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Victor Fusco, Esq., is one of the founding members of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., established in 1978. The main focus of the firm’s practice is in the representation of injured and disabled wage earners in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits, Workers’ Compensation and related matters, such as Long Term Disability (group and individual) and NY City and State Employee Disability Pensions, and more recently Veterans Disability Claims. The firm also offers a menu of general legal services plans through various unions and organizations. The firm, headquarted in Woodbury has offices in Commack, Medford, Kew Gardens, Uniondale, Bronx and Manhattan.


Mr. Fusco received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 1972, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1975.


Mr. Fusco is a frequent lecturer in the areas of Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation and Media Relations and Communications. He has lectured for such institutions as the New York State Bar Association; The Practicing Law Institute; the New York Injured Workers’ Bar Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives; the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations; The Labor-Management Center, National Business Institute, Sterling Educational Services, the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) as well as various unions and community organizations. His columns appear in numerous union newsletters and local newspapers.


He is the founding president of the New York Social Security Bar Association; a founding member of the Social Security Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and former board member and past-president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. A long time advocate for worker health and safety, he is the past-president of the Greater New York Safety Council. He is active in the Suffolk County Bar Association and serves on the Judicial Screening Committee.


Since March of 1999, he has been the host of “Labor Lines” a program about working men and women and the organizations that represent them, heard twice weekly on WGBB 1240 AM radio, Saturday at 6:30 PM and Thursday at 7:00 PM (webcast on He has hosted several other community based radio programs. He recently began a monthly television program “Four Village Law Talk” on Four Village TV, a Government Access Cable Channel servicing the villages of Floral Park, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor and Bellerose.


He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Long Island Occupational and Environmental Health Center, The Longs Island World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, the Lupus Alliance – Long Island/Queens Affiliate and The Labor-Management Center, Inc. He is a member and former director of the Foundation for Sight and Sound, and has been frequently called upon to emcee their annual "Blind Wine Gala." He served as counsel to the Long Island Crisis Center. He is now counsel to the Unsung Heroes Helping Heroes, Inc., an organization advocating for the interests of disaster and recovery workers from Ground Zero and other disasters. He serves on the Workers’ Rights Board of Jobs with Justice Long Island, and was honored by that organization in August 2006.


In the area of civic responsibilies, he serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Lake Grove, NY of which he is the Chair and is a member the Suffolk County Charter Revision Commission.


He has received awards from the LI Federation of Labor, the Lupus Alliance, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the A.M.T. Children of Hope Foundation, The March of Dimes Salute to Labor, Congressman Steve Israel, the New York State Assembly, the Suffolk County Corrections Officers’ Association, CSEA Local 880, the County of Nassau, the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Hempstead, the Nassau County Police Department and the County of Suffolk, and  was named 2008 Lawyer of Distinction by the Institute of Jewish Humanities.

In his "spare" time Vic relaxes by playing bass and singing in the Roadhouse Band, a country western band.


Contact info

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.

180 Froehlich Farm Blvd

Woodbury, NY, 11797-2923

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, PC

11 Penn Plaza
Fifth Floor
New York, NY, 10001-2006

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, PC

626 Reckson Plaza
West Tower
Uniondale, NY, 11556-0626

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.

80-02 Kew Gardens Rd
Queens, NY, 11415-3600

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.

2116 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY, 10461-1602

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.

353 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY, 11725-4233

Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.

3237 Route 112
Building 6, Suite 8
Medford, NY, 11763-1424


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 45%
    40 years
  2. Social Security: 40%
    40 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    26 years, 500 cases
  4. Unspecified: 3%
  5. Military Law: 2%
    9 years, 3 cases



Hourly ($150-400/hour), contingent (25%), Retainer (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Stephen Richard Markman

    The greatest endorsement I can give for Vic Fusco is that I have entrusted my own clients to him on numerous occasions. I have had the good fortune to know and work with Mr. Fusco for over a decade and have always been extremely satisfied with the work performed by him and his office on my clients' behalf. I strongly recommend Mr. Fusco for Workers Compensation and Social Security/Disability cases.


    Stephen Markman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew J Muirhead

    I met Mr. Fusco in 1992 and worked for him for over 7 years. He is one of the most respected attorneys and influential attorneys in the area of Social Security Disability law and workers' compensation law in New York. He is tireless advocate with an unwavering compassion for his clients. Over the years, I have continued to have occasion to work and my respect for Mr. Fusco has only grown. I would strongly endorse Mr. Fusco and his firm.


    Andrew Muirhead Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2008 Public Service Attorney of the YearTouro Law Center2008
Lawyer of DistinctionInstitute of Jewish Humanities2008
RecognitionLong Island Federation of Labor2000
CitationNew York State Asssembly by Assemblyman Herbst2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2000
Children of Hope Foundation Award of AppreciationAMT Children of Hope Foundation2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.1999
Award of AppreciationCivil Service Employee Association, Local 8801999
Making a Difference AwardFoundation Fighting Blindness1999
Award of AppreciationLupus Foundation of America, LI Queens Chapter1998
Award of Appreciation and MeritUnited Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public JusticeMember1998 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau CountyMember1982 - Present
New York Social Security Bar AssociationPast President 1982-84 (Founding President)1982 - Present
Suffolk County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee (06-08)Member1980 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesPast President, 1998-91979 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
New York State Workers Compensation Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Hofstra UniversityHistory - EconomicsBA1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Update in New YorkWorkers' Compensation2008
Handling the Social Security Disability CaseSocial Security Disability2008
Workers' Compensation Fraud - A ConundrumWorkers Compensation, New 2007 Anti Fraud Legislation2007
Willis Re Workers Compensation Conference 2007World Trade Center Claims Settlements, What Risks Should Carriers Anticipate?2007
Shop Steward SeminarEffect of the New Workers' Compensation Reforms2007
Shop Steward MeetingEffect of the New Workers' Compensation Reforms2007
Intercollegiate Broadcasting SymposiumSpecial Event Broadcasting2007
How Accountants Must Now Advise Clients, Post 2007 Workers' Comp Fraud Legislative ChangesWorkers' Compensation Fraud Amendments - What Accountants Need to Know2007
Continuing Legal Education WeekendWorkers Compensation Law 2007 Amendments2007
AFL-CIO Workers' Compensation Navigators' ProgramWorkers' Compensation2007
Advanced Workers' Compensation in New YorkWorkers Compensation2007
Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesUnderstanding Earnings Records2000
SHRM Conference 2000Workers' Compensation, Emerging Trends2000
Labor & Community, Building a Common Future ConferenceLaw and the Media1999
Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesEarly Preparation is the Key1999
Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesHandling Initial Application Cases1998
Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesReal World Ethics1998
Fall Conference:National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesFiling New Application while an Appeal is Pending1998
Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesReal World Ethics1998
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesComputing Workers' Compensation Offsets1997
Handling the Social Security Disability Case - 1995 UpdateSocial Security Disability1995
Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesReal World Ethics1995
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesComputing Workers Compensation Offsets1994
Handling the Social Security Disability Case - 1988 UpdateSocial Security Disability1988
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesSSI Offset and Equal Access to Justice Act1983
Handling the Social Security Disability CaseSocial Security Disability1983