Ida Comerford, Esq.

Managing Partner

Ida Comerford - Personal Injury & Social Security Disability Attorney

Ida joined the law firm in 2010 as part of a team of five hearing attorneys in the area of Social Security disability law. She has represented hundreds of clients in hearings and has written extensively to appeal disability denials in federal court. Over time, Ida took on a leadership role in the firm and helped grow it into a firm of over 20 attorneys and 90+ total employees.  Ida has been involved in training and growing the administrative and appellate departments of the Social Security disability group.  She believes that an aggressive approach to advocacy is key to helping clients get the benefits they deserve.  To do so, Ida has implemented a strong training system for attorneys and firm leadership.  She has been a speaker at the National Organization of Social Security Disability Representatives and is in her final year of a three-year term as the Erie County Bar Association’s Chair of the Disability Committee.

Ida was born in Buffalo, New York, spent time in San Diego, California and now resides in Rochester, New York with her husband and three children.  Licensed to practice law in New York, Illinois, and Georgia, Ida is also admitted to a number of District Courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law 1998
  • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, State University of New York, College at Fredonia 1994

Admission

  • New York State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Social Security Administration
  • Veterans Administration
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for Western District of Arkansas
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)