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We are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and treating our clients in the same manner that we would want to be treated if it was our own case. For privacy purposes the full name of each person listed below has not been disclosed.

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Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

Working with Alex and Micah is like reaching the light at the end of a dark tunnel. Their knowledge and professional job got my benefits returned to me quickly! I feel I was so blessed to have made the call!

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Please call them!!!!

Maree P., Utah

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

I was referred to your firm by my attorney that I am working with in Utah that is working my SSI case. I was impressed at the outset with my conversation with Jay. He explained the process, the potential timeframe and your firms fee. Jay explained that he used to work for the other side of the equation and that gave me greater confidence in a positive outcome. I felt there was no way I could win an appeal without help. Jay and Sonia have been patient with my questions, especially when they were repetitive. At no point in time did I think the we would not be successful. Jay and Sonia have shown the epitome of professionalism. I am grateful that I was referred to your firm!

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Absolutely, without hesitation!

Victor J., Utah

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

Mr Jessup explained and answered all questions and concerns I had. His communication and follow thru is outstanding. He has guided me through this process, and am so thankful for his leadership. I can’t leave out Ms. Sonia, which has been excellent in assisting me with all communications. Thanks again Steve, for all you’re expertise.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I would definitely recommend this firm for it’s professionalism and outstanding reputation.

What could we do to improve?
Keep doing what you do! In my opinion, Dell and Schaefer is the best.

Lenny M., Texas

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I was recommended to Dell & Schaefer via another attorney. I was not sure of what the process would require of me at the time. I was hesitant to follow through because of my disruption in communicating skills and the frustration of dealing with the insurance company on my own. Ms. Alters and Sonia Nogueira are so very understanding and companionate though working diligently to resolve my issue. I felt as if they had my best interest at heart. I appreciated the continual communication and explaining of the process and where it could possibly go. I would highly recommend this firm, Ms. Alters and her team to anyone who feels they have done all they could do, because as I found there was a lot more that this talented firm accomplished.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I would recommend Dell & Schaefer – Ms. Alters and Sonia to anyone needed to find a resolution to their situation. I found them to be companionate and fair.

What could we do to improve?
I appreciated your process, in my situation I have and had difficulties remembering and processing information. They both were very patient and understanding. The email follow ups were greatly appreciated. I had the opportunity to really review what had been discussed.

Connie A.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

Due to my vision and health issues testimonials are not typical of me. Dell & Schaefer however did such a sensational, and professional job we felt it absolutely necessary to share the experience.

I had been thinking of pursuing a lump settlement on long term disability with the insurance company for some time. Decided on Dell & Schaefer after much research on several firms across the country.  Residing in the Midwest did cause some reservations about choosing a firm around 1500 miles away. However shortly after choosing Dell & Schaefer my concerns where quickly put to rest by how proficient the team is, and how they are always there with you. Never waited for a response and always felt like we knew exactly what was going on every step of the way.

I got the pleasure of working with Mr. Stephen Jessup Esquire, along with Sonia R. Nogueira, and team on my case. After contemplating my situation Steve was contacted to let him know it would be about three months before moving forward. I mention this because no pressure was ever felt to pursue or take a settlement and the firm awaited me to contact them again. No annoying emails, calls, letters, or any type of pressure to hire them. When questions arose the team was right there for me through the entire process and only a phone call or email away. Never had to wait for a response before or after retention. Mr. Jessup at one point during my case was out of country and still offered guidance when needed, almost immediately after emailing. Sonia also went above and beyond and took my call around six P.M. on a Friday to help me with some document questions. Simply an incredible level of service that seems rare anymore. I always felt truly comfortable!

Mr Jessup and everyone with the firm seemed to have a very good rapport with the insurance company. I mention this because within about two weeks of retention we had the first offer. Within less than four weeks we had reached a settlement agreement, and funds where in my account about two hassle free weeks later. This all transpired even with delays of the insurance rep taking vacation twice. Overall my settlement expectations where far exceeded. During the original consultation Mr. Jessup mentioned a monetary figure that was lower than the actual final settlement. There where no false promises or over inflated estimates as sometimes found elsewhere. Just an upfront honest answer of what could be to come. During the process I still received my monthly benefit and never had to deal with the insurance company directly. This in itself took so much stress out of my life. After three years I no longer had to continually jump through hoops when the insurance company requested something or worry that I might undeservedly loose benefits.

The above is just a small part of my experience on how I felt the professional and courteous team was always willing to go the extra mile. If you or someone you might be concerned about are in need of guidance my opinion is a better choice could not be made than contacting the team at Dell & Schaefer about options.

Because of the work done by those at Dell & Schaefer I now have the funds to live while attempting medical procedures that insurance will not cover. Hopefully because of this someday I can return to a career as I’m still almost twenty years from retirement age.

Thank you all at the firm again for returning some normalcy to my life and treating me like a person not a case!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Ethics! They made the entire process more pleasant and simpler than I could have ever dreamed. Dell & Schaefer helped in ways that I couldn’t have imagined, and cared about what was best for me not just the $$$. Truly a professional, educated, intelligent team of people to have on your side.

What could we do to improve?
The only thought I have would be to teach your level of service and professionalism to those outside the firm. Perhaps helping others with room for improvement in the world. However can’t think of anyway to improve such an already great team.

Jeff S., Kansas

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

It was great… initial contact upon inquiry was fast… Stephen explained everything and took the time to answer all my questions. Both Danielle and Stephen followed up promptly and we so easy to work with. Both are very personable and got results!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Great service and settled my claim quickly.

Sally B.

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

Cesar and his team were great to work with. They took the hassle out of applying for my disability claim which was awarded in full. They helped coordinate getting all the information they needed back and forth between my doctors and employer and insurance company. Always available via email or phone.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Easy to work with, reliable communication, very effective at their job.

What could we do to improve?
Nothing. Experience has been great. Whole claim took a while to get approved but that was due to insurance company delays, not from Dell and Schaefer.

Lynn W., Illinois

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

Cesar was wonderful. I was given three different attorney firms by someone (I can’t even remember the other ones) but he was the second call I made and stopped there. Both Cesar and his legal assistant were so kind and helpful. Any time he called me for information or with a status of my case he was so sensitive to my needs/issues. He was honest and up front and very fair.

Cesar fought for my settlement and ended up getting me more than I had even asked for. He is 1st class. I hope I never need his services again, but if I do I sure won’t hesitate to call him personally. He gives attorneys a good name.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
In a heartbeat.

What could we do to improve?
I can’t find a thing I would change.

Diane S., California

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

My experience has been a delight. I filled out the consultation form and was contacted immediately. Cesar and Michal were not only professional, but personable. They kept me informed throughout the process, and was available to address any questions or concerns I had. This team worked together and got my benefits re-approved in a short period of time. They have handled everything effortlessly and efficient. Might I add during the time I first started working with them a hurricane hit where their office was located. They never skipped a beat and did not push me aside. They continued to stay in contact and work my case, now that’s commitment!  Even after my benefits were re-approved, they continue to provide excellent service and are there for me whenever I need.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I recommend this firm because they truly care about their clients. They take pride in helping individuals fight these big insurance companies. The peace of mind I’ve received is priceless. I trust they are doing everything they can for my benefit. This firm not only has the skills to win your case, but also provides a high level of personal service. I’ve always felt valued as a person, and not just another case.

Basically, if you want to get benefits, keep benefits, be treated with dignity, kindness, and respect, hire this firm! I cannot thank this firm enough for making my life better.

What could we do to improve?
N/A

Megan B., Virginia

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

When the letter arrived from the insurance company that they would no longer be making payments to my disabled spouse our world came to a stop. This is a devastating moment. Rather shocking since we had complied with all the requirements. Shortly, thereafter I started researching to find the best legal firm to represent my spouse. After reading the numerous ads for legal firms I came across Dell & Schaefer. Read the material, listened to the you tube and read the booklet. The process was fast once I place the call.  

Attorney Jay Symonds returned my call. He was amazing and talked me through the process. He went through the details as to what would be needed several times. He has patience which is needed when dealing with people under stress. Mr. Symonds was open to different types of communication and at odd times of the week and day. He was understanding of my time as a full time caregiver. Through the process Mr. Symonds and his staff stayed in contact with me. End Result: My spouses insurance was reinstated. We are very grateful to Jay Symonds and his team.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Here are the reasons I would highly recommend this firm: Experience, professional, respectful, and most of all: providing a service that is exponentially needed in this current environment where insurance companies are gaining momentum. Dell & Schaefer provides balance in our society. Lastly, the staff needs to be mentioned. They are nothing short of professional consistency. (these days this is very hard to achieve)

What could we do to improve?
This may seem like sarcastic comment, but I assure you it is not. I would only recommend that a policy is passed that whenever an entity purchases an insurance policy to provide as disability income that a Dell & Schaefer packet/information be attached. Again, balance.

Marna L.

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

Dell & Schaefer did such a marvelous job in handling my Lump Sum Longterm Disability claim, that I have to take my hat off, and give them a standing ovation! Cesar and his assistant Michal were not only very professional, but they handled my case in a very expedient way. Both Cesar and Michal were prompt in returning my calls and answering my questions, which is rare for an attorney. Not only did they obtain the lump sum amount that was promised to me by the insurance company, but they increased the amount by a few thousand dollars. As a man of God, I want to thank God for using Dell & Schaefer to resolve my case, but also for the integrity in which they showed. Thanks to the entire Dell & Schaefer legal team, and may God bless you to have a long and prosperous legal business!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Because they not only work fast, but they uphold the promises they make.

What could we do to improve?
Absolutely NOTHING!

Michael W.

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

Rachel and team were professional, knowledgeable and competent in helping me with my disability insurance claim denial. I would not have been able to do this work myself successfully.  I had an illness best known as Chronic Lyme (I have more issues than that but that’s what I understood my diagnosis to be at the time of claim denial). This is a complex illness that is plagued with faulty testing, delayed diagnosis, inconsistent prognosis/ treatment outcomes, and vague (deniable) symptoms. Advances in the disease’s treatment have stalled for decades due to financial & reputational conflicts of interest that exist across the healthcare/ insurance / government industries. It is a major thing to go against, and a very complex & constantly evolving issue, and Rachel was very familiar with all the chronic Lyme ‘inside baseball.’  Not many people want to get involved with anything Chronic Lyme-related if they have a choice. Finding an attorney that has expertise in this area is a rare find, and I can attest to the fact that Rachel meets this hard-to-find criteria and delivered results well beyond what I could have achieved without her.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Yes, I would recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer (Rachel specifically, though I also communicated with Greg and others at their office and everyone was courteous, professional, and competent).  They have an effective and efficient process down pat.

Disability insurance claim denial is a very stressful thing for anyone to encounter, let alone while you are sick and scared for your future and trying to focus on getting better. Believe me, a sick individual is no match for a big insurance company that has decided to deny your claim. They are professionals in what they do. You need to hire someone who is professional at challenging them. Rachel is a pro!

What could we do to improve?
I wanted more “hand holding” in the beginning (ie more proactive communication / expectations management), and wanted to see draft of my appeal letter earlier than I did. But to be fair they were always promptly responsive and attentive and met every deadline and delivered results, and some of my worry in this area was because I was terrified and sick and stressed and this was of major importance in my life, not because the communication was inadequate. Still, this is how I imagine most clients in this situation would feel, so this is feedback worth considering.

Emily H.

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

Alex is a true hard working, smart attorney who sets realistic goals and pursues them. His perseverance is remarkable and that is what you need when working with Unum type LTD companies. They try to offer you peanuts while you are out of work for 4-5 years. I am glad that we found Alex to represent us and once again sincere thanks to Alex and his team to resolve this finally so I can move on to my next phase of my life in healing process.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Hard working and dedicated.

What could we do to improve?
Nothing I can think of.

Manimala M.

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

Wonderful in every way. Great communication with me and with the carrier. Walked me through a very difficult time in my life. Received full benefits under the disability contract thanks to Cesar and his firm.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Yes, in a heartbeat.

What could we do to improve?
Not a thing.

James C.

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

If it weren’t for Attorney Rachel Alters, I would have probably been living on the streets, living in a cardboard box, or maybe not even be here today. I was denied numerous times by my own Short Term and Long Term Insurance Company that I had paid years of premiums to. I figured that since it was my Insurance Company that I wouldn’t have any problems with submitting a claim and getting it approved. Was I wrong… Then the claims adjusters started playing head games with me each time I contact them or mailed them any additional information. Nothing seemed to matter. Eventually I would always get a rejection/denial letter in the mail. I was so irritated and frustrated as I also had to deal with my illness and go without any income for almost 2 years.

I even researched and contacted numerous local lawyers. They would either state that they wouldn’t take the case, take the case and either do nothing with the file or at a later date contact me to inform that they didn’t practice in that particular area. This included all the Attorneys and Firms that you see advertising on the television, including the Large Law Firms. Theses firms actually didn’t have the expertise nor the experience in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury, as it was a fairly new unknown area. This was prior to the publicizing of Traumatic Brain Injuries regarding NFL Football Players committing suicide (retired or ex-football players) as well as Professional Boxers. Now all of the sudden those same Attorneys and Large Law Firms are advertising for cases with Traumatic Brain Injuries and Insurance Disability Claims like they dealt with them in the past, which is definitely not the case.

I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. So I went researching on the internet and found Dell & Schaefer and watched their videos and so on. I contacted their company and was given an appointment with Attorney, Rachel Alters. She went to bat for me. Fought the Giant (Insurance Company) and won, whereas all these other Attorneys and Large Firms wouldn’t even touch my case. Attorney, Rachel Alters was even willing the take the case to court. She went to battle against a Large Insurance Company and won without going to court!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
The office staff was always professional as was Rachel. Attorney, Rachel Alters, was always accessible for any questions or concerns that I had, personable, confident, kept me updated regarding my case, and would always return telephone calls as well. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with their Short Term and/or Long Term Disability Insurance claim, as the Insurance Company is in business to reject claims and not to approve them, and unfortunately I found that out on my own.

Dennis W., Florida

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

I appreciate how they stayed on top of the situation and kept me up to date on the progress of my case. Both he and Sonia were very nice and helpful.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
They seemed to truly care and listened to all of my concerns.

What could we do to improve?
I can’t think of anything.

Paul H., Ohio

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I found that during the time my claim was being processed, my attorney (Ms. Alters) and her assistant (Ms. Arriaga) were both very professional, quick to respond, and did not seem pressed for time in a way that let me feel that I was important to them. They were both very straightforward in expressing their thoughts and suggestions as well as helping me understand anything I did not understand. They took the time necessary to explain anything that was confusing to me. I felt as if I knew them personally and appreciated their help very much.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
The professionalism, experience, and knowledge are high-level. Those qualities are very important to build my confidence in their representation as well as the outcome of my case.

Tina R., Colorado

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

When we started this journey in January 2016 with the first Total Knee Replacement, which landed us with Long Term Disability and not returning to a work force at the age of 55. We knew we needed to find an attorney that would represent our needs. Started researching Attorney’s online and discovered one that showed no desire to actually help our case. So, through more research and reading reviews we discovered Dell & Schaefer Law Firm. The reviews posted, were concisely what we experienced with Gregory Dell. From the very first email Greg was expeditious in his communication with us, Greg even personally called us in the evening, while on vacation I believe. It is a difficult journey going through SSDI and Long Term Disability Insurance claims with CIGNA and ADVANTAGE 2000, Gregory helped us navigate the entire way while showing empathy for our specific needs. Greg truly embraced the customer service aspect of letting us know we are important to him. Greg and his team supported our slow speed to a decision that would be right for us. We always had clear direction and guidance. Greg and his Team showed great tenacity in achieving the best possible outcome for us. We highly recommend this professional, personable TEAM of ethical attorneys to support you in your needs as well. Thank you Gregory Dell & Team.

Steven, Minnesota

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

Dear Rachel Alters and team, I would like to thank you and your team for all of your help in the appeal for my disability claim with Liberty Mutual. I would not have gotten my long term disability restarted without you. I am so grateful for everything that you have done. Rachel Alters will be highly recommended. From the first time I had a conversation with Rachel, I felt confident that she would support me. I really appreciate all of your hard work and time you put in my case and continue to support me. Thank you so much. Sincerely Rhonda P.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Rachel Alters was very thorough and professional with me from the first time I talk to her. She and her team communicated with me frequently. They took time to explain what was going on so that I could understand. Emails were answered in a timely manner sometimes almost immediately.

What could we do to improve?
I cannot think of anything at this time.

Rhonda P., Florida

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

The level of professionalism and treatment I was given was excellent, and a breath of fresh air after dealing with the the long term disability company my self for a year. I was kept up to date on my case throughout the process. I am satisfied with my outcome and would highly recommend the firm.

Stacy R., Ohio

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

Dear Michal & Rachel,

Thank you so very much for everything you do help me and my family. I cannot express how much it means to me to know that you both look out and after all things legal, insurance and administrative for us. Your service and attention to detail has always been beyond my expectations – as a former VP in the Architecture and Construction Industry, thoroughness and follow-up are so important. In all the pain I suffer, knowing that you and your team are in my corner provides me immeasurable peace of mind.

My sincerest gratitude,
Susan, VIRGINIA

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I have had such a great experience working with both Rachel and her Paralegal Vanessa. They answered any question I had very quickly. They walked me through every step of appealing my long term disability case. It was a very long process and I was glad to have them there to help me. My denial decision was reversed and they are still answering all my questions. I am so thankful for Rachel and Vanessa because I know I couldn’t have done this without them.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I would recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer because the attorneys and paralegals are very good at getting all of the information received from doctors and putting together a case which would be very hard for them not to win.

What could we do to improve?
I had a very good experience so I don’t see anything for improvement.

Lori N., Texas

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

It was a pleasure working with attorneys that return your calls in a timely manner. Alex Palamara was great. He listened to me and heard what I was saying. Either he or Danielle Lauria kept me in the loop at all times. I would definitely use Dell and Schaefer again and ABSOLUTELY recommend their services to anyone who needs excellent competent attorneys.

Vincent A., Florida

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

Mr. Symonds was very instrumental in helping me get justice for my insurance company who failed to pay me rightfully for my claim when I got sick and could not work anymore.

Very grateful for his time and work to seek what is right against big insurance companies that take people like myself for advantage.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Without attorneys like Dell & Schaefer insurance companies would completely not be fair or right to those who need the most when they cannot no longer work or suffered with life long circumstances that keep them from enjoying a regular good lifestyle.

John L., Utah

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I am writing to highly recommend Greg Dell & The Law Offices of Dell & Schaefer as disability attorneys. Greg has handled my permanent disability case for over ten years. Along the way, disputes with the insurance Co. were quickly handled by Greg where, in each instance, we always prevailed. Regardless of the pressure to discontinue benefits, Greg assured my uninterrupted flow of benefit checks.

Years ago I had met an attorney from The Law Offices of Dell & Schaefer at a dental meeting and the message (& Biz card) I took away that day became extremely valuable when, much later, I suffered a career-ending injury and had to file for permanent disability benefits.

Even before filing a disability claim, the insured person needs the protection, advice, and power of a good disability attorney. There are potential hidden traps throughout & especially early the claim process. Disability insurance Co.’s look to circumvent their duty to pay. They don’t just write the checks! Dealing with my claim, I often felt my Insurance Co. was taking advantage of me.

To successfully claim & receive continuing benefits, it was clear early on that I needed legal representation. I called Dell & Schaefer, spoke with Greg Dell, and immediately understood that this attorney knew exactly what I was going through & that he had the experience and power to represent me, to stand up to the insurance Co., & to assure my uninterrupted benefits. As soon as Greg took over my case, all correspondence from the insurance Co. went straight to him for his handling. No longer were those insurance Co. letters being delivered to where I live, where they would result in distraction & uncertainties in my home.

It’s been a great relief to my family & me to have Greg Dell and the staff at the Law Offices of Dell & Schaefer, on the job, responding, on my behalf, to the insurance Co.’s relentless pressure to reduce or discontinue my benefits. Greg Dell deserves and receives my highest possible recommendation as a disability attorney.

Skipp, California

Attorney Victor PeñaAttorney Victor Peña worked on this case

My experience with Dell & Schaefer has been entirely positive. I presented Mr. Pena, Ms. Arriaga, and Ms. Rodriguez with a meritorious appeal and virtually no time to present it. In less than 3 weeks, they identified the critical points to present for my appeal, collected the supporting documentation, and crafted a compelling and convincing argument in presenting my appeal.

I was of virtually no help to Mr. Peña and his staff. I forgot tasks, large and small. assigned to me to carry out. They worked around my obstructive assistance to compile a compelling argument and supportive documentation to present to my disability insurer.

As an attorney, my initial instinct was to attempt to micromanage the conduct of my appeal. Mr. Pena and his staff quickly demonstrated such extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with private disability insurance that the control freak in me recognized I should stand back and let them do what they do so very well.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Because they are knowledgeable, personable, experienced, effective and efficient.

What could we do to improve?
I can’t imagine a single thing.

Jeanne E., New York

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I am a 62-year-old woman that got injured on the job and was unable to work. I had long term insurance that was paid by my job. In September 2017, I request a buyout from The Hartford insurance company. After receiving no word from The Hartford insurance company, for 10 months, I made the decision, to seek legal action.

My experience with Dell & Schaefer, particularly Attorney Rachel Alters and her staff was brilliant. I was very fortunate to get Attorney Rachel Alters to represent me on my case. From the time of my first conservation with Attorney Rachel Alters, I knew she had my best interest at heart, I felt confident that my case would be an open and shut case.

All my questions are always answered, I never felt confused in the process, and phone calls are always returned the same day if possible or the next. My e-mails were always answered in a timely matter.

Words cannot express how grateful I am for Attorney Rachel Alters, and her staff assisting me in the short amount of time that was given for the success in my case. Attorney Rachel Alters worked so diligently hard in my disability buyout case to bring a settlement as quickly as possible. In addition, Attorney Rachel Alters, is very detailed oriented, and follows through if there are delays.

Thank you for everything that you’ve done to help and support me. I am so grateful to Rachel Alters and her staff. They are awesome!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I would recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, because they are very professional and knowledgeable in what they do. If it was not for them I don’t think that I would have won my case. They are Attorneys you can trust on. Top Notch Attorneys!

What could we do to improve?
No improvements recommended.

Diane H., Maryland

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

I would like to thank you and your firm for the fantastic job that you did on my disability denial case. From the moment that I first contacted you up to the moment that I received my notice of you winning my appeal your service was beyond exceptional. My case was not an easy one, because I had waited to file an appeal which caused a very limited time frame for your firm to act. Even though your back was up against the wall you never made me feel rushed to deliver paperwork and you always kept me in the loop of how far we were along in the process. Whenever I sent an email I received an instant response. Whenever I called, someone was always available to answer my questions.

After winning my case I sent in my direct deposit info and two days later my first disability check was in my checking account. Everyone that had a hand in my case was a true professional. I cannot stress enough how service like this in today’s world is just not heard of anymore.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
They really care for you as a person. You are not just a number at this firm.

What could we do to improve?
Absolutely nothing at this time.

Todd P.

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

From the very first call From Rachel I knew that I was in good hands. She was very informative and up front about all of the aspects of my case. I felt very confident about being represented by Rachel and that she would do all she could to help. She is a great attorney.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
I would recommend the firm because of the professional way I was treated and the outcome of my case thus far.

What could we do to improve?
Nothing at this point.

John M., Florida

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

I’ve worked with the legal profession at large for over 30 years. I’ve found the elements of an “A-Team” to include not only legal knowledge and prowess, but also traits such as strategic planning, response time, structured information exchange, interpersonal relation skills and personal compassion.

I can say without reservation that I have had a wonderful experience with Mr. Symonds and his capable team at Dell and Schaefer. I’ve found the advice to be accurate and completely timely. The support staff, particularly Vanessa Arriaga, is also above par as to her prompt and professional service.

Navigating the complexities of the claims process can be intimidating, daunting and outright frightful to say the least. Not only can the materials requested become voluminous, but the entire process can leave a person feeling overwhelmed and somewhat alone… Mr. Symonds, Ms. Arriaga and others in this “A-Team” have alleviated much of the stress and burden of this process due to their compassion, intellect, professionalism and prompt response time… and most importantly; I’m not alone!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
The super-specialization of this group practicing within the complex niche of disability law coupled with their track record along with the traits I’ve mentioned above.

What could we do to improve?
I seriously cannot come up with any improvement.

Tom N., Michigan



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