The Law Offices of Staum & Ostfeld was formed in 2006 to represent exclusively the needs of injured individuals and their families. Evan and Nora however have nearly 40 years of combined legal experience. The Firm specifically focuses on handling matters involving Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle accidents, Cruise Ship claims, Wrongful Death, Slip&Fall and Trip&Fall cases, Social Security Disability, S.S.I., Employment/Labor Law and Credit Restoration/Collections matters.
1/06 - Present: Law Offices of Staum & Ostfeld, P.A., Statewide. Representation of individuals and families involving: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Cruise Ship claims, Slip&Falls, Trip&Falls, Automobile/Truck accidents, negligent security matters, Social Security Disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, Disabled Child’s claims and Disabled Widow’s/Widower’s claims, Credit Restoration, Credit Repair and Anti-Collection Effort matters. Handling cases from inception, mediation, trial and or through Administrative Hearings.
9/01-12/05: Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A., Coral Springs. Statewide Representation of individuals involving Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability/S.S.I.,Wrongful Death, Labor/Employment, Credit Restoration, Credit Repair and Anti-Collection Effort matters.
3/98 - 9/01: Sawgrass Legal Center, Tamarac. Lead Associate: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security, Wrongful Death and Employment law. Supervised other attorneys while handling own extensive case load.
10/93 - 2/98: Piken, Schiffrin & Baron P.A., North Miami Beach. Associate: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Social Security and Traffic law. Managed heavy case load (initial client intake through depositions, pre-trials, mediations, and final hearings). Motion practice, appellate writing, and legal research.
EDUCATION: Admitted to General Federal Bar, May 1994.
Admitted to Florida Bar, October 1993.
Juris Doctor: St. Thomas Law School, May 1993.
Bachelor Business Administration: Marketing.
Florida Atlantic University, December 1988.
MEMBERSHIPS: American Trial Lawyers, American Pre-Paid Legal, Broward County Bar, Collier County Bar, Dade County Bar, Florida Lawyers Network, Lee County Bar, Palm Beach County Bar, South Palm Beach County Bar, Florida Bar, Federal Bar, Florida Workers’ Compensation Section Member, Florida Workers' Advocate, Solo/Small Law Firm Chairperson, Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Phi Alpha Delta fraternities.
LEGAL PLANS/REFERRAL AGENCIES: We honor ALL Legal Plans but are members of : AAA Attorney Referral Service, American Prepaid Legal, AMEX Legal, A.R.A.G., Broward County Bar Attorney Referral Service, Caldwell Legal USA, Ceridian Performance Partners, Collier County Attorney Referral Service Bar, Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, Dade County Bar Attorney Referral Service, Equal Justice for All, Florida Bar Attorney Referral Service, GE Financial Assurance, Glantz & Glantz, Guardian Legal Services, Hyatt Legal Plans, Law Phone, Lee County Bar Attorney Referral Service, Legal Club of America, Legal Wise,Legal Services Plan, LMO America Legal, Palm Beach County Bar Attorney Referral Service, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Southern Legal Services, The Legal Plan, Total Help, Total Legal Care, U.S. Legal Services, U.S. Union Network and Voluntary Legal Plan.
Practice Limited Exclusively to Representing Claimants for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disabled Child’s Claims and Disabled Widow’s or Widower’s Claims. Nora has been representing Claimants before the Social Security Administration since 1994.
Education: Graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1993, top 20 % of class. Graduated from the College of Staten Island with high honors in 1988.
Court Admissions: Florida, New York, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professional Memberships: Sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), American Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Dade County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Florida Women Lawyers Association.
Moreover, Nora has lectured before many different groups regarding issues involving Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disabled Child’s, Disabled Widow’s or Widower’s cases. Handling your case with dedication and professionalism, Nora will meet with you personally throughout the claim process to review the legal criteria to obtain benefits, the medical evidence and hearing procedures so you know exactly what to expect. Moreover as an extra step of preparation to increase the ultimate chances of success, Nora routinely prepares a pre-hearing brief for the Judge in order to explain the legal, medical and vocational issues specific to your claim. At Staum & Ostfeld, we therefore go the extra mile for our clients since our firm understands how one’s lives are profoundly altered by disability, the inability to work and the uncertainty of the lengthy Social Security Disability process without legal counsel.
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