Our dedicated attorneys have been actively practicing disability law for over 20 years and are well versed in the rules & regulations that govern Social Security. They work with our talented staff to give you the best chance for winning your case.
Founding Attorney Mr. Robert S. Piazza, Former National Social Security Disability Policy Chief
Robert S. Piazza retired from the Social Security Administration in 1982 and decided he wanted to help people who could not always fight for themselves. While working at Social Security he helped to write many regulations still in use today. He became known for his knowledge of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems and trained many administrative law judges all over the country.
Mr. Piazza continued to practice law even after he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1993. He trained his son Vincent from 1994 until he passed away in 1997
Managing Attorney Mr. Vincent J. Piazza, Board Certified Social Security Advocate
Vincent J. Piazza joined his father in the practice of disability law in 1994. He graduated from Calvert Hall High School in 1979 and went on to earn an undergraduate degree from the University of MD in 1984.
He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1990 and his Master of Law degree from Georgetown in 1991. He graduated with honors and served as an associate editor of the Law Review. He was admitted to the MD bar association in 1990 and the DC bar in 1991.
Vincent Piazza continues his father’s commitment to helping people to this day.
Associate Attorney Genevieve Vallar
Genevieve Vallar joined the Disability Law Center staff in 2007. She has always been committed to helping people fight for their rights. After earning her undergraduate degree from the university of MD she went to the University of Baltimore law school. She received both her J.D. and L.L.M. law degrees there and joined the Family Law section of the MD bar association. Ms. Vallar has clerked for Honorable R. K. Hardgadon in a Baltimore court room and interned as counsel for the House of Ruth, a woman’s program in Baltimore city.
Physician’s Assistant Kathryn Piazza-Appel
Kathryn Piazza-Appel received her undergraduate degree from the University of MD in 1977 and became certified as a physician’s Assistant (PA) after completing training at Towson University/Essex Community College in 1981. Inspired by her father to help others, she practiced (and taught) geriatric medicine to others and has been a PA for over 30 years. She joined her father Robert and brother Vincent at the Disability Law Center in 1996. Kathryn oversees the office and manages the review of all the medical records.