John W. DeHaan
300 Rabro Drive East, Hauppauge, NY 11788
The attorneys at DeHaanBusse LLP focus on Disability Law, specifically Individual Disability Insurance Policies including Premium Waiver Benefits, Business Overhead Policies, and Long-term Care Insurance Policies; Employer-Sponsored Benefit Plans/Group Plans (ERISA), the Federal Employee Retirement System/Civil Service Retirement System (FERS/CSRS), and Military Veterans, assisting them in claiming and obtaining the VA benefits that are rightfully theirs.
As experienced federal litigators whose practice focuses on assisting the disabled with their disability claims, DeHaan Busse LLP also is able to provide a specific service to social security disability firms: we will prepare federal social security briefs on your behalf. Our knowledgeable attorneys are familiar with the rules and procedures in federal court as well as the medical, legal and vocational issues common to social security claims. This allows you to focus on the core areas of your practice such as aggressively pursuing the disability benefits your clients rightly deserve and insuring they receive the best representation possible in federal district court.
John W. DeHaan – As Partner and Chief Litigator, John W. DeHaan has spent nearly the last 20 years advocating to insure that his clients receive the disability benefits they rightly deserve.
Prior to forming DeHaanBusse LLP, Mr. DeHaan was the Supervising Attorney for Binder and Binder, P.C.’s long-term disability department and managed this national litigation department, winning cases in both the federal and state courts from New York to California. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.
During his tenure at Binder and Binder, he won a multi-million dollar verdict against Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in the Florida U.S. District Court. As lead counsel on Chapman v. Choice Care Long Island LTD Plan, he successfully argued that the doctrine of equitable tolling of time deadlines for persons with psychiatric disabilities applies in an ERISA context.
Mr. DeHaan began his law career as a Litigation Associate for Menagh, Trainor, Mundo & Falcone, P.C., advocating on behalf of unions and union workers, drafting wills, living wills and health care proxies, and representing adoptive parents during adoption proceedings.
Mr. DeHaan graduated with honors with dual degrees in History and Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After winning an academic scholarship, he attended New York Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor and was Notes & Comments Editor for the New York Law School Law Review.
Mr. DeHaan is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Councilthe Federal Bar Council.
He also was Adjunct Professor of Administrative Law at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.