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Gregory Michael Dell

Insurance Attorney at Weston, FL

4.9   34 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 14 years
    Texas - TX 14 years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
    Florida - FL 23 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2006

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    65%
    As long term disability attorneys, we represent individuals throughout the country at all stages of a claim for disability income benefits, which includes the disability application process, denial of disability benefits (ERISA), lawsuits to recover disability benefits and lump sum disability policy buyouts for individuals that are currently being paid disability income benefits. We also handle life insurance, accidental death and long term care claims.

  2. Employee benefits
    25%
    As long term disability attorneys, we represent individuals throughout the United States at all stages of a claim for disability income benefits, which includes the disability application process, denial of disability benefits (ERISA claims), lawsuits to recover disability benefits and lump sum disability policy buyouts for individuals that are currently being paid disability income benefits.

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Our law firm has six personal injury attorneys that help injured people that have been injured by no fault of their own.

"WHATEVER IT TAKES" TO GET YOUR SHORT OR LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS PAID. FREE CONSULT.

Gregory Dell received his B.S./B.A. in Accounting at Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Following law school, Mr. Dell spent several years developing his trial skills as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County Florida, where he handled thousands of criminal cases and participated in more than 50 jury trials.

 

After joining Dell & Schaefer, Mr. Dell easily transitioned into the civil arena and dedicated his legal career to fighting for the rights of individuals against insurance companies. He has litigated against every major disability insurance company throughout the country. In 2006, Mr. Dell was selected by the nation's largest legal publication company (Thomson Reuters) to author a treatise on long-term disability insurance law. The book is published each year and is intended to be used as an authoritative source on disability insurance law by attorneys and judges. Mr. Dell's articles on long-term disability benefits have appeared in nationwide publications. Mr. Dell has received recognition from Superlawyers and Best Lawyers in the field of Insurance Law and Employee benefits. Mr. Dell lectures nationwide on the topic of disability insurance law.

 

Mr. Dell is admitted to the Florida, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Texas, and New York State Bar Associations, as well as multiple federal district courts throughout the nation. At a national level, Mr. Dell is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Vice Chair person of the American Bar Association Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee. Mr. Dell is the founder of the Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Charitable Foundation, a not for profit organization which was formed to promote health and safety in our communities to improve lives of individuals.

 

Outside the practice of law, Mr. Dell is a husband and father of three boys. Mr. Dell believes that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and while some may say he takes exercise to an extreme, his dedication and commitment is demonstrated by his completion of the Ironman Florida triathlon, 5 Half-Ironman triathlons, and multiple marathons including New York City, Chicago and San Diego.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

Photos and videos

Location

Dell Disability Lawyers
National Headquarters
2625 Weston Road
Weston, FL, 33331

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Nancy | June 30, 2013
I don't know when Attorney Dell sleeps because he constantly worked on my disabilty case until we won!
I had a disability insurance claim with Sedgwick and AT&T. I had hear nightmare stories about Sedgwick and after my claim was denied I immediately hired Gregory Dell at Dell & Schaefer. Greg explained the Appeal process to me and gave me reasonable expectation. Over a period of a year we won an appeal and then Sedgwick would deny me again. We finally won our last appeal and now I am getting paid. Mr. Dell did a ton of work for me and he was always available to answer my questions. He would respond to emails within minutes and always return my calls. I was very worried about getting paid, but I always felt good knowing that Mr. Dell was fighting for me and continuing to tell me what Sedgwick would try to do next to deny my claim. Thank you for helping me as I would have been homeless without your help. I highly recommend your services.
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Posted by Brian | February 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Savior
Greg dell and his amazing associate vanessa came into my life in June 2019 when my LTD carrier unum decided abruptly to deny my disability claims and further disregarded my doctors objections in terminating coverage when I had substantial orthopedic and vascular issues. After my first denial which I did on my own, I asked friends of mine who were attorneys who should I use in a LTD case. Greg's firm came up, and after speaking to him I knew he was the advocate for me. He quickly started legal proceedings and my claim was immediately reopened. I am a healthcare provider for over 35 years and after serving patients on there path to better health and to subcum to my own health issues it was a godsend to have chosen greg to represent me. For those reading reviews and interviewing LTD attorneys, I say greg will be your financial advocate and not just because of his acuity and acumen for LTD law , but also for his empathy, compassion and attentiveness that he and his staff will put into your case. I THANK YOU AGAIN GREG!!!!
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Posted by Mark | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Disability Benefit Enforcer
When I filed for disability insurance benefits I never expected a continuous battle to get my benefits paid. After months of delays and multiple excuses from Unum insurance company I hired Greg Dell. Since the moment I hired him I have felt all the pressure of dealing with Unum to be removed. Greg and his team have been great and most importantly he has made sure that my disability benefits are paid every month.
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Posted by MR | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will never feel alone with this firm.
If you want peace of mind and the assurance that an Attorney has your back look no further than to Dell & Schaefer. Greg Dell and his team could not have done more in calming my fears to the constant onslaught of forms and questions I received by the insurance company before I employed the services of such a great firm. Greg himself has literally called me late at night to answer questions and take care of me. I cannot thank Dell & Schaefer enough for how they have cared for me. They make you feel that you are number one.
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Posted by AMS | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
His office was efficient,service oriented and very professional. He and his staff walked me through the disability insurance process and I am happy to say that I was approved. I could not nor would not have been able to do this on my own and highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jeff | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and thorough
This is the lawyer you want to represent you when you need it most. He is an expert, and delivers.
Posted by Lynn | December 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Dependable, Experienced Attorney
Greg Dell has personally handled by LTD claim for 7+ years. With any issue that has arisen, he has used his knowledge and experience to bring about the best possible outcome. He sets reasonable expectations and follows through with his promises. I am very happy that I chose Greg Dell as my attorney and highly recommend him to anyone who has a disability claim.
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Posted by John | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Competent and Great to Work With.
After dealing with my LTD carrier for 8+ years, I've come to realize that the reason I'm still receiving benefits is due to the work of Greg Dell and the whole team at Dell & Schaefer. Greg knows the industry inside and out and has always offered timely and dependable advice.
Posted by Glenn | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
I chose Dell and Schaefer after watching several videos that Greg had made and I also checked his reviews. I contacted him through his website and within 1 hour Greg called me on a Sunday afternoon. We discussed my medical issues and how they were rapidly damaging my abilities to continue my dental practice of 32 years. He told me that he would handle my case himself. I asked for names of dentists that he had represented. I spoke to 3 and they all said hire Greg ASAP. I had 3 specialists who recommended that I stop practicing but I had a tough time dealing with losing my practice of 32 years. I was dealing with depression and anxieties due to my reduction in hours along with knowing that my disability insurance company had a bad reputation of denying legitimate claims. Greg had a way of calming me down and he told me he had dealt with my company hundreds of times. He was not at all intimidated. He said that he was going to help me and was confident that we would win. Greg guided me through the entire process and it was completed in the time frame he said it would be. He and Vanessa returned all my calls and emails rapidly. I would think of questions on weekends or late at night and he would always return my emails and calls. Once everything was into the insurance company they had an inexperienced claim consultant on my case that was challenging my disabling conditions. Greg fired off a letter giving them 5 days to make a decision. They moved my case up the ladder to a "lead" consultant and within 2 days we had the approval letter. He was also able to collect a period of partial disability, my business overhead expense policy, get me deemed totally disabled get my three insurance premiums refunded to me. We also received all past due benefits for the maximum monthly payment for the past 8 months since I stopped working. Greg continues to handle my claim and thankfully he will always be on my claim until my policy expires. My family will be thankful to Greg, his assistant Vanessa and their entire team forever.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent customer / client service
I was a high earning medical professional who had a sudden practice ending injury in 2012 and I was fortunate to be recommended to Mr Greg Dell for legal representation From the time of our first meet Mr Dell and his staff have made my transition from practice very manageable with their handling of my claim I would recommend Dell & Schaefer to anyone faced with the uncertainty of having to file a disability claim because in trying times a competent knowlegable legal professional law office is invaluable Mr Dell and his legal assistants and staff are expert in their field of disability claim hanling removing the stress and burden at a time when we can be most vulnerable. Easy to communicate with, informed in every step in the claim process and always responsive to questions and concerns hiring Mr Dell has been the silver lining in a very traumatic chapter in my life. Since my injury and as my claim has progressed I have spoken to others who are disabled and I feel blessed to have made the right choice in my legal representation.
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Posted by Mike | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, professional attorney
I consulted wmannerith Greg on a very serious matter with my insurance carrier. I had just been diagnosed with a life changing disease and was shocked and fearful for my family and myself. Greg inspired confidence with his thorough knowledge of the issue and his professional manner. He has subsequently achieved the result he promised and I have kept Dell & Scheafer on retainer since 2008.
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Posted by John | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend Mr. Dell
Gregory M. Dell has been my attorney for many years and I have always found him to be trustworthy, reliable and I have admired his skills as an attorney. His staff are always helpful, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Mr. Dell and his firm.
Posted by Jeffrey | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Disability Lawyer Experience
My single best decision regarding my disability claim was to retain Dell and Schaefer from the beginning. From initial claim submission to claim maintenance they have been my teammates and they have advocated for me throughout the entire process. This is their area of expertise, and in my opinion, they are great at it. They are extremely professional. They are on top of every aspect of my claim. They respond to all of my questions in a timely manner and they handle all correspondence with the insurance company which is ongoing. I have found that filing a disability claim is not a smooth process and having the professionals at Dell and Schaefer on my team has been priceless. I have referred friends and colleagues to this law firm and without exception, we all are happy with our representation. Without equivocation, if you are going to file a disability claim, you want Dell and Schaefer on your team. I have recommended Dell and Schaefer to colleagues on multiple occasions because they are consummate professionals. They are ethical and extremely hard working. They know every aspect of your claim and handle all correspondence with the insurance company.
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Posted by Jacqueline | November 17, 2016
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Best attorney in the industry!
I have worked with Greg Dell for the past 10 years. He and his team have been excellent in every way! I was forced to retire early from dentistry due to arthritis in my hands. I had no idea how manipulative the disability carrier could be, and ultimately decided to have Greg help me with my claim. He has been diligent in protecting my rights and responds to me immediately when I have a question or concern. I highly recommend him and his company - 5 stars for professionalism, response time, knowledge and commitment to their clients.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
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Gregory Dell
Outstanding firm on all levels-professional,knowlegeable,caring,compassionate,-everything was great I was fortunate to find this firm-they gave me hope during a difficult time time Words cannot express my gratitude
Posted by Jim | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got a yes for me
Greg was able to take charge of my disability case and turn their no into a yes. I am truely grateful.
Posted by Erin | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I have been very pleased with the services provided by Gregory Dell. His firm has always been reliable, courteous and professional. I am so relieved that he deals with my LTD provider and I have the peace of mind that is he working with my best interests in mind. Highly recommend Gregory Dell.
Posted by Christina Rose | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREGORY DELL IS THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!
I was referred to Greg by a very well-respected attorney where I lived at the time, and he described Greg as not only one of the top attorneys in his field, but the BEST in the COUNTRY at what he does! After having interviewed other attorneys for my case that I did not quite feel right about, I contacted Greg and it was a very refreshing encounter, to say the least! He was very compassionate in regards to my health situation, and had had experience with other clients in the past who had been in the same industry as I had... and whom he had also very successfully represented. He was strong, confident and extremely intelligent.... His knowledge of the law was unsurpassed, and he had impressive Insight and expertise in dealing with insurance companies. Greg has successfully represented me now for over six years, and I honestly could not have handled the stress involved with working directly with the insurance company - in my fragile condition - without him! He and his highly-professional Staff have taken over my claim so that I can be worry-free and focus totally on my health and wellbeing. Greg is a master at what he does and I have the utmost respect for him. I have entrusted my whole livelihood in his and his capable Staff's hands, and I feel totally confident in their ability to represent me in the best possible way, as well as to protect my very best interests. Most importantly, Greg has given me peace of mind at a very difficult time in my life. And, he has done it with kindness, compassion and honesty. His positive attitude and wonderful personality also make it a joy to work with Greg. He has been the ultimate blessing in my life since this unfortunate illness, and I sincerely feel so grateful to have found him!
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Posted by Louis | November 16, 2016
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Fabulous service and results
My initial contact with Gregory Dell was to obtain guidance and advice with the maze of forms and information requests from my disability insurance carriers. I have always been impressed by the speed in which he personally responds to every email, phone call or question. He and his staff obtained a better outcome with my case than I had ever anticipated and they have continued to watch over my case during the following years to make certain my benefits were not interrupted. All fees were reasonable and and actually a great value considering the long term outcome. I have always, and will always continue to recommend him highly to other potential clients. Louis M. Palles, III, MD
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
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Great Disability Attorney
Greg Dell has been my attorney for the last five years and has performed an excellent job in regards to my case. Greg first reviewed my case and then helped me file a successful claim and has been great with followup. Greg set realistic expectations and followed through. Costs and fees were upfront and reasonable. I wholeheartedly recommend Greg Dell.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-650 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2006
updated on 11/13/2018

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Gregory's comment: “There is no public record of this admonishment from 2006 and AVVO refuses to remove it from my profile.”

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office Of State Attorney, Broward County
  • 2000 - 2003

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Prudential Ordered to Reverse Disability Insurance Denial to Timeshare Salesperson in Hawaii
  • Claimants Wins Reinstatement of LTD Benefits

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee
  • Vice Chair Person
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News
  • 2013
  • Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Thomson West publication
  • Disability Insurance Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • Disability Claims
  • 2013
  • Nationwide Videocast
  • Disability Law From Start To Finish
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Gregory
Employee benefits Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Dell is an excellent attorney, counselor and adviser. You will be hard-pressed to find a more diligent and effective advocate in the legal community. I strongly endorse Greg."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Greg since we were trial partners at the prosecutors office many years ago. He is a brilliant trial lawyer. He truly loves what he does and it shows. His firm is excellent."
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is a tireless advocate for his clients in the fight to secure benefits under disability insurance policies. His dedication, integrity and compassion permeate into all aspects of his representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Dell is a fine lawyer, who is passionate about helping his clients. He has a fine mind and can help his clients navigate the difficult process of recovering from an injury."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury