Morgan & Paul, PLLC

Morgan & Paul, PLLC

Since 1999, We Have Been Helping Individuals Fight for ERISA and Individual Long-Term Disability Benefits against Insurance Companies. Free Consultation with an Attorney from Our Offices in California, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
100 First Avenue
Suite 1010
Pittsburgh  PA  15222
Phone
  • (844) 374-7200
Fax
  • (888) 822-9421
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Contingency Fee Based Upon Recovery

Other Offices

844-374-7200
131 A Stony Circle
Santa Rosa,  CA  95401
844-374-7200
413 Eighth Street
Comfort,  TX  78013
Long Term Disability
Since 1999, We Have Been Helping Individuals Fight for ERISA and Individual Long-Term Disability Benefits against Insurance Companies. Free Consultation with an Attorney from our Offices in California, Texas and Pennsylvania.
We represent individuals who have been denied short-term and long-term disability benefits. The applicable laws vary depend upon whether disability benefits have been denied under an individual policy or through an employer's disability policy. The denial of disability benefits may be governed by state contract law in addition to bad faith insurance statutes. In other circumstances where an employer at least in part funds the policy for disability benefits, a federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may apply. If you have been denied disability benefits through an insurance company or plan administrator, please contact us for an initial evaluation of a potential appeal for benefits at no cost.

If you have received a denial letter from an insurance company or plan administrator stating that you do not meet the definition of disability for either your "own occupation" or "any occupation", you must appeal within 180 days under the ERISA regulations. There are limited exceptions but you must submit all relevant medical, vocational and other evidence in this administrative phase before filing a lawsuit in court.

Once you have appealed to the insurance company or plan administrator, you will receive a final denial letter stating that you have exhausted all administrative remedies under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA. You may now file a lawsuit in federal court to seek judicial review of the insurance company's or plan administrator's refusal to pay your short-term and/or long-term disability benefits. Depending upon the policy and applicable statute of limitations, the time that you have to file a lawsuit in federal court must be reviewed specifically.
Long Term Disability
Since 1999, We Have Been Helping Individuals Fight for ERISA and Individual Long-Term Disability Benefits against Insurance Companies. Free Consultation with an Attorney from our Offices in California, Texas and Pennsylvania.
We represent individuals who have been denied short-term and long-term disability benefits. The applicable laws vary depend upon whether disability benefits have been denied under an individual policy or through an employer's disability policy. The denial of disability benefits may be governed by state contract law in addition to bad faith insurance statutes. In other circumstances where an employer at least in part funds the policy for disability benefits, a federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may apply. If you have been denied disability benefits through an insurance company or plan administrator, please contact us for an initial evaluation of a potential appeal for benefits at no cost.

If you have received a denial letter from an insurance company or plan administrator stating that you do not meet the definition of disability for either your "own occupation" or "any occupation", you must appeal within 180 days under the ERISA regulations. There are limited exceptions but you must submit all relevant medical, vocational and other evidence in this administrative phase before filing a lawsuit in court.

Once you have appealed to the insurance company or plan administrator, you will receive a final denial letter stating that you have exhausted all administrative remedies under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA. You may now file a lawsuit in federal court to seek judicial review of the insurance company's or plan administrator's refusal to pay your short-term and/or long-term disability benefits. Depending upon the policy and applicable statute of limitations, the time that you have to file a lawsuit in federal court must be reviewed specifically.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

While working for a law firm back in 1999 representing clients in social security disability appeals and disability discrimination claims, I noticed that many people could not find an attorney to represent them in long-term disability appeals under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This means filing an appeal within 180 days to the insurance company and then if denied, filing a lawsuit in federal court. Because there is no jury trial right or compensatory damages available, I believe that the insurance companies view their profit making strategies as a numbers game to deny claims. I take pride in fighting them at each and every step to get the long-term disability and life insurance benefits that people deserve and are legally bound by contractual right.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

In addition to litigating cases on behalf of people denied benefits and rights, Greg has been a speaker at PBI: Employment Law West: Americans With Disabilities Act , Pittsburgh, PA (2012-2014); National Employment Lawyers Association: Breaking Down the Barriers in the Workplace, Oakland, CA (2010); NBI: Litigating ERISA Cases, Pittsburgh, PA (2008); ADA: Fighting for Fairness, Atlanta, GA (2006) and Chicago, IL (2008).

He is a member of American Association for Justice, National Employment Law Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Greg is the Vice-Chair of the National Legal Advocacy Committee for the American Diabetes Association and recipient of the ADA 2008 National Service Award for Outstanding Advocacy.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Gregory G. Paul is a trial lawyer who practices in the areas of disability, employment and toxic tort injury law. He is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia with additional admissions in numerous federal courts nationwide. Greg is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento where he was on the Dean's List and Law Review. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.

LIST OF ADMISSIONS AND BAR ASSOCIATIONS
Pennsylvania, 1999
West Virginia, 1999
Maryland, 2000
California, 2004
Ohio, 2005
Texas, 2006
Missouri, 2012

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Gregory Paul

Gregory G. Paul is a trial lawyer who practices in the areas of disability, employment and toxic tort injury law. He is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia with additional admissions in federal courts nationwide. Greg is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento where he was on the Dean's List and Law Review. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.

In addition to litigating cases on behalf of people denied benefits and rights, Greg has been a speaker at PBI: Employment Law West: Americans With Disabilities Act , Pittsburgh, PA (2012-2014); National Employment Lawyers Association: Breaking Down the Barriers in the Workplace, Oakland, CA (2010); NBI: Litigating ERISA Cases, Pittsburgh, PA (2008); ADA: Fighting for Fairness, Atlanta, GA (2006) and Chicago, IL (2008).

He is a member of American Association for Justice, National Employment Law Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Greg is the Vice-Chair of the National Legal Advocacy Committee for the American Diabetes Association and recipient of the ADA 2008 National Service Award for Outstanding Advocacy.
License
  • Bar Number: 83334
    Pennsylvania , 1999
  • Bar Number: 8129
    West Virginia , 1999
  • Bar Number: 26208
    Maryland , 2000
  • Bar Number: 233060
    California , 2004
  • Bar Number: 0079015
    Ohio , 2005
  • Bar Number: 24054974
    Texas , 2006
  • Bar Number: 64388
    Missouri , 2012
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    J.D. , 1998
    Law Review;
    Certificate of International Studies, Austria
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
    Certificate , 2007
    The Trial Lawyers College is committed to train a new breed of lawyer -- warriors who have the courage to become a real person first, and who then have the heart to fight for justice in their own passionate voice.

Gregory Paul

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