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Meet Corinne | Senior Partner

Corinne Chandler

Senior Partner

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)




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Client Testimonials

  • 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.

  • Your kindness will never be forgotten.

    “Dear Glenn, Several weeks ago, you graciously met with my husband and me and provided us with invaluable advice vis a vis his application for Long Term Disability and the Voluntary Transition Plan offered by his employer. Your calming presence and thoughtful guidance was so gratefully appreciated and we both felt much lighter as we left your office. We are pleased to advise you that David's application for LTD was approved the day after we met with you (sigh of relief)! Had it not been, we knew when were we would go for representation. We both want to thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit. Your kindness will never be forgotten. With Warmest Regards, Lori and David C.”

    Lori & David

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us

    “I wanted to thank you again for all of your help. My daughter would not be in treatment without your help. I can never thank you enough, there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us, and I believe saved my little girl. Taking her back to Timberline Knolls was very difficult in many ways, I wish UBH could know the damage they have done to her by having her go in and out like this. When she went into Timberline Knolls the first time she was not happy to go exactly, no one wants to go into treatment, but she was open to going in and ready, for the first time, to really look at her issues and work hard to get better. When she had to leave Timberline she expressed that she wished she could have stayed because she felt like she was finally at a place where she was getting better and, though it was hard, she was really opening up and dealing with her issues for the first time, something she has had a hard time doing. I just wanted you to know that she was going down to a really bad place and without you I don't know what would have happened except that she would not be at Timberline Knolls right now getting better and I thought you should know this. With unending gratitude.”

    R.