Justin helped get me LTD for depression, no easy matter. He continues to help with insurance company inquiries as well as getting stalled payments moving. We have actually never physically met. I'm in NJ, he's in NY. I interviewed him via telephone and Internet reviews while recovering from surgery which left me immobile for over a month.
Mr Frankel is a lifesaver. He rescued me from the jaws of a disability company that was out to ruin my life and my family's. When your ill your not yourself and it's so hard to try to deal with these disability companies that are in the business of not paying valid claims. Mr. Frankel has proven himself that he has the experience and know how to deal with these companies and get you the benefits you paid for and deserve. I would not even think of using any other attorney.
Posted by Hope
When searching for an insurance appeal attorney, I saw Justin Frankel's photo. He looked "no-nonsense," smart, and to-the-point. And he was. He made minimal demands on me, made document submission easy even while I was changing residences, and his voice was reassuring. There were periods I thought he'd forgotten me, but he was just busy. He submitted the Appeal on time and what an appeal! 113 pages long, brilliantly written. A published PhD, editor, and writer myself, I was duly impressed. Justin Frankel and his paralegal, Kathleen Lewis, make an amazing personable team. Efficient, eloquent, and effective. We won!
Posted by a Insurance client
On several instances Justin has provided invaluable assistance as he won cases/appeals in a relatively short time. Based upon his evidence companies have reversed their decisions thereby avoiding longer court cases and higher legal fees. He knows his opposition well and is respected by them. You definately want Justin on your side.
Posted by Greg
I retained Justin 8 years ago and since that time he has continually protected my best interests and made my post-professional life much more secure with regard to my disability coverage and benefits. The disability insurance companies have their own agenda and many times it could adversely affect your benefits if you do not have someone representing you who is knowledgeable, insightful and extremely well versed in the intricacies of each insurance carrier. It was very hard for me to have to leave my profession but I count choosing Justin to represent me in my professional disability policy as one of the best choices I ever made. He was alway personable, compassionate and genuine in his concern for me and my situation. I in all my years in business I have rarely found this level of service in in the legal profession.
Posted by Jay
The worst part of being sick & disable is not the diseases’ itself but the constant worry of private insurance companies’ attempt to disqualify you! I knew I will need the assistance of a good long-term disability lawyer, but didn’t know where to look for so I searched the internet and came across the Law firm of Frankel & Newfield.
After my initial consultation with Mr. Frankel I knew I have the right guy on my corner. Since then Justin Frankel and his Firm worked vigorously to win my case. They always kept me informed and contacted all my Physicians as we needed their testimonial about my conditions.
I will strongly recommend Mr. Frankel and his firm to anyone who needs an advocate for their Long Term Disability situation and proper representation.
Posted by Wayne
By way of perspective, I have worked very closely with at least 20 lawyers - some retained personally, others related to my business needs. A few of the lawyers were generalists and some had practice areas that were more narrowly defined. In the case of Mr. Frankel I sought an attorney who focused on private disability rights and benefits as I had quite unexpectedly become disabled. Further, it was clear to me that "going it alone" with the insurance carrier was not prudent with substantial money at state. I spoke to three lawyers who claimed to specialize in this practice area and Mr. Frankel was the only one of the three to convince me. As it turns out, he went way beyond my expectations. As a client I was treated as an individual, paperwork was completed successfully, and he continues to represent me -- all dealing, for example, are through Mr. Frankel. He is an excellent communicator whether in person, by phone or by email. Similarly, the office staff is pleasant and efficient.
It is worth noting that, on at least one occasion, the insurance company attempted to find a way to reduce their obligation to pay. Mr. Frankel was on top of this and was able to get the carrier to decide in my favor.
I would recommend, without reservation, Mr. Frankel to anyone needing legal advise and assistance related to private disability insurance benefits.
Posted by a Insurance client
Mr. Frankel is very experienced and knowledgeable about ongoing disabilities. He always on top of the carrier to make sure I receive my monthly check or any correspondance the carrier is requestingI I would highly recommend him.
Posted by a Health Care client
Mr Frankel helped me navigate a challenging professional disability claim. The most significant challenge is that insurance companies enjoy collecting premiums, but find every loophole to avoid a legitimate claim. They are armed with a team of attorneys that are difficult for the average person to litigate or even negotiate with. As a health care provider I had the good fortune to hire Mr Frankel to begin the claims process.
His knowledge of the process in the health care industry is exceptional. With preplanning he was able to navigate a process that has every opportunity for denial. Most importantly he clearly explains the facts and does not talk in legalese so that you can understand the process. His thoroughness in preparation helps the process be more of a good chess game than a potential nightmare. It was clear that I was dealing with an expert on the matter that was most concerned about the process and not generating a fee. It was a challenging case due to the many details and substantial disability payments the insurance company was responsible for. He was able to get payments started within the month and have payments continue through the challenge process.
The integrity and thoroughness of Mr. Frankel made the process more successful and with resulting minimal stress knowing that I hired the right person to challenge the proverbial insurance giant. In my almost 20 year health care career I have had the opportunity to work with and establish relationships with many attorneys. I can confidently say he is one of the best at his craft with exceptional integrity.
Posted by a Appeals client
I was destroyed by multiple medical problems and had no idea where to turn. I came across Justin Frankel and his partner by internet and by local referral. I was immediately pleased with his caring phone calls, emails, and informative instructions on the nature of the laws of disability and in the proper ways for me to work with my insurance company. Basically I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of paperwork and detailed and difficult questions and I needed a go between being severely ill and trying to deal with the quagmire of strangely worded questions, and forms. Mr. Frankel and his staff have been consistently open, honest, helpful, and took charge in being my advocate. This process was unbelievably long, complicated, and even with a successful appeal this did not stop the onslaught of forms, refusals, delays, and demands from the insurance company. Mr. Frankel and his staff were absolutely friendly, able, reduced my fears and stress, and took charge in fighting for me . I could not have possibly done this on my own.. My case is straight forward and clearly with multiple medical problems clearly and easily documented in the records and by my own physicians . However repeated delays, and denials were extremely frustrating. I am so amazingly glad I have chosen to work with this firm. I am so pleased to recommend Mr Frankel and his wonderful staff. Thank you so very much.