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I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the invaluable help and guidance you provided my family during this recent legal matter (long-term care insurance denial). Your experience and dedication were truly instrumental in navigating the complexities of the case. Your commitment to excellence and tireless efforts did not go unnoticed, and we are deeply appreciative of the positive outcome we achieved together. My father would issue you a “Bravo-Zulu” if you were in the Navy. Your professionalism and skill have not only made a significant impact on the legal aspects, but also brought a sense of comfort and confidence during a challenging time. Thank you once again for your exceptional service. We feel fortunate to have had you as our attorney, and I will certainly recommend your services to others in need. Your contribution has made a lasting difference.

Gale D

McDermott Law was recommended by a professional contact. Mr. McDermott is highly skilled and knowledgeable. His team is professional, caring, and thorough. I recommend this office!


Shawn and Lisa were amazing throughout the entire process. I felt completely prepared for my claims process as well as had game plans in the event things went sideways. They were always a phone call or email away any time I had questions or concerns and I truly felt they had my best interest and future at heart. In the end my claims were successful and straightforward…in large part due to their expertise and guidance.

Tom P

A year ago McDermott Law came at the recommendation of my wife’s disability lawyer and I am ever thankful he did. The team, from start to finish, made me feel like they had my best interest at heart. Their inclusive nature kept me informed while their diligence left me hopeful. When I first spoke with Shawn McDermott, he didn’t sugar coat my situation. He thoroughly explained the process and what we were up against. They did their homework well and when documents were submitted, I could really see the work that was put into my case. Because my results ended on a positive note, I know that I am probably biased but I truly believe their efforts changed the direction my life was heading. I couldn’t be more thankful.

Garth R. (Google Review)

I found the McDermott Law team to be an outstanding team of professionals. They took my case when other firms were not interested. Through their dedication to their clients we were able to file and win the case. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding legal team to represent you.

Kevin A. (Google Review)

My long-term disability insurance cancelled my monthly payments and I needed a lawyer to have them reinstated. McDermott Law, LLC did a great job getting my payments started again. They worked diligently and very professionally in achieving that goal. My husband and I were very pleased. Thank you.

Susan S. (Google Review)

Appealing long term disability was a frustrating tiring challenge. I turned to Mr. McDermott and staff for help. They are honest, through, compassionate, and passionate. Always taking the time to explain, listen, and take action. They worked diligently and were successful in getting my benefits with CIGNA awarded. Very pleased and grateful for their service. I would highly recommend McDermott Law.

Mb (Google Review)

Very pleased with the overall service and commitment to the clients needs. They ensured a strong case was presented to ensure my benefits were turned on again, after MetLife had stopped them unjustly. I would definitely recommend them to others.

Bettina H. (Google Review)

Very caring and professional. They helped my wife with her dispute against UNUM.

Robert K. (Google Review)

Having worked in healthcare for over 40 years, I knew I needed an experienced law team in my court when going up against a big insurance company for my health related claim. Mr. McDermott and his team were in my corner the whole way to a prompt and favorable outcome.

Ted (Review from Avvo)

I’ve had Shawn McDermott on my side for 10 years
I had Mr. McDermott handle my LTD case for me starting in 2012. At time I was devastated but Shawn and his staff pulled me through and won my case against a nasty insurance carrier. The carrier eventually bought out my claim after 10 years but Shawn never failed me and was there every step of the way. I will always recommend McDermott Law.

Peter (Review from Avvo)

I hired Shawn McDermott to represent me when an insurance company stopped paying my long term disability. Shawn was helpful, competent, kind, understanding, astute and tenacious. He explained my options well and was fair. With his help and excellent team we reached a mutually agreeable settlement. Highly recommended.

Anonymous Review from Avvo

I had filed a short term disability with PERA and UNUM had denied me. I needed someone that was experienced in dealing with them. Mr. McDermott was just that person; he helped me negotiate a reasonable settlement.

Maria (Review of Avvo)

Thanks again for the great job that you and your office did on my appeal. Everything from your office was handled so expertly and efficiently. You guys do good work in a world where good work is becoming more and more a rarity.

Don B

Thank you for representing me. I fully believe I wouldn’t be on benefits now without the excellent work you and your team did on my behalf. I really appreciate it.

John B

Hi Shawn,
I just received the February benefit check and was pleasantly surprised…. It’s a reaffirmation of the faith I placed in your firm and your people. Top of the line all the way through. I can’t thank you all enough, really, I can’t. You and your firm have been courteous, professional, and, dare I say it, downright friendly through the whole process. I cannot ever hope to have found a more responsive bunch of people. You had better watch it before you give lawyers a good name.
Thank you again. My wife, Barbara, asked that I send her thanks along as well as we were presented with a high priced prescription for her today and this will cover it! Yeah!

Randy T

I HIGHLY recommend Mr. McDermott and his team. I am disabled and my LTD company was trying everything to drop me from their coverage. I believe Mr. McDermott and his team saved me. He was upfront about his experience with the insurance company I was fighting and had even finished a case (successfully) for an individual with the same rare condition I have and the same insurance company I was fighting! He set my expectations realistically by explaining his past experience with this insurance company. I was worried that they would need a lot of involvement from me but they are a well oiled machine. He, the junior attorney and paralegal diligently kept me apprised of everything going on and answered every question I could possibly think of. He is remarkable. He handily won my case and did it with excellent economy of my money. Highly knowledgeable, expedient, experts in ERISA law, outstanding quality of work, excellent use of time/money, kind and always available to the client–these are just a few of his outstanding qualities. During one of the worst experiences of my life, he took control of everything and allowed me to focus on healing while eviscerating the opposing case. A good lawyer is like the lost city of Atlantis. You’ve heard of it, but doubtful you’d ever find it. Shawn McDermott is that lawyer and winning never felt so good.


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