Our Practice Areas

Life, Health, Disability and ERISA LitigationPrint

The firm’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Litigation Group has a 20-year history of providing our clients with consistently successful results on their behalf whether it be through negotiation, mediation, summary judgment, arbitration, trial or appeal.  We exclusively represent insurers and self-insurers.

We represent our clients in connection with both individual and group claims, under state and federal law, including ERISA. Our representation encompasses a full array of issues arising in this area of litigation including the defense of life, health and disability benefit claims, rescission and reformation cases, interpleaders, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and bad faith claims. While based in Massachusetts, our representation is regional in nature encompassing Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. We have also been specially admitted in other jurisdictions. We have successfully represented dozens of insurers and self-insurers in literally hundreds of cases through the full range of trial and appellate courts, including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys have resolved numerous cases through negotiation and mediation. However, when necessary, we have obtained numerous rulings and verdicts in favor of our clients through motions for summary judgment, arbitration rulings and trial. We have also represented our clients in precedent-setting decisions before appellate courts, including the First Circuit Court of Appeals. While represented by our group, no client has had a bad faith claim successfully prosecuted against it, and our group has over a 90% success rate in summary judgment motions, trials and appeals.