Laura Bayer focuses her practice on advising and representing the long-term care industry in matters of Medicaid eligibility appeals, guardianships, collections, and general civil and orphans' court matters, including obtaining payment through the estate administration process. Ms. Bayer represents For-Profit and Not-For-Profit facilities and ensures creditor compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is maintained throughout the collections process.
Prior to joining Kennedy, PC, Ms. Bayer practiced primarily within the areas of Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) law. Ms. Bayer initially served as a disability advocate through a corporate subsidiary of a large long-term disability insurance provider seeking SSD benefits on behalf of claimants nationwide. Subsequently, Ms. Bayer worked as an associate for a growing national Social Security disability law firm handling SSD/SSI matters from initial application through various levels of appeal. Ms. Bayer has presented hundreds of disability cases at the hearing level before Administrative Law Judges at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), both nationally and in the greater Philadelphia region, and also argued before the Railroad Retirement Board and the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania. As a result, Ms. Bayer has extensive knowledge regarding the SSD and SSI process and regulations and understands the impact of physical and mental impairments which impose vocational limitations, and other functional limitations, on adults and children with disabilities.
Ms. Bayer lives in the greater Harrisburg Area and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (B.S. 1999),
- Semester Honors, 2001
- Student Bar Association
- Appellate Moot Court Competition, 2001
Major Administration of Justice; Minor Political Science
- Freshman Orientation Leader
- Justice Association
- Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society
- Student Services Award
Ms. Bayer is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Memberships and Affiliations:
NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives) member, 2006 to 2008.
Speaker, Topic on Long-Term Care Providers as Creditors in the Estate Administration Process, Results Management, National Long-Term Care Conference, March 2009.