Ms. Stone has worked in her own private law practice on Long Island since 2001. Previously, she worked for the Social Security Administration hearing offices from 1994-1999. She started as a Staff Attorney and she eventually became a Senior Attorney, an Adjudication Officer and a Supervisory Staff Attorney. From 1999 until 2001, she worked for MFY Legal Services, where she exclusively handled Social Security Disability cases (SSD) and Supplemental Security Disability cases (SSI). In her private practice, she has continued to handle all types of Social Security cases and private policy Long Term Disability (LTD) cases.
Ms. Stone is an active member of several organizations. She regularly teaches courses to train other attorneys. She maintains a network of attorneys/representatives in all practice areas so that she can easily match potential clients with skilled professionals for cases where clients have needs that do not fall within her own practice.
Affiliations and Memberships
|Member:||Suffolk County Bar Association|
|Board of Directors:||Suffolk County Bar Association, 2009-2012|
|Chairperson:||Small Firm and Solo Practitioners Committee (2017-2019)|
|Chairperson:||Bankruptcy Committee, 2009-2011|
|Chairperson:||Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation Committee, 2007-2009|
|Appointed Member:||Grievance Committee, Lawyer Referral Service|
|Member:||National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)|
|Member:||National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)|
|Appointed Position:||Suffolk County District Court, Small Claims Arbitrator, 2012 to present|
Ms. Stone’s Various Accomplishments
There have been several articles published about Ms. Stone’s successes in representing people. In addition, she has taught courses for other attorneys.
|Speaking Engagements||Ethical use of Social Media for Disability attorneys, presentation at the annual conference of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Atlanta, GA, May 2018|
|Ethics for Representatives, presentation at the annual conference of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), Austin, TX, March 2015|
|Navigating the Mental Health System in Suffolk County, presentation and panel discussion involving Ms. Stone and two prominent social workers. The audience consisted of members of a confidential and voluntary support group for family members of patients who have been hospitalized for mental health reasons at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, NY, November 2014|
|Proving Disability in cases involving Orthopedic Impairments, presentation at the annual conference of the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), Las Vegas, April 2011|
|Introduction to the Social Security Disability System, Presentation with questions and answers at the 17th Annual Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network conference, Long Island Marriott, March 2010|
|The Toughest Nuts to Crack: Handling those problem cases, Panelist and Presentation at the annual conference of the National Association of Disability Representatives, Boston, April 2006|
|From Hearing Request to Favorable Decision: Successful Representation at the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Presentation by Ms. Stone at the annual conference of the National Association of Disability Representatives, San Diego, May 2004|
|Published articles about Ms. Stone||On the Record Decisions Expedite Appeals Process, Disability Law News, January 2003 (page 10)|
|CDR: Traumatic Brain Injury Disability Continues, Disability Law News, November 2003|
|Kid Wins on the Record, Disability Law News, July 2001|