ERISA Pension Benefits

National Leader for ERISA Pension Benefit Claims

ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) pension claims are typically complex, requiring the skill of an experienced ERISA pension lawyer.

At the law firm of Hertz Schram, our pension lawyers are recognized national leaders in the area of claims for ERISA pension benefits. People throughout the country ask our pension lawyers to share their pension knowledge in a variety of forums, including panel discussions, seminars, and cable television programs. Our lead pension lawyer, Eva Cantarella, has several times given testimony on pension issues in Washington DC to the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Most recently, our pension lawyers settled a pension plan class action they brought on behalf of a group of disabled persons whose disability retirement benefits were drastically and unlawfully reduced: Underwood v. Carpenters Pension Trust Fund - Detroit and Vicinity Pension Plan, No. 2:13-14464 (E.D. Mich., final judgment entered Feb. 19, 2017). There, our pension lawyers recovered over $15 million in back benefits, and over $24 million in future benefits, for a total of over $39 million in disability retirement benefits.

If you have a pension issue or problem, please contact our lead pension lawyer Eva Cantarella at [email protected] or at 248-494-4486 for a free consult. We also encourage you to visit our Pension Justice 4 You Facebook Page at where you will find all sorts of interesting pension information, news, and legal resources.

Leaders in Michigan and Nationally in Pension Benefits and Employment Law

Hertz Schram was founded in 1979 on the principle of providing bold, forward-thinking and uncommonly creative legal representation. Over the years, we have put this principle into action both locally and throughout the United States. Our pension lawyers will bring a viable pension claim regardless of where the plan is located or where the claim arose.

Our national experience in the area of pension benefits has resulted in our prosecuting not only individual pension claims, but (including the Underwood case) fourteen class actions for ERISA pension benefits, including several against pension plans sponsored by Fortune 500 companies such as Amoco, Georgia-Pacific, US West, GTE, Tyson Foods and AT&T. Clearly, our pension lawyers are not afraid of taking on major corporations or very large pension plans. We believe all individuals deserve to retire with dignity, no matter how large the adversary.