Just 20 miles northwest of Manhattan, the Village of Ridgewood in New Jersey’s Bergen County is home to nearly 25,000 residents. The first home built in the area was constructed in 1700, but the Village was not created until 1894. Ridgewood spans roughly six square miles and includes a walkable historic downtown area that features many shops and restaurants. The village’s affluent residents helped it earn a place in Money Magazine’s “25 top-earning towns” list in 2008. Notable current and former residents include Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger, actor Frankie Muniz, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and members of indie rock band Real Estate.

Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a full-service law firm, serving clients in Ridgewood and throughout New Jersey as well as in New York and Connecticut. Contact our firm toll free at 877-773-3030 or call our New Jersey office number at 201-862-9700 for a consultation at no cost to you. You can also visit our website to give us your information and request that our office contact you.

A person who is unable to work for one year or more due to a physical or mental impairment or combination thereof is generally eligible for Social Security disability benefits. In order to obtain benefits, a disabled person must file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA), the federal agency that manages the program. Unfortunately, the SSA initially denies the majority of claims filed – including many with merit – requiring many claimants to file an appeal and appear at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge in order win his or her case.

At Hermann Law Group, we focus our practice completely on disability cases. With a combined 50-plus years of representing clients in the local area, we know what the SSA’s analysts and judges are looking for, and we know how to present your claim in the strongest possible light. We know the staff at the local Social Security offices, the staff attorneys at the hearing offices and the judges who decide the cases; and they know and respect us. We proudly maintain a success rate of over 90%for all decisions received over the past twelve months. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our New Jersey office is conveniently located in Hackensack at 1 University Drive. To get there from Ridgewood, take Route 4 to the exit for Hackensack Avenue South. Follow that road to the second light (first possible left turn). Make a left onto Temple Avenue and then a left into the large parking lot. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.