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Alan Edward Kassan

Employee benefits Attorney at Northridge, CA

5.0   12 reviews

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About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits

  2. Insurance
    Long Term Disability, Life Insurance Claims, Health Insurance Claims, Long Term Care claims; both ERISA and Insurance Bad Faith

  3. Appeals

Alan E. Kassan is a Senior Partner in the Firm of Kantor & Kantor, and has over 30 years of experience in representing plaintiffs whose insurance benefits have been denied. For the latter half of those years, Alan’s law practice has focused on helping people recover their health-related insurance benefits. This includes benefits for life insurance, long term care insurance, long term disability insurance, and health insurance claims when those benefits have been wrongfully denied. In most instances, these benefits are employer provided and thus governed by the Federal laws of ERISA. Individual claims are governed by state laws, and are subject to the remedies for insurance bad faith, including the recovery of punitive damages. Alan has vast experience in both of these areas of law.

Alan has also acted as a Judge Pro Tem, a volunteer mediator, and has been active with a variety of professional and non-profit Boards and Associations over the last many years, and currently serves as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. He has been selected year over year as a "Super Lawyer" signifying a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations to rate outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.

Call attorney Alan E. Kassan for the experienced guidance and support you need. Call 800-446-7529, or email akassan @ , today. 

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ERISA and Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer
Life Insurance claims
Disability Insurance Claims
Health Insurance Claims
Long Term Care Insurance Claims
Licensed for 38 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Kantor & Kantor LLP
19839 Nordhoff Street
Los Angeles CA
Northridge, CA, 91324


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Howard | November 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Alan after my disability company wrongfully terminated my benefits, assuming I would just crawl away with my tail between my legs. Alan was able to get them to reinstate me and nailed them for a lump sum for bad faith practices. If your disability company pulls sneaky crap on you… hire Alan and Kantor & Kantor. Don’t fight them yourself!
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Posted by Stasia | May 9, 2022
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A Wonderful Lawyer
Alan was absolutely incredible to watch work. He has a great ability to empathize with his clients, and this understanding gives Alan the aptitude to convey the strong emotions of a tough case with mediators and judges. When we met, he was calm and cool under any discussion, and could see all sides of a case or possibility when I had already come to conclusions of how things would go, either for better or worse. He could assure me that my worst fears had not considered optimal routes, and that my greatest hopes had not considered possible snags. His mindful nature kept me going and kept me realistic about my case, and I cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
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Very good firm
It would be very difficult to recommend Mr Kassan without recommending his paralegal too, Kelly Rice. The two of them make a great team who truly work hard at fighting for you. Kelly Rice worked tirelessly on my case, learning every details, asking all of the questions, while being extremely responsive, knowledgeable and caring. I truly believe that half of this case success is owed to her. Alan Kassan is also very knowledgeable, explained the process very well, answered all of my questions and also fought for what I was entitled. I know that without them (Kellie and Alan) I would not received anything. They were tough yet sympathetic, direct yet professional and respectful. I never felt I was alone with this team. Thank you for the incredible job you have done.
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Posted by Renée | April 7, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
I met Alan Kassan when I called Kantor and Kantor, in need of clarification with regard to my husband's Individual Disability Policy. My husband had turned 65 and his Individual Disability Policy would be ending. Alan's valued direction and time, along with his expertise and kind, respectful demeanor was greatly appreciated. He pointed out a clause in the policy, that I overlooked, that my husband could convert his existing policy to a Long Term Care Policy with the same insurance company. Alan was instrumental in our ability to successfully secure the LTC policy. We highly endorse Alan Kassan, with respect and admiration. Renée Chandler aka Renée Chandler-Parsons
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Posted by David | September 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Our family reached out to Kantor & Kantor after we made the decision to file a lawsuit against an insurance company which had violated the terms of our annuity contracts, and chose to not resolve the matter amicably. We were represented by Alan Kassan ESQ from their firm. Alan was very knowledgeable and informative, and always kept us apprised of any and all updates on our case as they came in. He also responded promptly to questions, as well as courteously sought our opinion whenever he made a choice to go in certain direction. In the end, through Alan's determination and expertise, he brought us a very favorable outcome that we could not have imagined. We highly recommend Alan and Kantor & Kantor to anyone who is seeking professional and competent representation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2020
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Exceptional service. Very knowledgeable firm and completely professional. Mr. Kassan explained things very well and took all the time necessary to answer all my questions.
Posted by Rich Carson | February 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant, Compassionate, Experienced, Successful
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Alan Kassan, whose sage advice and constant support is worth more than gold. Alan is a go-getter who knows how the system works, who is there for the "little guy", and who knows how to win for his clients by making insurance companies pay. Thanks, Alan, for putting me on the winning track.
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Posted by Evan Branigan | January 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Attorney
As an attorney licensed in another state, I was looking to hire an attorney with expertise for an insurance matter under California law. Alan offered informed and accurate advice which reflected not only the legal analysis but also common-sense and pragmatic advice for dealing directly with this specific insurance company. His representation and advice helped me resolve the issue quickly, efficiently, and without litigation. Alan’s diligence, clear communication, and professionalism are why I recommend Alan without reservation.
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Posted by Richard | May 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and thorough
I approached Alan for help interpreting some clauses in a life insurance policy related to contestability which could have caused real problems in the future. An attorney friend whom I trust and respect referred me to Kantor & Kantor, the firm where Alan works (which specializes in insurance issues). Alan was knowledgeable and experienced, familiar with the issues involved and able to give me excellent advice. I really benefitted from his knowledge and specialization in insurance issues. I would absolutely go back to him in the future with any insurance-related issues.
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Posted by Connie | February 18, 2015
Excellent, thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate
I hired Alan Kassan to represent me in an ERISA life insurance dispute. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and gave me advice that helped me to achieve a desirable outcome with respectful consideration of my financial resources. He cared about what was just and fair in my case. His effective representation made the difference at the bargaining table.
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Posted by Satisfied Client, Los Angeles CA | March 11, 2013
Compassion, Honesty, and Integrity in Disability Law
If you're reading this review then you're likely where I was about two years ago, disabled with no money and little hope of survival. None of us ever expect to find ourselves walking down this lonely road, but somehow fate has brought us here. If you're like me you dutifully paid your LTD premiums and expected to be protected in the event of a catastrophic health crisis, only to find that your contracted LTD provider is now the predator rather than the guarantor. Do not despair. Your perseverance has brought you this far, and the law offices of Kantor & Kantor will carry you for the rest of the journey. Compassion, honesty, and integrity; these are the cornerstones upon which Mr. Alan Kassan has built his practice. During our first consultation Alan extended a courtesy and understanding that one only hopes to experience with family and good friends. He patiently listened to the litany of disabling medical conditions that restricted and limited my ability to perform the duties of my profession. The most nebulous of these was persistent and debilitating fatigue, which the mainstream has no reliable means of quantifying. Rather than dismiss my plight as my LTD carrier had, Alan made arrangements for objective fatigue testing, personally shouldering 60% of the cost. The results of this diagnostic were a salient feature in securing a win on appeal, and complete reinstatement of LTD benefits under my ERISA plan. Alan is honest, period. He does what he says, and says what he does. There is no fine print with this attorney. He believes in full disclosure, and answered all of my questions (often multilevel and nested) regarding the contract before he was officially retained. After winning the appeal, his fee structure remained as contracted and agreed upon, without financial chicanery or the manifestation of "hidden clauses." Nobody likes surprise fees or deductions in their paychecks and financial settlements. After doing business with Alan I was pleasantly surprised to find that I got MORE than I bargained for. Mr. Kassan is a consummate professional, and comports himself with the utmost integrity. These are impressive qualities in themselves, but when one considers the pressure of fraud and deception prevalent in the insurance industry, these accolades confer even more honor upon an individual who refuses to conform to unscrupulous standards. Alan is an intelligent, dedicated, and driven attorney who will fight for the benefits that you deserve. He's always available by phone and E-mail, and I feel like more than just a client to him; I believe that he genuinely cares about my well-being. Alan Kassan has my highest recommendation as he provides outstanding legal representation with good old-fashioned family values. I submit this review in complete gratitude.
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Posted by Richard | March 3, 2013
Call on Alan When you are in a pinch!
Alan Kassan is the most determined and professional lawyer I have ever met. He makes you feel comfortable in every way. Dealing with the hard headedness of some companies Alan has a way to make it seem almost effortless as if he has some magic power to think as if he were them. But he has your back 110%!! I would call him again if the situation arises in a heart beat. Great Job! Definitely Call on Alan when you are in a pinch.
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Aging in America Conference
  • Obtaining Insurance Benefits for Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Western Region Geriatric Care Management Conference
  • Long Term Care Insurance: Obtaining Benefits and Understanding Policies
  • 2011

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Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alan Kassan combines a brilliant legal mind with sharp wit and an even sharper "sixth sense" for evaluating situations. It is a combination that I believe adds value to his client's cases."
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Northridge Employee benefits Lawyer Alan Edward Kassan
Alan Edward Kassan
Employee benefits Attorney
Northridge, CA
Licensed for 38 years