Awards & Recognition

Nationwide Disability Insurance Attorneys Gregory M. Dell & Rachel F. Alters Selected for 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Nationwide Disability Insurance Attorneys Gregory M. Dell & Rachel F. Alters Selected for 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is proud to announce that once again Managing Partner Gregory M. Dell and Rachel F. Alters attorneys from the Firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice. Having been named to Best Lawyers every year since 2013, Mr. Dell’s latest selection marks 8 consecutive years of recognition from one of the world’s leading legal publishers. Both Mr. Dell & Mrs. Alters will be highlighted for their work in Insurance Law.

Founded in 1983, Best Lawyers® is a highly-respected guide for the legal industry and published in almost 70 countries. Attorneys are selected through peer-review surveys that have been completed by thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their peers.

Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is a nationwide law firm that represents disability insurance claimants throughout all stages of a claim for individual or group (ERISA) long-term disability benefits: applications, denials, appeals, litigation & lump-sum policy buyouts.

Gregory Dell has Earned AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™

Gregory Dell has Earned AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™

Managing Partner Gregory M. Dell has Earned AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Gregory M. Dell has the distinction of the AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating™ – the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of Mr. Dell’s peer’s rank Mr. Dell at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards in the Practice Areas of:

·        ERISA

·        Disability Insurance

·        Employee Benefits

·        Litigation

·        Disability Benefits

·        ERISA Litigation.

Gregory M. Dell  commented on the recognition, “This recognition mean a lot to me as it comes from the opinions of lawyers that I have worked with over the past 20 years.”

About Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

The AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating™ is an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary and is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help individuals and other entities needing legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific legal matter. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to weigh their hiring decisions.

Attorney Gregory Dell Will Be A Guest Speaker at the American Bar Association Insurance Conference

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered is proud to announce that Managing Attorney Gregory M. Dell will be speaking at the 42nd Annual American Bar Association TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits held on Friday, January 15th, 2016. The annual conference is designed to be a network for new ideas, where committed professionals will reach a new level of insight.

Mr. Dell will co-present a panel called “Individual Disability Insurance: Inside, Outside, Upside Down” with in-house insurance counsel and outside counsel perspective. Together, they will offer their viewpoint on the issues and strategies employed in prosecuting and defending individual disability insurance litigation matters such as: total vs. residual disability, concurrent causation issues and handling claims during litigation.

Mr. Dell is a co-chair on the American Bar Association Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee. The 2016 Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits will be the latest speaking engagement for Attorney Dell, who has shared his insurance law knowledge and experience with numerous audiences, including other law and insurance firms.

The conference will be held January 14 through January 16 at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater, Florida. Sponsored by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, the three day event will feature more than 10 different presentations and workshops conducted by some of the insurance community’s most distinguished and engaged professionals. Mr. Dell’s session will be held on Friday, January 15th, 2016 from 1:00pm- 2:00pm.

Visit the conference website for more information on the conference schedule, special guests, and other details.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer represent short and long term disability insurance clients nationwide.

2016 marks Gregory Dells fourth consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America©

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is proud to announce that managing partner Gregory M. Dell has been recognized as a Best Lawyers in America®, in the category of Insurance Law. Mr. Dell is among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal industry. The Best Lawyers in America selection process is thorough and comprehensive, involving detailed evaluations of attorneys by their peers. For the 2016 edition, top lawyers cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of peer attorneys in the same and related specialties.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered an honor due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and more than 6.2 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

2016 marks Mr. Dells fourth consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Since 1979, the Disability Insurance Division of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm helps claimants at all stages of a claim for disability benefits and they always offer a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 FREE or visiting www.diAttorney.com.

Managing Partner Gregory M. Dell Selected as a Best Lawyers in America© 2015

Dell & Schaefer Chartered is proud to announce that Managing Partner Gregory Michael Dell was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of Insurance Law – ERISA, Long-Term Disability. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. This is a significant honor that is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals. This is Mr. Dells 3rd year as a Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Dell will be featured in the 21st edition of Best Lawyers for his achievements.

The Best Lawyers rankings list is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey of tens of thousands of leading attorneys across the country and is regarded by The American Lawyer as, “The most respected list of attorneys in practice.” Before inclusion is announced, Best Lawyers also confirms that selected lawyers are in good standing with their state bar association. In the end, only the attorneys who have displayed highest professionalism, expertise, and ethics are included.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

About Attorneys Dell & Schaefer

Since 1979, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of disabled and injured people nationwide to obtain disability insurance benefits and financial compensation for their pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Dell & Schaefer’s lawyers have recovered settlement and verdicts in excess of $400 million. The Disability Insurance Division of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 or visiting www.diAttorney.com.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Announces Dell & Schaefer on 2014 “Best Law Firms” List

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Announces Dell & Schaefer on 2014 “Best Law Firms” List

November 6, 2013 – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® Announce Dell & Schaefer, a leading national law firm, has been ranked as a Tier 2 in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for its lawyers’ work in the following practice areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

logobl2014The 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

“It is an honor to for our law firm to be recognized by our peers and clients for our professionalism and dedication as a legal advocate for our clients and community,” said Managing Partner Gregory Michael Dell, who has been continuously recognized in the “Best Lawyer” category for insurance law.

The mission of Best Law Firms has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice or individuals needing legal help, to firms that can provide a high level of legal work on particularly difficult legal issues. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and range of expertise.

About Attorneys Dell & Schaefer

Since 1979, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of disabled and injured people nationwide to obtain disability insurance benefits and financial compensation for their pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Dell & Schaefer’s lawyers have recovered settlement and verdicts in excess of $400 million. The Disability Insurance Division of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 or visiting www.diAttorney.com.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most-respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell Named to 2014 Best Lawyers® in America List

Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell Named to 2014 Best Lawyers® in America List

gregory-dell-best-lawyersAugust 15, 2013 — Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2014. Dell was named in the insurance law category and is being honored by the publication as a Best Lawyer for the second consecutive year.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades and is one of the leading sources of objective legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Dell is managing partner in the Disability Income Division of Dell & Schaefer and has successfully represented hundreds of disability insurance claimants around the country who have been denied their disability benefits by major insurance companies.

About Attorneys Dell & Schaefer

Since 1979, the Disability Insurance Division of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm helps claimants at all stages of a claim for disability benefits and they always offer a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 or visiting www.diAttorney.com.

Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell Named to American Bar Association Plaintiffs’ Task Force

Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell Named to American Bar Association Plaintiffs’ Task Force

aba-logo2Dell & Schaefer Managing Partner Gregory Dell has been appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Plaintiffs Policy Task Force for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

In a statement, the ABA said, “This appointment is recognition of your commitment to TIPS and your reputation among our 25,000 TIPS members.”

The goal of the Plaintiffs Involvement Task Force is to encourage the participation of plaintiff practitioners to assist the General Committees in recruiting plaintiff lawyers to serve and participate in Section CLE programs. This task force allows plaintiff’s lawyers to network and exchange information concerning the plaintiff’s practice. The task force engages in research and keeps up with changes in emerging issues, considers and debates national policy issues in order to influence ABA policy.

Dell is managing partner in the Disability Income Division of Dell & Schaefer and has successfully represented hundreds of disability insurance claimants around the country who have been denied their disability benefits by major insurance companies.

For more information about the American Bar Association please visit www.americanbar.org.

About Attorneys Dell & Schaefer
Since 1979, The Disability Insurance Divisions of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm helps claimants at all stages of a claim for disability benefits and they always offer a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 or visiting www.diAttorney.com.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer and Gregory Dell Win Top Workplaces Award from Sun Sentinel

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer and Gregory Dell Win Top Workplaces Award from Sun Sentinel

The Sun Sentinel Top Workplaces award recognizes outstanding individuals who work hard to contribute to their company’s growth and improve our community.

The Sun Sentinel invited six community leaders from the private and non-profit sector to evaluate more than 150 nominees. Eleven winners were selected and Gregory Dell was one of them.

Gregory Dell stated:

I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with an amazing team of lawyers and staff that are dedicated to both our law firm and our clients. Our great work environment and high employee satisfaction contributes to the outstanding service we provide to our clients.

Click here to read Gregory Dell’s profile which was printed in the Sun Sentinel on November 16, 2012.

Gregory Dell Receives Client Distinction Award from Martindale

Gregory Dell Receives Client Distinction Award from Martindale

Congratulations to Attorney Gregory Dell for being selected to receive the Client Distinction Award from Martindale (a Lexis-Nexis service) in 2012. The award criteria was based up the following factors: Communications Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money.

This award means a lot to me as it is based upon feedback from my past and existing clients. We offer a personal service to our clients and a high level of client satisfaction is a key component of what we do every day. said Gregory Dell.

Gregory Dell Invited To Lecture at National Disability Insurance Claim Conference

Gregory Dell Invited To Lecture at National Disability Insurance Claim Conference

Attorney Gregory Dell has been invited by the American Conference Institute to lecture at the 15th Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Mr. Dell will be discussing the issues surrounding video surveillance of disability claimants from a Plaintiff’s perspective.

This conference is attended by Judges, the largest insurance companies, insurance company employees, plaintiff attorneys and defense attorneys.

This conference is advertised as the preeminent disability insurance event where plaintiff & defense lawyers and in-house counsel & claims professionals meet to devise practical solutions for today’s most critical issues.

To learn more about the conference, please click the image below to download a brochure:

Congratulation to Dell & Schaefer Attorney for his Super Lawyers Selection

Congratulation to Dell & Schaefer Attorney for his Super Lawyers Selection

Congratulations to Attorney Gregory Dell for his 2012 recognition and selection by Super Lawyers in the field of Employee Benefits. Super Lawyers (a Thomson-Reuter Service) is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Best Lawyers in America Selects Gregory Dell in the Field of Insurance Law

Best Lawyers in America Selects Gregory Dell in the Field of Insurance Law

Gregory Dell was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Insurance Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The American Bar Association Selects Gregory Dell to Be a Vice Chairperson

The American Bar Association Selects Gregory Dell to Be a Vice Chairperson

The Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee of the American Bar Association has once again appointed Attorney Gregory Dell to be a Vice Chairperson.

The committee concentrates on matters relating to health, disability, long-term care, accident, medical and hospital expense insurance contracts. Examines the laws and the regulation of laws governing the health and disability areas, including state insurance laws; ERISA; ADA and COBRA; and the interplay between state and federal law.

Gregory Dell Presents a 2 Hour Disability Lecture on Private Disability Insurance Claims

Gregory Dell Presents a 2 Hour Disability Lecture on Private Disability Insurance Claims

Attorney Gregory Dell was recently invited by the National Business Institute (“NBI”) to present a nationwide two hour live video cast seminar on the topic of private individual disability insurance claims. The seminar was titled “Disability Law From Start To Finish“. Since 1983 National Business Institute has been one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in the nation, serving over two million professionals.

FAQ

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

Dell & Schaefer Client Reviews   *****

Michael (Maryland)

I am glad that I found your law firm on the web via Youtube.com. I want to thank you for all your help in obtaining my disability claim and waiver of premium. It feels like it was the right choice for me to accept their buyout so I don’t have to worry about being denied my claim in the future.

Even more important it feels great to have beaten the evil empire of Cigna.

I wish all your clients success in fighting these people. It’s worth the effort no matter how sick you feel.

Thanks again for all the hard work and good luck in your future.

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