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 over 20 years of advocacy experience representing clients before the Social Security Administration (SSA).  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

Great advocate for navigating the system




Dealing with a severely disabling chronic illness can be treacherous on many fronts. Aside from the daily pain of living with disease, having SSA dismiss your case only adds insult to injury. Mr. Cervoni took on our case when another disability lawyer wouldn't due to the complicated nature of the disease. Not only was he there every step of the way during the multiple appeals processes, he was quick to answer any and all questions in a timely manner and guided us through the disability hearing process. During the hearing with an administrative law judge, Mr. Cervoni was thorough and compassionate. We were pleased when the judge returned with a fully favorable decision.



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Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-07-10T14:55:44+00:00

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Dealing with a severely disabling chronic illness can be treacherous on many fronts. Aside from the daily pain of living with disease, having SSA dismiss your case only adds insult to injury. Mr. Cervoni took on our case when another disability lawyer wouldn't due to the complicated nature of the disease. Not only was he there every step of the way during the multiple appeals processes, he was quick to answer any and all questions in a timely manner and guided us through the disability hearing process. During the hearing with an administrative law judge, Mr. Cervoni was thorough and compassionate. We were pleased when the judge returned with a fully favorable decision.

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I highly recommend Derek Cervoni, who represented me in filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. Mr. Cervoni was recommended to me by a partner at the Goodwin Procter law firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Cervoni was wonderful to work with during every aspect of my case. He was very approachable, and he was extremely helpful in filing my claim. He filled out all of the SSD forms for me, and he continually kept me up-to-date on the status of my case. I always was able to reach Mr. Cervoni via telephone, email, U.S. mail or fax, and he answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Mr. Cervoni was able to guide me through the entire process, and, once the process started, he told me what I should expect. I was awarded my Social Security Disability benefits on the first attempt because of Mr. Cervoni’s expertise. I am very grateful that he was able to represent me in my SSD claim.

- Adrienne

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:39:28+00:00

- Adrienne

I highly recommend Derek Cervoni, who represented me in filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. Mr. Cervoni was recommended to me by a partner at the Goodwin Procter law firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Cervoni was wonderful to work with during every aspect of my case. He was very approachable, and he was extremely helpful in filing my claim. He filled out all of the SSD forms for me, and he continually kept me up-to-date on the status of my case. I always was able to reach Mr. Cervoni via telephone, email, U.S. mail or fax, and he answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Mr. Cervoni was able to guide me through the entire process, and, once the process started, he told me what I should expect. I was awarded my Social Security Disability benefits on the first attempt because of Mr. Cervoni’s expertise. I am very grateful that he was able to represent me in my SSD claim.

Social Security

I hired Derek to help with my daughter's case. She was denied twice before I found Derek and he did everything and won her case for us. Highly recommend Derek. He was always fast at returning my phone calls and emails. Very professional.

- Helene

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:35:31+00:00

- Helene

I hired Derek to help with my daughter's case. She was denied twice before I found Derek and he did everything and won her case for us. Highly recommend Derek. He was always fast at returning my phone calls and emails. Very professional.

SSI Disability Benefits

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

Intelligent, kind lawyer

Derek Cervoni has helped me get my Social Security disability award and retroactive payments. He has worked hard and explained the process to me, letting me know what I needed to do on my end regarding medical information. He is very kind and easy to talk to. I cannot express my appreciation enough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of SS Disability aid. He's the best!

- Bonnie

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:30:07+00:00

- Bonnie

Derek Cervoni has helped me get my Social Security disability award and retroactive payments. He has worked hard and explained the process to me, letting me know what I needed to do on my end regarding medical information. He is very kind and easy to talk to. I cannot express my appreciation enough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is in need of SS Disability aid. He's the best!

Win your Social Security disability case with this attorney

Very understanding and knowledgeable about Social Security disability law. Mr. Cervoni helped me from day one with filing the first application materials and moving it through the Social Security disability system/maze. I would recommend his services if you want to win your case.

- James

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:46:36+00:00

- James

Very understanding and knowledgeable about Social Security disability law. Mr. Cervoni helped me from day one with filing the first application materials and moving it through the Social Security disability system/maze. I would recommend his services if you want to win your case.

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 of 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 of 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.

Disability Attorney

Was extremely good at updates and answered questions with very quickly. It can be difficult to get through government claims that make it almost impossible to get through. The government 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

Was extremely good at updates and answered questions with very quickly. It can be difficult to get through government claims that make it almost impossible to get through. The government 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.

Will Work Hard for You

When you leave it in his hands you can truly focus on what matters, your health.  I was a federal employee that found myself no longer able to work due to having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which was complicated by injuries from an auto accident. ...he's used to working with people that are so ill that making or answering calls is extremely difficult. From our first conversation, I felt very well taken care of and understood. ...The whole process, thanks to both my being organized with my records and Mr. Cervoni understanding both my ailment and the process so thoroughly was easier and faster than I had ever imagined possible. I would recommend his services to anyone I know in his region of practice. Before getting in contact with Mr. Cervoni I had reached out to other SSDI attorneys and I still haven't received a call back from them.

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Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-09-04T18:50:15+00:00

Rebeckah on Avvo

When you leave it in his hands you can truly focus on what matters, your health.  I was a federal employee that found myself no longer able to work due to having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which was complicated by injuries from an auto accident. ...he's used to working with people that are so ill that making or answering calls is extremely difficult. From our first conversation, I felt very well taken care of and understood. ...The whole process, thanks to both my being organized with my records and Mr. Cervoni understanding both my ailment and the process so thoroughly was easier and faster than I had ever imagined possible. I would recommend his services to anyone I know in his region of practice. Before getting in contact with Mr. Cervoni I had reached out to other SSDI attorneys and I still haven't received a call back from them.

Fantastic Experience

Applying for social security disability is a daunting experience both physically and emotionally. When you work all your life and you find yourself in a position where you have to apply for disability it's heartbreaking. Mr. Cervoni was a lifesaver for me. He answered all my questions within hours of asking. He held my hand when it was needed and provided support when I needed it. Do not hesitate contacting him if you need help with this process.

- Sharon

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:32:14+00:00

- Sharon

Applying for social security disability is a daunting experience both physically and emotionally. When you work all your life and you find yourself in a position where you have to apply for disability it's heartbreaking. Mr. Cervoni was a lifesaver for me. He answered all my questions within hours of asking. He held my hand when it was needed and provided support when I needed it. Do not hesitate contacting him if you need help with this process.

Great experience!

I've learned 2 things as the parent of a special needs child. 1) There are a lot of brick walls to be knocked down. 2) When someone else already knows how to knock them down, ask them for help! Such was the case with our SSI application and Derek Cervoni. He walked us through how the process would work, he did the legwork, and he kept us informed throughout the process. Derek knows the application process inside and out and made sure everything was in order to make the process as smooth as it could be.

Deb

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-02-02T13:42:51+00:00

Deb

I've learned 2 things as the parent of a special needs child. 1) There are a lot of brick walls to be knocked down. 2) When someone else already knows how to knock them down, ask them for help! Such was the case with our SSI application and Derek Cervoni. He walked us through how the process would work, he did the legwork, and he kept us informed throughout the process. Derek knows the application process inside and out and made sure everything was in order to make the process as smooth as it could be.

Great Attorney for SSI Disability

I want to thank Mr.Cevoni for helping me through the SSI filing process. Mr. Cevoni was always there when I had a question or a concern about my case from star to finish. I was never left in the dark with the process.

He kept me updated on what was going on with my case and what I needed to do as it was going forward.

I will recommend Mr. Cervoni to any of my friends and family members that might need SSI disability.

- Kent

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:30:53+00:00

- Kent

I want to thank Mr.Cevoni for helping me through the SSI filing process. Mr. Cevoni was always there when I had a question or a concern about my case from star to finish. I was never left in the dark with the process. He kept me updated on what was going on with my case and what I needed to do as it was going forward. I will recommend Mr. Cervoni to any of my friends and family members that might need SSI disability.

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 quite 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 have betrayed you. You can’t enjoy being around others because of overwhelming physical, or 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 quite 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 have betrayed you. You can’t enjoy being around others because of overwhelming physical, or 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.

Respectfully recommend

Mr. Cervoni was very helpful during this difficult time. Throughout the entire process he was professional and responded to all of my concerns quickly. I respectfully recommend this attorney and his colleagues.

Posted by anonymous 

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-05-02T15:13:34+00:00

Posted by anonymous 

Mr. Cervoni was very helpful during this difficult time. Throughout the entire process he was professional and responded to all of my concerns quickly. I respectfully recommend this attorney and his colleagues.

Great Law Firm

Derek Cervoni assisted my wife and I with our claim for Social Security disability benefits after a brain aneurysm. 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 timely 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 a brain aneurysm. 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 timely fashion. Thanks, Cervoni Disability Law, and thanks to Brain Injury Services of Northern Virginia.
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