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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. 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. Learn More

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Our Compassion

We regularly hear from clients that our advocacy changed their lives. You can count on the caring team at Pillsbury & Coleman to exhaust every avenue to obtain the justice you deserve. 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

Disability Denial
Claims Attorneys

Disability Denial Attorney Fighting For The Rights Of Policyholders Nationally

Disability Claims for Insurance Denials And Delays

Many face career-ending injuries or disabilities that force them to turn to their disability insurance in order to maintain their financial independence and physical health. Regrettably, insurance companies repeatedly delay, challenge or deny legitimate disability claims then forcing these enduring families and individuals to battle the complexity of information and requirements at a time when they lack the know-how to do so.

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We Are Versatile National Disability Delay Lawyers For Policyholders Statewide

Did the insurance company deny your long-term disability (LTD) or short-term disability claim? This denial could be a huge obtacle for you especially if you have suffered an injury or have fallen ill and tried collecting benefits.

Pillsbury & Coleman have dealt with every major disability insurer. You can read more about specific issues with each carrier on our website. All aspects of our law practice are dedicated to holding insurance companies accountable to their obligations. We have attained a track record of success including many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

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Landmark Insurance

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$31 million

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"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

Trial Lawyers Handling Every Kind Of Insurance Dispute Nationally

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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You can get help from an expert attorneys at Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP

We have decades of experience covering disablity denial claims.

Whatever your specific situation and reasons are given for nonpayment of your disability benefits, we can help! Every situation is different and needs to be handled carefully depending on your situation for the nonpayment of your disability benefits. We are here to guide you through this process. Some of the insurance denials you might be dealing with are:

  • Short-term disability (STD): Can be employer-provided or purchased independently.
  • 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.
  • Business overhead expense insurance: If your company is in danger due to a claim denial, our law firm can help.
  • 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.
  • Life insurance disability waiver: Many insurers resist or delay in upholding this financial obligation.
  • Keyman insurance: Relying upon a number of key employees.
  • Credit disability insurance: Ability to re-pay your debts.
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Expert Legal Guidance Going To Battle With A Disability Insurance Company

ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, regulates how pension plans are funded and how they are paid. Also, ERISA regulates how employers offering health insurance benefits are required to cover those who have lost jobs or those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Those who run into problems with disability claims do not know their legal options or whether they have any legal recourse at all. Our firm handles cases involving both. There are independently obtained private disability policies where claim denials and delays can be contested in state courts and insurance bad faith law can be applied to these denials.

If you have some concerns with your insurance company trying to avoid paying out the benefits that you deserve or if the insurance company is rejecting or denying your claim, call our us right away. Our door is open to you when you have been denied a claim and we can provide a free consultation. You can fill out our contact form or call us at (415) 433-8000.