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Meet Glenn | Founding Partner

Glenn R. Kantor

Founding Attorney

GLENN R. KANTOR

Glenn Kantor is founding partner of Kantor & Kantor LLP. As a young attorney, Glenn saw the injustice of wrongful insurance denials and created a law firm to represent individuals seeking to obtain their rightful benefits. Glenn is committed to ensure that clients receive the benefits they are entitled to under their insurance policies or group health plans.

In the past 20 years, Glenn has represented thousands of individuals suffering a wide range of medical conditions including:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Crohn's Disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Spine and back injuries
  • Cardiac disease
  • Depression
  • Drug & alcohol addiction

Glenn also represents family members to obtain wrongfully withheld life insurance benefits in situations regarding DUI deaths, domestic partnerships, failure to disclose, and improper enrollment. He works with elderly clients to help them obtain long term care benefits that they are entitled to under their long term care insurance policies.

Advocacy that Extends to the Legislature

In 2011, Glenn worked with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to help pass California Insurance Code Section 10110.6, a law that bans prevents disability insurance companies from inserting language into polices that gives them discretion to deny claims.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Law Center, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980

Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California

Notable Decisions

  • Peterson v. AT&T Umbrella Ben. Plan No. 1, No. C-10-03097 JCS, 2011 WL 5882877, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 23, 2011)
  • Vu v. Prudential Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 26 Cal. 4th 1142, 33 P.3d 487 (2001)
  • Wible v. Aetna, 375 F.Supp.2d 956 (C.D.Cal. June 20, 2005)
  • Shane v. Albertsons, 504 F.3d 1166 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Opeta vs. Northwest Airlines, 484 F.3d 1211 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Welch v. MetLife, 480 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Mitchell v. MetLife, 523 F.Supp.2d 1132 (C.D.Cal. 2007)
  • Letvinuck v Aetna, 319 Fed. Appx., 661 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Rorabaugh v. Cont’l Cas. Co., 321 F. App'x 708 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 449 Fed.Appx. 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Kurth v. Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 845 F. Supp. 2d 1087 (C.D. Cal. 2012)
  • Orzechowski v. Boeing Co. Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, Plan No. 625, 856 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2017)

Keynotes, Seminars, Breakouts & Workshops

  • Obtaining Insurance Benefits for Your Clients’ Care: Healthcare professionals are often forced to work with insurance companies to help clients obtain benefits. This seminar offers best practices for submitting claims, documenting treatment, providing evidence and making sure claims get paid.
  • Legal Perspectives on Long-Term Care Insurance: This presentation reviews typical policy language of a variety of LTCI policies, details reasons benefits are denied and suggests tactics and procedures to avoid coverage disruption and to challenge benefits denials.
  • Troubleshooting Insurance Claims: What policy language really means, what policyholders think it means and what insurers tell you it means. This presentation tells you how to read and understand your policy in order to deal effectively with insurer denials.
  • Fighting Carrier Tactics to Deny Long-Term Disability Insurance: As insurers become more and more obsessed with the bottom line or policyholder care, delays and denials increase. This presentation discusses the major reasons a carrier will use to hold benefits hostage and how you can anticipate and cure these situations before you make your first claim.
  • Partial Past Speaking List: National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the California Association of Health Care Services at Home; the National Association for Home Care and Hospice; Western Region Geriatric Care Managers; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; Private Duty Home Care Association; National Business Institute; National Fibromyalgia Association; Lupus Foundation of America; AIDS Project Los Angeles; HIV & AIDS Legal Service Alliance; American Bar Association.

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
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

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.

  • You are the light in the darkness for all of us.

    “Lisa- You are the light in the darkness for all of us in the eating disorder community. I believe that you were born to take on these challenges.”

    Pam S.

  • Truly outstanding in every way!

    “Both Glenn Kantor and his associate attorney Brent Brehm are truly experts in the field of disability law. They handled a complex individual disability policy issue for me. Their knowledge of the law, coupled with their experience, resources, and tactical skills, helped me obtain results that exceeded my expectations. Truly outstanding in every way!”

    Anonymous

  • 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.

  • 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.