Partners Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield, founders of the national disability insurance law firm Frankel & Newfield, have been named to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Both Mr. Frankel and Mr. Newfield have been named Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2023, and Mr. Frankel was selected in 2011.

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Partners Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield have also been honored with AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubble, a global legal publisher, and both have achieved the highest possible rating by AVVO, a leading website for consumer information concerning attorneys.

Jason Newfield, Esq., a resident of Commack, New York, represents claimants in long term disability insurance and other insurance claims and litigation and has extensive experience in both federal and state courts. Mr. Newfield represents doctors, dentists, accountants, lawyers and other professionals and other policyholders on disability insurance matters, ERISA claims, appeals and litigation. He is a frequent lecturer to legal, medical, and other professional organizations about the disability process and is a Physician Educator concerning the documentation of support for claimants with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Mr. Newfield has published numerous articles on disability insurance and is a member of the American Conference Institute, lecturing to attorneys and claims personnel at conferences throughout the country.

Garden City resident Justin Frankel, Esq. is focused on representing long term disability insurance policy owners. He is a highly skilled and trained litigator and represents clients in court at all levels of litigation: state and federal. He represents owners of privately owned or individual long-term disability insurance policy owners whose benefits have been terminated, delayed, denied, or who are being investigated by insurance companies. Mr. Frankel represents clients in ERISA appeals and administrative proceedings, with a superior understanding of the ERISA appeals process, the highly complex laws and rules that govern the ERISA process, and the tight time frames that are so critical to this area of the law to each matter. He is an active member, Treasurer and long-standing supporter of the AHRC-Garden City auxiliary, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our two amazing team members, Senior Paralegal Christina Murray and Paralegal Kristin Behr. It is with their intense commitment and dedication to our clients and the partners that we achieve the results that have kept our firm at the forefront of disability insurance law. If there was a Super Paralegals ranking, we are confident both would be selected.

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