Long-Term Disability Lawyer
My clients generally feel a sense of relief, because I am often the first person to truly listen to them. I take on their challenges as if they are my own. My clients find I am passionate and knowledgeable. I am attentive to their needs and keep them apprised about their cases. I love to hear my clients say that they feel like they are an extension of my family.
My life’s calling is to hold insurance companies accountable for the promises they make. My father was a disabled veteran who worked hard his entire life only to face unfair obstacles in seeking disability benefits. I understand my clients would give anything to be healthy and back at work. I endeavor to effectively tell my clients’ stories and creatively challenge the limitations of the law. I work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for those I represent.
Erin Ronstadt handles short-term and long-term disability benefits appeals and litigation, insurance bad faith, and several other issues within the purview of disability law. She routinely manages cases at all stages, from assisting with proof of loss to litigating claims in state and federal court. She has represented clients against most of the major insurance companies and several Fortune 500 companies.
Through her experiences, Erin has come to understand the importance of compassionate but aggressive advocacy and superior client service. She assists clients struggling with a multitude of disabling illnesses, both physical and mental in nature. She has experience handling independent medical examinations, peer reviews, insurance carrier interviews, surveillance, vocational assessments, and other tools used to assess eligibility for disability benefits.
Erin Ronstadt is the founder of Ronstadt Law, a well-established law firm that exclusively represents long-term disabled claimants. Erin focuses her practice on insurance bad faith and private long-term disability benefits governed by the federal statute called ERISA; she serves as the managing attorney for all private disability issues at the firm. Erin routinely deals with most major insurance companies and routinely practices in federal court. Before joining Ronstadt Law, Erin was partner of Ober Pekas Ronstadt where she specialized in ERISA, insurance law and civil litigation. She is passionate about helping employees get the disability benefits they deserve.
Erin earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and certificate in Public Administration from Arizona State University, graduating cum laude and on scholarship through the Armstrong Family Foundation.
Erin earned her B.A. in English Literature and Certificate in Public Administration from Arizona State University. She attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State, where she served in several leadership capacities, including President of the Student Bar Association and member of the Pro Bono Executive Board. Erin graduated with Highest Pro Bono Distinction and was awarded a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate.
- J.D., Highest Pro Bono Distinction, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
- English Literature/Public Administration, cum laude, Arizona State University
- United States District Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- State Bar of Arizona
- American Bar Association
Most recently, Erin was honored to receive the Hal Israel Community Service Award (2012-2013) from the State Bar of Arizona’s Young Lawyers Division.
- 2019 Super Lawyer Rising Star for the Southwest
- Hal Israel Community Service Award from the State Bar of Arizona (2012-2013)
- Dean’s Award for Most Outstanding Graduate (2009)
Erin has worked with small firms and non-profits throughout the years, handling a variety of legal and policy issues with a focus on civil litigation and appellate work.
Demonstrating her commitment to public service, she volunteered over 350 Pro Bono hours while in law school. She also served internships with the Honorable Lawrence O. Anderson, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the State of Arizona, and the Honorable Jon W. Thompson, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I.