Robert J. Rosati Esq.

Robert J. Rosati Esq.

ERISA Attorney
Location:
Fresno, California
Phone:
559-248-1151
Fax:
559-256-9795
Email:

Robert Rosati devotes a substantial portion of his law practice to clients seeking disability insurance benefits and life insurance benefits from their insurance companies.

ERISA Law Group clients benefit from the outstanding appellate skills that Mr. Rosati has developed in his 25 year career. He has filed and argued numerous appeals before judges of federal circuits around the country. Appellate work is at the heart of most ERISA law cases, yet many disability insurance lawyers lack this experience. It requires special skills and habits of mind. An appellate attorney must advance his or her case from the law and an established paper record, without benefit of live witnesses or cross-examination. Time and time again, Mr. Rosati has proven his ability to win appeals for his life and disability insurance clients.

Mr. Rosati is also a veteran trial lawyer, working on cases involving accidents, sexual harassment, civil rights violations, and other claims against school districts, municipalities, and homeowners associations.

Mr. Rosati was born and raised in Rochester, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1977. He received his law degree from The University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983. He has practiced law in San Francisco and Central California since he was admitted to the bar in 1983.

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA
  • Long Term Disability ERISA
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Life Insurance Claims Denials

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
  • Supreme Court of California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2015

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California - 1983
  • State University of New York, Albany - 1977
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works

  • Brooks v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 526 F. Supp. 2d 534, D.C. Md., 2007
  • Beckstrand v. Electronic Arts Group Long Term Disability Insurance Plan, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43643, E.D. Cal., 2008
  • Koller Plumbing Co. v. State Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Assoc., 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18706 (E.D. Cal. August 14, 1990)
  • 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), E.D. Cal.

Representative Cases

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Gordon v. Deloitte & Touche, LLP Group Long Term Disability Plan, 749 F.3d 746 (9th Cir. Cal. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 10. Chappel v. Laboratory Corp. of America, 232 F.3d 719 (9th Cir. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 28. 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)