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Erik Berger, Esq.

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Contact Information

Phone: Toll Free: Email: Location:
Jacksonville FL
Biography

Growing up in a blue-collar family in Western Pennsylvania, Erik knew from an early age that he wanted to be a lawyer. Immediately after graduating from Duquesne University School of Law, Erik embarked on a career representing individuals with disabilities. Erik ran his own firm for approximately 15 years before merging his practice with Karl and Lindsay Osterhout to form Osterhout Berger Disability Law (OBL). Currently, Erik manages OBL’s Short Term, Long Term and Individual Disability practice and represents clients nationwide.

Erik lives in San Marco with his wife and two children; outside the office he has coached numerous youth sports teams and enjoys golf and tennis. He has served as a speaker at numerous disability conferences and is a past-chair of the Jacksonville Social Security disability section.

Areas of Practice:

ERISA and Individual Disability
Appellate

Bar Admissions:

Pennsylvania – 1996
Florida – 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida – 1997
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 1997
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida – 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 2022
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania – 1996

Education:

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. – 1996
Thiel College, B.A. in Political Science – 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
Florida Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
Jacksonville Bar Association

Speaking Engagement:

Continuing Legal Education Program on Social Security Disability
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), May 2012 and June 2016
National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), March 2017