- Life, Health, Disability & ERISA
|Contact Info||Telephone: 415.625.9260|
|University ||St. Mary's College of California, B.A., 1984|
|Law School||University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1993|
|Admitted||1993, California; U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit|
Memberships & Affiliations
Bar Association of San Francisco, school speaker program
McGeorge School of Law, director
St. Mary's College Alumni Association: national president, 2000-2002; director, 1998-2003
Mike Brisbin is a member of the firm's Life, Health, Disability & ERISA practice. Mike focuses on the defense of individual life, health and disability insurers in bad faith cases with significant punitive damages exposure. He also defends bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty and related coverage matters involving group plans governed by ERISA.
From inception through trial, Mike handles all aspects of life, health and disability matters, from assessing the case and directing discovery to taking depositions and preparing motions and appeals. He has extensive mediation, arbitration, pre-trial and trial experience in state and federal courts throughout California.
Mike's service approach combines responsive communications with a genuine interest in helping make the client's life easier. He places a high premium on understanding what clients needs, resolving their specific issues, and following up to ensure their ongoing satisfaction with the resolution.
Prior to law school, Mike worked for five years as an agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He gained significant trial experience working at a personal injury defense firm following law school and later handled complex medical and errors and omissions claims before joining Wilson Elser in 2005.
Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Newsletter
Insurance Fraud & Group Policy Limitations
This Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Newsletter discusses insurance fraud, important ERISA holdings, new California law on group policy, and more.
Group Policy Mental & Nervous Disorder Limitations: New California Law, International Claims Association
Rescission of a Life Insurance Policy: Everything You Need To Know
September 20, 2011
Western Claims Conference
Individual Long Term Disability Claims Handling, Western Claims Conference, 2009
Michael Brisbin to be a speaker at the Western Claim Conference June 14-16 in California
April 22, 2009
Michael K. Brisbin (Of Counsel-San Francisco) will give a presentation before the Western Claim Conference to be conducted in Indian Wells, CA, on June 14-16. His topic will be Individual LTD Claims Handing & Processing.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Is Malicious Prosecution a Potential Settlement Tool?
Michael K. Brisbin,Laura E. Fannon, May 15, 2015
In many instances, insurers are initially sued by plaintiffs with colorable claims seeking monetary recovery. During the course of litigation and through discovery, it sometimes becomes clear that the plaintiff’s claim or claims have no merit. Yet, the plaintiff and his or her counsel...
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