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Notable Results

We have won cases against every major insurance carrier. In fact, we secured the largest disability insurance bad faith verdict ever in California. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Learn More

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Full Resources

Insurance companies use many tactics to deny, delay or devalue claims. We have the skilled staff and financial resources to go up against the biggest insurance carriers, to force them to honor their policies and hold them accountable for bad faith denials. Learn More

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Singular Focus

Insurance litigation is all we do, with an emphasis on long-term disability claims. Physicians, dentists, attorneys and other licensed professionals who purchased disability insurance benefit from our in-depth knowledge of law when insurance carriers fail to hold up their end of the bargain. Learn More

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Proven Trial Attorneys

When insurance companies play hardball, our experienced litigators are up to the challenge. Our lawyers have prevailed against all the big players, including Unum, MetLife, Prudential, Cigna, Hartford and Mass Mutual. Learn More

San Francisco
Disability Denial
Claims Attorneys

Disability Denial Attorney Fighting For The Rights Of California Policyholders

Insurance Denials And Delays Relating To Disability Claims

After a disabling or career-ending injury, many people turn to their disability insurance to help them maintain their physical health and financial independence. Unfortunately, insurance companies often deny, delay or challenge legitimate disability claims, forcing suffering individuals and families to fight through a complex web of requirements and information at a time when they are least equipped to do so.

 

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We Are Versatile California Insurance Lawyers For Policyholders Statewide

Has an insurance company denied your short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD) claim? Is it placing major hurdles in front of you now that you have been injured or become ill and tried to collect benefits?

We have dealt with every major disability insurer. Read more about specific issues with each carrier. Our entire law practice is devoted to holding insurance companies accountable to their obligations — and we have achieved a track record of success including many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

 

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Our Results

$32 million

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$31 million

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What Our Clients Say

"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
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Meet Our Attorneys

California Trial Lawyers Handling Every Kind Of Insurance Dispute

Established in 1991, Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, is one of the few law firms in California focused exclusively on representing policyholders in insurance disputes and insurance bad faith litigation. Insurance law is all we do and we do it very well.

Our attorneys offer experienced legal representation to businesses and individuals in San Francisco and throughout California. Whether you need help getting your health insurance to cover a claim, you need assistance getting a business loss covered, or assistance appealing a long-term disability insurance claim denial, we know how to help.

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Philip L. Pillsbury Jr.
Founding Partner
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Terrence J. Coleman
Attorney
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Our decades of experience cover all types of disability coverage.

Whatever your specific situation and reasons given for nonpayment of your disability benefits, we can help! Some examples are:

  • Group long-term disability (LTD): Long-term disability insurance for large groups of employees.
  • Individual LTD policies: Governed by different laws than employer-provided policies.
  • Short-term disability (STD): Can be employer-provided or purchased independently.
  • Long-term care insurance: Ensuring financially stable if you move to a nursing home.
  • Professional and executive claims: Protection to lawyers, doctors, tech workers and others who are in need of legal representation.
  • Credit disability insurance: Ability to re-pay your debts.
  • Life insurance disability waiver: Many insurers resist or delay in upholding this financial obligation.
  • Business overhead expense insurance: If your company is in danger due to a claim denial, our law firm can help.
  • Keyman insurance: Relying upon a number of key employees.
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Your Proven Resource For A Battle With A Disability Insurance Company

Employer-provided policies are covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which severely limits recourse policyholders have for contesting claim denials.

If your disability insurance claim has been rejected or you have concerns that the insurance company is attempting to avoid paying benefits you need and deserve, contact us as early as possible in the process. We will welcome your call and provide a free case evaluation. To schedule a consultation at our San Francisco law office, fill out our online contact form or call (415) 433-8000.

Most people who run into problems with disability claims do not know their legal options — or whether they have any legal recourse at all. We handle cases involving both. Independently obtained private disability policies, for which claim denials and delays can be contested in state courts and insurance bad faith law can be applied.