Representing Clients Throughout California
No-Cost Consultations

Call or fill out the form below for a
no-cost consultation.

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.
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

  • 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.

  • I am a life you have touched. May God bless you richly.

    “After suffering with constant pain for nearly seven months, losing the job I loved and then being denied my long term disability, I was extremely discouraged when I began looking for help. With a few phone calls from Mr. Kantor to my insurance company, my long term disability was reinstated . The financial burden was lifted and I have hope again. I am a life you have touched. May God bless you richly.”

    Susan H.

  • 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.

  • You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.

    “Thank you for your kind efforts. You've helped to remove a great burden from our lives. It's nice to know there are decent people still in the world.”

    B.