At Roberts Disability Law, P.C., we fight vigorously on behalf of clients who have been wrongfully denied short- and long-term disability, life, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance benefits.
Unlike many attorneys who fall into their area of practice after years of “figuring it out,” Michelle started law school knowing that she wanted to help employees. Her personal story reflects her genuine desire to help people who are at a disadvantage compared to powerful insurance companies. Over the years, courts have interpreted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law in a way that makes winning for claimants an uphill battle. Michelle’s zeal for helping employees and insureds created the foundation for her life’s work of advocating for people in their ERISA benefit claims. After more than fifteen years of being in the trenches and gaining insight into how businesses approach the ERISA claims process, Michelle has earned her reputation as a formidable opponent to insurance companies and claims administrators.
Roberts Disability Law, P.C. is proud to be a woman- and minority-owned business.
Matters Against Some of The Largest Insurance Companies in the U.S.
The theme of my life has been a determination to fight for the underdog. My work is a natural extension of that theme and fulfills me every day. I value hard work above most other things in my life. I often find myself preoccupied with how to fix a client’s problem or how to fix ERISA on a larger scale. Helping clients with disabilities became a personal mission of mine after seeing my father, a disabled veteran, struggle to work and support his family while dealing with the consequences of debilitating medical conditions. I like to think I got from him my strong work ethic, compassion, and desire to serve. I also value taking advantage of every opportunity for personal growth and am always looking for a way to become a better person. Running a business and raising children in a busy city is all consuming, but I am as happy as I’ve ever been, and wouldn’t have it any other way. For fun and relaxation, I enjoy the ritual of Peloton or a hike in the mornings so that I can start work with a clear head and ready to face the challenges that may lie ahead. I also try to practice mindfulness throughout the day, which helps me stay calm in stressful situations. At the end of the day, I enjoy listening to music on Spotify, a book on Audible, or a podcast. In addition to fighting for my clients, I volunteer with the Federal Bar Association, the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic, and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. I hope to show my kids by example that giving to others is the best way to lead a life of fulfillment.
Since 2005, Michelle Roberts has been a successful advocate for disabled individuals and employees. Ms. Roberts specializes in claims for benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), specifically claims for disability benefits.
Ms. Roberts has helped numerous clients obtain short and long-term disability benefits from insurance companies that had wrongfully denied their claims.
Monica is an associate attorney specializing in helping people secure wrongfully denied disability insurance and other benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She has a high success rate in recovering disability benefits for clients with a wide range of medical conditions, including spine conditions, autoimmune disorders, autonomic dysfunction, chronic migraines, mold-related illnesses, chronic fatigue syndrome, and complications resulting from surgeries and transplants.
Kristin is a seasoned litigator with a lengthy and successful career handling both ERISA and bad faith litigation concerning disability, life, health and AD&D benefits. She has successfully tried multiple cases before juries and judges and has postured countless other cases for settlement through mediation. Kristin also has significant experience in property and casualty insurance, professional liability, labor and employment and family law litigation.
Prior to her joining the Firm, Corinne was a partner at Kantor & Kantor for 18 years. Prior to that, Corinne was a partner at Adams, Duque & Hazeltine, and Seyfarth, Shaw. While at those Firms, Corinne often represented disability carriers in the defense of benefit claim denials. After 18 years of representing carriers, Corinne decided to “switch sides” and now devotes her practice exclusively to representing claimants in the recovery of their benefits.
Watch Michelle Roberts fight for a client at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:
I had submitted a disability claim on my own to UNUM that was denied originally. Two of my doctors indicated that based upon their past experience with patients who initiated disability claims that I might need to seek professional legal representation. A local friend who is an attorney (but who does not specialize in disability law) provided me with the name of Michelle Roberts. I originally spoke with Susan Foley and then forwarded all of my medical history to Michelle Roberts. She reviewed my history in depth and reported back that she felt that I had a strong case and…
Michelle Roberts is the consummate professional. She directed my case with such skill, perseverance and empathy. This is an exceptionally talented attorney. I did not have a large case, but she treated her objective of winning it(which she did!) as if it were. It can't be easy going up against an industry giant, but she succeeded in negotiating the best possible outcome for me. Michelle had a sense of urgency throughout and communicated every step of the way. I couldn't be happier or more impressed with Michelle and the entire team. Thank you!
I'm an attorney and needed representation in a difficult disability case. Several attorneys recommended Michelle and it was soon apparent why - she's amazing! Brilliant legal advice combined with her fighting spirit resulted in winning a difficult case against a large insurance company. 100% solid legal representation.
Michelle Roberts knows more about ERISA LTD matters than anyone else. Before my disabling injury, I was a litigator at a large law firm; I know the difference between the real experts and the rest of the attorneys. Disabled plaintiffs need an expert like Michelle because the insurance companies are playing hardball and don't care about doing what is right. It comes down to Michelle knowing the law, especially the most recent changes in the law. Also, she truly cares about people. If you get the chance for Michelle to represent you, you are fortunate.
Michelle not only won our case for me, but was totally professional, confidence inspiring, and reassuring. I felt I was in really good hands each step of the way. After it was all over and I was receiving disability benefits, my spouse and I looked back in retrospect and felt strongly that we could not have made a better choice in disability attorney for my case. Strongly recommended!