We are proud to announce that two partners from Kantor & Kantor, Lisa Kantor and Corinne Chandler, have been named 2013 Top Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers , a prominent attorney rating service, spotlights the most outstanding 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 Top Women Attorneys relies on peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research.
Both lawyers were selected for their successes in representing people denied disability, long-term care, health or life insurance benefits – particularly those with disabling conditions such as eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and mental illness. This recognition and honor demonstrates the talent, dedication, and diligence these attorneys have to obtain the insurance benefits to which their clients are entitled.
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, Ms. 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.
Ms. 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.
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 Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine 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.
Look for the listing of Top Women Attorneys in Southern California in the September 2013 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
Kantor & Kantor is one of the most experienced and highly respected law firms dealing with the prosecution of claims against insurance companies. We represent clients whose insurance companies have failed or refused to pay claims arising out of Disability, Health, Life, Long Term Care and other liability insurance claims. To learn more about what we do, call (800) 446-7529 or visit www.kantorlaw.net.