About Your Disability Attorneys
Christy and Joe Mcdonald
- We do not dictate a strategy, but rather listen to the particulars of your situation and work with you to develop an effective strategy – knowing that each case is unique and you have something to contribute that will help us achieve the ultimate goal — your success.
- We take the time to help you feel comfortable understanding the process and the strategy for your case.
Absolutely. Your appeal is your only chance to add information to the insurance companies’ claim file. As experienced Long Term Disability Lawyers, we can put together the right evidence to prove your disability.
We operate on a NO WIN, NO FEE policy.
your initial consultation is always free, and we work on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay no attorneys fees unless we win.
It’s now or never! Most Long-Term Disability plans give you 180 days to appeal your denial. If you do not appeal within 180 days, you lose any right to sue the Insurance Company in Federal Court.
There are 2 types of disability insurance. Short Term Disability Policy (STD) pays you a portion of your income for a short period of time after you run out of sick leave. Depending on your insurance plan, STD generally will pay you for between 9-52 weeks (or 1 year). Long Term Disability Policy (LTD) pays you a portion of your income after you run out of both sick leave and STD.
ABSOLUTELY. Experience matters much more than local office space when it comes to Long-Term Disability (LTD) & ERISA cases. This is a specialized area of law and you don’t want to hire a local attorney who thinks he/she can dabble in this area. The Insurance Company you will be fighting won’t be hiring a lawyer from your hometown either.
Where we practice
What our clients say
"It was my good fortune to have had Joe McDonald work on my behalf for my disability case. Joe took the time to understand my situation, condition, and had the courage to stand up to big insurance companies. He is one of the most intelligent and talented people that I have ever met and has a phenomenal team (Katie). He literally saved my life. Not only was Joe able to secure a victory in a virtual landmark decision, but I was fortunate to have gained a true friend through all this. You need to hire McDonald & McDonald for your disability case. Now. They are the best."
“…they came highly recommended. They kept in constant contact, kept me informed – kept in touch, and they treated me like gold…..from their staff on down, and I mean that sincerely. I would never hesitate to recommend them!”
S. Harris, Long term disability client
"They were very cordial and upfront with all information. They always kept me updated on my case, and I really appreciated that"
B. Fisher, Short term disability client
"Want someone who will take their time and listen diligently and not just rush you through? Then you need to contact Joe McDonald. Mine was a case of proving what exactly my job description was and he did that without fail against one the largest insurance company, Hartford Life. He fought my case in a timely manner and I received what was due to me. Thank You Joe McDonald.Nobody could have done a better job. Appreciate the hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Sue Calhoun, Long term disability client
"Can't say enough about Mr. McDonald and his staff’s relentless effort and tenacity to fight for my disability benefits."
Sam Niswonger, Long Term Disability