McDermott Law, LLC

McDermott Law, LLC

We assist people whose LONG TERM DISABILITY benefits have been denied. Short and Long Term Disability Denials, ERISA Appeals and Disability Lawsuits. Complete our Contact Form at for complimentary review.

Firm Overview

Shawn E. McDermott is a litigation attorney who has served residents of the Denver, Colorado area since 1992. Specializing in insurance disputes and personal injury claims, this attorney runs a small practice where he can offer each of his clients personal attention, expert legal advice, and diligent representation in court.

Shawn E. McDermott is one of Colorado's leading attorneys in long-term disability claims - those governed by ERISA as well as individual policies. Shawn is also experienced in cases involving insurance denials (bad faith), PERA disability claims, life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance denials and other insurance matters.

An aggressive insurance attorney, Shawn E. McDermott also represents clients who have been involved in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and DUI accidents. He is also equipped to handle cases related to slip and fall accidents (premises liability), traumatic brain injury, uninsured / underinsured motorists, and wrongful death.

At McDermott Law, LLC, you will find a dedicated lawyer equipped to fight, and win, on your behalf. If you or a loved one lives in or around Denver, Colorado and may have a case related to personal injury or an insurance dispute, please contact McDermott Law LLC.

Main Office

Main Office
4600 S. Ulster Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80237


(303) 964-1800


(303) 964-1900


Free Initial Consultation?

Initial Consultations are at No Charge for most matters

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Weekdays

Office Manager

Lisa Blaylock

Long Term Disability

The insurance dispute lawyers at McDermott Law, LLC represent the rights of individuals with denied short term and long term disability, life insurance, accidental death/dismemberment (AD&D), Colorado PERA disability and other insurance claims.

The attorneys and staff at our firm possess a particular specialty in handling long term disability and life insurance claims, including those governed by Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") or those filed under the Colorado PERA (Public Employee Retirement Assoc) disability program. The disability attorneys in the firm have over 35 years of combined legal experience ready to be put to work on your behalf.

We are committed to building for each of our clients the strongest possible claim and will work relentlessly to help them secure the benefits and compensation they need and deserve.

Our extensive knowledge of the law, litigation experience and dedication to our clients results in our ability to effectively handle, appeal, negotiate or litigate insurance dispute claims at every stage of the legal process. When working with our respected legal professionals, you can rest assured you are getting the best possible representation for your claim and that you have the best chances of resolving your case as beneficially and efficiently as possible.

We have a proven track record of successfully resolving STD, LTD, life insurance, AD&D claims and many other types.

Shawn McDermott

McDermott Law, LLC

Shawn E. McDermott is the owner/manager of the firm specializing in the areas of insurance recovery and bad faith, ERISA, Colorado PERA, long term disability and life insurance, personal injury, and wrongful death.

Shawn is a 1992 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado. His first year of law school was spent at the University of San Francisco.

While in law school, Shawn was a member of the Rothgerber Moot Court winning team and received the Austin W. Scott, Jr. Award for Excellence in Oral Argument.

Prior to forming McDermott Law in 1996, Shawn spent five years at the law firm of Breit, Best Richman and Bosch representing individuals and insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of claims, including insurance coverage and bad faith, ERISA, aviation cases, automobile crashworthiness, railroad crossing injury, professional (medical and legal) liability, products liability, skier and ski area liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He now dedicates the bulk of his time and his firm's resources to representing individuals against insurance companies in the areas of long term disability, life, health and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) claims, ERISA-governed claims for employee benefits, PERA disability retirement claims, and serious personal injury matters.

Shawn has litigated hundreds of ERISA and non-ERISA disability and life insurance claims in the Colorado and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Shawn's federal court experience is significant in the ERISA arena, likely having handled more of these claims than any other Colorado attorney. Shawn has appeared before virtually all of the United States District Court Judges and Magistrate Judges. He has also argued in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


University of Colorado School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, 1988

University of Colorado School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1992

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