After getting cancer, I lost my 27 yr career due to lasting side effects from chemo. In the middle of dealing with all of that, the insurance company stated they reviewed my records and I was no longer disabled and stopped my benefits. I am so very thankful to have been referred to Michelle. One of her colleges told that she was one of the very best, and they were right. She’s incredibly intelligent , compassionate, and has been called to help those who truly need her the most. I will be forever indebted to her, and forever grateful for the work she did on my behalf. She knows her stuff, and calls it like she sees it. She is a class act. Thank you for making a real difference in my life Michelle.
my special gratitude to Ms Roberts for being amazingly supportive and willing to help potential clients like me without any expectation
She is very knowledgeable about ERISA law
She has helped me with all my questions and guided me throughout my LTD process while we were not bounded to any contract or so
I highly recommend retaining her if you need a responsive and trustable ERISA attorney.
I assure you, you'll be in good hand
She promptly replied to my inquiries over the weekend. She is amazing .
I would not be where I am today without the assistance of Michael Bartolic and his staff. You never know when you will end up disabled and under certain circumstances. Roberts Bartolic was there for me when no one was, not even my own family and friends. Mr. Bartolic and especially Susan, were always willing to help and were prompt in their response whenever I had questions or concerns. I am truly grateful to God and Roberts Bartolic for all they have done for me.
I have CRPS Aentas physicians say I can go to work my Dr pain specialist says disagreed, family Dr says if it's sedimentary work only they just go with there st and stop my benefits right at 2yr any occupation. I have as lawyer now but has not emailed me, called me set nothing up I've emailed him twice saying how bad off I am right now I don't know what know whand to do . I have in both ft now there drs says nothing about it. If u can help in Wyoming my family and I would greatly appreciate5
When the insurance company unfairly denied my claim for long-term disability, I hired Michelle to handle my appeal. She and her staff were so easy to work with and made me feel comfortable (and less stressed) through the entire process. She did a truly exceptional job and succeeded in getting the insurer to reverse its denial and pay my full benefits.
Approximately 7 years ago, Michelle Roberts Bartolic successfully resolved my case. Her approach to the situation was professional...Highly effective and very caring. Even after all this time since my case was resolved she still answers any questions I might have and does so promptly. I highly recommend Michelle Roberts Bartolic to handle your short or long term disability concerns.
Michelle Roberts Bartolic of Roberts Bartolic LLP is an amazing ERISA disability benefit attorney. She fiercely advocates for her clients and knows the ins and outs of winning a disability claim. Because this area of law is pretty specialized, it is hard finding an attorney who knows about ERISA. Michelle and her team are warm, friendly, and compassionate, but also feared by insurance companies! These are the lawyers you want on your side if you are fighting a disability claim denial. I give Roberts Bartolic LLP five stars all the way!
Michelle Roberts Bartolic has been my wife's disability attorney for more than two years and has been a source of honest, responsive, and very effective legal strength to her in a continuing battle to keep her permanent disability benefits intact.
My wife suffers from a disease that is little understood and in fact is totally misunderstood by the medical-insurance complex. As a consequence, her disability insurance carrier spends many thousands of dollars and hours trying to cancel her insurance – insurance she paid for while employed and which she deserves to have without continuous pressure to remove it. The damage this does to her emotionally and physically is tremendous, but as long as her benefits remain intact, she can pay for the many physicians and specialists she sees to try to get better and to keep from having to pay for her expensive treatment out of her savings.
Michelle's legal advice has always been spot on. When the insurer springs short deadlines that require my wife to gather all her previous medical records and answer lengthy questionnaires that ask the same questions over and over, Michelle responds almost immediately and assists by answering my wife's questions and by reviewing the documents my wife prepares to submit to the carrier. Michelle knows very well how disability insurers operate and can anticipate their antics and unreasonable demands.
My wife is also subjected to so-called "Independent Medical Evaluations," by an ethically compromised "physician" at least twice a year. These IME sessions are exhausting. They require a full-day of answering the same questions both orally and in writing in an effort to tire her out and trip her up legally.
Physicians who conduct these phony tests are paid by the requesting insurance company – a glaring conflict of interest – and recently, one declared my wife capable of working. Michelle was there with recommendations for truly objective evaluators that provide objective opinions that stand up against legal that Michelle is familiar with and expects for her clients.
I could go on, but suffice to say that we have never seen a lawyer like Michelle. Her passion for helping vulnerable clients who are outgunned, outnumbered and easily outspent by corporations and insurance companies is rare, even among plaintiff attorneys. I cannot recommend her strongly enough. No string of adjectives could describe what relief and peace of mind she has brought to my wife and to me. It's really good that she's in the world because she makes it a more compassionate place.
I hired them to help with long term care claims and disability insurance claims. They have done a great job and I am very happy with the results. I would definitely use them again and would gladly recommend them to friends. They are very responsive, knowledgable and understanding, all of which is extremely important when you are having health problems interfering with your work and life.
T in Chicago Suburbs
You are just the bomb . . . . period. Thanks so much again!! I don't know what to say other than great job, you're really making rights out of wrongs. I'm so happy about all of this.
I do not believe there is an attorney who could have represented me in any better fashion in this disability dispute than you. You have been keenly professional, not leaving one relevant detail to chance….I have complete confidence, faith and belief in your experience, talent, and ability….Thank you Michelle and for all you have done for me. You are truly an outstanding lawyer and you are always prepared. I want to thank you for the tremendous effort, and outstanding work you have done on my behalf.
Thanks so very much for the work you did. I'm very grateful for it, and am glad you took on my case. You did an excellent job, and I'm very very thankful for it. That money has been incredibly useful to me, and, well, I cannot keep on gushing about what a good job you did. Well, I can, but that will make for a particularly long and probably repetitive email. I only know *so* many adjectives.
I hope you know you've really helped me get my life back on track and healthy again. The wheels were falling off when I initiated contact with you. Your services have given me and my family a second life. Thank you.
After religiously paying my premiums for over 20 years, I needed to make a claim for my Long Term Disability coverage. Confident I could do this on my own, I was met with a barrage of rejections to my claim. Through a referral, I contacted Michelle Roberts Bartolic who agreed to take my case. Within 3 months, my disability checks started to arrive. I have also referred family friends to Michelle who has been instrumental in their successful claims. 5 stars all around.
This is a public thank you to Michelle Roberts Bartolic for her support of my wife who suffers from a debilitating disease. Michelle was instrumental in helping my wife secure essential and rightful disability benefits she paid premiums for and was entitled to. I've been around a lot of lawyers in my life, some of whom have been shockingly unhelpful and expensive. Michelle is, without doubt the best. Besides her knowledge, she does what she says she will do and is trustworthy -- qualities that are priceless and in my experience, pretty rare.
I was at my wit's end and felt very defeated. In addition to being in chronic pain and physically disabled, I simply did not have the energy to take on the large insurance corporation that was denying me my rightful benefits, although I desperately needed the money. I was in the middle of my worker compensation lawsuit,waiting for the case to go to trial, and I was also waiting to hear the results of my Social Security benefits appeal. Needless to say, cash flow was at an all-time low point and so was my morale. Emotionally, I was shaken to my very core, felt immobilized from depression, and really needed someone to listen and to help me. Michelle Roberts Bartolic is absolutely amazing in being a great and compassionate listener, as well as a skilled legal expert and negotiator. She set right to work in obtaining the retroactive funds that were owed to me and in getting payments started. Michelle was also brilliant in working out a settlement that allowed me to keep the money when the insurance company tried to retrieve it once my Social Security claim settled and I began to receive my Social Security benefits. . . .I settled my long term disability claim by 2012 but I still feel that Michelle is a telephone call or an email away, readily available for me whenever I need legal assistance. . . .What surprises me is, in spite of how busy I know that she is, Michelle is there to personally take your telephone call most of the time and she remembers who you are. It makes me feel really well cared for as a former client.
Michelle Roberts Bartolic is an outstanding attorney. Her skills are impressive, she is extremely knowledgeable about ERISA, and she is an excellent advocate. She is passionate about her clients' rights. I do not hesitate to recommend her highly.
Ruth Silver Taube
Michelle is an impressive attorney. I call on her frequently for tips and advice on handling my own cases, and I do not hesitate to refer clients to her. Her mastery of ERISA, her passion for her work and her clients, and her indefatigable willingness to volunteer to help her community and her colleagues have swiftly made Michelle a leader within the plaintiffs ERISA bar. It is with great respect and admiration that I am privileged to call her a peer. I recommend her without reservation. ERISA Watch email is literally my favorite email every week. It's a tremendous time-saver and resource that helps me keep abreast of nationwide trends in ERISA jurisprudence. Long live ERISA watch!
Joseph Creitz, Creitz&Serebin LLP