Scott M. RiemerOf Counsel
Scott M. Riemer is “Of Counsel” to the Long Term Disability Department of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP. Scott is a nationally-recognized expert in long term disability claims, litigation and class actions. Scott has narrowly focused his practice in order to provide his clients with the highest-quality, most innovative and caring legal representation available.
Scott has been winning long term disability claim battles against insurance companies since 1994. He has represented hundreds of clients and has obtained tens of millions of dollars in disability benefits and settlements. His clients are very diverse. They suffer from a wide array of injuries and illnesses and come from all parts of the country and from all walks of life. Among his clients are fellow lawyers, prominent doctors, chief executive officers, and even former insurance company executives.
Scott’s mission is to provide cutting-edge and compassionate legal representation to people with disabilities in order to protect their rights to disability insurance benefits—now and in the future. He serves on the front lines in the battle against unscrupulous insurance companies. He fights them in the trenches, constantly pushing the envelope to achieve the best possible results for each of his clients, while collectively advancing the rights of the disabled through the Courts.
At the January 12, 2009 annual meeting of the NYC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mr. Riemer was awarded with the Chapter’s Public Education Award. The award honored his volunteer services for Chapter members and his pro bono efforts to make the procedures used for long-term disability insurance more equitable for those disabled with multiple sclerosis.
Scott was the recipient of the prestigious Courageous Plaintiff Attorney Award presented by the National Employment Lawyers Association of New York in October 2000. The award was given jointly to Mr. Riemer and his client honoring their long and arduous battle to defeat an HMO's attempt to deny life-sustaining nursing care to the insured. The case is an important legal precedent establishing the right to home nursing care.
Scott began his career in the employee benefits department of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler. In 1989, he shifted his practice to litigation, becoming the principal litigator in the ERISA Litigation Group of Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman where he remained until starting his own firm in 1994.
Scott writes extensively in the field, lectures on ERISA and Long Term Disability claim topics and is often quoted in the media. Scott is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.