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ERISA and Long-Term Disability: What Every Social Security Law Practitioner Needs to Know

Total Credits: 1 CLE Credit

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Mark DeBofsky, Esq. |  Martina Sherman, Esq.
1 Hour
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Tags: Fall 2020


This session will highlight similarities and differences between the Social Security disability program and private disability insurance focusing on medical criteria, vocational issues, and the interplay between Social Security and private disability benefits. The emphasis is on utilizing practice experience gained from handling Social Security claims to presenting and winning claims under private disability policies (group and individual disability).



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Mark DeBofsky - is the founding member of the law firm of DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C. in Chicago, IL.  He concentrates his practice in the representation of claimants and plaintiffs in employee benefit claim dispute involving disability insurance, life, health, retirement, long-term care, other employment and employee benefit-related matters.  In addition to his full-time practice, Mark DeBofsky has also served as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois since 2000, and has been a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin since 2003, as well as editor and publisher since 2001 of the Disability E-News Alert, a monthly newsletter analyzing recent developments in the area of disability insurance and related issues.  DeBofsky has authored numerous journal articles and regularly speaks at legal symposia sponsored by national, state-wide, and local legal organizations such as the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Conference Institute, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  DeBofsky has been recognized by his peers by being named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Illinois by SuperLawyers; and he has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  Mark DeBofsky is a 1977 graduate of the University of Michigan as well as a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.  He has been admitted to practice law in the States of Illinois and Hawaii, and by the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, as well as by numerous federal district courts.

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Martina Sherman - is a shareholder at DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C., where she represents individuals in ERISA and insurance benefit disputes. Ms. Sherman has experience in employment and Social Security law as well, which enables her to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to benefit problems.  Ms. Sherman represents clients at all stages of litigation, from consultation and pre-suit appeal to the trial and appellate levels.  She has extensive federal court experience and has argued successfully before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Sherman is a frequent speaker on employee benefits at national conferences of the American Bar Association.  In addition, Ms. Sherman is active in the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), having served as a chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section Health & Hospital Law Committee and as a Legislative Liaison to the CBA Social Security Law Committee. She also volunteers for Equip for Equality, a legal advocacy organization for people with disabilities in Illinois. She has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2016. Ms. Sherman is a 2011 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and a 2005 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University.

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