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Federal Court Appeals

Disability Claims and Federal Appeals

Federal Court AppealsExperience at the federal court level of the appeals process for social security disability and supplemental security income claims is an invaluable asset.

Chermol & Fishman, LLC, is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, law firm focused solely on SSD and SSI claims. At the administrative level, the majority of our practice is on behalf of clients in Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. However, in disability claims that reach the federal level of the disability appeals process, our experience allows us to represent clients on a nationwide basis.

Recognized for his leadership in this area of the law, David Chermol served on Barack Obama’s National Disability Policy Committee during the 2008 Presidential campaign.

The Key to Our Effectiveness

One of the reasons why our firm has been so successful at convincing federal court judges to send these cases back down to the ALJ hearing level is attorney David Chermol’s previous experience as SSA’s senior disability litigator in Mid-Atlantic Region III.

As a Special Assistant United States Attorney from 1997 to 2007, David Chermol personally litigated or developed litigation strategy for most of the major Social Security disability cases in this region, including many of the major decisions handed down by the Third and Fourth Circuits during that time span.

In addition to those duties, Mr. Chermol provided both national and regional training to the administrative law judges who actually decide these cases. He was also SSA’s lead author and presenter in 2006 and 2007 for the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Courses on Appeals in the Federal Courts, and a lead presenter for national training of SSA attorneys on effective oral advocacy.

For more information please see read Appeals to Federal Court: Why You Need to Be Doing it »

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