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Gregory T. Phillips

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Rochester, NY

4.6   10 reviews

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About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    90%
    Represent Social Security Disability and SSI claimants in initial applications, hearings, and appeals.

    21 years

  2. Employee benefits
    10%
    Represent claimants for Article 15 Disability Retirement benefits from the New York State and Local Retirement System

    8 years

Greg joined Segar & Sciortino as an associate in July 2002 to handle Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases. In 2015, he was named Chair of the firm's Social Security Department.

Born in Albany, New York, Greg grew up in Watertown, New York. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor's degee in Political Science in 1980. Greg attained his Juris Doctor degree in 1984 from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

In 1985, Greg was admitted to the New York State Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York.

Greg is a member of the National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He is also past chair of the Disability, Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Outside of the office, Greg enjoys music, swimming, playing soccer, and watching NFL football. He is the founding manager/player for the Pittsford United Soccer Club’s Over-50 team, the Relics.

Greg credits his late mother, Gail C. Phillips, as the person who influenced his life the most, because she was able to raise three sons despite being a single mother. He established a scholarship in her honor at Watertown High School, where she taught for many years. Greg attends Browncroft Community Church in Penfield, New York. His favorite Scripture verse is Mark 5:36: “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” 

Licensed for 37 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Segar & Sciortino Attorneys At Law
400 Meridian Centre
Rochester, NY, 14618

Reviews

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Posted by Sandrea | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Efficient
Greg handled, and completed my social security case, in 2017. I needed his expertise in this area, and he did not disappoint. He and his assistant, are very good.
Posted by Angelo | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service !!
Greg Phillips handled my Soc. Sec. Disability claim flawlessly, He was very professional and explained every step of the procedure in layman's terms. With his experience & knowledge he helped me achieve my approval under our first request. From beginning to end was approx. 3 1/2 months !! Super Fast thanks to Greg following through on his end dotting the "I's" and crossing the "T's" prior to submitting the application and in a timely fashion. Even after I have received my approval letter from SSD, Greg followed up with a phone call went over everything thoroughly and was there for any comments, questions or concerns. Naturally everyone's cases will very for approval's and time frames depending on your specific criteria, but I can honestly give "2" thumbs up to Greg Phillips and his team for his professionalism in making this process painless and helping me achieve financial assistance for the rest of my life. THANK YOU GREG !!
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Posted by Shawn | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great results, service and support
I retained Mr. Phillips very close to the court date for my social security appeal and thanks to Greg Phillips and his team I won my disability claim. He explained the the ins and outs - things happened as he explained they would. He and his staff were accessible and quick to return calls. I had some follow-on questions after the appeal was aver and he was paid, etc. and received the same great level of support. I emphatically recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Barbara | February 10, 2018
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Gregory Phillips ... Job well done
Greg worked very hard for the needs that I went to him for. I had great contact information that was required from his office. He was able to meet my benefits that I required and asked of his expertise. I would recommend him for needs of Social Security and Employee Benefits.
Posted by Kris | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Right Man for the Job
Before securing the services of Gregory Phillips to handle my social Security Disability case, I did a little research. Greg joined Segar & Sciortino as an associate in July 2002 to practice Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income law. After only three years as an associate, Greg was named Chair of the firm's Social Security Department. Pretty impressive. As past chair of the Disability, Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association, and a respected member of the National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), Greg is held in high esteem by his peers. When it came time to present my case for Social Security Disability to the Social Security Department, I was confident that Gregory T. Phillips of Segar and Sciortino was the right man for the job. He didn’t prove me wrong. Greg and his assistant Marie effortlessly guided me through the process. Paperwork that could have been overwhelming, terminology that was like a foreign language, and rules and regulations that seemed confusing, became easy to understand thanks to Greg and Marie’s patience and incredible knowledge regarding the Social Security system. With Greg Phillips excellent guidance, vast knowledge of Social Security law, and his friendly, professional demeanor, the time and money spent on the successful outcome of my Social Security Disability case was well spent. I highly recommend Gregory Phillips to anyone that needs a top-notch lawyer that will listen to your concerns, answer all your questions and truly care about the outcome of your case.
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Posted by Judy | December 14, 2017
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Disability claim
I won my disability claim thanks to Greg Phillips and his team. He was very professional yet kind and empathetic. Everything was taken care of in a timely manner. I recommended him to my brother in law and he successfully won the case for him too. Don’t hesitate to hire this winning team.
Posted by Sharon | December 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Greg Phillips at Segar and Shortino
A few years ago we were recommended to see Greg Phillips for my husbands social security disability case. We were very pleased with the results. Recently I was denied my social security disability case. We went to see Greg again. During my waiting period I had an issue that required Greg's immediate attention. He was not skilled in this area, but he made numerous phone calls on my behalf and advised me what should be done. He managed to get a dire need in place and sped up my court date. All said and done I was granted my social security disability and saved me a lot of heartache. Greg was recommended to us and we have recommended him to family and friends who were very pleased with his professionalism and knowledge. I would highly recommend Greg Phillips and Segar and Shortino Law Offices for your legal issues.
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Posted by Chris | December 13, 2017
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Could not have had a better lawyer.
I went to the office really upset and not at all sure what was going on. After reading the letters that were sent to me, it looked as if i lost all my benefits. Sitting down with Greg, his unbelievable knowledge of everything was totally mind blowing and really put me at ease. i left there feeling all the confidence i could. he handled my case as if I were family. He won my case and i could not be more grateful. I'd never use any other lawyer.
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Posted by Anthony Ferrara | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Social security
Great highly recommend very good. Everything stated came true. Was very cooperative easy to get a hold of. Very good law firm treated me like I was important not just a client. Great firm. Made a hard system very easy and talked me through everything that could happen. Never left me in the cold always responsive would recccomend greg to anyone that asks.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Not recommend this lawyer
Not quick to return phone calls ,sometimes not at all. My paperwork for ssi was lost the first time and not filed. Legal assistant and office personal act very bothered when you call to leave a message. Do not recommend you use this firm .
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Disability, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Disability, Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Disability Advocacy Program Task Force Meeting
  • "What Social Security Advocates Need to Know About Workers' Compensation"
  • 2015
  • Special Topics in Social Security Disability Law
  • "Effective Direct Examinations"
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability and SSI Training
  • “Workers’ Compensation Offset in Social Security Cases”
  • 2010
  • Practical Advice for Attorneys Representing the Disabled Client
  • "The Workers' Compensation Offset"
  • 2006
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Rochester Social Security & Disability Lawyer Gregory T. Phillips
Gregory T. Phillips
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 37 years
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