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Michael Eli Quiat

About me

I understand the hardships faced by individuals when they have to square off against an insurance company with unlimited resources, often times when they are least able to handle the financial and emotional burdens of such battles. In the ERISA, disability, life and long term care claims area, an experienced and compassionate advocate can level the playing field and make success attainable. My philosophy is simple: when you are right, don't take "no" for an answer.


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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
    27 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
  3. Business: 15%
    34 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    34 years

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  • Patrick X Amoresano

    I've known Mike Quiat for over ten years now as a consequence of working together and sharing our professional perspectives with each other on a variety of matters. Mike is a consummate professional with five star expertise and achievements, especially in the areas of private disability insurance and ERISA claims. You can always trust Mike to tell you the truth, and be there when you need him most.


    Patrick Amoresano Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, P.C.

433 Hackensack Avenue

Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, P.C.

355 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY, 10017



NYCurrently registered 198207/10/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyers of New JerseyInside New Jersey2015
Top Rated New York LawyersNew York Magazine2015
New Jersey Legal LeadersWall Street Journal2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerUscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, PC1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Legal MedicineMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Ithaca CollegePoliticsBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEERISA Benefits Litigation for the Non-ERISA Attorney: Avoiding the Minefields2015
CLEERISA For Dummies: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About ERISA But is Afraid to Ask2014