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Daniel S. Jaffe

Social Security & Disability Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Dan Jaffe

  • State Years
    New York - NY 10 years
    New Jersey - NJ 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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Daniel S. Jaffe represents clients claiming benefits from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the New York City Police Pension Fund, and the Social Security Administration.  

Ungaro Cifuni & Jaffe serves as Disability Counsel to the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Sergeants Benevolent Association and Detectives' Endowment Association.

291 Broadway, Suite 1400, New York, New York 10007

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Ungaro Cifuni & Jaffe, LLP
291 Broadway
Suite 1400
New York, NY, 10007

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Posted by Kendall Morris | February 10, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Robert | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch SSDI Attorney
Daniel Jaffe and his firm Ungaro Cifuni & Jaffe are super professional and are straight forward with answers and your case. The hold your hand all the way through the case until completion. I know because before Mr. Jaffe I had a large firm and they left me all to myself totally unprepared to face the judge and I lost my case. When I saw Mr. Jaffe and Ungaro I instantly knew I had the right attorneys because they were the exact opposite of the big law firms that don't care if you win or loose. You are just another number to the big firms bit not with Ungaro & Jaffe. I won my case easily as they thought I should. I saw the judge for a total of 5 minutes and I knew I won. The other firm blew an easy win unfortunately that cost me another 2 years of my time. Don't waste time go to to Mr Jaffe straight up and honest. The judge knows this as well and that's the key!
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Posted by T.B | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended lawyer
Daniel S Jaffe helped me on a long term SSDI and 911 compensation case . He was extremely patient, completely understanding and professional. He always answered my emails no matter the date , time , including weekends. When I thought all was lost with my SSDI case him and his law firm never gave up on me and fought until I won my case . I highly recommend this outstanding lawyer and his law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Dan Jaffe is an amazing attorney. He was always available, even nights and weekends. Highly recommend Dan!
Posted by Loretta | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel Jaffe is an outstanding lawyer. He is exceptionally bright and readily able to piece things together instantly upon being apprised of the pertinents of the case at hand. He consistently explained things in a very clear, concise, manner. I found him to be exceptionally patient whenever clarification was warranted or sought. He was very prompt in returning phone calls when the need arose. I would highly recommend him for the excellent service provided.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
110% satisfied!!!!
Dan is extremely knowledgeable in the process of filing for Social Security benefits for those who become disabled because of illness or injury. I was injured while working and was very confused on the process to file for benefits. From the very beginning and until the time my case was finalized, Dan was there to explain to me in layman terms what each step of the process meant. Hiring Dan to represent me has been one of the best decisions that I have made!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldnt be any happier!
I was a NYC Firefighter needing help with my Social Security Disability. Dan was highly recommended from a colleague and I'm glad i took the advice. I was told it could be a long, tiresome, stressful procedure, but Dan took care of everything. He responded quickly to all my emails and phone calls, and never made me feel as if i was a bother. Dan knew the answer to every question I had during the process, whether it was about doctors, paperwork or hearings. There was never a time that I doubted anything that he advised me to do. He walked me through each step and helped me understand all the legal jargon in simple terms. He is a true professional. If you need a lawyer you can trust to be there for you, Dan is your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2015
Excellent lawyer and person.
I was a first responder to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. I was unfortunately one of the people who developed numerous illnesss from my time at Ground Zero. As the many medical professional’s predicted that the full effects of the toxic air would not be realized for 10 to 15 years later, I declined slowly, but then it was as if my world collapsed regarding my health. In the course of 2 years the number of scans, MRI’s, biopsies, procedures with scopes and open lung surgery left me with a broken and defeated body. I needed help obtaining the benefits that were promised to us, yet are so very difficult to get. You are burdened with a tremendous amount of paperwork, obtaining evidence from 13 years ago, all while being seen by 16 different doctor’s. Sometimes having test and doctor appointments 5 days a week of 3 in one day and being told to draw up your Will and have your affairs in order. I needed help, that is where Dan Jaffe comes in. Words cannot describe the level of professionalism, courtesy, knowledge, guidance and compassion Dan gave to me. Not only does he know all of the guidelines, forms, procedures. He is but a call, text or e-mail away. In my own dealings with Dan there are many times I contacted him for help or guidance. Once I received a letter on a Saturday, I did not understand what I was being asked so I sent Dan an e-mail anticipating a response on Monday. Even though Dan was away with his family, I believe in Arizona or Colorado, he contacted me. Not just once, he talked me through the letter on a Saturday night while on family vacation. I do not think you will find that level of dedication and compassion from any other lawyer. Dan Jaffe is a man of integrity and character. I recently contacted him with a question and even though it was not involving his law firm, he contacted the other law firm and assured me that the paperwork would be done within the week and that if it wasn’t I should contact him. This is yet another example of his dedication to his clients. I without hesitation highly recommend Daniel Jaffe to everyone who reads this article and to all my friends and past co-workers who have fallen ill.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
Dan will work for You 24/7!!!!
Weekends,late nites,holidays,you write to Dan,he will get back to you with an answer.If he doesn't have it,he will find it.Everything he told me of how my case was going to be,happened exactly the same way.He's never too busy to pick up the phone to answer ANY questions you might have.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2014
Dan is knowledgeable, personable and caring.
Dan is a great guy. He always gets right back to you answering your questions and concerns. He puts legal terms into simple English, so can understand. Very personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend. Ps if delegate fought for me the same way Dan did, the dept. would have ended up giving me 5 vacation days.
Posted by CS | July 3, 2014
A skilled attorney with human kindness
Dan handled my Social Security Disability and Police Department disability cases . From application to final decision I never felt alone, as Dan was only a phone call away. Dan answered my questions right away and picked up the phone himself which helped me feel at ease. Anyone going through the disability process knows in addition to physical impairments there is also a mental toll the disability process takes. Dan treated like a human being and not a file in a draw. Dan listened and always gave great legal advice, which no doubt helped me receive a positive outcome. I can now concentrate on healing physically and have less financial uncertainty in my life due to Dans efforts. Great job Dan, THANK YOU
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ungaro & Cifuni, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Torts - Manhattan Trial Unit
  • New York City Law Department, Office Of The Corporation Counsel
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legislative Office
  • New York City Council
  • 2009 - 2009
  • USMC
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Princeton University
  • Artium Baccalaureus
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Richter v. Cardozo
  • 2015 NY Slip Op 05887
  • Seiferheld v. Kelly
  • 2015 NY Slip Op 02011 (1st Dep't 2015)
  • Richter v. Kelly
  • 2013 NY Slip Op 07803
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Princeton Association of NYC
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Tort Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Scholar
  • New York Law School
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Membership Meeting
  • 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and WTC Health Program
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Jaffe because his knowledge of the law, passion to help, and responsiveness is evident in his work."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jaffe displays sound legal reasoning based on his answers to questions on the Avvo wesbite."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Social Security law and obtaining disability benefits is a highly specialized area of Federal Law. Most lawyers are not qualified to handle a Social Security matter. That's why if I have Social Security matter in New York, I don't hesitate to refer them to Daniel S. Jaffe. He is accomplished in that area as well as personal injury and administrative law. I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jaffe is an exceptionally knowledgeable, dedicated, and talented attorney. He has volunteered much of his time on Avvo and has helped many people with his vast knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am always impressed with the thought that Mr. Jaffe puts into his contributions to the Avvo community. This is a top flight lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jaffe is generous enough to share his legal knowledge on sites like Avvo. Apart from being kind, he is also intelligent and skilled. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am impressed with his responses and profile."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"It gives me great pleasure to write a recommendation for Daniel Jaffe who has worked under my direct supervision for 4 years. Dan is a hard working, devoted and diligent attorney who is respected and well liked by both the clients and staff members of this firm. I have great confidence that Dan will become a distinguished member of the bar."
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