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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 arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected.

    “We appreciate that you found merit in our case, and that you were both willing and able to be present at the mediation. We believe that the arguments you made in our favor to the mediator were able to influence the outcome towards resolution that we could feel satisfied with. In the end, we believe that your counsel, your support, and the arguments you made on our behalf at the mediation resulted in a more positive outcome for our case than we could have otherwise expected. Throughout you were always professional, but direct and clearly firm on our position. We thank you for your efforts to resolve our dispute to our satisfaction, and wish you continued success.”

    Mara T.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.