Lucia and Its Aftermath: SSR 19-1p and Enforcement in the Courts
Two experienced attorneys will guide you through the issues that now affect many thousands of cases around the country. The way we litigate these Lucia cases will be crucial to obtaining the best outcomes for our clients.
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.
Thomas D. Sutton is a Past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the NOSSCR. Mr. Sutton has represented thousands of individual disability claimants’, and served as co-counsel in the United States Supreme Court in Sullivan v. Zebley, 493 U.S. 521 (1990), a successful nationwide class action on behalf of over 400,000 disabled children. Mr. Sutton has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the federal courts, including precedential opinions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Ramirez v. Barnhart, 372 F.3d 546 (3d Cir. 2004), Markle v. Barnhart, 324 F.3d 182 (3d Cir. 2003), and Walton v. Halter, 243 F.3d 703 (3d Cir. 2001). He has lectured extensively on disability law throughout the United States, has testified before Congressional committees, and has served as a faculty member for numerous seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and several state bar associations. Mr. Sutton is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.