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Meet Alan | Senior Partner

Alan E. Kassan

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Alan E. Kassan is a Senior Partner in the Firm, and has over 30 years of experience in representing plaintiffs whose insurance benefits have been denied. For the latter half of those years, Alan’s law practice has focused on helping people recover their health-related insurance benefits. This includes benefits for life insurance, long term care insurance, long term disability insurance, and health insurance claims when those benefits have been wrongfully denied. In most instances, these benefits are employer provided and thus governed by the Federal laws of ERISA. Individual claims are governed by state laws, and are subject to the remedies for insurance bad faith, including the recovery of punitive damages. Alan has vast experience in both of these areas of law.

Alan has also acted as a Judge Pro Tem, a volunteer mediator, and has been active with a variety of professional and non-profit Boards and Associations over the last many years, and currently serves as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. He has been selected year over year as a "Super Lawyer" signifying a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations to rate outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.

Alan is a frequent speaker in the areas of law he practices and among many others, has made presentations to the following groups: The Los Angeles Home Health Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the California Association of Health Care Services at Home; the National Association for Home Care and Hospice; Western Region Geriatric Care Managers; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; Private Duty Home Care Association, North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Alan was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He is married, and with his wife raised their four sons in the Valley. (He is also very much looking forward to soon becoming a grandfather.) In addition to being a lawyer, Alan is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished landscape photographer.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1983
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California


Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of San Diego, Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts, Experimental Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara

Affiliations

  • President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2017-2018
  • Trustee, Valley Community Legal Foundation, 2017-2018
  • Los Angeles Bar Asssociation
  • Super Lawyer

Notable Decisions

  • Jahn-Derian v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 2016 WL 1355625 (C.D. Cal. 2016)

  • Lat v. Soriano, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1, California 2015 WL 7423590 (2015)

  • Mondolo v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, United States District Court, 2013 WL 179711 (C.D. Cal. 2013)

  • Gottlieb v. Conseco Senior Health Insurance Company, 2013 WL 12125742 (C.D. Cal. 2013)

  • Gottlieb v. Conseco Sr. Health Ins. Co., 612 Fed.Appx. 468, 2015 WL 4747261 (9th Cir. 2011)

  • Patterson v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 986 F.Supp.2d 1140, 2013 WL 6328832 (C.D. Cal. 2013)

  • Velikanov v. Union Sec. Ins. Co., 2009 626 F.Supp.2d 1039, 2009 WL 1674766 (C.D. Cal. 2009)

  • Casey v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2008 WL 538486 (C.D. Cal. 2008)

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

Client Testimonials

  • I won the appeal.

    “Hi Glenn- This is a very belated thank you for your generous assistance and advice last summer, when I was appealing UBH's decision for my son. I won the appeal, at least for care at the partial hospitalization level (they wouldn't budge on residential, but the facility was accepting the partial care reimbursement for residential treatment). But the appeal was a great moral victory, and I think it's a great thing to have in the record, just in case he needs to go for treatment again. Thanks again for your generous help, I was very grateful for it. Wishing you a most happy Thanksgiving.”

    Terry S.

  • First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life.

    “First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life. By staying in treatment, the improvement is remarkable. She had been in eating disorder facilities many times, and treatment had been interrupted repeatedly by Anthem Blue Cross's denying benefits. Many of the health professionals were telling me that maybe my daughter was a hopeless case. You both gave me hope. She is still struggling with some residual issues around eating, but the change in her attitude, her ability to assess her own recovery, and her wish to live instead of to die, is evident in her life. Now she is back in school, after years of having her education disrupted by the eating disorder. She goes places with friends, and even goes out to restaurants for fun! This year marked the first holiday season for many years, when she had not been in a treatment facility. Other people gave up and you didn't. I can't thank you enough. You took the action that was necessary to keep my daughter in treatment long enough for it to work.”

    Anonymous

  • Thank you a zillion times for your patience and time and absolutely helpful information.

    “Thank you a zillion times for your patience and time and absolutely helpful information. You've helped me understand my position with my disability insurance and payments so much better. There is some real comfort in feeling anchored in knowledge…of what is and what might be in the future. Thanks to you!”

    B.

  • I am so grateful for all your efforts and I'm sure glad you were on my side fighting for me.

    “Dear Alan - I just wanted to send you a special note of thanks for all your hard work on behalf of me and my case. I am so grateful for all your efforts and I'm sure glad you were on my side fighting for me.”

    Tracy R.

  • Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case.

    “Hi Elizabeth - You have been such an important part of my and Jennifer's past year, and I want to send you a note to wish you a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case. Thank you seems like two small words and not enough, but they are heartfelt and mean so much.”

    J.H.