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Jason A. Newfield has spent many years aggressively representing claimants in long term disability insurance and other insurance claims and litigation. He has extensive experience in both Federal and State courts. For the majority of his legal career, Mr. Newfield has represented doctors, dentists, accountants, lawyers and other professionals in various capacities and for the past 15 years, has represented them and other policyholders on disability insurance matters. Mr. Newfield litigates cases throughout the country on behalf of aggrieved claimants and policyholders.
Martindale-Hubbell® has rated Mr. Newfield an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, the highest possible designation from Martindale-Hubbell. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Newfield to its select list of attorneys for the 2013 - 2016 New York Metro listings. Only five percent of the lawyers in the New York Metro area are named by Super Lawyers to this prestigious group.
Mr. Newfield recently completed a four year term on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, a federal committee that advises the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a medical condition of particular concern to him.
He is also a frequent lecturer to medical organizations about the disability process and is a Physician Educator concerning the documentation of support for claimants with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Mr. Newfield is frequently invited to speak before bar associations, medical organizations and other trade organizations regarding disability claims, and has published numerous articles on Disability Insurance. He is a member of the American Conference Institute, lecturing to attorneys and claims personnel at conferences throughout the country.
He is a founding member of the American Alliance of Disability Attorneys, an invitation–only national organization of highly experienced attorneys whose practice focuses on disability claims and litigation.
Mr. Newfield received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a member and Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review, an editor of the student newspaper and a volunteer advocate for employee benefits.
Admitted to Practice:
New York State
U.S. District Court for The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for The District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for The Southern District Of New York
United States Courts of Appeals Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Barber v. Sun Life & Health Ins. Co., 894 f.Supp.2d 174 (D. Conn., 2012)
Cacoperdo v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 2011 US Dist LEXIS 115003 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
Garban v. Cigna Life Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89323 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
Burgio v. Prudential Life Ins. Co. Of Am., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90115 (E.D.N.Y. 2009) and 253 F.R.D. 219 (E.D.N.Y. 2008)
Testa v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20741 (E.D.N.Y. 2011) and 485 Fed. Appx. 595 (2d Cir. 2012)
Magee v. Met Life Ins. Co., 632 F.Supp.2d 308 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) and 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101944 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)
Martucci v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 863 F.Supp.2d 269 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
Mergel v. Prudential Life Ins. Co. of Am., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85594 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)
Hogan-Cross v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 568 F.Supp.2d 410 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
Trussel v. Cigna Life Ins. Co., 552 F. Supp. 2d 387 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
Dream Spa, Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8933 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
Asuncion v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 493 F. Supp. 2d 716 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
Lee v. Aetna Life & Cas. Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38205 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) and 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5809 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)
Samedy v. First Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13375 (E.D.N.Y. 2006)
Hobson v. Met Life Ins. Co., 574 F.3d 75 (2d Cir. 2009)
Universal Acupuncture Pain Servcs. , P.C., V. Q&S, 370 F.3d 259 (2d Cir. 2004)
Morgenthaler v. First UNUM Life Ins. Co., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62688 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)
Suren v. Met Life Ins. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99442 (E.D.N.Y. 2008)
Lijoi v. Cont’l Cas. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101361 (E.D.N.Y. 2007)