William Charles Bernhardi

William Charles Bernhardi

  • Social Security Disability
  • New York
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Summary

For over 30 years my law practice has been concentrated in Social Security and SSI disability claims, and disability claims for other public benefits (teachers, police, state troopers, firefighters, corrections, other state and municipal employees).
Before practicing law I was a Social Security Disability Analyst for medical adjudications, and also a Social Security Claims Representative for nonmedical claim adjudications.
I was admitted to practice law in 1986, in New York. When I first started practicing law my focus was on civil trial practice, primarily in domestic relations. I took my first Social Security Disability client in 1988 and have never looked back.
I am admitted in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, where I have won numerous court decisions for my clients. I am also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where I have successfully argued appeals. See 905 F.2d 654 (2d Cir. 1990).
As an active member of my bar association I have given continuing legal education lectures to the Bar on subjects within my expertise, and I have been called as an expert witness in civil litigation. I have also assisted nonprofit agencies such as the National MS Society.

Education
Syracuse University College of Law
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Syracuse University
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2073955
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2073955
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Practice Area
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Benefits
Contact & Map
WILLIAM C. BERNHARDI LAW OFFICES PLLC
950A Union Rd
Suite 240
West Seneca, NY 14224
Toll-Free: (800) 949-0772
Telephone: (716) 674-2424
Fax: (716) 674-0388
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: COVID-19 NOTICE: We are working from home during the NY State lockdown, but our office is closed for in-person client visits. Papers can be emailed to info@bernhardilaw.com, faxed, or our West Seneca location has a locked mailbox checked daily.
950 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
Telephone: (716) 674-2424
William C. Bernhardi Law Offices PLLC
2656 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Toll-Free: (800) 949-0772
Telephone: (716) 373-2424
Fax: (716) 674-0388
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: COVID-19 Notice: My office is closed for client visits during the NY State Covid-19 shutdown. We are still working, from home. Calls, faxes and email will be answered.