About

Sharon M. Barrett

Sharon M. BarrettSharon M. Barrett has devoted her career to fighting for the rights of the disabled. She began her career working for the Social Security Administration. She held a variety of positions with the agency including fifteen years in management. While working full-time, she earned a BA in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Walsh University. In 1993, she decided to attend law school and in December 1996, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law. In 1998, she began working as an attorney advisor to Administrative Law Judges at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

In October 2000, after a successful career of twenty-three years in federal employment, Sharon entered private practice where she continues to fight for the rights of the disabled in the areas of social security disability, workers compensation, and long-term disability.

Sharon is licensed to practice law in the states of Ohio and Florida..She is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the National Association of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR).

Nancy L. Cavey

Nancy L. CaveyMs. Cavey, born in Baltimore, Maryland was profoundly affected when her father, co-owner of an insurance brokerage company, became disabled. She learned first hand of the devastating physical and financial consequences of disability and brings those insights to her practice as she aggressively fights for disability benefits due her clients. Ms. Cavey received her BA with highest honors from Hamline University with distinction in American Studies. She is a 1980 graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since that time, she has practiced in the area of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security law and Wage & Hour claims. She also represents disabled individuals in their ERISA and non-ERISA claims. She was Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar in 2004 and was honored to serve in this role as it is a peer selection among attorneys across the state. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), the American Justice Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Cavey is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, their highest rating. She is licensed to practice in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts. Nancy Cavey has now opened a Bankruptcy law firm Sunshine State Bankruptcy  to help consumers with their financial struggles. The St. Petersburg  Bankruptcy lawyer website will provide you with more information.

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One Response to “About”

  1. Jane Huffman says:

    Dear Maam,
    If I may, I would like to speak with you regarding Social Security Disability. I am a 45 year old woman who sustained a severe back injury while skiing when I was 20 years old. Since this time, I have sustained four (4) major back surgeries which resulted in a failed cage fusion, two (2)steel bars and four (4) stategically placed screws. My last back surgery was in approximately 2002 which took two (2)surgical teams and over nine (9) hours to complete. Currently, I am experiencing severe nerve root problems that is causing everything from blatter problems to excruciating leg and foot pain. I am scheduled to see a nerve specialist on Wednesday for additional testing. As for my current employment, I am a Veternarian Tech which I feel I can no longer do because of my continuous and painful back pain. You should also know that I previously applied for SS disability and was told by the hearing judge that she really wanted to grant this award but was unable to because I was currently still working and the law did not allow her to do so. I have never seeked the assistance of an Attorney but I now feel its time and necessary. You may contact me through my cell phone at (941) 932-2073 or at my home at (941) 567-6371. Thank you in advance for for guidance and assistance.

    Jane

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