David S. Bross and Richard L. Frankel are trial attorneys in private practice, who concentrate in Social Security Disability/SSI claims, Veterans Benefits, and disability insurance (LTD) claims.*
The firm maintains offices in Cherry Hill, Mount Holly, and Philadelphia, along with “satellite” offices at other locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The attorneys have represented thousands of satisfied clients over the years, litigating numerous cases throughout the tri-state region (New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania).
*Bross & Frankel also represents individuals in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.
David S. BrossFounder
Mr. Bross is the founder of Bross & Frankel, P.A. He has been licensed in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1981. Before opening his own office in 1995, Mr. Bross was the chief New Jersey partner for 10 years for the civil litigation firm of Marks, Feiner, Fridkin & Bross. Mr. Bross was formerly a Benefit Authorizer for the Social Security Administration, and has utilized his experience to compile an outstanding record of success representing clients before the Social Security Administration.
Richard L. FrankelManaging Partner
Rich Frankel is the managing partner of Bross & Frankel. He is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars. He has focused exclusively on disability and compensation benefits since 2005. Mr. Frankel joined what is now Bross & Frankel after having watched his father struggle with disability, fighting a lengthy illness. Mr. Frankel founded the firm’s veteran’s law practice and substantially grew the disability insurance practice, focusing Bross & Frankel’s ability to fight for all of the disability benefits available to his clients. Mr. Frankel additionally fights for clients in court, obtaining frequent victories in Social Security appeals and against insurance companies in Federal court.
Jennifer StonageAssociate Attorney
Jennifer Stonage primarily assists with the firm’s Social Security disability matters. Ms. Stonage graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. While attending Northeastern University, Jennifer participated in the co-operative education program, spending time as a research assistant for the Massachusetts State Sentencing Commission and as a judicial intern for the Norfolk County Family and Probate Court.
Elizabeth BerenatoAssociate Attorney
Elizabeth D. Berenato has been a member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar associations for over 25 years. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Attorney Berenato is a highly experienced trial lawyer. She has routinely handled complex cases and trials and is well-versed in Social Security Disability (handling every aspect from initial filings to hearings).
Santina PescatoreAssociate Attorney
Santina Pescatore primarily assists with the firm’s Social Security Disability, and private Long-Term Disability matters. Ms. Pescatore graduated from Temple University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She then attended Temple Beasley School of Law, where she received her JD in 2019. During her time at Temple, Ms. Pescatore interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she, assisted with preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials. She also interned for the Honorable Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division, where she wrote briefs and legal decisions, as well as fine-tuned her legal research and writing practice. While at Temple Law, Santina interned at the Temple Legal Aid Clinic, where she assisted indigent clients in custody and family law matters, as well as the Temple Elder Law Project where she assisted seniors at a local senior center writing wills and health care directives.