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Peter Casciano

Peter Casciano, Esq

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I provide guidance and leadership to my clients the following areas of Disability Benefits: federal employee and postal worker claims for disability retirement annuities, long term disability and short term disability insurance claims, including ERISA litigation, and Maryland state disability retirement claims.

I believe that combining legal expertise with strategic creative thinking is the best way to help my clients. I strive to do everything possible to provide assistance to my clients when they need it most. One of the most challenging times in our lives is when an injury or illness makes working impossible. When this happens, it is easy to lose hope, as our ability to work is so intimately tied to our own self-worth. My goal is to fight for and obtain disability benefits for those who are sick or injured, providing the stability necessary to get their life back.

I was raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and attending The Columbus School of Law, at the Catholic University of America.

Education

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2007
  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts, May 2004

Experience

  • Andalman & Flynn, P.C., Silver Spring, Maryland
    • Principal (January 2012-present)
  • Andalman & Flynn, P.C., Silver Spring, Maryland
    • Associate Attorney (May 2007-2011)

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
    • Member (2007-present)
  • Maryland Association for Justice
    • Member (2009-present)
    • Co-Chair of Disability Benefits Section (2022-present)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
  • The Special Olympics
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • Legal Advisory Committee Member
    • Co-Drafter of “Private Disability Insurance Claims” Guidebook

Bar Memberships

  • Federal Courts
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • All Maryland State Courts
  • All Washington D.C Courts

Authorships

  • Author, “Assault in the Second Degree: Have Our Legislators Done Enough?”
    • Published in the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Reporter, Summer 2011, Criminal Law issue
  • Elliott Andalman and Peter Casciano, co-authors, “Disability Retirement Benefits for Federal Employees and Postal Workers,”
    • Published in the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Reporter, Spring 2013, Representing Federal Employees issue
  • Author, “Ten Immigration Tips for the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney,”
    • Published in the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Reporter, Summer 2014, Immigration issue
  • Author, “New Regulations for Disability Practitioners,”
    • Published in the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Reporter, 2017, Special issue
  • Author, “Client Development through Networking: Be Creative, Be Candid, Be Connected,”
    • Published in the Young Lawyers Network magazine of the American Bar Association, Winter 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Collections: The Pursuit and Defense of Clams”. Montgomery County,
    • Maryland, Bar Association, New Practitioners Nuts and Bolts CLE, November 4, 2009
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability and Government Employees
    • National Business Institute Conference, December 30, 2014
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability Claims Process: Step by Step,
    • National Business Institute Conference, June 4, 2015
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment,
    • National Business Institute Conference, October 13, 2015
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability: Hearing Tactics and Advanced Challenges, 
    • National Business Institute Conference, December 21, 2015
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability Claims Process: Step by Step
    • National Business Institute Conference, May 9, 2016
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment,
    • National Business Institute Conference, July 14, 2016Presenter, “Decoding Disability Benefits: Making Disability Benefits Work for Your Client, Montgomery County Bar Association, Law Day Seminar, May 5, 2017
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability Claims Process: Step by Step,
    • National Business Institute Conference, May 14, 2018
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability Claims Process: Step by Step,
    • Clear Law Institute, September 14, 2018
  • Speaker, Long Term Disability and Social Security Disability Benefits, 40th Anniversary
    • NOSSCR Conference, September 15, 2019
  • Speaker, Social Security Disability Claims Process,
    • Elder Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, November 13, 2019
  • Speaker, Parkinson’s in the Workplace, Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area, April 5, 2021

Board Memberships

  • The Charles Koiner Center for Land Conservancy
    • Board Member (2019-present)
    • Treasurer (2021-present)
  • The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member (2018-present)
    • Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Network (2017-2020)

Awards

  • “Trailblazer Award” by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, June 2019
  • “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, annually from 2012 to 2022
  • “Distinguished” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2019-present