Riemer & Associates LLC, a firm of disability attorneys headquartered in New York City, is a nationwide leader in long-term disability claims, appeals and litigation. For over 25 years, we have built a thriving practice and sterling reputation on our unwavering commitment to protecting our clients. We have obtained tens of millions of dollars in benefits, settlements and judgments. Let us win for you.

Our Clients

Our clients are very diverse. They suffer from a wide array of injuries and illnesses.  We have clients suffering from multiple sclerosis, various forms of cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, bipolar disorder, parkinson's disease, various back, shoulder, neck and knee injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease,  migraine headaches, head injuries, tinnitus, acoustic neuroma, depression, anxiety, vision and hearing impairments, meniere's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, IBS, and numerous other illnesses.

Our clients come to us from not only New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut,  but also from all parts of the country.  Our clients are executives and professionals from many different industries, including the financial and securities industry, the insurance industry, the publishing industry, the advertising industry, drug companies, universities, and the medical, legal, dental and accounting professions.  Among our clients are fellow lawyers, prominent doctors, chief executive officers, and even former insurance company executives.

Our clients have claims against all of the major disability insurance companies, including UNUMProvident, MetLife, CIGNA, The Hartford, Prudential, Aetna, Liberty Mutual, Sun Life, Standard, Massachusetts Mutual, Northwestern Mutual, Matrix, Guardian, Berkshire, Reliastar, Lincoln Financial, First Reliance, Sedgwick, DMS, and Mutual of Omaha.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide cutting-edge and compassionate legal representation to people with disabilities in order to protect their rights to disability insurance benefits -- now and in the future.  Our attorneys serve on the front lines in the battle against unscrupulous insurance companies.  We fight them in the trenches, constantly pushing the envelope to achieve the best possible results for each of our clients, while collectively advancing the rights of the disabled through the Courts.

Our Commitment

Our goal is to maximize each individual's rights under the law while supporting them through the emotional turmoil that becoming disabled and bringing an insurance claim can engender.

At Riemer & Associates, our New York disability attorneys are committed to:

  • Providing top quality, innovative legal representation that is also caring and supportive of each client's unique circumstances;
  • Building client relationships based on mutual candor, respect and trust;
  • Monitoring, on a daily basis, all relevant legal developments under ERISA;
  • Advancing the rights of people with disabilities by effecting change in the existing case law; and
  • Educating the public through our sister website, www.disabilityclaims.com, which provides helpful information on disability  insurance issues.  We also maintain a blog that provides helpful tips to both claimants and lawyers, www.longtermdisabilitylawblog.com.

Scott M. Riemer has been selected by his peers and the media as a New York Super Lawyer in each year since 2006.

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Dear Scott, Belated thanks for your perseverance in pursuing and ultimately winning my case against the Hartford. I can’t begin to understand all that went into reaching this settlement. But I am grateful there are people like you who choose, on a daily basis, to hold corporations responsible to legitimate contracts on behalf of the powerless. Thank you so very much. -Julie

Dear Scott, I wanted to thank you again for all of your diligent work on my behalf leading to the appeal reversal. I cannot express how important this is given my ongoing medical issues and lack of ability to earn a living wage. I also wanted to thank your excellent staff. Audrey, Kasandara and Ellen all played a key role. Each displayed the highest level of professionalism and I am also in their debt. -Claudia

Dear Scott, Thank you for all of your legal support and your staff. I would not have been able to bring UNUM to honor my claim without you. Although I know this will be a continued challenge, I think this is the big milestone. Although my eye continues to get worse, it is a great moment and worth celebrating our success. I am finally on benefit. Thank you. -Donna

Dear Scott and Fran, Thank you again for all the hard work on my case. But most of all thank you for your professionalism and support. Working with you made this ordeal more bearable. You gave me the confidence to get this done by being very clear about what you need from me and by being very supportive through the process. I would recommend your firm to anyone needing assistance with claims against insurance companies. You are the best. -Judith

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for your representing us during an extremely difficult and traumatic part of our lives. We appreciate your always being upfront, honest, and easily available. You have been professional and yet easy to talk to. It has been a pleasure, although it was not the most “pleasant experience.” We will of course keep in touch. You will be highly recommended, if anyone needs your services. “Hey, you never know.” Once again, thank you for all of your time and efforts. -Lisa and Mark

To the whole Riemer “Crew:” I continue to be amazed by the kindness, care, and respect your office gives me. When you feel as though no one understands the pain, monotony and fear of chronic illness, you and your kind staff prove me wrong. Thank goodness for your continued support and professional care. -Helen

Dear Scott, I am writing to thank you and your colleagues for guiding me through the disability process. You and your team did an excellent job from start to finish. Since our first meeting, I have continued to be very impressed with your team’s knowledge and experience. In particular I would like to highlight Audrey Shore, who did a terrific job on a day-to-day basis. She’s smart, an excellent writer, and an enjoyable person with whom to interact. I believe that her skills enabled her to interact well with her insurance company counterparties and to help bring these claims to fruition. I thank you, again, and I look forward to working with you and your team going forward. -John

Dear Scott, Thank you for all the help and encouragement in the last few years. Keep up the good fight against the evil, scummy insurance companies. -Lisa

Dear Scott, Fran, and Ellen, Thank you for all of your help and support. You don’t know how much your words of encouragement mean to us. All of your expertise and efforts don’t go unnoticed. -Dave

Dear Scott, Ellen and Fran, Thanks again, It was a long road, but we won! It felt like I won a lottery. -Jeannette

Dear Audrey, Thank you for steering me so adroitly through the long-term disability application process. I am grateful to you especially that it went so well. (Although it had its rough spots, but I can “thank” others for that!) I am relieved that the insurance has been approved (putting it mildly!). In short—you rock! Ken

Dear Scott, Thank you for your guidance on my long-term disability insurance application process. I think you are the best of the best in the field. I’d also like to put in a good word for Audrey—she has been incredible—always organized, thinking ten steps ahead and absorbing the occasional rudeness from insurance providers. You both are wonderful! Thank you again. Ken

Dear Scott, I do thank you and appreciate your steady efforts on my behalf. I know your staff has been as kind as they could be, and I hope to be as cordial and gracious as they are as we wind the ordeal down. -Galene

Dear Scott, Thanks for doing such a great job negotiating my settlement. I’ll be happy to recommend you in the future to anyone needing a disability lawyer. -Sharon

Dear Scott, Ellen & Audrey, Thank you once again for all your help…for now let’s enjoy the moment and success. -Donna

Dear Fran, Ellen, and Scott, Thank you for all your tireless effort and skill that won my appeal.

Dear Scott, You don’t know how much I appreciate the upbeat attitude of both you and your staff. You are all wonderful people and I can certainly see why you have a successful firm.

Dear Scott, Ellen, Fran and Steven, Thank you all so very much for your help. We appreciate your help in making a difficult situation easier to manage. -Andreu

Dear Scott and Co., Great job on my appeal letter. I even learned a few things about my case by reading it. I can’t believe CIGNA recorded my occupation as “database administrator”—a total fabrication! -Eugene

Dear Scott, It was a pleasure to work with you. I learned so much. Thank you for everything. I wish your firm all the best. -Steve

Scott, Ellen, and Fran, I just wanted to let you know that UNUM called today and told me that my LTD benefits have been approved…I want to thank you for all of your patience and for helping me receive my benefits on the first try! -Valerie

Dear Scott, Many thanks to you and your team! It’s been a long 2+ years and I really appreciate your help! -Cary

Dear Kasandra, Thank you—tremendously—for helping us get through my LTD application process successfully. It is a great relief. Thank you again. Ken S.

Dear Riemer and Associates, Thanks for your help and support during this lengthy process. Especially thank to Audrey for her unwavering assistance.