Skip to main content

Douglas Max Robinson

Employee benefits Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   18 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

Free consultation

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

REPRESENTING CLAIMANTS IN PRIVATE AND ERISA DISABILITY, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE CLAIMS

Mr. Robinson's insurance litigation practice is focused on representing and assisting individuals who are wrongfully denied disability insurance benefits or who have had their benefits wrongfully terminated by insurance companies, including insurance companies acting as plan administrators for group employment benefits under ERISA. He has developed a detailed knowledge of disability insurance and ERISA law. In addition, Mr. Robinson represents claimants who have been denied life insurance and retirement benefits and continues to represent individuals who have been seriously injured or disabled due to the negligence or reckless acts of others or who are the victims of fraudulent practices.

Licensed for 31 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Douglas

Evans Warncke Robinson, LLC
191 Peachtree Street N.E.
Suite 3980
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
5 Star
 
94%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
6%
Posted by Michael | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability reinstated
Mr. Douglas Robinson executed a strong and effective and impressive appeal to have my disability benefits reinstated, which were terminated by Lincoln Financial over 2 months ago.. He and his team and their law office are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The firm offers clear insight to what they can do on your behalf and the expected outcome. I chose wisely.
Read less
Posted by Tony | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I worked successfully for many years as a manager for a bank. I never thought I would get sick and be unable to work. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a condition that is not well understood and had a complicated case. I needed the help of an experienced attorney that has handled short term and long term disability claims and understands ERISA. I was relieved when I found Doug Robinson. He worked very hard on my case and never gave up. He represented me in a lawsuit against Cigna and I am very pleased with the outcome. Also, Mrs Ginger Lanier was a true professional the entire process. I highly recommend Doug Robinson if you need help with your long term disability claim.
Read less
Posted by Nancy | November 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Private Disability Lawyer
I was a senior paralegal at a large global corporation when I became sick and had to stop working. Since my illness was difficult to diagnose, I was initially denied short- and long-term disability through Prudential. I was referred to Doug Robinson by someone who had used him with great success. Not only is Doug extremely professional, but he is also an expert in this area of the law. He made several recommendations to me on how to build a stronger case. Within 5 months of beginning working with Doug, I was approved for both short- and long-term disability. I highly recommend him if you are fighting a private disability claim - no matter how complex your illness(es) are.
Read less
Posted by Richard | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard A Skrzypek
My wife passed away. We tried to claim her life insurance after passing. Her company informed us that we didn’t qualify because she was sick and not on a payroll.Instead of breaving we had to hire a lawyer very sad what company try to do. Our lawyer Doug Robinson enters the picture within two days the company cut the check. Doug did a amazing job.
Read less
Posted by Tammie | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appeal of Cigna Disability Insurance denial
Attorney Doug Robinson and his Legal Assistant Ginger Lanier expertly and professionally represented me in appealing the denial of my disability insurance from Cigna Insurance. During the consultation visit, they reviewed all of the materials in great detail and provided valuable advice on how to process my appeal with Cigna, even if I didn’t hire them. It was apparent from the start that Doug and Ginger cared about me. Doug’s reputation for perseverance and assertive representation for his clients is well earned. He and Ginger keep me informed every step of the way and in the end, won the appeal and got the entirety of my benefits reinstated. I have every confidence in Doug and Ginger, and wouldn’t hesitate to seek their help again. I encourage anyone facing a battle with any insurance provider to hire Doug Robinson and his team.
Read less
Posted by Michael | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Doug was professional and helped my father regain his long term care benefits. John Hancock stopped paying my father's long term care claims and with Doug's help, he was able to get them to reinstate his benefits. This has taken a lot of financial pressure off our family. With strong confidence I recommend him.
Posted by Lisa | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Godsend
I would not have my Cigna benefits today if it weren’t for Doug Robinson and his paralegal, Ginger Lanier. If your benefit is higher than average, you simply must retain an attorney that knows the law, knows the regulations, and knows all the ways those things can be interpreted and executed so that your insurer pays out as little as possible. You need someone that is steeped in this legal sector and is aware of changes in tactics and case law. Doug knows the systems, knows the twists and turns, and he cares. Don’t get me wrong. He doesn’t work for free. No one can do that. Especially with someone who’s situation is as complex as mine. A cookie cutter approach would have landed me broke and on the streets by now. Doug’s guidance, and predictions, have been spot on, he told me what things had to be done and told me the costs up front, and he took steps to minimize my costs. The people he has referred me to for evaluation and for other legal services have been excellent. In the past three years, he and Ginger went out of their way to help me navigate the system many times—things they weren’t required, or even expected, to do and I’m grateful.
Read less
Posted by William | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney
Doug was my disability attorney for many years. He is knowledgeable, intuitave, does what he says he will do. I found Doug to patient and kind during tumultuous times. Doug was able to bring about a favorable settlement with my insurance company. I highly recommend Doug to anyone who needs a disability attorney.
Posted by Debra | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Douglas and Ginger were great. I had a disability claim against Lincoln Financial, and they had denied me benefits. Douglas filed against them and got my benefits, and even after I began to get my social security disability benefits, Douglas got me a final settlement. His office and staff were wonderful, and were always available to answer any questions. They had my benefits directly to my account, with a summary each month, as well as a year end summary. I would give them 10 stars for the great work and compassion they showed me.
Read less
Posted by Victoria | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Appeal Against Cigna
After frustrating attempts to deal with Cigna I was denied on my disability claim. I found Doug’s firm online, read many reviews and called for a consultation. After meeting Doug in person I hired him as my attorney that day. I have never gone through an ordeal like this but he is very knowledgeable and understanding. I appreciated the way he handled my case, made sure that I understood what was going on and kept me informed. I can say to anyone in this type of position who needs help that Doug is awesome. Not only is he diligent when working on your case but a very nice and caring person to.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny
Mr. Robinson recently helped me prepare my private insurance LTD claim. As my health is not good and I get easily confused, I was afraid I would mess things up on my own. His guidance was invaluable through this process. Mr. Robinson was a pleasure to work with and explained everything well, while being careful of the time so the cost stayed reasonable to me. He and his assistant responded to my calls/emails quickly and were always effective in their communications. They made me feel like a valued customer even though my case was 'small potatoes' for his firm. I strongly recommend working with Doug Robinson if you have a case that is in his area of expertise.
Read less
Posted by Richard | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Disability Attorney
I would highly recommend this attorney! He helped me settle my claim against Unum after they had denied me. He was always professional and courteous and I am really appreciative of all his work!
Posted by Donna | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome ERISA Attorney
Doug Robinson helped me to successfully resolve a disability claim with Unum that was frustrating and complex. He walked me through every step of the process and his advice and guidance was invaluable. I don’t think I could have found a better attorney to represent me and I would not hesitate to hire him again or to recommend him to my friends and associates.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Mr. Douglas Robinson
After having a consultation with Mr. Douglas Robinson at the firm of Evans, Scholz, Williams & Warncke, LLC, we felt very comfortable in our decision to hire him for our claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance. He was upfront and honest in reference of what was to be expected during the process from both his firm and from Liberty Mutual and also from us. His secretary, Ms. Lanier was a blessing in helping us with the process of all the documents needed and answering many questions that we had during the claim process and not to mention keeping us abreast of all activity during the process. No doubt in our mind that we would certainly refer Mr. Douglas Robinson to any of our friends, family, or even an acquaintance. He's a winner in our book for sure !!!
Read less
Posted by Earline | November 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Attorney Robinson was very easy to work with; personable, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. He was very successful in getting my long term disability for which I paid premiums to CIGNA Insurance for over 8 years. We had many discussions about status and options of the cases as they were presented. He had excellent advice and I appreciated his hard work ethic, his compassion and dedication towards his clients. He won both my cases for me so I am very satisfied!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Atlanta lawyer successful with Cigna long term disability claim
When Cigna denied my long term disability claim, I came to Doug for help and he was successful in getting the denial overturned. When Cigna closed the claim upon reaching the 2-year own-occupation mark, he was able to get me on continuing benefits. The best thing about Doug other than his success rate, is his personality. He has a calm demeanor, communicates well and is accessible. He has the tenacity to get the best results possible. It's hard to find these qualities in one lawyer. Doug was recommended to me by another successful claimant, and I happily recommend him to others as well.
Read less
Posted by Sue | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Insurance Disability Attorney
Mr. Robinson is a great attorney. Very easy to work with; personable, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. He was very successful on the Emplyment STD and LTD cases we filed. We had many discussions about status and options of the cases as they were presented. He had excellent advice and I appreciated his hard work ethic, his compassion and dedication towards his clients. He won both my cases for me so I am very satisfied!
Read less
Posted by Debra | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Land Attorney
Hired Doug Robinson to save my Mom's property that was being scammed from her by a shady real estate agent who mislead an 85 year old school teacher with dementia. He felt certain he could win the case and save her property. He racked up the hours for the firm, and she passed with great fear of losing property that had been in her family over 100 years. From the time of her death he was a "sloppy" lawyer. True, she signed a bad agreement, but he sat in on the Amendment as the Land Attorney and did not even get a closing date. This has cost my family dearly, financially and emotionally. I would never use him again.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Evans Warncke Robinson LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Evans Scholz Williams Warncke LLC
  • 2004 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • Friedman Dever & Merlin, LLC
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Friedman Dever & Merlin, LLC
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Wiseman, Blackburn & Futrell
  • 1992 - 1994
View all work experience

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Clemson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Continental Casualty Co., 616 F.Supp. 2d 1286 (N.D.Ga. 2007)
  • Claimant awarded remand
  • Madison v. Greater Georgia Life Ins. Co., 225 F.Supp. 3d 1381 (N.D.Ga. 2016)
  • Benefit denial overturned finding abuse of discretion

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia - Employee Benefits Section Member
  • Co-Chairmen
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Winning Settlement Strategies
  • Handling ERISA Long Term Disability Claims for Success in Litigation
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
Endorse Douglas
Employee benefits Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is a very bright and hard working attorney. We met when we were working on a case on opposing sides, and he earned my respect. I refer disability matters to him on behalf of claimants regularly, and will continue to do so. Great guy, great lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an expert in the field of Disability Insurance and a strong advocate for his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Doug for many years. I am very impressed by his knowledge of the law, his attention to detail, and his commitment to the matters that he handles for his clients. I endorse this lawyer, especially in the area of long term disability."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is one of the top lawyers in Atlanta in the fields of disability insurance and bad faith litigation. He is very knowledgeable in these areas and does an excellent job for his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an outstanding lawyer. I send any person with inquiries about insurance or benefits issues to Doug and he takes great care of them."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug Robinson is extremely knowledgeable about long-term disability claims. An attorney, whom, I referred to Mr. Robinson, still talks about how helpful Mr. Robinson was on a mutual client's case Clients whom I refer to Mr. Robinson have been very pleased with the results."
View more endorsements
Employee benefits
Employment and labor
State, local, and municipal law
Employee benefits
Workers compensation
Medical malpractice
Car accident
Employment and labor
Social Security & Disability
Real estate
Social Security & Disability
Criminal defense
Atlanta Employee benefits Lawyer Douglas Max Robinson
Douglas Max Robinson
Employee benefits Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation