Top Long Beach ERISA Lawyers Near You

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Kantor & Kantor, LLP

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

866-384-1126

Representing Clients throughout California

Kantor & Kantor, LLP is one of the most experienced and highly respected law firms in the Nation dealing with litigating insurance claims against insurance companies. Our firm also has extensive experience with the complex appeals procedure and Federal Court litigation of ERISA matters. If you, or anyone you know has questions about claims against their insurance …

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The Law Office of Todd M. Friedman P.C

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

866-290-5657

Aggressively Fighting for Employee Rights. Call Us Today.

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Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Se Habla Español

213-631-3674

Devoted Exclusively to Employment Law While Offering Personal Attention, Responsive Communication, and Respectful Client Interaction

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Rothschild & Alwill, APC

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Free Consultation

661-383-2594

With More Than 25 Years of Experience in Helping Clients with their Labor Law Needs

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Kaufman, Miller & McAndrew LLP

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Free Consultation

818-732-8443

Handling Employment Matters throughout Southern and Northern California

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Law Offices of Suzy Moore

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Aggressive Employment Representation when your Employer Has Not Followed the Labor Laws
FREE 30 MINUTE Phone Consultation

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Law Office of Brian I. Vogel

ERISA Lawyer | Serving Long Beach, CA

Free Consultation

Experienced and Committed to Seeing to it that Our Clients' receive the Best Legal Representation

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Long Beach ERISA Information

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a body of federal law that guards against mismanagement and misuse of pension and health insurance plan funds. The act establishes rules for the two plans, requires that employees receive plan information, and gives employees the right to sue if the company denies benefits or breaches its fiduciary duties.

ERISA Issues

ERISA legislation is complicated and difficult to understand, and so are the various pension and health insurance plans it regulates. Without specific knowledge you are at a disadvantage and your rights may suffer. It is in your best interest to consult a Long Beach lawyer who handles ERISA cases.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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