JOSEPH D. CAPITAN is a co-founding partner of Abell & Capitan, Esq. and manages the firm’s Philadelphia, PA law office. Joe focuses his practice on long term disability, individual disability, short term disability, and Social Security disability insurance matters. He has successfully represented disabled individuals against insurance companies such as Cigna Group Insurance/Life Insurance Company of North America, Aetna, Hartford, Reliance Standard, Liberty Mutual, Guardian, MetLife, Sedgwick, Lincoln National Life, and more. Additionally, Mr. Captian handles Social Security disability hearings before Administrative Law Judges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. He also handles Social Security disability cases pending before the Appeals Council. In 2006, Mr. Capitan earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a research assistant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Bucknell University in 2003.