Archive for January, 2012

Needham Mitnick & Pollack Attorney, Sheri R. Abrams, Named Partner

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The Falls Church Virginia Law Firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack is proud to announce that Attorney Sheri R. Abrams has been named a partner in the firm.

Ms. Abrams joined Needham Mitnick & Pollack in January 2010 as “of Counsel” after practicing law as a solo practitioner for 16 years. Ms. Abrams’ practice focuses on Social Security Disability Law and she has spoken on this topic to many organizations including the Virginia State Bar.

Ms. Abrams’ book, “Don’t Gamble with Your Social Security Disability Benefits,” was published in 2010.

Ms. Abrams is rated AV, the highest rating possible by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named one of Virginia’s Legal Elite.

Ms. Abrams is active in many different organizations including the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), where she represents the 4th and DC Circuits on the Board of Directors.

Ms. Abrams graduated Cum Laude from Boston University’s School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (1989) and earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School (1994).

Needham Mitnick & Pollack is a well established Elder Law, Estate, Disability & Special Needs Planning firm that assists clients with Wills, Trusts, Probate, Social Security Disability benefits, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships, Long Term Care Planning, Disability Planning, Medicaid Eligibility, Veterans Benefits and Special Needs Trusts.

Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans & Canines for Combat Veterans, Deserve Our Support

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

For almost 35 years, NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans  has set industry standards for assistance dogs.   They have made a commitment to their clients to train the best dogs and provide the most comprehensive services possible.    By combining innovation, experience and a whole lot of heart, they are a leader in the industry.

  • NEADS has trained over 1,300 assistance dog teams since the organization’s inception in 1976.
  • NEADS trains a larger variety of assistance dogs than any other program in the US.
  • NEADS trains assistance dogs for people who are deaf or have hearing loss; people with balance and stability issues; people with a variety of physical disabilities; wounded combat veterans; teachers, ministers and therapists; children on the autism spectrum; and children with physical disabilities.
  • Inmates at more than a dozen New England prisons help by training 90-95% of their assistance dogs.
  • NEADS established the first partnership with a prison solely dedicated to the training of assistance dogs for people who are deaf or have hearing loss (2010).
  • NEADS was the first assistance dog organization to develop a program specifically geared to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, Canines for Combat Veterans (2006).
  • NEADS was the first assistance dog organization invited to Walter Reed Hospital to give an in-service about how assistance dogs can help wounded veterans (2005).




  • Sheri has concentrated her law practice to the areas of Social Security Disability Law MORE...




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