Long Term Disability Denied?

We Help Get Your
Benefits Back

Our Areas Of Practice

We Turn Denials Into Payments

Chicago’s Winning Long Term
Disability Firm

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.

Do You Need

You Deserve to Be Paid the Disability Insurance Benefits You Earned

To Feel Financially Secure?

To Feel Financially Secure?

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.

To Feel in Control of Your Claim?

To Feel in Control of Your Claim?

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.

Reduced Stress?

Reduced Stress?

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.

You’ll Never
Feel Alone

  • Leverage our experience and innovation to get the benefits you deserve
  • Feel in control of your financial future knowing what we’re doing, and seeing us execute the strategic plan to succeed
  • Get peace of mind and work on your health while we work on getting your benefits paid

Steps for filing
a long term disability claim

Process Steps


Matters Against Some Of The Largest Insurance Companies. A Sample Is Below.

How We Have Helped Others Just Like You

Smith v. Hartford

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.

Smith v. Hartford

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.

Jones v Liberty

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.

Doe v Allstate

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.

Why Partner With Us to Win
Your Disability Claim

Nobody Beats Us at
Getting Disability Denials

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.

Nobody Beats Us in
Disability Litigation

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

Our Core Values set us apart from other firms, and are the reason we perform at a higher level.

From Our Clients

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Long Term Disability Attorney

Michael Bartolic

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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