Helping Injured and Disabled Clients
Get the Insurance Benefits They Are Due
Is All We Do
My office successfully protects the rights of injured and disabled clients against insurance companies and employer ERISA Benefit Plans who deny legitimate claims for disability, illness and injury. Many of my clients worked for years, paying a portion of every paycheck for disability insurance, or accepting the promised disability coverage as part of their overall employee benefits package, designed by the employer to attract and hold competent employees. Yet when their need is greatest, these same hard-working employees and their families are often left in dire financial straits when they become ill or injured and cannot work if they have relied on promised disability payments that are denied outright or terminated before they have recovered from the physically limiting and psychological disabilities that prevent them from earning a living. Insurance companies hope a denied claimant will just go away, and many claimants do give up because they are too sick or injured to pursue the claim in the strict time frames required.
I believe everyone's disability claim deserves a "full and fair review" and insurance companies are responsive to my representation of my clients in reviewing the relevant details of their disabilities. I have successfully compelled payment of benefits for deserving clients from Aetna, CIGNA, Hartford, MetLife, Mutual of Omaha, Prudential, UNUM, and several large local, national and international employers and employee benefit plans.
I am a passionate and professionally respected advocate for my clients. I have the knowledge, empathy, and patience to understand my clients' disabilities. I have experience in a wide range of disabling conditions due to accidents, functional limitations and pain, resulting from traumatic and degenerative orthopedic conditions, diseases and chronic and acute illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other internal disorders. I am also experienced in disabilities caused or contributed to by psychiatric conditions.
My office handles all phases of disability claims and appeals, including litigation in federal court. As a California sole practitioner lawyer, I am able to provide personal and compassionate representation of my clients to present their case fully and carefully to the claims administrators and to the Federal Court, when necessary. I also am licensed to practice in all federal jurisdictions by special appearance, and have co-counseled on several cases with colleagues.
If you are sick, or injured and cannot work, I may be able to help you. If you are not sure what kind of disability or injury attorney you need, or whether you are covered by insurance, give me a call and we can figure it out together.
Call (818) 951-2414 for a free telephone consultation
9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
First Street Federal Courthouse
Corner of First and Hill Streets in downtown Los Angeles, California,
Photograph taken October 13, 2016; Opening Day.