What is the attorney’s role? Is it just to give some “good advice” here and there? Is guidance and review of documents what constitutes sufficiency of legal input? And what about actual advocacy — of arguing the law, the statutes, the viability of eligibility or entitlement?
Certainly, “all of the above” would fit in — but what about the essence of good legal input — of anticipating roadblocks?
Perhaps that is the crux of what an attorney — especially an experienced attorney — should provide. For, it is based upon past experience; of knowing the law; realizing the application of the law; and in anticipating the counterarguments and preempting them in the proper preparation of a case, the advocating disability lawyer can enhance the greater probability of success.
For Federal and Postal employees who are contemplating the process of preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement case under FERS before the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, anticipating roadblocks which OPM will certainly put up, is perhaps the greatest reason why you should consult with a disability lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.