As a partner at Wolf & Brown Law Offices, Michael J. Brown is passionate about providing his clients with expert representation and fighting for the benefits they deserve.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of the Widener University School of Law and completed his undergraduate work at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. Like most of his classmates, he worked his way through college, in his case, as a hotel desk clerk, and as a night auditor. This experience led to his first career managing, at various times, hotel rooms, beverage and banquet services. It is here where he, as a young college graduate, learned negotiation skills, crisis management, and serving customers with high expectations while delivering on a deadline.
Upon graduation from law school, he worked in the Philadelphia law firm of Margolis, Edelstein, Scherlis, Sarowitz & Kraemer. Here he practiced in the area of personal injury and product liability. He later took a position as a claims adjudicator with the New Jersey Division of Disability Determination Services (DDS).
Part of the responsibility of Claims Adjudicators is to work closely with physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists to render an accurate decision on each claim. Michael, never satisfied with his current knowledge level, would go into work an hour early each day, grab a file, and “find a physician’s brain to pick”. The knowledge he gained from this “medical school” gives him unique insight on, not only his clients’ diagnoses and complaints but how these medical problems and limitations impact their daily lives. Sometimes folks have been in pain and have dealt with physical limitations for so long, and have made so many adjustments to their lifestyles; they forget how it is to live “normally”. His insight has been invaluable in his case presentations to Social Security.