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 TOM
Community involvement, clubs, organizations: Tom remains active in his community, particularly in youth sports. Tom coaches travel hockey and soccer. Previously, Tom served as a councilperson on the Sweden Town Board between 2004 – 2009. Tom was a co-Chair for the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association’s 125th Anniversary Fund Drive in 2012
One intriguing thing about Tom you may not know: Tom is related to the famous actor, singer and dancer GENE KELLY.
Looking at Tom you’d never guess he: Was a pole-vaulter.
Hobbies: Golf, reading, traveling and riding a motorcycle.
Surprising personal fact: Tom is a twin.
Three words that describe Tom: Unapologetically left-handed.
Lesson learned: When you’re talking, you’re not listening.
Secret guilty pleasure: Top shelf scotch whisky.
Favorite musicians: The Rolling Stones, Dr. John, James Booker and Allen Toussaint.
If he could sit down with any famous person for a cup of coffee, who would it be? Without hesitation, KEITH RICHARDS
All-time favorite movie: Godfather II
All-time favorite book and why: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The book is easy to read, funny and its characters are collectively, a wide-sweeping caricature of the City of New Orleans in the mid-20th Century.
Family: Wife, Ann; Children, Julian, Olivia, Maria and Anthony.
If he wasn’t working at CONNORS & FERRIS, Tom would be: Tending bar in New Orleans.
Favorite way to relax: Riding a Harley on an open road. The rumble of a V-twin does wonders for the soul.
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