3.0 stars 38 totalReview Kenneth Lavan
Posted by John
I hired these people in dec. of 2012. Been to court was denied because my LAWYER? did not bring all the doctor reports. Then he asked for more time which pissed off the judge. I then get the report from the judges office, I had to take to a different lawyer to tell me what all that crap was about. As for calling my so called CASE WORKER, ATHLEN? SHE NEVER RETURNS PHONE CALLS. I have a letter from them telling me they have gone to the next step, appellate review? I was told by the lawyer I payed to explain the judges ruling, if all the doctors reports were turned over, I most likely would have won. I still would like to know why all reports from the many doctors ( 8 ) all told, never made it to the judge. I still cant get hired because of the drugs I have to take on a daily basis. It is getting to the point were I'M about to loose every thing. Already gave up my car to save money. I was told that when my attorney changed the date I filed this case, the judge thought it was WRONG, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS I GOT DENIED. I was told by my lawyer that it was a good thing to do, NOT TRUE. so I say WHAT A MESS
Posted by Jim
Mr. LeVan and his team have been representing me for several years and my fight for disability benefits. I can't thank them enough for the personal hand holding and guidance through this brutal process. Finally got my disability and they are the best.
Posted by Ruth
Having worked with both Ken and Adam on a professional level, I can proudly attest to their knowledge. They always return my emails promptly and provide helpful information anytime I have questions.
Posted by anita
I just don't understand. I have been dealing with this firm since 2013. I am really shocked and appealed by the way everything went. Had to scrape up money to catch a plane down there for court on May 11. After I was done with court she tells me if you don't hear anything in 30 days call. Been calling since June 12 2015. No return calls oh she will call you nothing until finally today after hours 5:50 PM she calls with very disturbing news. So after being told the decision I just wanted and still do take a knife thru my heart. How do they say I'm not disabled you don't know my pain you don't know what I feel and just like I told her this is gonna take me over the edge. And tell me you put in appeal for what another 20 years I may be have killed myself tonite this really hurts a lawyer is supposed to fight for you. An appeal may be to late for me. Truly disappointed. Truly truly disappointed.
Posted by a client
I understand that you all had to reconstruct your organizational structure, got it. It seem that L&N were finally on the ball, but only to find out that there is misfiled or misplaced document that I sent to you. You see after asking if all documentation been sent to VA no one seems to know. Soon after L&N sends me a CD with all of my documentation on it. I assumed that was the answer to my many non-returned phone calls. Initially, after your rebuilding the young lady assigned to my case work well with me, however not to her fault. I don’t fell she has all of the filed information for the past years. Items such as FCT that I took money out of my family’s pocket to pay for, yes hundreds of dollars to prove my case. Now don’t say you have to research this information to see if it is true. Just ask Mr. Beck_ _ who works for you I left him a message on June,23 2015 @ 3:49pm. This way you will have your facts and hopefully not respond to this until you have fixed the problem or have information on the where about of my FCT. I work with you all through your growing/ rebuilding. I need you to work with me. You have my phone No# please call me back in a timely manner and do not attack this true statement. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Ken
For three decades I tried to have a fair and honest evaluation by the VA concerning my numerous disabilities.Years of frustration came to a head one night when I responded to an ad by Lavan/Neidenberg. A representative came to my residence with all the forms needed to get the ball rolling, and in months instead of years, justice was finally served, and I received a positive outcome.
Dealing with the VA takes time, be patient. If you have a legitimate claim you will get results, as they stay on top of it and never missed a filing deadline. I can't thank them enough for changing my life for the better.
Posted by Michelle W
I do not recommend. I applied in 2011. I was denied once, but now I've been waiting every since with no type of information on my next move. I have been calling, leaving voice messages AND also emailed. NO REPLY!!! I have not heard from my "lawyer" since last year. I need to know my case. I believe it would have been better if I did this on my own...
Posted by Anita
I know that it takes awhile for SSD to begin....but I do know some people that was with your firm and started receiving benefits within 3 months...and they did not have to attend a hearing....I chose this firm because I had heard a lot of positive feedback...I must say not in my case...I have spoken with my case manager Becky and must say she has been patient as I vent to her about how long it is taking...But from my side if i still have to wait approx. 18-24 months for a hearing, I might as well do it myself...I can get my medical records and just wait it out....I thought getting a lawyer would speed up my time for a hearing...I don't really have anything to negative or positive to say because.... I am just waiting...I submitted my papers with your firm December 17 and I filed with Social Security in February 2014....my doctors are waiting to receive papers from your firm to complete but nothing has been mailed to them yet....looks like everybody is waiting...I must compliment the caseworker Betsy she listens and she does return my calls...,just wish I could my hearing scheduled..
Posted by Donald
18 months in and have talked to case worker maybe 3-4 times most of which I have initiated. Since my second denial I am now awaiting my court date with my new case worker aphlene?, I have not had one call, I have talked to her maybe twice when I call (have to wait up to 3 days for call back according to the VM ) have had two letters from odar but nothing from her saying she is aware (is she?) The last one from alj in Baltimore needing documents to expedite my case(have my local congressman via liaison) case will be in Tampa via video would be great if you all are as up to date as I am ..... I already had to go get all of my own medical records and mail to you even signed several forms for you to do so?, do I get any live communication as to the hearing? Who will be there with me?, what do they do?, what do I do?, can I bring a personal witness (wife)?, or do I show up and find out who's with me? Can I have a better case worker( more responsive) not blaming time length on you, but communication is really bad!! I often wonder if your disability case loads are too many? Waiting until after hearing for a more accurate review. Crowley 5653 all info on file, really hope I haven't made a bad choice this is my life at stake.
Posted by Carey
It has now been two years. I was aware disability would be a lengthy process. due to another hearing in another county for an unrelated case, I was not able to attend my hearing for disability. The caseworker was aware, and I even asked if I should reschedule my other case to be there. I was told my hearing for disability would be continued. It wasn't, I was not there to appear and NEITHER was the attorney. My case was dismissed. Then I'm informed the judge is now requesting additional information from SSI, yet the caseworker is telling me my case is being transferred to the county I now live in, since over six months ago the firm never informed SSA I had moved. I have left several messages for the caseworker, no response back. No I have not missed a call, received any emails or letters. They just DO NOT respond! I have no idea where my claim stands, and at what stage of the process I am at.