The WSJ has been critical of Binder & Binder for many years. While I was wary about the WSJ’s contention that Binder & Binder engaged in fraudulent conduct, I did suggest that when selecting a Social Security law firm, to make sure that an attorney would be the person representing you. Most of Binder & Binder’s employees are not attorneys, which, among other things, means your conversations may not be privileged.
The WSJ cited tougher scrutiny of disability claims, by Administrative Law Judges who are approving significantly fewer cases, as one of the main reasons for Binder’s problems. Tougher scrutiny created greater problems for Binder & Binder because the majority of its work is performed by non-attorney advocates. I agree with Troy Rosasco, another Social Security Disability attorney, who blogged:
In my opinion, this is a good example why Social Security disability representation should be left to smaller local law firms rather than mega-national corporations with non-attorney advocates.