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Meet Mitchell | Associate

Mitchell O. Hefter

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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thank God for Kantor & Kantor.

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

    Stephen Schaffer