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Meet Elizabeth | Senior Associate

Elizabeth K. Green

ELIZABETH K. GREENElizabeth K. Green is a senior associate with Kantor & Kantor who joined the firm at its inception in 2004. Elizabeth represents individual clients seeking health benefits pursuant to ERISA benefit plans. She has developed a specific focus on mental health benefits and particularly the protections provided by federal and state mental health parity laws. Elizabeth enjoys the unique challenges of ERISA and health law and being an effective advocate for her clients.

Elizabeth’s legal career has focused on representing individuals to obtain insurance benefits. Elizabeth has also represented individuals seeking long term care, disability, and life insurance benefits at Kantor & Kantor. Following law school, Elizabeth represented insureds to obtain homeowners’ insurance benefits at Quisenberry & Kabateck LLP.

Elizabeth was born in Illinois, raised in Southern California, and lives in Glendale with her husband and their three children. On weekends, she enjoys running the trails in Griffith Park and watching her kids’ soccer games.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1998
  • 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, American University, Washinton College of Law, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Women Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994

Notable Decisions

  • Bowen v. Consolidated Elec. Distributors, Inc. Employee Welfare Ben., 461 F.Supp.2d 1179 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
  • Walker v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2008 WL 426068 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Walker v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 585 F.Supp.2d 1167 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Rodden v. Jefferson Pilot Financial Ins. Co., 2008 WL 5422890 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Novick v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am., 570 F. Supp. 2d 1207, 1211 (C.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Hajjar v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, 2009 WL2902482 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 449 Fed.Appx. 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6131312 (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Harlick v. Blue Shield of California, 686 F.3d 699, 703 (9th Cir. 2012) cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 1492, 185 L. Ed. 2d 547 (U.S. 2013)
  • Jennifer A. v. United Healthcare Ins. Co., 2012 WL 762071 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2012)
  • Lukas v. United Behavioral Health, 2013 WL 223111 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Lauren B. v. Baxter Int’l Inc. & Subsidiaries Welfare Ben. Plan for Active Employees, 298 F.R.D. 571 (N.D. Ill. 2014)
  • Pac. Shores Hosp. v. United Behavioral Health, 764 F.3d 1030 (9th Cir. 2014).

What Sets Us Apart?

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Client Testimonials

  • Thank God for Kantor & Kantor.

    “Thank God for Kantor & Kantor and Denise Anderson. I appreciate everything you do!”

    Stephen Schaffer

  • We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.

    “More than your skilled expertise, uncompromising professionalism and breadth of experience, we have been immensely impressed with the sincerity, generosity and integrity with which you conducted our affairs, acted on our behalf and guided us through the sometimes confusing process. Throughout, we developed a great respect for all of you and it is our wish that both collectively and individually, you experience continued professional success and personal gratification in all that you pursue. We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.”

    Lalida C.

  • 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.

  • 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