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Bolt Keenley Kim LLP is a boutique plaintiffs-side litigation practice focused on ERISA, bad faith insurance, financial fraud, and financial abuse of the elderly cases.

ERISA Claims and Litigation

We specialize in handling cases under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), a federal law that governs nearly all private employer-sponsored benefit claims, whether it is your disability, health, or retirement benefits (and others).   ERISA is a trap for the unwary:  because of the way courts have interpreted ERISA over the years, it is very important to have a qualified practitioner represent you before you do your own appeal of a denied benefit claim.  We handle all manner of ERISA litigation including, health insurance, life insurance, disability, retiree medical, pensions, class actions, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), prohibited transaction claims, and professional negligence claims against third-party service providers. If you have questions about ERISA or your employee benefits, contact us today.

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

California has rigorous laws protecting our oldest and most vulnderable citizens from financial abuse by unscrupulous insurance companies, financial firms, and brokers.  We have extensive experience litigating such cases on behalf of elders and their heirs.  If you are worried that you or a loved one have been taken advantage of by an inappropriate annuity or other investment, we can help.

Disability Income and Insurance Benefits

If you have lost the ability to work or have had to reduce the amount of time you spend working due to injury or sickness, we can help.  We handle both employer-sponsored and private disability insurance claims for individual clients, helping you get the benefits you need when the worst happens.

Life Insurance and Annuity Fraud / Broker and Agent Malpractice

Life insurance is an important financial tool for protecting your family from financial catastrophe.  Many people also buy life insurance products and similar annuity contracts as investment vehicles, and in these transactions are often at the mercy of unscrupulous brokers, agents, and insurance companies who make exagerated and unreasonable claims about the return on investment and tax consequences of the product in order to close the deal and secure a lucrative commission.  If you or a loved one has purchased a life insurance or annuity product only to discover that the benefits were not as promised, we can help.

Unpaid Compensation

Are you working overtime and not being paid for it?  Have you been cheated out of a bonus or comission? Are you unable to take proper meal and rest breaks? At Bolt Keenley Kim LLP, we represent employees in unpaid wage, salary, bonus, and comission disputes. Your employer doesn't work for free and neither should you.

Employment Contracts, Work Problems, and Severance Negotiation

Whether you need advice about an employment contract at the outset of a promising new opportunity or you have a problem with your current employer, our attorneys can help you understand your rights and protect your long-term interests. Dealing with a new employer or a relationship that has soured is stressful. You could be having a problem with your compensation, the victim of an unlawful termination or suspension, or you might just want to negotiate a reasonable and dignified end to your working relationship. Your employer has a lawyer to help it with these problems and so should you.