Alexander Palamara (email@example.com) is a Partner in the Disability Income Division of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, Chartered. Alex concentrates his legal practice in representing claimants at all stages of a claim for individual or group (ERISA) long-term disability benefits including applications, ERISA appeals, ERISA litigation, and lump-sum policy buyouts.
We are not your typical law firm. We are always thinking outside of the box so that we can keep our clients a step ahead of the insurance companies. Customer service with our clients is an essential element as we want every case handled as if it was our own. Since the lawyer that you work with at our firm will need to know a lot about your life, we think it is important that you have the opportunity to learn more about the lawyer(s) working on your case. Here are some interesting and fun facts about Alex Palamara:
Alex has been recognized as an Up and Coming Star in the field of ERISA / Employee Benefits by one of the nation's leading lawyer rating services. Alex has not only consulted with thousands of disability insurance claimants, but he has litigated and handled short and long term disability claims against every major disability insurance company in the country. As the son of a physician, Alex has always been interested in helping people with disabling medical conditions.
Alex received his Bachelor of Science cum laude in Psychology from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in New York. While in law school, he received an Annual Honors Scholarship and worked as a judicial law clerk for then Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court R. Fred Lewis. Prior to joining Dell & Schaefer, Alex worked for approximately four years as an Assistant State Attorney in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Florida. During his period of time as a prosecutor he participated in over 120 trials and learned the in and outs of what it takes to be a cut throat litigator and trial attorney. It is rare to find to a lawyer that has spent as much time in the court room as Alex has.
Alex is admitted in the State Bars of Florida and New York as well as multiple federal district courts throughout the nation. Alex represents claimants throughout the nation and has established an outstanding reputation for always being available for his clients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My disability claim had reached the 10 year “any occupation” point. The appointed insurance claims representation began calling and asking several questions and requiring that I answer, while indirectly threatening that my claim would be canceled if I did not answer immediately. It was very unkind and stressful to be threatened in this manner.
My claim was then set for cancellation after my medical records identified a temporary period of remission. They used one sentence of ten years of records that was based upon how I felt that day during that appointment. I contacted Dell & Schaefer and Attorney Gregory Dell responded to my e-mail within hours and on a Sunday. I was assigned to Rachel Alters. The insurance company asked me to do some pretty unsettling things, a physical capacity test that was being requested by LTD carrier to confirm their cancellation. Rachel was honest, direct and comprehensive while being timely and efficient. That is a hard find in any business to client relationship.
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