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Justin Corey Frankel

Employee benefits Attorney at Carle Place, NY

5.0   59 reviews

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About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    40%
    Handle private and employer sponsored disability benefits cases.

    27 years, 300 cases

  2. Insurance
    40%
    Representing individuals in group and private long-term disability insurance claims and litigation. Representing individuals preparing to file a long term disability claim, individuals whose long term disability claims are being processed and need guidance, and individuals whose long term disability claims have been wrongfully denied or terminated. Many of the firm’s clients are doctors, dentists and other white-collar professionals.

    27 years, 300 cases

  3. Appeals
    20%
    Represent claimants in ERISA appeals to insurance companies.

    27 years, 50 cases

Justin C. Frankel has devoted most of his legal career to representing long term disability insurance policyholders, and also has experience in general litigation, complex commercial cases and class action litigation. Mr. Frankel also has extensive experience representing doctors and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions.

Martindale-Hubbell® has rated Mr. Frankel an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, the highest possible designation from Martindale-Hubbell. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Frankel to its select list of attorneys for the 2011-2019 New York Metro listings.

Prior to forming Frankel & Newfield, Mr. Frankel worked tirelessly representing policyholders in all types of insurance matters, primarily long term disability insurance litigation and complex civil litigation. Previously, he spent many years at a major law firm representing individuals whose rights had been violated through class action litigation throughout the country.

Mr. Frankel is a regular speaker before bar associations and medical organizations regarding disability claims, and has published several articles on Disability Insurance. He received his B.A. from Stony Brook University and his J.D. from CUNY School of Law. Mr. Frankel is admitted to practice in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, District of Connecticut, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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Licensed for 26 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 02/26/2023
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/28/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/31/2023

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Frankel & Newfield, P.C.
1 Old Country Road
Suite 429
Carle Place, NY, 11514

Reviews

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Posted by Maryann | October 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated & Caring
Those are the best words I can say if someone asked me how my experience was. From the start Justin and his team (shout out to Kristen) understood my frustration but more importantly, they CARED about my plight. They fought hard and long for me and I will be forever in their debt.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You Justin!
As a medical professional for many years, who unfortunately became disabled and had to leave their position, I necessitated an attorney to assist me after my insurance company denied my case, after receiving benefits for 13 yrs. I previously spoke with approximately six law firms but in the end hired Justin. After speaking with him I felt confident in my decision. Justin is easy to talk to and I felt reassured with his background in disability cases, especially CFS/fibromyalgia. I honestly thought I might not ever get through this case, but Justin and his team, including Kristin and Christina, made me feel reassured. They were all professional and supportive throughout the case and were always available when needed. They were successful in reversing the denial and I am very grateful for their assistance. I would highly recommend them and I am happy in the end that I chose them. Thank you Justin, Kristin and Christina.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2022
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Outstanding attorney, highly professional, candid, winner
Highly professional, experts in their field. Justin gave me an outstanding initial consultation. No guarantees, but he explained the merits and risks of my case. Based on his candid assessment, I was able to make a decision to move forward. Justin, Christina and team then did an outstanding job directing me to appropriate medical testing and worked hard to put together an accurate and compelling 223 page appeal. WE WON. My experience with Jason was very different from the last attorney who lost the initial case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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Very professional with outstanding support Staff
After a successful 27 year career and a severe accident I was unable to continue as a productive employee. Besides the physical and mental medical problems, the emotional suffering had taken a tremendous toll on my entire Family and I. The devastating feeling of a loss of income and then denial of insurance payment felt like nothing we have ever experienced before. My wife researched many Lawyers finding Frankel & Newfield to be the one. While speaking with Justin, I could feel his dedication and confidence in representing me. Justin and his team have been compassionate, responsive, thorough, and readily available. The resulting positive outcome and sense of relief to know my Family will no longer suffer was a direct result of their dedication and hard work. I cannot express enough gratitude. I highly recommend Frankel & Newfield.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2021
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Excellent Representation, Compassionate, Responsive
After a successful 30 year career, I found myself unable to work due to a chronic medical condition. I was devastated. Besides the physical medical problems, the emotional suffering had taken a tremendous toll on me and my family. I was recommended to Frankel & Newfield, and after speaking with Justin, I finally had the confidence that I would be represented with full support. Justin and his team, Kristin specifically, have been compassionate, responsive, thorough, and readily available at all times. Best of all, within a few months, I received a positive outcome and what I rightfully deserved. I highly recommend Frankel & Newfield.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2021
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Best Disability Rights Attorney You Could Ever Find
After experiencing a traumatic injury, I was unable to continue working due to numbness, pain, and lack of strength. Upon submitting my claim to my private disability insurance company and being paid for a few months, the insurance company proceeded to deny my claim and discontinued payment. I was confused, scared, angry and did not know what my rights were or where to turn. After reading Justin Frankel's reviews, I decided to give him a call to discuss my case. Justin was very concise and explained to me my rights and also what a strong case I had. He represented me during my appeal and held my hand with paperwork questions, correspondence, communication, and possibilities of outcome. Even when the insurance company was dragging their feet and requesting everything under the sun to not pay my claim, Justin was able to find a way to have them pay on my claim during this "discovery phase" of the appeal. I will be forever thankful to Mr. Frankel in helping me get the denial reversed. A special shout out to his incredibly efficient Sr. Paralegal Christina. What an incredible team!
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
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Excellent attorney-HONEST and experienced!
I interviewed various firms, not only was Attorney Frankel the most sincere and honest, he was the fairest in cost! Attorney Justin Frankel handled my case with absolute professionalism and in a very expeditious way. He has expert knowledge of how to deal with the complex insurance company policies. He and his team reviewed many hours of medical records and were very resourceful in finding scientific backing for my difficult case. He was able to navigate and untangle the multifaceted requirements from my LTD insurance carrier and successfully won my appeal in record time. He was always very responsive and clear with the information he provided and/or required for my appeal. I am beyond satisfied so I decided to keep his firm on retainer for any future communication with the insurance carrier. Attorney Frankel and his staff, both Kaitlyn and Christina were a delight to work with. They were always quick to respond and compassionate to my situation. It was wonderful to deal with a team that genuinely cared and had a human touch. This firm is rock solid and deserves more than 5 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2021
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Professional to professional-great advice and resolution of my disability claim
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for all your effort and expertise. From the initial moment of the retainer being signed, I felt a mountain of stress lifted. It’s so unjustly that insurance companies put their clients through stalking, surveillance, and copious measures just to collect on what was promised to us in the initial contract. Will they ever change? How many legal interventions does it take to make insurance entities want to do the right thing? With you and Christina on our side, I was able to sleep at night and proceed forward knowing that I had a right to collect on my benefits. I thank you for the courage and strength that you gave me over the 1 1/2 years that it took to settle. I now have a nest egg to prepare for a potential long term care issue going forward. None of it would have been possible without you.
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Posted by Sabrina | August 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
Justin was a pleasure to work with. I searched online for Long Term Disability lawyers after my claim was denied. I spoke with a few, and ultimately chose Justin and I’m so glad I did. He has been doing this work for years and is knowledgeable about what is required at different insurance companies. I’m used to having to manage service professionals and would call Justin asking if there was anything I could do to help move the process along. However, I’ll never forget him saying: It’s ok, we got this. Trust us. We’ll let you know if we need anything. This was the best advice as I truly didn’t have the capacity to do more. My appeal was approved after 6 months of working with Justin. He even recommended an employment lawyer when that was needed. If you want someone who will go to bat for you and be prompt and professional every step of the way, please work with Justin and Christina (his paralegal who always had a friendly demeanor and warm touch). I’ve never had to hire a Long Term Disability attorney before and would highly recommend them to anyone with the same need.
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Posted by Nina | July 22, 2021
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Excellent
I practiced and taught dentistry for almost 30 years and never thought I would be looking at disability! When I realized that my back was not going to allow me to continue the profession I had fully dedicated myself to and enjoyed for many years, I was faced with a challenge which I was not prepared to handle. I would not wish this upon anyone who commits to healthcare as I did! I consulted attorney Justin Frankel based upon research and recommendation by my sister. Justin's professionalism, compassion, dedication and knowledge of the field made my difficult and sad journey through disability application process much easier and I am truly grateful. I would highly recommend attorney Justin Frankel and his team and wish them continued success.
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Posted by Darlene | August 26, 2020
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Appeal-Mass Mutual
I received income from Mass Mutual for 2 years and then they decided I was not disabled. They hired a PI who recorded me. I tried to appeal this on my own for several months. I decided I was not getting anywhere with the appeal so I researched on line lawyers and Frankel & Newfield had the best reviews. I hired them to help with my appeal and I won. My first consultation with Justin and Christina was wonderful. They were very caring and supportive of my situation. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
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Excellence
Mr Frankel exemplifies the reason you seek help from an attorney. He was understanding,professional, and excellent at his representation of me. He and his staff were amazing in there availability and efficiency in dealing with the issues that arise in a disability claim. I would recommend Mr Frankel to anyone in need of a Disability Attorney without Hesitation. Dr. M
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2020
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A compassionate professional
Justin is a dedicated & experienced professional who cares and goes above & beyond to help. He is compassionate. His father was a physician & he definitely understood & related well to me, a physician. I am very satisfied & highly recommend him.
Posted by marc | August 12, 2020
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A Physician's Attorney
In over 30 years of working, I rarely took time off for illness and persevered through difficult times in my career. After a number of serious incidents, I realized my time as a practicing physician needed to end without compromising patient safety. The day a physician admits he is disabled is a moment in life he/she will never forget. I knew I had to find an attorney to help me through the complexity of the disability insurance process. I had heard horrid stories of disabled physicians' claims being rejected. I interviewed many attorney's across the states. One attorney made an unforgettable mark by demonstrating his compassion and sympathy. That attorney is Justin Frankel. After much more research, I learned of Mr. Frankel's history and success with the disability insurance process. Justin Frankel's expertise and legal team met my expectations more than I place in words. Mr. Frankel's communication, diligence and constant work with me was exemplary and pristine. His level of professionalism was beyond first class treatment. Justin Frankel mentioned to me once he was admitted to both medical school and law school. Mr. Frankel obviously has a passion and a desire for helping people. Justin's success in helping disabled individuals proves his dedication to this passion.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
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Gets the job done!
I first reached out to Mr.Frankel to have a consultation to discuss my medical issues and insurance policy. He was very knowledgeable on the subject as I had hoped as he helped me understand more about the policy I had and the process ahead. I felt right away he was the right man for the job. After hiring Justin he along with his staff were always reachable to discuss any and all questions I had. Working with Justin’s law firm through this process has been a pleasure as we successfully achieved what I hired him for!
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Posted by Vincent | June 16, 2020
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Justun Frankel and Newfield
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Frankel. He keep me well informed of the status and resolved my case quicker than I expected. I cannot thank him enough for guiding me through. It was an honor and I highly recommend him and firm.
Posted by James | June 15, 2020
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Passionate Attorney who goes above and beyond !
Working on Wall Street for 30 years i needed an Attorney that understood the culture and specific job functions of my career. I researched and met many Attorneys before hiring Justin , simply stated the best decision i could have made . Justin was easy to communicate with through the process, he and his staff were there for me wherever i had a question or concerns. If your unsure about the daunting process, this is the most hands on Attorney you can find , he is passionate and cares about your case , will go about and beyond to help you against these powerful insurance companies. Justin won my claims and i continue to communicate with him as i stay in claim .
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Posted by V | June 13, 2020
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excellent
My experience with Justin Frankel was excellent! He is professional, knowledgeable, confident & kind! Justin went out of his way to communicate, be calming and caring. Hands down the very best law firm out there! Justin and his team look out for your best interest and support you throughout the entire process. I highly recommend this firm! Thank you for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2020
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DR
Great lawyer, who gets results. Justin is always professional and response immediately to any correspondence. I strongly feel that all my legal issues regarding disability insurance are in good hands with Justin's firm.
Posted by Nick | June 10, 2020
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My disability experience
I can’t say enough about Mr Frankel and his firm. I was unfairly being denied short term disability when I retained his services he was very concerned and made me feel very comfortable. He used his professionalism to get me through the process with unbelievable integrity and knowledge and then got me through long term also. His staff is unique in that they convey his caring and knowledge also. Great Attorney and a better person.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Frankel & Newfield, PC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Quadrino & Schwartz
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Legislative Aid
  • New York State Senate
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Physicians Reciprocal Insurance
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Legal Intern
  • New York City Council
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Legal Intern
  • District Attorney For Queens County, New York.
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Legislative Aid
  • New York State Senate
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • City University of New York School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Barber v. Sun Life & Health Ins. Co
  • Trial
  • Magee v. Met Life Ins. Co.
  • Plaintiff wins
  • Mergel v. Prudential Life Ins. Co. of Am., 09 CV 00039 (HB
  • Case resolved
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Forth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney Round Table
  • Executive Committee
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - 2009
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1996 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV-Preeminent
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Ten Legal Eagal
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Blogs
  • LexisNexis
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Blogs
  • LexisNexis
  • 2011
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • AHRC
  • Disability Insurance
  • 2014
  • AHRC Annual meeting
  • What to know about disability law
  • 2013
  • AHRC
  • Disability Law
  • 2013
  • AHRC Annual Meeting
  • Disability Law
  • 2012
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Disability Law
  • 2011
  • Greater Long Island Dental Society
  • What you need to know to file a disability claim
  • 2011
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Social Security Claims
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Frankel is a top-notch disability insurance lawyer. He is smart, experienced,and deeply committed to fighting against insurance companies for his clients. I recommend Justin Frankel highly."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is intelligent, hard-working, and ethical. He has a strong sense of integrity and sound business sense."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is my partner at Frankel & Newfield. He provides high quality, efficient and effective representation of our clients on all disability insurance and ERISA matters."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Frankel is experienced, savvy, persistent, smart, successful, and devoted to representing long term disability insurance policyholders. The various professional accolades that he has received (e.g., "AV" rating, SuperLawyers designation, etc.) are well-deserved. If you have a claim that needs to be asserted in this area of the law, go to an expert, not to someone who dabbles in it and will be learning the law and procedure through your case. Contact Justin Frankel ASAP."
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