Elissa Krell – Defender of Federal Employee Rights
Elissa Krell graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2000 where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the U.S. District Court, for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Elissa Krell has worked at the Bell Law Group, PLLC for over five (5) years representing Federal Employees before various federal courts and administrative legal systems including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Elissa has successfully litigated and successfully negotiated employee disputes in in all areas of employment and labor issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, and various adverse actions including Removal and Suspension.
Ms. Krell now focuses a majority of her time practicing in Federal Disability Retirement under the Federal Employees Retirement System. Ms. Krell has been successful at all levels of the Disability Retirement Application process — from the initial submission of the application, to the Request for Reconsideration, to the appeal before the Merit Systems Protection Board. Ms. Krell has been successful at securing Disability Retirement for client’s suffering from both physical and psychiatric disabilities including, among other things: Severe Delusional Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Degenerative Disk Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Cholecystitis with Cholelithiasis. Moreover, in several cases, Ms. Krell has obtained favorable settlements where the Agency has supported an employee’s disability retirement and removed any reference to misconduct from a Proposed Removal Letter and Removal Letter;
Prior to working at the Firm, Ms. Krell worked as a Staff Attorney in the General Litigation Division of the New York City Housing Authority where she represented the Authority in proceedings held before various City, State, and Federal agencies, as well as State and Federal courts, regarding complaints of discrimination filed by employees. She also represented the Authority in civil rights litigation and other constitutional law matters. Prior to her graduation from law school, Ms. Krell served as a Judicial Intern for the Former Honorable Felix Orraca of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.