Joe Bornstein's Law Night - Call Us Until 10 P.M.

While the month of March will eventually bring warmer weather and signs of Spring, it also signals something else at our office - it's time for another Law Night!

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will be extending business hours once again for Mainers who are unable to phone us during the day.

LAW NIGHT:
This Thursday - March 1, 2012
5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Our experienced legal professionals will be on hand ready to answer your questions regarding motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, Social Security Disability, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, maritime injuries or injuries resulting from certain prescription drugs.

We invite you to give us a call at 1-800-CALL-JOE (1-800-2255-563) on Thursday, March 1, from 5pm until 10pm to speak with a member of our legal team and be a part of "Law Night.”

Maine Social Security Administration Offers Informational Workshop

The U.S. Social Security Administration will hold an educational workshop on Thursday, January 19th at 9am at the Auburn Public Library. The informational session is open to any and all Mainers interested in applying for benefits, planning retirement or learning more about Social Security.

The interactive presentation lead by Social Security Adminstration staff will guide participants through accessing and using www.socialsecurity.gov. The website, which offers services including but not limited to: retirement benefit estimates, online application for retirement, Medicare and disability benefits, applying for assistance with Medicare prescription drug costs, replacing a lost Medicare card.

**To register for the workshop, contact the Auburn Public Library at (207) 333-6640, ext. 4. **

Law Night - Call Joe Bornstein Until 10 P.M.

It’s November and at this law firm that only means one thing – Law Night!

Back by popular demand, on Thursday, November 17, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will be extending our business hours once again to accommodate Mainers who are unable to phone us during the day.

The following are some significant numbers associated with Law Night:

Five. Our law firm will remain open for five additional hours on Thursday, November 17 to accommodate Mainers. Our Law Night hours will be from 5pm until 10pm.

One. We are the one-and-only law firm to offer an additional five hours of office time to field legal questions from Mainers about: motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, social security disability, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation.

Zero. It costs zero dollars to call our office and seek the help of our experienced legal professionals. Law Night is a free and convenient way for Mainers to gain access to justice well into the evening.

We invite you to give us a call at 1-800-CALL-JOE (1-800-2255-563) on Thursday, November 17 from 5pm until 10pm to speak with a member of our legal team and be a part of "Law Night.”

Maine's Contingent Fee System - The Next Best Thing To Free

Many Mainers who suffer from injuries and disabilities shy away from hiring a lawyer because they don't think they can afford one. The truth is that we don't charge our clients a dime unless and until they are successsful in their claims. Under what is called the "contingent fee system," our law firm is paid a percentage of the settlements and benefits that our clients receive. If our client is not successful in getting paid, our law firm does not get paid.

We even pay all client costs up front while working on claims and there is never a retainer required for our legal services. Of course the vast majority of our clients do get paid, and so then does our law firm. The contingent fee system levels the playing field for Mainers without the financial means to pay a retainer to hire a law firm.

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Joe Bornstein Launches New Website

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is proud to unveil our firm’s newly revised website: www.joebornstein.com

Our interactive, multimedia website provides Mainers with information on our areas of practice, the history and philosophy of our law firm, and answers to frequently asked questions. In addition to learning about personal injury and Social Security Disability law, visitors will find biographies on our team of experienced attorneys, directions to our six conveniently located offices, past settlement and verdicts, as well as client testimonials.

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Law Night - Call Joe Bornstein Until 10 P.M.

Back by popular demand, on Thursday, February 3, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will be extending our business hours once again to accommodate Mainers who are unable to phone us during the day.

Our phone lines will remain open until 10pm, so feel free to call us at 1-800-CALL-JOE with your legal questions.

Our staff will be ready to answer your questions about:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Injuries Related to Darvon/Darvocet

When you call on Law Night, you will speak directly with one of our experienced legal professionals.

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Joe Bornstein's Social Security Team Provides Education and Support To Maine Health Care Providers

At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we understand that Social Security Disability is a complicated process full of questions and uncertainty for everyone involved. As specialized injury and disability attorneys, we feel that it is our obligation to share our knowledge and experience with others in an attempt to educate Mainers on their legal rights.

As a special service to health care and social service providers, we are delighted to offer our free Social Security Outreach Program.

Led by our team of experienced and specialized Social Security attorneys, our Outreach Program travels to the offices of physicians, social workers, psychologists, case workers and psychiatrists to provide information about how to assist Mainers who may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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Joe Bornstein Opens Sanford Office

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is proud to announce the recent opening of our sixth office location at 913 Main Street in Sanford. Adjacent to Bergeron Shoes, we are located in the heart of historic downtown Sanford. This newly renovated office, together with our Biddeford office, will help make access to justice available to Mainers living in York County.

First settled in 1739 and incorporated in 1768, Sanford includes the village of Springvale and is situated on the Mousam River. It borders the towns of Shapleigh, Acton, Alfred, Kennebunk, Wells, North Berwick and Lebanon.

To schedule an appointment at our Sanford office, phone us toll-free at 1-800-CALL-JOE (1-800-2255-563) or call our Sanford office directly at (207) 324-1277. As with all of our offices, the Sanford office is wheelchair accessible to better serve Mainers who are injured or disabled.

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Help For Maine's Veterans: Website Offers Legal Information And Resources

In a cooperative effort, local nonprofit organization Pine Tree Legal Assistance and the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership have launched Stateside Legal, a website for veterans, current military members and their families and advocates.

The objective of this comprehensive, interactive website is to help veterans:

  • Access their benefits
  • Find free legal help
  • Better understand their legal issues

In addition to providing easy-to-understand relevant and helpful information, Stateside Legal also includes interactive forms, videos, legal analysis and links to other military-related organizations.

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Attorney C.J. Newman Joins The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein – one of Maine’s leading personal injury and disability law firms – is pleased to announce the hiring of its 11th attorney, C.J. Newman. Attorney Newman joins a staff of nearly 60 legal professionals and is responsible for much of the firm's legal research and writing.

A graduate of the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law, Newman served as an editor for the Maine Law Review, a biannually published law journal.

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Joe Bornstein Adds Fourth Social Security Disability Attorney

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is pleased to announce the addition of new attorney, Talia D. Timmins. Timmins specializes in Social Security Disability and rounds out a staff of nine attorneys and over 50 legal professionals.

Attorney Timmins graduated from The George Washington University, Temple University Beasley School of Law, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 2004. Before joining the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, she practiced for 5 years at Genex Services, Inc. where she specialized in Social Security Disability cases.

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Social Security Backlog Delays Benefits

A recession, rising unemployment rates, and state budget cuts are making Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application backlogs worse than ever.

The Social Security benefits program provides monthly benefits to those who have health problems that prevent them from working. To get Social Security benefits, one must prove they are severely disabled and are unable to work for more than a year. The claims process can take upwards of two years. 

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Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Adds Two Top Attorneys

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys, David R. Miller and Andrew J. Bernstein. The two lawyers specialize in Social Security Disability law and round out a staff of nine attorneys and 45 legal professionals.

Attorney Miller is an Orono native who graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. He served as Bangor’s Development Coordinator before entering private practice, and joins the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein with an expertise in Social Security Disability law. David is a member of NOSSCR (the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives), MOSSCR (the Maine Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives), MTLA (the Maine Trial Lawyers Association), the Maine State Bar Association, and the Penobscot County Bar Association. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking and is a member of the Orono-Old Town Kiwanis club.

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Bornstein's Blog Turns One

May celebrates the first anniversary of Maine’s premier personal injury law blog. With nearly 100 unique posts in the past year, The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein’s blog has kept Mainers both informed and entertained. With up-to-date information on the latest current events in Maine, as well as ground breaking news on all things personal injury and Social Security Disability law related, visitors have been well-versed on all of the happenings in their home state.

In addition to keeping readers educated, our blog showcases our firm's good will throughout the state and highlights several worthy causes that we support. Seasonal safety tips, recent Supreme Court decisions, and special messages from attorney Joe Bornstein himself, add to the well-rounded blog that proves week-in and week-out to be a wealth of information.

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Law Night - Back By Popular Demand

This Thursday, November 20, 2008, The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will be extending our business hours once again for Mainers who do not have access to a phone during the daytime. Our office will remain open until 10pm to give Mainers throughout the state the opportunity to call us with their legal questions and speak directly with one of our experienced legal professionals.

Our staff will stand ready to answer your questions about:

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Good News For Social Security Disability Claims

There is good news for Maine attorneys who practice in the area of Social Security Disability Insurance Law and their clients.  Due to an increase in funding for the Social Security Administration (SSA), the wait time for claims to be heard may be shortened.

The increase in funding is an effort by the SSA to hire more Administrative Law Judges, thereby decreasing the backlog of Social Security Disability Insurance cases.  This additional funding provided by the government will allow the hiring of 175 new judges and staff for their offices.

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