Life, Health & Disability / ERISA

Several of our attorneys have a keen interest in matters involving life, heath, and disability plans often paid for and administered by employers and their insurers.

This may also include claims involving retirement plans or pensions. These matters often involve complex regulations and usually result in representation through administrative hearings and appeals or even trial.

Our Attorneys

Taylor Barr
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8235
(251) 344-9696
Stephen Bumgarner
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5355
(205) 244-5611
Jennifer "Ginger" Busby
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5341
(205) 244-5614
Betsy Collins
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8207
(251) 706-2414
Devin Dolive
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5332
(205) 244-5630
Robert Given
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5308
(205) 244-5645
Brent Hitson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5391
(205) 244-5649
Forrest Latta
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8212
(251) 344-9696
Briana Montminy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5480
(205) 244-5690

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Class Action

    Lead counsel for health insurer in defense of putative class action by a group insurance subscriber alleging unfair denial of claims by women seeking certain cancer screening and treatment. Dismissed and affirmed on appeal.

    Representation of Plan Administrator in an ERISA case wherein the plaintiff sought long-term disability benefits pursuant to an employee welfare benefit plan. Obtained defense verdict for Plan Administrator.
  • Healthcare Insurance

    Retained to defend healthcare insurer in bad faith and breach of contract cases arising from rescission of policyholder’s individually underwritten policies.
  • Life, Heath, & Disability

    Defense of national health insurer in series of Georgia bad faith claims over alleged pattern of rescissions, post-claim underwriting, and fraudulent actuarial/rating practices. Resolved through favorable settlements and summary judgment.
  • Life, Heath, & Disability

    Summary judgment for health insurer which denied coverage for emergency surgery to relieve ectopic pregnancy, not covered due to subscriber's rejection of maternity coverage.