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Mariam A. Lavoie is the Managing Attorney of Marasco & Nesselbush's Social Security/Workers' Compensation Department.
With more than 20 years of legal experience, she has successfully represented hundreds of Social Security Disability claimants at all levels of review before the Social Security Administration, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, the Appeals Council, and the United States District Court.
“I became a lawyer because I cherish justice and I wanted to dedicate my life to leveling the playing field for regular people,” she says.
She said personal experience with illness and an interest in all things medical improves her effectiveness as an attorney.
“I help people who are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability—or both—obtain Social Security benefits,” she says. “My job is winning Social Security cases as soon as humanly and legally possible.”
Attorney Lavoie likens Marasco & Nesselbush to a family. “Like most families, we strive towards a common goal and face daily challenges by combining our talents,” she says. “Our common goal is to improve the lives of our clients and draw out the best in each other. I love being a part of a professional community that seeks to do good for others and for each other.”
Attorney Lavoie is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee, as well as of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. She also has extensive experience in workers' compensation law.
Having grown up in West Warwick, Mariam Lavoie graduated with highest distinction from the University of Rhode Island and cum laude from Suffolk University School of Law. Attorney Lavoie is admitted to the practice of law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the United States District Court.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Armenian
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|RI||Authorized to practice law||1990||11/13/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Employee of the Year||Marasco & Nesselbush||2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lawyers Helping Lawyers Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2014 - Present|
|Social Security Sub Committee Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Rhode Island Association for Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1990 - 2012|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Rhode Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|