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What Makes Silvern & Bulger Different?

I have been representing injury victims, and the disabled in Colorado, for over 20 years.  One of the most common questions I get asked is “what makes your firm different then the hundreds of other law firms in Denver, Wheat Ridge and Colorado?” There are many many excellent lawyers in Colorado.  And not every lawyer… Read More »

I Have to Appeal a Denial of an ERISA claim; Do I need a Lawyer?

The short answer …. in most cases, yes. In most cases under the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA), the Court will decide the case based on the Administrative Record.  The “Record” is made up, in most cases, of the documents and information that you submit during the initial claim, and during the appeal. … Read More »

Another Hard Fought Win under ERISA

Mason v. Reliance Standard (U.S.Dist.Crt. Colo. 2016 and 2017) An ERISA long term disability case, in which we obtained a remand for our client (in a remand, the Court orders to defendant-insurance company to conduct a new analysis, and to correct errors in its analysis).  Our client was suffered from end-stage liver disease and cancer. … Read More »

Fighting the Good Fight … to the End

Litigation can be a long, drawn out process.  Many insurance companies count on being able to wear you (and your attorney) down to force a “cheap settlement.  At Silvern & Bulger we are willing to fight with you as long as we need to.  In a recent ERISA case, we fought with our client for… Read More »

WHAT IS A “PREMISES LIABILITY” CASE?

Sometimes courts and lawyers create categories of cases.  Premises liability is used to describe a wide range of cases involving injuries on another person or business’ property. The most common of these cases involve commercial properties.  Commercial property owners are required to provide a reasonably safe environment for customers to traverse. Residential property owners are… Read More »

2016 A-plus Rating from BBB

  We are once again proud to have received am A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau for 2016!

THE ERISA LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE SETTLEMENT

Many employees already receiving long-term disability, or are fighting in court for those benefits, have to consider a lump sum buyout.   It is important to consult with your ERISA lawyer first. While these lump-sum settlements often make sense, there are many factors to consider, both good and bad.  On the “bad side” a settlement… Read More »

DOES YOUR FIRM HAVE A PROUDEST MOMENT?

I once had a client asked that question, and I was stumped. So, I asked my partner Steve Silvern for his thoughts.  Steve won prestigious academic awards in college at Cal-Berkley including Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and graduated from UCLA law School where he was named Rosco Pound Advocate in 1972. However,… Read More »

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY FOR LONG TERM DISABILITY (OR SHORT TERM DISABILITY)?

Preparing to request long-term disability can be difficult for you and your family .  When you suffer from a long standing or progressive disease, and you no longer feel that you can continue to work for much longet, you may have time to prepare.  When is the right time to request long-term disability benefits? How… Read More »

2016 Martindale-Hubbell Rating

    We are proud to have a Distinguished rating again for 2016, with highest marks in ethics, knowledge and experience from both peers and clients!