ERISA Attorney for the Eleventh Circuit
Alabama, Florida & Georgia
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit handles ERISA cases for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Like every other circuit court, the Eleventh Circuit implements its own interpretation of ERISA law. It is, therefore, essential for your attorney to understand how the Eleventh Circuit operates based on its previous rulings. At ERISA Law Center, our attorney has the level of experience and understanding of ERISA case law that you need. To discuss your unique case, please feel free to call (844) 710-2993 for a complimentary consultation.
State Law Implemented in ERISA Rulings
The Eleventh Circuit has the most useful choice of law jurisprudence in the country. Generally, ERISA preempts state law - that is, generally ERISA supersedes states' laws, which therefore do not apply (unless "saved" from preemption as a law regulating insurance). The Eleventh Circuit, however, recognizes that when a plan or policy incorporates state law, that law becomes part of the plan or policy and is not preempted. There is then no evidence in the statutory language or common law of ERISA suggesting that a valid choice of law provision is inconsistent with ERISA's policies.