Michael K. Brisbin: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Michael K. Brisbin


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  • Life, Health, Disability & ERISA
    Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9260
    Fax: 415.434.1370
    University St. Mary's College of California, B.A., 1984
    Law SchoolUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1993
    Admitted1993, 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.


    Rescission of a Life Insurance Policy: Everything You Need To Know
    September 20, 2011


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    Michael K. Brisbin

    525 Market Street, 17th Floor
    San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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