THE WINNING TEAM
Our team applies their extensive experience to many diverse social security disability claims, representing clients who have become injured or disabled at work, in the military, or in private life.
Our trademarks are experience and a successful track record, but we continue to hone our techniques. By staying up-to-date on breaking developments in the social security disability and veterans disability law, we know we can provide better service for our clients. Our team works hard to master new laws and court rulings that may affect our clients’ administrative hearings, courtroom battles, and insurance claim adjustment negotiations.
George C. Piemonte
George Piemonte received his B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1982 and his law degree from Nova University in 1987. He was one of the first lawyers in North Carolina to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law in 2006. George is a member of the North Carolina State Bar’s Specialization Committee for Social Security Disability Law; is a member of the Board of Directors, serving as a past Chair of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; and serves on the CLE Committee and Chairs the PAC Committee of the Disability Advocacy Section.
George has practiced law since 1987 and has focused his practice since 1995 on Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability, and Railroad Disability. George is admitted to all courts of the State of North Carolina, the Western, Middle, and Eastern District Courts of North Carolina, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives, serving on its Board of Directors; the National Organization of Veterans Advocates; the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; and the Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyers Association.
George has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1986. He has three children: Jeff, Lauren, and Chris, two granddaughters, and two Labradors. His hobbies are bowling, working in his yard, and spending time in the mountains.
Deana focuses her practice on veterans’ law and elder law matters. She is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to joining Martin, Jones & Piemonte, Deana gained valuable legal experience as a student attorney representing clients in various aspects of Elder Law, working as an intern for the 26th Judicial District Family Court Administrator’s Office, working as a teaching assistant for the legal writing department at Charlotte School of Law and serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Calvin E. Murphy, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases in North Carolina.
Deana is a native of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and has lived in Charlotte since 1991. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and spent thirteen years working in sales and sales management in the consumer products industry. Deana obtained her Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from the Charlotte School of Law. At Charlotte Law, she was inducted into the Order of the Crown Academic Honor Society, was the Secretary of the Christian Legal Society and worked as a legal writing teaching assistant for two years.
Deana is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (“NOVA”).
Deana has been married to her husband, Mark, for twenty three years and has two school-aged children. Outside of the office Deana enjoys spending time with her family in the mountains, participating in her book club, and attending the University of South Carolina football games. She is active in her church community and her children’s school community, serving as the President of the Parent Teacher Organization in 2009-2010.
Accredited Disability Representatives:
Melissa Wilson, ADR
Melissa attended Belmont Abbey College and Gaston Community College. She gained 10 valuable years of experience working with Carolinas Healthcare System in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Clinical Research, and Transplant Center.
Melissa is an Accredited Disability Representative which is recognized through experience, education, and exam through the Social Security Administration. She is a member of the National Organization Social Security Representatives as well as the National Association of Disability Representatives.
“I am very passionate about fighting for the rights of disabled claimants, and ultimately helping them achieve their rightful benefits.”
When not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her son, family, and dog, Lacey.
Our team applies their extensive experience to many diverse disability claims, representing clients who have become injured or disabled at work, in the military, or in private life.
Our trademarks are experience and a successful track record, but we continue to hone our techniques. By staying up-to-date on breaking developments in the law, we know we can provide better service for our clients. Our team works hard to master new laws and court rulings that may affect our clients’ administrative hearings, courtroom battles, and insurance claim adjustment negotiations.