Matthew DeGioia, Disability Benefits & Family Law
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Nelson Garcia

Matthew DeGioia, Esq

I bring to Andalman & Flynn over seven years of disability benefits experience, specializing in Social Security disability benefits, FERS disability retirement benefits, short-term and long term disability insurance claims, including ERISA litigation, and disability retirement claims through the State of Maryland. In addition, I assist on estate planning matters, probate and estate administration, guardianships, family law, and other areas of civil litigation.

I believe in taking a client-centered approach to the practice of law. I want to make sure that you as a client are seen and heard, and that your concerns are fully addressed every time we connect. I also believe in taking a measured and efficient approach to advocacy. I will zealously fight for you, and represent you in a way that maximizes your resources and time.

Outside of the firm, I serve as a Social Security Benefits Advisor for Christian Legal Aid of DC, where I guide and train volunteer lawyers on how to represent Social Security Disability claimants before administrative law judges at the Social Security Administration.

Originally from Queens, New York, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where I majored in Religion with a concentration in Judaic Studies. I earned my Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School, where I served as Senior Managing Editor for the law school’s Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.

I am a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

  • Andalman & Flynn, P.C., Associate Attorney (December 2020 – present)
  • Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia, Social Security Benefits Advisor (June 2020 – present)
  • Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, Legal Extern (January 2020 – April 2020)
  • CASA for Children of DC, Court Appointed Special Advocate (July 2018 – July 2019)
  • Andalman & Flynn, P.C., Law Clerk (May 2015 – December 2020)
  • Pascal & Weiss, Law Clerk (December 2014 – May 2015)
  • DC Office of the Inspector General, Legal Intern (September 2014 – November 2014)
  • Binder & Binder, P.C., Legal Writer and Case Manager (July 2013 – July 2014)


  • The George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctor, May 2020
  • Recipient of President’s Volunteer Service Award – University Pro Bono Recognition
  • Senior Managing Editor, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
  • George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, 2013
  • Religion, with a concentration in Judaic Studies, Magna Cum Laude

Court Admissions

  • Maryland: All State Courts and The United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Washington, DC: The Superior Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.

Publications and Presentations

  • E. Andalman, P. Casciano, & M. DeGioia, Disability Benefits: 2019 Year in Review © 2020, Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Reporter, Special Edition 2020.
  • E. Andalman, P. Casciano, & M. DeGioia, Nuts and Bolts of Handling Long Term Disability Benefit Claims and Appeals, © 2019, NOSSCR Seminar, Fall 2019
  • M. DeGioia, Overboard? The Complexity of Traditional TMDL Calculations Under the Clean Water Act, © 2019, 49 ELR 11150.
  • E. Andalman, P. Casciano, & M. DeGioia, How To Prevail Under the New Social Security Rules for the Evaluation of Medical Evidence © 2017, Maryland Association for Justice Seminar, Winter 2018
  • M. Flynn & M. DeGioia, The Duties and Protections of a Child’s Best Interest Attorney in Maryland © 2018, Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Reporter, Spring 2018