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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.

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.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I wanted to personally express my thanks for your strong, successful, and compassionate protection. We rest easy at night because of all you do to ensure that My husband receives his benefits and can live a life of dignity on a daily basis.

God Bless,

Jasmine G.

Steve Dell helped me navigate and make sense of the disability insurance world. With his help, I was able to submit a clean claim so that the insurance company approved my disability without any delay. Dell & Schafer was the second law firm I had enlisted for help with my claim. I wish I would have talked to them first. I am still a relatively young man (56) and this policy will make it possible for my family and I to have some degree of stability going forward. Thank you Steve for you counsel and guidance.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Disability is all they do. They won’t take the case if they do not think there is merit in your claim.

What could we do to improve?
Nobody is perfect, but I have no suggestions for improvement.

Bill B.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

I found the practice through the helpful videos online. Once I contacted Steven I was treated with respect and concern for my issue. I was able to contact the office whenever I had questions and always received courteous and helpful service. The staff shared in my excitement and success in the outcome of my case.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
They are very knowledgable about insurance companies and medical conditions. I was pleasantly surprised at their efficiency.

Julie A.

Dearborne National stopped my disability claiming that I could be working in some capacity after a few years. During those years they consistently mentally abused me. Upon hiring Dell @ Schaefer to represent me in appealing Dearborne’s decision to cut off my disability Dell & Schaefer immediately stopped any contact from Dearborne to me. Because Dearborne had one particular employee that had psychologically been abusing me over several years this alone was worth every penny of Dell & Schaefer’s (D&S) fee. Dearborne tried every dirty trick in the book but ended up giving in before my case went to court because even though they hired four doctors to try to get one who would testify against my doctors they failed.

D&S had done their job and had all the evidence needed to back up my assertions of physical disability. I hate being disabled, there’s no way I’d voluntarily give up my career. I thank Dell & Schaefer though for setting this wrong by Dearborne National to a right. If I could have given up the money in advance to not go through the psychological abuse by the person at Dearborne and hired an attorney straight away I would have. My sanity is worth it. These insurance companies only care about money. All though D&S can’t operate without collecting payment I always felt listened to and cared about. Every questioned was answered during all phases of my lawsuit quickly and completely. I’ve had payment questions afterward and those are also.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Positively!

Dr. Sharon K.

I was approved for LTD benefits through my group insurance carrier, but to later have my LTD benefits terminated by them as well. I felt totally defeated and devastated. My case at times, with the going back-and-forth with the insurance company was challenging to say the least, intimidating, extremely exhausting to the point there were many times I wanted to give up. My family and I determined that I needed an attorney who understood the complexity of my case, my medical condition and the various LTD and ERISA rights/laws. My family and I reached out to Dell & Schaefer to help assist me with my case, I spoke with Attorneys Dell & Schaefer about my case for an hour, they were very compassionate towards my family and I. My Attorney handled my case with the insurance company with a relentless and dogged determination. He thoroughly walked me through and explained the legal process and my options at each stage.

My attorney worked very hard on my case throughout the entire process, he took time to research and clearly understand my condition and reassure me and believed we had a chance to win my case from the start. If there were any potential roadblocks he notified me immediately. He kept my family and I up-to-date about my case, he called often to reassure me and/or check on how I was doing and to answer any questions I may have had. He was very prompt in returning calls and emails and sharing all correspondence with me from the Insurance Company from start-to-resolution.

My attorney’s professionalism, research and attention to detail was greatly appreciated. His perseverance and diligence was impressive. In addition, Vanessa Arriaga, was very thorough, reliable and driven to help me in every way possible. Ms. Arriaga provided outstanding dedication to my case, she provided me with prompt information in a timely manner, explained new information to me if my attorney wasn’t available, as well as if I called with additional information or questions she was patient, knowledgeable and provided personal attention and compassion.

My attorney demonstrates all the right traits a client looks for in an attorney, respect, honesty, hard work and integrity! Thank you for your helping me win my case and assisting me in the next chapter as a client.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer know how to win your case. My attorney is not only very-well skilled and knowledgeable about the LTD Insurance Industry and various laws associated with it, he is thorough, supportive, honest and has exceptional commitment and dedication to his clients and the law governing their rights and compensation. I’m very appreciative to Dell & Schaefer and their staff, the knowledge they have of the Insurance Industry and their caring attitude is second to none!

What could we do to improve?

The exceptional character, tenacity and knowledge of my attorney has made my experience very positive. Continue with exceptional attorneys, believing in the client and working hard for the best positive outcome in fighting for resolve (i.e. rights, benefits, compensation, care) in all disable American lives.

R.L.

Great attorneys, very professional and fully committed with helping you on your behalf. They worked hard in a very complex disability law system. You can not fight without a good attorney. These corporations are great in protecting themselves with lawyers and insurance after they cause harm too you. So be smart and fight back with a good attorney from Dell and Schaefer. Do not let someone hurt you and get away with it without trying to fight for what you deserve. I just want to say thank you Dell and Scaefer for all you did for me.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Because they know the law system and how it works. You can not fight for your rights and injury against other attorneys without your attorney. Plus you need an attorney who knows the disability rules and regulations and how to pursue your rights.

What could we do to improve?
Dell and Schaefer does not need improvement. It is our system that needs improvement workers should not be harmed on the job and left to fend for themselves. I have seen nurses get harmed and exposed to dieases and not have insurance coveage for illness and dieases they were exposed to. In this great land of America our workers and veterans should not have fight or pay or not be treated for the injuries they received working or fighting for this country.

Michael M.

Attorney Gregory DellAttorney Gregory Dell worked on this case

I have been very pleased with the services provided by Gregory Dell. His firm has always been reliable, courteous and professional. I am so relieved that he deals with my LTD provider and I have the peace of mind that is he working with my best interests in mind. Highly recommend Gregory Dell.

Erin P.

Attorney Stephen JessupAttorney Stephen Jessup worked on this case

This was the second time my LTD provider (Prudential) terminated my coverage. Steve got my coverage back the first time the provider terminated it. I contacted Steve and Danielle immediately when I was notified of the second termination.

Even though the LTD provider was to use Dell and Schaefer as a conduit of communication to me, they superseded this agreement and communicated this fact directly to me. Steve and Danielle began gathering the supposed facts behind the termination and saw they were bogus. My case file was sent to an independent physician in a different state who simply read documents to determine that my symptoms were falsified and upheld the termination. Steve contacted the provider and drew exception to that entire process.

Since I am not an attorney I can’t begin to imagine the legal wrangling that took place to contradict that opinion. An actual “hands on” IME was scheduled by the LTD provider to see if it would concur with the other physicians findings. The findings of the “hands on” physical examination disagreed in nearly every way with the report delivered by the physician that simply read a report and didn’t lay a hand on me.

As a result of the dedication of Steve and Danielle my LTD was reinstated this month, along with all the back benefits dating back to the date of termination in June of 2015. Steve and Danielle went, in my opinion, above and beyond the call of duty to see that I got back what was rightfully mine. They have my eternal admiration and respect!

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Dell & Schaefer is a no nonsense firm. They will move heaven and earth to get you what you deserve. If you are looking for representation, look no further than Dell & Schaefer.

What could we do to improve?
Keep doing what you are doing! Your open communication with your clients and the bull dog like determination is the key to your success.

Randy K.

Attorney Alex PalamaraAttorney Alex Palamara worked on this case

Mr. Palamara was great! He fought for the best settlement I could hope for. Even when I thought about giving up to the big insurance company, he told me not to quit. I am truly grateful to him and also to his assistant Venessa Arriga. Thanks Again.

Why would you recommend Attorneys Dell & Schaefer?
Most definitely!

What could we do to improve?
Nothing.

Mark M.



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