Jennifer Hess


Jennifer Hess

60 East 42nd Street,
Suite 1750
New York, New York 10165

Phone: 212.297.0700
Fax: 212.297.0730

Jennifer has practiced in all areas of long term disability claims, appeals and litigation since joining Riemer & Associates in 2016.  Her background reflects years of zealous advocacy for disabled, injured and disenfranchised individuals.  Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer represented hundreds of clients who were wrongfully denied Disability Insurance Benefits and also assisted claimants with their New York State Workers’ Compensation claims.

Jennifer received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as the Publications Director of the Family Law Society.  While in law school, Jennifer completed over 100 hours of pro bono work, for which she received St. John’s University School of Law’s Gold Pro Bono Service Award.  Prior to her admission, Jennifer completed various internships where she assisted in plaintiffs’ personal injury and asbestos litigation.  She also worked for several years as a Social Security Disability Insurance legal assistant.

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook. While at SUNY Stony Brook, Jennifer was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Through her experience, Jennifer has developed a strong foundation in her understanding of various physical and mental impairments, and strong compassion for those who require assistance.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Jennifer is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

What I like best about my job:
Our clients come to our Firm due to serious physical and/or mental illnesses that prevent them from working.  It is extremely rewarding to help our clients and their families achieve peace of mind and financial security during such difficult times.

Why I became a lawyer:
Prior to entering law school, I worked as a Social Security Disability legal assistant for several firms.  I found great satisfaction in providing unique services catered to the specific needs of each client’s disability.  Along the way, I was fortunate enough to meet mentors who not only provided me with valuable insight into legal advocacy for the disabled, but also encouraged me to attend law school.  I ultimately chose to become an attorney to continue this work on a greater scale.

Town/State Born:  Southampton, New York

Town/State Live: Long Island City, New York

Favorite Food: Chocolate

Favorite Hobby:  Hiking; photography; beachcombing; live music.

Favorite Sports Team:  New York Islanders

What’s on Your Bucket List?  My list expands daily, but top contenders to accomplish within the next 5 years include: visit Canada’s Banff National Park; travel to Dublin; observe the Northern Lights; adopt another shelter dog.