Seattle’s Top-Rated Employee Benefits Attorneys

Lawyers Who Get You the Benefits You Deserve

We fight for the disability, health, life, pension, and other employee benefits you’re owed so that you can put the past behind you. Your path forward starts here.

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Start with a free case evaluation, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
We Are not Social Security Lawyers

Has an insurance company denied your employer-provided disability insurance benefits or your individual disability insurance benefits? Or have you been denied healthcare, retirement, or other benefits?

Start by putting an experienced team of employee benefits lawyers on your side.

Case Evaluations are completely free and you are under no obligation to hire our firm.
We will vigorously fight for your benefits and not back down.
We recommend strategies specific to your circumstances.
We treat our clients with compassion and unparalleled support.


Respected Employee Benefits Lawyers – We Set the Bar

We fight for our clients at all levels of the courts against their employers, insurance companies, benefit plans, and fund managers to get the disability, healthcare, pension, and other employee benefits they are entitled to receive. With nearly 100 appellate decisions to our name, we set the bar in ERISA litigation.

Million Dollars Recovered

Clients Assisted

Yrs of Combined Experience

Skilled Attorneys

Years Teaching Benefits Law

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Experienced Team of Employee Benefits Attorneys

When you are unable to work due to disability, you already have enough stress in your life, between wondering how you will pay your medical bills while also providing for your family and other obligations on a reduced income. The sudden and unjustified denial of your benefits by a profit-driven insurance company can be devastating to your finances and mental health. The experienced disability attorneys at DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C. will take the legal burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your recovery and other important matters in your life. Our personalized services ensure that you are given the time, attention, and effort you and your case deserve.

For over 40 years, our benefits attorneys have the track record of winning cases for our clients in and out of the courtroom in all matters involving insurance benefits, including group disability policies, benefits governed by ERISA, or individual insurance policies. We have seen it all. We treat each case with compassion, and fight for you every step of the way to protect your rights and benefits.

Insurance benefits and ERISA cases can be technical and confusing. To effectively fight a denial by an insurance company, you need an attorney who is deeply knowledgeable about the legal and personal matter at stake and has the courtroom experience to mount an effective strategy.

If you have questions or have been denied benefits in any of these areas, we can help you.

Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance

Let us deal with insurance company denials so you can focus on your health and other important matters.
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Long Term Disability Insurance

When disability is prolonged, it’s even more important to fight insurance company denials and protect your income. Our long term disability insurance attorneys will effectively help you appeal LTD insurance denials.
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Short Term Disability

Being off work for even a short period of time can derail your finances. Don’t let the insurance companies get away with it.
Disability Insurance


The federal ERISA statute is complex. We know how to use ERISA to hold employers and insurance companies accountable.
Disability Insurance

Individual Disability Insurance

You paid the premiums. We hold the insurance company to its promise to pay, so you get your rightful benefits.
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Retirement & Pension

Protect your nest egg from employer error, excessive fees, and other fiduciary misconduct.
Life Insurance & AD&D

Life Insurance & AD&D

When tragedy strikes, we fight to ensure the survivors get the benefits they are owed.
Disability Insurance

Mental Health Disability

In times of a mental health crisis we are a trusted advisor that can help you navigate the insurance company red tape.
Health Insurance

Health Insurance

If you or a loved one falls ill, we can ensure your insurance company covers the care you need.

We Appeal Employee Benefits Denials & Disability Insurance Denials

Disability insurance companies are focused on their bottom line and not your best interest. Our legal team at DeBofsky Sherman Casciari and Reynolds P.C. is committed to its clients. Our entire law firm is dedicated to fighting disability insurance benefits denials.

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We Handle a Variety of Medical Disability Conditions

A Few of the Disabilities We Cover

Back & Neck Pain

Back/Neck Injury, Degenerative Disc Disease, Kyphosis/Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Arachnoiditis, Radiculopathy, Foraminal Stenosis, Radiculopathy, Myelopathy, Spinal Tumor, Chiari Malformation

Cognitive Impairment

Brain Injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Stroke, Head Injury, Concussion, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Stroke, Migraine Headaches, Medication Side Effects

COVID-19 Disabilities

Fatigue, Brain Fog, Reduced Endurance, Confusion, Memory Loss, Headaches, Joint Pain, Dizziness, Shortness of Breath, Muscle Aches

Cardiac Disabilities

Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Ischemia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Stroke, Arrythmia, Hypertension, Heart Failure

Fibromyalgia & Fatigue

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Thyroid Disorder/Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Disease

Hearing Disorders

Inner Ear Infection, Meniere’s Disease, Vertigo, Vestibular Disorder & Tinnitus

Autoimmune Disorders

Immune System/Autoimmune Disorders – Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myasthenia Gravis, Addison’s Disease, Graves Disease, Pemphigoid, HIV/AIDS

Respiratory Disorders

Pulmonary Disease – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Emphysema, Pulmonary Embolism, Asthma

Joint Degeneration

Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis


Chemotherapy, Radiation, Lymphedema, Lymph Node Removal, Chemo-Fog, Side Effects from Cancer Surgery

Digestive Disorders

Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastroenteritis, Diverticulosis, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Disease

Clotting Disorders

Clotting Disorders, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Lymphedema, Coagulation, Edema

What Our Clients Say

“It’s very simple.”
It’s really very simple. There is no one better at disability/insurance law and no one more knowledgeable, compassionate and humble than Mark DeBofsky in the U.S. He is the gold standard.
— Valeri DeCastris

“Exceptional Team”

This has been one of the most difficult periods in my life, and losing my career and income to an illness I could not prevent was devastating. When I found out my insurance company had denied my claim, I was at a total loss on how to proceed. Fortunately, I found your firm. The kindness, respect and professionalism afforded to me from my first meeting with Bill and Shannon up to the Appeal letter by Martina is a model of how people should be treated.

— Don A.

“Marie Casciari was exceptional!”
Marie Casciari was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better attorney or outcome to our lawsuit. We did not know what to expect when we filed a lawsuit against our health care provider for denying residential treatment coverage for our child. Ms. Casciari helped explain each step of the process and promptly provided updates as the lawsuit progressed through the court. She did outstanding research to ensure she was prepared for each court appearance. She also did an excellent job of anticipating how the judge would react to each stage of the litigation. We were pleasantly surprised with the outcome and would highly recommend Ms. Casciari.
— Dominic W.

Employee Benefits Lawyers

Why should I hire an attorney to handle my appeal?

An experienced attorney can help identify what went wrong with the claim and can help compile additional evidence necessary to perfect your appeal. An experienced attorney is best equipped to present all of the necessary evidence and will make the type of compelling arguments that are necessary in order for the claim decision to be overturned. Even if the appeal is unsuccessful, an attorney-drafted appeal letter will best prepare the claim to go into litigation, if necessary. Denial letters are often written in vague terms, and it may not be immediately apparent what additional evidence is needed to perfect your appeal. Even if the insurer or plan administrator is clear about what additional evidence is needed, it may reject that evidence, once provided, based on new evidence or rationales. The attorneys at DeBofsky have handled thousands of such appeals and can decipher the meaning of vague or obtuse denial letters based on their extensive experience. That institutional knowledge also helps the attorneys at DeBofsky spot issues and anticipate problems to avoid future denials.

How much does it cost?

Our firm handles most benefit denial appeals and litigation on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay a fee unless we win or settle your case (though you are responsible for out-of-pocket costs win or lose). If we are successful in obtaining a reversal or settlement, we charge a percentage of the benefits recovered. We are unique among our competitors in that we do not charge a percentage of future benefits for successful claim appeals. We believe that, after our representation has concluded, that money belongs to you.We also offer hourly and flat fee arrangements in certain circumstances, and free case evaluation consultations. Call us today for a free phone consultation regarding your disability or other benefit claim!

How to choose a disability lawyer?

When deciding who to hire to handle your disability claim, you should ask how many disability claim appeals the lawyer has personally handled and, of those cases, how many he or she took to court. You should also ask how many times the lawyer has litigated a case to judgment. Many disability lawyers will only handle the claim appeal, leaving you scrambling to secure representation if the appeal is denied. Others may try to settle your case pre-suit, but that is not always in your best interests. Also ask the attorney whether he or she charges a percentage of future benefits for a successful claim appeal. Finally, ask the lawyer if he or she will be personally handling your claim appeal, or if he or she will be outsourcing it to someone else (and to whom). Pay attention to how quickly the attorney calls you back, how closely they listen to you, the questions they ask, and their bedside manner. For more information, visit

If your firm is in Seattle and Chicago, can I hire you to handle my case in another city or state?

“ABSOLUTELY. Experience matters much more than location when it comes to Long-Term Disability (LTD) & ERISA cases. This is a specialized area of law, and you don’t want to hire a local attorney with no experience in the area. The Insurance Company you will be fighting likely won’t be hiring a lawyer from your hometown either. We have represented clients in 37 states as well as Washington DC and abroad. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you, no matter where you are located.

Contact DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds in Seattle for a Case Review

To get the disability insurance benefits you deserve, start by discussing your case with one of the leading disability benefits and ERISA law firms in the country. Contact one of our disability benefit attorneys in Seattle.