Chicago-Based ERISA Appeals Lawyers

It is common for controversies that develop at trial over ERISA claims to end up in federal appeals court. At DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, PC, in Chicago, our lawyers have a combined 60 years of experience arguing on behalf of our clients in appellate court. We also partner with other attorneys to lead an appeal. We have successfully appealed in precedent-setting decisions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 7th, 8th and 9th Circuits.

National Leaders In ERISA Appellate Law

Founding attorney Mark Debofsky and the rest of our lawyers are among the nation's leading practitioners in the highly complex field of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law. Mr. Debofsky is recognized nationwide as a leader in ERISA appeals and denied disability claims, having testified before Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Whether we represented you at trial or not, we can represent you on appeal. One of our experienced attorneys will examine the court records for evidence of appealable mistakes. If we are representing you at trial, we may file an appeal of an order in the midst of court proceedings to get the question answered by the higher court.

Successfully Appealing Wrongfully Denied ERISA Claims

There is a specific procedure to appealing a denied ERISA claim. For example, you must have exhausted all other options laid out by the law, including filing a claim with the insurance company and appealing their denial within the company. Once you have gone through prescribed procedures, including a trial verdict, without a satisfactory result, then you may take the case to federal appeals court.

In a successful appeal, the plaintiff's attorney must show that one or more errors occurred during the trial that prejudiced the plaintiff's case and materially affected the outcome. Our lawyers will prepare a convincing argument that you are entitled to an appeal. Once the court agrees to hear your appeal, we will effectively present your case and work toward getting the verdict overturned.

Contact DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, PC, For An Attorney Consultation

Understand your rights, and speak with an attorney who can stand up for your benefits. Call us at 312-702-1842 or 800-237-5182, or send us an email to speak with a lawyer.