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Jason Adam Newfield

Insurance Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   47 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Connecticut - CT 28 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    95%
    Our practice focuses on disability insurance claims, under ERISA group LTD and private policies. We work directly in a partner to client manner, providing our clients with the benefits of our vast experience in this specific and complex arena.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employee benefits
    5%
    ERISA disability law - Group LTD and AD&D claims.

    24 years, 500 cases

I have spent the past 20+ years devoted to advocating for my client base of disabled workers.  I have helped clients navigate new claims, address concerns in the claim process, litigated cases on behalf of aggrieved clients, and negotated resolutions of claims, and providing clients with closure and comfort allowing them to focus on their health.

I have spent most of his legal career representing long term disability insurance policyholders.. I spent several years practicing in commercial litigation and professional malpractice defense, prior to opening Frankel & Newfield, P.C., in 2004 with the vision of supporting our clients during their most challenging times - where their health has become compromised and their careers impacted.

I am proud to have received from Martindale-Hubbell® an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, the highest possible designation from Martindale-Hubbell. Super Lawyers has also named me to its select list of attorneys for the 2013-2023 New York Metro listings.

I have been a regular speaker before bar associations and medical organizations regarding disability claims, and has published several articles on Disability Insurance. I have presented for CLE credit to other attorneys in the area of Disablity Insurance.

I received his B.A. from State University of New York, Albany, and my J.D. from Hofstra Law School - where I was a member and Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review.   I am 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 and Fourth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. 

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Location

Newfield Law Group, P.C.
500 Broadhollow Road
Suite 403
Melville, NY, 11747

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Posted by LJ | March 14, 2023
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Jason Newfield
Dealing with a private disability insurance claim can be a difficult and laborious process. Even in its simplest form, the process is adversarial and one needs top notch representation. Jason Newfield and his staff, Kristin, provide just such legal services. My medical condition had deteriorated over a number of years to the point where a disability claim was inevitable. One files a claim and initially you get some support from the insurance company claim staff, but inevitably you hit the wall. The claim will be denied for any number of reasons. You have plenty of medical evidence, but the insurance company overwhelms you. This is why you need the excellent legal guidance Jason can provide. Jason is extremely knowledgeable in private disability insurance, knows the participants very well and has plenty of experience. He knows the routine, what to expect from the disability claim staff, and how to steer the process to the best possible conclusion. He took charge of my case, managing the interface with the insurance company and the submission of the appeal. It’s fair to say he knew what would happen at each juncture, and had a tactical response ready if he did not like the result. Jason is also all business, efficient with his and your time. Legal calls are focused, to the point and short. It’s what you want from your lawyer for disability insurance representation. Jason and Kristin turned a disability denied situation to an approval for Long Term Disability. Nothing changed, all the facts and medical support were the same, but, with Jason’s representation, my claim was approved. Outstanding results.
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Posted by Grateful | March 6, 2023
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Could not have done it without him
As a physician practicing for 30 years who loved my job it was very difficult for me to acknowledge I could no longer safely practice medicine and file for disability. I interviewed 4 disability attorneys as I did not feel equipped to handle this on my own. I chose Jason over the others because of his confidence and forthright manner. He was also very kind and understanding of my difficulties with the loss of my professional identity. I cannot emphasize how much I feel that I could not have done this without him. There were some issues with my claim that he easily helped me navigate ultimately leading to a successful claim. I had multiple physicians involved, more than one medical issue and a changing work/financial situation that he knew exactly how to manage. I highly recommend Jason. He has changed my life for the better. I am so impressed with him and grateful that he and I will be staying in touch.
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Posted by David | February 23, 2023
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Spectacular attorney
I met Jason Newfield several years ago when my health changed and I needed to find legal representation in order to handle my disability claim. From the beginning I knew I had come to the right place. Jason and his entire legal team made me and my wife feel extremely comfortable and very confident in their ability to guide us through this difficult and complex process in a warm and caring manner. My disability claim was successful thanks to Jason Newfield. There is no way I could have navigated through this process successfully on my own. Even more impressive is the fact that he and his team are there for me any time I have a question about my situation or whenever I need advice. I highly and without reservation recommend Jason Newfield and his fantastic team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
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insulated me from the unscrupulous disability insurance provider
For the majority of my career, I was able to balance my chronic neurological disorder of Tourette’s Syndrome with my job responsibilities. While it wasn’t easy, I managed to balance both. In the twilight of my career my employer offered me a “promotion” that I could not refuse. Unfortunately, my “promotion” led to enormous stress and exacerbated my neurological condition to the point of intolerability. In turn, this positioned the company that I worked for to set me up in a situation where failure was inevitable. As planned, it put them in a position to declare me unable to perform my duties and subsequently fired me. Fortunately, I had long term disability insurance, and was able to submit a claim. Initially the disability insurance company determined that my disability hindered my ability to work and approved my claim on the grounds that my neurological condition was a physical impairment and began to provide benefits to me. After a relatively short period of time, the insurance provider re-evaluated my claim and decided that my physical disability is now a “mental / nervous” disability and decided to cut off my benefits after two years. I immediately engaged the law firm of Frankel and Newfield to assist me. Attorney Jason Newfield and Paralegal Christina Murray took ownership of my issue from day one. I can’t even describe the relief I felt having them “insulate” me from the disability insurance provider. They fronted every unwarranted and illegitimate request by the disability insurance provider. When my benefit’s ran out early, as dictated by the disability insurance provider, Frankel and Newfield filed a lawsuit against them, which forced them to open their eyes and ears and take my claim seriously. Within a few short months we went to mediation and the case was settled, to my advantage, as equitably as possible. If it were not for the law firm of Frankel and Newfield, my claim would have probably terminated much sooner and I would not have stood a chance standing up to the disability insurance provider on my own. I highly recommend the law firm of Frankel and Newfield for anyone that has to deal with an unscrupulous disability insurance provider.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2022
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TM
From start to finish Jason was able to anticipate all scenarios and take the best steps to advance the issue. Had great command of the legal, medical and factual issues that decided the case. Extremely well prepared. With precision he delivered an articulate pin point argument and counter argument. He is easy to talk to and didn't over bill me! He is one of the highest rated attorneys with a stellar track record for a reason.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2021
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Outstanding disability attorney
It became apparent that I was going to need legal representation when I was suddenly dropped from my company disability policy. I have been struggling with a chronic illness for years which has left me with physical and cognitive impairments. I found Jason online, and after an hour initial consultation (which he didn’t charge for) we knew we had found the right lawyer. Jason is bold, straightforward, aggressive and an excellent resource for what is needed to file a proper appeal. Jason (and Christina) are both also very kind, and were flexible when we experienced the sudden loss of a family member. Jason and Christina got my disability reinstated , and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them both. I would strongly recommend Jason for anyone facing a similar situation -fantastic lawyer and also a great person.!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2021
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Jason Newfield
I am an attorney in Md . I hired Jason to assist in an own occ claim . There were many issues . The insurer made missteps and Jason was patient but persistent to make them aware and accountable . We achieved far more than I anticipated . I would not want to repeat the experience but I would not hesitate to use his office again . Recommend him highly .
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Posted by Alberto&Casey | July 8, 2021
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Fantastic Through and Through
Jason and his team are phenomenal. From the very beginning, we were appreciative and impressed with his candor, efficiency, empathy, and expertise. It was a long and grueling journey, and Jason was with us every step of the way. He was extremely familiar with our case and with the medical conditions in a way that let us know that our case and our family was a priority. He was confident in his legal strategy, and showed at every contact that he was ready to fight until the decision was a favorable one. We felt well attended and taken seriously. We never felt rushed, dismissed, placated, or ignored. We would absolutely hire and recommend Jason ten times over. Thank you, Jason!
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Posted by Deeanna | February 13, 2021
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Dedicated and Determined CFS/ME Disability Lawyer
If you have had the terrible misfortune of being disabled by CFS/ME (and any of the co-occurring conditions - fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's, small cell fiber neuropathy, dysautonomia, etc.) you need to retain Jason. These conditions are sadly still viewed by many as "yuppie flu" type, subjective non-illnesses. I can attest that they are nothing but. I was diagnosed with (eventually ALL of) these conditions. Prior to my diagnoses I owned my own law firm and worked up to 10-12 hours a day as a corporate insurance lawyer. The extreme pain, cognitive difficulties, severe fatigue and post-exertional malaise made it impossible for me work anymore. I felt like I was losing everything - my career, my income and my firm. I had a private disability insurance policy that denied coverage on every possible ground it could assert. Jason and his paralegal, Christina Murray, addressed every basis of denial, guided me as to the best way to document my disability, and worked with all of my doctors and my former law partner to overturn the insurance company's denial. They discredited the insurance company's "expert" physician, and found a true independent expert who successfully provided support for my case at a level I could afford. Jason and Christina successfully worked together in effectuating an internal reversal of my denial of benefits, in relatively short order, much to my immeasurable relief and gratitude. This means they convinced the insurance company to overturn its own prior decision! Jason and Christina were also responsive, available and consistently on top of my case. They were empathetic, and understood when I felt too ill to get something back to them in a timely fashion, or failed to return their call. However, what allowed me to stay grounded and hopeful during an incredibly stressful, difficult time in my life (in addition to the fact that I always was completely confident in their work and strategy), was that they believed me and in me. Anyone who suffers from the conditions that I do know this alone is priceless and necessary.
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Posted by Monica | September 16, 2020
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Worth the Price!
I first contacted Jason when it became apparent my multiple sclerosis symptoms were progressing too rapidly to continue a full-time career. He gave me lots of great advice and we were planning to file the paperwork for a partial disability claim. Days before completing the paperwork, however, I had an acute exacerbation significantly affecting my mobility and the claim became "total and complete" disability. MS can be challenging and many people I know have their claims rejected the first round. One of my policies was an ERISA policy and needed a Social Security application. ALL of my claims were approved FIRST round! (Granted, I had to do my part, but Jason certainly did his!) It has been over 6 years and he continues to help manage my insurers and what information they are entitled to and what isn't relevant. I even tried starting a small business (didn't succeed), but he helped guide me through different scenarios and how they might affect my claim. Though this illness has given me many challenges, one thing I haven't had to worry about is my disability insurance payments. I'm glad to have Jason as my advocate!
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Posted by Keith | July 6, 2020
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Great Attorney
Jason is a great attorney. I'm a physician and he helped me navigate the muddy waters of disability claims. I had own-occupational disability insurance. My family's financial security was at risk from my disease and he was able to get me approved on my claim. After about the first five minutes of our first phone call, I new he would be my guy. He took me step by step through the claims process. How to organize your medical records, request certain forms from doctors, and how to draft an own occupation job description. It's important for other's to know, since you are filing with giant insurance companies, Jason can represent you even if you are far away from him. Remember, it may cost some $ to hire an attorney, but you have a ton more to loose if your sick, can't work and can't get the resources that are owed to you, I will continue to work with him and have zero reservations of recommending him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2020
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Disability Expertise
I found Jason Newfield through an internet search for disability lawyers after my initial claim was denied. I spoke to a few disability attorney's but he seemed the most knowledgeable and hands-on (working the case directly versus passing on to junior counsel). He was very thoughtful and professional and most importantly, was able to successfully resolve the claim. I would highly recommend him for disability issues if you have a similar need.
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Posted by Richard | June 19, 2020
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Some "sympathized" with my situation... Mr. Newfield "knew" my situation.
Prior to meeting with Jason Newfield, I was a bit discouraged regarding my specific legal situation. Thankfully, due to a referral from a lawyer friend at church, he (Mr. Newfield) was recommended. At least three things stick out from that first meeting: (1) Although he certainly presented himself as a professional, he did not have a stiff / rigid demeanor and he definitely did not talk "down" to me. (2) Jason went beyond sympathizing with my disability plight, he actually "knew" much of what I was experiencing. (This, I immediately believed, was not something which he could "fake.") (3) Jason told me that when he takes a case, it is his business to know more about the particular circumstances surrounding that case than anyone else. (In short, he exuded confidence... not pretense or bravado, confidence.) Since this first meeting, I could sincerely say that Mr. Newfield has not only lived up to my high expectations, but exceeded them. It is probably true to say that when many people hear the word, "lawyer," warm & fuzzy feelings don't come to mind. Lawyers like Jason Newfield are proving that impression to be false. I offer my highest recommendation.
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Posted by RM | June 19, 2020
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Excellent lawyer
Jason Newfield, Esq., is a very knowledgeable, professional, and kind lawyer. He is thorough, helpful, and responsive. He is quick in returning e-mails and prompt with paperwork. He shows perseverance and helped me greatly. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2020
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Outstanding
I have been working with Mr. Newfield for many years on my claim. I cannot imagine not having him on my side all these years. Being sick and having a big company not want to pay you is an awful and scary experience and for the first couple of years, caused me severe ANXIETY but over time, Jason proved to keep me calm and my payments coming. Besides being an excellent attorney, I also feel like he has become a friend and someone who I feel truly cares about me and my case. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
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Outstanding job
Jason Newfield did an outstanding job with my case. I have multiple comorbidities that prevent me from doing my job. I am treated by multiple physicians. In addition I had an array of diagnostic procedures, treatments and surgery. What Jason did was he assisted me in the process of pulling the entire case together. To be honest I could not have done this without Jason’s compassionate and efficient assistance. I am forever grateful for his help! I highly recommend Jason Newfield and his very caring staff for anyone who is going through a disability case.
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Posted by Jesse | April 24, 2020
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Client
Mr. Newfield provided expert guidance & support to me during many years of disability coverage. The disability insurer tried to end my claim my times, but thanks to Jason, my claim remained intact. 5 stars and a well deserved Thank you.
Posted by David | March 3, 2020
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Reinstatement of Disability Benefits
As a result of my disability claim with Cigna being terminated I needed to file an appeal to get it restored. After some research on which firm would best handle this case, I emailed Frankel and Newfield, P. C. With a brief description of my case. Within minutes of sending the email I received a call from Jason Newfield. Mr. Newfield was able to answer all my questions and informed me I had a very strong case. As a result of our very informative and cordial call, I decided to hire Mr. Newfield’s firm to file the appeal. Mr. Newfield and his Senior Paralegal “Christina Murray” were amazing dealing with Cigna. They took complete charge of my case and walked me through everything from start to finish and the end result was full restoration of my benefits. I highly recommend their firm!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
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Disability claim obstacle course
I purchased a disability insurance policy years ago never really expecting to need it. Unfortunately I developed some health issues that prevented me from continuing to practice in my medical sub-specialty. I decided to make a claim on my insurance. I expected some push-back from the insurer, so on the advice of my attorney sister-in-law not to try to pursue the claim on my own, I sought out an attorney with expertise in disability insurance claims. I hired Mr. Newfield. He was very helpful, throughout the claims process which to me seemed like an obstacle course with numerous forms and documentation to prepare, as well as communicating with the insurance company on my behalf. He retrurned my calls and emails promptly and succinctly. He has been patient with me and polite and respectful. He was up front regarding his fees and what I could expect from him. His advice and counsel has been invaluable.
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Posted by JANE | October 25, 2019
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Mr. Newfield is a pleasant affable person of genuine integrity whose advice helped save my career by counseling me through my disability and allowing me to continue to work doing what I love to do, He reviewed everything and saw avenues that I never considered or thought I had in my policy. A joy to work with and always available.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Newfield Law Group, P.C.
  • 2024 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Frankel & Newfield, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Quadrino & Schwartz
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Vice-President, General Counsel
  • Fatsauce Studio
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Wolf & Fuhrman
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Hofstra Law Review - Associate Editor
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Capretta v. Prudential Ins. Co.
  • resolution
  • Cacaperdo v. Hartford Life Ins. Co.
  • Defeated Summary Judgment
  • Garban v. CIGNA Life Ins.
  • Resolution
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Associations

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Metro New York
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • AV - Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • AV - Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV-Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • CFIDS Chronicle
  • All Risk, No Reward, Functional Capacity Testing Concerns
  • 2007
  • Podiatry Management
  • What You Need to Know about Filing A Claim for Disability Benefits, Parts I and II
  • 2005
  • Podiatry Management
  • Commonly Asked Disability Insurance Questions
  • 2005
  • Chiropractic Economics
  • How to Avoid the Disability Claims Blues
  • 2005
  • CFIDS Chronicle
  • Finding Success in the Disability Wars
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • Subjective Disorders - Objective Proof of Non-VIsable Conditions
  • 2014
  • Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • Surveillance
  • 2013
  • Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • Discovery in ERISA disability litigation
  • 2012
  • Litigating ERISA Disability Claims
  • Analysis of Glenn v. Met Life
  • 2009
  • American Conference Institute
  • Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • 2008
  • OFFER
  • Patient and Provider Conference
  • 2007
  • GLIDM
  • What you Need to Know about Filing a Disability Claim
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Jason
Employee benefits Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jason for approximately 5 years. He is a passionate and highly skilled advocate for individuals in need of long term disability benefits. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Employee benefits Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is not only a highly knowledgable and experienced litigator in the fields of disability insurance and employee benefits, but he is a caring and sympathetic individual who will tenaciously advocate for the best interests of his clients. For this reason, he is highly respected by his colleagues and peers alike. I give Jason the highest recommendations."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is a national expert on Disability Insurance and ERISA. I recommend Jason without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jason and I have opposed each other in several litigations involving claims for disability insurance benefits under individual and group policies. Relatively speaking, there are few lawyers who practice in this "niche" area. Jason's significant experience was evident in each matter as he was well-versed in the applicable law and thoroughly familiar with the details of his client's claim. He was always well-prepared and persistent in trying to advance his client's interests."