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For 40 years, Freedman firm has helped clients take steps toward financial stability

By June 18, 2020Firm News

Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, recently celebrated 40 years of serving clients in the areas of Social Security Disability (SSD) claims, personal injury, Workers Compensation, long-term and Veterans disability and bankruptcy filings. Since the firm was founded in 1980, it has helped more than 20,000 claimants obtain SSD and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, has obtained more than $10 million in personal injury settlements for clients, and helped over 31,000 individuals get a fresh start through filing bankruptcy.

“When I opened the firm, I wanted to put my experience as a bankruptcy trustee to use and help people who had gotten over their heads in debt due to medical bills, a job loss or a divorce,” said Jeffrey Freedman, managing attorney. “It was natural to segue into helping folks who had been injured or become ill and could no longer work be successful with SSD and SSI claims.”

The United States has the strictest criteria for awarding disability benefits in the developed world. This makes it very difficult and time-consuming to file a claim for benefits without the help of an attorney who is proficient in that area of the law. Additionally, many SSD applicants have financial difficulties because they go without income for up to two or more years before receiving benefits.

“Our firm has always been dedicated to helping people who are really in need,” Freedman said. “SSD clients face a lot of challenges in addition to their illnesses or injuries. They are without an income; they are dealing with the medical establishment and they are fighting to get benefits from a program they have paid into for their entire working lives.

“My staff and I find it very satisfying to assist these clients — and we’re proud to be able to look back at 40 years of success helping people get the financial support they need to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.”

Over the years since 1980, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, has assisted more than 56,000 clients in Buffalo and Rochester with Social Security Disability, SSI, consumer bankruptcy law, workers compensation, veterans disability claims, employment discrimination, long-term disability denials and personal injury cases. The firm can be contacted at 1-800-343-8537.