MARIA E. BERMUDEZ is a solo practitioner in the Philadelphia area and Puerto Rico. She focuses her practice on disability advocacy in the areas of Social Security disability and Long-Term disability under private policies.
Over the last twelve years, she has held positions with the federal government as an attorney advisor and worked as an associate attorney in private practice. Before practicing law, she served as a law clerk in the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Ms. Bermudez spends considerable time volunteering for community outreach programs, as well as writing for a number of publications including The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today and The Legal Intelligencer.
Ms. Bermudez is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as the 2017 Chair of the Government and Public Service Lawyers Committee; 2015 Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and Co-Chair of the Social Security Disability Committee. She is on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and previously served as the secretary on the Board of Directors for Friends of Farmworkers. In 2015, she was selected as a Diverse Attorney of the Year by the The Legal Intelligencer and in 2013, she was selected as a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer.
In 2007, Ms. Bermudez earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rosemont College in 2003. Ms. Bermudez is admitted to practice in State and Federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is NJ State Certified Bilingual Spanish/English.