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  • Description

    As with much of government protocol, submitting a federal social security disability claim is amazingly complex and it’s critical to understand the rules before trying to prove such a claim.

    This CLE course will review the entire process from beginning to end and explain how to evaluate the validity of a federal social security disability claim, burden of proof, the various types of acceptable evidence, and the importance of work history. The course will also review strategies for successfully submitting a claim and review relevant case histories.

  • Instructor Bio

    Scott Daniels

    Mr. Daniels is originally from the Philadelphia area and graduated from Touro Law Center in 2006. He has a broad range of expertise in the area of Federal Social Security Disability and has conducted hundreds of disability hearings across the country. Prior to graduation, Mr. Daniels was a Summer Law Intern for the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa, United States Magistrate Judge in Philadelphia, PA. Before joining Markhoff & Mittman, Mr. Daniels practiced extensively in the area of plaintiff's civil litigation. Mr. Daniels currently manages the Social Security Disability department at Markhoff & Mittman. In addition to practicing, Mr. Daniels has conducted several several educational lectures for attorneys across the country on the topic of disability benefits.

    Brian Mittman

    • Workers' Compensation Law (State, Federal, Longshore)
    • Social Secuirty Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Personal Injury and Accidents
    • General Litigation


    • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1994 J.D - Cum Laude, Richardson Merit Scholar
    • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1991 B.A. Political Science - Cum Laude
    • Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA, 1987 - National Merit Honor Society

    Professional Honors & Activities:

    • Board of Directors - Society of New York Workers' Compensation Bar Association, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (Westchester County:Peekskill Regional Director)- Injured Workers' Bar Association, see website
    • Board of Directors - New York Workers Compensation Alliance, see website
    • Board of Directors - White Plains Bar Association see website
    • Member - CCLP - The Coalition for Concerned Legal Professionals
    • Member - New York State Bar Association
    • Member - White Plains Bar Association
    • Member - Westchester County Bar Association
    • Member - Westchester Womens Bar Association
    • Member - Justice Louis Brandis Legal Foundation
    • Member - Jewish Lawyers Guild
    • Member - New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
    • Member - New York County Lawyers Association
    • Member - Mt. Vernon Bar Association

    Institute for Jewish Humanities - Attorney of the Year 2006