Case Notes

We love results.

As we work with each client, our focus is not just on handling another case or navigating a complex system.  We focus on getting the best possible results for our clients.  We do not settle for less, and we exhaust every opportunity as we fight for your benefits.  Here are a few examples of results that we have obtained in previous cases.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


Claimant alleged disability due to asthma, a learning disability, and depression.  ALJ Bruce Fein found the severe impairment of a pervasive developmental disorder, but ultimately found the claimant not disabled. Following the submission of Plaintiff’s brief, the Commissioner offered to stipulate to remand the case. The Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York entered a Judgment remanding the case for further administrative proceedings, including a de novo hearing.  Howard Olinsky, Esq. for Plaintiff; Marisa Burkett, Esq. on the brief.



Hearing before ALJ John Lischak- Army Veteran alleged disability due to pulmonary sarcoidosis and was awarded benefits after an ALJ Hearing.  The claimant, who was 41, was found disabled due to severe restrictions lifting, carrying, standing and walking.  Ashley Kaplan, Esq. represented the claimant.



Claimant was issued a Fully Favorable Decision On the Record by ALJ F. Patrick Flanagan, prior to the scheduled hearing.  Claimant, who was 59, alleged disability based on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease of the cervical and lumbar spine, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and Depressive Disorder.  The claimant was found to have severe limitations lifting, carrying, standing and walking.  Kristi Fanelli, Esq. represented the claimant.