Posted by Tracy Malanchuk
I have an invisible illness that made my application for SSDI pretty not straightforward because nobody seems to know quite what's wrong with me. Sharmine and her staff were incredibly kind and encouraging even when I was very discouraged. They helped me build my case piece by piece, stayed on top of uncooperative doctor's offices, and knew exactly what the judge and medical experts wanted to see to make a fair determination. I literally could not be happier with Sharmine and her staff, especially Atasha and Tiffany who gave me so much help in constructing the case.
Posted by Kerry
***If you need a disability attorney, I can wholeheartedly recommend Sharmine. She--and her staff--are amazingly talented, organized and professional.***
I have been a client of Sharmine Persaud for almost two years now. Realistically that's how long social security disability cases can drag along if you're initially denied, unfortunately. With this amount of time, you can get a real sense of the type of work someone does, and how well the office is run.
When I was first scouting around for an attorney, I looked at some of the big name firms you see advertised and had initially thought that would be the way to go. I figured if disability cases are their forte, the big name firms probably are great at knowing how to handle them. But after doing some research, reading reviews, I felt less sure about that. Lots of people wrote about getting the big welcoming talk when you're signing on, and then after that you're just a name in a file. Luckily, my brother had heard good things about Sharmine from a co-worker, and he told me about her. I was at first reluctant because her office isn't particularly close to my home and I thought it would be easier to find someone nearby. However, since my brother had recommended her, I figured I'd give her a shot. I made an appointment with her, and also made an appointment with an attorney closer to home. After meeting with Sharmine, I cancelled the other appointment and never looked back. The reality is that I only had to go there in person three times I think. Everything was handled through calls, mail & emails.
So often when I contact a doctor's office, insurance company, a contractor, co-worker, etc. I find that I have to call several times to get even the simplest things done. Too often I find that people just look to not do their jobs, they tell you to call back, they forget to send you something, they take forever to respond, etc. This is NOT the case with Sharmine Persaud's office. When you deal with Sharmine and her staff, it's immediately apparent that they are ON TOP of everything. Sharmine's paralegal, Lillian Vaquiz worked with me personally throughout the process and I can swear that I never waited more than an hour for a response during the day, and if I emailed late, I heard from her first thing in the morning. Lillian, Atasha, Belle.....all intelligent, responsive, kind people (hope I'm not forgetting anyone!). They answer calls, they answer emails immediately, they send you paperwork the day you speak to them, they file paperwork with social security as quickly as possible, and then stay on the case. They follow up time and time again with doctors' office to get your treatment notes. Simply put, they are all AMAZING.
If you need a disability attorney, I PROMISE you will not be disappointed here. Don't just look for someone who is close by, don't just look for the big name, look for someone who knows what they're doing, who knows all about social security procedures, and will know about you and your case inside out. Good luck!
Posted by Robert
If your looking for a really great lawyer go no further and read this Sharmine Persaud The One
I had a unfortunate accident at work which ended my work career.. all my Doctors suggested to find a lawyer to apply for SSD after asking friends & family if they knew anyone good and talking to some lawyers .. I didn't find anyone I was comfortable with .. there are a lot of lawyers out there and they all say I'm good and so many to choose from ..You want to find the best person to represent you and your family interest .... It's your life your family future at stake here , especially when your young and you have your wife and kids lives to worry about and you can't work anymore
so I started to look on-line and found" AVVO" and found "" Sharmine Persaud"" ....
I felt so comfortable talking to her she really listened to everything I told her she explained everything to me so I singed with Sharmine .. she did all the work getting all my my medical
records spoke to all my Doctors to find out all information she needed past and present med history she really puts in the time and a lot of hard work in the my case she really knows her profession and she has a very good staff .. couldn't be in better hands I trusted her and she won my case for me ....
I'm so grateful I found this lady ,,, Going to apply for SSD is no joke and you want the right person for this She's the one you won't regret it promise ,, Rob Giambrone thank you for everything Sharmine
Posted by Annette
Sharmine did a great job explaining the social security procedure to us and did all the paperwork in a timely manner. I received benefits after the first time I filed. I have been around lawyers because I was a legal secretary for ten years
Posted by Inara
She is a great attorney and I have personally used her legal services. I absolutely recommend her without any hesitation. She is very knowledgeable and an expert in her field.
Posted by Diana
Ms. Persaud is an extremely diligent and knowledgeable attorney!
Posted by Kate
Ms. Persaud represented my in a WC and SSDB case. I had a prior attorney who screwed up my case badly. Ms. Persaud took my case and unraveld the mess. I won WC benefits and SSD benefits. Many people said that I can't get both and that I am too young to get SSDB. Ms. Persaud proved them wrong. I have a PTD in WC and SSDB now!!
Posted by Jerome
Ms. Persaud handled my case with professionalism and dedication. I highly recommend her for anyone needing a workers comp attorney.