Victor Fusco, Esq.


Victor Fusco is one of the founding members of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C. Mr. Fusco received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 1972, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1975.

Mr. Fusco is a frequent lecturer and writer in the areas of Social Security, Workers’ Compensation and media relations at such places as the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the New York State Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute, the New York Injured Workers’ Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. His columns appear in numerous union newsletters and local papers.

Victor Fusco, Esq.

Awards & Contributions

Victor has received awards from the LI Federation of Labor, the Lupus Foundation, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Children of Hope Foundation, The New York State Assembly, the Suffolk County Corrections Officers' Association, CSEA Local 880, The Town of Oyster Bay, The Town of Hempstead, The Nassau County Police Department, and other civic, labor and charitable organizations.

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Just wanted to say a few words on behalf of the hard work and care that Eric gave us throughout the long, arduous process that is Social Security Disability.

Eric was always helpful, even tempered and sometimes just a calming voice that I needed to hear while battling multiple set backs and operations caused by my throat cancer.

There were many moments of grief and despair from just the financial part that makes going through something like this much more difficult. He was always our voice when dealing with the red tape and B.S. of SSD.

Eric was professional, always kind and considerate to us throughout the almost two-year ordeal and I just wanted to say thank you to him and mention what a person of character Eric is and you all should be proud he is representing your firm in this manner.

We sent a few other people to your firm and will continue to do so in the future..

Thanks again !

Thomas M.

The attorney diligently assembled the medical evidence and skillfully presented it. The attorney played a large part in establishing the claimant’s disability.

Social Security Judge

I recommend awarding a fee of $15,000.00. The attorney diligently assembled the medical evidence and skillfully presented it. The attorney played a large part in establishing the claimant’s disability.

Administrative Law Judge

We just want to thank you Joh Broome for all of his hard work and diligence in handling my mom’s WC case. Your firm and team have been top notch through the years and we really appreciate all the effort.

A. Jaramillo

Having lived in the legal profession for 30+ years, I can say with certainty that not all lawyers are created equal. Truth be told, some lawyers not only lead with experience, they lead with their heart. Standing beside such lawyers is a wonderful group of attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and support staff and together they assist their clients by providing an excellent knowledge of the law, compassion and determination to get the job done. To say that this describes Victor Fusco and the amazing team of people who work at Fusco Brandenstein and Rada, P.C. is an understatement. A member of my family recently had the rug pulled out from under his feet– upon learning such news I sought a referral from a colleague who put us in touch with Victor. Not only did Victor personally take my call he and his wonder team immediately jumped into action and helped to make a very difficult emotional process easy and achieved an outstanding result. To say that we are forever grateful feels inadequate. It is our sincere hope that if you are in need of an excellent lawyer to represent you – you will contact Victor.

Angela P.

I would like to take this opportunity, on the behalf of the Nassau Police Running Club, to once again express our appreciation for your support in making the thirteenth annual Police Officer Gary Farley Memorial Run a success. Over four hundred people registered and competed in the event. Prior to the race was a well-attend kid’s fun run.

The ultimate success or failure of this run rests in no small measure on the contributions of sponsors such as yourself. Your continued support is critical to its success.

We are happy to announce that a total of $4,000 was raised at this year’s run. This will be used to augment the existing scholar shop funds at Massapequa High School and MacArthur High School. These scholarships, in Gary’s name, are awarded to seniors intent on pursuing college studies in criminal justice.

Once again on behalf of the club and the scholarship recipients, thank you.

Lori Levering, Steve Polla, Frank Borgi

As you are fully aware, yesterday was the hearing to determine my petition for disability benefits. All went very well, and for now we just need to wait for the Judge’s decision.

Today, I am writing to say thank you. Thank you for answering all my emails, thank you for returning all my calls, thank you for organizing all my documents and medical evidence, and most importantly thank you for genuinely listening to all my concerns, addressing them, and providing me with a sense of comfort that everything is under control.


As a local member of Local 338 for about 15 years, I want to thank you and the legal firm of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada for a great job.

In this regard, I especially would like you to be aware of the professional legal work that has been provided to me by Paralegal Leonard Solicito, Jr., and attorney Lisa Tehranian.

I have been well associated with Lenny since the inception of the legal plan a few years ago, and he has been extremely helpful to me in obtaining solutions to my legal queries. In addition, he has been a professional and gentleman at all times.

My most recent legal assistance by Local 338 was handled by Lenny with a referral to attorney Lisa Tehranian.

I would like you to know that Lisa has done excellent work in preparing my current case, and she is always available to discuss any issues. She, also, is courteous and helpful and should be recognized as an excellent asset to our union.

Additionally, I would also like to thank attorney Barbara Maleno for the great professional work she has done for me in the past.

Finally I want to thank you again for all of your constant improvements for our union. It makes me proud to say that I am a Local 338 member

John L

Mr. Heiman, I want to thank you once again for all the hard work and time that you put into my case. It all worked out because of your determination and thorough research. Such a burden has been lifted off of my shoulders. We’ve only met twice but I’ll never forget you and how you helped us get through this.

Your confidence was very reassuring,throughout the process. I can now have the medicare that I need for all my health needs. You are so very appreciated by me and Angel.

Debra R.

I would like to extend my thanks to you and the firm for the excellent representation and advice supplied to me by the entire staff. My questions, calls and concerns, etc. were treated with respect and professionalism. You and the staff were always there to help me through the ‘rough times’ and assure me along the way as to the proper procedure. I am delighted by the end result.

Darlyne M.
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Labor Lines :

Since March of 1999, Victor has been the host of “Labor Lines” a program about working men and women and the organizations that represent them heard twice weekly on WGBB 1240 AM radio (Thursday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 6:30 PM) and simultaneously webcast on and also on WLIE 540 AM (Wednesdays at 8:00 PM) webcast on

Victor is the founding president of the New York Social Security Bar Association, and a founding member of the Social Security Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and board member and a past-president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives He serves as an arbitrator in the Eastern District of the United States District Court, Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Village of Lake Grove, a member of the Suffolk County Bar Associations Judicial Screening Committee, and has recently been named to the Suffolk County Charter Revision Committee.

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