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Bruce S Lipsey

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Hanover, MA

4.9   57 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    50%
    Represent claimants in all aspects of Social Security Disability Law including Federal Court practice.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    50%
    Represent injured workers in all aspects of the state administered workers' compensation program including Review Board briefs.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

EXCEPTIONAL ADVOCACY IN THE AREAS OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW!

When I am not in the courtroom, I enjoy meeting with clients and creating a successful case strategy.  Outside of work, I belong to several civic and religious organizations which help foster my connection to the community. I particularly enjoy my time serving on the Human Rights Committee of New England Villages. 

 It has been my privilege to represent injured workers and the disabled for over 20 years.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
1165 Washington St.
Ste 2 Rte 53
Hanover, MA, 02339
Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
100 State Street
Ste 900
Boston, MA, 02110
Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
15 South Main Street
Randolph, MA, 02368
Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
200 Chauncy Street
Mansfield, MA, 02152
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  57 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation, Social Security Attorney
Bruce was very straightforward and candid concerning my issues. He was both professional and empathetic which helped put me at ease. He explained each of the steps we took which helped me to be better prepared.
Posted by Ralph | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome!
There was quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding my disability claim; however, Bruce never flinched or showed any apprehension about representing me. That’s how I knew he was the right attorney for me. He knows Social Security law like the back of his hand. Plus, his friendly and easy-going manner make it a pleasure to work with him. His support staff is efficient and equally as pleasant to work with. Filing a Social Security disability claim is a long, drawn out process, but you will be in excellent hands having Bruce Lipsey and his team guiding you through every step of the way.
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Posted by Kevin | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Correct Choice
A lot of business reviews you see online are from those that had a bad experience. So when I started to do my research into a worker's comp lawyer, I noticed a lot of lawyers with negative reviews, or lawyers with no reviews, positive or negative, at all. So imagine my surprise , that I came across reviews for Bruce that were all positive. (Now, for disclosure, Bruce's name was presented to me months prior, when I still didn't "need" a lawyer. But I still did my homework . . . ) Fast forward, and there I am suddenly "needing" a lawyer because the insurance company had stopped paying me. So I contacted Bruce and he promptly got me in to see him about my case. After talking with him and asking all my questions, I hired him and I'm glad I did. First, Bruce got the insurance company to restore my weekly payments back. Then Bruce and his (awesome) staff became my liaison with the insurance company that had stopped responding to my inquiries. Fast forward again, three operations and four years later and Bruce and his staff are still there giving me updates and answering all my questions. They always had me up to date. Finally, a couple of months later, my case was settled in my favor. Bruce's staff was amazing, always getting back to me within 24hrs (mostly within a couple of hours!). Always professional and pleasant. Bruce, as a lawyer, is a pro with a commanding understanding of how the "system" works and he's not an outsider to the Boston Industrial Court (he knew everyone). Bruce is personable and I genuinely liked him. He was very informative and even calming at times. And he never brushed off any of my phone calls when he was available. If you get hurt on the job and find yourself suddenly "needing" a comp lawyer, look no further. Bruce stood by me and fought for my rights and the proper settlement that ultimately came my way. You can't try and do the "system" on your own, you have to get a lawyer. A lawyer that knows their way around the courts and the system and I'm thankful I chose Bruce. Thank you Bruce, and thank your staff again for me. - Kevin
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Posted by Karen | August 13, 2021
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Attorney Bruce LIpsey
Attorney Lipsey along with his paralegal Mary Campbell helped me acquire SS disability in just a few short months. They were both professional as well as being extremely responsive to my needs. I would highly recommend Bruce to anyone.
Posted by Stephen | June 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Social Security Claim
After consulting with Mr Lipsey he filled my claim for disability. For the most part everything was done "behind the scenes". I was contacted a couple of time by Social Security and when I was I contacted the office and they guided me through the paperwork. About 9 months later I received a call telling me that my case was won. For me it was really just that easy.
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Posted by Carlos | August 15, 2020
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WC
Since the beginning of my case Bruce was honest, professional, straightforward, and empathetic. He answered all my emails, texts right away. He made me feel at ease the entire time. I knew from the beginning I made the right choice hiring Bruce. I would recommend him to my family and friends. If I ever need a lawyer Bruce will be the first one I call.
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Response from Bruce Lipsey September 9, 2020
Thank you for that kind review. I appreciate it.
Posted by Carolyn | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 + Stars for Attorney Bruce Lipsey, and his staff
I highly recommend Attorney Lipsey for his expertise in the laws with SSDI. Being out of work For 2 years I was frustrated until I met Attorney Lipsey. His staff was exceptional, helpful in answering my questions. I received a Fully favorable decision. I will go nowhere else for all my legal matters. Thank you Carolyn.S
Posted by Danielle | May 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fighter for you!!
Bruce and i go way back. I had tried to get on on Social Security Income since 2012. I saw him not long after that. He never gave up on me. We traveled into Boston so many times to meet with judges only to get denied over and over. Bruce fought hard for me every time. Every time i got denied, he would feel so sorry for me. He is a compassionate man. He will always be honest with you about how tough your judge will be. We both decided that if I didn't get on SSI this time, we would just move on. End things. Do to the Corona virus, I had to talk to my judge on the phone. I was nervous as usual, he was nice though and Bruce really gave it his all. The evidence was compelling. My judge said "good luck young lady" and in the end found my case to be fully favorable(basically what this means is, that the judge agreed I was disabled). Choosing Bruce would be a good decision. I am glad I found him. I also want to give a shout out to the staff. They are great and are always polite and helpful. They too are on your side and help to fight to get what you deserve.
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Response from Bruce Lipsey September 9, 2020
Thanks Danielle--it was a long battle. I will let the staff know you appreciate their help too. They will feel good about your comments.
Posted by Nikoma | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best around!
I don’t ever write reviews but I felt the need to today. Even though my case is not yet settled Bruce has been more than exceptional. He’s been there every step of the way for me and is always accessible. Every thing he has said has been exactly the way he’s explained it even if it’s not necessarily what you wanted to hear. After multiple denials Bruce got me approved for my ssdi and has been a complete workhorse on my comp case. He really looks out for his clients. I am truly appreciative that I have him representing me. I always ask multiple questions and i know i must be a pain in his neck but he never comes across like your bothering him and always he’s back to you ASAP. Best lawyer hands down!!
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Posted by Patricia | July 21, 2019
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Oustanding Attorney and Staff
Per the Commonwealth's advice, I needed a "Boston" lawyer to represent me in my worker's compensation case. I chose Attorney Lipsey based on previous positive reviews he had received. I couldn't have made a better choice. Attorney Lipsey and his wonderful paralegal, Donna, provided me with excellent legal representation. They were highly competent and professional. They were always available to take my phone calls, provide support and help me successfully negotiate through a time-consuming, tedious and bureaucratic process. Attorney Lipsey and his staff made sure I was kept constantly up to date on the progress of my case and what to expect next over the course of the three years plus it took to resolve my case. I highly recommend the legal services of Attorney Bruce Lipsey and staff.
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Posted by Brian | February 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Social security disability
Bruce was great in helping me with all the details about my social security case. He is a very knowledgeable person. With Bruce’s help I won my case. I would recommend him always.
Posted by Larry | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disabillaty
After talking with a couple of lawyers about my claim I decided to go with Bruce Lipsey. All other lawyers said I could file right away and I would get a fast settlement from SS. Bruce was the opposite! He explained the laws and what we needed to do to file. He did not sugar coat the process and explained how log it could take. I was patient and did receive my benefits the first time filled. Everything went great and exactly as Bruce had said. Great no bull guy! I highly recommend him!
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Posted by zygmunt | January 31, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney
If you have a difficult SSDI case, than Attorney Lipsey is your man. This man is outstanding and extremely knowledgeable in this subject area. He is well prepared and treats your case like it is the only case he has. This man does not give up and if your case is winnable, he will be victorious for you. I wholeheartedly recommend him without any reservations. This man is honest and unlike any attorney you will ever meet.
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Posted by Augusto | January 31, 2019
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Social Security Disability
I hired Attorney Bruce Lipsey to help out with my social security disability issue. He was able to defend my case. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about the most. Great job!
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
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Social Security Disability
Attorney Lipsey treated my disability process professionally and seriously. He was supportive and informative at all points. I received a positive decision, and am very grateful for all his efforts. I recommend Attorney Lipsey highly.
Posted by BrianM | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
From SSI to Comp to Settlement
I had a case that to me was very confusing involving WC & SSI. Bruce and his natural relaxed demeanor had me calmed down soon after meeting him. He saw to it that my SSI started soon and then went on to handle my Workers Comp claim. What I appreciated the most was that Bruce was available when I had questions. When something really bothered me I'd call Bruces' office and Donna would have the answer in a heart beat. If she didn't I would soon get a call from Bruce who would give me an easy explanation as to what was going on . He always had an answer for me, was always friendly towards me, was always on time for appts. and never tried to avoid me. After months of Drs. visits and court appearances, Bruce got me the settlement that I deserved. Usually to deal with an attorney I've found to be frustrating at best but Bruce has an easy, kind way about him that's very professional and for the first time I'm pleased with the results and the whole experience Thanks to Bruce and his superior office staff . I'm very happy !
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Posted by William | December 18, 2018
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Best Workers Comp. Lawyer in Boston
Mr Lipsey and his Paralegal Donna were extremely helpful in guiding me through the Workers Comp. process. They kept me informed and explained every step. All the problems with the insurance co. were taken care of immediately, and my settlement was more than I agreed to. I highly recommend Attorney Bruce Lipsey for all your Workers Comp. needs
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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Social Security Disability Claim
I hired Bruce to help with my social security disability claim. He was extremely helpful and I know I had a much stronger case because of his advice and knowledge. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their disability case.
Posted by Rochelle | October 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Bruce Lipsey, Esq.
I met with (and immediately retained the services of) Bruce Lipsey relative to my application for SSDI. Because of Bruce’s expertise in this field of law, I was awarded benefits after only 6 months of our initial meeting. In addition, Bruce’s support staff (especially Mary) is an asset of this law firm. I never waited more than 1 business day for a response to my many phone calls and emails. I would highly recommend Bruce Lipsey, Esq.
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Posted by Cathy | August 2, 2018
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Disability claim
Bruce is a very kind, helpful and professional lawyer. I hired him for my Social security disability claim. He and his office staff, especially Mary are so prompt in answering questions and returning calls. They are on top of every aspect of your individual case. I am truly pleased with how they handled my case and with the speed of my outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Epstein Lipsey & Clifford, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Clerkship
  • Middlesex Probate Court
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Brown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Nik H
  • $650,000.00
  • In The Matter of Brenda C
  • Claimant successfully won her benefits
  • In the matter of Steven D.
  • Plaintiff secured settlement-2.1 million dollars

Associations

  • National Association of Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Social Security Representatives
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New England Villages
  • Human Rights Committee
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Creole

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • American Board of Vocational Experts
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation-conciliator service
  • Stoughton District Court
  • 1997
  • Brief award
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1991
  • Oral advocacy
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1991
  • Honor's Thesis
  • Brown University
  • 1988
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Publications

  • Lawyers Weekly
  • SSI Fee Allocation
  • 2015
  • Patriot Ledger
  • Obamacare and SSDI
  • 2014
  • Boston Bar Journal
  • Social Security Tactics
  • 2012
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Case Review-Interview
  • 2011
  • World Press
  • Social Security Basics
  • 2010
  • World Press
  • Social Security Appeal Process
  • 2010
  • Ezine
  • Social Security Disability Application Process
  • 2009
  • Proof Of Cases-editor
  • Proof of Cases-editor
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Boston Magazine
  • Workers' Compensation For Businesses
  • 2023
  • WBUR Interview
  • Covid in the workplace
  • 2021
  • Expert Lawyer Presentation
  • SSI-Autism issues
  • 2021
  • Worker's Compensation Seminar
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2016
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • SSI Fee allocation
  • 2015
  • Monthly Expert Talk
  • Social Security
  • 2014
  • Attleboro Parkinsons' Support Group
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2013
  • Andover Senior Center
  • Social Security-Parkinson's Overview
  • 2012
  • Lawyers' Weekly Interview
  • Case Review-Commentary on Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2011
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • Social Security Disability-National Business Ins
  • 2010
  • Boston Globe Interview
  • Childhood SSI Benefits
  • 2010
  • Workers' Compensation Tactics
  • Workers' Compensation tactics
  • 2009
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
  • Rights under the Disability Act-SSA
  • 2009
  • Traps for the unwary
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2008
  • How to Try your first Workers' Compensation Case
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2008
  • Workers' Compensation Tactics
  • Practice tips for the practicing lawyer
  • 2007
  • Workeres' Compensation Experts
  • Worker's Compensation Law
  • 2006
  • Workers' Compensation Basics
  • Work place accidents
  • 2005
  • Vocational Experts and workplace safety
  • Workplace safety
  • 2003
  • Liability for Workplace Injuries-Employer Perspective
  • How work injuries affect premium assessment
  • 1999
  • Ask the Lawyer
  • Workers' compensation issues
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (39)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Bruce. I contacted Bruce for a brief discussion of SSI benefits for a disabled child. He was extremely courteous, has a great phone manner, and his knowledge of the law is excellent. If I have other questions, I would, without reservations, reach out to him as well as recommend him to others. I wish him the best."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is an experienced, respected attorney who represents injured workers at the Department of Industrial Accidents. He is respected by his colleagues and generously shares his experience with fellow attorneys fighting to secure workers compensation benefits for injured employees."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bruce regularly for years on Social Security and Worker's Compensation matters. His skill and compassion for his clients are unparalleled. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Bruce for over 10 years and he is my "go to" attorney for my social security cases. He is professional and diligent. It is a pleasure to work with him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce has attained a fine reputation among MA workers' compensation attorneys. He is knowledgeable, well prepared and a very good lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is a great guy. I've seen him with clients, and he really handles their needs with the utmost care and skill. One client I referred to him came back to me when his case was over, and thanked me profusely for recommending Bruce. I fully endorse this lawyer's work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Bruce for about 15 years and have observed him at the Dept of Industial Accidents. He is an effective advocate for his clients and held in high regard by his peers and the judges before whom he appears. He is always prepared.He has effectively chaired the Workers Compensation Practice Group of the Mass Bar Association and is diligent and thorough in all the tasks that he undertakes"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have seen Attorney Lispey in action - he's a highly respected and dedicated attorney."
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