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Meet Cari | Senior Associate

Cari M. Schwartz

Senior Associate

Cari M. Schwartz

Cari M. Schwartz is a senior associate with Kantor & Kantor who joined the firm in 2014. Cari’s entire legal career has focused on client advocacy. Before joining Kantor & Kantor, Cari spent over a decade representing disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration and helped thousands of individuals obtain their disability benefits.

At Kantor & Kantor, Cari represents individual clients all over the country seeking health benefits pursuant to individual policies and other policies that are exempt from ERISA. She has developed a specific focus on mental health benefits.

Cari was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, where she still lives with her husband and son. In her spare time she can be found watching her son play soccer, basketball and/or baseball or in the gym boxing.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2002
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California

Education

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1996

Speaking Appearances

  • Co-presenter: Kantor & Kantor Webinar – “How to Advocate for Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorder Treatment”
  • Co-presenter: “Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorder Treatment” The University of Southern California Gold School of Law, February 25, 2020

  • Co-presenter: Kantor & Kantor Webinar – “Obtaining Explant Insurance Coverage” (2019)
  • Co-presenter: Kantor & Kantor Presentation at IAEDP Annual Conference, “Paying for Eating Disorder Treatment” (2016)
  • Co-presenter: Kantor & Kantor Utilization Review Training Session at REDC Annual Conference, “How to Maximize Insurance Payment for Eating Disorder Treatment” (2016)

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
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim

Client Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected.

    “We appreciate that you found merit in our case, and that you were both willing and able to be present at the mediation. We believe that the arguments you made in our favor to the mediator were able to influence the outcome towards resolution that we could feel satisfied with. In the end, we believe that your counsel, your support, and the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected. Throughout you were always professional, but direct and clearly firm on our position. We thank you for your efforts to resolve our dispute to our satisfaction, and wish you continued success.”

    Mara T.

  • 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.

  • Thank you for being lawyers with a heart.

    “Thank you for being lawyers with a heart.”

    Miriam T.