Jennifer Modell

Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA
Attorney Jennifer Modell graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 1985 with a degree in linguistics. She obtained a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1991 where she was on the Dean's list. She is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts, New York State, and in any Social Security Court throughout the United States.

Attorney Modell has been working with disabled clients since 2005 and has represented social security claimants in hearings before Administrative Law Judges, at the Appeals Council and in Federal District Court. She currently focuses her practice in Social Security Disability and Veteran's Benefits.

Attorney Modell has also practiced in the fields of criminal defense, immigration and civil rights law. In addition, Attorney Modell headed the Rhode Island Disability Law Center's Brain Injury Project and was instrumental in developing legislation to fund services for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. She also taught Immigration Law and Business Law courses at the Long Island University of New York.

She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Social Security Practitioners Committee and the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR). Ms. Modell is a passionate and committed advocate for disabled people. Her clients appreciate her compassion and perseverance in pursuing their Social Security Disability claims.

Published Works
Careers in Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Vol 1

Immigration Law, Long Island University, New York
Business Law, Long Island University, New York
Pro-Bono Seminars, Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island

Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2014

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Areas of Law

  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income - SSI
  • Social Security Disability - SSD


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1992, New York
2008, Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Law School Attended

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Class of 1991

University Attended

University of Chicago
Class of 1985

Birth Information

Born in 1963
New York, N.Y., September 20, 1963

Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Social Security Practitioners' Committee
National Organization of Social Security Represe... More

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Office Information
Jennifer Modell
 20 Stanwix Street, 7th Floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4802


Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy, LLC (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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