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Laurence F. Padway is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the NBTA, and a Diplomat of the ATLA. The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a non-profit organization is dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation's courtrooms and assisting the consumer of legal services in finding experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers. The ATLA is a group of plaintiffs' attorneys involved in workers' compensation litigation founded by the NACCA. Their devotion to securing strong representation for victims of industrial accidents soon attracted admiralty, railroad, and personal injury lawyers.

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Disability, ERISA, Pension & Employee Benefits in the Bay Area


Northern California Attorney Resolving Insurance Disputes in the Bay Area

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Whether your disability insurance was provided by your employer or you paid into a private disability insurance plan, you have every right to expect that in a time of need, benefits will be paid out to see you through. You may have filed a claim or you may be preparing to file a claim in the near future as a result of an injury or medical condition such as the following:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Upper extremity problems
  • Psychiatric, mental and nervous disorders
  • Cognitive problems
  • Crippling arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Orthopedic impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Blindness
  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

At the Law Offices of Laurence F. Padway, the needs of the disabled are front and center. Attorney Padway works hard to stay abreast of the latest medical and legal developments that may enlighten the route to fair payout of benefits for clients with disabilities.

We make it our business to understand medical conditions and argue for application of the law in our clients' disability claim cases.

Mr. Padway demonstrates his commitment to the practice of law on behalf of the injured and the disabled. He typically obtains 100 hours annually of continuing education in this field - which is eight times the legal requirement. He is one of only 108 attorneys in California certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil trial advocacy, and one of only 79 diplomats of the National College of Advocacy of the American Association for Justice.

Disability Brings Challenge and Loss • Disability Insurance is Designed to Be a Safety Net

Whether your disability came on or developed over time, you are well aware of the challenges and losses associated with your disability. Disability insurance, whether classified as ERISA or non-ERISA, is supposed to act as a safety net to provide for the disabled. Our society recognizes that any of us may become disabled, and that by pooling resources through insurance, workers and their families can rest assured that they would be provided for in the event of a disability.

We Make Insurance Companies Pay

You have paid premiums faithfully. Or your employer did. Now you have a legitimate disability claim, and your insurance carrier has turned you away. At the Law Offices of Laurence F. Padway, we compel disability insurance companies to make good on their own policies. Call or e-mail the law firm to schedule a consultation regarding your disability insurance dispute in Northern California.


Laurence F. Padway
1516 Oak Street, Suite 109
Alameda, CA, 94501 USA