Meet Our Team of Experts

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Heidi K. Flexer
President

Heidi K. Flexer is President of Disability Experts of Florida overseeing all company decisions, implementing all procedures and managing all of our offices. Mrs. Flexer has over 19 years of experience reviewing, analyzing and preparing client files for hearings before Administrative Law Judges.  She is the social media manager for the firm. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Association of Disability Representatives. In her spare time Mrs. Flexer volunteers in the local school system and is a supporter of People Helping People of Hernando County, The Dawn Center and Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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A. Scott Flexer
CEO & Accredited Disability Representative

Scott has over 30 years of experience representing claimants before the Social Security Administration. Mr. Flexer trained with Wardell K. White founder of Ward White & Associates and former Regional Representative for all Social Security District office operations in the Southeastern United States. Mr. Flexer has represented in excess of 8,000 claimants before Administrative Law Judges. He has trained and educated attorneys in the area of Social Security Administrative Law. Mr. Flexer has strong community ties offering his expertise as a Social Security Advocate to the Gulf Coast MS Society; National Arthritis Foundation / Fibromyalgia and Crohns and Colitis support groups. He has been awarded the Catch the Spirit Award and has been honored as volunteer of the month by the Gulf Coast MS Society. As a testament to his knowledge in a demonstration project test to allow direct fee withholding, administered by the Social Security Administration, Mr. Flexer scored a 98, the second highest score achieved in the nation. Mr. Flexer is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives; the National Association of Disability Representatives, and the National Association of Disability Examiners. In his spare time Mr. Flexer volunteers in the local school system and is a supporter of People Helping People of Hernando County, The Dawn Center and Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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David Budlin
Accredited Disability Representative

David has a total of 35 years of experience working with Social Security claimants. He has 25 years of experience with the Social Security Administration having worked as a claims representative, technical assistant, and operations supervisor. Prior to his work as a disability advocate and respresentative, he worked 4 years directly for Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Mr. Budlin has spent the past 10 years advocating for the rights of claimants as a disability advocate and representative. He is an SSI expert and recieved numerous awards while working for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Budlin is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR. He is an accredited disability representative by the National Association of Disability Representatives.

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Gerald Marvin Bober
Retired Administrative Law Judge, Consultant

Mr. Bober is a retired United States Federal Administrative Law Judge. He is a consultant to Disability Experts of Florida. Judge Bober has experience of more than 30 years as a United States Federal Administrative Law Judge both as a presiding official and as a manager. Judge Bober has presided over many contentious and adversarial trials. The cases involved multiple disputed points of law involving occupational injuries and diseases, securities violations, and Social Security disability matters. Judge Bober has held positions with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission since 1998, and has decided cases arising under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Prior to his appointment as a Judge, Judge Bober's legal work embraced financial and legal issues. The latter involved discovery matters concerning the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, The Federal Rules of Evidence, and Statutory and regulatory controversies. Judge Bober is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives.

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Melvin T. Baron
Claim Specialist

Melvin has over 10 years of experience as a Social Security claims specialist. Mr. Baron is skilled in preparing and analyzing Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. He works closely with client's preparing their initial application and appeal documents for disability benefits. He is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives and has served in the United States Army Reserves.

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Crystal C. Cash
Accredited Disability Representative

Ms. Cash has over 7 years of experience in the field of Social Security Disability advocacy. She is a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR). Both of these organizations were established to protect the rights of disabled individuals and to educate their members with respect to legal trends which impact Social Security disability applicants. Ms. Cash is an accredited disability representative by the National Association of Disability Representatives. She is skilled at preparing and presenting disability claims before Administrative Law Judges. Ms. Cash exceeds the national allowance rate for successful case awards by more than 10 percentage points. She strives to insure that each and every client of Disability Experts of Florida has the best chance for a favorable outcome.

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Samantha O'Connor
Claim Specialist

Samantha O'Connor has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Ms. O'Connor is skilled in preparing, evaluating and filing Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security lncome claims. Samantha works closely with claimants in an effort to relieve the stress that often comes with navigating the disability process. She guides and assists claimants in preparing and filing disability claims from the initial application throughout the appeals process.

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