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Disability Insurance Attorney Rachel Alters

Rachel Faye Alters (rachel@diattorney.com) is a Partner in the Disability Income Division of Dell & Schaefer, Chartered. Rachel focuses her legal practice in representing claimants at all stages of a claim for individual or group (ERISA) long-term disability benefits including applications, ERISA appeals, ERISA litigation, ERISA exempt disability claims and lump-sum policy buyouts.

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We are not your typical law firm. We are always thinking outside of the box so that we can keep our clients a step ahead of the insurance companies. Customer service with our clients is an essential element as we want every case handled as if it was our own. Since the lawyer that you work with at our firm will need to know a lot about your life, we think it is important that you have the opportunity to learn more about the lawyer(s) working on your case. Here are some interesting and fun facts about Rachel Alters:

  • Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, caring and independent
  • Best to do in your free time: Hang out with my kids
  • Favorite places to travel: Colorado, California and Utah
  • Favorite food: Chocolate
  • Favorite TV Show: Homeland
  • Favorite Movie: Scarface
  • Favorite Book: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Favorite musician: Luther Vandross
  • Favorite quote: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • What do you like about your job: I love my job because I am surrounded by amazing people who I consider to be my family as well as friends.

Rachel has assisted thousands of disability insurance claimants throughout the country who are either seeking disability benefits or have had their benefits denied. Rachel is passionate about helping her clients to obtain disability benefits and has committed her legal career to enforcing the rights of the injured and disabled. She has assisted claimants with claims against every major disability insurance company and has earned a reputation as an intelligent and sharp disability lawyer. Unlike most lawyers that claim they handle disability insurance claims, Rachel has the experience and ability to take a disability case from inception through a final appeal or trial.

In 1993, Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where she received a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997. In the beginning years of her legal career Rachel represented physicians, hospitals and nursing homes who were sued for alleged malpractice.  After a few years of legal training doing defense work, Rachel became a plaintiff’s attorney in 2000 and she has achieved tremendous results for her clients. Some of Rachel’s legal accomplishments include a $6 million jury verdict for a client that was misdiagnosed with cancer, a $5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered severe damage after undergoing pancreatic surgery, and a confidential settlement following a long term disability insurance class action against Prudential Insurance Company. Rachel has litigated hundreds of cases against insurance companies and she has outstanding legal writing skills.

Rachel is admitted to the Florida Bar and multiple federal districts courts. She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Rachel represents clients throughout the USA and is available for a free consultation to discuss your disability claim.

Rachel has been recognized as one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County for several years as a result of her charitable involvement. Since 2008, Rachel has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club for over five years, dedicating her time to raise funds to help young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Rachel has helped the organization to raise millions of dollars. In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, biking and snowboarding. Rachel has participated in several half marathons and triathlons. She is the proud mom of two boys and one girl.

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