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Meet Peter | Senior Associate

Peter S. Sessions

Senior Associate

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Peter S. Sessions is a senior associate at Kantor & Kantor who has been with the firm since 2004. Peter represents individual clients seeking health, life, and disability benefits, typically under employee health plans. Peter has litigated cases across the country, and has extensive federal appellate experience.

Peter was born in Vermont, and went to college in Massachusetts. After college, he lived in New York for two years, where he worked for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles to attend law school. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1997
  • 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
  • United States First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Law School, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1992

Notable Devisions

  • Mitchell v. CB Richard Ellis Long Term Disability Plan, 611 F.3d 1192 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Salz v. Standard Ins. Co., 380 Fed. Appx. 723 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 449 Fed. Appx. 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Harlick v. Blue Shield of California, 686 F.3d 699, 703 (9th Cir. 2012) cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 1492, 185 L. Ed. 2d 547 (2013)
  • Martinez v. Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows Employee Ben. Tr. Employee Welfare Plan, 538 F. App’x 778 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Lukas v. United Behavioral Health, 504 Fed. Appx. 628 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Pacific Shores Hosp. v. United Behavioral Health, 764 F.3d 1030 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Hamsher v. N. Cypress Med. Ctr. Operating Co., 620 Fed. Appx. 236 (5th Cir. 2015)
  • LeGras v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 786 F.3d 1233 (9th Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 1448, 194 L. Ed. 2d 549 (2016)

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Client Testimonials

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.