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Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, General Practice

Arnold R. Levinson is a founding partner. Mr. Levinson has practiced in the field of insurance bad faith and insurance coverage for nearly 30 years and was recently named Chairman of the Insurance... (more)

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General Practice

Brian H. Kim is an associate with Pillsbury & Levinson.  Mr. Kim's practice focuses on the representation of insureds in ERISA matters.   He is a member of the... (more)

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Insurance, General Practice

Celia M. Jackson is Special Counsel with Pillsbury & Levinson.  Ms. Jackson's practice focuses on complex insurance coverage and general commercial litigation.  Before... (more)

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General Practice

Eric K. Larson, ("Rick") Larson is acting as Special Counsel and came to Pillsbury & Levinson with 18 years of experience in civil litigation, primarily on the defense side, the last... (more)

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Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, General Practice

Philip L. Pillsbury, Jr. is a founding partner of Pillsbury & Levinson LLP and has specialized in the representation of policyholders in insurance bad faith and insurance coverage matters for... (more)

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Bad Faith, Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, General Practice

Richard D. Shively, special counsel with Pillsbury & Levinson, graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1982, and served as a law clerk in the Law and Motion... (more)

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Bad Faith, Insurance, General Practice

Terrence J. Coleman, a partner in the firm since 1999, represents policyholders in insurance bad faith and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Coleman was lead trial counsel in Patrick v. UNUM Life... (more)

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Business Organization, Insurance, Litigation, General Practice

Vedica S. Puri is a partner with Pillsbury & Levinson. Ms. Puri’s practice focuses on complex insurance coverage and general commercial litigation. Ms. Puri is also currently serving... (more)

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Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, General Practice

Ms. Leverett, most recently an attorney with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, specializes in the representation of policyholders in insurance bad faith and insurance coverage matters. ... (more)

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Pension & Benefits, Insurance, Litigation, General Practice

Rebecca Grey, Partner Bad Faith Insurance Litigation and ERISA Ms. Grey focuses exclusively on representing individual insurance policyholders in insurance bad faith, coverage and ERISA... (more)

"I have a complicated unusual long term disability insurance case that needs exquisite skill and care dealing with. I reached out to Pillsbury and Coleman for a consultation as their reviews were superb. I spoke with a paralegal who promised I'd get a consultation in a couple weeks. After the date passed without a consultation I reached out again. It's been a month now since initial contact and they just told me they won't be taking my case. In the legal profession timeliness is everything. They never contacted me until I contacted them about the status. I never got to speak to any of their lawyers. Fortunately I've engaged another lawyer that is taking my case seriously."

  1 year ago     Randy Martinez


"I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Pillsbury & Coleman. My doctor referred them to me after a very long and frustrating time dealing with my LTD insurance company. I was beyond my breaking point dealing with a complicated medical condition and having my disability benefits pulled out from under me was terrifying. When you don't have your health it is very hard to take on much else and dealing with an appeal seemed very daunting until I called Pillsbury & Coleman. I worked with Ryan Opegenorth and Michael Quirk. They were absolutely wonderful, extremely professional and kind. Their expertise and care with my case allowed me to focus my attention on my health. They took a tremendous burden off my shoulders by navigating me through the entire process and always took their time to answer all of my questions. My doctors were also very impressed by their level of knowledge into my medical condition and how to best help me. I am so grateful for their help in not only succeeding to reinstate my disability benefits but for how compassionate they were with me. If you ever find yourself in need of a stellar legal team that cares about their clients, look no further, call them!"

  2 years ago     Rya Hornstein


"I heartily give my very highest recommendation to Terry Coleman and his superb team at Pillsbury & Coleman (P&C) for anyone needing to battle a multi-billion insurance company due to improper denial of long-term disability benefits. As a litigation attorney myself with decades of experience dealing with insurance companies, I never thought I'd end up needing to pursue my own lawsuit due to an insurance company's improper denial of benefits. Given my years of experience in the legal field, I believe I was in a particularly good position to evaluate possible attorneys and hire only the very best. And I did just that when I retained Terry Coleman. Terry, Ryan Opgenorth, and the whole team at P&C, clearly demonstrated their exceptional level of knowledge, skill, diligence and devotion throughout every stage of my case. They did a stellar job in strategizing, giving me sound advice, dealing with mountains of written discovery propounded by the insurance company, vigorously conducting investigation and discovery including deposing key insurance company personnel on the East Coast, masterfully defeating the insurance company's attempts to have the judge throw out the case through a motion for summary adjudication, hiring excellent expert witnesses and aggressively preparing for trial and negotiating with our opponent. I also clearly benefited from the fact that Terry Coleman and his firm have a stellar reputation with the many insurance companies and defense attorneys that they have confronted over the years. Terry and Ryan skillfully capitalized on the insurance company's bad conduct (insufficient investigation, biased and unreasonable assumptions and conclusions, etc.), thereby forcing the insurance company to ultimately pay us handsomely for that bad conduct. In sum, I believe hiring Terry Coleman and his firm was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

  2 years ago     Tom McCormick


"I cannot praise this firm too highly! Even though I did not become their direct client, their willingness to examine my disability insurance issues provided me with invaluable insights on how to follow the correct procedural process to ensure my disability claim was submitted accurately for both private and state insurance agencies. With their guidance I was able to resolve my issues in a timely and satisfactory manner. I especially acknowledge Attorney Ryan Opgenorth's efforts in reviewing my claim. If I could rate this firm for 6 stars I would gladly do it."

  3 years ago     Bill Baumiester


"Over the last year I've gotten to know Terrence Coleman professionally. He is incredibly personable, thorough and knowledgeable. He is flexible with his time and puts clients cares/needs at the top of the list. I know him to be a front-runner in his industry and a valuable resource for his clients. He has been a trusted advisor to me and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for the very best of the best."

  3 years ago     Jeffrey Pollard

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USCIS Assists in Two Significant Immigration Fraud Prosecutions
On April 20, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a news release detailing how its Los Angeles Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) unit assisted in the investigation and ultimately successful prosecution of two immigration fraud perpetrators.
Response to : Does Canada Have Free Speech?
When reading legislative material, adopting a legal framework is essential to a full understanding of the subject matter. This video, by famed youtuber Gregory "The Armoured Skeptic" Fluhrer is a pretty vivid example of what the lack of framework can do to an interpretation of the law. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVVDQnkqh8M I would strongly recommend watching the video in full before reading my response as it attacks the issue point by point with the appropriate time-stamps. Once again, none of this is legal advice.
Debate on how forgetting your wallet can get you 2 years in prison
On the Net, scaremongering is a pretty usual tactic in order to move a political agenda. This debate happened in the comment section of a video with the oh so clickbaity title of "Licensed Gun Owner Gets 2 Years For Forgetting Wallet at Home??" Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfiT63E8g0&google_comment_id=z12odvnwsquawtma004chrf4npr2gdgoc2s Spoiler: this did not happen. The content therein is an opinion piece and should not be construed as legal advice.
ICE Increases Arrests of Applicants at Interviews for Marriage-Based Immigrant Visas
On April 19, 2018, the New York Times published an interesting article titled “A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.” The article discusses situations in which individuals with outstanding final orders of removal seek immigrant visas based on bona fide marriages to U.S. citizens.
USCIS Posts Ellis Island Documentary
On April 26, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), with the support of the National Park Service, released a documentary video titled “USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island”.
Trump v. Hawaii "Travel Ban" Oral Argument Recap Part One: Introduction
On April 25, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii, No. 17-695. Trump v. Hawaii concerns the entry restrictions against nationals of seven countries in President Donald Trump’s September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation...
Undue Influence as a Grounds for North Carolina Will Contests
An overview of undue influence as a grounds for will caveats in North Carolina
Resulting Trusts in North Carolina
An overview of resulting trusts in North Carolina
New Immigration Judge Sworn In to Serve on Arlington Immigration Court
On April 23, 2018, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the swearing in of a new immigration judge at the Arlington Immigration Court in Virginia.
Most Common Warehouse Work Injures
Warehouses are popping up all over Central Pennsylvania along the Interstate 81 corridor. here are the common work injuries we see in these places of employment.
Seven Myths About Pennsylvania Workers Compensation
Myths about Pennsylvania workers compensation hat could cause problems for injured workers
Small Business Account Receivables
Considerations in collecting receivables.
Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan to Retire
On May 1, 2018, the acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas D. Homan, announced his retirement from federal service.
USCIS Completes FY-2019 CW1 Lottery
On May 2, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had competed the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW1) cap lottery for fiscal year 2019.
Compensation for Violence in the Workplace
Violence in the workplace encompasses any act that is either physical in nature, intimidating, harassing or threatening or disruptive behaviors which occur in the workplace.
Attorney General Sessions Sends AUSAs and IJs to Border to Respond to Increase in Illegal Crossings and Asylum Cases
On May 2, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a news release titled “Justice Department Announces Additional Prosecutors and Immigration Judges For Southwest Border Crisis.”.
Mike Pompeo Sworn in as 70th Secretary of State
On March 31, 2018, Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 57-42 as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa issuance abroad and plays a significant role in many immigration programs...
Visa Bulletin for May 2018
On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for May 2018. The May 2018 Visa Bulletin contains dates for filing and application final action dates for beneficiaries of approved family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa preference petitions in that month.
How Is Comparative Negligence Calculated?
If you are in an accident in Missouri, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for any resulting damages and injuries. Many times, only one driver is deemed responsible and negligent, however there are times when both parties can be responsible and held liable.
What are the Grounds for Divorce in Pennsylvania?
The Complaint for Divorce is the initial document filed with the Pennsylvania court requesting the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.