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Meet Peter | Senior Associate

Peter S. Sessions

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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)

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
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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.

  • 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.

  • I won the appeal.

    “Hi Glenn- This is a very belated thank you for your generous assistance and advice last summer, when I was appealing UBH's decision for my son. I won the appeal, at least for care at the partial hospitalization level (they wouldn't budge on residential, but the facility was accepting the partial care reimbursement for residential treatment). But the appeal was a great moral victory, and I think it's a great thing to have in the record, just in case he needs to go for treatment again. Thanks again for your generous help, I was very grateful for it. Wishing you a most happy Thanksgiving.”

    Terry S.

  • Your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated.

    “My thanks to you for pursuing my case with vigor. I don't know much about how these legal things are handled, but I could tell by your communications with me, making sure I was always informed, that you were on top of it all. Also, you were ALWAYS available to me to answer questions, and your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated. I have had limited exposure to the legal system and attorneys, but I have never been able to just call and talk to them, as I could with you. I always had to speak with someone in the office that couldn't really answer my questions.”

    D.B.

  • First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life.

    “First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life. By staying in treatment, the improvement is remarkable. She had been in eating disorder facilities many times, and treatment had been interrupted repeatedly by Anthem Blue Cross's denying benefits. Many of the health professionals were telling me that maybe my daughter was a hopeless case. You both gave me hope. She is still struggling with some residual issues around eating, but the change in her attitude, her ability to assess her own recovery, and her wish to live instead of to die, is evident in her life. Now she is back in school, after years of having her education disrupted by the eating disorder. She goes places with friends, and even goes out to restaurants for fun! This year marked the first holiday season for many years, when she had not been in a treatment facility. Other people gave up and you didn't. I can't thank you enough. You took the action that was necessary to keep my daughter in treatment long enough for it to work.”

    Anonymous