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Mr. Rabin has been representing disabled individuals seeking benefits under the Social Security Act for more than 20 years. An attorney since 1980, he founded Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. in 1988 where he practiced until partnering in The Law Offices of Rabin Kodner & Brown Ltd. in 2015. This firm represents clients nationwide at all levels of the administrative process and in the federal courts.
A frequent speaker on Social Security disability issues, Mr. Rabin has been privileged to lecture nationwide on a variety of community, legal, insurance, and government agencies. He has testified before Congress on Social Security issues and was featured in a 60 Minutes story on this area of the law. He has also authored numerous articles relating to disability law issues including fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, crohn's and colitis, lupus, chronic headaches, kidney impairments, and chronic pain.
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1980
United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1987
All of the firm's work is done on a contingency fee basis of 25% of past due benefits awarded to clients with a cap in the usual case of $5,300.00. If clients are not successful, no fees are paid.
Retainer fees are not required.
Year of Birth: 1956
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1980
Undergraduate School: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S, journalism (emphasis in business reporting), 1977
People whose medical disabilities make work impossible and who need to protect their rights and benefits under the Social Security Act.
Pfeffer, Becker, Gabric & Cerveny, Ltd., associate and partner, 1980-1988
Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., principal, 1988-2015
The Law Offices of Rabin Kodner & Brown Ltd., 2015-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Chicago Bar Association Social Security Disability Committee
American Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Social Security Disability Executive Committee
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Illinois State Bar Association
Mr. Rabin is featured on a number of Internet sites where he regularly answers general disability law questions and conducts online chats. These include www.fibrohugs.com; painaid.painfoundation.org; pub144.ezboard.com/fcloudsonlinesupportgroupsocialsecuritydisability; www.cancerhugs.com. His chats on Pain Aid for the American Pain Foundation take place the second Monday night of each month. Richard Feingold, another attorney in the law firm, helps with general disability questions on multiple sclerosis at www.msworld.org; and for the Spondylitis Association at www.spondylitis.org.
Jeff has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Chemical Sensitivity Coalition of Chicago. He is also a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society of Illinois. Mr. Rabin has been a member of the Northern Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Society's Professional Advisory Committee and its Advocacy Committee. In 2000, Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala appointed him as a member of the HHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee. From 1993 until 2001, he was an elected member of his community's elementary school board, serving one year as board president.
Published Legal Writing:
Mr. Rabin's work on Social Security law issues has appeared in a number of forums. His work has been published a variety of associations including those dealing with multiple sclerosis, crohn's and colitis, headaches, fibromyalgia, hepatitis, lupus, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
The mission of the law firm is to provide effective, aggressive and compassionate legal services to persons with disabilities seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration. We believe that by providing ethical representation within the framework of the government disability programs we can successfully advocate for our clients.
Suffering with medical problems and being unable to work creates serious challenges for millions of disabled individuals and their families. Turning to the Social Security Administration for assistance often seems an unbearable challenge as the laws, regulations and bureaucracy appear overwhelming.
To accomplish this mission, the firm aims to:
Our staff works as a team to provide the most effective representation possible. The firm's attorneys, paralegals, and support staff work hand-in-hand to respond to the questions and needs of our clients and to gather the proof needed to prove entitlement to this assistance. The firm's cooperative approach to work, aided by up-to-date technology, allows attorneys and staff to communicate with clients and Social Security personnel to minimize delays and move clients' claims as quickly as possible through the review process.
- Advocate at all levels of review on behalf of those with disabilities, considering the applicable law, evidence, and needs of the client;
- Maintain appropriate communication with clients, consistent with their needs and the nature of our work, while maintaining productive and efficient use of staff time;
- Participate regularly in a variety of continuing legal education and Bar Association programs;
- Participate in the larger community, including the Internet, as public speakers, and as a resource on current Social Security disability law issues;
- Regularly review, and, where possible, update our technology to maintain our ability to work in a productive, efficient manner;
- Abide by all applicable Supreme Court, Bar Association and agency Rules of Conduct and ethical guidelines.
- Provide a meaningful, satisfying work environment for our staff.
Married to Debra; two children and a dog.
Additional Office Locations:
636 S. Des Plaines River Road, Suite 300, Des Plaines, IL 60016
134 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60602
1512 Artaius Parkway, Libertyville, IL 60048
1N141 County Farm Road, Suite 200, Winfield, IL 60190