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Glenn R. Kantor

Founding Partner

Glenn Kantor is a founding partner of Kantor & Kantor LLP. As a young attorney, Glenn saw the injustice of wrongful insurance denials and created a law firm to represent individuals seeking to obtain their rightful benefits. Glenn is committed to ensure that clients receive the benefits they are entitled to under their insurance policies or group health plans.

In the past 20 years, Glenn has represented thousands of individuals suffering a wide range of medical conditions including:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Crohn's Disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Spine and back injuries
  • Cardiac disease
  • Depression
  • Drug & alcohol addiction

Glenn also represents family members to obtain wrongfully withheld life insurance benefits in situations regarding DUI deaths, domestic partnerships, failure to disclose, and improper enrollment. He works with elderly clients to help them obtain long-term care benefits that they are entitled to under their long-term care insurance policies.

Advocacy That Extends to the Legislature

In 2011, Glenn worked with California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to help pass California Insurance Code Section 10110.6, a law that bans prevents disability insurance companies from inserting language into polices that gives them discretion to deny claims.

Recognition

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, USC Gould School of Law, 1983

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980

Notable Decisions
  • Orzechowski v. Boeing Co. Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, Plan No. 625, 856 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Kurth v. Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 845 F. Supp. 2d 1087 (C.D. Cal. 2012)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 449 Fed.Appx. 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Peterson v. AT&T Umbrella Ben. Plan No. 1, No. C-10-03097 JCS, 2011 WL 5882877, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 23, 2011)
  • Rorabaugh v. Cont’l Cas. Co., 321 F. App'x 708 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Letvinuck v Aetna, 319 Fed. Appx., 661 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Mitchell v. MetLife, 523 F.Supp.2d 1132 (C.D.Cal. 2007)
  • Welch v. MetLife, 480 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Opeta vs. Northwest Airlines, 484 F.3d 1211 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Shane v. Albertsons, 504 F.3d 1166 (9th Cir. 2007)
  • Wible v. Aetna, 375 F.Supp.2d 956 (C.D.Cal. June 20, 2005)
  • Vu v. Prudential Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 26 Cal. 4th 1142, 33 P.3d 487 (2001)
Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1985
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Presentations

  • Obtaining Insurance Benefits for Your Clients’ Care
    • Healthcare professionals are often forced to work with insurance companies to help clients obtain benefits. This seminar offers best practices for submitting claims, documenting treatment, providing evidence and making sure claims get paid.
  • Legal Perspectives on Long-Term Care Insurance
    • This presentation reviews typical policy language of a variety of LTCI policies, details reasons benefits are denied and suggests tactics and procedures to avoid coverage disruption and to challenge benefits denials.
  • Troubleshooting Insurance Claims
    • What policy language really means, what policyholders think it means and what insurers tell you it means. This presentation tells you how to read and understand your policy in order to deal effectively with insurer denials.
  • Fighting Carrier Tactics to Deny Long-Term Disability Insurance:
    • As insurers become more and more obsessed with the bottom line or policyholder care, delays and denials increase. This presentation discusses the major reasons a carrier will use to hold benefits hostage and how you can anticipate and cure these situations before you make your first claim.
  • Glenn Kantor Interviewed on Parkinson’s Recovery Radio Show 09/19/2012
    • Kantor & Kantor LLP receives a number of calls from people with Parkinson's Disease who can no longer work but have still been denied disability benefits. Even when treating physicians have diagnosed that the patient is too disabled by the disease to meet the demands of his or her job, insurers are insisting that the patient can still be employed at some occupation. In the interview, Glenn explains why these denials are becoming more frequent and what kind of evidence and documentation the policyholder must
  • Partial Past Speaking List
    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • The California Association of Health Care Services at Home
    • The National Association for Home Care and Hospice
    • Western Region Geriatric Care Managers
    • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
    • Private Duty Home Care Association
    •  National Business Institute 
    • National Fibromyalgia Association
    • Lupus Foundation of America 
    • AIDS Project Los Angeles 
    • HIV & AIDS Legal Service Alliance 
    • American Bar Association.