Insurance Companies and their lawyers fight Disability and Life Insurance Claims like yours every day. The stakes are too high to go it alone. We represent individuals against insurance carriers in individual disability income, ERISA, long term care, life and other complex insurance claims. For more than 30 years we have focused on getting policyholders what insurance companies owe them. We understand the hardships when individuals are forced to fight big insurance companies at a time when they are least able to do so. Our disability lawyers in NJ have the knowledge and experience to successfully guide clients through this highly adversarial process, so they get the policy benefits to which they are entitled.
We are licensed in New Jersey, but represent clients with local counsel nationwide. To learn more about our practice, see our blog at www.quiatondisability.com. Whether you are a lawyer with a question, or a client looking for representation, we are happy to talk to you.
If you have a claim to file, talk to our disability attorney in NJ who knows how to battle insurance companies like Unum, Prudential, MetLife, Hartford, AIG, Aetna, Lincoln Financial, Guardian, Berkshire, United of Omaha, Principal, Northwestern Mutual, Cigna and others. Mike Quiat has been battling insurance companies for more than 30 years, and he can help you with your case.
Mike Quiat and his team of disability Insurance lawyers in new Jersey offer the same client-centered commitment in all of their work, which includes:
Disputes with all insurance companies, especially Unum, MetLife, Prudential and
ERISA and individual disability claims, including psych claims.
Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, is a disability claims law firm located in the NJ Metropolitan Area. Mike Quiat has over 30 years of experience with disability insurance claims, appeals and litigation. Disability claim law is Mike Quiat’s specialty, and he provides his clients with the help they need through high-quality legal counsel.
It’s important to know that insurance claims, especially disability claims, require detail-specific information. Because of this, it’s important to provide all the necessary information right away. A single mistake can sink the claim, as well as drag out the process.
Our Disability Clients
Our disability lawyers in NJ get clients from both states, as well as all over the country, and they contact us with claims and disputes involving a wide selection of injuries and illnesses. We have clients suffering from medical illnesses such as degenerative disc disease, Parkinson’s disease, brain trauma, coronary artery disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Meniere’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back, neck, knee, and shoulder problems.
In addition to this, we are often contacted to represent clients who are suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric diagnoses.
Working With our Disability Insurance Lawyers in New Jersey
The mission of Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo has always been to provide the best legal representation, to people with disabilities, and to make sure that they get the disability insurance benefits to which they are entitled.
Michael E. Quiat, a NJ state disability lawyer has been practicing for more than 30 years and is a senior partner with Uscher, Quiat, Uscher & Russo, P.C. He began his career in New York City, where he had a diverse and active career involving Federal and State court litigation in a wide variety of fields and specialties.
In 1996, he obtained one of the nation’s ten biggest defense verdicts in Teague v. Bakker, which involved a securities fraud class action lawsuit against the former television evangelist.
Since then, Michael has turned his major attention to matters of complex insurance litigation, with an emphasis on disability income insurance claims, ERISA claims, Life Insurance claims and related fields. He is now one of the region’s foremost legal authorities on such complex insurance issues.
A former Law Review editor in his law school days, Michael is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), the Defense Research Institute and the New York City and Bergen County Bar Associations.
In addition to a strong background in disability insurance litigation matters, Mike has significant experience in other types of health and life insurance coverage disputes with carriers. He has pursued disability income cases, most under ERISA laws and regulations, with UnumProvident and every major life and disability insurer in the U.S. In addition to his busy ongoing practice, Michael finds the time to lecture and write on health and disability insurance, ERISA and related issues.
Having represented many clients in a wide variety of insurance matters, Mike Quiat decided fifteen years ago to maintain a focus on claimant representation for disability and life insurance disputes. “This type of work is so much more rewarding,” he says. “It is making an important contribution to the lives of so many people who have lost the ability to work and earn a living for themselves and their families. “These people must be heard.”
ERISA, LTD and Private Disability Income Claims
Long Term Care Insurance Claims
Other Complex Life and Health Insurance Litigation
New York City Bar Association
Bergen County (NJ) Bar Association
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Defense Research Institute
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
B.S., Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA, 1978
New York, 1982
New Jersey, 1985
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court