The ERISA Litigation Specialists
The Law Offices of Michael Bartolic, LLC is a unique kind of employment law firm serving executives and other professionals of Chicago in employee benefits and deferred compensation matters. The Firm devotes itself full-time to representing individuals in disputes arising under ERISA § 502. We don’t know a little about everything; we know everything about one thing: ERISA. We don’t dabble in personal injury, worker’s compensation, or employment discrimination. We are all ERISA, all the time. The Firm is dedicated to helping employees secure the benefits they expected to receive precisely at the time they need it the most. When your life is going through change, we try to help keep it as much the same as possible.
The Firm handles all sorts of ERISA claims—which arise out of employee benefits—including claims regarding benefits under a retirement plan, long term or short term disability plan, health insurance plan, life insurance and accidental death insurance plan, severance plan, a supplemental executive retirement plan, and any other executive retirement or deferred compensation plan. We also handle claims of discrimination or interference with employee benefits. As a corollary to our long term disability cases, we will assist clients with their claims and appeals for Social Security disability benefits due to the synergistic effect of having the same firm handle both disability matters. We are dedicated to helping individuals secure the employee benefits that have been promised to them and that they need. The Firm handles both claims for benefits due under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B), as well as claims of breaches of fiduciary responsibility under other subparts of section 502.
Though ERISA was passed to protect employees’ benefits, over the years courts have interpreted the law in a way to stack the odds against the employees. The processes and procedures for securing benefits covered by ERISA are unique and unlike other state law or even employment based remedies. The law is constantly changing, and to receive quality representation, you need an attorney knowledgeable in and devoted to ERISA.
When it Comes to ERISA, We’re One of the best law firms in Chicago
The Firm has years of litigation, trial, and appellate experience. Where many other firms will only be willing to handle internal appeals of your claim, we are not hesitant to pursue your case in litigation. Due to Michael Bartolic’s experience litigating ERISA matters in federal courts, a Chicago judge recently appointed Mr. Bartolic to defend an indigent party being sued by his ERISA health insurance plan. Afterwards, Michael Bartolic secured dismissal of many of the claims against the individual.