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Thomas Ferrazzi Ferris
Tom’s approach to representing injured workers in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury claims was formed as a young man when his father was severely injured on the job. Tom knows all too well the first crisis a family encounters is the trauma of the injury itself. He’s very aware that when a disability lingers for days, weeks and months, questions about loss of income arise. Other common questions that often come up include, “How do you file a Workers’ Comp claim?” “Why isn’t the insurance company paying?” “When will my surgery be approved?” “When should I apply for Social Security Disability?” “Am I still entitled to benefits if I’m back to work?” “Is someone other than my employer, such as a third party, responsible for my injury?” Tom recognizes how important it is to comprehensively deal with each and every aspect of a person’s disability and provide informed answers to questions like these.
Tom’s personal experiences form the backdrop to a legal career dedicated to assisting injured workers. He has represented thousands of injured workers in Workers’ Compensation, SSD and negligence claims, and his compassionate and thorough approach to representing injured workers before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and the Social Security Administration will give you and your family peace of mind that all bases are covered so that you can focus on getting better.
Tom resides in Rochester and is the proud father of Julian, Olivia, Maria and Anthony. Tom is a graduate, with honors, from the SUNY Brockport, and received his law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School. Tom is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, New York State Injured Workers’ Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities. He has appeared at thousands of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability hearings and represented injured workers before the appellate courts of New York and the New York State Retirement System. Tom has also had many articles published on the topic of Workers’ Compensation and the rights of injured workers in New York. Tom served as a councilperson on the Sweden Town Board between 2004 and 2009. Tom is active in the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association and is a 2012 National co-Chair for SUNY Buffalo Law School’s 125th Anniversary Fund Drive.
More About Thomas Ferrazzi Ferris
Community involvement, clubs, organizations: Tom is a youth hockey and soccer coach. Tom served as a councilperson on the Sweden Town Board between 2004 and 2009. Tom is active in the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association and was a 2012 co-Chair for UB’s 125th Anniversary Fund Drive.
One intriguing thing about you: I’m related to Gene Kelly
Looking at me you’d never guess that: I’m not Stanley Tucci’s twin
Hobbies: Golf, reading, traveling and riding my Harley.
Surprising personal fact: I’m a twin
Three words that describe me: Unapologetically Left Handed
My philosophy: Be straight, be thoughtful, and whenever possible, be funny.
A quote worth remembering: “I’m not superstitious; I’m a little stitious…” Michael Scott
A lesson that I’ve learned: You have to work harder than the person next to you. Thanks, Mike & Deb Ferris, for teaching me that.
Secret guilty pleasure: Top shelf Scotch whisky
CD in your car right now or what played last on your iPod: Fitz & The Tantrums, More Than Just a Dream
If you could sit down with any famous person (dead or alive) for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, who would that man or woman be and what would you talk about? Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards. I’d let Keith talk about whatever he wants to talk about… the man fascinates me.
All-time favorite movie and why: Buffalo 66, written, directed and staring Buffalo native, Vincent Gallo. It’s an independent film that is even off the beaten path for Indies. It has lots of clips of Buffalo and environs in the film. It’s quirky and that too is appealing to me.
All-time favorite book and why: The Dubliners by James Joyce. The book contains fifteen stories in which various characters experience epiphanies or self-realizations of one sort or another in mundane real life circumstances. It’s hard not to relate to at least a couple of the themes portrayed in this book and that’s why I like it so much.
Family: Sons Julian and Anthony; Daughters Olivia and Maria
If you were not working at Connors & Ferris, what you’d probably be doing for a career: Law enforcement
Your favorite way of relaxing and what makes it so appealing: Riding my motorcycle. Feeling the wind in my face and seeing the world with nothing between me and it; that’s the appeal.
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