Team Gillikin

Susan Jaffe

Paralegal

Renee Gardner

Paralegal Assistant

Alicia Johnson

Investigator

Jim Marson

Investigator

ROBERT GILLIKIN

Disability Attorney

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757.622.5000

Education

  • BA 2000, Virginia Wesleyan College: Magna Cum Laude
  • JD 2003, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond

Awards & Recognition

  • National Organization of Social Security Disability Advocates (NOSSCR)
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Martindale Client Distinction Award
  • Published/reported cases:
    • Pieczynski v. Barnhart, 430 F.Supp.2d 503 (W.D.Pa. 2006)
    • State, ex rel. Crist v. Cline, 632 S.E.2d. 358 (W.Va. 2006)
    • Pickett v. Astrue, 895 F.Supp.2d 720 (E.D.Va. 2012)
    • Biller v. Colvin, 962 F.Supp.2d 761 (W.D.Pa. 2013)
    • Weitzel v. Colvin, 967 F.Supp.2d 1069 (M.D.Pa. 2013)
    • Bisceglia v. Colvin, 173 F.Supp.3d 326 (E.D.Va. 2016)

Robert Gillikin specializes in helping disabled individuals get the Social Security or Veterans’ Disability benefits that they need and deserve. He began his legal career with Peirce & Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and witnessed first-hand how frustrating and difficult the disability benefits process could be. He prides himself on being a strong advocate for disabled individuals, and is especially challenged by cases on behalf of those who feel they have no one in their corner, and are up against powerful adversaries. Since 2003, Robert has handled over 3,000 disability claims cases, successfully representing disabled clients before the Social Security Administration and in appeals to federal courts. Despite his large case volume, he still insists on meeting with each client individually, and remains an accessible and caring steward throughout the disability claims process.

openquoteThere is a big difference between hiring a ‘claims advocate’ and hiring a real attorney. Not only are we more skilled at knowing the law, but we roll up our sleeves and do the actual work of getting you a resolution. Many so-called ‘advocates’ will simply mail you a packet of claims forms. Getting your client those benefits they desperately need to pay their medical bills, keep their homes, feed their families – often people who are close to the edge anyway and really need somebody to go to bat for them – is incredibly rewarding. closequote

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Robert’s Professional Honors & Activities

  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Former Member of Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

Team Gillikin

Susan Jaffe

Paralegal

Angel Austria

Paralegal Assistant

Alicia Johnson

Investigator

Jim Marson

Investigator

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