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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 Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

“Extremely” Professional, Knowledgeable, Immediately Responsive to all my calls and emails, “Always” left Comforted that my case is being given all that can be done to accomplish the best results after talking/emailing with “Rachel Alters” (My Attorney) and her team. It has been the best decision I have ever made when I needed the best to help me at such a vulnerable time in my life of having to deal with being so ill and then the realization of the loss of my career that I loved so much, that I had given my all to, and was so successful at.

I can’t “Thank” Dell & Schaefer (Rachel Alters & Team) enough for giving their all for me (My case).

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Amazing….. Professional, Immediately Responsive to emails & calls, Always left with “Peace of mind”. From the very first phone call about my case I was left with peace of mind and that results have continued for several years to be an amazing experience.

I would recommend Dell & Schaefer to “everyone” that is in a situation of needing help with a disabilty case.

What could we do to improve?
Nothing. In the midst of their office having to evacuate and also having their personal lives to deal with the destruction of hurricane Irma …… They were still working on my case & a few days after the hurricane had left such destruction…. I was called by Rachel Alters to once again give me the best news on my case.

They are my super blessings.

Leza A.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I was a high earning medical professional who had a sudden practice ending injury in 2012 and I was fortunate to be recommended to Mr. Greg Dell for legal representation. From the time of our first meeting Mr. Dell and his staff have made my transition from practice very manageable with their handling of my claim. I would recommend Dell & Schaefer to anyone faced with the uncertainty of having to file a disability claim because in trying times a competent knowledgeable legal professional law office is invaluable. Mr. Dell and his legal assistants and staff are expert in their field of disability claim handling removing the stress and burden at a time when we can be most vulnerable. Easy to communicate with, informed in every step in the claim process and always responsive to questions and concerns hiring Mr. Dell has been the silver lining in a very traumatic chapter in my life. Since my injury and as my claim has progressed I have spoken to others who are disabled and I feel blessed to have made the right choice in my legal representation.

Thank you

Louis P.

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I was so fortunate to have Ms. Alters and her staff represent me. I can’t say enough about the compassion that everyone, even the staff not involved in my case, have for their clients. I felt so much love and it was like I became part of a big family.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Ms. Alters definitely is very thorough and is very well prepared to represent her clients. I really can’t say enough about this firms integrity, compassion and perseverance.

I would highly recommend Ms. Alters to everyone needing help with a disability case.

Gail S.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

After dealing with my LTD carrier for 8+ years, I’ve come to realize that the reason I’m still receiving benefits is due to the work of Greg Dell and the whole team at Dell & Schaefer. Greg knows the industry inside and out and has always offered timely and dependable advice.

John I.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

They are so professional & thoughtful, from the very first contact to the last. They took the time to explain every detail so we always knew what was happening and what to expect next. I firmly believe we would not have won my appeal without their expertise. They were so prompt & courteous when handling our case, I couldn’t have found anyone better to handle my disability appeal. We were elated when we won our case, thanks to them!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
They are the BEST for handling appeals to disability insurance claims. They knew Cigna and what to expect and how to get the job done for us. They were courteous, kind and sympathic. They took the time to get to know us, our problem and work out a great strategy to win our case.

What could we do to improve?
I really cant think of anything, you’ve been the best!

Lester D.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Once again my wife Sandy and I cannot thank you enough. If you want to use me as a reference, please feel free. I have been amazed at how confident you have been going up against Unum. I was so worried and anxious after researching their track record. If there is anything I can do to help with potential clients have them call me. If I have any of my fellow dentists that need disability representation, I will send them your way. It has been great working with you and Vanessa.

Sincerely,
Glenn P. DMD

Attorney Cesar GavidiaAttorney Cesar Gavidia worked on this case

I had to quit working after 8 years of dealing with chronic pain from 2 bulging and torn discs from an injury and failey back surgery. I was approved for Long term disability through my employer benefits, with Unum. They covered me with payments for one year, and suddenly sent a letter that their doctors disagreed with my surgeon and pain management doctors, and they felt I could go back to work full time. I hired a local attorney, trying to save some money, but I don’t think he had much experience dealing with big LTD companies such as Unum. He filed terrible appeals on my behalf with little to no effort on his part of building a good case for me. After a year of dealing with his condescending attitude and loosing my final appeal, I decided to call up Dell & Schaefer. I had contacted them a year prior when searching for an attorney. Cesar was willing to take my case and felt I had a good one. But I didn’t want to pay the percentage he was asking for if we won back then.The old saying, “you get what you pay for”, proved to be true in this case and I regretted not hiring him from the beginning!

Once I did hire him, and thank goodness he was still willing to take my case even though he was dealing with defending poor appeals by my previous lawyer, things got moving along for me. Because of his years of experience dealing with Unum, and his record of wins against them, within 6 months we had a settlement I could live with! The stress I suffered before Cesar and weight on my shoulders was gone! Cesar is a kind, caring, attorney who will fight for your rights! His assistant Michal always talked to me when I called in with questions or to check up on my case and never made me feel bad for calling. It was nothing like the previous relationship I had with my other attorney and his staff, who avoided me. Cesar explains the process well and keeps you updated on your options throughout the process. He was worth every penny!

I am grateful for their representation and would recommend anyone with an ERISA case to call him!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Because of their proven record with Unum.

Dawn P.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Got a yes for me.
Greg was able to take charge of my disability case and turn their no into a yes. I am truely grateful.

Jim

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

After my claim was denied I was at a standstill. Not knowing what to do next, I happened upon Dell & Schaefer on an Internet search…skeptically I investigated and did due diligence. After initial contact, I firmly realized it was in my best interest to have Dell & Schaefer represent me. Throughout the appeal process, my emails were answered, my phone calls were returned and there was no such thing as a stupid question. It was a complicated case and my confidence was positive throughout the appeal experience. After several months I was put back on claim and there is no question I could not have done this without Dell & Schaefer’s excellent and fair representation.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Clear and concise explanations of procedures. Attention to details (that I have no clue about…)
Level of expertise is exceptional.

BK. K.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I’VE BEEN A CLIENT FOR 5 YEARS!

5.0 stars

A CLIENT FOR 5 YEARS!

Most likely … if you are reading this now…… you are searching for ‘The Right Disability Attorney’! Realizing that no professional, including Greg Dell, can make everyone happy, the attorneys at Dell attempt to. They are still representing my best interests and have literally collected every dime I am entitled to under policy. Insurance companies know that Greg Dell’s firm is large enough to have assets sufficient to fight if necessary. They won’t ‘roll over’ because they don’t have the money to stay in the ring. Your insurance company, I assure you, know who ‘Greg Dell’ is. After they receive that 1st letter from Mr. Dell, putting them on notice that they are no longer to contact you, (that ALL correspondence goes through him) …. I assure you their ‘method of operation’ changes gears. Please listen to me.

It has been my experience that once you call your insurance carrier and tell them you are even ‘thinking about’ filing a claim – their ‘helping hands’ attitude changes immediately. You are no longer an asset… you have now become a ‘liability’. Your insurance carrier knows that they will never make another dime from you. From now on you will only cost them money… perhaps for the rest of your life. It’s just business folks…. we try to mitigate liabilities. If they can find a way to stall, question and deny ….. most likely they will.

Understand that insurance companies make money three ways:

1. Collecting premiums. 2. Investing revenues. 3. Denying claims.

They have already collected your premiums and will now determine if they can justify denying your claim … they simply will.

GREG DELL WILL NOT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS CRAP!

If you are a professional and find yourself in the unfortunate position of filing a disability claim – I admonish you to not try this on your own!

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

Your decision is whether to hire a ‘disability claims consultant’ or an ‘attorney’ which specializes in professional disability claims. You’d be wise to decide upon the later. The reason being an attorney has ‘power’ and ‘authority’ and actually ‘represents you’. He/she has authority (power of attorney) to actually communicate with your insurance company and do ‘Whatever It Takes’. A disability claims consultant does exactly that… they ‘consult’ with ‘you’ (not the insurance company) and make recommendations … they tell you what to say and do.

Mr. Dell notified my insurance company that my claim was legitimate and justified and that they were simply going to pay my claim. 5 years later I have received every single payment, in full and on time!

If you have not decided yet… please listen to me. You are about to step on the field of battle with Goliath. You must never forget that these insurance people are good… very good. They know what they are doing. All day long claims adjusters look for ways to deny claims. They know all the tricks. Unless you are King David …. you are going to need much more than a rock.

In conclusion consider this … right now you are not looking for a friend. You need someone who knows what they are doing….and does it exceptionally well. Do yourself a favor and call Greg …. call him right now. I assure you…. you’ll sleep much better tonight!

Ken A.

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

Mr. Palamara and his staff were professional and personable. I am pleased that I got to meet the staff and the mediator in person. After meeting the staff and Mr. Palamara I realized this is a group of individuals that have the best interest in the client and their priorities are right. If you want a positive experience, positive outcome with little stress this is the firm to hire.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Professional and personable. Mr. Palamara, Danielle and the entire staff are great people with a vested interest with the client’s best outcome.

What could we do to improve?
Absolutely nothing! Thank you

Kelly P.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

After developing a debilitating disorder which left me unable to perform my duties as a dentist I had to begin the process of filing a disability claim. I managed to secure two of the policies on my own but the group policy I had with Sunlife kept giving me the run around refusing to pay out. I soon realized I needed to find a disability attorney and that the insurance companies did not have my best interests.

After talking with a few different firms I decided to go with Dell and Schaefer. From the start the secretaries, record keeping, and Attorney Greg worked diligently on my case and within a few weeks we got a letter that the claim would be paid. I soon realized that this was one of the best decisions I had ever made.

Since hiring Attorney Dell almost 4 years ago things have run very smooth. He is thorough and very good at getting things accomplished in a professional and timely manner. He is a pleasure to speak to and always makes time for his clients. The staff has been very helpful and always willing to answer any questions.

When companies want to meet with me, Attorney Dell takes care of setting it up and makes sure that I always have some form of representation whether via phone or in person. I do not have a bad thing to say about this firm. They allowed my family and I to not have to worry about financial stress while going through this difficult time in our lives.

Thank you Greg, Anneli, Carolyn, and the rest of the team for being there for us. They are the best at what they do!

Testimonial from Shawn C. DDS

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Best attorney in the industry!
I have worked with Greg Dell for the past 10 years. He and his team have been excellent in every way! I was forced to retire early from dentistry due to arthritis in my hands. I had no idea how manipulative the disability carrier could be, and ultimately decided to have Greg help me with my claim. He has been diligent in protecting my rights and responds to me immediately when I have a question or concern. I highly recommend him and his company – 5 stars for professionalism, response time, knowledge and commitment to their clients.

Jacqueline R.

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

I was having quite a difficult situation in dealing with my employee benefit carrier Cigna regarding a long-term disability claim. I reached out to a few law firms to seek advise and came across Dell & Schaefer although based out of FLA they were still able to support me and had a Boston attorney who diligently handled my claim. Attorney Symonds presented everything very straight forward to me and in a manner which I could understand. He managed the collection of data from medical records, contacting my providers and the carrier (Cigna) on my behalf. Being under such extreme medical duress Jay and his staff Vanessa handled everything smoothly and efficiently and the outcome was successful. The firms knowledge in the area of disability claims and their understanding of the specific information the carriers require led to a positive result. The carrier was non-caring and bullying and was causing more stress on an already difficult medical situation I was dealing with alone. I highly recommend Dell & Schaefer for their expertise and professionalism they treated me with high regard and I truly appreciate their support on every aspect of the claim filing.

Dawn K.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I hired Greg Dell to handle my LTD claim with the most horrendous insurance company in the world; The Hartford.

It is difficult, if not impossible, to find a firm/attorney that specializes in LTD claims. Greg has always been available for consultation, and brings an ease and no nonsense approach to the arena. He brings the experience and perspective to your case that one needs because it is difficult to remove yourself from the emotional knee jerk responses that are typical in these situations.

He is very fair with his time and efforts and is not an attorney that will bill you to death every time you look his way. I really appreciate that.

I highly recommend Greg, and feel more secure with my LTD claim knowing I can turn to him when I have questions, concerns, and when The Hartford behaves badly.

Michael F.

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

My experience with Mr. Palamara was excellent. Mr. Palamara was always quick to respond to any questions I had and he was 100% dedicated to resolving my case with the best outcome for me that could he could obtain. He was always professional, courteous and understanding as well.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Highly professional, courteous to clients, quick to respond and they get results!

Pam D.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I had the opportunity to use the law firm of Dell and Schaefer of Hollywood, Florida. Greg Dell met with me during the intital consultation and explained my policy benefits. My situation was rather unique due to the fact it was a Mental/ Nervous condition which are often the most challenging to get approved. The firm spent a significant amount of time on my case and at a very reasonable fee. Through their hard work and legal expertise my claim was approved in a timely fashion. I would highly Greg Dell to anyone in need of a disabilty attorney.

Jeff

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

I am very happy that I went with Rachel and her staff at DIAttorney. She is very knowledgeable of the process, understanding and gracious when I might get frustrated with the process, and clear and concise in her explanations. I knew that I needed an attorney before I even started my disability application. I was having trouble just keeping up with my doctor’s appointments, dealing with medical insurance, and concerned about finances. I just could not add to all this stress the responsibility of handling my own disability case when I have little knowledge of the process. Because of Rachel and her team I was able to sleep at night while she shouldered most of the responsibility for my case. It was money well spent.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Yes, definitely.

James E.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Outstanding firm on all levels-professional, knowlegeable, caring, compassionate, -everything was great. I was fortunate to find this firm-they gave me hope during a difficult time. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Paul D.

Attorney Rachel AltersAttorney Rachel Alters worked on this case

Very professional. Very consmer/ client oriented. Rachel Alters always had time to answer my questions. She is also very understanding and organized. Rachel and her associates met my expectations and more. They filed my claim for me and were very meticulous and detailed with all documentation needed to file my claim.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Yes, definately! They are disability experts. Results were fast and positive. I didn’t have to worry about anything. They are the best and know insurance companies very well!

What could we do to improve?
No improvements necessary! You can’t improve on excellence.

Marie P.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I hired Greg Dell to handle my LTD claim with the most horrendous insurance company in the world; The Hartford.

It is difficult, if not impossible, to find a firm/attorney that specializes in LTD claims. Greg has always been available for consultation, and brings an ease and no nonsense approach to the arena. He brings the experience and perspective to your case that one needs because it is difficult to remove yourself from the emotional knee jerk responses that are typical in these situations.

He is very fair with his time and efforts and is not an attorney that will bill you to death every time you look his way. I really appreciate that.

I highly recommend Greg, and feel more secure with my LTD claim knowing I can turn to him when I have questions, concerns, and when The Hartford behaves badly.

Michael F.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

I was treated above and beyond my expectations from the very first phone call to the signing of my settlement check. Stephen and his assistant Kathleen were always quick to reply or schedule a meeting to discuss my case, my concerns, and their action plan.
Kindness, fast response, and excellent results is what you can expect from the Dell & Schaefer team. I never had to worry about how my attorney was handling my case and concerns. I knew he had my best interests as his main focus. I am forever grateful for their hard work and I have no regrets.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Yes I would certainly recommend the attorneys at Dell and Schaefer to anyone in need of their services. They properly manage your expectations and make the whole process worry free. Even when faced with the most perplexing decisions on the insurance agencies part, they were able to pull thru and deliver what they promised. You cannot go wrong with them in your corner.

What could we do to improve?
I really think you have the right game plan in place, and personally I would not change a thing. I was very pleased and I felt like my case was handled very well.

Lisa S.

Attorney Victor PeñaAttorney Victor Peña worked on this case

My case was not an extremely large case but I was always treated as if it was the most important case. My attorney always returned my calls in a timely manner and answered my questions with patience and in a language that I could understand.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
My attorney, his assistant and the entire staff were professional and courteous. I was treated as a individual with individual needs, not as just another number.

Lonnie W.

Attorney Jay SymondsAttorney Jay Symonds worked on this case

I contacted Jay Symonds with Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, he was the lead attorney on my case. I was very happy with every aspect of how my case was handled. Jay kept me informed every step of the way. Vanessa who worked with Jay on my case was also very professional and helpful. I had many, many questions and they both answered every one of them. I was prepared for a long drawn out wait, but was surprised that less than 2 weeks after Jay submitted my appeal documents Liberty Mutual reversed their denial and deposited a check for all back pay into my account! If you have been denied disability benefits I urge you to call Attorneys Dell & Schaefer trust me YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID! jd

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
They are the best Disability Attorneys in the Country in my opinion!

What could we do to improve?
Very happy with the way my case was handled, no improvement needed!

Jimmy H.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Excellent legal services From Dell And Schaefer

I had the opportunity to use the law firm of Dell and Schaefer of Hollywood, Florida. Greg Dell met with me during the initial consultation and explained my policy benefits. My situation was rather unique due to the fact it was a Mental/ Nervous condition which are often the most challenging to get approved. The firm spent a significant amount of time on my case and at a very reasonable fee. Through their hard work and legal expertise my claim was approved in a timely fashion. I would highly Greg Dell to anyone in need of a disability attorney.

Jeffrey G.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

I contacted Stephen Jessup when I was appealing the decision to terminate my LTD benefits. I did not proceed with his services at that time but because of his encouragement, kindness and expert guidance, I called back after I lost my appeal. Happily, he was able to obtain a settlement for me which was a Godsend and helped me get back on track financially. I would not have given a thought to pursuing any course of action if it weren’t for Stephen’s advice and guidance. I am so grateful for what he did for me. It was a life changer. Thank you.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Helpful, professional and kind. I appreciated the kindness with which I treated during a very stessful time.

What could we do to improve?
Not a thing!

Jo Ann M.

The best advice I received when I started the process of filing my disability insurance claim was to hire the best, most experienced disability insurance lawyer available – Mr. Steven Dell. As a physician I especially appreciated and respected his thoughtful, reasoned, and meticulous attention to detail. A thorough and seasoned professional Steven prepared me every step of the way. His wisdom and expertise made me feel at ease during the entire process. Knowing that Steven will continue to protect my interests going forward is priceless. Thank you Steven!

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Absolutely and without reservation!

What could we do to improve?
No suggestions for improvement, my experience was stellar.

Jeff T.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

Greg Dell has been my attorney for the last five years and has performed an excellent job in regards to my case. Greg first reviewed my case and then helped me file a successful claim and has been great with follow-up. Greg set realistic expectations and followed through. Costs and fees were upfront and reasonable. I wholeheartedly recommend Greg Dell.

Thank you.

Salvatore L.

My experience with attorney Stephen Dell and his ace paralegal, Merlin Bryan, was first rate. I am an attorney who found herself disabled at a relatively young age (52). Stephen and Merlin had vast experience in dealing with my disability insurance carrier and prepared a detailed and thorough application on my behalf that I, in no way, could have prepared on my own. They repeatedly just told me to concentrate on getting better. They were compassionate and knowledgeable. They filed my claim in March and it was approved in April. I had never in my life had such a seamless… and dare I say pleasant… interaction with an insurance carrier.

Would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Wholeheartedly. They are disability experts and they treat both their client and the insurance representatives with utmost professional decorum and respect. I believe that is why they are able to get such fast and positive results. The insurance carriers know that when they see the name Dell & Schaeffer they are dealing with the best.

What could we do to improve?
Not a thing. You are first class.

Beth W.

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

From the initial consultation through a successful resolution of my disability case, Alex and the team were professional and compassionate.

The total team worked with me to maximize the efforts and leave no stones unturned to make a logical, fact driven and human case to support our appeal.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
The law firm is more than just business. I received calls and emails after surgeries to check up on me, and a very personal relationship developed.

To win is absolute and the kindness of this team goes above and beyond.

John H.