Careers at Riemer Hess

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Riemer Hess is always looking for outstanding people to help us fulfill our mission of protecting the long term disability benefits of our professional and executive clients.  We take pride in fostering a caring and collaborative culture which emphasizes growth and development for every member of our firm.

Our Culture & Values

Our workplace culture reflects our firm’s values: Extend Yourself, Integrity, Improvement, Empathy, Success and Dedication

"Riemer Hess is a close-knit team where everyone pitches in to help each other. Co-workers are friendly and professional. Managers are accessible and supportive; they don't leave you out on a limb. There is an emphasis on continuous learning, feedback, and improvement; no shoddy work allowed. We go the extra mile for each other and for our clients."

- Excerpts from Riemer Hess Fall 2021 Employee Culture Survey

Career Opportunities

At Riemer Hess, we are committed to hiring exceptional talent and aim to attract and retain those who share our core values. Our goal is to be an employer of choice among boutique law firms in the New York metropolitan area.

Click below to view our open positions.

We hope to inspire you to join our team!

What you can expect from a career at Riemer Hess:


Work With Purpose

You will have an opportunity to do meaningful work that significantly impacts the lives of others.

A career at Riemer Hess means working to protect the legal rights and financial well-being of people with disabilities. At heart, we are a purpose-driven firm. Our clients are at the center of everything we do. We take our commitment to them very seriously. If you want to feel proud about the meaningful work you do, consider building your career with us.


Support for Career Growth

We invest in our team members so that they can successfully build a long and satisfying career with us.

We nurture and value each employee’s contribution to our firm. We do so by offering career growth tailored to the unique interests and abilities of our people. Every employee receives high-touch onboarding, personal training plans, and ongoing mentorship. We will provide a customized path for your growth and development with us.


Work/Life Well-Being

We recognize that for each of us, managing the integration of work into our lives is critical for well-being. This process looks and feels different for everyone.

The pandemic initiated new and— we believe— better norms for how we work as a firm that we continue to embrace at Riemer Hess. For many of our positions, we offer flexible, remote and hybrid schedules, and supply equipment to support these arrangements.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits

We are committed to keeping pace with the NYC legal market among firms of our size for hiring high-quality legal talent.

It is our pleasure to offer compensation and benefit packages that include:

    • a competitive base salary
    • 401K and profit-sharing plans
    • bonuses and incentives for performance
    • generous paid time off and holiday schedule
    • health insurance
    • disability insurance
    • commuter benefits
    • training, mentoring, and coaching

On-Site Offices

Our NYC offices are located at 275 Madison Avenue, a short distance from NYC subways lines and commuter rails.

This is an art deco, NYC landmark building which is modern and bright with sweeping views of the NYC skyline and rivers. There are private offices, partitioned workstations for independent work, and a large conference room with virtual technology for collaboration and team meetings.


COVID Safety

The safety and well-being of our employees are a top priority for us.

Our building follows NYC and NYS COVID cleaning protocols, and we provide PPE for our employees working in the office. We will be limiting the number of employees we have in the office at a given time to maximize safety. Additionally, we have recently installed six-foot glass partitions between our workstations to enhance separation and social distancing for our legal support staff. Our private restrooms are designated for employees only.


Open Positions

Ready to apply?

Riemer Hess offers career opportunities for experienced attorneys and professional administrative staff. We welcome qualified and exceptional talent to apply today. To apply, please submit your application to the job listings linked below, or you may e-mail a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Manager, Fran Riemer, at


Attorney Positions 1 position

Associate Attorney Position

Riemer Hess LLC seeks a Disability Claims Attorney with a minimum of 3 years of federal litigation experience and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) experience to join our A++ boutique legal team in the heart of midtown Manhattan. NY Bar is required.

Competitive salary, incentive compensation, new modern offices, work-from-home options, and attractive benefits will be offered including mentoring and training. Our firm is widely regarded as a premier industry leader in our area of practice.

Riemer Hess is a niche, well-established law firm working in the fields of long-term disability, health care, and life insurance claims under ERISA and New York law. We offer concierge, high-end services to guide and protect our clients – most of whom are professionals and executives – through some of the most stressful times of their lives. For more than 30 years, we’ve taken pride in making a difference in the lives of our disabled clients each and every day. We currently have a growing team of 4 attorneys, 4 paralegals, and 3 legal assistants.

Your Career

A career at Riemer Hess is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your legal and advocacy skills and passion for helping others to touch the lives of individuals with disabilities. You’ll be working with a diverse team of top legal talent that is constantly pushing the envelope. Our firm prides itself on being a human-centered, and growth and development focused employer.

As part of our team, you will be responsible for a docket of disability claims, appeals, and benefit monitoring. You also will be responsible for providing litigation support in an active docket of litigations in the SDNY. In this role, you will be supervising a team of paralegals and legal assistants. You also will have the opportunity to interact with clients while providing legal advice, guidance, and setting/managing client expectations.

If you’re looking to advance your career at a highly-regarded, forward-thinking firm that cares, we’d love to hear from you.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of federal litigation and/or SSDI experience. Must be admitted to practice in New York.
  • Experience with persuasive writing.
  • Experience managing client relations.
  • Experience managing paralegals and support staff.
  • Compassion, patience, and the ability to give clear advice.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and career aspirations.
  • Strong computer skills. We have state-of-the-art systems and a paperless office.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills to support interactions with clients, potential clients, doctor’s offices, and insurance companies.
  • Familiarity with medical records, medical/psychological terminology and insurance company practices helpful.

We are looking for someone who is: highly proactive in completing assigned work and winning our client’s claims; an effective communicator, with strong written and verbal communications skills; and able to work efficiently under pressure with attention to detail and deadlines.

We Offer:

  • Salary: $110,000 to 130,000+ commensurate with experience
  • Career growth and partnership potential.
  • A firm culture of purpose, compassion, and success.
  • Performance-based Bonus and Incentive Comp Plans.
  • Paid-time Off
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Disability benefits.
  • 401k and profit-sharing benefits.
  • Commuter check.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Structured training program
  • Ongoing mentoring
  • Work remotely with occasional in-person appearances, as required (detailed below)

This is a full-time position.

Benefit Conditions:

A waiting period may apply.

Remote Work

All of our employees are primarily working from their homes (at least on a partial basis). Our attorneys are always welcome to commute into our modern NYC offices on a hybrid model. Attorneys are expected and required to attend in-person any scheduled court appearances and occasional other in-person meetings, most of which are located in NYC.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Riemer Hess will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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I do not take the trust that our clients place in us for granted.  We offer our hand to people as they’re navigating through periods of incredible stress and uncertainty.  When someone accepts our hand, they trust that we’ll guide them through the thickets and into a more secure financial future. 

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Jennifer Hess


I have the best job in the world.  Almost every day, I am able to help individuals whose livelihood is threatened by disability.  I am able to fight the good fight against unscrupulous insurance companies on behalf of the disabled.  
Scott Riemer

Scott Riemer


This work is rewarding because I get to ensure my clients receive top notch legal representation and help them secure the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
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Ryan McIntyre


My goal is to provide the representation that gets my clients the benefits they are rightfully entitled to under their policies. I advocate by providing personalized strategies to develop claims to be as strong as possible to combat any defenses the insurance company might have.

Samantha Wladich


I have forged many close relationships with my clients and find that to be extremely rewarding. Knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of my clients means the world to me.

Kasandra Raux

Supervising Paralegal

I'm happy to work for a firm that helps make the complicated process of receiving long term disability benefits easier for our clients. That way they can stress less and focus more on the most important thing—their health.

Hannah Harrington

Senior Legal Assistant

Advocating for injured or ill clients is what I find most rewarding about my work and what has been the foundation to my legal career. I have a powerful drive to fight for client’s rights and livelihoods against insurers.

Sam Cornielle


Each client is going through a unique struggle, and only they can fully comprehend the extent of their suffering. I seek to extend a helping hand during this difficult time and put my experience and expertise to work on behalf of the client while they chart unfamiliar, painful and often times terrifying waters.

Hannah Cochrane


I pride myself in building relationships and trust with every client I speak with, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable during such a vulnerable stage in their lives.
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Nicole Binns

Client Intake & Relationship Manager

I am fortunate enough to work with a team that prioritizes the well-being and security of those suffering with a disability. I get to help people through an immensely troubling time and support them during some of their most vulnerable and unexpected moments.

Jessica Carrion

Legal Assistant

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Riemer Hess is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Riemer Hess will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.


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