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News and Accomplishments

  • Nyman Turkish Lawsuit Results In New Options And Protections For Blind Michigan Voters

    Blind voters and advocates celebrated this week after Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was forced to allow the use of electronic absentee voting normally reserved for men and women overseas. Read More

  • LSAT to drastically change after LSAC settles lawsuit with blind Metro Detroit man

    In 48 months the LSAT students take today will look substantially different, all because of Angelo Binno. Managing Partner, Jason Turkish's practice is devoted 100 percent to representing people with disabilities, and in October 2019, he settled a case that will change the way that blind people are tested in law school admissions nationwide... Read More


    On June 11, 2018, Nyman Turkish client, Anthony Gazvoda, entered into a settlement with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Sgt. Gazvoda filed suit after he was the victim of discrimination based on his status as a disabled combat veteran. Sgt. Gazvoda began experiencing symptoms of PTSD after being awarded a job as a Border Patrol Agent in Laredo, TX... Read More

  • 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 Chris 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 Arris, 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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Natalie Keeve

Natalie Keeve is an associate at Nyman Turkish PC in the California office. Natalie’s passion is to effectively advocate for her clients and represent them through the entire Social Security Disability process from initial application to hearings.
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Albert DiRocco

Albert DiRocco is an Associate in the California office of Nyman Turkish PC. Albert prides himself on fighting passionately and earnestly for his clients with Social Security Disability claims.
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Kirsten Hale

Kirsten Hale is an associate at Nyman Turkish PC in the California office. Kirsten maintains two practices: representing injured workers in the California workers’ compensation system and representing disabled individuals in front of the Social Security Administration.
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Amy Campbell
Case Manager Team Lead

Amy Campbell is a case manager at Nyman Turkish PC. She has an extensive background working in the legal field. She previously spent six years working for a litigation copying service, which included handling medical records and processing subpoenas.
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Maggie Werynska
Case Manager Team Lead

Maggie is a case manager at Nyman Turkish PC. Maggie is kind and helpful, which is important given that she is often the first point of contact for our clients and potential clients. In addition to fielding phone calls, Maggie assists our client intake team with the processing and filing of social security disability applications.
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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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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
Director of Administration

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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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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Rachel Achatz
Director of Client Services

Rachel Achatz is the Director of Client Services at Nyman Turkish PC. She has a diverse background in customer service and healthcare, which makes her an excellent resource for our clients.
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Emily Fenn
Case Manager

Emily Fenn is a case manager at Nyman Turkish PC. Emily graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University, with a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics, and a minor in Muslim Studies.
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Rebecca Scott
Case Manager

Rebecca Scott is a case manager at Nyman Turkish PC. She graduated from Wayne State University with a B.S. in Public Health and Philosophy: Law and Ethics. Before joining Nyman Turkish, Rebecca worked as an Administrative Assistant with AMCOL Corporation, as well as a Sales Associate at Lilly Pulitzer.
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Stephanie Nagel
Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Stephanie Nagel is a legal assistant and the receptionist at Nyman Turkish PC in the California office. She enjoys working at Nyman Turkish because of the positive work environment and opportunity to help those in need.
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Lacy Canzoneri
Case Manager

Lacy Canzoneri is a case manager at Nyman Turkish PC. She earned her B.S. from Central Michigan University in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She also interned in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
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