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Experienced Long Term Disability Lawyers

Experienced Representation And A Compassionate Approach

Seasoned long term disability lawyers Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel founded the law firm of Frankel & Newfield, P.C. in 2004. The two shared a vision of a law practice that provided superior representation, combined with a compassionate approach to men and women who are having difficulties or concerns with their long term disability policies or the claim process for filing a disability insurance claim.

The years developing strategies to combat the evolving nature of this practice area have provided Frankel & Newfield’s clients with an edge in pursuing these claims for benefits. The focus on aggressive representation that identifies key issues at the inception has lead clients to more often have smooth claim histories rather than suffering denials or terminations of claims.

Those employing the firm at later stages receive the benefits of years of analyzing judicial decisions to best guide each case toward success. When we say “it’s not our first rodeo”, you should take comfort in knowing that we have seen your situation before.

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Each Client Works Directly With A Partner

Both partners believe that individuals and families who are struggling with the physical, emotional and financial strains of a disability deserve to be represented with dignity, kindness and compassion. Our clients work with partners, as described here in a recent testimonial:

"I found Jason Newfield through an internet search for disability lawyers after my initial claim was denied. I spoke to a few disability attorney's but he seemed the most knowledgeable and hands-on (working the case directly versus passing on to junior counsel). He was very thoughtful and professional and most importantly, was able to successfully resolve the claim. I would highly recommend him for disability issues if you have a similar need." Anonymous

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Our team works closely with our attorneys and are the backbone of our success. If you've called the office, you know that they are caring professionals who understand the special situation that our clients face. Their contributions are important to our ability to deliver top notch results to our clients, and they are vital members of our team-based approach to client service.


Christina Murray

Christina Murray has extensive experience in many different levels of the court system. Before joining Frankel & Newfield, she worked in a criminal defense law firm in Honolulu with a focus on criminal law, military law (courts-martial and UCMJ violations) and Second Amendment civil rights. Christina received a BA in Fine Arts from Adelphi University and completed the paralegal program at Boston University, where she received her Paralegal Certification. At a very young age, Christina began a professional acting and modeling career and has appeared in many feature films and television shows.


Kristin Behr

Kristin Behr is a graduate of the Paralegal studies certificate program at Hofstra University and has a B.A. in Journalism from Stony Brook University. Her paralegal experience includes work at a defense litigation firm and a real estate firm. She has been a journalist/production assistant for national and international nightly television news broadcasts at an international news network. Kristin competed in high school and college equestrian teams, was an IHSA Long Island Regional Champion in 2012 and volunteered with Horseability at SUNY Old Westbury.


Lindsay Osso

Lindsay Osso joined the firm in the spring and has already become a valuable member of the team. She graduated from Fordham University summa cum laude with a focus on law. She worked throughout college at Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch and at recruiting agencies and marketing firms. Having studied and played piano for more than a decade, her musical experience includes a live performance at an expo presented by Steinway & Sons, maker of the world’s finest pianos.


We Fight Against Unfair Practices

The unfair practices employed by many disability insurance companies often cause claimants tremendous emotional and financial hardship at a time they can least afford to face such challenges. Our lawyers fight aggressively to protect your rights, preserve your benefits, and prosecute bad faith denials and terminations of disability claims.

We represent individuals at all stages of the process:

  • People who are preparing to file a disability claim
  • Individuals whose disability claims are being processed and need guidance
  • Those whose disability claims have been wrongly denied or terminated
  • Litigation of improper disability claim denials or terminations
  • Settlements

For additional information about who we represent, the conditions we have represented and about long-term disability insurance companies and other helpful tools, see our resources section.

Our experience in recognizing issues before they become problems has helped prevent many clients from getting tangled in lengthy and complex disputes with disability insurance companies. Our firm's knowledge of rapidly changing laws in the field of disability insurance, and our efficient and cost-effective approach to resolving matters at any stage, is of great value to our clients.

Personal Service | Work Directly With A Partner

At Frankel & Newfield, P.C., you work directly with an experienced partner who will guide you through the claims process and, if necessary, through litigation. The firm has flourished because clients and their families appreciate our knowledgeable and aggressive approach to the practice of law as much as they do the level of service that Jason and Justin provide.

As a boutique firm, we provide a select number of clients with highly personalized representation. We know our clients as individuals facing challenges, not as case numbers and fact patterns. Our clients appreciate the personal nature of our practice, and we believe that it makes us more effective advocates for their disability claims.

Our clients appreciate our unique personal approach:
"Great lawyer, who gets results. Justin is always professional and responds immediately to any correspondence. I strongly feel that all my legal issues regarding disability insurance are in good hands with Justin's firm." DR

ERISA Law Firm | We Represent Clients Nationwide

From our disability law office in New York, we represent clients throughout the country. For more information about our services, call 877-583-2524 or send us an email.

Jason A. Newfield

Written By:

Jason A. Newfield

Disability Insurance Attorney