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Experienced Representation And A Compassionate Approach

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 insurance policies or the claim process for filing a disability insurance claim.

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. For more information about our experience, click on the attorney links below:

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Christina, Kathleen and Jenna work 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

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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.

KATHLEEN LEWIS

Kathleen works closely with Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield on all client matters. For more than six years, Kathleen served as a paralegal and a court reporter in the US Army, where she was a member of the 18th Airborne Corps. Her research and writing skills are an important contribution to the Frankel & Newfield team. Kathleen has a Bachelor's Degree in communications.

JENNA RUSSO

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Jenna Russo is an experienced paralegal who assists both partners in assisting clients with their disability claims matters. Her background includes working at a county prosecutor's office in criminal law matters, so she is used to tight deadlines and cases where her skills and abilities have a direct impact on people's lives. Jenna is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S., 2016) and received a paralegal certificate from Boston University. Jenna is a dedicated professional and a welcome addition to the Frankel & Newfield team.

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.

ERISA Law Firm | We Represent Clients Nationwide

From our office in New York, we represent clients throughout the country. For more information about our services, call 866-504-8773 or send us an email.