Funk & Bolton, P.A. has dedicated over twenty-years to the defense of disability, health, and life insurance claims. The firm’s extensive ERISA, FEHBA, ACA, non-ERISA, and regulatory background provides a unique platform for the delivery of legal services to the health, life, and disability insurance industry. The firm’s deep bench of legal talent delivers strategic counsel to insurance companies, plans, plan administrators, plan sponsors, and trustees, including offering analytical insight into the intersection between Federal law (ERISA, FEHBA & ACA) and State insurance laws. The firm’s chairman, Bryan D. Bolton, is listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
For more than 35 years, the Law Office of Mark Scherzer has assisted individuals with health, life, and disability insurance matters. Based in New York City, the firm’s attorneys – Mark Scherzer and A. Christopher Wieber – advise employees about their rights under employer-sponsored group benefit plans, including medical, life insurance/waiver of premium, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans. The firm also assists individual policyholders with similar matters arising under disability income policies and business overhead expense policies. The firm has significant experience with all aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and New York State Insurance Law, including claim preparation guidance, administrative appeals of claim denials, and litigation of disputed claims in state and federal courts. Both Mr. Scherzer and Mr. Wieber have received an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Bryan D. Bolton represents life, health, and disability insurers, self-funded plans, TPAs, and MCOs in federal court, state court, and regulatory proceedings. His appellate court experience includes appeals to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and amicus counsel in the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Bolton is a member of the Maryland and Pennsylvania bars, and included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Maryland Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Lawyer A. Christopher Wieber advocates on behalf of those seeking life, health insurance and disability benefits. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Wieber has practiced at the New York City Law Office of Mark Scherzer since 1992, where he has focused predominantly on assisting clients with short- and long-term disability claims under employer-sponsored disability plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Mr. Wieber advises employees who are considering a disability claim; provides guidance during initial claim preparation and throughout the duration of a long-term disability claim (including annual updates, Own Occ/Any Occ investigations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), and field interviews), files administrative appeals of claim denials, and litigates cases in New York federal and state courts. He has received an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.