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Meet Mitchell | Associate

Mitchell O. Hefter

Associate

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Mitchell O. Hefter is an associate with Kantor & Kantor who has been employed with the firm in one capacity or another since its inception in 2004. Before attending law school, he spent several years at Kantor & Kantor working as the Client Relations Director, screening potential new clients for the firm. He was also heavily involved in the firm’s marketing efforts, educating disability support groups and community organizations about the pitfalls of dealing with insurance companies.

Building on his passion for helping wrongfully denied insureds, Mitchell pursued his law degree and returned to Kantor & Kantor as an attorney in 2013. His practice is focused primarily on helping individuals obtain wrongfully denied disability and life insurance benefits in both ERISA and non-ERISA (bad faith) matters.

Mitchell was born and raised here in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Woodland Hills with his wife and two sons. He was a 5-time L.A. City Champion swimmer in high school and a member of the UC-Berkeley Men’s Swimming Team. He enjoys swimming and playing soccer with his sons, playing with his French Bulldog, and holds an irrational love of the University of Illinois men’s basketball team because of his father.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2013
  • 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

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Mass Communications, University of California, Berkeley 2001

Notable Decisions

  • Roberts v. Anthem Life Ins. Co., 2017 WL 2469354 (C.D. Cal. June 7, 2017)

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.

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.

  • 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.

  • Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me.

    “Thanks again for all your help. Finding, and working with your team has been such a blessing to me. Deepest regards.”

    M.

  • 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.