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We Are a Nationwide Leader in Disability Insurance Law
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Over $250 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Our Disability Team

Justin Frankel works one-on-one with our clients, supported by skilled, compassionate, and dedicated paralegals. Our team’s collective experiences on behalf of claimants should reassure clients that we have seen their situation before and will provide strategies that can succeed.

Justin C. Frankel


Justin C. Frankel is committed to fighting for the rights of clients when their long term disability insurance claims have been denied, delayed, or terminated. Read Full Bio ->

Our Staff

Our team is the backbone of our success.
Our team of experienced, caring paralegals understand the situations our clients face. Their contributions are important to our ability to deliver top notch results to our clients, and they are vital members of our team-based approach to client service.
Christina Panzarella

Christina Panzarella
Senior Paralegal

Meet Christina Panzarella, a seasoned professional with a remarkable 12 years of dedicated service as a Senior Paralegal. Since teaming up with Attorney Frankel in 2012, she has played a pivotal role, bringing her extensive expertise in various levels of the court system, reflecting a wealth of experience in navigating legal intricacies.

A champion for justice, Christina’s career is centered around advocating for the rights of the disabled, safeguarding them from unethical tactics employed by insurance companies. The values and mission of the firm resonate with Christina’s commitment to meaningful work, making her an integral part of a team dedicated to making a positive impact in the legal and social landscape. Prior to her current role, Christina worked at a criminal defense law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii, specializing in criminal and military law, including courts-martial and UCMJ violations. Through this experience, she gained invaluable insights into the complexities of the legal landscape. Her commitment to justice and ethical legal practices has been a consistent thread throughout her career.

Academically, Christina holds a BA in Fine Arts from Adelphi University and has completed the Paralegal Studies Program at Boston University, earning her Paralegal Certification with Honors.

Beyond her legal prowess, Christina is a multifaceted individual with a passion for the arts. She has enriched her life with the beauty of artistic expression embarking on a professional acting and modeling career at a young age. Christina’s versatile interests and unwavering dedication make her a valuable asset to The Law office of Justin Frankel and the broader community she serves.

Madeline Thomas

Madeline Thomas
Administrative Assistant

Madeline Thomas, a skilled administrative assistant, brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique background to her role as an integral part of the Law Office of Justin C. Frankel, P.C. A graduate of George Washington University, Madeline holds three bachelor’s degrees, showcasing her dedication to academic excellence.

Her journey extended across the Atlantic to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, where she sharpened not only her dramatic skills but also developed a worldly perspective. This international exposure has equipped Madeline with a nuanced understanding that enriches her contributions to the legal environment.

In her role as an administrative professional, Madeline seamlessly combines her organizational acumen with a keen eye for detail. Her diverse educational background and global experiences make her an invaluable asset to the law office, bringing a fresh and dynamic perspective to the team.

Madeline’s commitment to excellence makes her an indispensable part of the Law Office of Justin C. Frankel, P.C.

Client Testimonials

Rating stars 5.0 Average on Martindale & AVVO
  • We know how important our work is to the people we represent, and we’re pleased to share this recent note from a client. Dear Justin and Christina, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere g…
  • Our 60-year-old client worked for the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company as a Senior Buyer and outdoor furniture supplier, doing everything necessary to manage a contract for twenty ye…
  • Successful ERISA Appeal of Cigna Denial for High-Ranking Aviation Executive from Florida A 61-year old woman with a prestigious role at a leading aviation company never imagined she would stop work…
  • ERISA Case Headed to Trial in Federal Court – Barber v. Sun Life & Health A Federal Judge in Connecticut has scheduled a trial with live witnesses in an ERISA case, to be decided under the arbi…
  • F&N Resolves a Four Year Delay in UNUM Lump Sum Settlement Matter We were contacted by a 56 year-old man from Maryland who had been trying to negotiate a lump sum settlement of his private disa…
  • Our client, a successful New York dentist, was on claim for a number of years with Trustmark Insurance, due to severe orthopedic issues, which did not permit him to safely and effectively practice …
  • “OK, now that I have had a chance to calmly review the documents, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. I am certain that if I would have tried to do this myself, I would not have had th…
  • The Law Office of Justin Frankel Navigates Complex Issues, From Claim Preparation to Lifetime Management, for Chiropractor A New York chiropractor in his mid-50s was concerned about complex issues …