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Posted by Carmen, a LLC client, Flag
Several months back I was denied long term disability by my insurance company. Needless to say their decision was puzzling to me as well as being difficult to accept. The insurance company encouraged me to appeal their decision on my own but having some small degree of familiarity with ERISA laws I knew I could not. Thus began my internet search. Although Mr. Quiat's credentials and experience were quite impressive to me and my wife they were not the overriding reason we chose to go with him.
While speaking to another attorney about my problem he highly recommended Mr. Quiat without me mentioning his name during our conversation. This attorney indicated he would hire Mr. Quiat if faced with a similar situation. Based on this I scheduled a meeting with Mr. Quiat who then explained everything I needed to know about my situation, far more than any lay person could grasp on his own. (There are too many opportunities for someone to err if you are not familiar with these laws, rules of appeal, etc.) Once the decision was reached to go with Mr. Quiat his highly qualified staff kept me informed of my case and answered all of my questions without reservation.
Though one needs to be patient with a case like mine as it has to run it's course I can say we are so happy with the outcome. Mr. Quiat's appeal on my behalf was so well prepared and presented there is no doubt something like this is best left to the orofessional to handle.
I would not hesitate to recommend Michael Quiat.
Posted by Vlad, a Insurance client, Flag
I was denied disability payments even after appeals. Mr. Quiat took over the case, and, due to a combination of his meticulous attention to detail in examining the underwriters statements and his creative approach in explaining it, it became obvious that they were liable for payment. We never had to go to court.
Posted by Amalia, a Insurance client, Flag
I have had more experience with lawyers than I care to mention. Mike stands out as the MOST responsive attorney I have had the pleasure to work with. Mine was a disability case with multiple insurers, multiple doctors, and the federal govt., and it has stretched itself out over 4 years already. Over this long time line, Mike has always, always been available for issues that seemed urgent to me, even if not to him. He never got annoyed at having to hunt me down and prop me up to fill out form after form when I didn't feel well. He's a very bright man (of this I am sure) and seems extremely knowledgeable in his feel (at least to a non-disability attorney like myself). He always made it as easy as possible for me to get things done, a welcome relief when you don't always feel well. I trust him completely and without question, his integrity is above reproach.
What more wonderful things can I say about him??!! The best endorsement of all - I would insist that any of my loved ones, should they be unforturnate enough to sustain a disability, engage Mike to shepherd them through it all.
Posted by a Employee Benefits client, Flag
Relative to my case,
- Solid expertise and the relevant knowledge and insights needed to resolve the legal matters.
- Provided neccessary resources/recommendations to support legal position of client.
- Effective advocate in handling interactions with opposing party.
- Very responsive in client concerns.
- Fairness and willingness to work with client without prejudice to case size.
Posted by Henry, Flag
This was my 2nd case with Mike. The first was when my disability insurance company stopped paying me. We sued and won and Mike got my payments reinstated. The second time was a parking space dispute with my coop. Again we won and I received an indoor garage space. I trusted Mike completely, he kept my informed of everything and got back to me right away when I had a question. I never had any doubts about the way Mike handled my cases. Mike is also very sensitive to people on disability and to keep the costs within reason which is very important to people on a fixed income. If you have a disability issue, Mike in my opinion is the best man to have by your side. By the way, Mike was recommended to me by a friend who used him and also won!
Posted by Matthew, Flag
I have personally seen Mike Quiat in action on ERISA long term disability cases. Mike takes a personal interest in the case, from pre-litigation appeal through briefing to result. One of his most impressive characteristics is a genuine concern for the client's well-being. He spends time with his ERISA cases. As a result, he secures great results. In addition, Mike has the respect of his peers, both in the plaintiff and defense bars. If I had a family member who needed assistance with a long-term disability issue, he would have the top spot on the referral list.
Posted by a Arbitration client, Flag
Mr. Quiat is a very conscientious, ethical and caring professional and he is excellent at what he does. My experience with Mr. Quiat has been a very positive one. From the moment we first met I understood that he was a very capable , attorney with much experience. He listened very intently to me and took copious notes. At the end of my meeting with him I knew that he was the right person to handle my disability case and I was right!!! He answered every e-mail in a very timely manner. His thoroughness and expertise came through in every correspondence and telephone conversation. I would recommend Mr. Quiat in a heartbeat to anyone who requires assistance as I did. In my eyes he is the best!!!!
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
Michael has been my personal attorney for several years. As such, my professional relationship with him is ongoing. Michael and his staff have always been very professional, polite, and well informed.
As a client, and having been represented by other attorneys during the course of my career, I have nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Quiat. Prior to my retention of him, I did an exhaustive amount of research in order to find the right attorney to handle my case. Following that research, I decided upon Michael Quiat and am delighted with my decision.
Michael Quiat is honest, intelligent, well-informed in his areas of practice, very responsive to client concerns and keeps me constantly updated regarding my case. I cannot say enough good things about him.
Posted by a Employee Benefits client, Flag
Hello, Michael Quiat has been supporting me with my situation for the past three and a half years. I have found him to be experienced, knowledgeable, but not over-bearing. He is clearly part of a larger practice, but I never had a problem getting appointments, reaching him via e-mail or phone. He has been very responsive and has provided me with both concrete support as well as just a listening ear/advise. I found his invoices to be reasonable given the support he has provided me. i would be happy to recommend him for both simple as well as complex situations where someone needs competent legal support.
Posted by a Insurance client, Flag
Mr. Quiat is an outstanding attorney. He is very knowledgable about insurance matters and the results of my case were better than I had expected. Mr. Quiat also has a great demeanor and was able to quickly calm my anxiety over how I would be treated by my insurance carrier. I greatly appreciated this and the fact that Mr. Quiat responded to all of my phone calls and emails in a timely manner. Mr. Quiat would be at the top of my list of attorneys to recommend.
Posted by Tom, a Insurance client, Flag
Mike Quiat is an extraordinary attorney specializing in long term disability claims. His extensive experience and expertise was instumental in obtaining and maintaining my LTD benefits. Mike was always accessible and responsive to the many questions and concerns I had. The compassion he showed and the encouragement he offered was very important to me during a most difficult time in my life. I recommend Mike Quiat without hesitation.
Posted by a Arbitration client, Flag
Mike is an extremely competent and trustworthy attorney. I was very scared, anxious, intimidated and unsure of how to handle a particular disability insurance claim with a big company. Mike immediately put me at ease and assurred me that he would take over from that point on and guide me through the process. He did just that. He kept me informed every step of the way and encouraged me to ask questions and make sure that I understood everything he said and did. With Mikes expertise and professional know how he made recommendations for me to do that satisfied the insurance company and has protected my claim. He treated me and my concerns with respect and compassion. I have always been able to easily get in touch with Mike and he has been quickly and efficiently responsive. If I ever need legal advice again I would immediately call Mike Quiat.
Posted by a Insurance client, Flag
I've worked with many attorneys over the course of my business career. Mr. Quiat is not only knowledgeable and capable, but also highly professional. I had no surprises and was impressed by the ease with which he navigated complex legal waterways. He was easy to work with and got results.
Posted by Jim, Flag
A long time and well trusted financial adviser asked me to call Mr. Michael Quiat. He spoke to me more like an old friend and not a client who needed good advise. The adviser was concerned about my health.
After building up a business over many years I had to give it all up. That was bad enough but in short, my life and health were suddenly in an uncontrollable spiral as well. I knew the day would come were I might retire an old man but never like this. I suddenly found myself to the point were I could not think my way out of a paper bag never mind figure out my next move in life. Life was "not" going as planned.
When my wife and I met Mr. Quiat my life was in turmoil. Mike sat us down and very calmly listened. After owning your own business you get to know when people are genuine and when they really only have their own best interest in mind.
Michael Quiat was/is the real deal. He is extremely knowledgeable and very reserved, even modest of his knowledge of the Law I would say. He had a calming effect that let us know everything would be alright. For the first time in years I felt I at least had a more certain future.
When ever I dealt with Mike he made me feel I was his only client. Calls were almost always answered right then or a return call was always prompt. Mike also never scrambled for an answer to my questions and always had a "can do attitude".
During a time when I was at my weakest he was there for both my wife and I. I can tell you if it were not for Michael Quiat, my life as well as my family's lives would be very different today, and not in a good way.
Sincerely Thank You Michael Quiat......
Posted by Catherine, a Insurance client, Flag
Michael Eli Quiat and his associate Joe Russo were excellent to work with re: my disability claim. They were very professional, responsive to my questions, and successfully represented me with my claim. I would highly recommend Michael Eli Quiat and Joe Russo for any disability issues that you may have. Excellent !