Early Life I grew up in Buffalo NY. I was a child of the 50's and I attended all... more
Early Life I grew up in Buffalo NY. I was a child of the 50's and I attended all public schools. I went to School #86 on St Lawrence Ave. I attended Amherst Junior HS for 7th grade. School #66 on Parkside Ave, for 8th grade and then to Bennett HS. I did better than average in school, but studies never came easy. The Buffalo public school system did a good job preparing me for college. ... view profile
I represent clients in state and federal court proceedings (trial and appeal), labor... more
I represent clients in state and federal court proceedings (trial and appeal), labor arbitration hearings and in proceedings before governmental agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ["EEOC"], the National Labor Relations Board, the New York State Division of Human Rights,... view profile
I began my career on the other side of the table. I spent ten years representing... more
I began my career on the other side of the table. I spent ten years representing employers and their insurance carriers before deciding that my heart was not with that side of these issues. I needed to be helping people, not corporations. However, that experience helps me to understand the employer and insurance company perspective. This allows me to anticipate their actions and be able to ... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.