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Our Staff
Meet Our Team
We Are a Nationwide Leader in Disability Insurance Law
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Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Our Disability Lawyers

Our partners, Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel, work one-on-one with our clients, supported by three skilled, compassionate, and dedicated paralegals. Our team’s collective experiences on behalf of claimants should reassure clients that we have seen their situation before and will provide strategies that can succeed.

Justin Frankel


Justin C. Frankel is committed to fighting for the rights of clients when their long term disability insurance claims have been denied, delayed, or terminated. Read Full Bio ->

Jason Newfield


Jason A. Newfield is a founding partner of Frankel and Newfield, P.C., in Garden City, New York, where he devotes his entire practice to aggressively representing… Read Full Bio ->

Our Staff

Our team is the backbone of our success.
Our team of experienced, caring paralegals understand the situations 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
Senior Paralegal

Christina Murray is the Senior Paralegal at Frankel & Newfield, PC and has been an important member of the team since 2012. She has extensive experience in many different levels of the court system. Christina’s career is focused on helping the disabled by protecting them from the unethical tactics used by insurance companies. The firm’s values and mission to do meaningful work aligns with Christina’s own priorities.

Before joining Frankel & Newfield, Christina worked in a criminal defense law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii with a focus on criminal law and military law (courts-martial and UCMJ violations).

Christina received a BA in Fine Arts from Adelphi University and completed the Paralegal Studies Program at Boston University, where she received her Paralegal Certification with Honors.

At a very young age, Christina began a professional acting and modeling career and has appeared in feature films, television shows and magazines. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading crime fiction, attending church, spending time with her family, and traveling with her husband. She is a skilled piano player and enjoys painting.

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.

Client Testimonials

5.0 Average on Martindale & AVVO
  • We know how important our work is to the people we represent, and we’re pleased to share this recent note from a client. Dear Justin and Christina, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere g…
  • Our 60-year-old client worked for the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company as a Senior Buyer and outdoor furniture supplier, doing everything necessary to manage a contract for twenty ye…
  • Successful ERISA Appeal of Cigna Denial for High-Ranking Aviation Executive from Florida A 61-year old woman with a prestigious role at a leading aviation company never imagined she would stop work…
  • ERISA Case Headed to Trial in Federal Court – Barber v. Sun Life & Health A Federal Judge in Connecticut has scheduled a trial with live witnesses in an ERISA case, to be decided under the arbi…
  • F&N Resolves a Four Year Delay in UNUM Lump Sum Settlement Matter We were contacted by a 56 year-old man from Maryland who had been trying to negotiate a lump sum settlement of his private disa…
  • Our client, a successful New York dentist, was on claim for a number of years with Trustmark Insurance, due to severe orthopedic issues, which did not permit him to safely and effectively practice …
  • “OK, now that I have had a chance to calmly review the documents, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. I am certain that if I would have tried to do this myself, I would not have had th…
  • Frankel & Newfield Navigates Complex Issues, From Claim Preparation to Lifetime Management, for Chiropractor A New York chiropractor in his mid-50s was concerned about complex issues associated…

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