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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

  • The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it!

    “I'm sending my heartfelt wishes to you and your team for a wonderful holiday. We celebrate Christmas this year with a lighter heart than past years - knowing how you made a difference for us and for so many others. The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it! And so, cheers to you and your incredible team. Have a wonderful and safe new year.”

    J.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Thank God for Kantor & Kantor.

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

    Stephen Schaffer