If your benefits have been denied, you are faced with a choice of lawyers advertising for your business.
Two things are important about your relationship with a lawyer: first is his qualifications and second is what does he charge for his services. It is up to you to know the qualifications you want in an attorney and then find an attorney that meets these qualifications. An attorney’s qualifications are:
- Length of practice, and
- The scope of his law practice and whether he focuses on ERISA long term and short term claims for benefits.
An attorney’s experience outside of ERISA claims does not help to make him/her more qualified to handle the complexities of your ERISA claim for benefits.
Bernard A. Guerrini has been in practice for 38 years and has handled numerous ERISA claims, appeals and lawsuits. John L. Thompson has practiced for 19 years. Most important, the focus of our practice is ERISA long term and short term disability claims. We do not handle any other benefit claims such as Social Security benefit claims or Veteran’s benefit claims. We do not handle personal injury claims or business claims. We focus the practice on ERISA claims.
When you are faced with choosing a lawyer, make sure you know the qualifications you need and want in an ERISA lawyer to handle your ERISA claim. Then ask as many questions as you need to in order to determine:
- Length of service,
- Areas of practice and for how long,
- Focus on ERISA claims, i.e., what percent of his practice is ERISA, and
- How many claims, appeals and lawsuits have been handled.
People make decisions based on the information available to them. The more information, the easier the decision is to make. Be sure to get all the information you need.