As A Lawyer

I am an attorney specializing in disability law and also a board certified surgeon (transplant surgery) still licensed to practice medicine.  I am also most proud of being a combat veteran.  I am passionate about defending veterans’ rights and firmly believe that my medical career gives me a great advantage in understanding and challenging faulty medical rating decisions.

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As A Physician

In addition to being a lawyer I am a surgeon with almost thirty years of medical experience.  I served as Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery and  Attending Surgeon in Transplantation at SUNY at Stony Brook, , New York  Assistant Editor, Transplantation Proceedings and President of the New York Transplantation Society.

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Social Security Disability

According the SSA information,  only 30% of claimants are approved by the SSA.  Of those denied at the initial level only 40% obtain benefits after a hearing when representing themselves and 63% obtain benefits when  assisted by lawyer.  

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Veterans' Disability

Only members of the CAVC bar can represent Claimants. As an attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, I am committed to understanding the very complex legal rules and decisions involved.

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Long Term Disability

I  often see clients who were approved for benefits by the insurance but shortly after, the plan terminates their benefits. Common arguments raised are: The claimant’s medical condition has improved; The Claimant is not receiving adequate medical care...

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My Articles

As an associate professor of surgery I have authored 3 book chapters and 106 research papers published in peer reviewed medical journals.  Because of my medical background, I believe I am in the position to present your disability case in the best light.

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