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Kantor & Kantor has developed a specialized legal practice representing clients whose claims for treatment of eating disorders, and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and other co-morbid conditions) have been unfairly denied by their health insurers or benefit plan. Kantor & Kantor's aggressive approach to litigation and legislation has brought justice for clients who have found themselves fighting for their insurance benefits when benefits were wrongfully denied.


Kantor & Kantor (K&K) represents an increasing number of individuals suffering from life-threatening eating disorders and dual diagnosis conditions, whose health plans refuse to pay for required treatment on the grounds that such life-saving treatment is "not medically necessary," only necessary at a lower level of care, or is limited by plan terms.


Dealing with, and seeking treatment for eating disorders can be emotionally and financially devastating. When your health insurance company gives you a hard time, or when it denies payment for benefits, matters only go from bad to worse.  We can help!


Our advocacy in the area of eating disorders has changed California law regarding the way insurers pay benefits for eating disorder care.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 34%
  2. Employee Benefits: 33%
  3. Insurance: 33%

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Kantor & Kantor Llp

19839 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA, 91324


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Women LawyersLos Angeles Daily Journal2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Special RecognitionInternational Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation2012
Women of DistinctionCalifornia Women Lawyers2012
Lawyer of the YearSan Francisco Recorder2012
Women of DistinctionCalifornia Women Lawyers2010
Top Women LawyersLos Angeles Daily Journal2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKantor & Kantor2004 - Present
Senior Judicial AttorneyCourt Of Appeals, Second Appellate District1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Eating Disorder Coalition for Research, Policy and ActionMember, Board of DirectorsN/A
International Association of Eating Disorders ProfessionalsMember, Board of DirectorsN/A
MentorConnectBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harlick v. Blue ShieldJudgment for Plaintiff
Burton v. Blue Shield of CaliforniaJudgment for Plaintiff
Shepard v. United HealthCareJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Union College (Schenectady, NY)EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Union College (Schenectady, NY)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The 22nd Annual Renfrew Center FoundationWhat Professionals need to Know: Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Insurance Appeals2012
iaedp SymposiumMental Health Parity: What Does it Really Mean?2012
Eating Disorder Recovery Support ConferenceThe Time is NOW: Latest Strategies by Insurance Companies to Deny Eating Disorder Care and What We Can Do About It2012
Binge Eating Disorder Association National ConferenceLessons Learned in Seeking Insurance Coverage for Anorexia and Bulimia: How to Prepare for Binge Eating Disorders Inclusion in DSM-52012
12th Annual Symposium for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating DisordersWorking With Insurance Companies to Obtain Coverage2012
National Eating Disorders Association ConferenceWorking With Insurance Companies for Care: Guidelines for Providers and Families2011
12th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury ConferenceInsurance Coverage for Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Medical Professionals Should Know2011

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