Free Consultation: (800) 342-2727Tap to Call This Lawyer
Javier Centonzio
  • Military Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury ...
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Missouri
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Biography

I decided to become a lawyer in honor of my friend, Sgt. Jessie Davila, who was killed in action while we were deployed to Iraq. My initial focus in the law was to help other Veterans navigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability system as a Veterans lawyer. However, I discovered that many of the Veterans I was helping obtain VA disability benefits also needed help with estate planning and elder law concerns.


This realization led me back to law school, where I earned my Masters in Law (LL.M.) in Elder journey in the legal profession started with internships at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, and The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC). During my time at TVC, I was very fortunate to work at the National Veterans Legal Services Program, where I contributed to their renowned Veterans Benefits Manual.


Once I graduated from law school, I had the great honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert N. Davis at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. These experiences gave me incredible insight into Veterans Law and made me a better Veterans Disability Lawyer.


I'm very fortunate to now lead a great team of VA disability lawyers at my law firm, Centonzio Law, PLLC. My firm also offers estate planning to our clients in Florida, Missouri, and Kansas. Still, our primary focus is helping Veterans and other claimants obtain the VA disability benefits they are entitled to receive.


I'm proud of the work we do and the results we have achieved for our do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about what my law firm can do for Veterans or their surviving spouses. If you come across a Veteran (or claimant) who has been denied VA disability benefits or needs help to receive the proper disability rating from the VA, my team and I can help.

Practice Areas
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Nursing Home Abuse
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0097844
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
- Current
Founding Partner
Centonzio Law, PLLC
- Current
Partner
Weylie Centonzio, PLLC
-
Attorney
Private Practice
-
Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Robert N. Davis
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
-
Education
Stetson University College of Law
LL.M. (2014) | Elder Law
-
Stetson University College of Law Logo
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2012)
-
Stetson University College of Law Logo
Park University
B.S. (2009) | Political Science, Legal Studies
-
Placeholder image for education.
Awards
Pro Bono Advocate of the Year
National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Chairman's Award
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Awarded to the Volunteer Attorney of the Year.
Park Promising Young Professional Award
Park University
Walter Mann Award
Stetson University College of Law
Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar  # 29255
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
The Missouri Bar  # 73196
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
The Florida Bar  # 0097844
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Common Effective Date Errors
The Veterans Advocate, Vol. 22, No. 1-9
Veterans Pension Planning: A New Landscape
The Elder Law Advocate, Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
Earned Through Service: Veterans Burial Benefits
https://eldersection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Eldr-2018-Summer_XXV_No.2-web.pdf
Nursing Home Care for Veterans
The Elder Law Advocate, Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar
Certifications
Accredited Attorney
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Veterans Law Practice
Website
Estate Planning Practice
Contact & Map
Centonzio Law, PLLC
Kansas City Office
117 W 20th Street
Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64108
Toll-Free: (800) 342-2727
Telephone: (816) 710-9455
Fax: (816) 710-9456
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Centonzio Law, PLLC
Florida Office
8240 118th Avenue North
Suite 300
Largo, FL 33773
Toll-Free: (800) 342-2727
Telephone: (727) 900-7290
Fax: (727) 900-7291
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed