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Jeffrey S. Lichtman

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.8   35 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 34 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
    100%
    My office hrepresents persons in Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claims from the initial application process through the appellate processes. We handle no other areas of law. Unlike most disability companies and law firms, at DLOJSL, the man with 25 years of experience reviews and is involved in every case. We do only one thing and do it well!

    34 years

For approximately 30 years, I have represented claimants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. My experience as an attorney and thorough knowledge of the disability process, physical and mental illness, injury, and medicine work to benefit the firm's disabled clients who have been out of work or expect to remain out of work for at least one year.

Over the years, I have established a reputation for ethical, professional representation in Social Security Disability matters. I am a frequent lecturer on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) issues at seminars for various organizations.

I am licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However, because SSDI and SSI claims are administrative proceedings, it is not necessary to be a licensed attorney in every state in which disability claims are handled, so I represent people in Delaware and Florida as well. I am a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and was appointed co-chair of the Social Security Disability Committee from 2004 through 2013. I am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).

My associate,Michael Berkowitz, Esquire, is a graduate of Widener University School of Law. Michael had experience in medical-legal issues working with his father, a physician, before his employment with The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC. Mike has an appreciation for my attention to detail and commitment to achieving a favorable outcome for our clients.

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Location

Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, L.L.C. (The)
1521 Locust Street
9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19102-3704

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Reviews

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Posted by Rachel | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and Knowledgeable Lawyer
I have crippling PTSD and depression. I hired Mr. Lichtman at the start of my process applying for disability. As a former attorney myself and as someone who actually practiced social security disability law early in my career I know very well how important it is to get legal help early. He was thorough and knowledgeable. He spent many hours on my application and then his office was in constant contact with my disability adjudicator after she was assigned making sure that all the records were not only received but properly interpreted. I can't recommend him enough. While past results are not an indicator of how a particular case will go, he won my case.
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Posted by Catharine | March 14, 2021
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Terrific attorney
Terrific! Mr Lichtman is the best attorney. He helped me through my disability case to a successful conclusion. I would recommend Mr Lichtman to anyone who needs an attorney when it comes to disability. He was always there when you had questions or concerns.
Posted by Kevin | December 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
best socail securety lawyer
he a stand up fellow,good person, And I Truely recommend Jeff To anyone needing help with socail securety benefits he's the one to come to, He made it happen for me I was having a long up hill battle with socail sercurety I gave jeff a call and my fight was over.He faught for me and i got it real simple.He's the one to call.
Posted by Lakisha | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My Amazing Excellent Lawyer Mr.Lichtman
I had the most beautiful respect,for this lawyer.Mr Lichtman and family are so amazing with my child and my case .even after the case were close they still help me with my case and my brother and I'm so thankful and my family they will tell you the truth. All I do it all t are cross I will tell anyone please contact them to me they are the best
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Posted by Beverly Brown | August 18, 2020
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Social Security Disability Case
Jeffrey Lichtman is an Excellent SSD Social Security Disability Attorney, Knowledgeable, Pleasant, Trustworthy, Thorough, always kept me informed of what to expect from the beginning to the end of my case. He treated me with the upmost respect and got me a great settlement. I highly recommend him Again.
Posted by WAS | April 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Former Public Servant ( Now Retired) State of New Jersey
Hired Disability Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman to represent me in my Social Security Disability Claim before the the Social Security Administration relative to a Traumatic Brain Injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident that unfortunately ended my work career. Have know Mr. Lichtman for almost 40 years. Through his remarkable expertise within the "greatest profession of them all", Mr. Lichtman was able to secure for me what I paid into for so many years that I will always be be Very Appreciative and Thankful to him.
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Posted by Andy | December 17, 2019
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Absolutely the best
I hired Jeff to represent me in my Social Security Disability case earlier this year as I had no way of understanding and completing all of the required paperwork. Straight from our first consultation meeting, right on through the successful SSDI approval, Jeff was always promptly available to answer any and all questions. Right from the start he had a way of calmly explaining the process and guiding me through every aspect of my case. I could not have accomplished everything I needed to do without the help of Jeff and could not recommend him more highly.
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Posted by Tracy | November 14, 2019
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Excellent Attorney and Staff!
I contacted Jeff because I applied several years ago for SSDI on my own and got denied. I decided this time to go with an attorney. After much research on SSDI firms, I contacted Jeff and scheduled an appointment. I was absolutely amazed at how thorough he was, we spent hours preparing my initial application. I know most who apply get denied at the initial application level so I was bracing for a long battle. Much to my surprise, I was approved on my initial application. I was shocked because I did not have an "easy" case. I credit this to Jeff and his entire staff. They do everything to get you approved as quickly as possible. Most law firms won't even see you until you have been denied not so with Jeff. He knows Social Security inside and out and will guide you every step of the way. This is a hands on law firm. You can count on Jeff and the entire staff to meticulously process your application, appeals and answer your questions along the way. SSDI is a complicated system don't go it alone! Contact Jeff and you will be glad you did.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
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Excellent Experience! Thank God for Jeff!!
I hired Jeff to handle my appeal when my long term disability carrier told me to apply for SSDI. Their reps did not collect my info, namely proof of my disability and my initial claim was denied. After hiring Jeff, I got a hearing date within a few days and the process was expedited and this time everything collected. His staff was awesome and responsive and without Jeff I know I would have lost again. I truly am so happy I found this site and him. If you want to win your case, hire Jeff. He won't waste any time and will help you assemble all your evidence.
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Response from Jeffrey Lichtman August 19, 2019
We didn't get to hearing that quickly, M, but we were able to get it done for you! Thanks for hiring us. Jeff
Posted by Ron | August 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr Lichtman is a experienced professional, he will tell you up front what to do and what to expect. His office was very helpful and available with all of my questions. I was in good hands and it showed in the outcome
Response from Jeffrey Lichtman August 19, 2019
Glad we were able to get it done for you, Ron!
Posted by Jodi | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome experience
I’m so glad I found Jeffrey Lichtman for my case. He was so knowledgeable about everything. He kept in touch with me through phone or email during the entire process. He returned all my calls or emails very promptly. He made the whole process effortless for me. I can’t thank him enough!!! Highly recommended!!!!!!
Posted by Kim | May 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience
Jeffrey Lichtman represented me in the entire SSDI process from application to ALJ hearing and approval. I absolutely, both physically and mentally, could not have done this without him. During our initial meeting, he spent hours gathering facts and filling out extensive paperwork. Jeffrey is efficient, professional and extremely knowledgeable. After being denied at the initial level, Jeffrey prepared me for our meeting in front of the ALJ. His knowledge of SSD was incredible. The questions he had for the judge, I feel, made the difference in my approval. I highly recommend Jeffrey Lichtman and his supportive staff.
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Posted by Sally | March 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and experience
Mr. Lichtman handled my application for SSD and I was approved in seven months. I could have never handled the paperwork involved or the technology required. Any questions I had were answered quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mark | September 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, persistent, gets results
Hired Jeff to handle SSDI hearing in Delaware after being denied. He expertly worked with everyone - client, family, medical professionals, social workers, SSA - to compile, organize and present the complex information needed for a fully favorable decision. He kept in touch and answered questions throughout the lengthy and complicated process. Would hire him again and recommend him to anyone trying to manage the SSDI process.
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Posted by Paul | August 21, 2018
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I couldn’t have found a Social Security Disability lawyer with more knowledge and experience than Jeffrey Lichtman.
I hired Jeffrey Lichtman to handle my SSDI appeal because I had a very complicated disability case centered around Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neurological issues, and Mental Health. Mr. Lichtman had a complete and thorough understanding of all of my medical issues and was able to navigate through the Social Security bureaucracy in a way that I could never have done on my own. At my hearing Mr. Lichtman knew my medical history better than I did. There is no way I could have handled the case preparation necessary to achieve an approval at the hearing level by myself, even if I wasn’t dealing with debilitating health issues. Mr. Lichtman has an encyclopedic knowledge of all the rules of the Social Security process and was able to work within them to achieve the best possible outcome in my case. I couldn’t have found a better advocate to work on my behalf than Mr. Lichtman.
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Posted by Steven | May 17, 2018
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Straight Shooter who gets results.
I wavered for quite some time about hiring an attorney. But I couldn't be more grateful for making the decision to hire Jeffrey Lichtman. He is up front, honest, realistic, thorough and his experience and professionalism speak volumes. His staff is wonderful to work with. They communicated with me regularly and kept me in the loop during the entire process. I'm certain I received a favorable outcome due to Jeffrey and his staff's efforts on my behalf. If you are in need of an attorney to represent you with Social Security I highly recommend Jeffery Lichtman and his team.
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Posted by RN and MN | February 12, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Thorough - Highly Recommended!
Jeffrey Lichtman was organized, hard-working, and straightforward from the very beginning. He knows his profession and specialty, disability cases, inside and out. He clearly outlined what information was needed from us, and took a great deal of time in order to not miss any pertinant details at our initial meeting. He showed concern for our needs and goes above and beyond to ensure that every possible angle is approached in presenting your case. His experience and expertise are evident. We were very hesitant on whether or not to go ahead with this case. Jeff spent a good amount of time on the phone with us during multiple phone calls. He was sympathetic and genuine with his concern, yet kept things in perspective. We found Jeff to be professional, yet personable. He definitely knows his profession, and in a refreshing way, showed care and concern for us. Before selecting Jeff, we had spent a significant amount of time researching and reading reviews of social security disability lawyers within a large radius. We were impressed with what we had found about him, and our research paid off. We had a professional, courteous, and successful experience; we highy recommend him.
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Posted by Claudio | September 9, 2017
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Highly recommend
I would like to thank Jeffrey S. Lichtman, and staff for providing me with top notch service. I received the utmost care in the handling of my disability claim and would highly recommend anyone that I know who are seeking the best attorneys for their individual needs. Again thank you for all that you have done! -Claudio B.
Posted by Deirdre | August 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Mr. Lichtman
Mr. Lichtman and his staff were excellent in in leading us through the long process of documentation to support my daughter's disability claim. Mr. Lichtman was very clear about what he needed from us on a monthly basis, and he or a staff member always responded promptly to our questions. He handled all interactions with government agencies and accompanied us to the hearing. His breadth of knowledge about the process and the people involved was extremely helpful and comforting. He seemed to understand the difficulties we had already faced and made the process run very smoothly. I highly recommend Mr. Lichtman and his team.
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Posted by Sandra | June 12, 2017
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Highly recommend Mr. Lichtman!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know of my experience with Mr. Lichtman and his Team (Bea, Max and Megan). They were invaluable in navigating the complexities of my Social Security disability case. Mr. Lichtman did a thoroughly outstanding job of representing. I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr. Lichtman. Throughout my case, either he or someone from his office was always very quick to respond and I was always well aware of the status of my case. At the conclusion of the hearing, I felt the amount I was to receive was the maximum I was entitled to and that Mr. Lichtman did everything in his power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, and copies of communication between Social Security and his office were always sent to me. I thank and commend Mr. Lichtman and his staff on their kindness and compassion. Mr. Lichtman went out of his way to help alleviate my nervousness on the day of our hearing. I could not have asked for a better attorney and highly recommend Mr. Lichtman! At the conclusion of the hearing, I felt amount I was to receive was the maximum I was entitled to and that Mr. Lichtman did everything in his power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, and copies of communication between Social Security and his office were always sent to me. I thank and commend Mr. Lichtman and his staff on their kindness and compassion. Mr. Lichtman went out of his way to help alleviate my nervousness on the day of our hearing. I could not have asked for a better attorney and I could not imagine going through this process with anyone else!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey Lichtman LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Weinstein, Goss, Schliefer, Heisenberg, & Winkler
  • 1989 - 2007

Education

  • Temple University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Associations

  • Washington Square West Trust
  • Director
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Social Security Disability Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Legal Clinic for the Disabled
  • Director
  • 2004 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • White Hat Award
  • Legal Clinic for the Disabled
  • 2016
  • White Hat Award
  • Legal Clinic for the Disabled
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this distinguished lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jeff since law school. He's a stand-up guy who really, really knows his way around social security issues. I've recommended Jeff to relatives and have not been disappointed."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. I know Jeffrey to be an upstanding attorney in the community and I recommend him without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a one of the leading experts in this area of the law. He is very proffesional and caring with all of the social security clients I have referred him and he gets excellent results. I strongly recommned jeff"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff had worked at our firm prior to going out on his own. I have referred clients as well as family to Jeff for Social Security matters. He knows his stuff!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jeff as a lawyer for Social Security. He knows this area of law better than almost anyone I know, and I would gladly have him represent someone that I care about."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Jeffrey. He is highly skilled and a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch in field. Have known for years and tremendously respected. Top notch!"
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Philadelphia Social Security & Disability Lawyer Jeffrey S. Lichtman
Jeffrey S. Lichtman
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation