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Dennis A. Palso, P.A. - St Petersburg, FL

6161 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street NorthSuite 205 St Petersburg, FL 33703

Updated: 02/11/2022

St Petersburg Workers' Compensation Law Firm


Helping The Injured Get Benefits Since 1985

For nearly 30 years, Dennis A. Palso, P.A., has represented people seeking workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Located in St. Petersburg, Mr. Palso provides skilled legal counsel throughout West Central Florida.

If you have been injured at work or denied Social Security Disability benefits, Mr. Palso offers the skilled and committed legal representation you deserve...

Helping The Injured Get Benefits Since 1985

For nearly 30 years, Dennis A. Palso, P.A., has represented people seeking workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Located in St. Petersburg, Mr. Palso provides skilled legal counsel throughout West Central Florida.

If you have been injured at work or denied Social Security Disability benefits, Mr. Palso offers the skilled and committed legal representation you deserve. Mr. Palso has a long history of providing dependable and knowledgeable legal representation, and his law office charges no fees unless you win benefits.

After suffering injuries or an illness that prevents you from working, you need to ensure your benefits are properly handled. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and medical bills, among other things, but it can be very difficult to get the money you deserve. It is rarely easy to pursue a workers' compensation claim or an SSDI claim in Florida. You may benefit from having an experienced lawyer like Mr. Palso by your side.

Mr. Palso has earned an excellent reputation and track record over the three decades he has dedicated to representing the injured. Mr. Palso is a board-certified by the Florida Bar as a workers' compensation specialist. Fewer than 1 percent of Florida attorneys bear this distinction.

Mr. Palso only represents the injured and disabled, never insurance companies. When you need a strong advocate to protect your rights and interests, call the law firm of Dennis A. Palso, P.A., at 727-258-5967 to schedule a free consultation.

About Dennis A. Palso, P.A.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • SSDI

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Dennis A Palso , Esquire



Office Information


6161 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street NorthSuite 205 St Petersburg, FL 33703


  • (727) 578-5811

Offers Free Initial Consultation





  • Board Certified Workers' Compensation Law (The Florida Bar)
  • AV* rated by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories

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By DAVID L. on Nov. 30, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

I have never been one for writing reviews, I have always considered them biased, prearranged, or simply falsified from someone paid to boost sales by offering fake reporting. This review is an honest testimony to the Palso Law firm and certain individuals that have blessed my life and I want to share that blessing with anyone seeking help for benefits from Social Security or any legal advice needed in the future. Background ? I am a disabled veteran that served 2 combat tours (Panama 89 ? Kuwait 90 ? 91) and hired an attorney that I trusted to complete my VA disability compensation. Once my compensation benefits were filed, I asked my VA attorney if I may file for other benefits that I could possibly qualify for and was told that I may qualify for social security benefits, and I should file. Needless to say, after 10 months I was denied. I informed my VA attorney and was referred to the Palso Law Firm to start the process of social security benefits at the age of 53. Originally, I was not happy with this and wanted my VA attorney to handle my application to the SSA due to the extreme and complex process of dealing with the SSA. As a veteran, my benefits from the VA were straight forward, I served, I got injured, I deserve the benefits that are entitled to me. But, with the Social Security Administration, they have complicated rules that are in many ways against us receiving any kind of benefits until you reach the ?retirement age? and this includes disability compensation. I voiced my negative opinion to my VA attorney about not handling my Social Security claim and was told that ?If I recommend them, you can be sure I trust them to take care of you?. Reluctantly, I took his advice and hired the Palso Law Firm (best decision ever). From beginning to end ? the process of filing, the paperwork / documentation required and any questions I had were answered quickly and explained to me in detail throughout the entire process. I never had to wait for an answer and all my emails were answered within a day throughout the process. The SSA and filing for any type of benefits is a lengthy process, especially for disability compensation. After some time, 13 months or so, I received a conference call from Dennis Palso and Michelle Villa informing me that a Judge has made a ruling concerning my case. I was informed that the Judge would approve my claim under certain conditions. The conditions were that I would receive benefits but no retroactive payments ? meaning the 19 months I waited would not be paid to me. My first thought was ?damn, I need that money?. I asked Mr. Palso why I couldn?t receive that backpay! He informed me that I could refuse the Judges offer and take it to court to offer testimony of my condition. This required a lot of governmental testing, exams, disability reports that could possibly hurt my case and I could lose the current offer in this time-consuming process. He informed me that it was my decision, and he would support me in the decision that I would make. I thought about it, and it hit me, his compensation! I asked him, how do you get paid if I take the current offer without the backpay? He paused and said, ?I don?t?. I quickly did the math, he would lose a lot of money in compensation recovery, money already spent, time and resources. I asked him what does he recommend? To my surprise, he recommended that I take the current offer due to the possible risk of losing in the long run. I told him that it wasn?t fair to him and if I took the deal, I would somehow pay him his fee over time. He said, ?my job is to get you your social security approved, and I accomplished that ? sometimes I win, sometimes I lose?. Tears rolled down my face and I couldn?t even speak. It?s very rare you find an attorney like this, a firm that lives by higher standards than we are familiar with. Do yourself a favor, don't listen to the hype and call Palso Law Firm if you plan on fighting the SSA. They can truly help!

By Julia J. on Aug. 09, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

I will never be able to express the gratitude that I have for Dennis Palso, and his right hand, MIchelle, for the care they took in taking the lead and guiding me through my workers compensation claims/settlement process. I was beyond worried and anxious about choosing an attorney because I?d never had the occasion to retain one?s services. My workers compensation case was not only complicated from a legal standpoint, but it had taken a mental and emotional toll on me. I researched attorneys for weeks and I finally decided on Dennis, due to his credentials and reviews. From my initial meeting with Dennis, as well as with his office manager, Michelle, I felt immediately at ease. While in that first meeting, I think I exhaled for the first time in a couple of years. One of the main reasons that I chose Dennis is because he is in the less than 1% of Florida lawyers that are deemed experts in the Workers Compensation field. And throughout the entire process, he proved this to be true again and again. The special thing about Dennis is that although he has such a high level of expertise & legal knowledge in his field, he has the gift of being able to explain things to me in terms that I understood. It enabled me to feel like we were a team and that was something I didn?t expect regarding legal counsel. I think what was MOST important to me is that both he and Michele treated me like I was a human being, and truly understood that I was going through a very difficult time with this lawsuit. With Dennis, I NEVER felt like a number in a sea of many clients. (Many of my friends that had experience retaining various types of attorneys warned me that I may never actually speak to my attorney. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Dennis proved that nothing could be further from the truth. I cannot accurately explain the care that was taken by Dennis (and Michelle) with my case. I truly felt like I was his only client, although I know that was far from the truth. The communication between us was ongoing. Answers to my questions were immediate. For all the times that I picked up the phone to call with a question or just to be reassured, there was an answer on the other end. Responses to emails were immediate. I never had to sit in my anxiety wondering when I?d be able to speak with him. It really was incredible. A bonus (and icing on the cake) was watching Dennis skill in the mediation process (in real time). He is an expert negotiator ? both confident and down to earth. I know for sure that he had my best interest in mind and heart 100%. The end result is that he was able to settle my case for more than I ever thought possible. I would recommend Dennis Palso anyday, anytime to anyone. I will honestly never be able to thank him sufficiently for his services.

By Brianna P. on Jul. 20, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

He?s very professional I recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer

By Donovan P. on Jul. 17, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Dennis Palso worked with me on a Worker?s Compensation case and a Social Security case and I found that Mr Palso was very professional and a expert in is field of Law. Found office staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable and Mr. Palso and his staff always got back to me in a timely manner and always explained all details so I could understand and always kept me updated. I would absolutely suggest Dennis Palso, Because they will fight for you. Thank you Dennis and Staff. Donovan

By Ethan L. on Oct. 13, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

When I went to the office of Mr. Palso I thought getting the care that needed would be almost impossible, but I could not have been more wrong. Dennis and his paralegal Michelle dealt with my adjuster and kept me informed about my treatment options. The office was easy to reach and the few times I couldn't reach them I heard back same day. Dennis fought for me to get more than I ever thought I would. TLDR; swift, caring, and very capable team.

By Rebecca F. on Jul. 21, 2022

0.5 out of 5 stars

I called this morning because my husband has terminal cancer has been given probably a year to live. When speaking with the receptionist and explaining the situation she told me that there was no compensation while we were waiting for Disability and I said I understand that and she said well if you know everything why are you calling us. That?s the only thing that I said other than answering her questions. Very rude not the way to treat people that are in a bad situation very turned off by this woman

By Anonymous on May. 17, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

When I needed a comp lawyer I googled best comp lawyer in St.Petersburg and Dennis came up. He is a great attorney and worked hard for me all the way to settlement. Dennis and his staff are through efficient and kept me informed through the whole process. If not for Dennis I would not have money for retirement and would still be working. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. If you need a comp attorney look no further and call Dennis today. You can't go wrong when you hire him. Best decision I made was to have him as my attorney.

By Stacey S. on Feb. 10, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

I had the pleasure of working with Dennis on my workers comp case.? His office staff and himself were a pleasure to work with.? Every time I had a question Dennis or Michelle were right there to help me, they always took the time to explain things to me. I was surprised?at how updated I was on my case, he kept me informed of everything that was happening, even gave me updates when he was objecting to something.? ? ?Dennis fought hard to make sure that I got every benefit that I was owed and I was very pleased with the outcome.? Dennis is very good in the workers compensation law and knew exactly?what my rights were.? If you are looking for a trustworthy?person look no farther Dennis and his team are amazing.? I would give him over a 10 star if I could.?

By Anonymous on Feb. 04, 2022

4.0 out of 5 stars

Mr. Palso was very kind and professioal. He helped me with a difficult situation. Michelle always returned my calls and kept me up to date. I would refer Palso Law Firm to anyone needing assistance with WC.

By Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Are you looking for a lawyer who cares about you and your case? You may want one who knows their business and makes them self available to you. How about a professional and knowledgeable staff. This is who they are at Palso law firm. If you think bigger is better, I can tell you from personal experience, that is not always the case. You are treated like a person, not a case number. I can?t express enough, my gratitude for their efforts in my case. Fair, honest, professional and personable people. I highly recommend them.

By Anonymous on Jul. 30, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Dennis.. Michelle and staff made the entire process from beginning to end very easy.It takes a lot to wow me and I was impressed with Proffesional and Personal touch. There's Nothing better than a quick resolution! Thank You!

By Anonymous on Apr. 01, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Mr Palso won my case! I have used two other Social Security lawyers with unsuccessful results. Mr Palso and Michelle were professional, accommodating and attentive to my needs. My calls were quickly returned, sometimes the same day. They never lost patience with me and took time to carefully prep me for my hearing. I was most impressed with the thorough, accurate, detailed, professional briefs he presented to the court. Infact, Mr Palso's brief was so well written that the Judge called the day before my hearing stating that he had all the documentation needed to make a positive decision. I would highly recommend Mr Palso and Michelle and wished I had knew about them before going to the more advertised, glitzy law practices.

By Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars

Here are my top 5 reason why you should consider Dennis. 1. Always accessible when I needed to talk to him. 2. Constant updates for peace of mind. 3. His Knowledge in the law help my case tremendously. 4.He is one of the approximately 1% of Florida lawyers who are Florida Bar Broad Certified as an expert in workers compensation law? ( Yes I did my homework) 5. His support staff is second to none. Thanks for all your help Dennis & Michelle.

By Anonymous on Dec. 08, 2020

4.5 out of 5 stars

I expected my Worker?s Compensation case to be a drawn out and hassled affair, but Dennis Palso and his staff were so skilled and efficient, so streamlined in their processes, that everything went as quickly and easily as it possibly could. They were readily available to answer my questions, thorough in their explanations, and friendly In their communications. I wholeheartedly recommend the Palso Law Office.

By Essie M. on Mar. 12, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Dennis and his staff were awesome. They helped me to through a very difficult time. They went above and beyond to help me.

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