achieving remands and awards for his clients. Anthony is honored to have successfully represented hundreds of disabled veterans and workers.

Anthony also manages his mediation practice, in which he serves parties on a wide range of cases. He has experience mediating in: ERISA Disability, Personal Injury, Debt Litigation, HOA, Landlord/Tennant, Wills & Estate cases, just to name a few practice areas. Anthony is very passionate about helping parties seek resolution to their legal matters.

Anthony was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated Cum Laude from West Brook Senior High School. Anthony recieved his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he graduated Cum Laude. Anthony’s path then led him to South Texas College of Law. He was active both in South Texas College of Law’s Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution programs. In 2011, Anthony earned his mediation certification through the Frank Evans Center of Conflict Resolution and has successfully mediated many cases.

Anthony’s personal interests include: cooking/grilling, live music, sports, skiing, volunteering, and being outdoors.

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Location

Marc Whitehead & Associates, LLP
403 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX, 77007

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Reviews

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Posted by Chere | May 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’m so very thankful for you!
It’s been 84 years… Well that’s how long I felt like it was. I’m sure we all feel this way. I was at my lowest point in my life. Literally wanting to give up on all aspects. Feeling hopeless and thinking about my life and how useless it has been, because of how sick I’ve become. I was trying to claim disability many times over the years, but failed. I couldn’t survive and then would have to go back to work. Work that wasn’t my career. I would have to constantly call out due to being sick, lose pay and barely make rent and at times ask for help from family to get by. I couldn’t do it another day and my family and friends could see it. That’s when I had to make the final choice in applying for disability once again and even though it wasn’t easy and I had to live off of credit cards, family, and the state, I filed and guess what… I got denied. Then I said I have to get a lawyer. I researched and found Marc Whitehead and Associates. I’m truly thankful they took on my case. They looked through my medical records and knew that everything that I was saying was not only true but they didn’t understand why I was denied so many times. They knew everything that they were reading I would have a good chance at winning my case. It’s not an easy process and it’s hard, darn right brutal at times. The only thing that got me through this brutal period was the incredible staff which included Anthony Vessel my (Attorney), Chris Stevenson (Paralegal), Kimberly Warren (Department Coordinator), John Rios (Medical Records), Lupe Acevedo (Medical Records), and Dee Cowap (Intake), and Bailey Ingram (Paralegal). My communication with the law firm most of the time was through e-mail, which I favored because it was easier for me. My lawyer briefed me a few times before the actual court hearing and the morning of by phone. This whole process from beginning to end was a long journey, but a journey well worth it, because of my lawyer and the whole entire staff that worked so diligently hard. I couldn’t have done it without any one of them. I know this review is long overdue. I have been super sick and well honestly being on disability is a challenge. Thank you again! Cheré Dickson
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Posted by Robert | April 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me when I couldn’t get help!
Atty Anthony Vessel was a life saver. Literally. He came prepared to my court case fully prepared with all of my information and spoke for me. He had enough information, that the judge literally told him he could stop, that he had already more than supplied what was needed. He contacted me after the court case and answered my questions. He was very thorough. I would definitely use him again.
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Posted by Husam | April 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review Mr. John Anthony Vessel
Mr Marc Whitehead and associates are great. Mr. Anthony Vessel is the best, he was patient and honest dealing with my case. He stood next to me and all the way to the hearing day. He prepared my file and got it ready to be presented to the judge, he did a great job. Mr Anthony's experience is greatly appreciated. I would recommend Anthony to all my friends that needed help with disability. Mr Anthony following up with my hearing and his updating me as needed.
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Posted by Esmeralda | March 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
It has been a pleasure working with Mark Whitehead and Associates and especially Mr. Vessel for always being patient with me. He was on point and thorough when I needed help and assistance through the process of my case. Very caring individual.
Response from John Vessel April 2, 2024
Thank you so much ma'am! it was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Denice | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely would hire again
I greatly appreciated Mr Vessel and Ms Erica Wilson over the last couple of years as they patiently worked my case. Their level of professionalism, patience and ability to persevere through the system was nothing short of remarkable. Always available for quick call, email and an amazing app that always kept me up to date on MY case. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Robyn | February 23, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Thank you so much for helping me fight for what I deserved along time ago you are amazing , awesome caring, outgoing and strong representative I will definitely refer everyone to you through out my whole case this has been a pleasant experience with you I really thank you so much for caring and helping me Thank You!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jihad | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation
I would like to express thanks to you and your team for providing me with the most professional representation. Your assistance during my process was invaluable. You and Erica ensured that I was never overwhelmed and lessened the stress on what could have been a very stressful and taxing process. Again, I thank you for your assistance. I highly recommend Anthony Vessel.
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Posted by Vicki | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I want to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation from you. You have stuck by me through the years in dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation. I highly recommend Anthony Vessel !
Response from John Vessel November 8, 2023
Thank you so much Ma'am, it was my great pleasure!
Posted by Miguel | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help with VA claims
I want to thank the law office of Marc Whitehead & Associates, particularly to Atty. A. Vassel and assistant Shelby Thomas for their great effort in getting me to 90% rating in my VA appeal. I approached the office at 40% VA rating, after reviewing my case they offered me assistance in doing an appeal on my denied claims to the VA. They were able to bring me to a 90%!! My family and I thank you for tha effort!!!
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Posted by Shemona | June 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Mr. Anthony , went listen and care about my case . He was open anytime to speak and explain to me any concerns I had. I was very please about my results . I would refer him to my family and friends.
Posted by Dara | June 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I used John Anthony Vessel for my disability case. I highly recommend him. He listens and explains things very well. I am very thankful for all his help.
Posted by Bonnie | May 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shout-out to Attorney Anthony Vessel at Marc Whitehead andcAssociates
If you’re ready for the best legal representation don’t hesitate to call Marc Whitehead and Associates. I did and I could not be more satisfied with their work. And shout-out to Attorney Anthony Vessel at Marc Whitehead and Associates. If you’re in need of an exceptional Attorney look no further. Anthony Vessel is one of the best, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had him on my side during my legal battle with UNUM. Not only did he provide expert guidance, but his compassion and dedication truly set him apart. When it comes to getting justice, having a compassionate attorney by your side can make all the difference. Anthony Vessel fought and succeeded in bringing a fair settlement for me in my case against UNUM. He went above and beyond, providing updates and explaining the case every step of the way. Also grateful to the team who handled the case with Anthony. Melanie Donaldson, Jocelyn Simmons, Cindy Carillo, Jamie Sanchez, Aggie Barbosa and Melissa High were professional, kind and caring and I could tell that they really cared about me as a person and they treated me with the utmost respect throughout the duration of the case. Thank you Anthony and thank you Marc Whitehead and Associates for the successful outcome of my case.
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Posted by Sandy | May 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marc Whitehead
Thank you Whitehead and associates. Mr. Vessel was very responsive and has outstanding listening skills. He made sure I understood all the steps to my disability claim. He took extra time when I didn't understand certain steps. Thank you for all your support in helping me get my disability.
Posted by Donna | May 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Case
Mr. Vessel was very knowledgeable and caring with my concerns on the hearing process and I was able to calm my anxiety throughout the whole hearing process. I would highly recommend Mr. Vessel for your disability needs.
Posted by Michael | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Case
Very professional and courteous. Listened to my concerns about my case. Seemed to be very caring and knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by Dana | March 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Impeccable Experience"
Where do I begin to list all of the "adjectives" that describe my experience with Mr. Vessel. Professional; dependable; precise with explanations; kind; caring tone of voice; and, last, but not the least at all, his "truthfulness" . Mr. Vessel "got the job done"! As far as I'm concerned, Mr. Vessel was nothing short of "excellence"!
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Posted by Mary | December 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social security hearings loss Disability
Mr. Vessel helped me with my case I was denied twice and he help me win my case he is very professional and nice person and very knowledgeable he took time explain everything to me where I would understand and I very was comfortable.If looking for good attorney I referred him. I like thank him for everything and appreciate assisting me with my case.
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Posted by Wendy | December 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent & Caring
Anthony was a pleasure to work with and a huge help in fighting my disability claim. Would highly recommend him.
Posted by Don | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
30 Years on active duty, desert shield- desert storm, 2 combat tours in Iraq and 20 of those 30 years were overseas. Trust is everything. Every Military person needs to know someone has there back! Marc Whitehead Law firm had mine! The law firm guided me and advised me through the whole process of my disability claim, and it was approved! Kimberly Warren who was assigned to my case was my Gunnery Sergeant and I was the Lance Corporal. I would have her in my foxhole any day covering my 6. Teamwork. Gotter done. I recommend that if you are a veteran or civilian needing a lawyer contact Marc Whitehead and make sure u ask for Kimberly Warren, I trust her, she will help you! I cannot say enough that the firm took care of me. I will use them again if I need Lawyer.
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Posted by Charles Wilson | October 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Review
John Anthony Vessel ...was the attorney that got my VA unemployability for me he was understanding and very knowledgeable about the VA claims process he was quick to return calls and always friendly I had been trying to get my rating for more than 10 years and he did it in a few months I'd recommend him to anyone
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Mediator
  • Marc Whitehead & Associates, LLP
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Byrd v. Colvin
  • MSJ granted, case remanded back to ALJ, Fully Favorable final decision.

Associations

  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association- Social Security Section
  • Chair
  • 2021 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Houston Bar Association, Social Security Section CLE
  • Examining a Vocational Expert at SSD ALJ Hearings
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a fantastic lawyer. He recently took his skills and experience and opened up his own mediation practice. I would trust Anthony to mediate any case. He has experience in a wide variety of areas of the law. He is thorough, patient, and reasonable. You will be in good hands with him as your mediator."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Anthony for a long time and he is my go to guy for disability claims. There is no doubt on who I need to call when I hear that a client has an issue with disability. He will always work hard and make sure the clients get the results they need. He will walk you through the process and be there the whole time with you. Highly recommend Anthony."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Anthony is one of the top lawyers in all of Houston and the state in his field of practice and has.a work ethic second to none. I highly recommend Mr. Vessel for any case in the realm of civil litigation. If he can't help, he knows how to find someone who can."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a meticulous, knowledgeable and caring attorney who always works hard to achieve a successful outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Social Security & Disability Lawyer John Anthony Vessel
John Anthony Vessel
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 11 years