Florida ERISA Blog

This is a weblog devoted to recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida.

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Location: Clearwater, Florida

Marcus Castillo is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with substantial experience handling ERISA and related employee benefit cases. Mr. Castillo has extensively lectured on ERISA and, for a number of years, was the instructor for the ERISA component of the labor and employment law board certification review course sponsored by the Florida Bar. Mr. Castillo has handled a variety of ERISA and related claims including group short and long term disability insurance cases, accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance claims, group health insurance cases, disability pension and other pension benefit cases. To learn more about his practice visit www.haas-castillo.com

Friday, January 07, 2005

Welcome to My Blog

Let me introduce myself. I'm Marcus Castillo, an ERISA attorney with Haas-Castillo, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida. ERISA, for those of you who may not know, is the federal law governing most group employee benefits. It's sort of a stealth law in the sense that most folks don't know much about it and won't unless they lose those benefits. Trust me - when those benefits are lost ERISA becomes very relevant to the unfortunate victim. My job is to help clients recover the benefits that were wrongfuly denied them. This may require the filing of an ERISA lawsuit in Federal Court.

The mission of this web log aka blog is to be a resource regarding recent happenings in ERISA law as handed down in Florida and the Courts that govern Florida (including the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta as well as the U.S. Supreme Court). Since my practice is largely devoted to disability insurance claims I intend to pay particular attention to decisions in those type of cases.

I welcome all comments and look forward to hearing from you.