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Partner Sara Director Honored with 2022 Herald Top Lawyers of Long Island Award

November 1, 2022 | Michael Barasch

Barasch & McGarry Partner Sara Director was recently honored for her work on behalf of 9/11 first responders and survivors when she was presented with a 2022 Herald Top Lawyers of Long Island Award.

The award, established by the Long Island Herald, recognizes attorneys for their extraordinary achievements in their legal careers and areas of expertise.

A native of Glen Cove, Director has been a tireless representative of the 9/11 community, helping many victims and their families access free health care and compensation awards that protect their quality of life and financial security. 

Herself a 9/11 survivor, Director works closely with first responders and survivors to prepare their claims to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), and has won many appeals of compensation award decisions.

Director has also assisted people with 9/11-related illnesses enroll in the free World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program.

Director has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine with multiple awards, as both a Rising Star and a Super Lawyer, and has presented lectures to her peers in the legal community on various topics.

In addition, she has advocated for 9/11 first responders and survivors with uterine cancer, which the WTC Health Program and the 9/11 VCF have not yet included on their list of covered conditions.

The recent announcement that the health program has issued a proposed regulation to designate uterine cancer as 9/11-related demonstrates another yet achievement by Sara Director on behalf of the entire 9/11 community.

If you are diagnosed with a 9/11-related cancer or respiratory illness, the Barasch & McGarry team can help you access resources through from the WTC Health Program and the 9/11 VCF.

The health program allows first responders and survivors to access free, comprehensive medical care for 9/11-related illnesses.

The victim fund provides tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members.

If you were there in the exposure zone – for the 9/11 VCF, Manhattan south of Canal Street and west of Clinton Street, for WTC Health Program, Manhattan below Houston Street and parts of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO in Brooklyn –visit or call 212-385-8000 today.

Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, proudly represents more than 30,000 members of the 9/11 community.

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