Disabled or injured? Don't give up!
The firm concentrates the practice on representing the injured and disabled. All client cases are handled by me from sign-up to finish with the assistance of my staff. I have represented disabled and injured clients since 1978 in my own firm and working with other firms.Example cases
Due to client-attorney confidentiality, I do not release specific details regarding previous cases. However, I have handled all types of injury, disability and wrongful death cases. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in learning more about my experience in handling claims with your particular medical problems.
10150 Highland Manor Dr.
Tampa FL 33610
All disability and personal injury claims.
Social Security cases and personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. There is no fee unless we win. I also assist people with disability insurance claims. Those fees might be contingent or hourly depending on the issues involved in the dispute with the insurance company.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Tampa Office
4925 Independence Parkway
Tampa, FL 33634
I chose this practice area because I saw the trouble my grandfather and other working people had getting assistance when they became unable to work. My grandfather was my first disability client in 1978.
I encourage my clients to educate themselves about the disability process and have over 100 pages of information and links on my website.
I am always willing to review anything that a client feels is important, no matter what the source.
I encourage my clients to file their initial disability claim themselves if they have the ability to do so. There is no need for an attorney to do that for them. If they have a claim that is approved at that stage there is no need for them to incur costs for an attorney for something that they could have done. My website has instructions on how to file a claim and a link to the Social Security Administration website so they can file easily.
Too many lawyers do not take the time to meet with clients and get to know how their problems affect them. I meet with each client at the first appointment and take the time needed to fully understand their problems. Prior to the hearing I meet with the client and take the time to make sure that the client knows what to expect at the hearing and what issues are important. Too many lawyers delegate these duties to paralegals or secretaries.
If a potential client is unable to come to my office I will personally talk with that person and whenever possible meet with them at their home. It is important that you know your lawyer and that your lawyer know you.
We encourage our clients to call if they have questions about their claim and to keep us updated about changes in their medical condition or treatment. We look at representation of clients as a team effort.
I had my own firm in Anderson, Indiana from 1978 until relocating to Florida. I worked for several firms specializing in personal injury litigation until opening my current firm.
I am the first member of my family to go to college. Members of my family had disabilities that limited their ability to work. My grandfather was my very first disability client.
I try to be as straight forward with clients as possible and give them the information that they need.Personal interests:
I am active in political and civic organizations that are trying to protect the interests of working class people and the disabled. When not doing that I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.
Bar Number: Florida
Bar Number: Indiana
Bar Number: 655945
Indiana University School of Law
Doctor of Jurispridence, 1978
Indiana University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1978
Ball State University
Bachelor of Science, 1975
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