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Federal Court Practice

If you have been denied insurance benefits, you need an attorney well-versed in federal court practice to navigate the federal court system. The majority of insurance cases are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which is federal law. However, even if your claim is not governed by ERISA law, there is a high likelihood that it will end up in federal court. Cases are moved to federal court if the parties reside in different states and if the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.

The O'Ryan Law Firm is one of the few law firms in Indiana that is focused on ERISA law. As a result, our attorneys have extensive federal court experience and can help you file, appeal or litigate your insurance claim in federal court.

Experience Handling Insurance Cases in Federal Court

Federal court is far different from state court. It is governed by a unique set of rules and procedures. For instance, there is a two-judge structure, which includes a magistrate, who helps with pre-court procedures, and a district judge who presides over the case itself and usually makes the ultimate decision in your case.

At the O'Ryan Law Firm, our ERISA-focused practice has given us significant federal court experience. Due to our extensive experience in federal court, our attorneys routinely appear before the same judges repeatedly. As a result, the judges know us and they know our reputation. We always come to court prepared, ready to explain the case in detail to the judge and present a strong legal and factual case for our clients. The federal court judges and magistrates know that they can rely on our knowledge and understanding of the law.

In federal court, we have handled bad faith insurance denials, involving:

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Client Reviews
I can't thank you enough at The O'Ryan Law Firm for all you have done for me! I had questions and was really in a bind when I first started out but you took over and won my case! All of your valuable time and efforts were so appreciated! May God truly bless you and your business! Thanks for all of the encouragement and also doing your job in the most timely fashion! Truly the BEST LAW FIRM ANYWHERE!!! Denise
Thanks again for all your help with my eye sight case. Please feel free to use me as a reference for any of your potential clients who want to know if you are qualified or experienced in vision impairment cases like mine. I do read for a living and I really appreciate everything you did to help me recover the money my insurance company did not want to pay. You are definitely familiar with my vision impairment and how it disabled me for many months. Thanks again. You did a GREAT JOB. Best Regards, Mike D
I am so incredibly thankful for your hard work and expertise on my case. This means so much to me, I started crying when I read your email. The settlement guarantees that I will be able to stay in my home with my son and not have to worry about moving back in with my parents in Illinois. This illness has, over the last several years, taken away nearly everything that was important to me, and my son was about all I had left. Knowing that I can stay in my home and continue to be a part of his daily life leaves me speechless with gratitude for you and your firm. Matthew K