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Erin R. Ronstadt

Insurance Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   11 reviews

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    40%
    ERISA & Disability Law

    10 years

  2. Administrative law
    30%
    Administrative Appeals

  3. Litigation
    30%
    Federal Litigation

    10 years

Erin handles long-term and short-term disability benefits appeals and litigation, reimbursement issues, insurance bad faith, and several other issues within the purview of disability law. She routinely manages cases at all stages, from assisting with proof of loss to litigating claims in state and federal court. She has represented clients against most of the major insurance companies and several Fortune 500 companies. 

 

Through her experiences, Erin has come to understand the importance of compassionate but aggressive advocacy and superior client service. She assists clients struggling with a multitude of disabling illnesses, both physical and mental in nature. She has experience handling independent medical examinations, peer reviews, insurance carrier interviews, surveillance, vocational assessments, and other tools used to assess eligibility for disability benefits. 

 

Erin earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and certificate in Public Administration from Arizona State University, graduating cum laude and on scholarship through the Armstrong Family Foundation.

 

Before joining Caldwell & Ober, Erin ran her own law practice, focusing on ERISA claims. She has worked with small firms and non-profits throughout the years, handling a variety of legal and policy issues with a focus on civil litigation and appellate work. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Erin

Ronstadt Law, PLLC
6122 North 7th Street
Suite B
Phoenix, AZ, 85014

Reviews

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Posted by Marc | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The perfect choice!
I’m so pleased that I choose Erin and her team to represent me. She had everything I was looking for in a disability attorney: professional, knowledgeable, respectful, caring and passionate about her work. She was always on point and nothing got passed her! Her team is equally qualified and efficient! 100% no reservations I would recommend her and her team!
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Posted by Molly | November 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
I am so grateful for Erin and the entire Ober & Pekas firm! Erin and her team are warm friendly and took the time to get to know me and my case. Erin is passionate about her work, honest and informative; she made sure I understood the process of appealing my case and the reality of how long it could potentially take. Erin and her team made sure to keep me up to date on where my case was at all times. There is no way I can say thank you enough to Erin and her team at Ober & Pekas!!
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Posted by Niki | October 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much for everything. You are the best!
My LTD case was settled about a month ago. Erin & her team helped & guided me through the entire process. Erin is extremely attentive, accessible, and knowledgeable. I was kept informed as the process moved along. The service and experience was exceptional. I can say without hesitation that Erin has exceeded my expectations, both in time and in the first class service that she and her team offered. I am so incredibly thankful for her hard work and expertise on my case. Honest, trustworthy, hard working attorneys are not easy to find. Erin is an attorney who knows the process and will be there for you every step of the way. I was so happy with her knowledge & dedication. Erin took away all my worries, helped me focusing only on my treatments & recovery. Plus, she is super sweet! Thanks SO much for everything, Erin!
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Posted by Michael | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Erin Ronstadt
I am an actual client of the law offices of Ober and Pekas and am writing this review approximately 1 year after my case settled. I interviewed a half dozen law firms to represent me on my medical disability claim denial case, and hands down the law offices of Ober and Pekas are the very best. Erin Ronstadt heads up the medical disability sector specializing in ERISA law and disability case denials by insurance companies. Erin has the depth and breadth knowledge of ERISA law backwards and forwards; she knows case law relative to ERISA and understands what needs to happen for successful case resolution. When you talk to Erin regarding your case she will explain the ERISA law and process so you will understand it. She will connect with you on a personal basis and not just another client. She truly cares and understands the hardships you are going through both financially and emotionally. Erin has the right combination of tenacity and compassion. Her measured intensity and strategic thinking comes across in everything she does. Erin is not afraid to take on the big and evil insurance companies. When you hire Ober and Pekas they represent you from beginning to end and will not give in or drop your case until it is resolved. They will keep you informed on the progress of your case throughout the entire process. The law firm is honest and trustworthy and I highly recommend you hire them. Get your power back and hire Ober and Pekas law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, trusting, compassionate
I hired Erin to represent me in a short term medical leave situation. Erin was very professional and always had my best interest first. She earned my trust very quickly and I found all of her advice to be excellent. I would trust her in any situation without hesitation.
Posted by Donita and Mark | September 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
We couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
Erin spent several years working diligently and tirelessly on a complex case that my husbands disability forced us into. I can remember pulling over into a CVS parking lot and the beginning of it all and crying into the phone, during my conference call with Erin. I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel at that time, yet I later came to realize she was that light for our family. Erin upheld every commitment she made to us and she made sure we felt valued and important and she personally took to heart the struggles the insurance company put our family through. Erin is an angel to our family. I could write all day and still never do justice to the amazing representation she provided during our case. Thank you, Erin. We truly do appreciate everything you have done for our case / family these past few years.
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Posted by Sam | May 29, 2015
ERISA Representation - Sam and Dave
My husband found Erin several years ago as I was battling with my former employer of 18 years as to LTD benefits/policy coverage/ERISA and terms. She was instumental and very successful in winning all benefits, back payments and a final settlement for me. Her expertise, vast knowledge, determination, professionalism and most importantly, her genuine concern for me will never be forgotten. I was in a serious negative physical and mental state when I met her. I know without any doubt, that Erin helped to save my health and I am now on my way to a much better future. She, is definitely not "just another attorney", she is a very strong woman and I am so lucky my husband found her. In closing, her adorable smile always brightened my day. She is an excellent Attorney.
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Posted by Fran and Steve | September 9, 2014
ERISA Case: She is the Most Honorable and Beyond Compare
My husband had an ERISA case. I did the research and found a few attorney's. After the first meeting, in which we walked out on the attorney because he was so horrid, we didn't have a lot of hope for our situation. I don't give up easy, thankfully! We met with a couple of more and were not thrilled. I even contacted a couple in CA. At some point I was given Erin's name from another attorney Alan Schiffman, and after we met Erin, we both knew she was the best there was available in Arizona. She was so compassionate to my husbands plight. Nothing about her was pretentious or arrogant. She never made us feel "less than". Erin is extremely knowledgeable about the ERISA law. She was able to settle our case and get the insurance company to pay us a some monies. We've always heard through the "gossip" vine, that attorney's fee's our outrageous. At first glance I believe that makes sense. After going through this entire process with Erin, we personally think it is a more than reasonable fee. She worked vigorously and diligently. She never lost any of her compassion in the heat of any moment. There were a few times where my husband and I wanted to "throw in the towel", and she was able to ever so gently bring us back to the process. Is it a process I wish on anyone?, NO! If you are in the situation and need to go though this process, hire Erin Ronstadt. You won't ever regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2013
Great Lawyer! I would recommend her to anyone seeking her services!
Erin Ronstadt is an excellent lawyer, and I'm very pleased that I decided to use her for my case. I was sued for ridiculous reasons and thought I wouldn't even need a lawyer, but the company going up against me had endless amounts of money to spend on the best lawyers. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on a lawyer, but Erin was very willing to work with me on what I had. It was a very scary situation since I'd never been sued before, but she handled everything and was always very responsive and kept me in the loop about everything. Everything she did was always in my best interest, and she ultimately won my case. The other company suing me tried to appeal the ruling, and instead of extending the lawsuit, she accepted a deal so that I could put it behind me and get my money back. She is a lawyer that truly wants to help people and isn't just about the money. I have a lot of respect for her, and I wish that more lawyers could run their practices like her.
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Posted by Dave | November 20, 2012
Helped me with disability - ERISA
When my disability benefits were cut off, someone recommended I find a lawyer to help appeal in ERISA law. After calling around to lawyers I found Mrs. Ronstadt. She took the time to lissen to my situation and she had experience with my insurance company. She also knew about degenerative disc disease which i suffer from. The insurance company cut me off by using my own doctor's medical notes and Mrs Ronstadt knew how to handle that. With her help we were able to get my benefits reinstated. VERY satisfied with her representation and recommend anyone fighting an insurance company for disability to talk to her. I was to sick to really figure the process out alone and it meant the world to have someone like Mrs. Ronstadt to represent me.
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Posted by Stacy S | November 20, 2012
Great Advocate
Erin offered me compassion when no one else would at a very difficult time in my life. She was competent and professional. Unlike other attorneys, she was also accessible and took the time to answer my questions. I would recommend Erin to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-550 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • OPR Disability Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal
  • Ronstadt Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Managing Partner
  • Vossler & Ronstadt Law Group, P.L.L.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Fellow and Contract Attorney
  • Arizona Justice Project
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Student Attorney
  • Civil Justice Clinic at Arizona State University
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • The Counters Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court for the State of Arizona
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Judicial Intern
  • Arizona State Court Of Appeals, Division One
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Counters & Koelbel, PC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Peralta & Associates, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • State Legislative and Government Intern
  • ThinkAZ
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legislative and Administrative Affairs Intern
  • Arizona Students' Association
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arizona State University
  • Certificate in Public Administration
  • 2006
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Hallgren v. AT&T

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the State of Arizona
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, ADR in Labor & Employment Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Student Bar Association at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Arizona Golden Retriever Connection
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Hal Israel Community Service Award
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2013
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2009
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Fellowship Recipient
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2008
  • Moot Court Client Counseling Competition Winner
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2006
  • Scholarship Receipient
  • Armstrong Family Foundation
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Annual Worker's Compensation Convention
  • The Interplay Between ERISA and Worker's Compensation Laws
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (38)
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their dedication to their clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a skilled attorney and frequent contributor offering sound advice to potential clients in need. She is a respected attorney and I recommend and endorse Erin."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Erin for many years and find her to be an excellent lawyer in every way. Aside from being a great legal practitioner, she genuinely cares about and takes care of her clients. Erin is my first pick for ERISA and disability cases. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is a dedicated attorney that works hard for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a fine attorney dedicated to excellence in her vocation. I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a passionate advocate, I would refer recommend to anyone. Erin's ERISA knowledge is extensive and she is a great resource."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have referred potential clients to her. She is quick to call them and advise them thoroughly. Stong endorsement!!!"
Employee benefits Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I send potential clients to her without hesitation!"
Employee benefits Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin Ronstadt works hard to make sure employees get the benefits to which they are entitled. Erin Ronstadt knows ERISA law well and ensures that her clients are properly compensated during their long term disability. Erin Ronstadt was very helpful in explaining what our client was entitled to through her area of practice. I highly recommend Erin Ronstadt to anyone looking for disability benefits through their employer."
Insurance Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is highly intelligent, enormously passionate and committed to representing her clients. I believe her temperament, insight and attention to detail serve her clients well and would highly recommend her to anyone needing Insurance and ERISA representation."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Erin since law school, and she is one of the most personable attorneys you will ever meet. You can count on Erin to set you at ease while she helps you, and she definitely has my confidence."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Erin for several years. She is the best type of attorney- brilliant, caring and determined to serve her clients and their best interests."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether its ERISA, disability, litigation, or any other insurance related issue, Erin has the knowledge and resources to get the answers. She is passionate about her clients' needs and fights tirelessly for them. Her knowledge, experience, and negotiation skills set her apart from many other attorneys in this field. She is, without a doubt, my "go to" for any such related issues."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is the go-to person for ERISA cases. She is smart, hardworking and an amazing advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is my go-to person for ERISA type cases: long term and short term disability cases. She is a fantastic lawyer and a great client advocate. I highly recommend her."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is an extremely dedicated, intelligent, and detail-oriented professional. I trust Erin's judgment and believe she is a highly competent attorney who represents her clients with professionalism and skill."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of associating with Erin on several cases and highly recommend her. Erin is a competent and organized attorney who is passionate about client services. She also has superior negotiation and communication skills that enable her to diplomatically and efficiently advocate on her client's behalf and achieve excellent results."
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