Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys PLLC, is celebrating 37 years of assisting clients with Social Security Disability, Personal Injury cases, bankruptcy, Veterans and Long-Term Disability, Employment Discrimination, and Workers Compensation. Since the firm was founded April 1, 1980, our attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients, and helped more than 50,000 families through difficult times. It’s gratifying that most of our business is referred in by our clients, lawyers, doctors and other professionals. The firm donates generously to charities each year and this year, in commemoration of our 37 years in business, we will make an additional donation of $3,700 to the United Way.
One of our attorneys, Christopher J. Grover is the Chair of Erie County Bar Association’s Committee for the Disabled. Chris and the committee have organized a CLE seminar for May 18th entitled Social Security Disability: The State of ODAR. The topics to be covered are: Evaluation of Evidence – SSR 16-3p New Mental Health Regulations Buffalo Office Best Practices Field Office Overview The presenters for the seminar will be: Judge Michael Devlin, Acting Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge (HOCALJ) Mark Starosielec, Hearing Oficce Director (HOD) Ann DiVico, Group Supervisor (GS) For more information regarding this seminar, contact the Erie County Bar Association or Christopher Grover at email@example.com
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This past week the staff and attorneys at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, took a break from the office to celebrate Thanksgiving with families, and reflect on the firm’s good fortune in being able to serve so many clients who are in need of their legal expertise. As a gesture of appreciation for the people who have come to their offices for help with Social Security Disability (SSD) claims, the firm provided gift certificates for a Thanksgiving dinner to a number of clients who may otherwise have not been able to celebrate. “We see so many people struggling to make ends meet while they wait for their cases to be settled,” said Lucy Licursi, a paralegal who works with SSD claims and who helped organize the gift certificate give-away. “We wanted to make it possible for those who were really in need to have a traditional Thanksgiving with their families.” Throughout the year, the Freedman firm supports many of the charities which provide services and assistance to clients dealing with disabling diseases such as Lupus and cancer, as well as several umbrella organizations including the United Way and the Community Caring Center. “Over the years we’ve been able to obtain SSD… Continue Reading Thanksgiving Was a Time to Say ‘Thank You’ — and to Give
Christopher J. Grover, attorney, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, has been named chair of the Bar Association of Erie County Committee for the Disabled. As chair, Grover will be responsible for furthering the committee’s goals of: educating the legal community about the special needs of the disabled; encouraging attorneys to represent clients with disabilities; advocating for accessible services for those with disabilities; and advocating for the rights of disabled persons by monitoring legislative and judicial trends. “Chris has a great depth of experience with both Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims,” said Jeffrey Freedman, managing attorney, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC. “He has an excellent record of obtaining favorable decisions in difficult cases, and knows the importance of providing clients with efficient, expert services.” Grover, a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, focuses his practice on Social Security Disability claims and Bankruptcy Law. He is on the board of directors of the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York; an Executive Council member of the Bar Association of Erie County Young Lawyers Committee as well as a member of the UB Law Alumni GOLD Group. Grover, who said he is honored to serve as chair of the Committee… Continue Reading Freedman attorney named chair of Bar Association Committee for the Disabled
Buffalo, NY — As the New York State Gaming Commission considers applications filed by fantasy sports companies, opponents of the games are looking at having legislation permitting this new outlet for gambling repealed. Organizations such as Stop Predatory Gambling, the Seneca Nation of Indians and casino companies are against the bill, for differing reasons. “Other sources of gambling oppose the bill mainly because of exclusivity agreements. Stop Predatory Gambling opposes any expansion of gambling that preys on those who can least afford to risk their money in this way,” said Courtney L. Quinn, an attorney who handles consumer bankruptcy cases for the law offices of Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC. “In our experience, any form of gambling can become an addiction, which almost always leads to bankruptcy court.” One concern with fantasy sports games is that since they are available on every smart phone and computer, they become an insidious part of the gambler’s life. Les Bernal, national director of Stop Predatory Gambling, said: “. . . now what state government is trying to do is force predatory gambling into every home and smart phone in the state as a result of a push by very powerful gambling interests.” The bill’s… Continue Reading Approval of Fantasy Sports games may lead to more gambling addictions
Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, recently celebrated it’s 36th Anniversary. In 1980, when the firm was founded, it was a general law practice, but soon found its niche in the areas of Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income, consumer bankruptcy, and personal injury law. “We have had more than 50,000 client success stories,” said Jeffrey Freedman, managing partner and founder of the firm. “It’s been an honor to serve so many people, and especially rewarding when clients have referred friends and relative to our firm.” In 2010 the firm also began to focus on Veteran’s Disability claims, Workers Compensation, employment discrimination and long-term disability cases. “Whether we are handling a multi-million dollar personal injury claim or a Social Security Disability case, we do our best to improve the lives of the people we represent,” Freedman said. “I’m proud of the attorneys who have worked with us for so many years, and of the integrity and expertise they bring to each case. It’s been a very fulfilling 36 years.” Members of the firm look forward to continuing to provide exemplary service to clients for many years to come.
Through the years Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys has represented clients in some pretty unusual cases. We represented one young man in what seemed to be a relatively minor chain-reaction motor vehicle accident. The injury occurred even though he was wearing his seatbelt/shoulder harness and the car was equipped with an airbag. The poor fellow incurred a serious neck injury when he was hit in the back of the head by the suit of armor he was taking to a Middle Ages reenactment. Owners of domestic animals are only liable for injuries caused by pets if they are aware of the animal’s “vicious propensities.” While most cases involve bites, we did a case based on a large dog that joyously jumped on an elderly lady, injuring her — this after the owner had repeatedly attempted to break the dog of the habit. Another successful case was brought on behalf of a moped rider who was knocked over by a dog that had repeatedly chased joggers, bicyclists and motorcyclists. A two-year-old boy wandered away from a picnic and approached two chained dogs. He was bitten severely on his face, however, there were no witnesses. Our investigation revealed one dog was gentle and the… Continue Reading ‘Beware of the cat’ — and other strange hazards:
Buffalo, NY – During the month of February, the legal team at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC is encouraging those who are afflicted by heart disease to seek out resources that can help them live healthier, more productive lives. February marks the observation of American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, the CDC estimates that CVD costs the United States over $300 billion per year in healthcare costs, medications, and lost productivity. “Someone struggling with CVD may need to change their lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and work habits,” Jeffrey Freedman, Managing Attorney, stated. “For someone who becomes unable to work due to CVD, there is the possibility of obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.” There are a significant number of people who receive SSDI benefits due to CVD. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 745,000 individuals received SSDI benefits due to a circulatory system disorder in 2012. Among the disorders listed were coronary artery disease, chronic ischemic disease, and cardiomyopathy. People with circulatory diseases accounted for 8.4 percent of… Continue Reading Freedman Firm Highlights Resources During American Heart Month
Buffalo, NY – November marks National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. According to a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH), over 12 million Americans suffer from COPD, with an estimated 100,000 deaths caused annually by the disease. COPD is also known as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It is marked by an ongoing cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, a firm that handles Social Security Disability ( SSD ) cases, is recognizing the impact COPD has on its sufferers. “COPD is a serious medical condition that can be disabling. People may brush it off when visiting the doctor and not report symptoms, but anyone suffering from COPD should discuss it with their doctor and get treatment,” Jeffrey Freedman, Managing Attorney, said. COPD can make everyday activities, such as taking a walk or climbing stairs, difficult. It can also make working impossible for sufferers. The NIH study found that people suffering from COPD were more likely to become disabled and more likely to collect federal benefits, such as SSD. COPD was found to rival stroke as a cause of disability. The likelihood of someone becoming disabled from COPD was also greater than… Continue Reading Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC Recognizes National COPD Awareness Month