Guerrilla Tactics to Cross-Examine Experts
This course was approved for NOSSCR's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. It is eligible for On-Demand credit, please check with email@example.com if you have questions about your states eligibility or check with your Bar Association for their rules and regulations.
This presentation will provide attendees with “out of the box” and targeted techniques to obtain favorable VE & ME testimony regardless of whether the expert has given unfavorable testimony on direct examination by an ALJ.
David Chermol - is the Lead Partner at Chermol & Fishman, LLC, a law firm that focuses on federal court appeals of unfavorable ALJ decisions across the entire United States. Mr. Chermol is a former GS-15 Special Assistant United States Attorney for SSA-OGC. He served as co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee for several years. In March of 2014, he was awarded the National Association of Disability Representatives’ Member of the Year Award. Mr. Chermol serves by court appointment as the Social Security disability pro se appeals panel coordinator in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - the first of its kind in the nation. During the 2008 campaign, he served as regional co-director on disability issues in Pennsylvania for the Obama campaign.
Luis Gracia - is a partner in the Law Firm of Rue & Ziffra. Mr. Gracia obtained his law degree in 1998 from Texas Southern University in Houston. He focuses his practice on Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Gracia is board certified in Social Security Disability law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is that publication’s highest rating for professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. He is a sustaining member of NOSSCR and a past speaker at NOSSCR Conferences. Mr. Gracia has also been a frequent speaker on the subject of cross-examination of Medical Experts at social security hearings. He is admitted to practice in the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.