|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2009||08/05/2017|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||07/19/2017|
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|
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|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 Carl
I spoke Att Lavan in Feb. I had already sent him all my info. He said we'll take care of you!! A week or so later I got a later from an adjudicator.the contact he put me in touch with told me exactly what needed to do. To shorten and go straight to a satisfactory conclusion, I received. My DDSI award in April. So grateful to Kenneth Lewis Lavan!!!! Now can I get a referral for a bankruptcy attorney plz!@@
Posted by Jennifer
For 2 1/2 years I waited for your firm to move my Disability case along. I rarely had any contact from your firm. Calls went to voicemail and were rarely answered and follow up was virtually non existent. I had to push to get my own medical records sent to you. Once my hearing was set I met with an attorney for the FIRST time. That attorney barely spoke with me, making me feel like I went into the hearing blind!
The judge made a favorable decision and your firm got $6000(the MAXIMUM allowed by law) of my backpay for what I felt was substandard work. I hardly think you put that many billable hours into my case...but I chalked it up to "just the way things are"
Then 2 months after my case was resolved I get harassing calls from your "medical records specialist"
I insisted I didn't owe this, you had received your payment.
Yesterday an ATTORNEY called me. He belittled me, called me a lair and a cheat, and threatened that my yearly disability review could jeopardize my disability benefits. He continued to speak to me in a sing song voice repeating "liar and cheat" and telling me I was dispicable.
Unfortunately I didn't get his name at the beginning of the conversation, but I intend to file a formal complaint with the Florida Bar Association.
I really find it ironic that on one hand he claimed your firm had done such a great job getting me my benefits and then turned around and alleged he could cause me to lose them because I was a "dispicable person".....I was PROVEN disabled by my doctors and unemployable by Social Security's Specialist in Rehabilitation. It wasn't your firm thst did anything more than sumbit documents I helped obtain to the judge, so of this "rude man" thinks he can undo that all because your firm now wants an additional $250 then apparently more people need to hire him to represent them because he would be a miracle worker!
I have NEVER been treated so disrespectful and by someone with an advanced degree. You would have thought I was on the phone with a thug not an attorney.
One person like this can ruin your entire firm!! He needs to be reprimanded!!
Posted by anonymous
I initially hired your firm and then changed my mind within 30 days to represent me in a VA claim. You put in a request for information and that was all. It has cost me a total of over 4,000$ 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
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.