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Meet Tim | Associate

Tim Rozelle

Associate

Tim Rozelle

Tim Rozelle, associate attorney, spent time during and after law school at the California Department of Insurance (CDI) assisting in CDI’s promulgation of emergency (adopted by the California Office of Administrative Law on March 11, 2013) and permanent autism insurance regulations (adopted by OAL on March 17, 2014) aimed at eliminating delays and denials of coverage for autism treatment, especially systematic denials of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 10, §§ 2562.1-2562.4. Additionally, he worked as a legal extern at the California Medical Association in Sacramento.

Tim’s practice is focused primarily on helping employees obtain wrongfully denied surgical, medical and prescription drug insurance benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, but also works with people denied benefits under individual policies.

Tim is currently focused on working with patients and former patients who have been wrongfully denied insurance benefits or claims for life saving or quality-of-life improving treatments by their respective health insurance carriers on grounds that the treatments or services are experimental, investigational or unproven. This work includes challenging systemic denials of treatments such as proton therapy for cancer, which denials rely on the insurers’ use of outdated and improperly restrictive internal clinical guidelines. Tim is seeking to enact change in the courtroom, via class and/or individual lawsuits, and legislatively to greatly expand access to life-saving treatments such as proton therapy cancer treatment.

Active Member

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • Juris Doctor, UC Davis School of Law 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, UCLA 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, UCLA 2010

Court Admissions

  • Central District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, and Eastern District of California.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals



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    “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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it!

    “I'm sending my heartfelt wishes to you and your team for a wonderful holiday. We celebrate Christmas this year with a lighter heart than past years - knowing how you made a difference for us and for so many others. The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it! And so, cheers to you and your incredible team. Have a wonderful and safe new year.”

    J.