There is nothing like being able to look your lawyer in the eye and know that you can count on him or her to help you with your claim.  Likewise, it is helpful for us to look you in the eye and know that we can count on you to assist as needed during your case.  Even with modern advances in communication, it is hard to replace the face-to-face meeting and handshake.

Even though face-to-face communication is very helpful, it can pose a problem for disabled clients.  Many of our clients are unable to travel any significant distance, as the pain is just too great.  Therefore, we set up a meeting day each month in a major city in Alabama or Mississippi.  We will meet with all nearby clients and potential clients in that location on that day.  We have reciprocal relationships with many attorneys to utilize conference rooms to meet with clients and potential clients.  This allows many the comfort of meeting in a local attorney’s office with whom they may be familiar.

Our clients tell us they value this opportunity, as there are very few attorneys who only represent individuals in ERISA cases and do so regularly.  Experienced counsel is critical in ERISA cases but, due to the complexity and difficulty of ERISA, very few lawyers wish to venture into that arena.  We have found that by doing one thing, and doing it well, we can provide a valuable service to our clients and thousands of others who are harmed by the unfairness of ERISA.

Tuscaloosa is uniquely situated within four hours driving time of most major cities in Alabama and Mississippi.  This allows us to make a trip to meet with clients and return to Tuscaloosa, usually in the same day.  So distance is not a concern for those living in Alabama and Mississippi.

Our attorneys are licensed to practice in state courts in Alabama.  However, ERISA is a federal law matter.  Accordingly, we are admitted to practice in the 11th Circuit federal court, which includes Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, and in the 5th Circuit, which includes Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Long-term disability insurance companies and plan administrators have taken advantage of the fact that federal law governs ERISA claims, and will typically hire experienced ERISA defense counsel.  These experienced ERISA attorneys handle cases nationwide or regionally for that insurer or administrator.  We provide our clients the same opportunity to have experienced ERISA counsel in all of Alabama and Mississippi.

The venue provisions under ERISA are also very broad and allow suit to be brought wherever the plan administrator or claims administrator may be found.  Because of our wealth of experience, both as to ERISA claims and litigation, we are well situated to know best where your case may be brought.  You do not have to “settle” as to who you hire.  We have made it possible for you to hire a firm that stakes its reputation and livelihood on successful representation.

  • Alabama meeting locations include: Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Decatur, Montgomery, Dothan, Troy, Auburn, Opelika, Alexander City, Anniston, Gadsden, Fort Payne, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Demopolis, Evergreen, Thomasville, and Tuscaloosa.
  • Mississippi meeting locations include: Columbus, Meridian, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Starkville, Aberdeen, Tupelo, Winona, Grenada, Quitman, Waynesboro, and Olive Branch.