Stephanie Joy is a New Jersey licensed attorney exclusively practicing federal Social Security law. Mrs. Joy graduated in 1994 from Seton Hall School of Law after receiving her Economics degree from Rutgers University in 1989. In 2000, after practicing as a litigation associate with 2 law firms in New Jersey, she started her own practice of general New Jersey state law, with an office in Morristown.
In 2005, Mrs. Joy made the decision to focus her practice exclusively on Social Security Disability matters. She represents clients in most of the 50 states, with a concentration on those in the mid-Atlantic-to-Northeast area. After moving to Pennsylvania, in 2008 she began providing Social Security Disability and Retirement consulting services for large internet-based corporations. In 2011, she agreed to manage the 1300 member LinkedIn Group, “Social Security Disability” on behalf of its founder, who had taken a position with the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council. That professional group, now exceeding 3000 in its closed membership, is comprised of Administrative Law Judges, attorney and non-attorney appointed representatives, SSA medical and vocational experts, SSA staffers and adjudicators. It provides its members a robust forum and round-table opportunities for asking for, receiving and the sharing of SSD pertinent information and strategies for both newer and veteran practitioners.
In 2013, Mrs. Joy added law firm consulting to her legal services, for those firms with existing SSD departments as well as those seeking to add SSD representation to their own legal practice. She also implemented a CDR (Continuing Disability Review) administrative service for her former clients and other disability beneficiaries with CDR concerns.
Mrs. Joy lives and works in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She sits on the Appeals Committee of her residential community and volunteers for Pennsylvania’s e-mentor program for high school students statewide. She lives with her husband and two children.