Jacksonville Disability Lawyers
At Gaglione & Dumas, we care about our clients. Every day, we see the devastating effects disability can have on an individual’s personal life, professional life and family life. And we’re committed to making a change. Since 2000, we’ve worked to help our clients secure the help they need to protect their quality of life through Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Our mission is to provide exceptional service as Advocates for the disabled by demonstrating Compassion, competence and a commitment to changing lives for the better.
Lori Gaglione is a Jacksonville native who grew up in the Ft. Caroline area graduating from Terry Parker High School in 1983. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1987 and continued her education at The University of Florida Levin College of Law, receiving her law degree in 1990. As a young attorney, she began handling Social Security Disability claims in 1993 for the firm where she was employed and decided it was her calling in life. She opened a solo practice in 1996 specializing in disability claims. Jessica Dumas later joined her in 2000 and Gaglione and Dumas was born.
Lori is an active member of the Jacksonville Beach Bar Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) and National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA). She is admitted to practice in the Middle District Court of Florida, United States Supreme Court and U.S Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.
Lori has made the Jacksonville Beaches her home since returning from college in 1990. She is active in her community and currently chairs the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Jessica Dumas originally hails from Alexandria, Virginia but moved to Florida during her high school years, graduating from Largo High School in 1985. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1989 and then attended St. Louis University School of Law, receiving her law degree in 1992. Ms. Dumas began representing Social Security Disability claimants during a law school internship and enjoyed it so much it became her chosen career path. She began representing claimants in 1993 and had many years’ experience before deciding to join forces with Ms. Gaglione.
Jessica is an active member of the Jacksonville Beach Bar Association, the Jacksonville Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). She has chaired the Jacksonville Bar Association Social Security Committee for the past three years. She is admitted to practice in the Middle District Court of Florida and the United States Supreme Court. Jessica has made the Jacksonville Beaches her home since returning from college in 1992.
Lynn Gaglione-Papile, Office Manager
Lynn is a Jacksonville native, and before joining Gaglione & Dumas in 2002, she worked for US Airways for sixteen years. Lynn manages the day to day operations of the office as well as being diligent in following up to make sure our clients are receiving the proper benefits once we win their case. She brings loyalty, organization and humor to our family- oriented firm. She is an avid beach lover, world traveller and fitness enthusiast.
Michelle Friedner, Legal Assistant
Michelle works as a legal assistant. Before joining Gaglione & Dumas, she worked for seven years in the medical records department at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She conducts initial client interviews and helps clients to complete required forms. She spends her spare time swimming, hitting the beach and enjoying time with her husband and three children.
Corinne Murrell, Legal Assistant
Corinne is our office legal assistant. She was recommended to us by the director of her school’s Law Honor Society. She is an exceptional student who has earned many honors and awards. She has proven to be an excellent employee and a great team player. She has a strong desire to learn, works hard and pays extreme attention to detail. She intends to further her education and eventually pursue a law degree and career as an attorney. We feel lucky to have her.
Ann Allen, Receptionist/Legal Assistant
Ann Allen is the firm receptionist who also performs many legal assistant duties. She has an excellent knack for the details and will strive to provide you with the best possible service and answer all your questions. Ann has extensive experience in handling a busy caseload. In her spare time, she loves to travel, walk her dog on the beach and spend time with family. She is an excellent addition to our firm.