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Show Me the Money

CLE Information May 2021 This course was approved for NOSSCR's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. It is eligible for On-Demand credit, please check with, if you have questions about your states eligibility or check with your Bar Association for their rules and regulations.

With fee withholding, getting paid in a disability case should be easy, right? But it is not. In this session, Rebecca Cervenak and Michael Liner will navigate requirements for fee agreements and fee petitions as well as strategies for getting paid in many of the complex situations that drive practitioners crazy, such as: continuing disability reviews, overpayments, when your client had a previous representative, and how to handle 1099s for multiple attorneys in one office.

Rebecca Cervenak, Esq.

Rebecca Cevenak – is part of the Liner Legal Disability Lawyers and brings nearly 7 years of experience as a lawyer from Disability Rights California. She has returned back to her hometown of Cleveland after several years of practicing law in San Diego. After observing several acts of inequality and fairness in her young adult life, Rebecca knew she wanted to pursue law to try and make a difference in the system. “I’m a big believer in education and rehabilitation”, Rebecca explains. Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law.

Michael Liner, Esq.

Michael Liner - is proud to have been selected by his peers as one of the best Social Security Disability lawyers in Ohio. With a commitment to providing incredible client service and a passion for tireless representation of his clients in their time of great need, Michael has helped his clients obtain tens of millions of dollars in Social Security benefits.
Michael became a disability attorney because he knows what it is like to be challenged. As a child, he attended a special school for children with attention and behavior problems. His behavior problems were so severe in fact that he was ultimately expelled from that school. Michael also dealt with a range of neurological disorders including epilepsy and motor tic syndrome. 
When choosing a career path, it was important for Michael to find a field where he could help people going through experiences like his own. Michael has successfully represented thousands of claimants seeking Social Security Disability benefits at all stages of litigation — from initial applications up through the Federal District Court level. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Michael serves on numerous community and non-profit boards. He speaks regularly at national as well as local conferences on both disability and marketing topics and his writing has been featured in numerous publications including the Bar Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


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