Partners Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel work one-on-one with our clients, supported by three experienced paralegals who were hired and trained for their superior legal skills, dedication to clients, and compassion for people just like you. The team’s collective experiences on behalf of claimants will provide clients comfort that we have seen their situation before and will have strategies to succeed.
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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. His clients praise him for understanding just how important their disability claims are for them and their families, and how his experience and knowledge allows them to put their lives back together. Mr. Frankel represents clients in ERISA appeals and administrative proceedings and in court at all levels of litigation: county, state and federal. He also represents owners of privately owned or individual long term disability insurance policy owners whose benefits have been terminated, delayed, denied, or who are being investigated by the insurance companies.
Jason A. Newfield devotes his entire practice to aggressively representing claimants in disability insurance claims and litigation, including ERISA and private policies of short and long term disability, life and health plans. He litigates cases throughout the country on behalf of aggrieved claimants. Mr. Newfield’s clients appreciate how he aggressively represents them, and that his sole focus is to get their benefits. He is frequently invited to speak before legal and medical groups on the disability claims process and served as a member of the federal government’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. He most recently lectured for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, providing other lawyers with a strong background in the world of disability insurance and ERISA claims, appeals and litigation.
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 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 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.
Justin Frankel is a founding partner of the disability insurance law firm Frankel & Newfield and is a highly skilled litigator and advocate. He has published numerous articles on the challenges facing clients with private or individual disability insurance policies and those who own group or ERISA disability insurance policies.
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