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Berkeley ERISA Appeals

When dealing with denied employee benefits, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is crucial. At Monahan Tucker Law, you will always speak directly to a seasoned lawyer who understands your concerns and is committed to achieving a positive outcome for your case. Our experienced team has successfully represented clients in Berkeley ERISA appeals, helping them recover the benefits they deserve.

What is ERISA?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law designed to protect employees’ rights to receive benefits from employer-sponsored welfare plans. This legislation governs various employee benefits, including disability, health, and life insurance plans. Under ERISA, certain procedures and protections are in place to ensure that employees receive their entitled benefits. However, the process can be challenging, especially if an insurance company denies your claim.

Having a lawyer when dealing with ERISA is important because the law permits limited discovery and typically does not involve a jury trial. A lawyer can help navigate these restrictions, appeal denied claims, and potentially seek alternative remedies under state law for non-ERISA plans.

The ERISA Appeals Process

Navigating the ERISA appeals process requires attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the law. Here is a step-by-step overview:

  1. Initial Appeal: If your claim is denied, ERISA mandates that you must first file an internal appeal with the insurance company. You have six months to submit this appeal, during which it is vital to compile all relevant evidence and documentation.
  2. Administrative Review: The insurance company will review your appeal based on the information provided. Unfortunately, this review is often limited to the contents of your claim file, and obtaining additional discovery is rare.
  3. Denial of Appeal: If the insurance company upholds the denial, you may seek legal representation to pursue further action.
  4. Filing a Lawsuit: With the help of an experienced ERISA attorney, you can file a lawsuit in federal court. Unlike other litigation, ERISA cases are typically decided by a judge rather than a jury, and the court’s review is confined to the administrative record.

In Berkeley, as elsewhere, adhering to these procedural steps is critical. Any misstep can jeopardize your chances of a successful appeal.

Why Choose Monahan Tucker Law?

Monahan Tucker Law stands out for several reasons:

  • Direct Access to Attorneys: You’ll always communicate directly with a lawyer, ensuring personalized and attentive service.
  • Proven Success: Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous ERISA appeals, securing favorable verdicts and settlements.
  • Comprehensive Experience: We are well-versed in both ERISA and non-ERISA claims, enabling us to explore all possible avenues for your case.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We see each client as a whole person and dedicate ourselves to restoring their rights and dignity by regaining what was wrongfully taken from them.

Contact Us

If you’re facing an ERISA denial in Berkeley, Monahan Tucker Law is here to help. Our team is ready to guide you through each stage of the appeals process, fighting diligently to secure the benefits you deserve. Don’t navigate this daunting journey alone—contact us today to schedule a consultation.


Our attorneys have decades of experience with insurance litigation and an unparalleled track record of success.


Your trust is important to us. From our first consultation through litigation, we will be transparent with you, and we will hear you every step of the way.


We are one of the rare firms that can provide first-hand knowledge of how your insurer thinks and reacts, and has consistently prevailed in some of the most complex and high value insurance disputes seen in ERISA and non-ERISA litigation.


Our attorneys trained at some of the most aggressive large law firms in the world. Though we believe there are usually better ways to litigate and resolve disputes, our opposition does not always agree. When necessary, we are masters of unrelenting, tenacious litigation. When you hire us, you turn the insurer’s previous weapon against it.


We do this work because we want to be here, for you. We understand what you have been through, and that everyone has times where they need support. One of the strongest steps for yourself and your family is to ask us for help. Together, we’ve got this.

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