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Whitlow, Robert A.

Robert A. Whitlow

  • Phone:
    (704) 594-4317
  • Location:
    301 South McDowell Street Suite 410 Charlotte,
    NC 28204

From Robert’s interview for the Masters of Social Security Disability series on

For over 40 years, Robert has been zealously representing people with serious health conditions that force them to stop working.  He has won thousands of disability claims and knows what it takes to prove and collect social security disability and long term disability benefits (the success of each case is determined on its own merits).  Robert will work with your doctors to develop the kind of evidence needed to win.  He is not part of a huge, impersonal law firm.  He gives each client personal attention, answers questions, and returns phone calls.

Robert has extensive experience in social security disability and long term disability claims.  He has assisted thousands of individuals at all levels of the administrative process, from hearings through the federal appellate courts.

A published author, Robert has written novels in the legal/suspense genre, several of which have been adapted into film.  Additional information about this aspect of his activities is available at

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability 75%
  • Long Term Disability 25%
  • Social security law
  • ERISA/long term disability law

Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1979
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Honor Court Justice
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: History

Representative Cases

  • Hyde V. Bowen, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 823 F.2d 456, 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association, Member, 1979 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • National Organization for Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

Past Employment Positions

  • Robert A. Whitlow, Attorney At Law, Attorney, 1985 to 2000
  • Don W. Johnson, Attorney At Law, 1979 to 1985


  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Long-Term Disability FAQs