Great organizations have recognized DarrasLaw with numerous awards, and U.S. News and World Report recognizes us as one of the best law firms in the United States.
How do you measure excellence? Client lists, peer ratings, win percentages, high-profile cases, profits? Many law firms think these measures of success indicate their quality as lawyers. At DarrasLaw, we know that excellence encompasses so much more. It means you earn success because of your hard work, skill, professionalism, and compassion for your clients. It means you’re respected among your peers, in the courts, and by the people you serve. It means that no case is too small if you’re fulfilling your mission to protect America’s disabled from billion dollar insurance companies.
Frank N. Darras is famous for representing disability policyholders around the country when they’re unable to hire expensive hourly counsel to fight big business insurance companies. While he also helps America’s most successful entrepreneurs and sports figures, he’s passionate about fighting for America’s heart, the blue-collar worker when they are wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits. He knows what disability insurers try to get away with when you can’t afford disability counsel.
“Insurance companies know that time is their friend,” Darras says. “They also understand that if the claim process is difficult, confusing, and hard, many of the ill, injured, and disabled will give up, quit, or succumb to the process. That is reprehensible.”
Frank N. Darras and his team of top-ranked individual disability attorneys and nationally renowned group ERISA attorneys at his award-winning disability firm, DarrasLaw doesn’t let long-term disability insurers delay, deny or terminate your valid individual or group long-term disability claim.
Frank N. Darras’s professionalism and tireless dedication to his clients in the field of long-term disability law has made him revered and respected by peers across the country. With more than 30 years of experience, Frank N. Darras knows what it means to remain America’s top long-term disability lawyer, and he’s poured that rich experience into the stellar team he’s assembled at DarrasLaw.
Frank N. Darras and his team of top-rated long-term disability attorneys have litigated and resolved more individual and group ERISA bad faith long-term disability insurance delays, denials, and terminations than any other lawyer or law firm in the United States. He is indeed America’s top-ranked disability lawyer.
Don’t delay. Contact us online or call DarrasLaw today at (800) 458-4577 to schedule your free disability policy analysis and free claim consultation with America’s award-winning individual disability attorneys and nationally pre-eminent group ERISA lawyers.
U.S. News and World Report Has Selected DarrasLaw as One of 2019’s Best Law Firms
U.S News and World Report is celebrating 85 years in print. The venerable magazine has long provided the nation with authoritative rankings designed to improve its readers’ quality of life. Among health, education, travel, news, and financial rankings, they rate the best lawyers in the nation. In a sense, U.S. News and World Report’s best lawyers are those that other attorneys themselves would hire. Their peer rankings reflect a substantive, consensus opinion of other professionals in the same area of legal practice as the ranked attorney. DarrasLaw earned a Tier 1 ranking in insurance law from U.S. News and World Report.
Frank N. Darras Was Selected as One of the 500 Leading Lawyers In America by Lawdragon 14 Years in a Row
Lawdragon bills itself as the most elite guide in the legal profession. The editorial staff contacts thousands of legal professionals for input on the top practitioners in every region of the country. Lawdragon collects notes through an online ballot, which democratizes the list and identifies lawyers who traditional survey techniques may overlook. Lawdragon’s seasoned editorial staff researches and vets those submissions.
Each year for the past 14 years, Frank N. Darras was honored as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. To put this in perspective, about 1.3 million qualified attorneys work in the United States. That means only one out of every few thousand attorneys receive this distinction.
This puts Frank N. Darras in the top 0.04 percent of U.S. attorneys.
Lawdragon Also Selected Frank N. Darras for Inclusion in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer Guide
A major legal publisher, Lawdragon, included Frank N. Darras in its guide, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer. This honor comes after a rigorous review that involved combing through and investigating submissions, followed by a peer-vetting process. He is also listed in a second publication, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyer.
As Lawdragon’s Katrina Dewey puts in, “We research top verdicts and settlements, and talk nonstop to lawyers nationwide about whom they admire and would hire to seek justice for a claim that strikes a loved one…. [T]hese 500 lawyers are those to whom they’d turn.”
In his 30-plus years of helping disabled people, Frank N. Darras and his firms have fought back against every major disability insurance conglomerate—and won. Lawdragon has taken notice and his peers concur that Frank N. Darras deserves this prestigious recognition.
Frank N. Darras Was Selected as One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California
Contrary to what you see on television, most lawyers aren’t litigators. In fact, even experienced attorneys may not try more than one case a year. It’s one thing to know the law. It’s another thing to successfully fight a case in court.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 are a group of the nation’s premier trial attorneys—civil plaintiff attorneys and criminal defense lawyers who focus on litigation. The National Trial Lawyers base invitations to join the Top 100 on peer nominations and independent, third-party research that ensures all of their distinguished members truly deserve the accolade. The organization extends membership offers only to the select few trial lawyers at the top of their fields who demonstrate:
- Superior leadership in their area of practice
- Admiration among their peers
- A reputation for excellence
- Substantial influence in their field
- Good ethical and moral standing with their state and national bars
Every member of the Top 100 possesses the knowledge, skills, experience, compassion, professionalism, and success to jettison them to the top of their fields and justify being numbered as “the best and finest lawyers in America,” according to the National Trial Lawyers.
Frank N. Darras has been honored as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers as recognized by his outstanding peers. This means he has substantial experience litigating individual bad faith claims and federal ERISA long-term disability claims, which are some of the most complex cases in the federal system. More importantly, it means the best in his field have vetted him and reviewed his success, moral character, professionalism, and overall reputation before counting him among their members.
DarrasLaw successfully handles more individual disability and group ERISA cases in a year than most firms do in a lifetime. Frank N. Darras and his firm have recovered nearly $1 billion in wrongfully delayed, denied, and terminated insurance benefits for our clients.
Super Lawyers Has Recognized Frank N. Darras Since the Inception of the Organization
While the Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award focuses on an attorney’s qualities as a trial advocate, Super Lawyers is a listing of top lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained outstanding success, peer recognition, and professional achievement. Super Lawyers also publishes a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across America. Super Lawyers magazine features articles about attorneys named to the list, and the organization distributes it to lawyers, lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 companies, and American Bar Association-approved law school libraries.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a “patented multiphase selection process.” While 12-point peer reviews and nominations are used to measure an attorney’s reputation for quality and professionalism, the organization pairs its review with independent research into the attorney’s overall success and character. Super Lawyers repeats this process yearly to ensure clients have access to a “credible, compressive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.”
Only 5 percent of all lawyers nominated are recognized as Super Lawyers due to the highly competitive vetting process, which includes measuring:
- Honors and awards
- Firm leadership
- Business achievements
- Scholarly publications
- Pro bono work
- Community involvement
Frank N. Darras has been among the 5 percent since Super Lawyers’ inception. Very few attorneys have this distinction.
The National Advocates Top 100
The National Advocates Top 100 is an invitation only professional organization composed of the top 100 lawyers from each state or region who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership skills, and results in their area of specialty. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria including peer nominations combined with third party research. The goal of The National Advocates to provide services and opportunities to members in a manner that will improve the quality of legal services provided to individuals and families in the American legal system.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognizes lawyers of strong legal ability and high ethical standards. The public, as well as attorneys who need to refer one of their clients to another lawyer, use Martindale-Hubbell’s ratings to choose the best lawyers for their situations. Between looking at how peers view an attorney, and how past clients feel about the services they received, Martindale-Hubbell users can get a powerful sense about whether a particular lawyer is right for them.
Martindale-Hubbell not only awarded DarrasLaw, perfect five-star peer reviews and perfect 100 percent client ratings, but gave those same accolades to DarrasLaw’s founding partner, Frank N. Darras. Mr. Darras also received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating for Highest Level of professional excellence.
Frank N. Darras Has Been Named to the Best Lawyers in America Since 2006
Best Lawyers, which lists the most exceptional attorneys in America, calls itself “the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.”
Best Lawyers is not a “pay to play” publication and has earned the respect of the legal profession, media, and clients as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals in the world. It’s the publication lawyers turn to when they need to consult an expert in the field.
Best Lawyers prides itself on its transparent appointment methodology, which it has used for more than 30 years. Once an attorney is nominated, only attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers as the finest in the world are permitted to review and comment on the caliber of the candidate. They do this by deliberately reviewing the specific candidate’s work and offering peer feedback. All feedback is then reviewed by Best Lawyers to determine if the attorney meets its high standards. If so, candidates must be confirmed to be in good standing and of high moral character with their local bars.
Frank N. Darras not only made the cut through this rigorous process—he’s an advisory board member.
He has earned national recognition through his exemplary legal work on behalf of the sick and the elderly. While many attorneys dedicate their lives to helping those in need, Frank N. Darras and DarrasLaw pair this passion with unmatched quality and success in the field of individual disability and group ERISA litigation.
Frank N. Darras Is a Member of the Ten Million Dollar Rainmaker Circle
Frank N. Darras is a distinguished member of the Ten Million Dollar Rainmaker Circle. The organization offers membership to attorneys who generate more than $10 million a year in legal fees. Ten million dollars in legal fees translates to more than $40 million a year of restored insurance benefits directly to Frank N. Darras’s clients.
It also means that DarrasLaw has the resources needed to match those of the insurance companies that fight to delay, deny, and terminate valid long-term disability claims. Big businesses will use their nearly infinite resources to file often-baseless motions and make needless or duplicative discovery demands to drain your attorneys’ resources and force concessions.
While some less reputable law firms may coerce you into taking a smaller settlement to avoid the time and costs of protracted litigation, the top-rated disability attorneys and award-winning group ERISA lawyers at DarrasLaw can go all the way from claim application to court to win or restore the rightful benefits of their clients.
Most firms will charge an hourly rate to take disability insurance cases, but DarrasLaw’s successes allow the firm to work on contingency. That means you pay nothing unless we prevail—DarrasLaw only collects a percentage of any settlement or judgment that we win for you, plus costs. You pay no out-of-pocket or upfront fees—even on complicated group ERISA claims.
Outstanding Lawyers in America – Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel is one of the leading legal publications in the United States compiled by lawyers, for lawyers. It compiles specific up-to-date publications and breaking news in each individual practice area, so it constantly monitors the changing field of disability law.
Corporate Counsel has ranked Frank N. Darras as one of the most outstanding insurance litigation attorneys in the United States.
Leaders In The Law—Frank N. Darras
Leaders in the Law is one of the nation’s top consumer and business resources dedicated to finding the best attorneys for consumers. It recognizes the exceptional contributions that distinguished lawyers and firms make in the industry, their communities, and for their clients. While verdicts and business deals are always significant, Leaders in the Law places special value on work that transcends the courtroom, including pro bono, civic, and philanthropic activities.
Leaders in the Law is committed to pairing consumers with attorneys who embody professionalism and compassion, not just success. It has a specific focus on America’s largest attorney markets, where a high concentration of top-rated firms and highly sought after attorneys work.
Even in these competitive markets, Frank N. Darras is a cut above. Leaders in the Law refers clients to DarrasLaw for:
- General insurance law
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation
- Long-term disability insurance disputes
- Insurance litigation
Remember, Leaders in the Law analyzes more than an attorney’s success record. They look at the firm as a whole to ensure they’re making the right connection for their clients.
Frank N. Darras Featured in Forbes:
Forbes magazine highlighted Frank Darras for his outstanding efforts to hold a long-term disability insurer accountable for wrongfully delaying its disabled claimant benefits after 12 years of timely payments.
Not only did Frank N. Darras recover every cent of his client’s wrongfully delayed long-term disability benefits, he also went the extra mile and recovered attorney fees and punishment damages for the insurance company’s inexcusable denial of his client’s benefits.
In the end, Frank N. Darras hopes that his tireless litigation efforts generate positive changes in how long-term disability insurers do business.
Forbes recognized Frank N. Darras as “the nation’s leading disability and long-term care insurance lawyer.” In fact, it stated that Frank N. Darras “has been compared to David slaying Goliath by fighting and prevailing over every big disability insurance carrier with seemingly insurmountable odds.”
It may seem impossible to you, but it’s not impossible for Frank N. Darras.
The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Membership in The National Advocates Top 100 is by invitation only—and the organization has honored Frank N. Darras by inviting him to join its ranks. The National Advocates consist of the top 100 attorneys from each state or region who practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law; consumer bankruptcy law; Social Security disability law; workers’ compensation and employment law; immigration law; and wills, trusts, estates, and probate law. Members must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and results. They undergo a multi-phase selection process based on rigorous standards, including peer nominations and third party research. Members have access to elite advocacy training and high quality educational programs so they can continue to improve the quality of legal services they offer.
Take Advantage of Your Free Long-Term Disability Consultation with DarrasLaw
Many attorneys pay for their “accolades,” but not Frank N. Darras and the award-winning individual disability insurance attorneys and top-rated group ERISA lawyers at DarrasLaw.
For the past 30 years and counting, Frank N. Darras and his firms have earned the universal respect of peers, clients, and the courts. Each of the awards Frank N. Darras and his firms have earned reflects a unique aspect of his character and national practice. Taken together, they lead to one conclusion—if you want the top-rated long-term disability law firm in America, call DarrasLaw today.
You don’t have to be a first-round draft pick or an A-list celebrity to call Frank N. Darras and America’s top-rated long-term individual disability lawyers and nationally pre-eminent group ERISA attorneys at DarrasLaw. We have the resources and the passion to fight for the right to wrongfully delayed, denied, and terminated long-term individual and group ERISA disability benefits. To take advantage of our free policy analysis and free claim consultation, contact DarrasLaw at (800) 458-4577 or online.