Disability Claims Help-David F. Chermol, Esquire
Social Security Disability/SSI Disability: All Administrative Levels through Federal District Court Appeals
Disability Claims Help is honored to recommend Dave Chermol, Esquire to assist you with your Social Security or SSI Disability claim: Dave is one of the best Social Security Attorneys in the nation by anyone's standards. He cares and fights agressively for all his clients and their rights.
Mr. Chermol is a Founding and Lead Partner at the Social Security disability law firm of Chermol & Fishman, LLC. He represents Social Security disability and SSI claimants across the United States both at the administrative level and in federal court.
From 1997 until 2007, Mr. Chermol was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel in Philadelphia. In this capacity, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Commissioner of Social Security in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Delaware. Mr. Chermol was a GS-15 level attorney and served as the Commissioner’s senior disability litigator in Mid-Atlantic Region III.
He personally litigated or developed litigation strategy in most of the major disability cases resulting in published decisions in the Third and Fourth Circuits during his ten years at SSA. He received two Excellence in Service Awards and a General Counsel’s citation in his career at SSA, along with numerous other awards.
Mr. Chermol provided national and regional training to SSA’s administrative law judges with respect to disability law and how to issue legally defensible decisions. In coordination with the Department of Justice, he provided national training to SSA’s attorneys on effective oral and written appellate advocacy.
Mr. Chermol acted as SSA’s lead author, presenter, and editor for the 2006 and 2007 Continuing Legal Education courses in Pennsylvania on disability appeals in the federal courts. He served on a four-member national team to advise the Commissioner of SSA on issues pertaining to the reviewability of subsidy determinations for the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
Mr. Chermol currently serves by appointment of the court as Social Security Disability Pro Se Appeals Coordinator in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee.
He was named the 2013-2014 National Association of Disability Representatives Member of the Year.
Mr. Chermol was a member of the National Disability Policy Committee for President Barack Obama’s 2008 Campaign and in that capacity served as Regional Co-Director on disability issues in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chermol won the League of Conservation Voters’ 2004 Grassroots Leadership Award for the state of Pennsylvania due to his exhaustive efforts in raising voter awareness of environmental issues. He was also nominated as one of three finalists for LCV’s national grassroots leadership award for that year.
Mr. Chermol received his law degree from Temple University and his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Boston College. He graduated high school from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.
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