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Mark F. Seltzer

Founder

In practice for more than 40 years, Mark F. Seltzer has earned a national reputation as a strong and capable advocate on behalf of physicians and professionals struggling with addictions and disabling conditions. He has appeared in numerous state and federal courts, and has successfully handled many claims and cases on behalf of disabled physicians and professionals across the country. His firm is a nationally recognized leader in the area of disability insurance law.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Other State and Federal Courts by Pro Hac Vice

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
    • cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • United States Congress
  • New York State Senate
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York Legislature
  • Sullivan County, New York, Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund, Executive Committee
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Red & White Ball Executive Committee
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Young Leadership Section, Israeli Bonds Foundation
  • Formerly involved with Tay Sachs Foundation
  • Auto Dealers Caring for Kids Foundation.
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements

  • “Using Disability Insurance as a Tool in Returning to Work”, 2017 State Dentist Well-Being Program Director Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • “License to Kill: The Danger of Practicing While Impaired”, IDAA Annual Conference 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • “Restoring Physician Wellness from Burnout and Mental Illness: Utilizing Disability Insurance”. Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, 2017
  • A Legal Perspective“, Keynote Address, Faculty Member, The ASAM Pain & Addiction Common Threads Course XVIII, The American Society of Addiction Medicine 48th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017
  • “Tips, Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Early Mediation of a Disability Claim”, American Conference Institute’s 17th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015
  • “The Twelve Steps to Messing Up Your Disability Claim”, IDAA Annual Conference 2014, Palm Desert, California
  • “Professional Impairment: Licensure & Disability Insurance Issues”, Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2014
  • “Relapse and Re-Entry to Work Issues”, IDAA Annual Conference 2011, Tucson, Arizona
  • “Addiction and Disability Insurance Claims”, IDAA Annual Conference 2011, Tucson, Arizona
  • “Professional Liability and Impairment,” Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
  • “Treating the Addicted Health Care Professional – Assisting Treatment With Disability Insurance,” American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
  • “Healthcare Professional Impairment: Medical and Legal Aspects”, Annual Conference for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008
  • “Legal Issues in Recovery”, Arizona Medical Professionals Group Annual Conference, Sedona, Arizona, 2006
  • “Addiction and Disability Insurance Claims”, IDAA Annual Conference 2005, Palm Desert, California
  • “ERISA preemption”, Insurance Bad Faith, presented by Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005
  • “Disability Insurance Law”, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 2005
  • “Disability Insurance and the Impaired Professional,” Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003
  • “Professional Re-Entry Issues,” IDAA Annual Conference 2003, Mobile, Alabama
  • “Physician Disability: Treatment, Independent Evaluation, Insurance and Conflicts,” International Conference on Physician Health sponsored by the American Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2002
  • “Disability Issues,” IDAA Annual Conference 2002, Palm Desert, California
  • “Physician Disability and Disability Insurance Issues,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
  • “Disability Claims & The Impaired Professional,” International Conference on Addictions, presented by Council on Substance Abuse, Montgomery, Alabama, 2002
  • “Physician Health: Impairment and Restoration,” Annual Conference for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 2001
  • “Physician Disability: Treatment, Insurance and Conflict,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
  • “Disability and Liability Issues for Professionals in Recovery,” IDAA Annual Conference 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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