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I have represented claimants against insurance companies in NY and NJ for over 36 years.Asking the right questions early on can save clients time, money and aggravation.My job is to make sure clients understand their rights and make informed, intelligent choices.My practice focuses on ERISA, life, health, disability and long term care claims.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Lawyers of New Jersey||Inside New Jersey||2015|
|Top Rated New York Lawyers||New York Magazine||2015|
|New Jersey Legal Leaders||Wall Street Journal||2014|
|Managing Partner||Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, PC||1985 - Present|
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|American College of Legal Medicine||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Ithaca College||Politics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|CLE||ERISA Benefits Litigation for the Non-ERISA Attorney: Avoiding the Minefields||2015|
|CLE||ERISA For Dummies: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About ERISA But is Afraid to Ask||2014|
Posted by Barbara
]Michael Quiat handled my long term disability.case and did so in a very caring manner. He was a great advocate and always quick to return phone calls. My.case was a psychiatric disability.case but he never treated me like I was crazy or showed me anything but the utmost respect. At this juncture in my life, I unfortunately was dealing with 8 or 9 different attorneys all on different matters. To put it nicely, I so wish Mike could have handled.every single one for me. To put it not.so nicely, out of this bunch the only one I can be 100% certain that is not going straight.to hell is Mike. And a long overdue thank you for not charging 18% interest on an overdue bill while I was.unable to pay it. I did settle up as soon as I could and wish my accountant would.take.a page out of your book. Folks,]the only.thing.I.can say is.dont get used.to.it. Other attorneys are not cut from the same.cloth. I recommend him mostp.highly.
Posted by anonymous
It was a daunting task to find a truly experienced, expert, and attentive ERISA Disability Attorney to handle my appeal when my claim was denied. However I was quite fortunate to have found Mike Quiat who has all of those qualities. Whereas other Attorneys wanted a large upfront fee to even discuss my case before taking it on Mike spoke to me at length regarding my claim denial with no charge. I sensed from the start that I had finally found a competent and caring attorney to handle my appeal.
Mike knew exactly what needed to be done to overturn my claim denial and expertly prepared it so that it was overturned. He made a very difficult situation as easy as possible for me. He responded to all my phone calls and emails in a timely manner and each member of his firms staff were helpful, courteous, and responsive.
I have no hesitation recommended Michael Quiat,
Posted by Amalia
I have had more experience with lawyers than I care to mention. Mike stands out as the MOST responsive attorney I have had the pleasure to work with. Mine was a disability case with multiple insurers, multiple doctors, and the federal govt., and it has stretched itself out over 4 years already. Over this long time line, Mike has always, always been available for issues that seemed urgent to me, even if not to him. He never got annoyed at having to hunt me down and prop me up to fill out form after form when I didn't feel well. He's a very bright man (of this I am sure) and seems extremely knowledgeable in his feel (at least to a non-disability attorney like myself). He always made it as easy as possible for me to get things done, a welcome relief when you don't always feel well. I trust him completely and without question, his integrity is above reproach.
What more wonderful things can I say about him??!! The best endorsement of all - I would insist that any of my loved ones, should they be unforturnate enough to sustain a disability, engage Mike to shepherd them through it all.
Patrick Amoresano, Medical malpractice Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.