Through decades of litigation experience and thoughtful advice, Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Team has earned a national reputation for excellence.
The Team is comprised of attorneys who have represented life, health, and disability insurance companies, ERISA plan sponsors, and third-party administrators in hundreds of cases in federal and state courts throughout the Southeast and elsewhere. They defend claims to recover benefits and for breach of fiduciary duties under ERISA, class actions, discriminatory underwriting claims, allegations of agent misconduct, and breach of contract claims to recover life, accidental death, disability, and health insurance benefits.
The Team represents more than 50 life, health, and disability insurance companies, and its lawyers are leaders in organizations such as the Life, Health and Disability Committee of the Defense Research Institute and the Life Insurance Law Committee, Health and Disability Law Committee, and Employee Benefits Committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. They are frequent speakers at national seminars on life, health, disability, and ERISA issues.