Our Practice Areas
At Bryant Legal Group, we excel at representing professionals and disabled individuals in insurance benefits litigation.
"I appreciate the prompt replies I get to my emails and phone calls. They are also very patient with my many questions and want to make sure I have a clear understanding. The result of their thoroughness, knowledge, and experience was a very quick turnaround and a positive result. I would recommend this firm should you need legal assistance."
Jane W., Client
Trusted by Medical and Legal Professionals
We Never Represent Insurance Companies
At Bryant Legal Group, we only represent people with claims against insurers and benefit plans. Because we never represent insurance companies, our clients know that we will do everything we can to help them get the benefits they deserve.
Our Experience and Reputation Speak for Themselves
Our attorneys have battled difficult insurance companies for decades and have earned a reputation as some of Chicago’s top insurance lawyers. And more importantly, we’ve also collected millions of dollars in insurance benefits for our clients.
We Deliver Client-Centered Solutions
Our clients are our top priority. We treat them as individuals and work with them to find solutions that meet their specific needs and expectations.
We Value Transparency
It can be difficult to travel with a disability. That’s why our team keeps our clients updated and communicates with them regularly, helping them avoid unnecessary trips to our Chicago office. We also offer flexible fee arrangements.
Deep Industry Insight
Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about insurance company tactics and perspectives through depositions of high-level executives and intense negotiations with their in-house counsel. We leverage our collective knowledge to build powerful strategies and practical solutions.
Meet Our Team
When you work with Bryant Legal Group, you’ll benefit from a team of respected legal and medical professionals. Besides being skilled advocates, our team frequently publishes and presents their insights at a national level.
Dr. Ted Patras, MD
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Our Chicago disability and healthcare insurance lawyers can explain your legal options and identify strategies that align with your goals. To schedule your initial consultation, fill out our convenient contact form and our team will follow up with you right away.
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For many women, pregnancy is one of their first encounters with disability insurance. If your state or employer doesn’t provide for paid maternity leave, there’s a good chance you will end up filing for short-term disability insurance benefits. And, if you suffer complications that make it difficult to return to work, you could also qualify for long-term disability benefits. So, while you are researching childcare options, preparing the nursery, and looking for a pediatrician for your new baby, it is also worth checking your disability insurance policies. In this article, our respected disability attorneys explain how disability insurance for pregnancy […]Read More >
If you are filing a claim for short-term or long-term disability benefits, you need to be prepared. The insurance company will never take you at your word and pay your case. Instead, you will need compelling evidence that shows that you are disabled and meet all your policy’s criteria. It is not easy to build up a disability insurance claim, especially when you are dealing with life-changing medical conditions or injuries. Unless you carefully collect all your medical records and other supporting data, you will never get the benefits you deserve. In this article, our respected disability attorneys explain the […]Read More >