Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.
Here are just a few of our high-quality, professionally vetted lawyers and non-attorney representatives who serve your area. Take our quiz, and you’ll be connected to the perfect firm for your case.
93 Main St., Newton, New Jersey 07860
Maryjean Ellis was born and raised in Sussex County, New Jersey, where her family operated a business for 40 years. She accepts disability claims at all stages – whether you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability, have had your application denied, or have had your request for reconsideration denied. Our clients say her team works quickly, are approachable, and care deeply about every person they represent.
65 Broadway, Suite 1704, New York, NY 10006 (Serves New Jersey)
The Law Offices of David Kuznicki is a father/son firm that has been representing people in Social Security Disability law for over 40 years. David Kuzinski is one of the most experienced SSD lawyers in the country and the former president of the New York Bar Association. Our clients say his team is efficient, friendly, professional, and quick to respond.
11450 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116 (Serves New Jersey)
Chermol and Fishman was founded by Dave Chermol after he'd worked for the Social Security Administration for a decade. They know how the SSA works better than anybody, and fight hard for their clients. Beyond their expertise, clients tell us the Chermol & Fishman team is consistently helpful, understanding, and polite.
See how disability in New Jersey compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
mo. average time to hearing
This hearing wait time is about average. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.
average monthly benefit
This is more than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on your work history.
max monthly benefit
The maximum monthly SSDI benefit is the same for everyone, regardless of your location or condition. It's adjusted regularly for the cost of living.
application denial rate
This is lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.
case denial rate
This is slightly lower than the national average. A lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, cross-examine witnesses from the state, and significantly improve your chances approval.
The disability application process can be stressful, and a lawyer can help at every stage of your claim — gathering your medical records, submitting your initial paperwork, appealing if you’re rejected, and representing you at a hearing. 83% of disability applicants have representation by the hearing stage. And you’re three times as likely to win benefits when you apply with an attorney. Best of all — you don’t pay lawyers until you’re approved, and their fees are capped by law.
Do I need a disability lawyer in New Jersey?
You're three times as likely to win benefits with a disability lawyer, and 83% of applicants have legal representation at the hearing stage. While there are some exceptions (e.g. individuals with terminal conditions), working with a disabiltiy lawyer is useful for almost everyone. They make it easier to apply, improve your odds of approval, and charge nothing until you win.
How much do disability lawyers charge in New Jersey?
Disability lawyers cost nothing until you win. Once you're approved, they'll take 25% of your first check (capped at a maximum of $7,200). These limits are set by law, nationwide, so lawyers can never charge you more for working with Atticus.
How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?
Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet disabiltiy firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute disability quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.