Kristin Buddle and co-host Joe Dougherty are joined by Attorney and founder of Disability Advocacy Group, Maria Bermudez
SPONSOR: Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus
MARIA BERMUDEZ, founder of Disability Advocacy Group, is a Philadelphia lawyer with twelve years of experience in the areas of Social Security and Long Term Disability benefits. She has represented thousands of claimant’s unable to work due to their impairments during administrative proceedings and in federal court. Before starting her own disability practice, Maria was an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration. She previously served as the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee.
EDUCATION – Widener University School of Law & Rosemont College
BAR ADMISSIONS – New Jersey State Bar, Pennsylvania State Bar, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
ACCOMPLISHMENTS – 2015 First Latina Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year, 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track
KRISTIN BUDDLE, ESQ of Wieand Law is a determined and passionate trial attorney representing injured victims across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She focuses her practice on all aspects of serious personal injury, including wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, premises liability and nursing home neglect abuse. In addition, Kristin manages the firm’s Workers’ Compensation department and proudly assists injured workers and their families to get back on their feet. Kristin has dedicated her career to zealously advocating for her clients in and out of the court room, and is committed to obtaining the best results for each and every one.
Prior to joining Wieand Law, Kristin litigated hundreds of personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and awards on behalf of her clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Among other successes, Kristin was featured in Verdict Search in 2018 for securing a substantial jury verdict in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on behalf of a client who was severely injured as the result of defective stairs.
Kristin is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a certified Arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program, and is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice.
Kristin is a proud graduate of La Salle University, where she earned her degree in both political science and English in 2008. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Widener University School of Law, where she participated in the trial advocacy program and began her legal career at a private law firm advocating for victims injured as the result of negligence and accidents in the work place.
Recently, Kristin was selected to be included to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2021.