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My practice of law is primarily in the areas of disability benefits and includes Federal
Disability Retirement benefits, Long/Short Term Disability benefits, State Retirement
Disability benefits and Social Security Disability benefits. I litigate at all levels, including initial applications, administrative appeals, administrative law judge hearings, and court reviews. I also represent federal workers in related employment matters, including leave disputes, requests for accommodations and removal actions. I also represent claimants in life insurance and medical insurance disputes.


Originally from Rochester, New York, I attended the Catholic University of America
in Washington, D.C., where I was a member of the Academic Honors Program. I received myBachelor of Arts in Politics, magna cum laude, and am a current member of Phi Beta Kappa. I received my J.D., cum laude, from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law, in Baltimore Maryland. While at the University of Baltimore School of Law I was the recipient of the University Of Baltimore School Of Law Scholarship.


I was a speaker on the Federal Disability Retirement program at the Spring 2011
National Conference of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR), and moderated at their May 2013 conference. I was recently named one of the Daily Record’s “20 in their Twenties” award recipients, as a result of professional and civic achievement. I am a co-author of several articles on disability benefits which have been published in state and national publications, including the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Reporter.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
    5 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 30%
    5 years
  3. Insurance: 20%

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Contact info

Andalman & Flynn

8601 Georgia Ave Ste 206
Silver Spring, MD, 20910


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"20 In Their Twenties"Daily Record2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAndalman and Flynn, Attorneys at Law2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Association for Justice, Disability Benefits SectionExecutive Committee2011 - Present
Phi Beta Kappa SocietyN/A2011 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/AN/A
Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)N/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)The Scope of Discovery in Erisa Actions Post-Glenn2011
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Challenging the Medicare Secondary Payor Act and Its Various Regulations2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesDisability Benefits2013
Muscular Dystrophy Association Disability Benefits SeminarDisability Benefits2012
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesDisability Benefits2011