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Kenneth LaVan is the co-founder and president of LaVan & Neidenberg® Disability Advocacy Group, representing tens of thousands of disability claimants each year.
Mr. LaVan has been an advocate for the rights of the disabled for many years. Since 1998, his companies have provided more than 3,000 hours of community service to inner-city students. LaVan has also been featured on CNNfn, written about in Entrepreneur Magazine Business Start Ups (twice), and was a keynote presenter at Chicago Mayor Daley’s Educational Summit.
In 2010, LaVan was pleased to see the successful launch of EZ Claim, patent pending Veterans and Social Security Disability claim management software. EZ Claim enables LaVan & Neidenberg® staff members to quickly understand what benefits claimants are entitled to, reducing the intake, application, and filing times. Within the first year of launching EZ Claim, the company realized a 60% increase in accepted intakes, while decreasing staff to client ratio by 25%.
Two years later, in January 2012, LaVan was a featured speaker on a panel discussion and press briefing at Lotusphere 2012 about the role of social business in small business and launched Case Ghost. Case Ghost is a SSD & VA outsourcing service, processing several thousands of leads per week.
Most recently, his disability advocacy group received the Engine of the Week Award from IBM, an honor given to midsize businesses that have transformed themselves using insight and IBM technology.
Mr. LaVan graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelors of Accountancy and received several honors during undergraduate. In 1996, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and was Law Review. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited representative, National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA), and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).