|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||03/25/2017|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/30/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New York.
Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Kenneth’s comment: “What the reprimand does not include is that my managing attorney communicated with our client for 3 months prior to withdrawing from the case informing her that she did not have a valid claim for disability and although we were not going to attend her hearing and could not find another attorney to represent her, we would continue to request her medical records for her free of charge, waiving the cost of her records that we even paid for. Two weeks before the hearing we withdrew as stated.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review||Hofstra University School of Law||N/A|
|Co-Founder||LaVan & Neidenberg, P.A.||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims||N/A||N/A|
|National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA)||N/A||N/A|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)||N/A||N/A|
|SSDI & SSI Client||$26,128 in retroactive benefits and ongoing monthly benefits of $1,475|
|Veteran exposed to herbicide awarded VA disability benefits||$15,211.50 in retroactive benefits and ongoing monthly benefits of $631|
|Another SSDI success||$21.339 in retroactive benefits and ongoing monthly benefits of $1,663|
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|eBook||Secrets Social Security Won't Tell You||2008|
|eBook||Don't Panic: Win Your VA Disability Claim||2008|
|Hofstra University School of Law||N/A||Jurist Doctorate||1996|
|George Washington University||N/A||Bachelors of Accountancy||1991|
|PILMMA Super Summit||How to Create a Great Law Firm||2015|
|National Trial Lawyers||Maximizing Your Staff's Productivity While Maintaining Great Client Service and Performance||2015|
|Case Ghost / PILMMA Event||A-Z Law Practice Management Blueprint||2015|
|PILMMA Super Summit||Tracking and Converting Leads to Clients||2014|
|PILMMA Social Security Boot Camp||How to Select Your Clients||2014|
|National Organization of Veterans Advocates||How To Set Up Your Company's Structure||2013|
|Lotusphere 2012||Social Business in Small Business||2012|
|IBM Midmarket Influencer Forum||EZ Claim||2010|
|National Organization of Veterans Advocates Conference||The Basics of Veterans Law||2008|
|National Organization for Veterans Advocates||Veterans Disability||2008|
Posted by anonymous
I initially hired your firm and then changed my mind within 30 days to represent me in a VA claim. You put in a request for information and that was all. It has cost me a total of over 4,000$ and I think it was dishonest for your firm to take that money for doing absolutely nothing. I am calling for an investigation on the VA and how they allowed you to take money from me all these years later. I hired and fired you in 2013 within one month. You just recently received over three thousand dollars for a claim just decided while the DAV was representing me.
I believe that to be criminal
Posted by Anita
Although it takes awhile to be scheduled for a hearing before an Administrative Judge...it is no fault of the Law Firm...but due to the back log of the Social Security System....but I must say I was very pleased with my Case Developer Betsy Joseph...who returned all my calls and kept my case updated and let me know what I needed to do...she was just an all around nice person..(she is a keeper)...also my Attorney, Ms. Amy Shenstone was very knowledgeable about my case and had all the necessary paperwork available for my hearing...because of these two people it made this frustrating, long process bearable...hats off to a job well done..(please let these two people mentioned know that I am grateful for all that was done. ( It's because of them that my case was a success)..Thanks again for your services...
Posted by Danielle
Mr. Levan,why is it so hard to reach you. After our initial conversation I will admit that you gave me your contact information. However after, after experiencing a Google contact dilemma. I am getting the run around from your representatives. And the promised 72hr call backass(as stated on the messaging system) are not coming, in fact I'm getting no response at all just constantly explaining my situation to parties unable to assist me, and voice messaging systems with no call back.
Lawrence Disparti, Social security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly recommend Ken LaVan. I have known Ken and his firm for the last few years. I can say without question, he is one of the most caring, compassionate, and skilled lawyers I have met. This is all evident from the top down in his office. His staff and attorneys are top notch, and fight hard for their clients. Bottom line, Ken wins, and does so with a client comes first approach.