Anderson Zeigler, P.C.

Anderson Zeigler, P.C.

California based law firm representing individuals denied short-term and long-term disability benefits

Firm Overview

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.

Main Office

Main Office
50 Old Courthouse Square
Fifth Floor
Santa Rosa CA 94952

Phone

(707) 545-4910

Fax

(707) 544-0260

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Long Term Disability

California based law firm representing individuals denied short-term and long-term disability benefits throughout the state.

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.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes. 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. Contact us if you would like an evaluation of your potential case for short-term and/or long-term disability benefits. The first step is usually a review of the denial letter which is at no cost to you. Under ERISA, you or your representative have the right to request a complete copy of the administrative or claims file which contains the documents used to deny your claim. Once this file is requested, the plan administrator must send the administrative file within 30 days.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

From the initial consultation through the final resolution, the client with deal with the same attorney throughout the process of appeal through the insurance company and in court if necessary.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Greg Paul has represented individuals who have been denied long-term disability benefits for over 20 years in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Greg Paul

Anderson Zeigler, P.C.

Greg Paul was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. While in law school, Greg worked for Legislative Research, Inc. in Sacramento and as the Chief Law Clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California. For the past twenty years, Greg has devoted his practice to litigation in state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of ERISA benefits and employment law.

In addition to litigating cases, Greg has been a speaker at PBI-Employment Law West: When is Social Discourse too Course for Work (2018); Hypothetically Speaking: A Discussion of FMLA and ADA Challenges (2017); Current Consideration Regarding Non-Compete Agreements (2016); Disability Claims under the ADA, FMLA and ERISA (2015); ADA and Regulatory Hot Buttons (2014), The ADA: Two Decades Later (2013), and Game On: The New ADA (2012), Pittsburgh, PA; 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).

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Employment Law
ERISA Benefits
Long-Term Disability/Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions:

California, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

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, 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, 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

Education:

University of Pittsburgh (B.A. 1995)

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1998)
Dean’s List and Law Review: Transnational Lawyer
Certificate of International Studies, Salzburg, Austria

Associations:

Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
California Employment Law Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Employment Law Association
Sonoma County Bar Association

Noteworthy:

Passionate volunteer for over twenty years with the American Diabetes Association
2008 National Service Award, American Diabetes Association
Chair, National Legal Advocacy Committee for the American Diabetes Association

License

Bar Number: 233060
California, 2004

Bar Number: 83334
Pennsylvania, 1999

Bar Number: 24054974
Texas, 2006

Bar Number: 26208
Maryland, 2000

Bar Number: 8129
West Virginia, 2000

Bar Number: 0079015
Ohio, 2005

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
JD, 1998

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