Unlike life insurance lawyers or general insurance lawyers, Bartolic Law is a unique kind of law firm serving executives and other Chicago professionals in employee benefits and deferred compensation matters. The Firm devotes itself full-time to representing individuals in disputes arising under ERISA § 502 and the pre-litigation administrative claim and appeal process.
Lost wages due to disability, and no incoming long term disability insurance payments can be scary. Our combination of processes and Creativity on each claim yields the best results in the least amount of time. We lead the field at getting denials overturned and avoiding lengthy litigation. We go the extra mile and show your case with our Creativity, instead of just getting medical records and opinions and writing letters.
Our clients are hard workers and have always been in control of their own fate. We keep you apprised and involved, so you never feel you are at somebody’s mercy.
The stress of fighting a disability denial makes managing your health more difficult, and it is stress on the entire household. We will captain the ship so you can focus on your treatment and your family.
Our client suffered a stroke not long after giving birth, causing her to become disabled and unable to return to work. Our team prevailed on behalf of Ms. Smith and obtained the benefits she was rightfully due.
Reliance tried to portray our client as lying about his disability. As a dentist, our client needed to use precise dental tools on an average day, but his chronic pain prevented him from being able to use them. We countered the Reliance argument, challenged the medical opinions, and won.
Our client suffered from degenerative disc disease, a serious medical condition that causes her to suffer chronic pain. Liberty terminated her benefits. The case eventually went to federal court, where the Chief Judge ruled in our client’s favor.
Our client suffered a variety of injuries that caused migraines, chronic pain, and major health complications. Allstate required multiple medical evaluations and denied the benefits. Our firm was able to recover full disability benefits.
We beat other firms at getting denials overturned because we execute a strategy to achieve that result, not just create a record good enough to get you a settlement in court. Because we are the greatest threat in disability litigation, insurance companies know they won’t fare well by denying your claim.
Because of how we prepare your case before litigation, our cases end up there less frequently. That allows us to focus our attention on a winning strategy. We don’t have 100 appellate decisions because we didn’t lose our clients’ cases at the trial court 100 times. We assess cases and predict outcomes better than anybody, equipping you with the right tools to decide whether to settle or go for a judgment.
Our Core Values set us apart from other firms, and are the reason we perform at a higher level.
Michael’s representation has been the best we have ever experienced in dealing with the legal system. He is very knowledgeable, diligent, easy to work with, and most importantly, he gets…
Bartolic Law provided me with legal advice that was instrumental in a favorable outcome for my case. Michael and Cheslynn are super easy to work with, explain things well, and…
The consultation with Michael was great. He really knows his stuff and I would recommend his expertise to anyone who needs a great attorney. Thanks again, Bartolic Law!
When my long-term disability insurance claim was unceremoniously denied after several years I was scared and at a loss. I reached out to several law firms to review my options.…
I can’t thank Michael Bartolic and his team enough for their assistance with my LTD Disability Benefits. He won my case and I can’t be more grateful for their assistance…
Mr. Bartolic and his staff recently won a case for me against my employer insurance company. They did an awesome job and I can’t thank them enough for winning my…
Michael Bartolic represents executives, managers and other professionals in all aspects of ERISA § 502(a) litigation over denials of claims for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty. He handles claims for long term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, life and accidental death insurance, severance benefits, and retirement plan benefits.
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