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Victor Fusco

Victor Fusco

Representing Injured and Disabled New Yorkers
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • New York
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Biography

Mr. Fusco is the founding member of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., a 20 lawyer firm with 5 offices on Long Island, 4 in New York City, as well as a Westchester location.

In its nearly 40 year history the firm has successfully represented thousands of working people and their loved ones in Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, NYS & NYC Employee Civil Service Disability, Long Term Disability and ERISA claims, Veterans Benefits and Personal Injury matters.

Mr. Fusco was the founding president of the NY Social Security Bar Association and is a past president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. He is the former host of "Labor-Lines" which ran for 17 years on various radio stations in NY and Florida. He is a frequent lecturer, and has written many articles and manuals in the fields of Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation and Media Relations.

Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1975) | Law
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Hofstra University
B.A. (1972) | American History
Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Founding Member - Managing Attorney
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
- Current
Program Host/Producer
AM 970 WNYM; AM 1240 WGBB; 96.1 FM WJVC; 103.9 FM WRCN
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Publications
Articles & Publications
RE: Oversight Hearing on the Disability Appeals Process
Social Security Subcommittee Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
Speaking Engagements
Representing Workers Compensation Claimants, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, United Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Workers' Compensation & Social Security Disability, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
Workers' Compensation, AFL-CIO Workers' Compensation Navigators' Program
Effect of the New Workers' Compensation Reforms, Shop Steward Seminar
Workers' Compensation Fraud - A Conundrum, Workers Compensation, New 2007 Anti Fraud Legislation
How Accountants Must Now Advise Clients, Post 2007 Workers' Comp Fraud Legislative Changes, Workers' Compensation Fraud Amendments - What Accountants Need to Know
World Trade Center Claims Settlements, What Risks Should Carriers Anticipate?, Willis Re Workers Compensation Conference
Workers' Compensation, Emerging Trends, SHRM Conference 2000
Understanding Earnings Records, Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Labor & Community, Building a Common Future Conference, aw and the Media
Early Preparation is the Key, Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Handling Initial Application Cases, Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Real World Ethics, Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Filing New Application while an Appeal is Pending, Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Computing Workers' Compensation Offsets, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
2012, 2017-2020
Distinguished Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Proclamation
New York State Controller
Peter Crescenti Humanitarian Award
Angel Guardians for the Elderly, Inc
2009 Leadership Award
Long Island Federation of Labor-AFL-CIO
Citation
Nassau County Legislature
On Motion of Legislator Wink
Certificate of Recognition
Town of North Hempstead
For Service to the Community
Proclamation
Suffolk County Legislature
Dedication to Labor Movement on motion of Legislator Vivian Valoria Fisher
Citation
Nassau County Legislature
For work with the Long Island Federation of Labor on motion of Legislator David Mejias
Citation
Nassau County Comptroller
In recognition of work with labor community, by Comptroller Howard S. Weitzman
Honoree - LI Salute to Labor Dinner
March of Dimes - Salute to Labor
Appreciation
Lupus Alliance of America -Long Island / Queens Chapter
Public Service Attorney of the Year
Touro College- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Lawyer of Distinction
Institute of Jewish Humanities
Legislative Resolution 6358 - Citation
New York State Senate
Certificate of Special Recognition
Congressman Steve Israel
For Selfless Dedication To Workers' Rights
Citation
Office of the Nassau County Executive
By County Executive Suozzi for fundraising efforts to open Universally Accessible Multi-Purpose Facility for disabled residents.
Proclamation
Suffolk County Legislature
In appreciation for efforts to raise funds for the March of Dimes
Appreciation
Nassau County AMT Children of Hope
National Volunteer Week - Certificate of Appreciation
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Citation
Town of Oyster Bay - Office of the Town Board
Citation
The Best Lawyers in America
Citation
New York State Assembly
In recognition of work producing and hosting radio program "Labor-Lines" by Assemblyman Marc Herbst
Appreciation
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Certificate of Appreciation
New York State Bar Association
1999 CLE Speaking Around the State on Workers' Compensation
Award of Appreciation and Merit
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County
Certificate of Appreciation
New York State Bar Association
Overall planning chair, statewide "Handling the Social Security Disability Case."
Service Above Self Award
Rotary Club of Valley Stream
Acknowledges Exemplary Service
New York Social Security Bar Association
Certificate of Appreciation - Speaker
New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs
Speaker (statewide) "Handling the Social Security Disability Case."
Civilian Certificate of Award
Police Dept, County of Nassau
Rescued drowning boys from an icey sump
Professional Associations
NY Injured Workers Bar Association
Member
Current
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Greater New York Safety Council
Past-President
Current
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New York Social Security Bar Association
Founder, Past-President
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
Activities: Founding Member, Social Security Section
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member, Past-President
Current
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Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Columbian Lawyers of Nassau County, Inc.
Member
- Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 1634732
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    On charges over $100.00
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Long Term Disability claims and NYS/NYC Civil Service Pension cases are handled on hourly or agreed upon flat fee payable up-front.
Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
The Law Center
Woodbury, Long Island Office
180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY 11797
Toll-Free: (800) 416-5454
Telephone: (516) 496-0400
Fax: (516) 921-3078
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Commack Office
353 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 208
Commack, NY 11725
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Medford Office
2956 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Mineola Office
1505 Kellum Place
Mineola, NY 11501
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Queens Office
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd
Suite 300
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Bronx Office
2116 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Brooklyn Office
50 Court Street
Suite 500
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Toll-Free: (800) 416-5454
Telephone: (718) 717-7161
Fax: (516) 921-3078
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Manhattan Office
112 W. 34th St
New York, NY 10120
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Telephone: (718) 717-7161
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Westchester Office
50 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10606-1900
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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Riverhead Office
30 W. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901-2806
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Fax: (516) 921-3078
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