David L. Horne is the President of the Disability Law Center of David L. Horne, PLLC. For more than 35 years he has represented disabled and injured people making initial claims for benefits and in appeals after benefits are denied. He has represented clients in State and Federal Court and in many types of administrative proceedings and hearings.
Social Security Disability (SSDI) - Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Disability
Long Term Disability (LTD) Policies and Plans including ERISA Plans
Since 1975 Mr. Horne has focused his practice in claims involving the medical issues relating to injury and disability. With his experience in medical issues, he is able to work closely with clients’ physicians in proving their claims.
Maximize Overlapping Benefits from All Claims
He will maximize benefits and compensation from all overlapping sources. His experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law enables him to sort through the complex relationship between claims for injury and disability programs and plans.
Virginia State Bar, 1975
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
Virginia Supreme Court
Court of Appeals of Virginia
National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR). Sustaining Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1975 - Present
Virginia State Bar, 1975 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar Association, 1975 - Present
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia,
Juris Doctorate Degree, 1975
University of Richmond Law Review, Editorial Staff, 1973 - 1975
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1972 - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Foreign Affairs
Partner/Shareholder & Leader of the Disability Law Group of Pender & Coward, P.C, 1982 – 2013
Smith, Dickerson & Horne, Partner, 1979 - 1981
Guy, Cromwell, Betz, Smith & Dickerson, Partner, 1975 - 1979
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Mr. Horne is amazing. I have a rare disease and been fighting for disability for 2 years when he took my case.
I had over 5000 pages of medical records and he went through every single one of them and highlighted the important details, But I also went and interviewed five of my doctors. I won my case and all back pay. Thank you!
- The Kure dot info. 9/3/2019
Mr Horne went to bat for me and I was approved for my disability the first try! He is a patient and kind man who truly cares about his clients. Highly recommend!
- Robin Fuller. 5/7/2019
Mr. Horne was instrumental in getting me approved for my VRS retirement. From the first meeting, I felt completely confident in his abilities to represent me, and he did nothing but surpass my expectations. I have already recommended him to several people needing assistance with disability, and will definitely continue to do so in the future.
- Ryan basnight. 0/29/2019
I tried the Virginia retirement system on my own and was denied again and again. For my final appeal I hired David Horne and I have to tell you that I could have never done what he did. He made them see medically all of the pain I was dealing with and the detrimental effects that were occurring personally. Without him I would have lost my benefit but with him representing me I was FINALLY accepted as disabled. His fee is not a waste of money and I highly recommend you contact him and see what he can do for you with the Virginia Retirement System. Knowing what I know now I should have used him early in the process, but I had to learn my lesson. You won’t be disappointed!!!!!!!