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 www.am1240wgbb.com). 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.