The process of applying for and appealing the denial of Social Security Disability benefits can be overwhelming. According to government statistics, the Social Security Administration denies more than 70% of first-time claims and 82% of claims that are appealed. You’re right to seek legal counsel and retain one our our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys. More than half of the cases heard by judges are approved. Let’s work diligently together to get you the benefits you deserve.
Act quickly! If your initial Social Security Disability claim is denied, you only have 60 days to file an appeal.
When we meet with a client for the first time, it’s not uncommon for us to hand them a business card with our personal cell phone number on it. It can be shocking for a client to have that kind of access to us, but that’s the type of relationship they need. Accessibility is the best way to give them personal attention and straightforward solutions.
-Kevin Hayslett, Esq.
We’ve Got You Covered
If you are unable to work as the result of an illness or injury, request your free consultation with one of our responsive, caring, and aggressive Social Security Disability Attorneys.
- Understanding SSD
- How to qualify for SSD
- Requests for Reconsideration
- Denials & Appeals
- Social Security Appeals
- Social Security Hearing
- Compassionate Allowance
- Supplemental Income
- A Guide to SS Benefits
- Do you need an attorney do your Social Security hearing?
- Social Security FAQ’s
Meet Our social Security Disability Attorneys
Our team of award-winning Social Security Disability Attorneys has built a solid reputation for protecting the rights of people in the Tampa Bay area. Come meet us in person to see what we look like, how we react to your questions, and how much we care.
Antonio L. Viera, Esq.
Jennifer A. Burns, Esq.
Terri F. Cromley, Esq.
Sarah Barkley Raaymakers
Betty Marion Whitman, Esq.
Matthew B. Wheeley
*Our Social Security Attorneys represent claimants on a contingency basis. That means that you will not owe us attorneys’ fees until and unless your claim is approved.
We Don’t Stop Fighting for You
What happens if we receive an unfavorable decision from the Office of Hearings and Appeals?
1. Our attorneys are prepared to go forward with an appeal to the Appeals Council.
2. If the council denies your appeal, you have the option to file an action in the United States District Court.
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My case was over last week and I’m still feeling the relief. It’s hard to imagine the emotional toll it takes on you both physically and mentally. I could have never gotten through it without you (attorney Hayslett). You talked me off the ledge too many times to mention. And as you predicted when we first met I wouldn’t be convicted or do one minute in jail. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Kevin was such a blessing, during my time of need. He was very kind, patient, and thorough in explaining the entire process.
I am extremely satisfied with the end result, and I highly recommend Kevin Hayslett to anyone in the Tampa Bay area!
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Our Attorneys have a Reputation for Excellence
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
Several of our attorneys have been awarded this gold standard in attorney ratings. This recognition affirms their strong legal abilities and high ethical standards. Our firm was also named one of Florida's Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings, pursuant to the Wall Street Journal.
FL Board Certified Attorney
Two of our attorneys are Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition an attorney can receive by The Florida Bar for the competency and education of attorneys in the areas of practice approved by the Florida Supreme Court.