At Ellis & Associates, our top priority is to provide all clients with an exceptional experience and help them secure the compensation they deserve. Our experienced team of legal professionals is devoted to moving every client’s case toward a fair conclusion. At our law office, we offer a comfortable environment where all clients are treated with respect, confidentiality, and compassion. You can rest assured that your case will be handled with care.
Kathie has been our Senior Claims Analyst and Manager for more than 30 years. Her job is to ensure that clients receive full compensation for injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents and for general liability claims. That compensation may include lost wages, medical bills, property damage reimbursement, and pain and suffering. Kathie works hard to ensure that our clients have access to the best medical care and financial support as they work to rebuild their lives.
Nicholas Ellis, Jr.
Nicholas Jr. is our Claims Adjuster and Business Manager. He works closely with our attorneys and paralegal to manage our clients’ claims. He gives our clients frequent status updates, assists our attorneys with correspondence, manages client files, and handles other administrative tasks. He is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Lynn Angel began working with Ellis and Associates in October 1999. She is the Senior Executive Administrator for the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Department. Her job is to notify the appropriate insurance companies of clients’ claims and include a demand for the insurer to disclose insurance coverage. She assists in the processing of bodily injury claims and collects medical records and bills.
Additionally, Lynn is responsible for processing your PIP application and will subsequently seek payment/reimbursement of related medical bills, lost wage/lost any capacity payments, as well as reimbursement for replacement services, such as childcare, home health aides, nursing expenses, and other help which is reasonable and necessary. If needed, Lynn will obtain and process relevant information to submit excess medical bills to the health insurance carrier for final payment.
Lindsey Harber is a seasoned litigation paralegal with more than 20 years of experience. She has worked on a variety of cases – small and large, simple and complex, in state, federal, and appellate courts – and she enjoys it all.
Lindsey assists in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery, trial, and appeals, including document review, management, and production, drafting of pleadings, fact development, deposition preparation, trial preparation, and appellate filings. She is experienced in the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronic data, as well as the use of various document review platforms. Lindsey has attended several trials to assist attorneys with exhibit management, examination, preparation, and trial logistics. Lindsey’s skills, expertise, and work ethic make her one of our go-to team members.
As our Social Security disability specialist, Omar Laza takes on the burden of your claim once it reaches the hearing stage. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Advocates and routinely attends national conferences in his area of expertise to ensure that he stays up to date on the ever-changing rules and regulations that may affect our clients’ cases.
Omar is committed to helping clients who are unable to work due to a disability achieve the best quality of life possible.
Keren earned an associate degree and paralegal certification in Florida, specializing in Social Security disability, workers’ compensation, and disability law. Since 2012, she has exclusively handled Social Security disability and SSI claims.
Keren serves as a representative assistant and paralegal. She understands what Social Security is looking for and will help you write a very clear statement of your case, identifying any work limitations resulting from your medical problems. This statement will be used in all of the forms sent to the Social Security Administration. In addition, Keren ensures that Social Security has up-to-date contact information from your doctors, therapists, and any hospital where you have been treated. She also provides your treating physician(s) with the necessary medical source statements that must be completed to support your application for disability.
Keren’s goal is to provide Social Security adjudicators with enough information to win clients’ cases at the early stages.
Christopher Ellis knows firsthand how disabilities affect families and their loved ones. He didn’t become an advocate for the disabled; he was born to be one. As a volunteer advocate for the disabled working out of a local community law clinic in Boston, Christopher learned how Social Security disability can change people’s lives. He helped represent dozens of disability applicants, guiding them through the Social Security maze.
He is presently a second year law student at New England School of Law and ranks in the top 10 of his class. Upon becoming an attorney, Chris has no doubt that he will spend his career fighting for benefits for the disabled.
Jessica Coat is our Legal Assistant for Social Security disability claims. She has exclusively handled Social Security disability and SSI cases since 2013. Jessica serves as your representative assistant at the initial and reconsideration stages of your claim. If necessary, she can help you file your application and appeal any denials.
Jessica is always striving to keep up with the ever-changing Social Security rules and regulations in order to best serve our clients. She recently passed the exam that allows her to act as a Disability Advocate and Representative at administrative hearings before administrative law judges (ALJs).
Bettina Grandich has served as our Senior Workers’ Compensation Coordinator for more than 25 years. She acts as a liaison between you (the injured worker) and the Industrial Accident Board and Administrative Law Judges, your attorney and/or advocate, as well as your employer’s insurer and their defense counsel.
Bettina will guide you through the complex maze of the workers’ compensation process to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your goals are met. She will help you receive timely payments of your weekly compensation checks, medical bills, and additional benefits that may be available to you.
Bob Peluso has been part of the Ellis & Associates team for more than 15 years. He serves as an advocate for workers who suffer a disabling injury on the job. Bob oversees filing of clients’ claims and makes sure that their cases move steadily through the process so that they can obtain the benefits they deserve. In addition, he serves as a liaison between you, your attorney, and the insurance companies to ensure that your case meets our high standards for quality control at every phase of the process.
Yolanda is a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal. She obtains intake information from new clients, files claims, and seeks pre-approvals for medical treatment for our workers’ compensation clients. She also monitors workers’ compensation files, schedules court proceedings and depositions, and prepares appeals. Yolanda has direct contact with insurance companies, their attorneys, and administrative law judges within the Department of Industrial Accidents.
Carolyn Beckstrom has served as our Medical Researcher for more than 10 years. She is a strong advocate for our clients as she works closely with our extensive network of physicians to support our clients’ car accident and personal injury claims.
Carolyn provides summary, review, and analysis of medical records to help prove cause, physical and emotional disability, and permanent loss of function for our injured and disabled clients. She supports all of our areas of practice, including workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability claims. Furthermore, Carolyn reviews and analyzes potential medical malpractice claims and serves as a litigation assistant.
Brea is a Legal Assistant for our medical records and billing requests. With some medical establishments, the task of obtaining medical records that document damages and/or disability can be a daunting task at times. Brea understands how important each and every phone call can be and ensures that all inquiries are satisfied before the end of the business day. She also handles various other administrative duties.
Brea attended Bridgewater State University and studied Business.