Robert Rosati

ERISA Attorney

Robert Rosati
Biography

Robert Rosati was born and raised in Rochester, New York. In 1977, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany. He received his law degree from The University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1983. Mr. Rosati has practiced law in California.

A veteran trial and appellate lawyer with broad civil litigation experience, Mr. Rosati has successfully represented hundreds of ERISA benefit claimants in administrative appeals and in ERISA litigation.

Court Admissions

  • California Supreme Court: December 12, 1983
  • United States District Court of California, Northern District: April 10, 1984
  • United States District Court of California, Eastern District: April 4, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: July 11, 1986
  • United States Court of Federal Claims: July 31, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: September 30, 2003
  • United States District Court of California, Central District: October 17, 2003
  • United States District Court of California, Southern District: March 16, 2006
  • United States District Court of Michigan, Western District: March 30, 2006
  • United States District Court of Colorado: February 2, 2007
  • United States District Court of Oklahoma, Western District: May 31, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit: December 18, 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan: September 3, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit: September 24, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit: May 11, 2009
  • United Stated Court of Appeals, Second Circuit: March 3, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit: March 25, 2010
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin: July 16, 2012
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana: February 28, 2013
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana: September 23, 2013
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma: April 6, 2015
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York: April 13, 2015

Published Decisions

  • Brooks v. State Personnel Board, 222 Cal. App. 3d 1068 (1990)
  • Koller Plumbing Co. v. State Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Assoc., 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18706 (E.D. Cal. August 14, 1990)
  • Kantor v. Housing Authority, 8 Cal. App. 4th 424 (1992)
  • Espinoza v. Machonga, 9 Cal. App. 4th 268 (1992)
  • Cutler-Orosi Unified School District v. Tulare County School District, etc., Authority, 31 Cal. App. 4th 617 (1994)
  • Randi W. v. Muroc Joint Unified School District, 14 Cal. 4th 1066 (1997)
  • Lllanos v. Estate of Coelho, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23255 (E.D. Cal. January 28, 1997)
  • Lllanos v. Estate of Coelho, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23260 (E.D. Cal. Apr. 14, 1997)
  • Woodward Park Homeowners Association v. Garreks, Inc., 77 Cal. App. 4th 880 (2000)
  • Chappel v. Laboratory Corp. of America, 232 F.3d 719 (9th Cir. 2000)
  • Kwok v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 7 Fed. Appx. 709 (9th Cir. 2001)
  • Toews v. United States, 53 Fed. Cl. 58 (2002)
  • Toews v. United States, 376 F.3d 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2004)
  • Renewal Body Works, Inc. v. United States, 64 Fed. Cl. 609 (2005)
  • Moskowite v. Everen Capital Corp. Group Disability Income Plan, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20842 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 10, 2005)

2006

  • Moskowite v. Everen Capital Corp. Group Disability Income Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5915 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2006)
  • Garcia v. Los Banos Unified School District, 418 F. Supp. 2d 1194 (E.D. Cal. 2006)
  • Neerdaels v. Group Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18552 (N.D. Cal. February 28, 2006)
  • Barclay v. United States, 443 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2006)
  • Beckstrand v. Elec. Arts Group Long Term Disability Ins. Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79361 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 20, 2006)

2007

  • Beckstrand v. Electronic Arts Group Long Term Disability Insurance Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100946 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 18, 2007)
  • Garcia v. Los Banos Unified School District, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20469 (E.D. Cal. March 8, 2007)
  • Garcia v. Los Banos Unified School District, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21952 (E.D. Cal. March 9, 2007)
  • Hurd v. Hansen, 230 Fed. Appx. 692 (9th Cir. April 18, 2007)
  • Beckstrand v. Electronic Arts Group Long Term Disability Insurance Plan, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43643 (E.D. Cal. June 4, 2007)
  • Lemos v. Alderwoods Group, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56644 (E.D. Cal. August 3, 2007)
  • Brooks v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 526 F. Supp. 2d 534 (D. Md. 2007)
  • Neerdaels v. Group Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability Plan, 261 Fed. Appx. 7 (9th Cir. Dec. 4, 2007)

2008

  • Perrett v. Gunter, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6166 (E.D. Cal. January 11, 2008)
  • Moskowite v. Everen Capital Corp. Group Disability Income Plan, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22286 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2008)
  • Perrett v. Gunter, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119768 (E.D. Cal. March 21, 2008)
  • Rodden v. John Hancock Financial Services, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34613 (W.D. Ok. Apr, 28, 2008)
  • Reaves v. International Paper Company Long-Term Disability Plan, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47263 (W.D. Tenn. June 13, 2008)
  • O'Hartz v. Cal. State Auto. Ass'n Inter-Insurance Bureau Group Long Term Disability Plan, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67625 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2008)
  • Beckstrand v. Electronic Arts Group Long Term Disability Insurance Plan, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83195 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2008)
  • Bernardo v. American Airlines, Inc., Long Term Disability Plan, 297 Fed. Appx. 342 (5th Cir. Oct. 22, 2008)

2009

  • Santos v. Quebecor World Long Term Disability Plan, 254 F.R.D. 643 (E.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Cleveland v. Liberty Life Assur. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18326 ( E.D. Mich. Mar. 10, 2009)
  • Cleveland v. Liberty Life Assur. Co., (2009 WL 649893 (E. D. Mich. March 10, 2009))
  • Santos v. Quebecor World Long Term Disability Plan, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42978 (E.D. Cal. May 14, 2009)
  • Scherr v. Fleetboston Financial Corp. Group Long Term Disability Plan, 331 Fed. Appx. 447 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Hawley v. Life Ins. Co. Of N. Am. (LINA), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69443 (E.D. Cal. June 5, 2009)
  • Holcomb v. Unum Life Insurance Company, 578 F.3d 1187 (10th Cir. 2009)
  • Garcia v. Clovis Unified School District, 627 F. Supp. 2d 1187 (E.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Garcia v. Clovis Unified School District, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83352(E.D. Cal. Sept. 11, 2009)
  • Santos v. Quebecor World Long Term Disability Plan, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107971 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 9, 2009)
  • Garcia v. Clovis Unified School District, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122471 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 17, 2009)

2010

  • Fortune v. Group Long Term Disability Plan for Emples. of Keyspan Corp., 391 Fed. Appx. 74 (2d Cir. N.Y. Aug. 30, 2010)
  • Rodden v. John Hancock Fin. Servs., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12109 (W.D. Okla. Feb. 11, 2010)
  • Maher v. Massachusetts General Hospital Long Term Disability Plan, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144070 (D. Mass. February 23, 2010)
  • Murphy v. Deloitte Touche, 619 F.3d 1151 (10th Cir. 2010)

2011

  • Maher v. Massachusetts General Hospital Long Term Disability Plan, 665 F.3d 289 (1st Cir. 2011)
  • Ianniello v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152676 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 16, 2011)
  • Townsend v. Thomson Reuters Group Disability Income Ins. Plan, 807 F. Supp. 2d 924 (C.D. Cal. 2011)

2012

  • Sumner Hills Homeowners’ Association, et al. v. Rio Mesa Holdings, LLC, et al. 205 Cal. App. 4th 999 (2012)
  • Townsend v. Thomson Reuters Group Disability Income Ins. Plan, 867 F. Supp. 2d 1085 (C.D. Cal. 2012)
  • Ianniello v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12099 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 26, 2012)
  • Grossman v. Park Fort Washington Assn., 212 Cal. App. 4th 1128 (2012)
  • Smith v. Hartford Life Insurance and Accident, 2013 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 172086 (N. D. Cal., Dec. 3, 2012); Smith v. Hartford Life Insurance and Accident, 2013 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 173997 (N. D. Cal., Dec. 7, 2012)

2013

  • Ianniello v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 508 Fed. Appx. 17 (2d Cir. N.Y. Jan. 24, 2013)
  • Smith v. Hartford Life Insurance and Accident, 2013 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 13868 (N. D. Cal., January 30, 2013)
  • Smith v. Hartford Life Insurance and Accident, 2013 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 29886 (N. D. Cal., Mar. 5, 2013)
  • Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company. Long Term Disability Plan, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71345 (E.D. Cal. May 20, 2013)
  • Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company Long Term Disability Plan, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121279 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 26, 2013),
  • Boxell v. Plan for Group Ins. of Verizon Communs., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131621 (N.D. Ind. Sept. 16, 2013)
  • Wong v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167722 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2013)
  • Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company Long Term Disability Plan, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169820 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 2, 2013)

2014

  • Boxell v. Plan for Group Ins. of Verizon Communs., Inc., 51 F. Supp. 3d 759 (N.D. Ind. 2014)
  • Mossler v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89046 (C.D. Cal. June 30, 2014)
  • Wong v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 51 F. Supp. 3d 951 (S.D. Cal. 2014)
  • Gordon v. Deloitte & Touche, LLP Group Long Term Disability Plan, 749 F.3d 746 (9th Cir. Cal. 2014)

2015

  • Boxell v. Plan for Group Insurance Verizon, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94332 (N.D. Ind. July 21, 2015)
  • Frank v. Liberty Life Assur. Co., 149 F. Supp. 3d 566 (D. Md. 2015)
  • Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company Long Term Disability Plan, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21179 (9th Cir. Dec. 7, 2015)

2016

  • De Leon v. Standard Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11639 (C.D. Cal. January 28, 2016)
  • De Leon v. Standard Ins. Co., 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 60044 (C.D. Cal May 5, 2016)
  • Dunda v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 85549 (W.D. N.Y. June 30, 2016)
  • Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company Long Term Disability Plan, 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 86828 (E.D. Cal. July 5, 2016)
  • Dunda v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 125946 (W.D. N.Y. Sept. 15, 2016)