Serving claimants in the Bay Area, Northern California, and statewide, I can represent you through the insurance claim process and protect your interests in:
I have over 35 years of experience enforcing insurance contract benefits under life, disability, health, auto and homeowners policies. In the past, I have been retained by the insurance carriers as well, so I understand how claims are processed — and why they are rejected. These insights help to hold insurers to their obligations.
My law practice is focused on certain areas of the law:
I am experienced in all phases of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, including the administrative appeals stage prior to filing a lawsuit, in most employer-provided health and disability insurance benefit disputes.
In employee benefit insurance claims, such as long-term disability and health insurance — It makes a difference whether you personally purchased a private disability policy or you have coverage through an employer-sponsored plan. I will explain the claims process, provide representation in ERISA claims, negotiate a buyout of your long-term disability claims if appropriate, and assist you in appealing denied claims.
Insurance Disputes — I will advocate on your behalf for denied contractual insurance benefits, also known as bad faith insurance denials, in a policy for life, health care, disability, auto, or homeowner’s insurance.
Personal Injury: I am able to advise and, when appropriate, represent you in personal injury claims, which may arise from auto accidents, injuries in or on commercial property, or injuries in the workplace that may not be covered by workers' compensation benefits.
I am a solo lawyer who will personally handle your case. I limit my caseload in order to give each case the attention it deserves. I am also able to provide mediation services in the region, working closely with you to resolve your disputes amicably.
If I can resolve your problem with a phone call or letter, all the better. However, I know from experience that it often takes much stronger measures to hold your insurer to its contractual obligation.
I will take the time to listen to you, explain your rights, explore your options for challenging a denied claim and discuss the best option, contingency fee or hourly fee, for your unique situation. I represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe Basin, Northern California, and statewide. In certain cases, such as ERISA cases, I can represent clients anywhere in the U.S. Contact our California long-term disability claim appeal attorney.