Why Choose SPBMCC to represent your 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Claim

Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo has been the attorneys for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York for 35 years.

We have the most experience helping victims of World Trade Center-related illnesses with their VCF claims.

SPBMCC has been working with the VCF since its inception in 2002, and the firm has handled more than 2,000 claims. Our track record has been excellent, and our team helped achieve the highest Victim Compensation Fund award to date.

The firm has deep knowledge about WTC illnesses and the laws related to them.

We were key players in the post-9/11 federal lawsuits against the City of New York, and our team is knowledgeable about latent toxic injuries, including WTC-related respiratory illnesses and cancers. Our clients have testified before Congress and were instrumental in the initial passage and recent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation ACT, which extended benefits to victims of 9/11-related illnesses.

Unlike other firms, our attorneys manage your VCF claim.

At other law firms handling 9/11-related cases, you’re unlikely to work with a lawyer. Support staff handles most of the claims. At SPBMCC, however, our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to helping you through the VCF process from beginning to end. They are always in charge of your case. Our team also reflects the diversity of the people affected by the WTC attacks and speaks several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. And our attorneys are among the most experienced handling VCF claims. The team includes Michael N. Block, Nicholas Papain, Wendell Y. Tong, Beth N. Jablon, Carmen T. Rodriguez, Peter Strouzas, Jessica Denninger and Ina Pecani.


To date the firm has recovered more than One Billion Dollars for its 9/11 WTC clients.

We represent VCF claimants from all walks of life.

A large and diverse group of people is coping with the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Our clients include Lower Manhattan office workers, residents and students, as well as the first responders and volunteers who worked at Ground Zero. We represent police officers, building cleaners, construction workers, financial services employees, and tenants. And we are proud to handle claims for a great many of the firefighters, fire officers, and civilian employees of the Fire Department of the City of New York.

Our firm’s other legal specialties give us an edge in overcoming obstacles.

SPBMCC knows WTC-related law and also has large and renowned Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Municipal Liability, Labor Law and Appellate Law practices. This breadth – coupled with the depth of our experience — means we approach every VCF claim with a litigator’s sharp eye. We have keen awareness of potential pitfalls and how to overcome them.

It’s Easy to Get Started.

If you would like to ask questions about our firm or the VCF process, please call 800-962-9954 or reach us via our contact page. We’re here to help.

Some of the Firm’s VCF Awards under the 2011 Zadroga Act for clients who suffered seriously disabling illnesses:

$1,840,383 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,858,210 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,901,758 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,752,615 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,746,927 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,630,978 – Obstructive Airway Disease (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,947,326 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,965,212 – GERD, Obstructive airway Disease, Rhinosinusitis

$1,977,978 – Asthma (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,687,137 – Sinusitis (and other respiratory conditions)

$1,614,226 – Esophageal Reflux, Unspecified Chronic Bronchitis, Phlebitis, Thrombophlebitis

$1,755,699 – Esophageal Reflux, Simple Chronic Bronchitis, Sinusitis

$1,965,212 – GERD, Obstructive Airway Disease, Rhinosinusitis

$1,701,269 – GERD, Obstructive Airway Disease, Rhinosinusitis, Sarcoidosis

$1,791,987 – Obstructive airway Disease, Rhinosinusitis

$1,911,124 – Obstructive Airway Disease (and other repiratory conditions)

$1,537,316 – Obstructive Airway Disease

Our expertise on WTC-related law can provide you with exceptional service in examining and evaluating your VCF claim.