Experienced Minnesota Employment, Labor and ERISA Disability Law Attorneys
A commitment to the law
When you are facing an injustice in the workplace or attempting to get fair compensation from a disability claim in Minnesota, we can help you with your case. At R.A. Williams Law Firm, P.A., we represent clients throughout the Minnesota counties of Hennepin, Washington, Anoka, Dakota and Ramsey in the areas of labor and employment law, general litigation and ERISA disability claims. These are issues that effect both your personal life and your professional life, so it is vital that you turn to an experienced firm for help. With more than 90 years of experience combined, our three attorneys can get you the results to which you are entitled.
Putting clients first
We know that issues of employment law and disability are very sensitive and emotional, so we are committed to making the process as simple as possible. Don't give up hope. Come to us with your disability and workplace problems and get to know your legal rights. At R. A. Williams Law Firm, P.A., you will find:
Acclaimed legal representation Attorney Richard A. Williams, Jr. and attorney Stephen D. Gordon, who is of counsel to the firm, are both AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics.
Extensive knowledge of the law With more than 80 years of combined experience, the attorneys of the R. A. Williams Law Firm have the vast and detailed knowledge of the law required to get you the resolution your case deserves.
Personal service We are genuinely committed to clients at our firm. We have taken an oath to provide you with the best service and to uphold the standards of the law. We take our commitments very seriously, and you will never get anything less than our best.
Areas of practice
At the R. A. Williams Law Firm, we provide clients with representation in the following practice areas:
General litigation - If you have a case that has to go to court, our extensive experience with general litigation can make sure your day in court is a fair one.
ERISA disability claims - If you have an issue with an ERISA disability claim, we can make sure you are given the coverage that you deserve.
Labor & employment law - With our knowledge of labor & employment law, we are fully-equipped to make sure that you are treated fairly in the workplace.
Contact us today
For experienced representation that gets results, call R. A. Williams Law Firm, P.A. at 651-848-0280 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our office is conveniently located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
2400 County Road D West, Suite 110
St. Paul MN 55112
Minnesota ERISA Disability Claims Attorney
Helping you obtain the benefits you deserve
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly called ERISA, is a federal law regarding employees' rights to their employment benefits, such as disability insurance, health insurance, life insurance and more. At the R.A. Williams Law Firm, P.A., we fight for your rights to employer-provided benefits covered by ERISA. Since the founding of our firm, we've used our experience and knowledge in aggressive representation of individuals to obtain the benefits they need and deserve.
What does ERISA cover?
Many employer-provided benefits are covered by ERISA, including:
-Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
-Long-term disability insurance
-Short-term disability insurance
-Retirement plans (401Ks, for example)
ERISA applies to private employers who offer benefits (or plans), but doesn't require employers to provide them. It also doesn't apply to privately purchased insurance coverage.
Does ERISA apply to my case or not?
We would be pleased to assist you in determining whether ERISA is applicable and if you may have a claim against your employer or the employer's insurance company. There are four questions that help us determine when ERISA applies:
--Who pays the premiums? If the employer pays all or some of the premium, it's likely covered by ERISA.
--Who is the contact? If your contact person is the "plan administrator," this is probably ERISA-covered.
--For whom do you work? Private companies are probably covered by ERISA, but government entities and religious institutions are not.
--What kind of insurance is involved? If it's employer-paid insurance, it's likely covered by ERISA but other kinds, like homeowners insurance, are not covered.
Insurance companies are in business to make money so plan administrators often deny initial claims. No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we strive diligently to help you overcome it, and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you in your ERISA claim.
Don't delay. Contact R.A. Williams Law Firm, P.A. today.
At R.A. Williams Law Firm, P.A., we have experience in helping people navigate the complexities of ERISA matters. We will work with you to appeal denials of benefits and obtain the coverage you deserve. Call 651-848-0280 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. With offices conveniently located in St. Paul, Minnesota, we stand ready to represent you in your ERISA benefits claim.
1971, Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
University of Minnesota, J.D.
Minnesota State (Chair, Labor & Employment Section) and American (Co-Chair, Committee on Employee Rights & Responsibilities, Co-Chair, Annual Meeting CLE) Bar Associations; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Barristers; College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.
Stone Scholar. Member, University of Minnesota, Law Review. Law Clerk, Minnesota U.S. District Court, 1970-1971.