Why Do People Choose Pillsbury & Coleman?


Pillsbury & Coleman has 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, and our victories have established legal precedents that benefit policyholders everywhere.

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


Insurance companies use many tactics to deny, delay or devalue claims. Pillsbury & Coleman has 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.


In order to obtain the money you deserve, we are prepared to go to trial. 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. We even took the NFL to court (and won) over its shabby treatment of players who filed disability claims.


We are respected and highly regarded in the legal community by colleagues, defense counsel, courts and most importantly insurance carriers. They know that we do our homework and operate with integrity. And they are familiar with our proven track record in state and federal courts.


We regularly hear from clients that our advocacy changed their lives. We know how devastating it is when your disability benefits are denied or terminated. You can count on the caring team at Pillsbury & Coleman to exhaust every avenue to obtain the justice you deserve.