Our firm caters to a sophisticated client base made up of disabled professionals who practice in healthcare, dentistry, law and numerous other fields and specialties. We understand the significant demands of these professions, and also understand that many conditions that most people would not consider to be “totally disabling” can be career ending for a professional. While some of our clients have had significant surgeries, like the reconstruction of a limb, or a spinal fusion, many of our clients are physicians and dentists with slowly progressive conditions, like essential tremors or radiculopathy due to cervical or lumbar nerve impingement. We also have worked with several professionals suffering from mental conditions, like generalized anxiety, panic disorder and/or depressive disorders. We are pleased to share some of the praise we have received from some of our former clients and others.
Had they not predicted every issue with my disability claim, I am certain I would have unknowingly prejudiced my rights.
J. Alan Rappazzo, M.D.
I thought I would authorize release of my medical records, complete some forms and get paid the benefits to which I was entitled. I was wrong, and really got an education on how disability insurance carriers try to save money through patently egregious practices. I reached out to Ed and he not only answered all of my questions in the very first call, he identified the mistakes that I was about to make, and took over my claim completely.
Eric Harris, D.D.S.
Professor, Arizona School of
Dentistry and Oral Health
Multiple attorneys (each asserting expertise with disability claims) ill-advised me to wait to come back to them after my claim was terminated. Finally, to my extreme good fortune, I consulted Ed. Instead of waiting for my claim to get terminated, he immediately intervened and blocked my carrier’s execution of what had become a successful formula to defraud claimants of their rightful benefits.
Catherine Toye, M.D.
From our first call, it was clear that Ed was extraordinarily knowledgeable about disability claims, that he knew the insurance company’s playbook, and that he knew how to get results.
Chris Griffin, Esq.
Former Insurance Defense Litigator
Lord, Bissell & Brook
It was fantastic talking to Ed! He knew my policy’s requirements before I even showed him the policy. After he reviewed my medical records, I really didn’t have to explain my condition, symptoms, what I did for work or why I couldn’t work—he understood everything perfectly and in a very precise and nuanced way.
James Chipman, D.D.S.
Founder, Southern Arizona Endodontics
When I called Comitz Beethe, I was so relieved. They took over everything and I felt like a huge burden was lifted from my shoulders.
Karen Godwin-Canulla, M.D.
I endured interview after interview, and explained my condition and my occupation over and over again, but to no avail. Finally, I contacted Ed, and he stepped in, got the company to back off, and ultimately negotiated a buyout with the insurance company, so that I no longer have to deal with them anymore.
Former President and Executive Producer
After filing, it soon became apparent to me that my insurance company was going to take advantage of the fact that my condition was slowly progressive and that I did not want to undergo a serious surgery. I would have never received payment without Ed.
Ted Byers, D.D.S.
I can’t thank you enough for your work on my claim and attention to detail.
Brenda Kuhn, M.D.
Once Ed got involved, the insurance company changed its tune and eventually overturned the denial and paid me. Ed then sued them for breach of contract and bad faith, and we settled. Ed and his team were amazing. My only regret is that I wish I had called him sooner.
Real Estate Developer
Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (1998)
I didn’t have the knowledge or wherewithal to deal with what I may or may not be doing right on my claim, and it was giving me so much stress. They were constantly requesting information, wanting to speak directly with my doctor and I just needed someone to handle this for me. I could not imagine what would have happened if I proceeded without Ed.
Dan Hoffman, D.D.S.
I filed a claim under my disability policy and was receiving significant pushback from my insurer. It was a lot to deal with, and I’m so grateful that Ed stepped in and took the reins on my disability claim. It provided me with the reprieve I needed to focus on my health and move forward with finding new opportunities where I could make a difference.
Terry Roach, M.Ed., R.K.T.
President, Body Stabilization Training, Inc.
Former Professional Track Cyclist
Multi-World and Nationals Mater Track Cycling Records
On complex matters involving professional athletes and disability insurance, I turn to Ed Comitz for advice and representation.
Dana Hooper, Esq.
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law