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Peter Lawrence Casciano

Employee benefits Attorney at Silver Spring, MD

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Maryland - MD 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

I provide guidance and leadership to my clients the following areas of Disability Benefits: federal employee and postal worker claims for disability retirement annuities, long term disability and short term disability insurance claims, including ERISA litigation, and Maryland state disability retirement claims.

I believe that combining legal expertise with strategic creative thinking is the best way to help my clients. I strive to do everything possible to provide assistance to my clients when they need it most. One of the most challenging times in our lives is when an injury or illness makes working impossible. When this happens, it is easy to lose hope, as our ability to work is so intimately tied to our own self-worth. My goal is to fight for and obtain disability benefits for those who are sick or injured, providing the stability necessary to get their life back.

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Location

Andalman & Flynn P.C.
8601 Georgia Avenue
Ste. 206
Silver Spring, MD, 20910-3439

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Posted by Justine | November 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Peter casciano is a skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate, lawyer
I hired Peter Casciano to appeal the denial of my Maryland state disability retirement application. I have been absolutely amazed by his knowledge, skill, professionalism, understanding of the law and compassion. Peter knows my case inside and out. He gathered all of my medical records and data, and his understanding of disability law in Maryland is boundless. Peter made me feel like a part of his team and shared all his remarkable plans of action and asked my opinion about issues. A skilled listener, Peter communicated very well, answering questions through emails and calls very quickly. I understood the process of this difficult law because he answers questions so clearly. Appealing a decision at Maryland state retirement disability is a very difficult and arduous process, but Peter guided me through expertly, and made it easier to go through knowing I had him. I ended up having a hearing in front of a judge and I was initially terrified, but Peter reassured me and prepared me well. Watching him in front of the judge made me feel confident and supported because he is a brilliant, skilled knowledgeable lawyer, in court and has a gifted mind for the complications of court and what the other side says and does. Peter was and is an advocate for me the whole time. Thankfully, my application was approved by the judge, and it was all because of Peter‘s abilities and skills, but even if it had been denied, I’d say the same things about him. He is a shining star in the disability law world, and I give him the highest recommendation to anyone going through this difficult situation , Peter had an associate attorney named Molly Friedman, who was meticulous about keeping my records, and ensuring that my file was complete and indicative of my real illness. She was very kind and answered my questions that I had through email or calls easily. My life is positively changed because of Peter and Molly and all their hard work and I will never forget or be able to adequately thank the for all the incredible work he has done. Thank you so much, Peter , Molly and Andalman and Flynn!
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Posted by Steve | August 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Federal Disability Retirement Attorney
After my attorney from another firm suddenly passed away, I needed an new experienced attorney to step-in and take over my Federal OPM Disability Retirement case. Peter Casciano did an amazing job. Thanks to Mr. Casciano's hard work, OPM reversed their denial decision against me and granted me full Federal Employee Disability Retirement benefits. I highly recommend Peter Casciano.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 16, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Mrs.
Mr. Casciano called me in response to an email inquiry regarding difficulty in obtaining a decision regarding our adult daughter's disability determination after about 8 months. After listening to my story and asking follow up questions, he said that we were on the right road, and gave some specifics on my follow up with SS. He said that we did not need to hire him at this point, and he did not want to take our money for no reason. I followed Mr. Casciano's suggestions, and about 8 weeks later we received the determination that our daughter is disabled and not capable of working. It was a blessing to have someone listen to my story and give me reassurance that we were doing things the proper way. He told me that I could call back and hire him if we did not receive an answer or needed additional help after we received the decision.
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Posted by Jun (Jimmy) | June 13, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Consulted Attorney
Had a free consultation with Mr. Casciano regarding my Social Security Disability case. Received excellent legal advice and guidance. Mr. Casciano anticipated and zeroed in on the most salient issues with ease. He was so on-point. It was crystal clear that he had a wealth of experience in this area of law. I was told exactly what would be in my best interest, and what I needed to do to serve these interests. After the initial consultation, Mr. Casciano even called me back promptly to answer additional questions I had on his time. He did all this without any payment out of the goodness of his heart. When and if the time comes, I will not hesitate to retain Mr. Casciano as he has earned my full confidence.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
LTD appeal
I hired Peter to file my appeal with the LTD provider that had dropped me after the doctor they hired tried to make the case that I was no longer disabled. Peter is patient, bright and knew exactly how to play the opposing counsel. Although the Disability Company did not admit responsibility, we were able to settle for a reasonable amount and would never have gotten there on our own. Peter did a fantastic job!
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Posted by David F. | August 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Employer sponsored ordinary disability plan
Making the decision to file for disability benefits shouldn’t be made lightly. My opinion is that unless your condition is terminal, the administrator is going to drag out the process, as was in my case, for years. After receiving my initial denial letter from the Maryland State Pension and Retirement System one week after submitting my application, I knew that if I was going to succeed, I needed excellent legal representation, so I asked my primary care doctor if he knew of any good firms. Andalman & Flynn, P.C. was his recommendation; my attorney was Mr. Peter Casciano. Should you decide to take this route, along the way, remind yourself that the longer it takes, the larger will be that first lump sum payment. When it seemed like I couldn’t wait any longer, I would call Peter to talk about my case. He is artful in adding his personal touch – a little bit of hand holding, which really helped. Once you both agree on a strategy, aside from keeping up with your doctors’ appointments and a visit to an expert witness, who will give you a battery of tests, all you need do is sit back and watch Andalman & Flynn perform its magic. During my initial consultation with Peter, he claimed that, if warranted, he usually won his cases before the appeal hearing. Sure enough, he did just that for me. Honestly, I can’t sing the praises loud or long enough for Peter and Associate Attorney, Molly Friedman. Andalman & Flynn was undoubtedly the most professional law firm that I’ve ever worked with, and that’s saying a lot. In my mind, successfully achieving a lifetime annuity stream was worth every penny in attorney fees. All that mattered was a win, and Andalman & Flynn didn’t disappoint me.
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Posted by Margaret | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
One of the most difficult decisions to make is to retire on disability. Peter demonstrated his expertise navigating the labyrinth of OPM and DFAS bureaucracy from our initial consultation through the OPM grant of disability retirement- on the first application. I recommend Peter and his associate, Molly, without reservation.
Posted by Jenifer | July 18, 2015
Couldn't have asked for better representation!
Attorney Peter Casciano was the absolute best person who could have represented me in my disability benefits case. From our first interview he was sympathetic, straight forward, and armed with resources. I pestered him with questions daily and he was always willing to listen and explain each step of the process. I wouldn't have had such a quick and positive outcome on my case if not for Peter.
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Posted by Catherine | December 5, 2013
Excellent Legal Support
Attorney Peter Casciano, from the law group Andalman & Flynn P.C., represented me with my legal issue. He was extremely professional and provided me with honest and detailed answers to my initial questions in order to help me to decide how to best pursue my legal matter. Throughout the entire process, Attorney Casciano and his staff provided me with immediate feedback to all of my questions as well as continually updated me with the status of my legal matter. He and his staff were professional, courteous, and extremely pleasant to work with. The final results were positive and were exactly as Attorney Casiano initially predicted. Professionally, I have worked with many lawyers and I can honestly say that Attorney Casciano is top notch. I highly recommend Attorney Casciano.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
excellent representation
My wife needed an attorney for some benefits. Mr Casciano was very understanding of our need and situation. He has willing to work with use to successful obtain a successful end. He kept use informed and answered all our questions. He was trustworthy and we could not be happier with Mr Casciano. I would strongly recommend him at anytime.
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Posted by Patrice | October 23, 2012
Dedicated and professional
Peter Casciano did an outstanding job representing me in my case. I would highly recommend him and while I hope never to need his services again - I would employ Peter in a heartbeat to work with me again should I ever have the need.
Posted by James | July 16, 2012
Top-notch Legal Representation
I hired Peter to protect my interests through a long and sometimes difficult long-term disability insurance case in which we were ultimately successful. He guided me through each and every issue that arose in my case with thoroughness and diligence. He kept me informed in a timely manner, and his advice and suggestions were always spot-on. I could not have asked for better representation. Highly recommended!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 5%-50%
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Parkinson's Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Disability Retirement Benefits for Federal Employees and Postal Workers
  • 2013
  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Assault in the Second Degree: Have Our Legislators Done Enough?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Social Security Disability Claims Process: Step by Step
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Social Security Disability and Government Employees
  • 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts - Continuing Legal Education
  • Collections: The Pursuit and Defense of Claims
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Peter
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Casciano to be an excellent attorney. Mr. Casciano enjoys a reputation of providing all of his clients with the very best legal representation. I highly endorse Mr. Casciano."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Casciano is an outstanding lawyer and a great person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Peter on a number of matters. He is a fearless advocate for his clients' rights."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Peter for 5 years and consider him to be one of the sharpest, most creative, hard-working attorneys I know. I strongly endorse him to any potential client who might need his assistance, as well as to any other attorney who may need guidance in one of Peter's practice areas."
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Silver Spring Employee benefits Lawyer Peter Lawrence Casciano
Peter Lawrence Casciano
Employee benefits Attorney
Silver Spring, MD
Licensed for 16 years
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