Evan A. Zagoria practices Social Security Law with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1972, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida School of Law in 1975. He is a member of the Florida Bar and Michigan Bar.
In 1976, Mr. Zagoria became an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration. In this position, Mr. Zagoria served as a law clerk to the Administrative Law Judges handling SSA appeals. In 1982, Mr. Zagoria was one of 25 senior lawyers for SSA who were selected to participate in the Government Representative Project. Therein, if the claimant was represented at the hearing by an attorney, the Government Representative would participate in the hearing to represent the interest of the Social Security Administration.
In 1983, Mr. Zagoria resigned as an attorney with SSA and entered into private practice with the Law Office of Lyle D. Lieberman. In 1990, Mr. Zagoria moved to Detroit, Michigan and worked for the Law Firm of Provizer & Phillips, P.C. He became a partner in that firm, and he managed the disability department. He also handled United States Railroad-Retirement Board disability annuity claims, State of Michigan employees’ disability retirement, and disability insurance claims under both group (ERISA) and private contracts.
In 2010, he returned to Miami, and became a partner in Lieberman & Zagoria, P.A.
Mr. Zagoria is a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and he served on the NOSSCR Board of Directors for 10 years.
Mr. Zagoria is the founder and Chair-Emeritus of the Social Security Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Section was founded in 1996. The Section would hold several meetings per year for the purpose of enhancing the Social Security legal skills of practitioners in Michigan. Mr. Zagoria was a frequent speaker and presenter at these sessions. In 2008, Mr. Zagoria was also elected Chair of the Social Security Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ)—formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Mr. Zagoria has lectured at numerous Social Security Legal Seminars, nationally and locally, for NOSSCR and other legal groups. He has been a speaker at multiple support groups for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, the mentally disabled, and for other civic groups for both disability and retirement issues.
Mr. Zagoria has also been a speaker at the 68th and 69th Annual Workers’ compensation conferences in presentations sponsored by the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.