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Disability Insurance Attorney Jay Symonds

Jay P. Symonds (jay@diattorney.com) is a partner in the Disability Income Division of Dell & Schaefer, Chartered. Jay focuses his legal practice in representing claimants at all stages of a disability insurance claim with a large percentage of his work dedicated to ERISA based administrative appeals and litigation.

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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 Jay Symonds:

  • Describe yourself in three words: Family, Loyal, Hardworking
  • Best thing to do in your free time: Spend time with family and friends.
  • Favorite place to travel: Aruba, New Hampshire
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Favorite TV Show: College Football
  • Favorite Book: The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  • Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
  • Favorite quote: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What do you like about your job: Helping those who have nowhere else to turn.

Jay is a 1997 cum laude graduate from New England Law and received his undergraduate degree in 1991 from Bentley University, where he received a B.S. in Finance. Jay spent the first part of his career gaining invaluable experience serving as in-house and outside counsel for several prominent U.S. Disability Insurance carriers. As legal counsel for insurance carriers he managed lawsuits nationwide involving insured and reinsured group life and disability plans under ERISA. Jay’s expertise with disability insurance matters was used to provide training and risk assessment to disability claims and appeals units regarding administrative services and proper claims practices, procedures and investigations. Today, Jay uses his experience to help claimants who are unfairly denied employee benefits from insurance carriers including disability and life insurance benefits under the federal ERISA statute.

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.

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Robert A., DDS

I am a long time private practicing dentist that was stricken by a sudden and severe neurological condition, which presented with very subjective symptoms. For 6 months I resisted filing a claim due to the difficulty in verifying the presence of the illness let alone its severity. However after being recommended to Dell & Schaefer by a colleague, and consultation with Steven, I went ahead, be it with a guarded optimism.

Mr. Dell’s advice and guidance was critical in achieving the successful outcome that we did. I originally thought to “go it alone”, but in hind sight there were multiple considerations that I would have certainly missed had it not been for Steven’s acumen and experience.

Mr. Dell and his team far exceeded my expectations in every capacity. He was focused, clear, responsive, efficient and above all exceedingly knowledgeable.

I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking similar counsel. I truly feel that I could not have been better represented.

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