Steve Herman began his legal career in 1976 when he started working for a government funded agency in Long Island, NY that provided free legal services to poor persons in civil matters. Among the services provided was the representation of persons appealing the denial of disability benefits.
These applicants had to establish that due to a physical or mental impairment, they were unable to perform “substantial gainful activity” (e.g. full time work). With excellent training and supervision, Steve learned to effectively navigate the administrative appeal process and represent applicants at hearings before administrative law judges.
When Steve went into private practice in 1980, he continued to concentrate in Social Security cases. He boasts a very high success rate on the cases taken to a hearing which he attributes to good preparation.
“To be successful there must be medical evidence preferably from treating medical sources that establish an impairment severe enough to prevent the applicant from working. I focus on getting all objective evidence (test results, lab reports, x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, etc…), hospital reports and doctor’s examination notes. I also seek opinion evidence from doctors regarding their patient’s ability to do work related activities (sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, etc…). I thoroughly prepare clients as to what to expect at their hearing.”
Let Steve’s 35+ years of experience in Social Security Disability law work for you. There is absolutely no risk. We only get paid when you get paid, and there is no charge for a case assessment.