Victor Fusco

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Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Woodbury, NY

Fusco Brandenstein & Rada PC
 | 180 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: 516-496-0400
Fax: 516-921-3078
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Victor Fusco is a founding member at Fusco, Brandenstein, & Rada. He graduated from Hofstra University (BA in History & Economics 1972). He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1975 and was admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts thereafter. He has practiced in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability and related areas of law since 1976. He is the founding president of the New York Social Security Bar Association’s and a founding member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s (now AAJ) Social Security section. He is a past-president of National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).

    He has in the past served as an arbitrator in the Eastern District of the United States District Court, the Chair of Village of Lake Grove Zoning Board of Appeals and a member of the Suffolk County Charter Revision Committee. He belongs to the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the New York State Bar Association and the NY Injured Workers Bar Association. 

    An engaging and knowledgeable speaker and lecturer, he has presented and written about media relations, workers’ compensation and Social Security for National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the New York State Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations and the New York Injured Workers Bar Association and the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations as well as various organizations for people with disabilities.

    He has been honored with awards from many organizations, including the Nassau County Police Department, the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Hempstead, Nassau and Suffolk County Legislatures, Congressman Steve Israel, Three Nassau County Executives, Suffolk County Executive Bellone,The New York State Assembly, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., the LI Federation of Labor,  The March of Dimes, The Institute for Jewish Philanthropies, the New York City Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Long Island Jobs with Justice, and the AMT Children of Hope Foundation,

    From 1990 until 2016, Mr. Fusco hosted a weekly radio program "Labor-Lines" about working people, the organizations that represent them and the laws which impacted them. At its peak, The program was heard on up to seven stations in New York City, Long Island and Florida, as well as by webcast and podcast.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Social Security Disability
    • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 20%Employee Benefits


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    Admitted: 1976, New York

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    • Lupus Foundation, Recipient of Award
    • New York State Assembly, Recipient of Award
    • Town of Oyster Bay, Recipient of Award
    • Foundation Fighting Blindness, Recipient of Award
    • Suffolk County Corrections Officers' Association, Recipient of Award
    • Town of Hempstead, Recipient of Award
    • LI Federation of Labor, Recipient of Award
    • Children of Hope Foundation, Recipient of Award
    • CSEA Local 880, Recipient of Award
    • Nassau County Police Department, Recipient of Award

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York Social Security Bar Association, Past-President
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Board Member
    • Suffolk County Bar Association, Legislative Review Committee
    • NYS Injured Workers Bar Association
    • New York Social Security Bar Association, Founding President
    • Eastern District of the United States District Court, Arbitrator
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Past President, 1999
    • Suffolk County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, Member, 2007-2012
    • Nassau County Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Social Security Section, Founding Member
    • Suffolk County Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 2009
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • NYS Workers' Compensation Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Long Island Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board, Member, 2008-Present
    • Greater New York Safety Council, Past-President
    • Long Island Occupational and Environmental Health Center, Advisory Board Member, 1998-2013
    • March of Dimes Salute to Labor Dinner Dance, Former Co-Chair
    • Suffolk County Charter Revision Committee
    • Lupus Alliance of Long Island/Queens, Board of Directors
    • Labor-Management Center, Advisory Board Member
    • Zoning Board of Appeals, Village of Lake Grove, former member and Chair

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Prepared written course materials on Social Security Disability; Workers Compensation; Liens; Offsets and related matters, numerous courses throughout the years., Lecturer, Nassau And Suffolk County Bar Associations
    • Articles and course materials on Workers' Compensation, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Lecturer
    • Various articles and course materials on Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation, Interplay of Public Benefits, Liens and Offset for the New York State Bar Association.
    • Course materials and articles on Social Security Disability for the Practicing Law Institute
    • Course materials on the interplay of Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation for the New York Injured Workers' Bar Association, Lecturer
    • Written Course materials on Social Security Disability; Attorneys Fees; the impact of Workers' Compensation and SSI and other benefits on SS Disability;  and Media Relations, numerous occasions for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Lecturer, National Organization Of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
    • Faculty Member, the Labor-Management Center, Lecturer

    Representative Clients:

    • New York State Court Clerks
    • Deputy Wardens Association (NYC)
    • IBEW Local 1049
    • RWDSU/UFCW Local 338
    • Correction Captions Association (NYC)
    • Teamsters Local 1205
    • Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County
    • UFCW Local 1500
    • Suffolk County Court Employees Association
    • Teamsters Local 282
    • Nassau County PBA
    • RWDSU/UFCW Local 1102

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Labor-Lines Radio Program, "A Weekly Program About Working Men and Women, The organizations that Represent Them and the Laws that Impact Them." WGBB 1240 AM radio, 1999-2016; also heard on WNYM AM970 in New York City, 2013-2016; WWRL 1100 AM in NYC 2010 to 2013; LI News Radio 103.9 FM 2013- 2016; WJVC 96.1 FM 2009 -2016; WLIE AM 740 2005 -2009 and 3 Florida Stations in the JVC Broadcasting Group 2011-2016.
    • Law Talk TV Program, 2008-2010

    Educational Background:

    • Hofstra University, B.A., 1972

    Industry Groups

    • UNIONS
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    Office Location for Victor Fusco

    180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
    Woodbury, NY 11797

    Phone: 516-496-0400

    Fax: 516-921-3078

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