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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 with his wife, Ann, and their three dogs, 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 and New York State Injured Workers’ Bar Association. 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.

More About Thomas Ferrazzi Ferris

What is your background / what made you want to work at Connors & Ferris? I’m a lifetime Western New Yorker, born and raised. I attended High School, College and Law School in Western New York and after serving in the United States Army, I returned to Western New York to raise my family and serve my community. As a lawyer who knows what it’s like to have a parent injured at work, my inspiration in founding Connors & Ferris and focusing our practice on helping injured workers and their families is derived from this experience.

What is the best part of working at Connors & Ferris? Working with committed professionals on behalf of our clients.

What is your favorite memory of working at Connors & Ferris? Sponsoring Team USA in the 2018 World Junior Hockey Tournament.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a cop growing up.  After serving in the Army, it made even more sense to pursue a career in law enforcement. But I had the opportunity to attend first year law classes at Brunel University in Uxbridge, England and that turned my interest towards obtaining a law degree upon graduation from college.

What are your hobbies? Reading, traveling, sports and motorcycling

What’s your go-to office lunch? Lunch is a moving target – there is nothing standard about it for me.

What is your favorite quote? Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go – Oscar Wilde

What is on your bucket list? Bucket list includes a golf and whisky tour of Scotland

What is your favorite song on your playlist right now? Burn, burn, burn – Zach Bryan

Do you have any pets? If so, how many, what kind, names?  We have two dogs – Olive, a blue nose Pit Bull and Skipper, a Chihuahua/Mini-Pinscher


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