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Samuel Michael Gaylord

Workers compensation Attorney at Trenton, NJ

4.9   37 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 21 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    75%

    29 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    20%

    29 years

  3. Administrative law
    5%
    Disability pension appeals for both Public Employees & Police & Fire members.

    29 years

Samuel M. Gaylord practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Disability Pension Appeals. Mr. Gaylord is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a workers’ compensation law attorney and is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall School of Law. He then served as a judicial intern with the Honorable Charles A. Delehey, and since 1996 has worked primarily in the area of workers’ compensation. In 2002, Sam was named Young Lawyer of the Year for Mercer County and in 2003 received the Young Lawyer of the Year Service to the Bar award from the New Jersey State Bar Association. In January 2004, Mr. Gaylord formed Gaylord & Yuska, and in June of 2007, Lawrence E. Popp, Esq. joined the firm.

He is a former Barrister member of The American Inns of Court Foundation for workers compensation in New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey State, Mercer County, and American Bar Associations as well as the Association of American Justice and the Council on Safety and Health. He is former President of the Mercer County Bar Association, a member of the Ewing Democratic Club and Vice-president of Clara‘s Heart. He has lectured and written on a variety of workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, and Disability Pension issues and is an accomplished trumpet player. He is married to Amy for these past 29 years and has two daughters Rachel, age 24, and Anna, age 22, and a son, Benjamin, age 17.
Mr. Gaylord is the former Managing Partner and founder of Gaylord Popp, LLC.

Photos and videos

My son and i enjoying a moment at my installation.
Friends and colleagues at my swearing in as President of the Mercer County Bar Associaiont's 2013 President.

Location

Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader PC
120 Sanhican Drive
Trenton, NJ, 08618
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Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
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Suite 640
Woodbridge, NJ, 07095
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Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
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Posted by Viktor | January 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Samuel Michael Gaylor, Esq. is an excellent lawyer who kept me up-to-date with any proceedings, and when there was lack thereof from court’s slow processing, he ensured that I was filled in to not allow large lapses of time to pass without considerately passing information to the comfort of the client. He is highly organized. His paperwork was made easy to sign and process for a client that isn’t familiar with legal terminology. He had clear and precise steps that made it easy to follow as his client when completing our side (client’s) of the case. The bonus to it all, is that he wins, too, on top of being a great individual personably. I would recommend his counsel to anyone.
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Posted by Silas | January 16, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service
I was referred to him by a friend whom he already help. He is nice, carried me along the process to the finish line and he knows his stuff. Excellent service.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Alicia | October 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Tireless
Sam worked tirelessly on my five year effort to obtain disability. I obviously could not have done it without him! He was always available to answer any question but honestly there were not a lot because he handled almost everything! He was always very polite and patient. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. Honestly the best!
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Posted by RICH | July 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
When I met Sam I knew he was the right lawyer for me. He made sure that my medical needs were taken care of first and knows the laws of workman’s compensation. He made sure that I was content with the settlement and explained everything so that I understood. I would highly recommend him for a workman’s compensation case! RICH
Posted by John | June 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me when I needed it most
I was injured and completely lost as to what I would have to do. Sam really helped me when I needed it most. I couldn’t thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer!
I hired Mr. Gaylord to represent me for my Ordinary Disability retirement case and also Social Security Disability case. He was very attentive and assisted me in all the tasks needed to move my case along as quickly as possible. Whenever there was an issue, he was quick to reply and fixed the situation. He has been successful in winning my case for my Disability retirement and Social Security disability. I highly recommend Mr. Gaylord as an attorney and will be using him in the future.
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Posted by Victoria | July 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, empathetic, effective communicator
My experience with Sam Gaylord has been beyond positive. He is well versed in many areas of disability law and takes the time to guide you through the process whether it be SSDI benefits, disability pension benefits or even workers compensation.
Posted by Raquel | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation for SSDI and Ordinary Disability Pension
I was denied my original attempt for SSDI and NJ Ordinary Disability Pension. I knew then I needed the expertise of a great lawyer. A friend highly recommended Mr. Sam Gaylord. From the first time I met Sam I felt comfortable and confident with his representation. He guided me through the entire process and always responded to my emails or calls. A positive outcome of both my cases, and Mr. Gaylord's knowledge and expertise in disability, is why I highly recommend Mr. Sam Gaylord.
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Posted by William | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Sam got me immediate results in obtaining for me Social Security Disability Benefits and NJ State Disability Pension. Just recently he brought a successful conclusion to a Workers Compensation matter for me. So glad I stopped in to see him and you will be too!
Posted by NEAL | July 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Sam all ways dose his best to make sure you get all you should and make sure if so you can get back to see the DR if need be.
Posted by Jeannette | June 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation!
Mr. Gaylord is very professional and knowledgeable. He keeps you informed every step of the way. I have referred numerous clients to him and will continue to do so in the future. I was asked today about a personal injury lawyer and will be contacting Mr. Gaylord for a referral. Hopefully it will be someone in his firm.
Posted by Smitty | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, Favorable decision
Having been denied on my original attempt I hired Sam to help with my SSDI case. Although it took a while (not Sam’s fault just the slow wheels of government working) he got me a favorable decision in my case. It was so easy, I really didn’t have to do a thing except bring my paperwork to my consultation. Sam kept in contact along the way and was always available when I had a question. I would highly recommend Gaylord and Popp, especially for disability issues.
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Posted by wilfredo | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good things come to those who wait
i want to start off by saying that if it wasn't for this law firm , i wouldn't know where i'll be now , from the first call that i made almost ten years ago to my last text message that i send to this firm ,they responed right back immediately ,from Mr Sam Gaylord to Tanya Phillips, Rose Saboe and the others that i've spoken with they gave me updates and inform me everytime something came up , to anyone and everyone if you're looking for results and are in need of a honest and HARDworking team ,i highly recommend this firm to you ,just want to say to Mr Sam Gaylord ,thank you for your hard ten years of dedication and hard work that you and your team has put into my case , will be using you and your team again in the near furture ,thanks again to all of those that dedicated their hard work to me ,
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Disability Pension
I just wanted to extend my complete satisfaction with the disability pension representation I received from Sam Gaylord. I found him to be very knowledgeable and immediately responsive to my needs. I felt like he had my back all the way till the decision. The process is stressful enough but going through it during a pandemic is a whole new level of stress! I can say with 100 percent confidence that I would not have made it through this process without Sam Gaylord. A true professional, Gaylord guided me through the process from start to finish. No question went unanswered and his response time is simply unmatched. If you are looking for a Disability attorney, look no further than Sam Gaylord. I am confident that you will not find anyone better to help guide you through a stressful process in which Mr. Gaylord takes the stress on for you. He is a true advocate for his client’s best interests. Thank you Sam!
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Posted by Rachel | September 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER IN TRISTATE AREA
Mr. Gaylord was Extremely welcoming and professional. He makes you feel comfortable and really takes his times to listen you and answers all your questions, no matter how simple you think that are. He explained everything that I need it's now about my case. His staff was amazing, they always return your call and keep you updated. Mr. Gaylord is on top of everything. He calls you back no matter what. He really cares about you & your case. I would recommend him highly to anyone if you want to have your case be handled correctly by an experience professional attorney. I would look no further.. You found the right the lawyer. Now
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Posted by Odie | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Sam and his staff were extremely personable, professional, and responsive. They managed my expectations, and responded to every question I had! He and his staff made themselves accessible and available, even through the COVID pandemic.
Posted by Dionne | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation.
Thanks to my attorney for listening to my story gets the facts and represented me, He was victorious. Thank again I will recommend him to anyone who is being taken advantage of on their job.
Posted by Damion | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatness
Very professional. Highly recommend. I received everything that I was entitled to. Thank you Sam and team.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great firm!
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr.Gaylord and his team since 2009. I couldn’t be more pleased with this firm. Sam and his colleagues were always there to answer questions I may have had. They worked to get me the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend this team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Szaferman, Lakind
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Gaylord Popp, LLC
  • 2004 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Stark & Stark, A Professional Corporation
  • 1996 - 2003

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hayes vs. PFRS
  • Published Appellate Division Decision granting client benefits

Associations

  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2012 P.A.L. Business of the Year Award
  • Trenton Police Athletic League
  • 2013
  • 2013 New Jersey Lawyer of the Year in Workers Compensation
  • Mercer County Police & Sheriff's FOP
  • 2013
  • Young Lawyer of the Year Service to the Bar award
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Mercer County
  • 2002
  • Certified Workers Compensation Law Attorney
  • N/A
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Publications

  • ExecSense
  • Securing Social Security
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • 4 Workers Compensation Issues You'll Face in 2013
  • Third Party Liens and Workers Compensation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Samuel
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Gaylord is a consummate professional. His knowledge of New Jersey Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Law is boundless. Not only being a great lawyer and fighting for his clients; Mr. Gaylord is very understanding and approachable to help anyone through a difficult situation. If injured at work, Sam is your man."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Gaylord and his team are very professional and extremely helpful to their clients. He is dedicated to his clients and fights endlessly to secure the benefits to which they are entitled. He is always well prepared in court and goes above and beyond for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Gaylord is a highly capable and effective attorney who always puts his clients' best interests first."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Samuel Gaylord is a real source of useful information for New Jersey residents who have been injured. I highly recommend that you visit his website or call him to get good information about your claim before you sign any forms or hire any attorney. You will find that Sam is a great guy and is easy to talk to. He will let you know whether or not you need an attorney."
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Trenton Workers compensation Lawyer Samuel Michael Gaylord
Samuel Michael Gaylord
Workers compensation Attorney
Trenton, NJ
Licensed for 28 years