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 professional and prompt service

Mr Cervoni was very professional and very diligent in submitting all the necessary paperwork. My disability claim was approved in less than one year. I would recommend Mr, Cervoni to anyone.

- Migdalia

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:41:37+00:00

- Migdalia

Mr Cervoni was very professional and very diligent in submitting all the necessary paperwork. My disability claim was approved in less than one year. I would recommend Mr, Cervoni to anyone.

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.

Knowledgeable and Responsive

Attorney Cervoni helped us file a disability claim for our disabled son and guided us effectively every step of the way. There is a lot of paperwork involved but he helped us sort through all the documents and navigate smoothly through this system, which was totally unfamiliar to us. He also anticipated every step and kept us informed on what would happen next. Aside from being knowledgeable about all the ins and outs, Attorney Cervoni was very responsive to our needs. He returned our phone calls almost immediately and also sent us emails responding to our questions. Our son's application was approved and we are very grateful to Attorney Cervoni for all his guidance and assistance. We highly recommend him.

Dale

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-02-02T13:41:18+00:00

Dale

Attorney Cervoni helped us file a disability claim for our disabled son and guided us effectively every step of the way. There is a lot of paperwork involved but he helped us sort through all the documents and navigate smoothly through this system, which was totally unfamiliar to us. He also anticipated every step and kept us informed on what would happen next. Aside from being knowledgeable about all the ins and outs, Attorney Cervoni was very responsive to our needs. He returned our phone calls almost immediately and also sent us emails responding to our questions. Our son's application was approved and we are very grateful to Attorney Cervoni for all his guidance and assistance. We highly recommend him.

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.

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.

- Avvo User

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.

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!

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!

- Avvo User

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!

Awesome Lawyer

My wife and I have worked for years (with an advocate) to get disability benefits. Her doctors 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, conscientious, 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 benefits. Her doctors 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, conscientious, 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!

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.

Social Security Representation

Approximately eighteen months ago we hired Derek S. Cervoni to handle our Social Security claim! Both my wife and I found him to be professional honest, knowledgeable, sincere and kept any promise he made to us!

All of our expectations, questions and concerns were always met! He was very clear and concise regarding how the claim is submitted. He told us there was a high chance that we would get approved, gave a percentage that was reasonable, also said there would be a lot of paperwork! And, trust me there was! He also said it was a slow process!

I really appreciated several key points that made us recognize he was the best choice.

Any promises made were met on time or early. He followed up every few weeks or monthly to advise us of the status.

His representation is the reason our claim was approved! Presentation is everything!

I would absolutely recommend Derek Cervoni!

- Avvo User

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:46:12+00:00

- Avvo User

Approximately eighteen months ago we hired Derek S. Cervoni to handle our Social Security claim! Both my wife and I found him to be professional honest, knowledgeable, sincere and kept any promise he made to us! All of our expectations, questions and concerns were always met! He was very clear and concise regarding how the claim is submitted. He told us there was a high chance that we would get approved, gave a percentage that was reasonable, also said there would be a lot of paperwork! And, trust me there was! He also said it was a slow process! I really appreciated several key points that made us recognize he was the best choice. Any promises made were met on time or early. He followed up every few weeks or monthly to advise us of the status. His representation is the reason our claim was approved! Presentation is everything! I would absolutely recommend Derek Cervoni!

Terrific

Derek S. Cervoni knew precisely what specific facts and medical tests results to present at my hearing. I highly recommend him.

- Lisa

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:39:52+00:00

- Lisa

Derek S. Cervoni knew precisely what specific facts and medical tests results to present at my hearing. I highly recommend him.

Wholeheartedly recommend

Derek Cervoni represented my son in his disability application with SSA. His thoroughness, competence, timeliness, and courtesy went beyond my expectations and he was successful in getting my son approved for disability in 4 months. He responded quickly, usually the same day, to any questions I had. He made the normally difficult process of applying for disability very easy for my son.

Anonymous

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2019-02-02T14:01:47+00:00

Anonymous

Derek Cervoni represented my son in his disability application with SSA. His thoroughness, competence, timeliness, and courtesy went beyond my expectations and he was successful in getting my son approved for disability in 4 months. He responded quickly, usually the same day, to any questions I had. He made the normally difficult process of applying for disability very easy for my son.

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.

Excellent SSDI Attorney

I contacted Derek for help filing for SSDI benefits and on our first phone call he walked me through the process, explained everything, and answered my (many) questions. Derek is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding Social Security law and the benefits application process. He is thorough, was always available to answer my calls, regularly kept me updated on my claim's status, and made me feel very comfortable knowing he was handling everything.

In addition, he was very receptive to my concerns regarding how my physical limitations impacted getting him the information required to complete my file and went above and beyond to accommodate me. I was shocked and immensely grateful when he notified me that my claim had been approved mere months after I hired him! I cannot recommend Derek enough and will continue to refer friends to his practice.

- Lauren

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:38:08+00:00

- Lauren

I contacted Derek for help filing for SSDI benefits and on our first phone call he walked me through the process, explained everything, and answered my (many) questions. Derek is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding Social Security law and the benefits application process. He is thorough, was always available to answer my calls, regularly kept me updated on my claim's status, and made me feel very comfortable knowing he was handling everything. In addition, he was very receptive to my concerns regarding how my physical limitations impacted getting him the information required to complete my file and went above and beyond to accommodate me. I was shocked and immensely grateful when he notified me that my claim had been approved mere months after I hired him! I cannot recommend Derek enough and will continue to refer friends to his practice.

Help in Obtaining SSA Disability Funds

Derek was responsible for helping us obtain SSA disability funds for our son. We perservered and thanks to Derek's hard work we now have the funds in hand.
Thank you very much for your diligence, Derek.

- Raymond

Reviews and Testimonials for Derek Cervoni
5.0
2018-11-27T17:40:21+00:00

- Raymond

Derek was responsible for helping us obtain SSA disability funds for our son. We perservered and thanks to Derek's hard work we now have the funds in hand. Thank you very much for your diligence, Derek.
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