Donna M. Nesselbush is a founding partner of Marasco & Nesselbush. Attorney Nesselbush has dedicated her legal career to representing thousands of Social Security Disability claimants at all levels of review before the Social Security Administration, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, the Appeals Council, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals. She is a founder and the Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee.
Among Attorney Nesselbush’s many accomplishments are precedent setting victories in the United States Court of Appeals, resulting in significant awards of Social Security Disability benefits to deserving clients.
Attorney Nesselbush has lectured and written extensively on the topic of Social Security Disability law. Her recent book, 10 Tips to WIN Your Social Security Disability Case, provides consumers with basic and helpful information about the Social Security disability programs. As an individual who has provided legal representation to thousands; lectured extensively on Social Security disability; and trained attorneys, doctors, social workers, and health care providers of all disciplines; Attorney Nesselbush’s book not only includes the basics for applying for disability benefits, but also covers important terms and concepts as well as frequently asked questions. In addition, Attorney Nesselbush wrote a 30-page chapter entitled, "Interaction Between Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits", for the book, Workers’ Compensation in Rhode Island.
She is an active member of the American and Rhode Island Associations for Justice. She is a "sustaining member" of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Attorney Nesselbush is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, in the United States District Court, and in the United States Court of Appeals. She is a 1984 graduate of Brown University, where she received the Sarah Doyle Prize "for having made a significant contribution to women on campus and in the community." She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University School of Law, where she was selected to write for the Law Review, and was also awarded the Leo J. Wyman Award for having "contributed most to advancing the civic and professional responsibilities of a lawyer." Attorney Nesselbush serves as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Pawtucket and is a Rhode Island State Senator. She is proud to be fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
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