What are they, and how is it that we overlook them so often? Take, for example, the Federal or Postal employee who begins the process of seeking a lawyer to represent him or her to obtain Federal or Postal Disability Retirement benefits. The Federal or Postal worker makes a phone call — perhaps a voicemail is reached, and so you leave a message. You don’t get a call for 2 or 3 days, or even until late the next day. Isn’t that a telltale sign of something?
Or, someone does finally call you back or you actually do get through to a “live” person — but not the lawyer. Instead, you are speaking to an “Intake Specialist”, or Mr. So-and-so’s “Administrative Assistant” or “Paralegal” or — better yet — someone who self-identifies as a “Disability Specialist”. ??????????
You began by setting out to hire a lawyer — a person who has a law degree and is versed in the legal complexities of Federal Disability Retirement Law, and you end up with a non-lawyer who holds the dubious credentials of being a “Disability Specialist”; are these not telltale signs?
If you want the wisdom, advice and guidance of an attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, then make sure that you recognize the telltale signs and insist that you be represented by an actual Lawyer who Specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire