Robert GillikinDisability Attorney
Robert Gillikin has spent 16 years helping Social Security and Veterans Disability clients get benefits they need and deserve. He began his legal career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has since passed the bar in three states, lending to his legal expertise and professionalism. Robert Gillikin has witnessed first-hand how frustrating and difficult the application process can be. Balancing his legal tenure with the skills of social work, he strives to get the best possible results for clients who have been denied. "Out 400-600 closures, around 18% will be denied. It may seem like a small percentage, but in those denials, some people can go homeless-some who need medical treatment. When claims are denied, we have to have thick skin." He prides himself on being a strong advocate for those who feel they have no one in their corner, dedicating himself to the anti-poverty cause.
Since 2003, Robert has handled over 7,000 disability claims cases, successfully representing clients before the Social Security Administration and in appeals to federal courts. Despite his large case volume, the sheer number of applicants-in-need keep him going. He insists on meeting with each client individually, and remains an accessible and caring steward throughout the claims process.
His dedication to the local community doesn't stop at law; he also serves as member and officer of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, the West Ghent Civic League and formerly with a number of non-profits such as the Southeastern Virginia Homeless Coalition. A true Virginian, Robert Gillikin hails from the beach but loves the Blue Ridge and is proud to call both the coast and the mountains home, often visiting his mountain cabin with his wife and two daughters.
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