Kenneth LaVan and Adam Neidenberg combine focused knowledge in federal disability claims, litigation experience, and a constant commitment to their clients. This personalized attention and expert representation enables them to pursue the best outcome for their clients in the timeliest fashion.
Kenneth LaVan is the co-founder and president of LaVan & Neidenberg, representing tens of thousands of disability claimants each year.
Mr. LaVan has been an advocate for the rights of the disabled for many years. Since 1998, his companies have provided more than 3,000 hours of community service to inner-city students. LaVan has also been featured on CNNfn, written about in Entrepreneur Magazine Business Start Ups (twice), and was a keynote presenter at Chicago Mayor Daley’s Educational Summit.
In 2010, LaVan was pleased to see the successful launch of EZ Claim, patent pending Veterans and Social Security Disability claim management software. EZ Claim enables LaVan & Neidenberg® staff members to quickly understand what benefits claimants are entitled to, reducing the intake, application, and filing times. Within the first year of launching EZ Claim, the company realized a 60% increase in accepted intakes, while decreasing staff to client ratio by 25%.
Two years later, in January 2012, LaVan was a featured speaker on a panel discussion and press briefing at Lotusphere 2012 about the role of social business in small business and launched Case Ghost. Case Ghost is a SSD & VA outsourcing service, processing several thousands of leads per week.
Most recently, his law firm received the Engine of the Week Award from IBM, an honor given to midsize businesses that have transformed themselves using insight and IBM technology.
Mr. LaVan graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelors of Accountancy and received several honors during undergraduate. In 1996, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and was Law Review. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited representative, National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA), and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
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Adam Neidenberg has been litigating claims since graduating law school. He received litigation training at the Broward County State representative’s Office where he argued thousands of criminal cases in front of judges and juries. Once he became an experienced trial representative he started his own criminal defense group and thereafter co-founded LaVan & Neidenberg, focusing only on representing disabled individuals.
Mr. Neidenberg has mastered the art of building a strong case and presenting it in a precisely structured argument to the judge. He trains the firm’s representatives in assessing the legal issues of the case, presenting them to the judge, and cross examining experts presented by the Social Security Administration.
In 1996, Mr. Neidenberg graduated from Hofstra University with a Juris Doctor and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1993. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, 11th Circuit Federal District Court, United States Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims, and Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited representative.