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.
Posted by Roberta and Douglas
Thank you to Ken Lavan, Todd and the firm for securing a meaningful and outstanding result for our father. We appreciated the thorough communication, professionalism and knowledge of the firm's team and their understanding of the system, the VA and the proper protocols. As a proud patriot, our father deserves recognition for his years of service, commitment and impact and Ken's firm has made sure that recognition will happen. They also did it with caring and with sincere support. Thank you so much!
Posted by matt
I am aware that the process and the SSA are complex systems and not very efficient and that is why I sought help for my claim. I chose Lavan and Neidenberg expecting that their representation portrayed on TV and in ads depicting their experience and that this could benefit my case and it turns out I was mistaken.
I am making this statement as a result of the effort that they put into my case and hearing, not the wait or the decision from the SSA (which was negative). I met my attorney for the first time at my hearing for about 5 minutes prior to my hearing and she did not seem very confident or encouraging, just as she got a bit of basics on my file. She also brought a form raising their fees from 20% to 25% and threatened to walk out before the proceedings, unless I signed the form. I am 100% disabled from the Veterans Administration, I am taking Vicodin, Tramadol, muscle relaxers, anti-depression and anxiety medication along with high blood pressure medicine and due to a military parachute accident I am assisted with mobility with a walker. Despite having over 15,000 pages of medical records from the VA to support my case, my lawyer seemed timid and inexperienced. My attorney was unable to address multiple key facts to support my claim. I feel that my representation was very poor due to the fact important matters and issues where not addressed adequately or presented to the ALJ. The inconsistencies presented by their medical expert my attorney never challenged.
At the end of the hearing she attempted to depart without even speaking with me. I inquired as to how the proceedings went due to my inexperience with the SSA. She said it went fine and turned and left the office. After several weeks I found out in the mail I was turned down.
To get you as a client and to get you to sign they will be very impressive and attentive to your calls and questions. Once you have signed the paperwork, your calls will go days before they are answered, if then. Each time you contact them, a different person will be on your case, which means you will answer the same questions about a 100 times.
I would seriously advise anyone to do a thorough job researching a legal firm before you sign anything binding you to a contract. Talk to anyone you know that has had a successful claim and ask them about their attorney. In retrospect I should have found a smaller legal firm that operates in quality over quantity and actually knows their clients by name.
Posted by Jim
Mr. LeVan and his team have been representing me for several years and my fight for disability benefits. I can't thank them enough for the personal hand holding and guidance through this brutal process. Finally got my disability and they are the best.
Posted by Ruth
Having worked with both Ken and Adam on a professional level, I can proudly attest to their knowledge. They always return my emails promptly and provide helpful information anytime I have questions.
Posted by anita
I just don't understand. I have been dealing with this firm since 2013. I am really shocked and appealed by the way everything went. Had to scrape up money to catch a plane down there for court on May 11. After I was done with court she tells me if you don't hear anything in 30 days call. Been calling since June 12 2015. No return calls oh she will call you nothing until finally today after hours 5:50 PM she calls with very disturbing news. So after being told the decision I just wanted and still do take a knife thru my heart. How do they say I'm not disabled you don't know my pain you don't know what I feel and just like I told her this is gonna take me over the edge. And tell me you put in appeal for what another 20 years I may be have killed myself tonite this really hurts a lawyer is supposed to fight for you. An appeal may be to late for me. Truly disappointed. Truly truly disappointed.
Posted by anonymous
I understand that you all had to reconstruct your organizational structure, got it. It seem that L&N were finally on the ball, but only to find out that there is misfiled or misplaced document that I sent to you. You see after asking if all documentation been sent to VA no one seems to know. Soon after L&N sends me a CD with all of my documentation on it. I assumed that was the answer to my many non-returned phone calls. Initially, after your rebuilding the young lady assigned to my case work well with me, however not to her fault. I don’t fell she has all of the filed information for the past years. Items such as FCT that I took money out of my family’s pocket to pay for, yes hundreds of dollars to prove my case. Now don’t say you have to research this information to see if it is true. Just ask Mr. Beck_ _ who works for you I left him a message on June,23 2015 @ 3:49pm. This way you will have your facts and hopefully not respond to this until you have fixed the problem or have information on the where about of my FCT. I work with you all through your growing/ rebuilding. I need you to work with me. You have my phone No# please call me back in a timely manner and do not attack this true statement. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Ken
For three decades I tried to have a fair and honest evaluation by the VA concerning my numerous disabilities.Years of frustration came to a head one night when I responded to an ad by Lavan/Neidenberg. A representative came to my residence with all the forms needed to get the ball rolling, and in months instead of years, justice was finally served, and I received a positive outcome.
Dealing with the VA takes time, be patient. If you have a legitimate claim you will get results, as they stay on top of it and never missed a filing deadline. I can't thank them enough for changing my life for the better.
Posted by Anita
I know that it takes awhile for SSD to begin....but I do know some people that was with your firm and started receiving benefits within 3 months...and they did not have to attend a hearing....I chose this firm because I had heard a lot of positive feedback...I must say not in my case...I have spoken with my case manager Becky and must say she has been patient as I vent to her about how long it is taking...But from my side if i still have to wait approx. 18-24 months for a hearing, I might as well do it myself...I can get my medical records and just wait it out....I thought getting a lawyer would speed up my time for a hearing...I don't really have anything to negative or positive to say because.... I am just waiting...I submitted my papers with your firm December 17 and I filed with Social Security in February 2014....my doctors are waiting to receive papers from your firm to complete but nothing has been mailed to them yet....looks like everybody is waiting...I must compliment the caseworker Betsy she listens and she does return my calls...,just wish I could my hearing scheduled..