None of the statements on this page should be read as a guarantee or to imply success or client satisfaction in every case. Although we strive to service every client to the utmost of our abilities, all matters are unique and are dependent on their particular facts and the application of the law to those facts.
What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
"Marie singled handedly changed my life. She is an exemplary attorney with Integrity!"
Marie Casciari was my attorney for my long-term disability appeal. She won my appeal and in a prompt manner.
Contact: From the onset, I was extremely impressed with how fast Marie’s office returned my call; it took less than 1 hour for her office to return my initial call. I was told what Marie needed to properly assess my case and its merits so I could speak to her the next day. From the beginning, I felt like Marie’s office understood how important this call was to me.
Once I spoke to Marie the following day, not only was she a great listener, but she was compassionate and quick to give me ideas she was thinking about for my case. She did not hold anything back with her honesty and how she interpreted the law and how it would apply to my claim. When I spoke to other lawyers, I felt like they were only telling me half the story or holding back on telling me what we should do. Marie never did this; she truly cared about me, my claim, and my family as she counseled me from the very start regardless of whether I decided to hire her or not.
It was because of Marie’s approachability, her forthrightness to assist me, her knowledge of disability law, and her amazing promptness that we (my husband and myself) decided to hire her and her firm. Note, we had interviewed over 10 other attorneys both locally and even as far as the East Coast before we made our decision to retain Marie.
Communication: Marie is easy to talk to and she kept me informed at every step to make sure we were on task. Marie gave my case and its appeal both structure and timeliness.
For example, if I emailed Marie with a comment or question, she was so prompt to respond. I have worked with many attorneys, and I have never seen an attorney who is more responsive and quicker to find answers than Marie. This is not only refreshing but reassuring as she helped me navigate thru my long-term disability appeal.
In addition, she never lost sight of how important this appeal was to my family and its livelihood. She made me feel like her only client and gave me her undivided attention each time we spoke. I know she has numerous clients and is a very busy attorney, yet she never rushed me nor made me feel like my questions were frivolous. She was always receptive to explain the law, how it applies to my claim, and she even reach out to me when she was “out of the office” for holiday or vacation. She never forgot how important my claim was to me. This type of attention to her clients is absolutely unheard of in the legal industry and makes Marie a clear “stand out” amongst her colleagues.
Competence: Marie is a litigator, so she thinks like one. If you choose Marie as your lawyer, you feel confident that she can argue your case before a judge or jury if need be and win. She is very detail oriented and knows your case and its facts inside and out. When she calls you or emails you, she is prepared and has read your file. Lots of lawyer “pretend” or try to act like they know your case by generalizing their responses to you or telling you they will get back to you later. Marie does not do this. Marie is specific when she answers you; she knows your case and she answers you now not later.
Marie’s knowledge of disability law is unsurpassed. She is adept at the appeal processes and knew the case law relevant to my specific illnesses. Marie is to the point and no nonsense when it comes to arguing the merits of your appeal.
Marie is definitely the kind of attorney that is respected by Judges and even the opposing parties.
Compassion: Marie truly understands that this is not where you want to be; I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would have an illness that would incapacitate me like this and affect my ability to work, support my family, and have my life essentially upended like it was. I loved my work (it was who I was for over 26 years), I loved and cared for my clients, I missed my colleagues, and Marie understood this without making me have to put it all into words and relive my losses each day I could not work. Marie understood that I felt scared about supporting my small child and what losing my career meant to the future I had planned for my boy. Marie’s innate ability to understand her clients, their claim, fears, needs, and disability is what distinguishes Marie from other attorneys.
In summary, Marie singled handedly changed my life. She won my disability appeal and words cannot express how grateful I am. Marie is an exemplary example of an attorney with Integrity!
"I was amazingly fortunate to have found Attorney Marie Casciari and her team at DeBofsky Law"
I found myself in a dire situation where I am facing a lifetime inability to work. My long-term disability insurance carrier denied my coverage due to several factors which were inaccurate. After attempting to make an appeal myself I quickly realized I was over my head- moribund and desperate actually. I was amazingly fortunate to have found Attorney Marie Casciari and her team at DeBofsky Law and I’ll tell you why: empathy, intelligence, integrity, vigilance, and professionalism that I have rarely witnessed in 30 years as a corporate executive working for the largest corporations in the world. In that time I worked with hundreds of attorneys on the legal matters through contracting, negotiations, and dispute. My case was terribly complicated, clinically complex, and covered in gray areas…and I cannot give Marie higher praise, higher marks for successfully traversing this maze; she, and her team, absolutely sets the standard.
Truly, Todd Hanson, Seattle, WA.
"Thankful for all of your help in this appeal process..and hopeful that other long covid clients have the same result."
I wanted to let you know how thankful I am for all of your help in this appeal process. I’m so grateful that you were willing to take on my case. You lifted such a burden off of my shoulders with the daunting appeal process and winning the appeal is such a blessing. I am hopeful that your other long covid clients have the same result.
"Impressed and encouraged by an excellent appeal by Mark DeBofsky - succinctly, effectively and efficiently presented, researched and argued."
I am impressed and encouraged by this appeal, so succinctly, effectively and efficiently presented, researched and argued.
It’s quite excellent.
Thank you for all the work that went into this and for your continued efforts on my behalf. I am most grateful.
"Mark and his team repeatedly exhibited a dedicated, ethical, caring attitude and a deep level of expertise that is uncommon"
Attorney Mark DeBofsky negotiated an amazing settlement agreement for me, through his impeccable legal advocacy, legal reasoning and above average negotiation skills.
I found Mark during an online search of attorney’s specializing in long-term disability claims.
My long-term disability claim had been unfairly denied by a large well-known insurance company who had unlimited resources to fight me. The only way I would be able to win my claim was with an experienced, highly qualified attorney who not only had the necessary legal skills to win, but also the confidence to challenge them.
Mark DeBofsky met those requirements and more.
After interviewing 4-5 law firms, all of whom were tops in the field and very qualified, Mark DeBofsky’s expertise and reputation as a top attorney in the disability area stood out from the rest.
While receiving numerous awards from the legal community for being a top lawyer in the disability field, he pushed for and got above-average wins for his clients, aggressively advocated for changes in disability laws, and published numerous well-written, scholarly articles on disability laws.
For all of the above reasons, and after interviewing multiple other very qualified disability attorneys, I asked Mark to represent me.
It was one of the best decisions of my life.
As a former corporate attorney for 20+ years, I closely noted the legal arguments and strategies he used throughout the process (I may have tried to too closely keep track of his progress, but he and his team always patiently answered my questions).
As a result of Mark’s impeccable legal advocacy, legal reasoning and above average negotiation skills, he was able to obtain a way-above-average settlement offer. (Also, due to Mark’s amazing “win” record in court (he has never lost a case for this type of claim), the insurance company may have been somewhat hesitant or disinclined to go against him in court as they would not want to risk losing-just my opinion).
The kindness, professionalism, and dedication of Mark and his entire team is just as impressive as their above average legal expertise.
Calls were always returned within hours, and questions were always patiently answered.
Mark and his team repeatedly exhibited a dedicated, ethical, caring attitude and a deep level of expertise that is uncommon.
I very much appreciate all the work Mark and his team put into our claim and I very much appreciate the amazing result.
Working with Mark and his team was the only bright spot in an otherwise horrible that was horribly unfair.
My recommendation to anyone who needs a disability attorney, is to hire Mark DeBofsky. Due to the innumerable ways insurance companies can deny your claim based on the way you initially present your claim, I strongly recommend you hire a qualified attorney as soon as your claim is denied. If anyone can help you, it is Mark.
Lori K from Texas
"Thank you so much for your support"
As I approach the end of my disability income through Motorola ( it ends next July) and in looking back over how I’ve, on numerous occasions, struggled to keep it, you have been there. I would not have been able to keep that income without your help. Thank you so much for your support in doing so. Although I have yet to achieve my goal of healing and being well, I have no doubt I would be in much worse circumstances if not for your law offices and your legal help.
"You made a hard time a lot better."
I would like to thank you for all of your hard work. You made a hard time a lot better. Thank you very much again.
"It's very simple."
It’s really very simple. There is no one better at disability/insurance law and no one more knowledgeable, compassionate and humble than Mark DeBofsky in the U.S. He is the good standard.
"The kindness, respect and professionalism afforded to me from my ﬁrst meeting with Bill and Shannon up to the Appeal letter by Martina is a model of how people should be treated."
I wanted to take a few minutes and say Thank You for the incredible work your ﬁrm has done for me. While all of my interactions with everyone at your ﬁrm has been excellent, Bill Reynolds, Martina Sherman and Shannon Cottrell deserve special mention.
This has been one of the most diﬃcult periods in my life, and losing my career and income to an illness I could not prevent was devastating. When I found out my insurance company had denied my claim, I was at a total loss on how to proceed. Fortunately, I found your ﬁrm. The kindness, respect and professionalism afforded to me from my ﬁrst meeting with Bill and Shannon up to the Appeal letter by Martina is a model of how people should be treated.
If I hear of anyone needing the kind of service your ﬁrm provides, please know that I will advocate for your ﬁrm completely. E-mails and phone calls were promptly returned and throughout this pandemic, your team didn’t miss a beat.
Thanks to your group, my appeal has been successful and I am deeply grateful. You are well represented and your service is deeply appreciated. As you know, people in my situation can become depressed and have a lot of anxiety, but I always took comfort in knowing that Bill, Martina and Shannon had my back at all times. That trust was not misplaced. You can be proud of the work you and your team do.
Again, Thank You and congratulations for putting together the amazing group of people you have. It has made a profound diﬀerence in my life.
With sincere thanks-
"Marie Casciari was exceptional! "
Marie Casciari was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better attorney or outcome to our lawsuit. We did not know what to expect when we filed a lawsuit against our health care provider for denying residential treatment coverage for our child. Ms. Casciari helped explain each step of the process and promptly provided updates as the lawsuit progressed through the court. She did outstanding research to ensure she was prepared for each court appearance. She also did an excellent job of anticipating how the judge would react to each stage of the litigation. We were pleasantly surprised with the outcome and would highly recommend Ms. Casciari.
– Dominic W.
"Mark DeBofsky is an outstanding attorney"
Mark DeBofsky is an outstanding attorney who counseled me many years ago and is responsible for the financial security I enjoy today. I don’t want to think about where I’d be today but for what he did for me. I am forever in his debt.
– Edward R.
"Mark DeBofsky is extremely knowledgeable and caring and doesn’t leave stones unturned."
ERISA is probably the most difficult statute Congress ever enacted. If you need help in this area of the law you must hire the best attorneys available.
Mark DeBofsky is extremely knowledgeable and caring and doesn’t leave stones unturned. I’ve known Mark for decades, and have been impressed with his work at every turn.
He’s fair, he’s right, and you can trust what he says. You can’t find better.
– Judith G.
"You were the hardest working and most compassionate Attorney I have ever worked with."
You were the hardest working and most compassionate Attorney I have ever worked with.
– Sally G
"I always owe you a debt of gratitude."
Hey Mark. I’m on your e-mail list and read of your growth and success. Just wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you and wish you continued success. I’m good in large measure to your counsel many years ago, and for that I always owe you a debt of gratitude.
– Arnie R
"Amazing how much money they take and make it so hard to get the help when people need it."
You are in a tough business. Amazing how much money they take and make it so hard to get the help when people need it. Many thanks for all.
"[Mark] is an expert in his field and an even better person."
When I was first referred to Mark, I was overwhelmed and in need of good representation. I realized right away that I had found the right guy. He tackled my case with skill and expertise. I was naive to the adversarial process this was and Mark was able to guide me through it with grace and empathy. The results changed my life. More importantly, Mark has been my lawyer now for many years – and my friend. He and his team have always been there for me . He is an expert in his field and an even better person. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
"I felt reassured from our first phone call and more so each time I saw the effort and expertise you brought to my case."
Mark – Thank you so much, to you and the team that worked on my case. It has taken me a little bit of time to believe the good news. It’s a joy to have the process over and a favorable decision issued.
I am much appreciative of the work and guidance you provided. I felt reassured from our first phone call and more so each time I saw the effort and expertise you brought to my case. Thank you again! T.H.
"I know this experience would have 10x harder without your help."
Thank you for all the work you did on my behalf to win the my LTD appeal!
This time, from in-person interview to denial to appeal submission, has been challenging and you were always there. You answered my questions and concerns with expert knowledge and still with empathy. I know this experience would have 10x harder without your help. I feel very fortunate to have found you, the top LTD law team in Chicago.
This path was unexpected and took various turns, but having you in my corner helped make it less fearful and unknown. I send my sincere gratitude for your legal counsel and winning appeal!
"I believe you do God’s work, and the world needs way more lawyers and firms like you."
Seriously my words about you and your firm’s outstanding help and professionalism and incredible work product can never be sufficient. I believe you do God’s work, and the world needs way more lawyers and firms like you. I know you do you great things with your clients cases and educating with your writing. you are doing far more than your share and I hope always life rewards you for that. disabled persons like me don’t have a prayer against big powerful corporate interests without your caliber of legal abilities and moral character. I can’t imagine where I would be without your help so always thanks.
"You kept me grounded and I always left your office better than I entered."
Thanks again for all your help and especially your positivity and confident demeanor throughout this stressful unpredictable process.
The consistency in your approach and the way you made yourself personally available to me on short notice is beyond words.
You kept me grounded and I always left your office better than I entered. I truly am writing this brief note with tears in my eyes. Please pat yourself on your back and go to sleep tonight knowing you create life changing events.
"This was the most difficult thing I’ve gone through in my life. You made it bearable for me."
Hi Martina. I wanted to thank you for representing me with my disability case. I couldn’t have moved forward without you. When I was frantic and feeling hopeless, you made sure to call me and had a way of calming my anxiety. This was the most difficult thing I’ve gone through in my life. You made it bearable for me. This was a tough case and needed an attorney that really knew how to negotiate with the big insurance company’s attorneys. I feel like I got the perfect person in you to get the job done. It was a pleasure working with you Martina. Please also pass along my thanks to Mark. I wish you both the very best.
"Your dedication to your clients is truly evident."
I am truly at a loss for words. Your support has been overwhelming to me. Your dedication to your clients is truly evident. Your kindness, respect and compassion that you exemplify and have personally shown me will never be forgotten. We are truly grateful to you, Mr. Debofsky and Matthew.
"I knew after researching you and your law firm, talking with other attorneys about you, that not only were you the best choice but the only choice."
Now that a week has passed and I’ve had time to reflect, I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I appreciate the incredible job you did with my appeal. Your office from the first time I reached out to you, has been compassionate, understanding, and professional every step of the way. I knew after researching you and your law firm, talking with other attorneys about you, that not only were you the best choice but the only choice. Martina did fantastic work on the review of my claim file, please extend my gratitude to her, I was so relieved the day she called, after discussing the case with you and offering your services to take my case. It was very unnerving suddenly not knowing what my financial future was going to look like at my age.
I can’t thank you enough for ending the nightmare and securing my future.
"Thank you for your responsiveness, preparedness to offer assistance, your expertise, your modesty and humility."
I wish to take the time to say ‘thank you’ for your recent involvement in [my benefit claim].
Please know and believe me when I say that nothing you do goes unnoticed and it is always truly appreciated. Thank you for your responsiveness, preparedness to offer assistance, your expertise, your modesty and humility.
With my sincere regards,
"Thank you for believing in me."
Mark, I don’t know if you remember me… Years ago, around late 2008, I was living in Chicago and corresponding with you about possibly filing suit against Guardian/Berkshire. If you recall, they were hesitant to approve my claim and you gave me several suggestions that allowed me to gain control of the situation. Well, I was just thinking about everything you did to help me and I just wanted to thank you for all that you did, Mark. It was a very difficult time for me. The claim is in great shape and they have moved me to long term, claims management. I haven’t heard anything from them in years except for the once a year, certification from my physician. Anyway, I come from a family of legal professionals, and I don’t think attorney’s get enough praise or thanks for all that they do to protect us… Thanks again for all your advice.
"I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for your time, efforts and dedication."
This is FANTASTIC news [about our victory in the court of appeals]. While the basis of the case still presents such a challenge in life, I celebrate with you. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for your time, efforts and dedication.
Thank you on behalf of my 4 and 5 year old sons as well. God will make beauty from ashes each and every time.
"I never thought of a disability lawyer as a person who does good for a community that really needs their help."
I never thought of a disability lawyer as a person who does good for a community that really needs their help. Once I was sick and needed help, my viewpoint changed. Your passion and empathy make it more than an admirable profession.
"I am deeply grateful for the professionalism, expertise and caring of everyone I worked with at DeBofsky."
Thank you for the confirmation [that we won] and all the help your firm provided…There is really no way I could have navigated this without Martina, Deloris, yourself and everyone else at the firm. I am deeply grateful for the professionalism, expertise and caring of everyone I worked with at DeBofsky. I was kept informed and things were explained in ways I could understand. Empathy was shown as the system highlighted my inabilities in ways I am still not comfortable looking at under the bright lights.
I am also grateful to the many others along the way, whose difficult experiences and concern for people like myself led me to your firm. Honestly, I still believe this is a difficult experience and process, even on a good day, but DeBofsky has found a way to not only represent their clients, but to show a concern and consideration which gives me hope there is a ‘better way’, a better model, possible in the future.
"Thank you for being this capable. You did it …again."
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"I'm so lucky I landed on your doorstep."
I’m so grateful for all your help and support from day 1! I hated being in that courtroom and was eager to leave but I want you to know how much I appreciate your kindness and respect your experience and skills. Your reputation is obviously impeccable! I’m so lucky I landed on your doorstep.
"Yes, it was a very long battle. But through it all, your professionalism and encouragement and support made it much more bearable."
Mark and Bill,
Thank you both very much for getting us to this point. I am extremely grateful for everyone’s help in getting my disability approved.
Yes, it was a very long battle. But through it all, your professionalism and encouragement and support made it much more bearable. Bill, I agree with Mark that you were instrumental when it came to battling with [the insurance company]. For that I am extremely grateful. You could not have been nicer and It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Also, please extend my thanks to everyone on your end who was involved.
"Thank you for making me feel like I was your only client, your timely returned phone calls, your unbelievable preparation . . .[.]"
Good morning Mark,
I just wanted to take a minute and say a few words of appreciation on not only the outcome of my case, but the process itself, mostly my treatment from you – so here it is – Thank you for making me feel like I was your only client, your timely returned phone calls, your unbelievable preparation (to say the least), your explanations, CALMING me down so I didn’t make any rash decisions, and so much more. (too many to mention) So thanks again Mark for not letting the 2 parties in question for getting away with what they tried to, for that I am grateful… Take care and God bless.
"As we enter a new year, I am more comfortable knowing you and that you are available should the need arise."
As I think of this past year, I have much to consider. An exceptionally positive experience for which I am grateful has been working with you.
To you, a well-organized, experienced, and meticulous professional, the following traits are something you may take for granted. Still, I deeply appreciate your attention, preparation, mindfulness, and follow-up during our work. I know these things sound like “Business 101”, but these efforts in the professional landscape seem to be disappearing.
For someone seeking an advocate, these traits are critical. I am fortunate to have found you and have found peace of mind while working with you-knowing you provided focused attention, were well prepared at every step/meeting, were mindful of my condition, and could be relied upon for follow-up.
As we enter a new year, I am more comfortable knowing you and that you are available should the need arise.
"That's it, you made my case personal, that is what you did for me, I felt cared about, cared for and not forgotten."
I felt that I was the only client you had, I truly felt you gave that much to me. I wish I could explain what you how your support, boosting me up when I felt helpless when I felt all was hopeless. You always talked with so much positive hope. I felt always that I was more than a client, almost like I was your own family, that your fight for my cause was personal to you. That’s it, you made my case personal, that is what you did for me, I felt cared about, cared for and not forgotten. You gave me hope and you delivered it! My world is not perfect due to my illness but you made me feel better about things inside that world!!!
"[W]ith your insight and optimism that our case was supported by law, we had hope again."
Hi Mark & Martina,
Just wanted to let you both know that my wife and I are very, very grateful for all you’ve done for us. Our pension means so much to us and gives us hope that one day we can retire and really enjoy it.
After 21 years of service I felt helpless, like I had no recourse but to just lose hope and accept what the pension board had decided. But with your insight and optimism that our case was supported by law, we had hope again.
"I know I have said this many times before but you are wonderful to work with and I truly appreciate all that you have done for me."
I read the letter that you submitted to Cigna for me and I think it is outstanding! I know I have said this many times before but you are wonderful to work with and I truly appreciate all that you have done for me. Your professionalism is exceptional and your knowledge of employment law is second to none. If nothing else, I know that I did the right thing when teaming with you and your firm to represent me in my LTD claim / SSDI claim. Because of you, there is no doubt that if anyone asks me for the name of an outstanding employment law firm, I will recommend you and DeBofsky Law
"Compassion and caring for your clients is unprecedented!"
I can’t say enough good things about you–you have always gone above and beyond for me–and your demeanor is unlike any professional I have come across. Compassion and caring for your clients is unprecedented!
"I know I've said it before but you truly have changed the rest of my life!"
I can never thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me! I know I’ve said it before but you truly have changed the rest of my life!
"As a physician I placed my complete trust in you after our first meeting, it was a great decision."
Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for helping me with my disability claim. I have been so impressed with your professionalism, experience, knowledge, and attention to detail throughout the entire process. I told my wife that no matter what the outcome, I could not have found a better attorney to represent me – so grateful that we were successful! As a physician I placed my complete trust in you after our first meeting, it was a great decision. I would be happy to speak with anyone who is considering using your services as a disability attorney. Your excellence is greatly appreciated by my family and me.
See what the courts have to say about us:
- Notification of Docket Entry – Minute entry – Robert Sanderson vs. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
- Notification of Docket Entry – Tremback v. MONY Life Insurance Company
- Memorandum Opinion and Order – Lanette Holmstrom vs. Metropolitan Life Insurance, Company and Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Employee Welfare Benefit Plan
- Order Regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses – Jean Torgeson vs. Unum Life Insurance Company of America
More Client Testimonials
"There is no doubt in my mind that your expertise and reputation in this area of the law helped facilitate a favorable outcome."
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work you put into my case.
There is no doubt in my mind that your expertise and reputation in this area of the law helped facilitate a favorable outcome.
"During one of the most challenging times in my life, I have never been more grateful to have been placed in such competent hands."
I cannot thank you enough….
You have been unbelievable in your promptness, kindness, professionalism, and knowledge. During one of the most challenging times in my life, I have never been more grateful to have been placed in such competent hands. Both you and your staff far exceeded any expectations I could have imagined, and I simply cannot find the words to express my gratitude enough.
"Words can't express how thankful I am and how very much encouraged I am by the good in humanity, especially in the legal profession, that you've exemplified."
I’m very deeply grateful and feel very blessed to have you represent me in this case…Words can’t express how thankful I am and how very much encouraged I am by the good in humanity, especially in the legal profession, that you’ve exemplified.
I’d like to let you know that my experience with Atty Sherman has been excellent. She is very patient with me especially as I struggle with understanding and processing information during our conversations, and I don’t have the energy nor drive to follow through with my own action items. Since the time I first contacted your firm, my experience with her has always made me feel that I’m speaking to a lawyer who cares about me…She always respectfully and honestly communicates Atty DeBofsky’s directives to me, and shows very high regard for him in all our conversations. She conducts business with absolute integrity, honesty, and professionalism. I can definitely see these values being lived out in your firm as a whole.
"You are so very good at what you do!"
Words cannot adequately express how grateful I am to you for your hard work and professionalism this past year. You are so very good at what you do! This has probably been the most difficult year of my life. Thanks to you, however, things are getting brighter each day.
With sincere appreciation.
"The firm truly cares about their clients and have their best interest at heart!"
Again, the services provided by Mark and yourself is outstanding. The firm truly cares about their clients and have their best interest at heart!
"I am absolutely thrilled that my appeal won!! And I have all of you to thank for that."
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your dedication, time and concern toward my appeal to Prudential for my long-term disability.
I am absolutely thrilled that my appeal won!! And I have all of you to thank for that.
I will be able to have my monthly payment reinstated, and my life insurance premium will be waived.
Thank you again!!!!
"You and Martina have been instrumental in helping me get my life back in order after disability and I truly appreciate that."
Thank you Mark for taking my case!
You and Martina have been instrumental in helping me get my life back in order after disability and I truly appreciate that. Be blessed!
"I finally opened your appeal letter, and I must say, you are to the point yet eloquent."
I finally opened your appeal letter, and I must say, you are to the point yet eloquent. I thank you so much for taking such a firm hand in my behalf. Again, thank you for believing in me.
"I can only hope that there are more people in the world that care as much for their clients well-being as you do."
I cannot thank you & your staff enough for bringing such a very stressful time for me & my family to a positive conclusion. I can only hope that there are more people in the world that care as much for their clients well-being as you do. Your staff was knowledgeable, courteous, & extremely patient as I tried to convey information you required while struggling to speak, let alone speak clearly, as stress exacerbates my symptoms. Should I ever find anyone in need of your services, I will not hesitate to refer them to you. Thank you once again.
"If you could see me you would see the tears of joy running down my face!!!"
OMG!!! Mr. DeBofsky,
You just made my day. If you could see me you would see the tears of joy running down my face!!!
How can I ever thank you for all that you have done for me. You rock and I plan to tell everyone I know how awesome you are! May God Bless you today and always!!!!
"Don't ever question if you are making a difference in the lives of others."
Mark – I still can’t seem to find a way to say thank you. I am overwhelmed…You are totally first class. Don’t ever question if you are making a difference in the lives of others. Warmest regards,
"I wanted to take a moment and first of all thank you for achieving what four other attorneys told me would be impossible or improbable."
I wanted to take a moment and first of all thank you for achieving what four other attorneys told me would be impossible or improbable. When I first realized I would need legal counsel, I literally drove hundreds of miles and spoke to a total of eight other attorneys. All told me they would try to get some kind of settlement and not to expect to really win much of a settlement. I then researched the internet, and by chance found your firm. I was very blessed in this endeavor. Throughout this process, you and your staff, Molly, have not only been patient, but have answered all my questions in such a manner I never felt I was imposing or being dumb. You and your staff have listened to my issues, and have been supportive and straightforward during the whole process. I always had my calls either answered or returned in a very timely manner. Not only were you and your staff very professional, you were also nice, and would be proud to list you among my friends. I cannot say enough about the great treatment I received, where I felt I was treated not only as a client but as a friend. I would and will recommend you and your firm in the future, and again I would like to thank you, and Molly, for all you have done for me.
"[Y]our firm is not at all ordinary, but instead one with the focus, talent, experience and ability to mold the future of Disability Law in the US (and elsewhere)."
just visited your new website and it put a big smile on my face! I love the banner under your new firm’s name – “We don’t just follow the Law. We make the Law”. Perfect! The statement is not only absolutely true, but the bolded lettering on make emphasizes the fact your firm is not at all ordinary, but instead one with the focus, talent, experience and ability to mold the future of Disability Law in the US (and elsewhere). Congratulations on the move and Kudos to you and your staff for the decision to follow your heart. (I have always loved Don Quixote, ever my parents took me to see Man of the Mancha on Broadway as a child). Thank you for your ever persistent vigilance.
"I always remember with great gratitude in my heart to God and to you how you helped me during one of the most challenging times of my life."
Hi. Congratulations on your new adventure. I always remember with great gratitude in my heart to God and to you how you helped me during one of the most challenging times of my life. As I told you a few years ago, I am completely healed after two very intense surgeries and have been healthy for the past four years. Best to you Mark in all you set out to do. Thanks again for the role you played in my life. I will always remember you for your kindness and concern. Take care.
"You saved my future and that of my wife. We will forever be grateful to you."
Hi. Thank you for informing me of your new practice and above all, congratulations! Whenever I speak to anyone regarding what you did for me versus Prudential, I still stand in awe at your knowledge of the law as it related to my case. I can say for certainty, I would have gotten nothing from Prudential without you. I cannot appropriately thank you for your efforts all those years ago. You saved my future and that of my wife. We will forever be grateful to you.
PS…I will ALWAYS recommend you to family and friends!
"When you called to tell us Lincoln settled it felt like a great weight was lifted!"
Hi. We both want to thank you so much for your help. We are truly grateful for all that you did. We would not be back to where we were before without your help. You did a great job and we wanted you to know that. Thank you to everyone who was involved in getting Lincoln to settle. We wish we could share your hands and give you big hugs! When you called to tell us Lincoln settled it felt like a great weight was lifted! Thank you.
Client and wife.
[Client] said to tell you thank you for restoring our lives.
"I predict that you and your Firm will be a great success. Regardless of whether we win or lose, that will remain my feeling."
“…your work was exemplary….I predict that you and your Firm will be a great success. Regardless of whether we win or lose, that will remain my feeling. That is the finest 4 pages of summary and appeal I have ever read.”
"I know it was a hard battle dealing with Prudential. But you fought a great battle."
Mark, I know it was a hard battle dealing with Prudential. But you fought a great battle. I appreciate everything that you have done for me from the Social Security Disability to letting Prudential know that we were going to go all the way. Once again, thanks for everything. If I can get you any referrals, I will be happy to do so.
"Though difficult for the obvious reasons, your involvement has made this process infinitely more tolerable."
Though difficult for the obvious reasons, your involvement has made this process infinitely more tolerable. Please know of my sincere appreciation for your efforts. With Very Best Regards, Client
"I am at a loss for words for everything that the staff has done for me."
I am at a loss for words for everything that the staff has done for me. It hasn’t gone unnoticed or unappreciated!
"My physicians recommended you to me, and he was very happy for me with the positive outcome."
Dear Mark: I want to send you a big THANK YOU for all that you and your staff have done to help me through this difficult process for disability. I have now received correspondence from Social Security and from you informing me that I have been approved! The entire process is overwhelming, but when I turned it over to you, I knew I had an advocate who knew what to do … and then followed through! I was so nervous the day I went to your office for the initial contact. I was made to feel very comfortable from the time I walked in the door. Then later that afternoon, you called me personally! I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. You had already looked over my information, and you were very encouraging about my case. I was so impressed not only by your efficiency, but also by your kindness. In the conversation, you told me what to expect in the coming months. I felt as though you and your staff really cared about me and my situation. For someone with high anxiety (like me …), that is extremely important! I want you to know that when I come to know of someone who is in my situation, I will definitely recommend you! Also, I want to tell you that your entire staff with whom I saw, spoke to on the phone, or e-mailed was great!! I always had quick and kind responses to my calls and e-mails. I have already seen my physician and gave him the good news. My physicians recommended you to me, and he was very happy for me with the positive outcome. Again, thank you for everything!
"Your help really was instrumental in helping me obtain a quick resolution."
I just wanted to say thanks again for your help with my disability matters. As the year comes to a close, I wanted to make sure that you knew how much your help meant to me…Your help really was instrumental in helping me obtain a quick resolution. More importantly, your advice and guidance was simply reassuring to me and my wife.
"The three of us closest to this, me, my wife and my business partner all uttered the same word after reading the appeal, and I am not making this up - Wow!"
I had a tough disability case, having chronic fatigue for about 15 months before being introduced to Mark. I went through dozens of tests over that period. All were inconclusive as to its cause. My first request for disability payments was denied. I was introduced to Mark just after submitting an appeal. Mark told me a number of things I was not aware of with regards to my policy – and I work for that carrier and considered myself well informed. I immediately hired Mark. Mark took all the information from the medical records that the denial was based on. He rebutted the denial, added letters from my family, colleagues and friends citing their experience with me before and after the disability. This was a great package in itself. It showed he understood all that he received from us. But then, he cited the legal cases where the insurance companies were ruled against for what I was experiencing. I believe this was really was the bow on the package. His language was easy to understand. It was all done very logically and in great depth. The three of us closest to this, me, my wife and my business partner all uttered the same word after reading the appeal, and I am not making this up – Wow! There wasn’t an email or phone call that Mark did not respond to right away. I found him to be personable, understanding, caring and trust worthy. I would not hesitate to use him again. If you are wondering – my appeal was approved. Thanks, Mark!
"The past 2 years have been a very trying time for us. We made it through it due to our faith in you and your ability to get a fair settlement."
Mark, My husband and I want to take a moment to say thanks to you and all of your office staff. The past 2 years have been a very trying time for us. We made it through it due to our faith in you and your ability to get a fair settlement. The settlement check arrived Tuesday October 25th via FedEx. We now wish you all the best! Thanks, Client
"I want you to know that your services were invaluable and that I could never pay you for your empathy, encouragement and wise counsel during these difficult months[.]"
I want you to know that your services were invaluable and that I could never pay you for your empathy, encouragement and wise counsel during these difficult months, Client.
"It is nice to know there are still caring and big-hearted people in the world."
Mr. DeBofsky, I am really lucky to have your advice & support at just the right moment. It is nice to know there are still caring and big-hearted people in the world. So grateful for you. May God Bless you every day! Thank you. Client.
"We had been frustrated and seemingly helpless on the case for 3 years, and we had given up hope until you came on the scene."
Mark, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the success in the action of [Client] v. Prudential. We had been frustrated and seemingly helpless on the case for 3 years, and we had given up hope until you came on the scene. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Client.
"If anyone has to go on LTD, they are lucky if they have you for an attorney."
Mark, Thank you again for all your excellent legal and professional advice. If anyone has to go on LTD, they are lucky if they have you for an attorney. Warm regards, Client.
"You helped my family more than you probably realized."
Dear Mark: I talked to you on two or three occasions, and you were very helpful, knowledgeable and clear about how to negotiate our very complicated government system. You helped my family more than you probably realized. Most sincerely, Client.
"I 'NEVER' lost hope, as a team with such INTEGRITY will ALWAYS PREVAIL!"
Mark DeBofsky, “THANK YOU” to a GREAT TEAM, Mark DeBofsky & Violet/Barbara Borowski in winning a 50/50 odds case vs. MetLife! Thanks to all who assisted in any way possible with the *unending* case! But I “NEVER” lost hope, as a team with such INTEGRITY will ALWAYS PREVAIL! Most appreciatively, Client.
"What an incredible letter-you are truly amazing in your work."
Dear Mark, What an incredible letter-you are truly amazing in your work. Can’t wait to hear the response from Prudential. Thanks for all your help so far. Regards, Client.
"If I described you in two words: First: A Brain. Second: Extremely humble."
Mark, You are awesome and so humble. Right to those pearly gates but not until your work is done. Thanks for helping ALL of us! I am especially grateful you helped me! You are the most humble person I ever met . . . I want to work on humility! If I described you in two words: First: A Brain. Second: Extremely humble. I can’t say thank you enough. I will never forget your unbelievable humbleness and generosity. Your parents did a great job!!!!! Most respectfully, Client.
"My family and I could not thank you enough."
Mark, For all you have done and continue to do in representing me, I am eternally grateful. Your outstanding legal work in persevering to win an award of benefits is an enormous help in easing our family’s financial burden in light of my physical limitations. My family and I could not thank you enough. Sincerely, Client.
"I will never forget your compassion and understanding with me and my case."
Mark, Thank you for all of the help and kindness you have given me. I will never forget your compassion and understanding with me and my case. I pray God would bless you in return a hundred fold. Sincerely, Client.
"I want to thank you for your straight shooting and kindness that you have shown to me."
Dear Mr. DeBofsky, Thank you again for taking my case and helping me. I want to thank you for your straight shooting and kindness that you have shown to me. I wish you a very Happy New Year to you and your family. Warm regards and best wishes, Client.
"I can never compensate nor thank you enough for the efforts and support on your part, during this agonizing struggle to get disability income."
Dear Mark, I can never compensate nor thank you enough for the efforts and support on your part, during this agonizing struggle to get disability income. Thus, I’ve made some small contributions in your honor. (I hope you’ll receive notifications from them soon.) Figured that was better than a plant or chocolates . . . Much thanks and all the best! Client.
"My only regret is that I am not in practice or else I would have referred many patients (clients) to you."
Dear Mr. DeBofsky, I want to express my gratitude and thanks for all you have done and are doing for me. My only regret is that I am not in practice or else I would have referred many patients (clients) to you. I close with best wishes and warm regards to you. Thank you again, Client.
"Knowing one cannot work and faced with the loss of all income takes its toll. The gift you gave me is 'priceless.'"
Mark, It would be impossible for me to express my gratitude to you. Knowing one cannot work and faced with the loss of all income takes its toll. The gift you gave me is “priceless.” I will be forever grateful. Thank you, Mark. Client.
"I feel that justice has been served, and I attribute this exclusively to your extraordinary talent and efforts."
Dear Mark, There are not words enough to fully express my appreciation for the incredible job you did representing me in my case against CNA. I remember feeling like I crawled into your office back in 2000, desperate, discouraged and extremely depressed. I had lost a lot of my cognitive thinking skills, had trouble following your explanations, and my short-term memory was very poor. You very kindly reduced our discussion to a level I could follow and understand, by simply stating, “I think you’ve got a case and with a modest retainer deposit and a signature, I’ll do my best to be a Knight in White Shining Armor.” Mark, you went on to do just that! Over the course of the 3+ years you diligently worked on this case, there were too many phone calls, emails and formal letters to count. You always returned my calls with lightning speed, encouraged me to forget about the case and pursue the course of action that would help me heal, and managed to balance professionalism, strength and compassion. You were honest in your assessments and forthright in your communication . . . and you quickly earned my utmost trust and respect. Of course, I am elated over the fact that we were able to win in the District Court and go on to successfully reach a fair settlement in the Court of Appeals, finally bringing this case to closure. I feel that justice has been served, and I attribute this exclusively to your extraordinary talent and efforts. More important than this however, and what has brought me the greatest joy, is knowing that men like you actually exist in this world. It is so much easier to fight on the side of the Corporate Giants, and certainly, it must be more profitable. I want you to know how meaningful your work is and the powerful difference it has made in my life. I have written your name in my bible, and will continue to pray for you until the end of my days. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely, Client.
"We want to thank you for the excellent representation you gave [Client] in acquiring disability payments from Unum Provident."
Dear Mark: We want to thank you for the excellent representation you gave [Client] in acquiring disability payments from Unum Provident. You and your staff have been most helpful during this process. We would be glad to recommend your services to anyone who would need them. Thank you again for your help. Sincerely, Client and Spouse.
"[Y]ou could have chosen another avenue which may have been more lucrative, or less demanding, but you chose to be an advocate for those who cannot help themselves."
Dear Mark, Greetings! I have wanted to get you something to say thank you. I wanted it to be meaningful though I was not quite sure just what it would be. All I knew was that it had to represent how you are helping others. [My husband] and I were talking about the field of law that you practice and how you could have chosen another avenue which may have been more lucrative, or less demanding, but you chose to be an advocate for those who cannot help themselves. When I saw the enclosed paperweight and read the prayer inscribed on the glass, I realized this prayer represents how [my husband] and I feel about what you are doing and the type of person you are. The prayer found in I Chronicles starts by saying that Jabez was a very honorable man and he asks of GOD specific things which I believe pertain to Jabez’s character and his desire to do good. When you feel overwhelmed or are having a bad day, I hope this paperweight serves as a reminder that you are appreciated by all of us whom you have helped. May GOD continue to bless you and keep you. Our best regards, Client and Spouse.
"It is people like yourself that help restore people's faith in the legal system."
Dear Mark, I just wanted to take this time to thank you again for your assistance regarding my dilemma with Humana Health Insurance Company. While we have not yet had to pursue alternate avenues, it is good to know our options if need be. It is people like yourself that help restore people’s faith in the legal system. Again, thank you and if I can ever return the favor please feel free to give me a call. Sincerely, Client.
"As an attorney and a long time disability client of Mark's I can unequivocally attest to Mark's nationally recognized professional competence and continuing dedication to client service."
As an attorney and a long time disability client of Mark’s I can unequivocally attest to Mark’s nationally recognized professional competence and continuing dedication to client service. Over 20 years ago I was diagnosed with a debilitating illness by two major medical centers and subsequently awarded long term disability benefits by the Social Security Administration and my private carrier. Later my private carrier abruptly reversed its decision and denied benefits. All colleague inquiries led to Mark as a dedicated legal expert in disability law. With his immediate professional guidance we prepared a successful appeal avoiding litigation and reinstating the benefits. After this substantial amount of time he continues to show genuine interest in my case and reviews all required supplemental documents.
"It's much more than just a legal force to recon with, I know you ensure the right thing is accomplished."
I want to thank each and everyone one of you! You’re an amazing team! I’m fortunate and blessed to have met you.
Mark, I really appreciate the heartfelt care as well as exceptional expertise, I feel every time I speak to either you or Martina.
It’s much more than just a legal force to recon with, I know you ensure the right thing is accomplished… My family and I Thank you.