Born in Gettysburg, PA in 1950, Cynthia C. Berger graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in 1972 and obtained a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1975. She is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts and in any Social Security Court throughout the United States, as well as in the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Berger began her legal career as a staff attorney working for the Judges at the Pittsburgh Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals. She left the Office of Hearing and Appeals to become a founding member of Berger and Green, representing disabled people throughout Western PA and surrounding areas in claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Ms. Berger has evaluated over 50,000 Social Security Disability claims from the tri-state area during the course of her career. Due to her experience with Social Security Disability cases, she has been invited to lecture on a variety of subjects concerning Social Security Disability at conventions of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the Federal Bar Association (FBA), the National Business Institute (NBI), and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA). She is the Chairperson of the ACBA Social Security Practitioners Committee and a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and she also serves on the Board of Directors for NOSSCR. In addition, Ms. Berger is a member of many professional associations, including NOSSCR, the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PaAJ) and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA).
Having established a reputation representing disabled people for more than 30 years, Cynthia Berger is a Pennsylvania Social Security Disability lawyer who other attorneys call for advice. Clients appreciate Ms. Berger's compassion, preparation, attention to detail, and concern for their cases.
Licensed since 1975
Contingent (25%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Cynthia for over 20 years. She is a brilliant social security attorney. Cynthia has won thousands of claims for her clients. I have had the honor of working with Cynthia Berger on numerous SSD claims. She has won the overwhelming number of cases that I have referred to her. Cynthia is a national leader in the field of SSD law. For those who want the best SSD attorney in Pittsburgh its Cynthia Berger.
Jeffrey Freedman Social Security Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Berger and Green||1982 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Social Security Administration||1975 - 1981|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Secretary||2011 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Treasurer||2010 - 2011|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Chairperson Social Security Practitioners Committee||1999 - Present|
|Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Pittsburgh||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives Spring 2012 Conference||Practical Aspects For Filing Applications Online||2012|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives Spring 2011 Conference||Practical Pointers In Social Security Disability Practice||2011|
|Helping People with MS Medically, Vocationally, and Legally||How To Obtain Social Security Disability||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Preparing Claimants For Their Social Security Disability Hearing||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Medical and Vocational Issues||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Social Security Rulings||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Overview of Disability Adjudication Process||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Recent Changes at the Social Security Administration||2011|