Team Profiles

Meet the Team at O'Ryan Law Firm

Our team is fiercely committed to helping people receive the disability, health and life insurance benefits they need and deserve. Facing insurance companies in these disputes requires considerable knowledge, experience and preparedness. We are equipped to meet these challenges and give our clients a chance at achieving success.

Bridget O'Ryan

Picture of Bridget O'Ryan Bridget O'Ryan received her law degree from Florida State University College of Law, and has been practicing law in Indiana since 1995. She has focused her practice on the areas of disability claims, health insurance, life insurance, long term care benefits, and employee benefits. O'Ryan has taught numerous classes and seminars on the subject of ERISA law. Read more

Alexander C. Trueblood

Picture of Alexander C. Trueblood Alex began his career as an attorney at one of the largest plaintiff-focused law firms in Indiana, where he represented individuals who were victims of negligence, fraud, and government misconduct. Prior to joining O’Ryan Law Firm, Alex tried cases in both state and federal courts, including a class action lawsuit against the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles that resulted in more than $60 million in refunds being issued to more than five million Hoosiers who had been overcharged for BMV fees since 2002. Read more

Maribeth Essig

Picture of Maribeth EssigMaribeth has been a legal assistant with the O’Ryan Law Firm since 2008. She previously worked at Smyth & Associates, preparing wills and trusts, and prior to that worked for the law firm formerly known as Sommer & Barnard. At O’Ryan Law Firm, Maribeth focuses mainly on claim file reviews and drafting appeals and complaints. She is the liaison between our clients and the insurance companies. Maribeth has several outside interests, including massage therapy, Transcendental Meditation, movies, concerts and sports.

Annie Kaplan

Picture of Annie Kaplan Annie Kaplan is a paralegal with the O’Ryan Law Firm. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Legal Administration/Public Law with a minor in Criminal Justice from Ball State University in 1986. Prior to joining O’Ryan Law Firm, she worked for an Indianapolis law firm specializing in Insurance Defense. Annie has over 30 years working as a paralegal in the areas of white collar crime, personal injury, wrongful death, workers compensation, products liability, bad faith and dram shop cases. She has been a member of the Indiana Paralegal’s Association and the Indiana Bar Association (Paralegal Section) since 2004. At O’Ryan Law Firm, Annie focuses mainly on preparing persuasive appeals to convince insurance companies to reverse their denial of disability benefits. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, yoga and concerts.

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