DATE POSTED 17. 03. 2014, By

ERISA litigation is a specialty of The Law Offices of Michael Bartolic. Fights for employees who don’t know the ins and outs of benefits laws.

Chicago, March 17— Roberts Bartolic LLP ( is a fully qualified ERISA law firm. ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which was passed by congress and signed into law in 1974. An ERISA litigation or administrative claim or appeal might require ERISA lawyers to get involved.

ERISA lawyers generally practice in the areas of Benefits Discrimination and Interference Claims, Health Insurance Claims, Life Insurance and AD&D claims, Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability and Retirement Plan Claims.
ERISA lawyers also practice in the areas of Severance Benefits Claims and Deferred Compensation Claims.

“ERISA is a law that was passed to give people protections,” says ERISA litigation attorney Michael Bartolic. “It was designed to protect employees from not getting their benefits they’ve been promised. The unrepresented or unsavvy claimant doesn’t often know how to use the law to their benefit,” he explained. According to Bartolic, this is especially true in light of the many court decisions that have sided with employers over ERISA litigation.

Recently, Michael Bartolic helped a client secure the proceeds of a $500,000 accidental death insurance policy due to the insured’s substance overdose. The insurer argued the overdose was intentional, and thus not an accident. By hiring the right experts to interpret the toxicology report, Michael Bartolic was able to persuade the insurer the dosage the insured took was consistent with a therapeutic dose. Michael Bartolic also gathered other critical photographical and video evidence demonstrating the insured’s intention of returning home and going to work the following day, like a set alarm, work clothes already laid out, a lunch pre-packaged in the refrigerator, etc.

“When you have experienced ERISA lawyers on your side who focus on these laws you have a much better chance of settling a claim to your benefit,” Bartolic said. Bartolic also helps clients with appeals of denied social security benefits. For more information visit:

About Roberts Bartolic LLP
Michael Bartolic founded his firm in 2009, after leaving a large, multinational law firm that practices ERISA litigation. Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013, he was named a Super Lawyer for 2014. He graduated with a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana—Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from the John Marshall Law School, For more information visit:

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