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Scott Madison Riemer

Scott Madison Riemer

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employee Benefits, Class Action

About Me

Scott M. Riemer is the managing attorney at Riemer & Associates. LLC.  The disability attorneys at Riemer & Associates represent disabled individuals in all areas of disability insurance claims, appeals and litigation.


Riemer & Associates has narrowly focused its practice in order to provide its clients with the highest-quality, most innovative and caring legal representation available.


Riemer & Associates has been winning battles against insurance companies since 1994.  The Firm has represented hundreds of clients and has obtained tens of millions of dollars in disability benefits and settlements for our clients. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Employee Benefits: 30%
  3. Class Action: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Elan E. Weinreb

    I heartily endorse and recommend Scott Riemer and all of the attorneys and staff who work with him at his firm, Riemer & Associates LLC ("R&A") (and especially Paul M. Kampfer, Esq., one of the firm's associates). I initially found R&A through Avvo on behalf of a client of mine who needed assistance with a long-term disability benefits denial. R&A, under Scott's expert leadership and direction, worked with me and my client to provide us with a sound strategy for contesting the denial of benefits and a stellar array of arguments that ultimately convinced the insurer involved in the case to reinstate the client's benefits. Scott and his team--and particularly Mr. Kampfer and paralegal Arianna Gonzalez--worked vigilantly with me and the client--even through his hospitalizations--and went above and beyond the call of duty in rendering legal services. The quality of services that were provided and the amazing outcome of this case are goals to which all lawyers should aspire.


    Elan Weinreb Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Riemer & Associates LLC

60 East 42nd Street Suite 1750
New York, NY, 10165



NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Education AwardMultiple Sclerosis Society, New York City Chapter2008
Courageous Plaintiff Attorney AwardNational Employment Lawyers Association, New York2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateSchoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP1989 - 1993
AssociatePatterson Belknap Webb & Tyler1985 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
McDonnell v. First UNUM Life Ins. Co.Granting De Novo review and trial
Levitian v. Sun Life and Health Insurance CompanyGranting Client attorney fees of $219,885.76
Wenger v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am.Granting de novo review

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Publication NameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationAn Attorney's Guide to ERISA Disability Claims2014
ABA Health and Disability & Life Insurance Law Committee NewsDid The Supreme Court Flunk Constitutional Law When Its Permitted Discretionary Review of Insured ERISA Benefit Cases?2013
The New York Employee Advocate (NELA/New York)Top Ten Things That Employment Lawyers Should Know About Long Term Disability Insurance Claims2006
CFIDS ChronicleWhat to Do If Your Disability Benefits Are Denied2001
CFIDS ChronicleWhat to Do If You Become Disabled2001
New York Law JournalHMO’s Face a Post-Pegram World2000
New York Law JournalCorporate Outsourcing and ERISA §5101997
CFIDS ChronicleWhat to Do When Denied Health or Disability Benefits1995
New York Law JournalJury Trials under ERISA1994
Journal of Pension Planning and ComplianceDiscretionary or Conditional Forms of Benefit1986


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawN/A1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Conference Institute ConferenceThe Ongoing Discovery Battle: Understanding Its Scope and Limitations and Implementing Meaningful Strategies in Today’s Environment2013
American Conference Institute ConferenceThe Restrictions and Limitations Between the Own Occupation and the Any Occupation Standard2012
2012 Annual Meeting of ILADSDisability Claims and Lyme Disease2012
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionPractical Tips to Make Conflict of Interest Discovery Work for You and Tips to Defend Against its Impact; A View from Both Sides of the Bench2011
Pension Rights Center ConferenceERISA Basics2010
American Conference Institute ConferenceThe Impact of MetLife v. Glenn on the Standard of Review and Discovery2009
Practising Law Institute Live Audio WebcastA New Firestone Drill under ERISA: MetLife v. Glenn2008
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers NY, NJ Conn Regional ConferenceMetLife v. Glenn2008
American Conference Institute ConferenceStandard of Review in ERISA Litigation in Light of MetLife v. Glenn2008
ALI-ABA Video WebcastERISA Benefit Litigation: From Pilot Life and Firestone to Glenn—Where are We Now2008
Special Workshop on Long Term Disability BenefitsLong-Term Disability Benefits in Danger: Disturbing Trends and Dirty Tricks2007
American Conference Institute ConferenceDevelopments in ERISA Claims Handling and Litigation2007
American Conference Institute ConferenceLitigating ERISA Disability Claims: Applicability, Discovery and Other Critical Issues2006
NYSBA Labor and Employment Section ConferenceFiduciary Issues For Welfare Plans2001
Lorman Educational Services ConferenceShort Term and Long Term Disability Benefits2001
NELA/NY Spring ConferenceProcedural Aspects of Litigating Benefit Claims1996