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News and Accomplishments

  • Nyman Turkish Announces the Hiring of Nationally Recognized Social Security Attorney J. Christopher Deem

    Nyman Turkish, PC is thrilled to announce the hiring of J. Christopher Deem

    as Of Counsel to the Firm. Chris will lead the Firm's Florida Office, while handling Social Security Appellate cases nationwide. Chris has over 30 years of Social Security experience, bringing another renowned advocate into the Firm to represent our clients. "We are thrilled to welcome Christ to Nyman Turkish PC and believe he will be a tremendous resource to the Firm and its clients," said Jason Turkish... Read More

  • Nyman Turkish Attorneys File a Federal Lawsuit Against the Michigan High School Athletic Association

    Nyman Turkish Attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Ellis Kempf

    against the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), based on their refusal to allow Ellis to have a sign language interpreter ring-side during MHSAA sponsored events. Ellis, who is a triple varsity letter winner at Royal Oak High School in Michigan where he is a senior, was informed during his junior year that his interpreter—provided by his school—would not be allowed to be ring-side during MHSAA sponsored events.

  • Managing Partner Jason Turkish Serves as Key Note Speaker at “Dining in the Dark”

    Jason Turkish speaks on the anniversary of the opening of The Blind Social Center

    Managing Partner Jason Turkish recently visited Gary, IN to speak to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of The Blind Social Center, a Gary based group who works to expand opportunity for the blind. The Blind Social Center is a cutting-edge organization that provides training, services, and a warm social environment for individuals who are blind. On August 21st, the Blind Social Center celebrated its one-year anniversary by hosting a “Dining in the Dark” event.

  • Jason Turkish and Melissa Nyman successfully negotiate a settlement

    Settlement Reached in Wayne County Airport Authority Lawsuit

    Partners Jason Turkish and Melissa Nyman were able to successfully negotiate a settlement with the Wayne County Airport Authority, on behalf of clients Michael Harris and Karla Hudson. Harris and Hudson, sued the WCAA, claiming its decision to move the drop-off location for Michigan Flyer from curbside at International Arrivals, across the street, and 600 feet down violated the American’s with Disabilities Act.

  • Nyman Turkish clients return to Federal Court

    After Settlement in Airport Case, Parties Return to Court

    Months after settling a lawsuit with the Wayne County Airport Authority, Nyman Turkish clients Michael Harris and Karla Hudson returned to Federal Court. This time, they asked the Court to compel the WCAA to abide by the terms of the settlement agreement. Oral arguments on the issue were heard at the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Both parties are currently waiting for a ruling from the Court.

  • Nyman Turkish files lawsuit against the Wayne County Airport Authority

    Lawsuit Alleging Detroit Airport Retaliated for Helping Disabled Passengers

    On April 27, 2015, Nyman Turkish Partners, Jason Turkish and Melissa Nyman, filed a lawsuit against the Wayne County Airport Authority, on behalf of clients Michigan Flyer and Indian Trails. The complaint alleges violations of Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, the suit was brought “to put an end to Defendant Wayne County Airport Authority’s corrupt and unlawful retaliatory conduct...

  • Angelo Binno will have the opportunity to present his case

    Blind Nyman Turkish Client, Angelo Binno, Will Get His Day in Front of the 6th Circuit

    Years after filing a lawsuit against the American Bar Association for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act... Mr. Binno hopes to one day pursue a career in law, but found he was unable to pass the Law School Admission Test (“LSAT”), because it requires applicants to use spatial reasoning skills, and to draw pictures...

  • Managing Partner, Jason Turkish, Sues and Wins on Behalf of Blind Triathlete

    ADA Challenge to Requirement that Blind Runners Wear "Black-Out Glasses"

    Aaron Scheidies has been losing his sight since he was nine years old. Despite this extreme challenge, Scheidies has established himself as one of the most accomplished triathletes in the world. However, his success was threatened when USA Triathlon and The International Triathlon Union ordered that he wear blackout glasses during the running portion of triathlons sponsored by the two groups.

Skilled Legal Professionals...

Melissa Nyman

Melissa Nyman is a Partner of Nyman Turkish PC in the California office. Melissa is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients.
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Spencer Nyman

Spencer Nyman is a partner of Nyman Turkish PC. Spencer oversees the firm’s marketing and Social Security Disability client intake process.
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Jason Turkish
Managing Partner

Jason M. Turkish is Managing Partner of Nyman Turkish PC, a litigation and disability law firm with offices in California, Florida, and Michigan.
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Jessica Turkish

Jessica Turkish, J.D., M.A. is a partner at Nyman Turkish PC and specializes in our Social Security Disability practice. With a professional background in clinical psychology, Jessica possesses a unique skill set that makes her an ideal disability advocate.
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William Turkish

William Turkish is the preeminent Social Security Disability expert in America. As a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR).
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Ryan Kaiser

Ryan Kaiser is an associate at Nyman Turkish PC in the Southfield, Michigan office. Ryan specializes in litigation and provides support to our Social Security Disability practice.
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J. Christopher Deem
Of Counsel

J. Christopher Deem is Of Counsel to Nyman Turkish PC and directs the operations of our Florida Social Security Practice as well as the Firm’s Social Security Appellate Practice nationwide.
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...Supported by Caring and Compassionate Staff

Laura Cook
Client Intake Specialist

Laura enjoys working as a Client Intake Specialist because
she is able to help qualified clients get the assistance they need.
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George Dudjak
Legal Assistant

George is a retired Social Security employee, who came to Nyman Turkish with firsthand knowledge of the inner-workings of the Social Security Administration.
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Lauren Kazimierek
Client Intake Specialist

Lauren’s background in psychology gives her a specialized skill set in working with our clients. She enjoys helping others and building relationships.
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Jackie Morales
Director of Client Services

Jackie’s experiences in crisis counseling and intervention make her an excellent contact for clients facing challenging circumstances. As a case manager, she enjoys the opportunity to work with clients at all stages of the process.
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Cheryl Norgart
Case Manager

Cheryl Norgart is a case manager in the Florida office. Cheryl joined the Nyman Turkish team in 2010, following 18 years of experience in banking.
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Jennifer Surges
Client Intake Specialist

ennifer Surges is an intake specialist at Nyman Turkish PC. Jennifer’s prior experience with United Law in Roseville, CA taught her the skills necessary to thrive in at Nyman Turkish.
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Megan Padua-Dean
Legal Assistant

Megan has been with Nyman Turkish since 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California San Diego with a minor in Communications.
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Sara Carter
Client Intake Specialist

Sara joined the Nyman Turkish team in 2015. Before coming to Nyman Turkish, Sara worked for a Major Telecommunications company for over 12 years. Sara quickly moved up through the company, eventually managing the finance department...
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Paige Westmoreland
Client Intake Specialist

Paige is an Intake Specialist in the California office. Paige’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping others, which is one of the things she loves about her job.
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Jennifer Hertz
Case Manager

Jennifer Hertz is a case manager in the Southfield, MI office. Jennifer attended Oakland University in Oakland, MI, earning her Bachelor’s degree in English.
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Daniel Gamalski
Case Manager

Daniel Gamalski is a case manager for Nyman Turkish PC. Daniel specializes in assisting clients at all stages of the Social Security process.
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Natasha Briggs-Chapman

Natasha Briggs-Chapman is the receptionist in the Southfield, MI office of Nyman Turkish PC. Natasha has over 12 years of administrative support experience.
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Beverly Meyerhoff
Case Manager

Beverly’s extensive experience working on Social Security claims is unmatched, making her an ideal resource for our clients.
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Shauna Salerno
Client Intake Specialist

Shauna enjoys working as a client intake specialist, because it gives her the opportunity to help those in needs obtain the help they need and deserve.
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Simona Atanasova
Legal Assistant

Simona is a legal assistant for Nyman Turkish in the Clearwater, Florida office. Simona is an application specialist.
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Youstina Guirguis
Case Manager

Youstina serves as a case manager for Nyman Turkish PC. She enjoys working at Nyman Turkish because it provides her the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, especially those living with disabilities.
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