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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW

LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW


If you are totally disabled from all work for which you are suited by education, training and experience;  and if your disability is going to last more than a year or result in death,  you & certain family members may be entitled to Social Security Disability Income.
There are two SSA programs.  Social Security Disability Income "SSDI" for those with sufficient earned income quarters, usually 10 years, who last worked within the last five years before the onset of disabiilty.  Younger workers may qualify with less work.  Supplemental Security Income "SSI" pays benefits based on financial need to those who have insufficient earned income quarters.  
Qualification for Social Security Disabiity requires proof that you are unable to perform any gainful employment.  

​TERMINATION OF TENANCY​EVICTION/SUMMARY PROCESS

Attorney Murdock primarily represents landlords terminating and evicting tenants in Essex County & Middlesex County District Courts and Housing Courts. Massachusetts Summary Process & Eviction law, G.L. Chapter 186,  and HUD/Section 8/Public Housing regulations have strict rules regulating grounds for termination, termination notices, service requirements, & procedural deadlines.  There are a number pitfalls peculiar to Landlord/Tenant relationships.  Misunderstanding the  rules can often result in months of delays. 

Attorney  Murdock has handled hundreds of evictions and will help you obtain a quick and fair result.

LOST WAGE REPLACEMENT
MEDICAL COVERAGE
Employees injured in connection with their work are entitled to medical benefits and 60% percent of their lost wages if temporarily disabled from their customary employment.  G.L. Chapter 152 requires the Employer's workers compensation insurer or if un-insured, the Mass. Trust Fund to pay benefits. Employers & Insurance companies  hotly contest benefits.  You need an experienced workers compensation attorney to level the playing field.   
Attorney Murdock has successfully represented injured workers at the Industrial Accident Board for over 30 years.  Let his experience guide you through a difficult process and obtain successful results.  

DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

CONTESTED AND UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
CHILD CUSTODY-VISITATION-SUPPORT
ALIMONY-CONTEMPT-MODIFICATION
PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
ADOPTION-GUARDIANSHIP

Ending a marriage is stressful.  Don't make it harder than it needs to be. Attorney LeBlanc Murdock uses years of Probate & Family Court experience to provide caring, quality legal representation to get the results you want without the stress of an unfamiliar system and unnecessary confrontations. She represents clients in Essex County and Northeastern Massachusetts.  Her goal is to obtain the results you want in as amicable a manner as possible, saving both time and money.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS 
PERSONAL INJURY
BOATING ACCIDENTS
INSURANCE CLAIMS
DOG BITES
PREMISES LIABILITY - FALLS
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS 
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LIABILITY

Injuries suffered as a result of an accident or the negligence of others can have catastrophic effects on daily living activities, income and the family. Victims may experience, permanent lost function, chronic pain & lost earning capacity.

Attorney Murdock has over 30 years experience obtaining compensation for injury victims and their families.  


PERSONAL INJURY LAW