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The 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 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 is licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina and Georgia. He was one of the first lawyers in North Carolina to become a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. George is currently the immediate Past President of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), a past Chairman of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and has served the maximum number of terms as a member of the Social Security Disability Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar.

George has practiced law since 1987 and has focused his practice on Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability since 1995. George is admitted to all courts of the State of North Carolina; the Superior Court of Georgia; the Western, Middle, and Eastern District Courts of North Carolina; the Northern, Middle, and Southern District Courts of Georgia; the 4th, 6th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal; the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA); the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and has a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

George has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1986. He has three children: Jeff, Lauren, and Chris, 3 grandchildren, and two dogs. His hobbies are bowling, working in his yard, and spending time in the mountains.


Deana Adamson

VA Accredited Attorney 

Deana Adamson

Deana focuses her practice on Veterans’ law. She is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina.

University of South Carolina, B.S. Business Administration, 1988.
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 2012.

Deana is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (“NOVA”).

Deana is a native of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and has lived in Charlotte since 1991. She has been married to her husband, Mark, since 1991 and together they have 2 children. Deana is the daughter of a Navy veteran, granddaughter-in-law to a WWII and Korean War veteran, and her daughter currently attends a United States Federal Service Academy. She is dedicated, committed and passionate about representing and assisting veterans through the claim and appeals process before the Veterans Administration and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.



Sarah Atkins

Sarah Atkins received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College in 2009 and graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012.  

Mrs. Atkins discovered a passion for helping the disabled obtain Social Security benefits while working with the Florida Coastal Disabilities and Public Benefits Clinic and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. After graduation, Mrs. Atkins continued to pursue this passion by representing disabled clients at Social Security disability hearings and assisting clients with their appeals to the Appeals Council. Mrs. Atkins is committed to providing the highest caliber of legal representation to her disabled clients.  

Christine Latona

Christine Latona graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She graduated from Wake Forest University of Law where she was a legal writing tutor, legal writing teacher’s assistant, member of the Moot Court Board and Vice-President of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.  


Christine has licensed in NC since 2000 and has represented employers and injured employees in worker’s Compensation claims as well as served as an approved NC Industrial Commission mediator. She is a member of NOSCCR and NCAJ.  


 Christine is married and has a dog and in her spare time, she enjoys running, serving on Homeowner’s Association Board and rooting for the Carolina Panthers.  

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