Long Island Social Security Disability Lawyer | About Our Law Firm
Troy G. Rosasco
Troy G. Rosasco is the Senior Partner in charge of the Social Security Disability Department at Turley, Redmond, and Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP. He has won over 8000 claims for disabled claimants before the Social Security Administration since 1990. He supervises three other full time Social Security attorneys and five dedicated Social security paralegals.
Troy is considered by many other attorneys to be one of the top Social Security Disability Attorneys in the New York metropolitan area. In 1999, Troy successfully argued the leading seizure disorder case of Brown vs. Commissioner of Social Security before the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals (one step below the United States Supreme Court).
Because Troy is prepared to go all the way on deserving Social Security Disability claims, you can be sure that the Social Security Administration will take his clients seriously when he or a member of his firm walks into court with you.
Troy continues to take and win some of the most difficult and challenging medical and legal Social Security disability claims, while at the same time never under-estimating more common claims.
There are several reasons Troy wins over 90% of his Social Security disability claims:
- First, and most importantly, Troy and his staff of attorneys try to interview all potential clients rather than delegate this key step to under-trained “Claim Assistants” or “Disability Advocates.” During the initial interview and fact gathering process, Troy is already developing his legal theory to have your case meet the definition of “disability” under Social Security Administration standards. The best lawyers will tell you that most cases are won by thorough preparation by the attorney. In this area, Troy and his staff are relentless.
- Second, Troy has developed a deep understanding of medicine, the functional restrictions caused by various disabilities and Social Security Law. When Troy walks into a hearing before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, it is his goal to know more about the actual medicine behind the claimant’s functional restrictions than the Judge, and to educate the Judge if necessary. Because some clients research their own disabilities through the Internet, Troy will often work with them cooperatively to prepare the medical aspects of the case while explaining how the “law of disability” applies to their condition.
- Third, having been a New York Social Security Disability lawyer for almost 20 years in the challenging metropolitan area, Troy has experience appearing before most of the judges who will decide your case. Every judge handles particular disability claims a little differently. For instance, some are sympathetic towards mental disabilities, while others are less so. For this reason, Troy tailors his legal briefs and court presentations to the individual judge deciding the claim. A combination of knowing the law, the medicine and the judge are the key ingredients to winning your disability claim.
Troy is the Publisher of the widely followed New York Disability Law Blog. He has authored over 25 articles on disability law for various legal periodicals, including the American Bar Association General Practice Section Newsletter, the Queens Lawyer, the Nassau Lawyer and the Suffolk Lawyer. He has guest lectured at both Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s Law School on disability law. He has been a guest on the television program The Common Law and the radio programs Your Legal Rights and Learning About the Law. He has been quoted on disability issues in the New York Times, New York Law Journal, Newsday, and the New York Daily News and various on-line periodicals.
A US Air Force veteran, Troy graduated from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and received his law degree at St. John’s University School of Law where he sits on the Board of Advisors to the Labor & Employment Law Center.
He is currently the Second Circuit Representative and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) where he is a frequent lecturer to other Social Security Disability claim lawyers. He is the recipient of the Clara Lemlich Public Service Award from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Foundation which awards college scholarships to the children of injured workers. He is a member of the New York Social Security Bar Association where he has presented the prestigious Hon. Lester Rosen Award to a much admired New York Social Security Administrative Law Judge.
He is a member in good standing of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, and is also admitted to practice before the federal courts of the Eastern District of NY and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children. He is active in his church and the Boy Scouts of America.
David E. Tobias
Partner David Tobias has been with Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP for over 12 years and is the Supervisor of our Social Security Disability department. Prior to joining the firm, he spent over 10 years litigating Social Security Disability claims with a well known national law firm. Over these 22 years he has appeared at over 2000 Social Security Disability hearings in New York State. Dave Knows Disability!
Dave graduated from the State University of New York – Cortland with a degree in Health Sciences – which has been enormously helpful to his thorough understanding of his client’s medical conditions. He then received his law degree from Hofstra University. He is a longtime member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) and the New York Social Security Bar Association. He is married and is an avid traveler and Long Island boater.
Janet is a United States Marine Corps veteran and fights for her clients the way any Marine would! Since joining Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, she has won hundreds of Social Security disability claims. Despite her steel-eyed focused pursuit to win her clients’ Social Security disability claims, Janet regularly receives the most “thank you notes” in our office for her compassion and thoughtfulness towards clients. This is a rare combination!
Janet is an Honors graduate from St. Joseph’s College and received her law degree from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. She is member of both NOSSCR and the New York Social Security Bar Association. She is married with one child and loves attending live concerts in her spare time.
Crysti D. Farra
Crysti has a way of charming all who fall under the spell of her native Texas drawl. However, such charm does not diminish the sharp legal skills she uses everyday to win claims for our Social Security disability clients. She simply does it nicer!
Crysti graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington and received her law degree from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. She has won Social Security claims throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. She is a member of both NOSSCR and the New York Social Security Bar Association.
Henry began his career with Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP following his graduation from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2012. He immediately began zealously representing claimants in Social Security Disability hearings. As a young attorney, Henry possesses a relentless work ethic and unwavering determination when it comes to accomplishing anything for a client. Henry’s abilities as a newly admitted attorney have resulted in numerous compliments from clients and left them grateful for his representation.
Henry graduated cum laude with Honors and Distinction from the Honors College at Hofstra University. He completed his undergraduate education authoring a Thesis entitled The Abortion Issue and its Effect on Presidential Elections. He received his law degree from Hofstra University as well, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of Volume 40 of the Hofstra Law Review and became a certified New York State mediator as a member of the Mediation Clinic. Additionally, he completed a concentration in Labor and Employment Law. He is a member of NOSSCR. He is a passionate fan of the NY Yankees, NY Knicks and NY Jets.
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