About


Derek S. Cervoni graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Cervoni is an attorney with 20 years of advocacy experience representing clients across the country. Mr. Cervoni enjoys helping people, and is a trusted advocate.

The hallmark of our practice is customer service.  Mr. Cervoni personally works with his clients to apply for benefits, communicates with their treating physicians to obtain medical evidence, and extensively reviews and submits relevant materials to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to achieve the best possible outcome.

We have assisted hundreds of clients with mental and physical disabilities at all stages of the Social Security disability application process.  We file the Initial Application and handle the appeals.

The hallmark of our practice is customer service.  Mr. Cervoni personally works with his clients to apply for benefits, communicates with their treating physicians to obtain medical evidence, and extensively reviews and submits relevant materials to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to achieve the best possible outcome. He advocates for his clients at in-person hearings before the ALJ, presenting both written evidence and oral testimony.  Mr. Cervoni has the ability to simplify a complicated process and make applying for benefits easier and less stressful for the clients he serves.

If you would like to contact Mr. Cervoni directly for a free evaluation of your possible claim for Social Security disability benefits, we can be reached at our office number (703) 241-2625 or via email at info@cervonidisabilitylaw.com.

 

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni

Disability Attorney

Extremely well at updates and answered questions with replies very quickly. Difficult to get through govt. claims that make it almost impossible to get through. The govt. wants you to quit. Mr. Cervoni explained to me everything going on and helped get through the process which takes... a long time sometimes. He was patient and informative.

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Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:38:38+00:00

- Avvo User

Extremely well at updates and answered questions with replies very quickly. Difficult to get through govt. claims that make it almost impossible to get through. The govt. wants you to quit. Mr. Cervoni explained to me everything going on and helped get through the process which takes... a long time sometimes. He was patient and informative.

Excellent Professional Service

If I had not reached out to Cervoni Disability Law, I would still be dealing with the SSDI process and likely denied again. Cervoni Disability Law professionally handled my claim and explained every step along the way. They were able to reduce my stress level a million times over. If you are dealing with Social Security, here is the answer for you. Let the professional staff at Cervoni Disability Law take excellent care of you. They treated me like I was a friend not just a client.

- Jim

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:35:53+00:00

- Jim

If I had not reached out to Cervoni Disability Law, I would still be dealing with the SSDI process and likely denied again. Cervoni Disability Law professionally handled my claim and explained every step along the way. They were able to reduce my stress level a million times over. If you are dealing with Social Security, here is the answer for you. Let the professional staff at Cervoni Disability Law take excellent care of you. They treated me like I was a friend not just a client.

Awesome Lawyer

My wife and I have worked for years (with an advocate) to get disability and her Drs. have diagnosed her with Parkinson's, Dementia and much more. Our advocate failed miserably and even embarrassed us in front of the judge. Derek was our last hope. He was extremely kind, contentious, attentive and thorough. He took our calls and explained very clearly the processes and procedures. What we could not accomplish in years Derek accomplished in months. My wife's disability claim was approved due to the efforts of Derek Cervoni. We are so grateful!

- Paul

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:37:40+00:00

- Paul

My wife and I have worked for years (with an advocate) to get disability and her Drs. have diagnosed her with Parkinson's, Dementia and much more. Our advocate failed miserably and even embarrassed us in front of the judge. Derek was our last hope. He was extremely kind, contentious, attentive and thorough. He took our calls and explained very clearly the processes and procedures. What we could not accomplish in years Derek accomplished in months. My wife's disability claim was approved due to the efforts of Derek Cervoni. We are so grateful!

I highly recommend Mr. Cervoni!

Choosing an attorney is difficult. Mr. Cervoni was recommended to me by another attorney. After consulting with Mr. Cervoni, I felt he was professional and the right person for my disability case. He was clear on what he needed from me. After I provided him the information and documentation, it was a matter of a couple days and he had the appeal submitted to Social Security. He explained what to expect and how long it may take. Most importantly, anytime I called with a question, he either answered the phone right away or he called back me back very quickly and all my questions were answered. Mr. Cervoni won my disability benefits on the first appeal! Once disability was awarded, I was bombarded with mail from both SSA and SSI that at times contradicted themselves. Even though Mr. Cervoni had already been paid, he took the time and helped me sort through the letters to make sure I completely understood what was happening. It was always a pleasure speaking with Mr. Cervoni. He always made me feel like my case was important to him. He never rushed speaking on the phone so that he could move on to the next client. He is polite and professional and truly deserves 5 stars of excellence.

- Dave

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:45:43+00:00

- Dave

Choosing an attorney is difficult. Mr. Cervoni was recommended to me by another attorney. After consulting with Mr. Cervoni, I felt he was professional and the right person for my disability case. He was clear on what he needed from me. After I provided him the information and documentation, it was a matter of a couple days and he had the appeal submitted to Social Security. He explained what to expect and how long it may take. Most importantly, anytime I called with a question, he either answered the phone right away or he called back me back very quickly and all my questions were answered. Mr. Cervoni won my disability benefits on the first appeal! Once disability was awarded, I was bombarded with mail from both SSA and SSI that at times contradicted themselves. Even though Mr. Cervoni had already been paid, he took the time and helped me sort through the letters to make sure I completely understood what was happening. It was always a pleasure speaking with Mr. Cervoni. He always made me feel like my case was important to him. He never rushed speaking on the phone so that he could move on to the next client. He is polite and professional and truly deserves 5 stars of excellence.

A Great Attorney

My attorney was always on top of my case. He was in constant contact throughout the process guiding me to get something for him or letting me know the ne t step in the process. If it was in for him by my side I would of had no guidance and I would have been all alone in this.

- Dianna

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:42:39+00:00

- Dianna

My attorney was always on top of my case. He was in constant contact throughout the process guiding me to get something for him or letting me know the ne t step in the process. If it was in for him by my side I would of had no guidance and I would have been all alone in this.

Very Pleased With Quality Professional Service

We retained Derek Cervoni to represent me in my claim for Social Security Disability Income benefits. We were very pleased with his service. He is very knowledgable about the SSA disability system, and uses this to his client's advantage taking care of virtually all the aspects of this difficult process. While he basically took over the process, he kept us informed every step of the way with clear and timely communication. This was truly a relief as it allowed us to continue to focus on my treatment with one less thing to worry about about. He was also always timely and helpful with his response to questions and requests for further information.

We would absolutely recommend Derek Cervoni to anyone seeking assistance with their Social Security Disability claim.

- Carrie

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:39:01+00:00

- Carrie

We retained Derek Cervoni to represent me in my claim for Social Security Disability Income benefits. We were very pleased with his service. He is very knowledgable about the SSA disability system, and uses this to his client's advantage taking care of virtually all the aspects of this difficult process. While he basically took over the process, he kept us informed every step of the way with clear and timely communication. This was truly a relief as it allowed us to continue to focus on my treatment with one less thing to worry about about. He was also always timely and helpful with his response to questions and requests for further information. We would absolutely recommend Derek Cervoni to anyone seeking assistance with their Social Security Disability claim.

When you are not able to help yourself …..

You are successful, smart, intelligent, energetic, purposeful, and life is great until one day, you can no longer function in the way you once were able to. You can’t fake it anymore-people notice that “something is not quiet right with you and avoid you. You keep working until you almost become a detriment to yourself or others. Your career ends in embarrassment because you can’t do it anymore. You aren’t dependable because your body and mind or both has betrayed you. You can’t enjoy being around others because of overwhelming physical, mental issues that overtake your joy and your ability to function. Others help you with daily functions.

Then you know you need someone to help you. Don’t do it alone. Attorney Cervoni applied for my disability and I was approved quickly. I could not have done it without him. He communicates clearly and helps you so much. Attorney Cervoni is to be trusted.

- Denise

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:33:57+00:00

- Denise

You are successful, smart, intelligent, energetic, purposeful, and life is great until one day, you can no longer function in the way you once were able to. You can’t fake it anymore-people notice that “something is not quiet right with you and avoid you. You keep working until you almost become a detriment to yourself or others. Your career ends in embarrassment because you can’t do it anymore. You aren’t dependable because your body and mind or both has betrayed you. You can’t enjoy being around others because of overwhelming physical, mental issues that overtake your joy and your ability to function. Others help you with daily functions. Then you know you need someone to help you. Don’t do it alone. Attorney Cervoni applied for my disability and I was approved quickly. I could not have done it without him. He communicates clearly and helps you so much. Attorney Cervoni is to be trusted.

Great Professional Expierience

We consulted Mr Cervoni after our SSI claim was denied, and we were not successful with our appeal. Mr Cervoni helped us understand the benefits application process, and guided us through a successful SSA Hearing date, where we were successful in getting a Disability ruling from the court. Derek Cervoni is highly knowledgeable and experienced in SSA claims, and extremely Professional. Mr Cervoni is highly recommended for the great service he has provided our family.

- William

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:30:27+00:00

- William

We consulted Mr Cervoni after our SSI claim was denied, and we were not successful with our appeal. Mr Cervoni helped us understand the benefits application process, and guided us through a successful SSA Hearing date, where we were successful in getting a Disability ruling from the court. Derek Cervoni is highly knowledgeable and experienced in SSA claims, and extremely Professional. Mr Cervoni is highly recommended for the great service he has provided our family.

Great Law Firm

Derek Cervoni assisted my wife and I with our claim for Social Security disability benefits after brain aneurism. Derek was one of 3 lawyers referred to us by Brain Injury Services, and after researching our options, we opted for Cervoni Disability Law practice. And very pleased we did.

We were told that navigating the Social Security Administration process for disability in Virginia was very time consuming, tedious and at times, confusing. Derek Cervoni’s knowledge on the process and also the inner workings of the administration, made the process effortless. He took the time to explain at length (more than once) how the process works, what to expect and when to expect it. It was a long process, but Derek Cervoni was there every step of the way, and always responded to questions/requests in a very timeous fashion.

Thanks, Cervoni Disability Law, and thanks to Brain Injury Services of Northern Virginia.

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Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:37:17+00:00

- Avvo User

Derek Cervoni assisted my wife and I with our claim for Social Security disability benefits after brain aneurism. Derek was one of 3 lawyers referred to us by Brain Injury Services, and after researching our options, we opted for Cervoni Disability Law practice. And very pleased we did. We were told that navigating the Social Security Administration process for disability in Virginia was very time consuming, tedious and at times, confusing. Derek Cervoni’s knowledge on the process and also the inner workings of the administration, made the process effortless. He took the time to explain at length (more than once) how the process works, what to expect and when to expect it. It was a long process, but Derek Cervoni was there every step of the way, and always responded to questions/requests in a very timeous fashion. Thanks, Cervoni Disability Law, and thanks to Brain Injury Services of Northern Virginia.

SSI Disability Benefits

Mr. Cervoni helped us secure SSI for our special needs adult son. He kept constant communication, quick to follow up and clarify, persistent until the end. Highly recommend.

- Tiffany

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:22:59+00:00

- Tiffany

Mr. Cervoni helped us secure SSI for our special needs adult son. He kept constant communication, quick to follow up and clarify, persistent until the end. Highly recommend.

Mr. Cervoni

I have to stop working because of cardiac and pulmonary problems, I contacted Mr. Derek Cervoni about filing for disability. He explained the process and the needed documentation to me in thorough details. He filed the application for me which was quickly approved. Mr. Cervoni was very thorough, experienced in handling my claim process. I was fortunate to have Mr. Derek Cervoni helped me with my claim and highly recommend Mr. Derek Cervoni to anyone who is looking for the best experienced disability lawyer to help them with their claim.

- D

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:31:53+00:00

- D

I have to stop working because of cardiac and pulmonary problems, I contacted Mr. Derek Cervoni about filing for disability. He explained the process and the needed documentation to me in thorough details. He filed the application for me which was quickly approved. Mr. Cervoni was very thorough, experienced in handling my claim process. I was fortunate to have Mr. Derek Cervoni helped me with my claim and highly recommend Mr. Derek Cervoni to anyone who is looking for the best experienced disability lawyer to help them with their claim.

Social Security Disability Benefit Claim

When applying for social security disability benefits, there are many hurdles and complications which seem quite substantial, confusing, and overwhelming at first. Acquiring good legal counsel is crucial in successfully navigating this process. Mr. Cervoni is an excellent attorney in this regard. Derek completed and filed all necessary paperwork, gathered supporting information from my doctors, kept me aware of the status of my claim, patiently and accurately answered my questions, and was with me during my hearing before the social security administrative judge. His calm, reassuring support was invaluable to me. I highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for assistance claiming social security disability benefits.

- Teresa

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:36:51+00:00

- Teresa

When applying for social security disability benefits, there are many hurdles and complications which seem quite substantial, confusing, and overwhelming at first. Acquiring good legal counsel is crucial in successfully navigating this process. Mr. Cervoni is an excellent attorney in this regard. Derek completed and filed all necessary paperwork, gathered supporting information from my doctors, kept me aware of the status of my claim, patiently and accurately answered my questions, and was with me during my hearing before the social security administrative judge. His calm, reassuring support was invaluable to me. I highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for assistance claiming social security disability benefits.

Pleased Former Client

Mr Cervoni represented me in my disability case, I am very happy to say that he won my case. It is hard to put in to words how please I am, not just because I won. He knows what you are going through. Remember he only does disability cases. He is a specialist. He always kept me updated and was a pleasure to deal with. He is the best!!

- Robert

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:44:11+00:00

- Robert

Mr Cervoni represented me in my disability case, I am very happy to say that he won my case. It is hard to put in to words how please I am, not just because I won. He knows what you are going through. Remember he only does disability cases. He is a specialist. He always kept me updated and was a pleasure to deal with. He is the best!!

Social Security Disability Case

Mr. Cervoni did a great job helping me with my social security disability claim. He was very responsive to every email I sent and every phone call I made. He helped me prepare for my hearing and gave me honest expectations. My case was challenging because of the type of disability I have but with Mr. Cervoni's help we won!

- Charlene

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:34:25+00:00

- Charlene

Mr. Cervoni did a great job helping me with my social security disability claim. He was very responsive to every email I sent and every phone call I made. He helped me prepare for my hearing and gave me honest expectations. My case was challenging because of the type of disability I have but with Mr. Cervoni's help we won!

October Case

He completely took the reigns and helped me keep my dignity through this very emotionally charged transition. No one wants to be disabled or feel useless and he pushed me when I was giving up as I have been so depressed about my limitations. Thank you for pushing me through a humiliating process!

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Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:32:49+00:00

- Avvo User

He completely took the reigns and helped me keep my dignity through this very emotionally charged transition. No one wants to be disabled or feel useless and he pushed me when I was giving up as I have been so depressed about my limitations. Thank you for pushing me through a humiliating process!
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