Our Firm

DeBofsky Law is a law firm dedicated to the representation of ERISA benefits claimants in matters relating to retirement/pension plans and disability, life, health, and long-term care insurance. Founded in 2013, our mission is to level the playing field for claimants seeking benefits from large insurance companies and corporations. To achieve this, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of legal advocacy and ethics. Our professionalism and deep knowledge of insurance and benefits law enable us to go toe-to-toe with the big firms and deliver results for our clients.

Meet Our Team

We Don’t Just Follow the Law. We Make the Law.

Marie Casciari

Marie Casciari


Marie Casciari is a shareholder at DeBofsky Law, and practices exclusively in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, mental health parity, and other insurance benefits litigation.
Mark DeBofsky

Mark DeBofsky


Attorney Mark DeBofsky is a member of the firm as well as an adjunct professor of law at University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School.
Matthew Maloney

Matthew Maloney


Attorney Matthew Maloney joined DeBofsky Law in 2017.  His practice focuses on disability claim appeals and litigation as well as complex health insurance cases.
Martina Sherman

Martina Sherman


Martina Sherman concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals in ERISA and insurance benefit disputes.

Ensuring Clients Get the Benefits They Deserve

Working with the DeBofsky team was amazing! If you need fantastic disability insurance help, highly recommend them!

Turning Denials Into Victories

Denied LTD claim after 2 years. Mark was fantastic. Responsive, clear plan, deep LTD knowledge. Won full claim with back pay & interest. Top notch!

Impressive LTD Appeals and Supportive Service

After a frustrating disability claim denial, DeBofsky Law’s impressive appeal and supportive service left me and my loved ones saying “Wow!”

Attentive Listening and Successful Outcomes

Martina listened attentively and kept me informed every step of the way with a successful result.

Expert and Effective Representation

Marie won my long-term disability appeal quickly and efficiently and single handedly changed my life.

Professionalism and Responsive Prompt Responses

Matt’s professionalism and prompt responses to inquiries have made me feel so much better knowing the DeBofsky team was on my side.


Our staff is dedicated to going the extra mile to meet the needs of our clients.

Deloris Davies

Office Manager

Since starting at DeBofsky Law over three years ago, Deloris has worked in a variety of roles, bringing her passion and attention to detail to everything. She believes in fighting the good fight, and supporting the work done at the firm. Deloris also has a passion for delicious cooking — she owns a food truck and a storefront- #PuffTruckPizza.

Vivian Solano

Legal Assistant

Vivian conducts intake interviews, requests medical records, and prepares legal documents for appeals clients. She has an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from MacCormac College. Prior to joining DeBofsky in 2020, Vivian worked as a nurse assistant at a hospital. Of her transition from the medical to legal field, Vivian says, “I’ve always loved helping people and I am happy that I can take that experience and utilize it here.”

Shannon Hicks

Intake Coordinator

Shannon conducts all phone interviews. She also assists our Appeals Team with preparing legal documents for appeals clients. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to joining DeBofsky in 2020, Shannon was a legal assistant at Wolzen Law Office. Outside of work and school Shannon enjoys going on long walks, listening to podcasts, and working on creative projects.

Alana Valderrama


Alana conducts intake interviews and assists the attorneys at DeBofsky with preparing court filings, legal documents, correspondence, and other legal matters. Alana has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Westwood College. Prior to joining DeBofsky in 2021, Alana worked in the legal industry for over 12 years, primarily at plaintiff-side law firms. Alana enjoys helping clients get the benefits they earned and deserve and helping them through a hard time. When she is not working, Alana enjoys spending time and creating memories with her family.

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