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You are not alone. Though you may be in pain, fearful, financially distraught, and exhausted from having to deal with the shenanigans of an insurance company, you have someone willing to go to battle for you. Seth is a disability litigation veteran and he will gladly shoulder your burden and fight to get you the benefits you deserve.

As you've probably discovered, ERISA disability claims live in a nasty legal world where there is no right to a jury trial, punitive damages are prohibited, discovery is limited to issues of conflict of interest and bias, and evidence that was not considered or at least made available to the insurance company during the claim process is not likely to be admitted by the court. Furthermore, an insurance company can win a case even if its decision was wrong because under ERISA a plaintiff has to prove that the insurance company's decision was both wrong and unreasonable. And rest assured, insurance companies try to take full advantage of this situation and mistreat claimants and wrongfully deny benefits.

Seth knows how to stop this from happening. He not only knows how to develop a strong medical file but he successfully engages in protracted conflict of interest discovery litigation in federal court to force the insurance companies to turn over documents which expose their bad behavior. Seth knows how to get you the benefits you deserve. Additionally, you must know that there is no shame in disability. What is shameful is the insurance company's denial of your claim. Disability does not mean worthlessness - it simply means that due to chronic pain, fatigue and problems with concentration that you are no longer reliable in a competitive job environment. That's all it means.

Right now you have to control your own life and take breaks whenever needed to make sure your medical condition stabilizes and does not deteriorate. You have a responsibility to take care of yourself. It's not your fault you're disabled. You've worked hard all your life. You had the foresight to obtain and pay premiums for a disability insurance policy. You just didn't expect the insurance company to behave despicably. That's where Seth comes in - he has built his legal career on the principle of aggressively pursuing full and complete compensation for all his clients. Let him help you.


Seth has always been compelled to excel, whether it meant earning his Eagle Scout as a teenager, participating in theater, debate and varsity football in high school, his Rhodes Scholar candidacy in college, or opening his own law firm. He also perseveres in situations others might shy away from, whether it involves sky-diving, rappelling down a mountain, white-water rafting, participating in marathons and triathlons, writing a novel, or lecturing nationally to large audiences about the vagaries of ERISA.


Seth is committed to serving disabled individuals. He is proud of his work in prominent organizations such as the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and Hospice. Seth is past-Chair of both AAJ's & TBA's Disability Law Sections, past-President of the Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association, a 2-time recipient of the Pro Bono Excellence Award, and a 7 year member of the Board of Directors for Hospice of Chattanooga.