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“March 2012, doctors diagnosed me with Stage IV Cancer.  I never dreamed that I would be disabled and I had heard that SSD was a difficult process.  An attorney that I know advised I call Tex Chalkley at Chalkley & Associates to discuss disability options.  I visited www.ChalkleyLaw.com to learn more and based on that reference and what I read, I rung Chalkley & Associates to begin the application process.  Tex, Heather, and the entire team were brilliant; they lifted a huge burden from my shoulders.  I highly recommend Chalkley & Associates to the injured or disabled.”

-Eve McKay


“Prior to applying for disability we had been utilizing Long Term Disability benefits, and we realized that we should also be eligible for social security disability.  We applied without a lawyer and were denied. We asked social security to reconsider their decision, and they denied me again.  At that point we decided it was time to get a lawyer to help us.  Luckily, my primary doctor referred me to Tex at Chalkley & Associates.  From our very first meeting with Tex’s team, we felt hopeful.  Chalkley & Associates knows what they are doing, and they guided us through the process.  Tex helped us proceed all the way to a hearing, but prepared our case so well that we received a fully favorable decision without even having to go to hearing.  We had a very pleasant experience, and recommend Tex to anyone that may be injured or disabled and needs help. I wish we would have known about Chalkley & Associates sooner.”

-Allen Williams


“I had heard that the disability process is horrible and it takes years.  I contacted one of the large, national disability firms, but thankfully I took one of my physician’s advice and contacted Tex at Chalkley & Associates.   The staff was very accommodating and made sure to protect my interests throughout the entire process.   I felt that from my very first meeting with Tex’s team that they were very competent, advised us as to what to expect during the entire process, advised on medical treatment and documents to obtain.  Tex was able to win me full disability, without even going to a hearing.  After going through this process, I can’t imagine how anybody can go through this process without a disability lawyer and actually win.  I would most definitely refer anybody injured or disabled to Tex.”

-Anonymous


“I started the whole process of disability without a lawyer.  I went to the social security office, had my appointment, and soon after that I got a letter that for some reason they rejected my case.  I asked my son to find me a lawyer, so he went online to search for a good disability lawyer and his research led him to Chalkley & Associates, so we called Tex.  I heard that it is tough to get disability and takes a long time, but Tex got me approved in less than a year.  I was so happy to meet with such nice people, they answered all of the questions I had and explained everything to me clearly.  Tex did such a good job for me, I recommend him highly for help with disabilities and accidents.”

-B.R.


“I tried by myself to get disability but it didn’t work.  A friend recommended Tex Chalkley.  I had my first meeting at Chalkley & Associates in February, and by the beginning of August, I’ve already been awarded disability and have already started receiving checks.  I have already recommended friends to Tex for help with disability, but now that I know Chalkley & Associates also helps people with injuries, car accidents and work comp injuries, I will recommend anyone I know contact them for help.”

-Anonymous


“I filed for disability in 2008 on my own, and was denied.  With my pain and disabilities I couldn’t accept the denial, I had to give it another shot.  Thankfully a friend recommended Tex Chalkley and his firm, Chalkley & Associates.  From the get go, everything was great with Tex and his team.  They answered all of my questions, they took care of everything for me, they returned all of my calls.  Tex pursued my claim all the way to the hearing level, and prepared things so well that the judge made a decision before the hearing even happened, and awarded my benefits back to 2008, when I should have received them in the first place.  I’ve heard that the process takes a long time, but Tex got my benefits for me within 1 year.  If you are looking for someone trustworthy to help you with your injury or disability, you should call Chalkley & Associates.  Tex will take care of you.”

-Donald Harber


“I found Chalkley & Associates and Tex Chalkley while searching online.  I later came to find out that I know several people also represented by Tex.  Everyone at the firm was professional and courteous throughout the entire process.  Through all of my experiences, everyone was helpful, informative and professional.  My initial application was denied, but Tex kept pushing forward.  My reconsideration was denied as well. Tex affirmed that I had a strong enough case, and he recommended we push through to the hearing.  I followed his guidance, went to the hearing, and Tex prevailed for me.  I’m happy to have had Tex as my lawyer, he guided me through all levels of the social security disability process and won my benefits for me.  In the future if I have any issues, I will definitely be using Tex, and I recommend anyone else does too.”

- D. Sandry


“I applied for disability on my own and got denied immediately.  Tex came highly recommended by a national organization of disability lawyers.  I contacted Tex after I received the denial from my first application.  Within three months of first contacting Chalkley & Associates, I was awarded my social security disability benefits without even having to escalate my claim all the way to the hearing level.  I’ve already recommended Tex to a family member injured in an automobile accident, and I will continue to recommend Chalkley & Associates to anyone I know who has been injured or is disabled and can’t continue to work.”

-B. Rhoads


“I filed first without a lawyer, and I got denied.  I figured it was time to get a lawyer to help me.  Luckily I found Chalkley & Associates in the phone book.  From the very first call, everyone was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and willing to help (unlike some of the big firms that I called).  I had an enjoyable experience with Tex and his team.  I was a little nervous before my Hearing, but Tex kept me calm.  Although most of my doctors weren’t all that cooperative, Tex put together a solid case for me.  I am relieved to have won disability, and already received my benefits.  Tex and the team at Chalkley & Associates did great by me, and I would recommend them to anyone that needs reliable help with their injuries or disabilities.”

-H.W. Melton


“I found Tex Chalkley online.  Unlike other attorneys I spoke with, who told me to try on my own, Tex took my case from the Initial Application, all the way to the end.  From the very first meeting, I was provided with all of the information I needed.  My questions and concerns were all answered, and Tex’s team was extremely patient and understanding with me through the whole process.  At times, the paperwork from the Social Security Administration combined with my medical treatment was overwhelming, but Tex and his team kept me on track and ultimately achieved full disability benefits for me, without even having to go to a Hearing.  If anyone needs a competent attorney to help with disability, any injuries or auto accidents, I highly recommend they contact Chalkley & Associates.”

-K.G.


“For my husband’s social security disability claim we started off with another lawyer, and we were not very happy at all.  We looked for someone else, and were lucky to be referred to Tex Chalkley and the associates at his disability law office.  We received much more compassion, concern and feeling of security that things were being taken care of with Tex than we did from the other lawyer.  We hope to not have the need to get help from a lawyer again, but if we do, Tex will be our first call and he should be yours too.”

-Deanna Hill on behalf of my husband Michael Hill


“I tried to get disability benefits without a lawyer, and I got turned down.  I was lucky to have a friend tell me about Tex Chalkley.  Tex took over the reins, made sure I kept up with my medical treatment, and ultimately got me my social security disability and I’m happy to say I’ve already received my benefits.  I hope I don’t meet anyone injured or disabled, but if I do, I will certainly make sure they call Tex.”

-James Luxton


“Tex Chalkley is your best bet if you are fed up with the government and not getting a fair shake and what you deserve.  I filed for disability by myself and got denied.  I tried again and got denied.  I lost count of how many lawyers I called trying to get help, some wouldn’t listen to me, and the rest turned me away.  Thankfully I called Tex Chalkley, in Ocala, and found my solution.  On my first call to Tex’s office I spoke to Heather, and she is my angel!  Heather took the time and showed that she cared.  Tex saw the legitimate claim I had, and he and his associates pointed me towards the proper healthcare that I needed and that would help support my disability claim that no one else believed.  Tex worked hard at taking care of me, got me approved and I already have my money that I needed and deserved.  If you are looking for the best social security disability lawyer in Ocala, don’t waste your time calling around, call Tex Chalkley.”

-Anonymous


“My conditions got to the point where I could not work anymore.  I needed someone to help me get disability, and I didn’t know who to ask for help.  I am grateful that my doctor recommended that I call Tex Chalkley at Chalkley & Associates.  Tex got me full social security disability benefits in less than 3 months and I was amazed to get my check in my hand so quick!  If you’re disabled, if you’re hurt, if you have questions, I pray that you call Tex Chalkley.”

-Clyreatha Baker


“Over the past 3 to 4 years I applied for disability, without a lawyer helping me, and I was denied my disability every time.  I figured since I couldn’t get it done on my own that I would get a lawyer to help me.  Tex Chalkley was highly recommended to me, so I called him, and boy am I glad I did!!  I was impressed with everyone’s work in the office, he has a solid team of professionals working for him, everything went real well.  I heard that it can take 2 to 3 years, but Tex got my disability approved in less than 5 months!!  Anyone hurt in an accident, hurt at work or hurt and can’t work needs to call Tex!”

-Edward Traylor


“I tried the disability process on my own and got denied.  I tried again and got denied again.  It came to the point where I had to prove my disability to a judge.  I knew I should get an experienced lawyer to help me.  I found Tex Chalkley in the phone book, and I am glad I did.  Within two months Tex represented me in front of the judge, and did such a great job that I got approved for disability on the spot.  On a similar note, my experience with the entire team at Chalkley & Smith was terrific.”

-S.C.


“Chalkley & Smith helped me with my work comp injury that I got at my job, and also assisted me in obtaining social security disability.  The stories I heard were true, I tried twice on my own to get disability, and I got denied.  Tex was able to get me my disability on the first try!  He did such a good job for me that I told my husband to call him when he was at the point he could no longer work either.  Tex kept me posted the whole time on what was going on with my disability claim.  Even though it was difficult at times, I followed Tex’s advice and kept treating with my doctors.  It was a long process, but I did what I was told and that led to success.  I’ve already gotten my disability money.  I will without a doubt recommend Tex to anyone unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident, injured at work, or disabled and not able to work anymore.  He cares, and he got my family the money we deserved.”

-Patricia and Charles


“I heard disability from social security was a real long haul.  While dealing with Social Security I was confused by their questions and paperwork and thought it made sense to have a professional help me.  I have always worked and I wanted to continue to work, but everything kept piling up, getting worse and worse, and finally got to the point that I could not work anymore.  I found Tex in the phone book. Tex and his entire team are friendly, knowledgeable and you can tell they care.  Everything was great and they did their best to take everything off my shoulders so that I didn’t have to worry about it.  I’ve already referred friends to Tex.  I hope I don’t know anyone else that needs his help, but if they do, he is the man to see.”

-George Lanz


“I know that getting disability is very tough.  I helped my husband with his disability claim, it took over 2 years and tons of paperwork.  After dealing with those headaches firsthand, I knew that I needed a knowledgeable attorney to handle my case for me.  From the very first meeting, everyone was wonderful!  They held my hand through each step of the way.  Tex and his team got me approved for disability in less than 1 year. Call Tex!”

-Carlene Ottenbaker


“I originally applied on my own, and was denied almost immediately.  Tex helped someone I know get disability, and they highly recommended that I call him.  Once Tex became my representative, it seems that things started going in the right direction.  I stayed with my doctors, followed Tex’s advice, and have been awarded and received my disability.”

-Anonymous


“My husband is on disability, so I knew it was a very involved and complicated process.  One of my doctors recommended that I call Tex Chalkley.  Tex had also helped one of my good friends get disability and improve her quality of life.  It’s been less than 9 months, I am already receiving benefits, have received medicare, and am in a much better position than before I hired Tex.”

-Janice Denis


“Call Tex First!  I applied and did a lot of work on my own and it was very stressful, I did not like it.  I am lucky that someone told me to call Tex.  He took care of everything and now I have my money.  Thank you Tex!  Make sure you call him for help with social security disability.”

-Elisabel


“I had applied before contacting Chalkley & Smith.  My original lawyer told me I wasn’t going to win and they dropped me one week before my hearing.  I went to my hearing, represented myself, and lost.  I appealed that decision, and was denied yet again.  I searched online for an attorney, and found Tex Chalkley.  Tex did not give up.  He worked with me to develop and discuss my strategy, and kept me in the loop the entire time.  Tex was able to get me my disability and I had my money in hand within 2 months of my hearing.  I would recommend Tex to anyone that I know.”

-Anonymous


“I tried to get social security disability on my own, and got refused.  I tried calling other lawyers and had a very tough time, they didn’t want anything to do with me.  Someone gave me the phone number to Chalkley & Smith to call for help.  I felt comfortable from the very first phone call, it was like stepping into a little family.  I can sometimes stutter and be kind of all over the place, but Tex made me feel comfortable, he was very understanding and very patient with me.  I followed all of Tex’s advice.  I was nervous when I found out I had to go to a hearing in front of a judge, but Tex kept me calm.  I got through the hearing okay and have already started getting benefit checks in the mail.  I already gave Tex’s name to someone for help, and I will keep sending people to him that need help with social security disability.”

-Bonnie Dixon


“Thank you again for all you did for Mike, and believing in him when all seemed hopeless.  You will never know the true depth of what you did for him, just by allowing him to hope.”

-Jill Stewart, on behalf of Michael Gonsalves


“I had applied for disability in the past and been denied.  I hired an attorney that I never even met, and got denied again.  I decided to give it another shot.  It had been me against the world, but then I hired Tex and got him and his team on my side.  I think I drove them crazy at first because I was so scattered and couldn’t really “get my stuff together.”  It is clear to me that Tex and everyone in his office care.  They saw me as a person and not a number.  They took control of the situation, held my hand, and led me to a fully favorable decision and I finally got my long awaited disability benefits.  Tex was patient and kind, and it wasn’t just him, it was the entire office, from the minute I walked in the front door.  In fact, one of the tires on my car blew out on the way to my hearing.  Tex gave me money out of his own pocket so I could get a new tire.  I hope anyone who needs help with their disability case contacts Tex.”

-Cynthia Cummings


“If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability, call Tex.  I went through the entire disability process (without Tex as my lawyer), and that took 4 years, and I was denied at every level.  Since I was denied, I was forced to return to work.  I had to have 2 surgeries within a 4 month period.  At that point, my body really could not handle working any longer.  I had to find help somewhere.  I asked around, and received positive recommendations about Tex Chalkley.  I contacted Tex, and was relieved to find someone that was experienced and knowledgeable, and could handle all aspects of my claim.  Tex took control of my case, and he prevailed. Tex even prepared my case so well, that this time around I didn’t have to go to court.  I’ve already started receiving my disability benefits.  I highly recommend Tex Chalkley!!”

-C.J.


“I received injuries from an accident at work, and was in the middle of a Work Comp claim.  I also applied for social security disability.  At first I applied for disability without the help of a lawyer.  I was denied that first time.  Luckily, I obtained Tex to represent me.  Regardless of all the hoops that the social security administration makes you jump through, Tex represented me well, he and his firm took the burden of all the work on, and got me the benefits I deserved MUCH sooner than I had expected.  I didn’t even have to go in front of a judge!”

-Lisa Cochran


“I knew getting disability wasn’t going to be easy.  I applied twice without a lawyer and got denied.  I contacted a social security lawyers organization to help me find a good lawyer.  They gave me Tex’s number.  Even though I was denied when applying on my own, Tex made me feel like I had a chance.  I think that Tex and his team did a great job building my case and getting me the disability that I deserve.  I hope anyone needing help calls his office.”

-Carrie Kirkland


“I have heard from people that they tried to get disability and it took them several denials and years of hard work.  I contacted several attorneys via phone, and Tex’s office made me feel the most comfortable.  I first met with Tex in October, and was awarded disability in January.  Although I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the nightmares of the whole process, Tex worked hard, and everything went smoothly.”

-Patti Thompson


“I hired a lawyer for social security disability.  Once I hired them, I didn’t see or hear from them again, unless I tracked them down.  I needed a new lawyer.  I found Tex in the yellow pages.  I felt good about Tex and his staff from day 1.  I have heard horror stories about the disability process, and actually experienced some of it myself with my first attorney.  In less than 6 months after hiring Tex I have already been approved for social security disability, and received my first few checks.”

-T. Radovan


“I had a lawyer representing me in my disability case.  I was denied, and my lawyer advised me to not request a trial, I was told to just start over.  Luckily, one of my doctors referred me to Tex.  When I told Tex the details, he said that we should request a hearing.  I was very impressed with the fact that Tex got me social security disability benefits from a judge, when I had other lawyers tell me to just start over.”

-R.M.


“I was referred to Tex for help with my claim for social security disability.  Everyone I met with at Tex’s office was very competent and enthusiastic, and those qualities helped instill a level of trust for me.  Any questions I had were answered in a timely manner.  This whole process was very drawn out before I enlisted the help of Chalkley & Smith.  In less than 7 months of representation by Tex, I’ve already started receiving benefits.  I was pleasantly surprised with this expedient resolution.”

-K.E.B.


“I moved to Ocala last year and had a hearing scheduled and needed to find a lawyer fast.  Someone recommend I call Tex.  I was worried that Tex wouldn’t be able to get things prepared fast enough for my hearing, but I was wrong.  I was nervous at the hearing, but Tex took care of everything.  I already got a check in my hand!”

-Bradley Brownell


“I filed for disability online by myself.  My first application was denied. I hired a lawyer, who I didn’t even get to meet until the day of my hearing.  I was denied at that hearing.  Needless to say, I wasn’t pleased with that experience.  At that point I knew I needed help from someone that knew what they were doing.  I was very lucky to find Tex.  My experience with Tex and the entire staff at Chalkley & Smith was excellent.  If I called, I either got then on the phone or they called right back.  If I emailed, I got an immediate reply.  I could tell from the beginning that Tex was going to do it right, and he did.  When the day of my hearing arrived, Tex was prepared and things went smoothly.  When I walked out of the hearing I felt very positive.  Tex won me a fully favorable decision and disability benefits.  If I know anyone that needs help with disability, I will make sure to tell them that Tex should be their first call.”

-J.A. French


“I had applied and been denied a bunch of times for disability from the social security administration.  A coworker of my mom’s recommended Tex.  After going through it on my own, and then having a lawyer, I think it came down to the fact that although I have and have had medical documentation, Tex is knowledgeable and experienced with social security, and I’m happy to say that he got me my disability benefits.”

-Shantel O.


“I had driven past The Chalkley Building on SE 17th Street in Ocala for years.  When things got to the point where I could no longer work, I figured I’d call Tex at Chalkley & Smith, to give him a shot.  I’m happy to say they passed my test.  From my first meeting with Tex and his team, I felt very comfortable, everybody is very nice and friendly in their office.  I wasn’t familiar with the social security disability process, but I could tell that Tex and his staff knew what they were doing, and they put me at ease.  I was shocked at how quickly they were able to get me disability, I was approved for disability in only 4 months!  Tex is #1 on my list to tell everyone about if they need help with disability.”

-Dianne Mitchell


“The entire process with Tex and his staff at Chalkley & Smith was as smooth as I could have hoped for.  If something needed to be done, they were right on top of it, I did not have to worry.  The whole process took less than 1 year, and I’ve already received a number of checks.  I will absolutely refer Tex to anyone I know that needs help with disability or other injuries they’ve suffered.”

-James Robbins


“I looked in the phone book for a lawyer to help me with my disability case.  I had a very bad experience with the first lawyer I tried working with. I gave it another shot, and called Tex.  Tex handled my case for me all the way through a hearing in front of a judge.  I was nervous to go in front of the judge, but Tex was confident in my claim, and everything went smoothly.  I’m glad to say that I received my first disability check within one month of my hearing.  I was very pleased with Tex and will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a reliable lawyer to help with their social security disability case.”

-J.Q.


“Anybody needing help with disability claims should call Tex.  I applied for social security disability on my own, and was turned down twice.  I needed help.  A friend told me about Tex, who had helped her in the past.  I called Chalkley & Smith, followed their instructions, and was approved for disability without even having to go in front of a judge.”

-Keith Kalins


“I tried to get social security disability on my own, and got refused.  I tried calling other lawyers and had a very tough time, they didn’t want anything to do with me.  Someone gave me the phone number to Chalkley & Smith to call for help.  I felt comfortable from the very first phone call, it was like stepping into a little family.  I can sometimes stutter and be kind of all over the place, but Tex made me feel comfortable, he was very understanding and very patient with me.  I followed all of Tex’s advice.  I was nervous when I found out I had to go to a hearing in front of a judge, but Tex kept me calm.  I got through the hearing okay and have already started getting benefit checks in the mail.  I already gave Tex’s name to someone for help, and I will keep sending people to him that need help with social security disability.”

-Bonnie Dixon


“I applied for disability 3 times on my own and even went to a hearing in front of a social security judge, and I was denied each time.  I had seen some advertisements for Chalkley & Smith, so I decided to call them and give them a shot at helping me.  Tex was my last hope, and after meeting with him I felt like I could actually see the light at the end of the tunnel for the first time!  I followed Tex’s advice, continued seeing my doctors, and updated Tex’s office every month with records of my treatment.  After a few months I was scheduled another hearing and it was a much smoother experience this time around, with Tex by my side.  I received a decision about 2 months after my hearing, and I already started getting my benefits.  I have referred friends to Tex so they can get help from a reliable lawyer.”

-Jeremy Shaver


“I applied for social security disability on my own, and realized it was a mistake – I was denied.  I drive by Chalkley & Smith all the time, so I decided to contact them for assistance.  I didn’t know how the process worked, so I was a bit nervous at my first meeting.  Tex and his staff calmed me down and gave me confidence in their abilities.  Everything was explained very thoroughly by Tex and his team.  My claim went all the way to a hearing in front of a judge.  I was very nervous to attend this hearing.  Tex prepared me in advance for it, so I knew what to expect.  Tex also kept me calm once the day of the hearing arrived.  I am very happy with the outcome of my claim, and I highly recommend Tex to anyone applying for disability.”

-Judy and William Groffel


“I was injured at work and very much in need of medical assistance.  I hadn’t been able to get the work comp company to authorize doctor visits for me.  I had been attempting to get proper medical care for approximately 3 years.  Needless to say, I was very nervous when I first went to Chalkley & Smith, and was hopeful that they’d be able to get me authorized to see a doctor.  Within one month of hiring Chalkley & Smith, I had a surgery scheduled.  I immediately felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.  I went through several depositions and mediations, and am very happy with the outcome, my settlement, and how smoothly things went.  Once that was settled, I had Tex proceed with filing a claim for Social Security Disability (since I am unable to return to work).  Before I knew it I had received a Favorable Decision, and my first Social Security Disability check.  I recommend Tex and Chalkley & Smith to anyone that needs help with work comp injuries or social security disability.”

-Maryannis Lawrence


“I heard how difficult it is to apply for disability, so I wanted to get a lawyer to help me with this process.  I was referred to Chalkley & Smith by one of my doctors.  Tex and his entire staff are great.  Everything was explained to me very clearly, and I felt comfortable during the entire process.  In addition to how difficult I heard it was to apply for disability, I also heard that it took a long time.  The entire process with Chalkley & Smith took less than 9 months, and I received a fully favorable decision and my disability benefits.  I would 100% recommend Tex to anyone who needs help with social security disability.”

-Igor Bordas


“Things got to the point where I could no longer function at work. I was advised by my doctor to apply for disability.  I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to do on my own.  I applied and received a denial.  I followed the procedure and submitted a reconsideration request.  I was denied again.  I decided it was time to see an attorney.  Thankfully a friend recommended Tex.  By the time I contacted Tex, it was only 5 days before my hearing.  Tex and his team still were able to prepare and receive a fully favorable decision for me!  After applying on my own, and experiencing all of the work, stress and time involved, I would definitely recommend that anyone applying for disability start with a lawyer from the beginning, and that they make sure Tex is their lawyer.  Everyone at Tex’s office is friendly, great, and they made me feel comfortable and stress free from the minute I walked in their front door.”

-Tracie Riggs


“My husband had been represented in his work comp AND disability cases by Chalkley & Smith.  When the time came that my condition prevented me continuing to work, there was no question who to call.  I contacted Tex immediately to begin my disability application.  The entire process, from application to decision, lasted no more than 7 months.  I’m grateful that Tex helped me, and I recommend him to anyone in need of assistance with disability.”

-Gloria Hensdill


“I found Chalkley & Smith years ago when I was in need of a lawyer for a Work Comp injury.  Joe Smith represented me in my Work Comp claim and Tex handled my social security disability claim.  I couldn’t be happier with how they handled things for me.  I am very happy with Tex, Joe and everyone in the firm.  They are good people.  They took care of everything, I just had to follow their instructions.  Chalkley & Smith made me feel like a person, not just a case number.”

-Wolf Hensdill


“I applied for disability on my own and was denied twice.  I obtained Tex late in the game (3 days before going in front of the judge).  He and everyone in his office were very professional and efficient.  Tex and his staff simplified the remainder of the process for me, and obtained a Fully Favorable decision on my behalf.  I’m glad I found Tex, and I hope others in need of representation have the same luck.”

-Bobbie Wages


“I was denied disability at least two times, after applying on my own.  I decided I needed a lawyer.  I started calling around to various attorneys, and when I got Tex’s office on the phone, I liked what I heard.  They weren’t an “impersonal machine,” I felt like a person and not a number when I spoke with them.  There is always stress involved in something like this.  It took a lot of work for me to try to take care of myself during this period, but thankfully Tex and his team took care of the stresses with the Social Security Administration.  I would and already have recommended Tex to people that I know. Amen!”

-Tanya Rivenburg


“After fighting Social Security for 4.5 years and going through a few other attorneys and still getting nowhere, I contacted Chalkley & Smith, they communicated very well with me, handled everything, and were able to get me disability in just under one year.  The entire process was very smooth and easy, they did everything for me, I didn’t have to do anything, everyone was polite and kind, my phone calls were returned quickly, any meetings I had were prompt and punctual.  Chalkley & Smith handled everything for me, and I will definitely be referring people to them.”

-Megan Dewar


“I am extremely ecstatic with your performances.  I fought for disability on my own and was turned down 3 different times.  Then I came to your Firm, and you got me my disability with full benefits.  Staff was very courteous and helpful, my calls were always returned promptly.  I have already recommended Chalkley & Smith to numerous friends and feel that no one would be disappointed if they came to this law firm.”

-Larry Futrell


“I applied for disability on my own, and got denied.  I appealed that denial, and got denied again.  The entire process of working on this by myself was tedious and repetitious.  I was very frustrated.  I found Mr. Chalkley through a work contact of my Husband.  Thankfully I found Tex.  From the minute I hired Tex, I felt extreme relief.  I didn’t have to worry about the process.  Tex and his office guided me through everything.  Money was very tight at times, so it was difficult to attend the recommended Dr. appointments, but I did what I could, followed Tex’s advice and within 1 yr. I received my disability benefits.  I would absolutely recommend Tex to anyone who needs help or is confused with the disability process.”

-Anonymous


“The first time I applied for disability I did so without a lawyer.  My wife is in the medical field, and we were certain that we had enough documentation and paperwork to get approved without using a lawyer.  I was incorrect, my claim got denied.  I found Tex in the yellow pages.  I’ve dealt with lawyers in the past, and my experience was that it was very difficult to get in touch with or to get return calls from the lawyers.  That was not the case with Tex or his office.  If I was unable to get through I got immediate calls back.  The entire process, from my first contact with Chalkley & Smith, through my decision, took less than 5 months.  I would definitely recommend Tex or his firm to anyone who needs help with any injuries or disabilities.”

-Daniel Gamble


“I applied on my own and had been “slammed” by the social security administration.  Tex represented my dad in a Work Comp injury and disability case, and we were very pleased, so I decided to give him a call.  I am very happy with my experience with Tex and his office, and if I have the need or know someone who does, I would refer them to Tex in a heartbeat.  In fact, I already have.”

- D.S.


“Tex was recommended to me by my brother, who had Tex help him obtain his disability benefits.  When my brother brought me to Tex I was very nervous.  The thought of applying for disability was overwhelming.  From my very first visit, my experience with Tex and his staff was excellent.  Everyone in the office is knowledgeable and compassionate.  They made things easy for me to understand and eased my concerns.  I know they do this a lot and are very busy, but they were patient with me.  I was a person and not just a number.  If you need help with disability, call Tex.”

- Mary Bell


“I applied for disability on my own in September 2007.  I got denied soon after.  As soon as I got denied I contacted an attorney that helped me in the past, when I was injured in a car accident.  That attorney immediately referred me to Tex, and I’m very thankful that he did.  Tex took my case, and guided me to success.  Tex is a wonderful person, and he has helped me through a lot.  Sometimes I lost hope, got frustrated or impatient, but Tex and his team reassured me, held my hand, and motivated me to continue seeing my doctors and proceeding with my claim.  When I called Tex, I either got a call right back or an answer right there on that call.  Everyone at the firm is extremely polite and helpful.  I would most definitely recommend Tex and his firm to anyone who is injured or disabled and unable to continue working.”

- Delores Lampman


“I had applied before contacting Chalkley & Smith.  My original lawyer told me I wasn’t going to win and they dropped me one week before my hearing.  I went to my hearing, represented myself, and lost.  I appealed that decision, and was denied yet again.  I searched online for an attorney, and found Tex Chalkley.  Tex did not give up.  He worked with me to develop and discuss my strategy, and kept me in the loop the entire time.  Tex was able to get me my disability and I had my money in hand within 2 months of my hearing.  I would recommend Tex to anyone that I know.”

- Anonymous


“Our experiences with Tex have been nothing short of wonderful.  He achieved what we thought was impossible.  I had applied on my own and gotten denied.  I contacted Tex, and he got me my VA and Social Security Disability!  When my wife became disabled, we tried to file on our own.  She was denied twice before we finally contacted Tex.  I sent her to Tex based on my experience with him, and it wasn’t that long before he got her disability as well.  Everything went smoothly with both of our claims and I would recommend Tex to anyone that has any disabilities, or has lost the ability to continue working.  I thank God for people like Tex.”

- Tommie D. Fincher