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Carol Ponton

Attorney Carol Ponton

Attorney Carol Ponton

 

Current Employment Position:
Principal Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Prior Employment:
Elementary School Teacher, San Diego, California
Attorney, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, Orlando, Florida
Law Clerk, U.S. Federal District Judge John A. Reed
Principal Attorney, Carol Ponton, P.A.
Principal Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Area of Practice:
Social Security Disability Law

Veterans Law 

Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Middle District, Florida

Bar Association Memberships:
Past Member Bd of Directors for Orange County Legal Aid
Volusia County Bar Association
Past Member of Bd of Directors for Volusia County Bar
Past Secretary for Volusia County Bar Association
Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee

Education:
Florida Atlantic University, BA 1969, with honors
University of Florida , J.D, Summa Cum Laude, First in Class, Order of Coif 1976

Memberships:
National Organization of Social Security Representatives
National Organization of Veterans Advocates

Invited Speaker on Social Security Disability:
ACT- Mental Health Organization
Lakeside Alternatives- Mental Health Organization
Halifax Hospital
Serenity House
Brain Injury Support Group
Florida Hospital
Scleroderma Support Group
AIDS Support Group
Epilepsy Support Group
Hematology/Oncology Support Group
Arthritis Support Group
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Post Polio Support Group
MS Support Group
Cancer Support Group
Lupus Support Group

Awards:
American Jurisprudence Awards
Torts
Real Property
Criminal Law
Insurance

Other:
Recognized in Best Lawyers in America Publication in the area of Social Security Disability Law
Qualified as Expert Witness in Social Security Law before Administrative Law Judges in Workers Compensation hearings

Personal Note:
Carol was born in Washington, D.C.  She taught school before deciding to become a lawyer.  After working for one of the major law firms in Orlando, she took a job working for a local federal judge in Orlando.  In that job, she learned how the Social Security System worked by handling the appeals of disabled workers.  After leaving the federal judge, she opened her own law practice.  In that practice she learned of veterans being denied their VA benefits and in the early 1990s began representing them in their claims against the government. She has been working for veterans and for disabled workers ever since.

Carol is our senior partner in the area of Veterans Law and Social Security Disability. She is directly involved in representing veterans in the Regional Office, the BVA and beyond.  In the Social Security section she works to make sure that all of our cases are properly prepared, by reviewing the cases which are coming up for hearing and offering advice to our lawyers and case managers based on her thirty years of experience. While she no longer handles individual hearings, she continues to be the main social security resource for our firm.

Carol has five children and ten grandchildren. She lives with her husband, Brian Hill, in Orlando, Florida.

Contact:
cponton@hillandponton.com

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