Dallas ERISA Attorneys

Since its enactment, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) has been a tremendous source of litigation and disputes. ERISA is a constantly evolving Act with numerous amendments since 1974 including the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act.

Given the complexity and ever-changing nature of the Act, litigation in this field of law is extremely complex. In its ERISA Litigation practice, Palmer & Manuel has extensive experience representing plan administrators, trustees, and employers.

ERISA places many burdens on employers, plan administrators, and trustees of pension and health plans. Litigation often arises when an employee alleges a failure on the part of administrators, trustees, or employers to fulfill their many obligations mandated by the Act, including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Failure to adequately establish a grievance and appeals process
  • Failure to distribute benefits in accordance with the Act

Having represented a number of employers, plan administrators, and trustees in ERISA litigation, attorneys with the firm have encountered the full range of claims and defenses raised by employees and plaintiff's attorneys.

The firm's experience in ERISA litigation along with its general civil litigation and trial experience is comprehensive. Palmer & Manuel's litigation attorneys have been trying cases since 1976 and have handled thousands of cases.

Alan Leibel is the head of Palmer and Manuel's ERISA practice area and has practiced litigation since 1976 and has been defending administrators, trustees, and employers with regard to ERISA for over a decade.

If you have questions about Palmer & Manuel's ERISA Litigation practice, call our office in Dallas, Texas, at 214-242-6444 or email our firm.