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J. Robert Surface grew up in Charleston County, South Carolina, in a devout, hard-working Christian family. After attending the College of Charleston, Robert went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1978. He worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of North Charleston, then joined the federal government as an attorney, focusing on Social Security disability hearings and appeals.

Robert returned to the private sector in 2007 and launched a career representing clients with disabilities. He is admitted to practice before the US District Court of South Carolina, and he is a VA certified attorney. Robert is in good standing with the South Carolina Bar Association and the Supreme Court.

J. Robert Surface


Are you a veteran who has been denied the service-connected benefits you earned? J. Robert Surface can help. He’s a well-respected advocate with years of experience representing veterans from all branches of the military. With a thorough knowledge of the Veterans Administration’s inner workings, Mr. Surface specializes in assisting veterans with both VA disability benefits and VA disability claims, and he can help move your case forward through the system.


Is My Child Eligible for SSI Benefits?

Has your child recently been diagnosed with autism? You may be wondering what your next steps are. We’re here to help you determine if your child is eligible for SSI benefits.

Do I Need a Veterans Attorney?

As a veteran, you deserve to receive all the benefits promised to you. However, if your claims are being denied, you may need a certified veterans attorney on your side.

Optimizing Your Disability Benefits Application

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a complex process, and if you aren’t familiar with the ins and outs, we’re here to help you optimize your application for success.

Your Disability Claim Was Denied: Now What?

You’re already struggling with your health, medical bills and family expenses. On top of that, your Social Security disability claim was denied. Now what? We’re here to help.


If you’re a parent of a disabled child, you know that you may be eligible for federal assistance through the SSI child disability program. We want to help you get the maximum benefits available to you. If you’re struggling to understand the SSI requirements or your application was denied, J. Robert Surface can help. As an experienced child disability attorney, he can guide you through the process and increase your odds of success.

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