Elliott Andalman, co-founder of Andalman & Flynn, P.C. of Silver Spring, Maryland and a nationally well-respected attorney in the area of Social Security Disability (SSD) law, lectured on Apr. 29, 2015 via National Webinar on “Documenting and Proving a Client’s Pain to the SSA” (Social Security Administration). The Webinar was sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA).
The Honorable Jodi Levine, Administrative Law Judge from Oklahoma who decides Social Security Disability Cases, was the Moderator of this event. The speakers, in addition to Elliott Andalman, included Attorney Carl Weisbrod of Dallas, Texas and Pain Management Doctor Jianguo Cheng of Cleveland, Ohio.
Attorney Andalman provided insightful information and strategies regarding the big picture and the minute details that make all the difference in successfully “telling the story” of a disability client’s pain. He discussed documenting it in such a way that the SSA’s Application Reviewers and the Administrative Law Judges have all the pertinent facts and supporting evidence at their fingertips to make a finding in favor of the disabled client.
About Attorney Elliott Andalman
Elliott Andalman has practiced law for over 30 years. His areas of practice include:
- Social Security Disability Benefits Claims
- Federal Employee and Postal Worker Claims for Disability Retirement Annuities
- Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) insurance applications, including ERISA claims
- Teacher, State and County Employee Disability Retirement Benefits
- As well as other insurance disputes, such as life insurance claims and health insurance claims
Mr. Andalman is a member of many bar and trial associations, and his association positions have included: Founding Co-Chair in 2008 of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) Section on Disability Benefits Law; Co-Editor of the MTLA Trial Reporters magazine for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008; Chair of the 2003-2004 American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) Section on Social Security Disability Law, and Executive Committee Member of this Section for five years.
He has been on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland for 10 years, serving as President from 2005 to 2008.