Kantor & Kantor is honored to announce the selection of four attorneys from the firm for the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Inclusion in this list is reserved for attorneys who exhibit distinct excellence in their practice.
Super Lawyers, a prominent attorney rating service, identifies exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selected attorneys have attained substantial peer recognition and widespread professional achievement. The extensive and multiphase process used to determine 2014 California Super Lawyers relies on peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research.
All four lawyers were selected for their successes in representing people denied disability – particularly those with disabling conditions such as eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer and mental illness – as well as assisting people recover benefits under long-term care, health and life insurance policies. This recognition and honor demonstrates the talent, dedication, and diligence of these attorneys; all of which they utilize to obtain the insurance benefits to which their clients are entitled.
Glenn Kantor, a founding partner in Kantor & Kantor, LLP, has spent nearly his entire 25 year legal career representing Plaintiff’s in Health, Life, Disability & Long Term Care insurance disputes. His firm has become one of Southern California’s preeminent firms in this area of the law. Kantor was also at the forefront of litigation arising out of the Northridge earthquake. In 2001, Kantor successfully argued Vu v. Prudential before the California Supreme Court. The opinion in Vu v. Prudential has become a seminal case significantly expanding the protections offered insureds under California law.
Since 2007, Kantor has annually been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in the area of health, life, disability, and long term care insurance disputes. For the past seven years in a row, Kantor has supervised more litigation involving employer provided health, life, and disability benefits than has any other attorney in the State of California.
Lisa Kantor, a Los Angeles lawyer and partner in Kantor & Kantor LLP, represents people denied health benefits for treatment of both physical and mental illnesses. Most recently, Kantor has focused her efforts litigating insurance company denials of coverage for residential treatment of eating disorders. Kantor & Kantor is the only law firm in the country with a distinct eating disorder practice staffed with lawyers and other professionals experienced in the specific needs of people who have been denied benefits for eating disorder treatment.
Lisa Kantor sues health plans that refuse coverage, or agree to pay for treatment for a short period of time, forcing patients to be discharged before their health is restored. In 2007, she won the first published eating disorder decision in California in which the court applied the state’s mental health parity law to beneficiaries who sought treatment outside California. In August 2012, she won the first federal court ruling that determined health plans must pay for all medically necessary treatment for mental illnesses, including residential treatment.
For her achievements, Ms. Kantor was named a Top Woman Lawyer by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an Attorney of the Year by the San Francisco Recorder. She received a “Special Recognition” award from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation and a California Women Lawyers’ Woman of Distinction Award. Kantor was recently named one of the Top Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers 2013 and has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2009.
Corinne Chandler has practiced law for over 30 years and has over 25 years of experience litigating life and disability disputes. Ms. Chandler’s current practice is devoted to representing insureds in actions involving life, disability and long term care insurance benefits. She has litigated close to 500 such disputes and has obtained dozens of trial and appellate decisions in favor of insureds, recovering insurance benefits.
Ms. Chandler has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2010 in the field of ERISA litigation and was also named a “Top Women Attorney in Southern California” by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013. She has frequently lectured on insurance claims litigation to industry groups and attorneys. She received a B.A. Degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and her J.D. Degree from De Paul University, College of Law. She has received licenses to practice law in Illinois and California and is admitted to all courts in the State of California.
Since 1984, Alan Kassan has focused his practice almost exclusively on representing plaintiffs in actions to recover damages against insurance companies and other defendants, and he has handled hundreds of these cases. His practice is now dedicated to helping people obtain benefits for Life, Disability, Long Term Care, and Health insurance, under both the Federal law of ERISA and under state insurance bad faith law. Mr. Kassan has lectured to various organizations on the subject of ERISA welfare plan benefit claims, and has recently recovered over $2 million in unpaid life insurance benefits for various clients. Mr. Kassan also serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2013 in the field of ERISA litigation.
For more on Kantor & Kantor’s California Super Lawyers, see http://www.superlawyers.com/california-southern/lawfirm/Kantor-and-Kantor-LLP/7f103e35-f615-43db-986a-67f317845517.html.