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Maurice Maitland

23 West Main Street
1211 E 225$ St Bx NY
Ansonia CT 06401
(203) 751-9070

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Maurice Maitland Law Firm

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The office of Maitland, Maurice D. practices law in Ansonia, Connecticut.


Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters regarding:

     
  • Social Security Claims Appeals
  • Disability/SSI
  • Railroad Retirement Appeals
  • Deportation
  • Green Card
  • Medical Waiver
  • Immigration Citzenship



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Maurice D. Maitland

ISLN: 920124046
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Maurice David Maitland has always had a passion to help people with disabilities and immigration matters; and he  has been demonstrating  his passion since he began  working  in 1996 as a clinical case manager with the Disability Services Program in the  City of New York. Mr. Maitland  has  assisted thousands of claimants seeking federal Social Security benefits. He  has an office in Ansonia, Connecticut.

He holds a J.D. from The  Thomas Cooley Law School, Michigan where he was the  President of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association, (ATLA). He received his undergraduate degree from The City College of City University of New York in Urban Legal Studies and Political Science with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), and also served as a Student Government Senator.  Before attending law school in the USA, Mr. Maitland worked as a principal and chef instructor at Good Will Home Economic Training Center; Clerk of the Courts, Magistrates Courts’ Department in Jamaica, West Indies; a judicial intern in New York Unified Courts System with Justice Richard Braun; and a legal assistant at a New  York law firm.

While attending law school, Mr. Maitland interned at Eaton County Court, Michigan, and the State Appellate Defenders Office, Michigan.  In   his  quest for  excellence  in  disability matters,  Mr. Maitland  took courses  including  appellate practice,  federal administrative law,  workers’ compensation, and  disabled  worker with emphasis on  the American with Disability Act ( ADA).

Mr.  Maitland has extensive litigation experience in presenting cases before the U.S Administrative Law Judges  of the  Social Security Administration, handling over 1,100 disability cases. His pro bono activities includes: (1) representation before  the Immigration Court (deportation cases);  Railroad Retirement Board Appeals (annuity cases); and (3) Social Security Administration Office of Adjudication and Review (SSI disability cases).

Mr. Maitland served as Chief Appellate Judge for the American Bar Association in the 2007-2008 National Appellate Competition for law students held in a Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York.  Mr. Maitland is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Disability Law Committee Member, Connecticut Bar Association (Honor Roll 2007, Pro Bono Award 2007), and Consumer Affairs Committee Member of the City Bar of New York (2006-9).

In addition to his passion for the disabled workers and immigrants, Attorney Maitland   has been a parent leader.  He served   as PTA Vice and President , respectively  for PS 111 in the Bronx community. He  was honored  as a local hero by  NYC Community Works in 2009.

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Practice Areas

Social Security Disability; Immigration and Nationality Law

Admitted: 2006, Connecticut
Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
Member: Connecticut Bar Association; New York City Bar Association (Member, Disability Committee, 2008); National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; National Appellate Advocacy Competition (Chief Judge, The American Bar Association Student Division, 2007-2008); Union Delegate, Local 371, Social Service Union; American Bar Association; North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church; HRA Toy Drive Committee (Coordinator); Parent Teacher Association (President, 2006).
Biography: Maurice David Maitland has always had a passion to help people with disabilities and immigration matters, and he has been demonstrating his passion since he began working in 1996 as a Social Security disability case manager with the City of New York. Mr. Maitland has assisted thousands of claimants seeking federal Social Security benefits.

He holds a J.D. from The Thomas Cooley Law School, Michigan where he was the President of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA). He received his undergraduate degree from The City College of City University of New York in Urban Legal Studies and Political Science with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), and also served as a Student Government Senator. Before attending law school in the USA, Mr. Maitland worked as a principal and chef instructor at Good Will Home Economic Training Center, Clerk of the Courts, Magistrates Courts' Department in Jamaica, West Indies, a judicial intern in New York Unified Courts System with Justice Richard Braum, and a legal assistant at a New York law firm.

While attending law school, Mr. Maitland interned at Eaton County Court, Michigan, and the State Appellate Defenders Office, Michigan. In his quest for excellence in disability matters, Mr. Maitland took courses including appellate practice, federal administrative law, workers' compensation, and disabled worker with emphasis on the American with Disability Act (ADA).

Mr. Maitland has extensive litigation experience in presenting cases before the U.S. Administrative Law Judges of the Social Security Administration, handling over 1,100 disability cases. His pro bono activities includes: (1) representation before the Immigration Court (deposition cases); (2) Railroad Retirement Board Appeals (annuity cases); and (3) Social Security Administration Office of Adjudication and Review (SSI disability cases).

Mr. Maitland served as Chief Appellate Judge for the American Bar Association in the 2007-2008 National Appellate Competition for law students. Mr. Maitland is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Disability Law Committee Member, Connecticut Bar Association (Honor Roll 2007, Pro Bono Award 2007), and Consumer Affairs Committee Member of the City Bar of New York (2006-9).

In addition to his passion for the disabled workers and immigrants, Attorney Maitland has been a parent leader. He served as PTA Vice and President, respectively for PS 111 in the Bronx community. During his tenure, he was instrumental in motivating school officials, teachers, parents and children to pursue their quest for excellence in education despite lack of resources and misuse of priorities. For example, Mr. Maitland wrote to the former Governor Pataki, and current Mayor Bloomberg to be fair to the students and teachers. He also worked arduously to improve communication among superintendents, parents, teachers and students when the Board of Education failed to served proper notice for educational changes.

Mr. Maitland conducted workshops for the parents and teachers with the strong support of the Department of Social Services Community Affairs Director, Mrs. Payne, who gave an excellent presentation and addressed the resources problems in the Bronx. For two years, Attorney Maitland predicted the potential of economic problem for the families. As a result, Atty. Maitland arranged with Attorney Barbara Anthony former Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee of City Bar to have a FTC lawyer, a financial management workshop for the teachers, parents and the public.

Most importantly, for the students of PS 111, the former PTA president offered his service to teach constitutional law for grades 5 and 6 and also gave out copies of the U.S. Constitution to the students. He also participated in Career Day at PS 111.

Mr. Maitland stated that his success as a parent leader at PS 111 was because of the support of his mother who brought him to the USA from Jamaica, and recommended PS 111 as the best school for her grand children. Equally important, his loving wife Joylyn and her love and passion for the children at PS 111 encouraged him to seek leadership position at PS 111. Their children include Kaydeen who graduated and is now attending North Easter Academy in Manhattan; and Maurice Jr., and Kayla are currently attending PS 111. Atty. Maitland and family attend the North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bronx, New York City.

Mr. Maitland has lectured on various immigration and Social Security disability issues for religious groups. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, Adventist Lawyers and the Federalist Society. Contact: maitlanm2003@yahoo.com. 203-736-9300/646-761-2770.

Professional Representation & Internship

Objective: Social Security Disability Claims-Appeals & Immigration Attorney Advisory or Federal Administrative Law Judge.

Law Office of Maurice David Maitland, Esq., Ansonia, CT, 2003-2009

Sole Proprietorship of Law (Part-time)

Professional representation in federal administrative proceeding as an attorney for indigent claimants seeking federal benefits including non-citizenship benefits: (1) Social Security disability benefits (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration, SSA); (2) Annuity benefits, Railroad Retirement Board Appeals, and (3) Immigration benefits, (Executive Office for Immigration Review, EOIR) within the Department of Justice (DOJ)-Immigration Court. Participant in Pro Bono Network, CT Bar Association 2007-2009.

City of New York/Department of Social Services/Disability Appeals Unit/Case manager/Representative (SSI/D Appeals), New York, 1996

Review individual claims for disability benefits under the provision of the Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act, Evaluate the basis for the claims after interviewing clients, examining complex medical reports from physicians, hospitals, and medical labs as well as vocational information in view of the claimant's disability, age, education, and work history; Clarity any issues by face-to-face or telephone interviews with claimants, administrators, physicians, attorneys, or other medical record personnel. Represent the Agency's clients before Federal Administrative Law Judges-Office of Hearings and Appeals for Social Security Disability & SSI Appeals-evaluate evidence, made proposed finding of fact conclusion of law, and recommended decision. Assist supervisors by resolving difficult cases.

State Appellate Defender's Office, Lansing, MI, 2002
Intern-Criminal Appeals-planning appeals strategy, legal research and analysis preparing memorandum of law.

His Honor Judge Ostehaven, Circuit Court, Eaton County, MI, 2001
Volunteer-Family Court Division - included opportunity to observe Court proceedings and discussed cases with Judge Ostehaven

Volunteer-Civil Matter included SSI appeals, Legal Aid of Central Michigan, Lansing, MI. Legal Assistant-General Practice Attorneys included criminal, and civil Matters, Law Offices of Darby and Chin, New York New York, 1999. Judicial Intern, included opportunity to observed Court proceedings and discuss cases with Justice Braum, 1994, The Honorable Justice Richard Braum, Civil Court, New York, New York, 1995.

Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: Pro Bono 2007, Bar Association CT Pro Bono Network, 2008; 10 Years Longevity Honoree, Employee Recognition Day & Professional Accountability Integrity (PAI) Ceremony, NYC, Disability Appeals Unit, June 29, 2006; Parent Leadership Award, the Council of Supervisors & Administrators of the City of New York, June 16, 2006; Certificate of Appreciation, NYC, HRA, Office of Constituents and Community Affairs, June 27, 2006; Honor Local Hero for the Bronx Community, by Community Works, NYC; and Public School, PS 111 (Selected 3/2009). CLE Certificate of Attendance: New York Lawyers' Association - What You Need to Know to Practice Immigration Law Successfully; Immigration Consequences of Criminal Case Disposition, March 12, & 19, 2007; New York Immigration Coalition - Basic Immigration Law, March 15, 2007; Brooklyn Bar Association - Immigration Consequences of Criminal Case Disposition, March 12, & 19, 2007; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - (January 7, 2008, Everything you Need to Know About the Second Circuit; February 4, 2008, Current issues in Asylum and EIOR; March 3, 2008, Immigration Consequences of Merge and Acquisitions; May 15, 2008, Business Immigration 101); American Bar Association - National Advocacy Competition, February 29, 2008.

Maurice D. Maitland

ISLN: 920124046
Member
Email: click here to contact

Maurice David Maitland has always had a passion to help people with disabilities and immigration matters; and he  has been demonstrating  his passion since he began  working  in 1996 as a clinical case manager with the Disability Services Program in the  City of New York. Mr. Maitland  has  assisted thousands of claimants seeking federal Social Security benefits. He  has an office in Ansonia, Connecticut.

He holds a J.D. from The  Thomas Cooley Law School, Michigan where he was the  President of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association, (ATLA). He received his undergraduate degree from The City College of City University of New York in Urban Legal Studies and Political Science with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), and also served as a Student Government Senator.  Before attending law school in the USA, Mr. Maitland worked as a principal and chef instructor at Good Will Home Economic Training Center; Clerk of the Courts, Magistrates Courts’ Department in Jamaica, West Indies; a judicial intern in New York Unified Courts System with Justice Richard Braun; and a legal assistant at a New  York law firm.

While attending law school, Mr. Maitland interned at Eaton County Court, Michigan, and the State Appellate Defenders Office, Michigan.  In   his  quest for  excellence  in  disability matters,  Mr. Maitland  took courses  including  appellate practice,  federal administrative law,  workers’ compensation, and  disabled  worker with emphasis on  the American with Disability Act ( ADA).

Mr.  Maitland has extensive litigation experience in presenting cases before the U.S Administrative Law Judges  of the  Social Security Administration, handling over 1,100 disability cases. His pro bono activities includes: (1) representation before  the Immigration Court (deportation cases);  Railroad Retirement Board Appeals (annuity cases); and (3) Social Security Administration Office of Adjudication and Review (SSI disability cases).

Mr. Maitland served as Chief Appellate Judge for the American Bar Association in the 2007-2008 National Appellate Competition for law students held in a Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York.  Mr. Maitland is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Disability Law Committee Member, Connecticut Bar Association (Honor Roll 2007, Pro Bono Award 2007), and Consumer Affairs Committee Member of the City Bar of New York (2006-9).

In addition to his passion for the disabled workers and immigrants, Attorney Maitland   has been a parent leader.  He served   as PTA Vice and President , respectively  for PS 111 in the Bronx community. He  was honored  as a local hero by  NYC Community Works in 2009.

Practice Areas

Social Security Disability; Immigration and Nationality Law

Admitted: 2006, Connecticut
Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
Member: Connecticut Bar Association; New York City Bar Association (Member, Disability Committee, 2008); National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; National Appellate Advocacy Competition (Chief Judge, The American Bar Association Student Division, 2007-2008); Union Delegate, Local 371, Social Service Union; American Bar Association; North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church; HRA Toy Drive Committee (Coordinator); Parent Teacher Association (President, 2006).
Biography: Maurice David Maitland has always had a passion to help people with disabilities and immigration matters, and he has been demonstrating his passion since he began working in 1996 as a Social Security disability case manager with the City of New York. Mr. Maitland has assisted thousands of claimants seeking federal Social Security benefits.

He holds a J.D. from The Thomas Cooley Law School, Michigan where he was the President of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA). He received his undergraduate degree from The City College of City University of New York in Urban Legal Studies and Political Science with honors (Phi Beta Kappa), and also served as a Student Government Senator. Before attending law school in the USA, Mr. Maitland worked as a principal and chef instructor at Good Will Home Economic Training Center, Clerk of the Courts, Magistrates Courts' Department in Jamaica, West Indies, a judicial intern in New York Unified Courts System with Justice Richard Braum, and a legal assistant at a New York law firm.

While attending law school, Mr. Maitland interned at Eaton County Court, Michigan, and the State Appellate Defenders Office, Michigan. In his quest for excellence in disability matters, Mr. Maitland took courses including appellate practice, federal administrative law, workers' compensation, and disabled worker with emphasis on the American with Disability Act (ADA).

Mr. Maitland has extensive litigation experience in presenting cases before the U.S. Administrative Law Judges of the Social Security Administration, handling over 1,100 disability cases. His pro bono activities includes: (1) representation before the Immigration Court (deposition cases); (2) Railroad Retirement Board Appeals (annuity cases); and (3) Social Security Administration Office of Adjudication and Review (SSI disability cases).

Mr. Maitland served as Chief Appellate Judge for the American Bar Association in the 2007-2008 National Appellate Competition for law students. Mr. Maitland is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), Disability Law Committee Member, Connecticut Bar Association (Honor Roll 2007, Pro Bono Award 2007), and Consumer Affairs Committee Member of the City Bar of New York (2006-9).

In addition to his passion for the disabled workers and immigrants, Attorney Maitland has been a parent leader. He served as PTA Vice and President, respectively for PS 111 in the Bronx community. During his tenure, he was instrumental in motivating school officials, teachers, parents and children to pursue their quest for excellence in education despite lack of resources and misuse of priorities. For example, Mr. Maitland wrote to the former Governor Pataki, and current Mayor Bloomberg to be fair to the students and teachers. He also worked arduously to improve communication among superintendents, parents, teachers and students when the Board of Education failed to served proper notice for educational changes.

Mr. Maitland conducted workshops for the parents and teachers with the strong support of the Department of Social Services Community Affairs Director, Mrs. Payne, who gave an excellent presentation and addressed the resources problems in the Bronx. For two years, Attorney Maitland predicted the potential of economic problem for the families. As a result, Atty. Maitland arranged with Attorney Barbara Anthony former Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee of City Bar to have a FTC lawyer, a financial management workshop for the teachers, parents and the public.

Most importantly, for the students of PS 111, the former PTA president offered his service to teach constitutional law for grades 5 and 6 and also gave out copies of the U.S. Constitution to the students. He also participated in Career Day at PS 111.

Mr. Maitland stated that his success as a parent leader at PS 111 was because of the support of his mother who brought him to the USA from Jamaica, and recommended PS 111 as the best school for her grand children. Equally important, his loving wife Joylyn and her love and passion for the children at PS 111 encouraged him to seek leadership position at PS 111. Their children include Kaydeen who graduated and is now attending North Easter Academy in Manhattan; and Maurice Jr., and Kayla are currently attending PS 111. Atty. Maitland and family attend the North Bronx Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bronx, New York City.

Mr. Maitland has lectured on various immigration and Social Security disability issues for religious groups. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, Adventist Lawyers and the Federalist Society. Contact: maitlanm2003@yahoo.com. 203-736-9300/646-761-2770.

Professional Representation & Internship

Objective: Social Security Disability Claims-Appeals & Immigration Attorney Advisory or Federal Administrative Law Judge.

Law Office of Maurice David Maitland, Esq., Ansonia, CT, 2003-2009

Sole Proprietorship of Law (Part-time)

Professional representation in federal administrative proceeding as an attorney for indigent claimants seeking federal benefits including non-citizenship benefits: (1) Social Security disability benefits (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration, SSA); (2) Annuity benefits, Railroad Retirement Board Appeals, and (3) Immigration benefits, (Executive Office for Immigration Review, EOIR) within the Department of Justice (DOJ)-Immigration Court. Participant in Pro Bono Network, CT Bar Association 2007-2009.

City of New York/Department of Social Services/Disability Appeals Unit/Case manager/Representative (SSI/D Appeals), New York, 1996

Review individual claims for disability benefits under the provision of the Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act, Evaluate the basis for the claims after interviewing clients, examining complex medical reports from physicians, hospitals, and medical labs as well as vocational information in view of the claimant's disability, age, education, and work history; Clarity any issues by face-to-face or telephone interviews with claimants, administrators, physicians, attorneys, or other medical record personnel. Represent the Agency's clients before Federal Administrative Law Judges-Office of Hearings and Appeals for Social Security Disability & SSI Appeals-evaluate evidence, made proposed finding of fact conclusion of law, and recommended decision. Assist supervisors by resolving difficult cases.

State Appellate Defender's Office, Lansing, MI, 2002
Intern-Criminal Appeals-planning appeals strategy, legal research and analysis preparing memorandum of law.

His Honor Judge Ostehaven, Circuit Court, Eaton County, MI, 2001
Volunteer-Family Court Division - included opportunity to observe Court proceedings and discussed cases with Judge Ostehaven

Volunteer-Civil Matter included SSI appeals, Legal Aid of Central Michigan, Lansing, MI. Legal Assistant-General Practice Attorneys included criminal, and civil Matters, Law Offices of Darby and Chin, New York New York, 1999. Judicial Intern, included opportunity to observed Court proceedings and discuss cases with Justice Braum, 1994, The Honorable Justice Richard Braum, Civil Court, New York, New York, 1995.

Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: Pro Bono 2007, Bar Association CT Pro Bono Network, 2008; 10 Years Longevity Honoree, Employee Recognition Day & Professional Accountability Integrity (PAI) Ceremony, NYC, Disability Appeals Unit, June 29, 2006; Parent Leadership Award, the Council of Supervisors & Administrators of the City of New York, June 16, 2006; Certificate of Appreciation, NYC, HRA, Office of Constituents and Community Affairs, June 27, 2006; Honor Local Hero for the Bronx Community, by Community Works, NYC; and Public School, PS 111 (Selected 3/2009). CLE Certificate of Attendance: New York Lawyers' Association - What You Need to Know to Practice Immigration Law Successfully; Immigration Consequences of Criminal Case Disposition, March 12, & 19, 2007; New York Immigration Coalition - Basic Immigration Law, March 15, 2007; Brooklyn Bar Association - Immigration Consequences of Criminal Case Disposition, March 12, & 19, 2007; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - (January 7, 2008, Everything you Need to Know About the Second Circuit; February 4, 2008, Current issues in Asylum and EIOR; March 3, 2008, Immigration Consequences of Merge and Acquisitions; May 15, 2008, Business Immigration 101); American Bar Association - National Advocacy Competition, February 29, 2008.

 

Please Call : 203-751-9070


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