Lisa Wagman

Job Title: President and Founder
Social Security Disability Benefit Consultants,

Years of Paralegal Experience:

Education/Degrees: Associates in Legal Technology 1986; CLA certification in 1988 (now referred to as “CP”) through the National Association of Legal Assistants; NJCP (newly issued certification designation in 2011) through the South Jersey Paralegal Association

Specialty Areas: Personal Injury Litigation, Social Security Disability law

Career Highlight:
Starting my own practice in 2004

Future Professional Goals:
To educate as many people as I can about the Social Security disability process, and to win disability benefits and health insurance for all of my clients.

Paralegal Practice Tips: Always exude confidence (even if you don’t feel confident).  Be organized.  Show your excellent people skills.  Work well with others.  Take criticism as a positive thing to better yourself.  Be pro-active in your profession.  Help new paralegals feel welcome into our profession and show them the way.

Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Go on vacation!

Greatest Strengths as a Legal Professional: Leadership skills, organizational skills, stamina, an excellent work ethic, passion for what I do.
Favorite Internet Resource: I have so many I wouldn’t know which one to pick!

Favorite Legal Software:
Needles database software,  Absolutely the best customizable legal software on the planet!  Check them out!

Favorite Social Media SiteLinkedIn,, is an excellent networking professional site for individuals who need to connect with other professionals and/or promote their businesses.

Fun Fact about You:  Love to travel and see the world, learn about other cultures.  

Last Book You Read:  
The Help

Cat or Dog Person: Dog

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:
A recipe for Bolognese sauce that has been passed on for several generations in my family!

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  I know this is cliché, but my iPhone!

Favorite Quote: Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.

Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): South Jersey Paralegal Association, National Federation of Paralegal Associations, former President of South Jersey Paralegal Association

Professional Link(s):

I’m a fan of Lisa’s blog at and her Social Security Disability newsletter. You can review past issues and join her mailing list at

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