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Meet Corinne | Senior Partner

Corinne Chandler

Senior Partner

Contact: cchandler@kantorlaw.net

CORINNE CHANDLER

Corinne Chandler is a Senior Partner with Kantor & Kantor. After substantial experience in the disability field, she joined the Firm at its inception in 2004. Corinne represents clients who have been denied disability, life and long term care benefits by insurance carriers. She has practiced in the ERISA disability field since 1995 and enjoys advocating for those who have been wrongfully denied benefits.

Prior to her joining the Firm, Corinne was a partner at both Adams, Duque & Hazeltine and Seyfarth, Shaw. While at those Firms, Corinne often represented disability carriers in the defense of benefit claims. After 18 years of representing carriers, Corinne decided to “switch sides” and now devotes her practice exclusively to representing claimants in the recovery of their benefits.

Corinne was born and raised in Southern California and resides in Pasadena with her husband. Together with her husband, she has raised two children, who also reside in Southern California. She enjoys spending time with her family and biking.

Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois, 1980
  • 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, De Paul University College of Law, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary's of Notre Dame, 1977

Publications

  • June, 2001, The Advocate, Anatomy of an ERISA case
  • June, 2013, The Advocate, California’s Ban on Discretionary Clauses in Disability and Life Insurance Case
  • Contributing Editor, The Rutter Group, California Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation, Ch. 6.

Notable Decisions

  • Gaines v Sargent Fletcher, Inc. Group Life Ins. Plan, 329 F. Supp.2d 1198, 2004 WL 1796743 (C.D. Cal., 2004)
  • Abdel Malek v Life Ins. Co. of North America, 359 F. Supp.2d 912, 2005 WL 578460 (C.D. Cal., 2005)
  • Boyd v Aetna Life Ins. Co., 438 F. Supp.2d 1134, 2006 WL 18511475 (C.D. Cal., 2006)
  • Greenwood v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 471 F. Supp.2d 1049, 2007 WL 268227 (C.D., Cal., 2007)
  • Archuleta v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 504 F. Supp.2d 876 (C.D. Cal., 2007)
  • Mandala v California Law Enforcement Ass’n, 561 F. Supp.2d 1130, 2008 WL 2511793 (C.D., Cal., 2009)
  • Sacks v Standard Ins. Co., 671 F. Supp.2d 1148, 2009 WL 4307558 (C.D., Cal., 2009)
  • Whealen v Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 2007 WL 1891175 (C.D. Cal., 2007), aff’d 332 Fed Appx. 443 (9th Cir., 2009)
  • Rorabaugh v Continental Case. Co., 2006 WL 4384712 (C.D. Cal., 2006), aff’d, 321 Fed. Appx. 708 (9th Cir., 2009)
  • Taylor v SmithKline Beecham Corp., 629 F. Supp.2d 1032 (C.D., Cal., 2009)
  • Letvinuck v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 439 Fed Appx. 585 (2011 WL 2469222) (9th Cir., 2011)
  • Kreeger v Life Ins. Co. of North America., 766 F. Supp.2d 991 (C.D. Cal., 2011)
  • Polnicky v Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, 2014 WL 6680725 (N.D. Cal., 2014)
  • Hertan v Unum Life Ins. Co., 111 F. Supp.3d 1075, 2015 WL 3632244 (C.D. Cal., 2015)
  • Yancy v. United of Omaha, 2015 WL 9311729 (C.D., Cal., 2015)
  • Gottlieb v Conseco Senior Health Insurance Company, 612 Fed. Appx. 468 (9th Cir., 2015)
  • Murphy v California Physicians Service, 2017 WL 1330636 (N.D., Cal., 2017)
  • Rappa v Mutual of Omaha Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3394111 (E.D., Cal., 2017)
  • Kibel v Aetna Life Ins. Co., --Fed. Appx.—, 2018 WL 832870 (9th Cir., 2018)​​​​​​
  • Ramirez v Aetna Life, 2012 WL 5302407 (N.D. Cal., ) (Holding that plan was not ERISA plan, but subject to state law)
  • Rawls v Unum, 2019 F. supp.2d 1063 (C.D. Cal., 2002) (Plaintiff could assert ERISA class claims against insurance carrier)
  • Gullidge v Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 501 F. Supp.2d 1280 (C.D. Cal., 2007) (Plaintiff is entitled to attorneys fees after insurance carrier unilaterally reinstates benefits)
  • Klees v Liberty Life, 110 F. supp.3d 978 (C.D. Cal., 2015) (Plaintiff adequately pled a bad faith claim against Liberty)

Contact Kantor & Kantor, LLP today to discuss your denied disability claim with our skilled attorneys. We're ready to fight for the compensation you deserve!

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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 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.

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.

  • Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me.

    “Thanks again for all your help. Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me. Deepest regards.”

    M.

  • I've already mentioned your firm to my family and friends and how wonderful you have been treating me.

    “I've already mentioned your firm to my family and friends and how wonderful you have been treating me. Hopefully I will not ever have the need to refer someone to you because that would mean they would be in a similar situation as myself. But, if that were to ever happen, I would absolutely refer them to your company.”

    Linda P.