No one wants to be disabled. We would all prefer to be healthy, productive and earning an income. Illness or injury can take away that choice. When poor health prevents us from working, suddenly we face both a health crisis and a financial crisis. If you have been paying premiums for long-term disability insurance, you certainly expect your insurance company to do what you paid them to do – to protect you and your family in that time of crisis. This is true whether you are a doctor, lawyer, accountant, engineer or any other hard working employee. Sadly, insurance companies all too often make a bad situation worse. Every claim an insurance company pays takes a bite out of its profits. Your insurer has a legal duty to pay your valid claim, and you have a right to the benefits for which you have contracted.
Specialized Legal Advocacy for Your Long Term Disability or Other Insurance Claim
The attorneys at the Atlanta law firm of Robinson & Warncke, LLP, are committed to seeing that insurance companies play fairly and live up to their contractual obligations. We will ensure that the claim investigation is handled promptly and fairly, giving you and your doctors the benefit of the doubt. When insurance companies refuse to pay valid claims, having expert legal representation can make all the difference. Our job is to get you the insurance benefits that will help lessen the financial impact of a serious illness, injury, or disabling condition.
Personalized Attention to Your Case to Meet Your Needs and Achieve Your Goals
We are selective in the cases we accept. By limiting the number of clients we serve, we are able to give each client the focused, personal attention of a senior attorney. We like getting to know our clients as people. Having a senior attorney in your corner dramatically improves the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Our intensive knowledge of the history, tactics, and culture of the insurance industry and its major players is something that we have worked hard to obtain over many years. We not only know insurance law, but we have also helped create insurance law helpful to consumers and holding insurance companies accountable. If we agree to take your case, we are making a commitment to invest the time, labor, and resources necessary to get your claim paid. The Atlanta disability law firm of Robinson & Warncke is the number one choice when you are fighting a large insurance company.
Get Help Now
The sooner you call us, the better. As soon as you realize that your disability has made it impossible to keep working, you should call us for advice on how to make your application for benefits successful. If your insurance company has denied your claim, call us immediately for a free telephone interview to learn how we can help – the deadlines for taking action on a denial are much shorter than people realize. If you’ve already been denied, have us examine your file for completeness, represent you in your administrative appeal, or, if necessary, file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Strict deadlines apply, so call us today to avoid losing your right to fight for your benefits.
Mr. Warncke received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, at Georgia State University in 1988. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law Cum Laude in 1991. While in law school, Mr. Warncke was selected as one of three students to represent UGA Law School in the American College of Trial Lawyers National Moot Court Competition. The three member team took second place overall nationwide in brief writing. The team also advanced to the quarter finals in the national oral argument competition in New York, New York.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Warncke began working as an associate at Dietrick, Evans, Scholz & Williams, and became partner on January 1, 1998. In 2011, Mr. Warncke became a name partner in Robinson & Warncke, LLC.
Mr. Warncke has developed a niche specialty fighting abuses by insurers in the long term disability, life insurance, and health insurance arenas, under both federal ERISA law and under Georgia state bad faith insurance law. Since 2006 Mr. Warncke has recovered more than 25 million dollars in insurance benefits, all on claims that insurance companies attempted to deny.
He is frequently invited to lecture and write professionally in his field of expertise, and is routinely associated by other attorneys to assist them in this highly complex legal environment.
Mr. Warncke’s practice also includes representing seriously injured and disabled persons in actions arising from work-related accidents, automobile collisions, and tractor trailer collisions.
American Association for Justice
Insurance Bad Faith
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyer
Atlanta Bar Association
Workers’ Compensation and Insurance
Martindale Hubbell “AV” Highest Professional Rating Since 2006
Avvo Clients Choice Award 2013
In 2003 Mr. Warncke was recognized in Who’s Who in American Law (13th ed.).
Mr. Robinson has been rated “AV Preeminent” by his peers as published in Martindale.com and Lawyers.com. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1991, where he was accepted onto the editorial board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Mr. Robinson obtained his bachelor degree in economics from Clemson University in 1988, also with honors, where he was a member of the Calhoun College honor society and was an Edgar A. Brown merit scholar.
Mr.Robinson has over 22 years of litigation and trial experience, including litigation in all federal districts in Georgia and in other states. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple appellate decisions. In 2004, Mr. Robinson began dedicating a greater portion of his law practice to representing policyholders and employees in their pursuit of benefit claims against insurance carriers under disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment policies and employee benefit plans. Since that time, he has developed a detailed understanding of the federal ERISA statutes, regulations and procedures that apply to these claims. Mr. Robinson has spoken to other lawyers in continuing legal education seminars regarding disability insurance law and tactics for successfully prosecuting these claims. His diverse jury trial experience continues to assist him in representing policyholders in claims under private disability and life insurance claims that allow for jury trials and recovery of bad faith damages in addition to benefits.
In addition to insurance benefit litigation, Mr. Robinson continues to handle a select number of cases involving individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled due to the negligence or reckless acts of others, wrongful death cases, fraud and breach of contract litigation.
Mr. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Employee Benefits Section), the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts located in Georgia, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Here is a sample of what other attorneys have written about Mr. Robinson in the most respected attorney peer review rating organization, Martindale.com:
• “Excellent litigator and legal analyst in the area of short and long term disability policies.”
• “I referred another attorney to Mr. Robinson to help the attorney’s client with an ERISA issue. The other attorney said Mr. Robinson did outstanding work. I get kudos from clients whom I refer to Mr. Robinson for ERISA work as well.”
• “Doug is a formidable opponent. He both competently and zealously represents his clients, but he does so with courtesy and professionalism.
• “I have known Doug for over 20 years, and I have a lot of respect for his legal acumen and litigation skills. He is a fabulous lawyer, and I have recommended him a number of times to people for their legal needs. He is responsive to his clients, and he handles each case with diligence and care.”
Mr. Robinson attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Clemson University. In 1988, he graduated from Clemson University cum laude with a bachelor degree in economics. He was a member of the Calhoun College honor society and an Edgar A. Brown merit scholar. In 1991, Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law with honors. While attending the University of Georgia Law School, he was accepted onto the editorial board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.In January 1992, Mr.Robinson began his legal career as an associate with the law firm Wiseman, Blackburn & Futrell in Savannah, Georgia. He later joined the law firm Friedman, Dever & Merlin, LLC, in Atlanta, where he practiced from 1994 to May of 2004. During his years of law practice, Mr. Robinson has honed his skills in litigation throughout the state and federal courts in Georgia. Mr. Robinson’s practice has included insurance coverage disputes, contract fraud litigation, and serious injury and death cases. Mr.Robinson has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple appellate decisions.
In May of 2004, Mr. Robinson began practicing as “of counsel” to the law firm of Dietrick, Evans, Scholz & Williams, LLC. Since that time, he has expanded his insurance litigation practice in order to focus on representing and assisting individuals who are wrongfully denied disability insurance benefits or who have had their benefits wrongfully terminated by insurance companies, including insurance companies acting as plan administrators for group employment benefits. He has developed a detailed knowledge of disability insurance and ERISA law. In addition, Mr. Robinson represents claimants who have been denied life insurance and retirement benefits and continues to represent individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled due to the negligence or reckless acts of others or who are the victims of fraudulent practices.Mr. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia – Tort and Insurance Section and the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts located in Georgia, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, as well the United States Circuit Court for the 6th Circuit.