I was an RN and got injured at work. My employer's disability policy covered me for 2 years, then cut me off saying I was able to do various types of work that I was not able or qualified to do.
Constantin Roboostoff got them to pay my long term disability without having to go to court. He had me do some research and writing up why I could not do the jobs they claimed I could. I believe this saved me a lot of $$. Bottom line: Constantin Roboostoff got me $3k per month until I turn 66, so about 11 years worth, and it cost me under $5K.
I was a 56 year old partner with a law firm in downtown San Francisco when a complex confluence of medical conditions eventually made it impossible for me to work any longer. At that time, I turned to Constantin Roboostoff to handle my disability claim with my insurer. Later, I had Constantin handle the arbitration of my claims against my firm, which was wrongfully and maliciously withholding money it owed me. Constantin did a outstanding job in both of these matters.
In the disability action, Constantin got the insurer to pay on the policy without my having to file litigation. This was truly an accomplishment by Constantin, as I didn't have any diagnosis from my many doctors at the time I originally filed the claim with the disability insurer. Notwithstanding this disadvantage, Constantin carefully strategized and pursued the claim, while I worked with my doctors to determine the source of my medical conditions. Eventually, after the insurer had initially denied the claim, my doctors arrived at a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (in addition to a number of previously identified subsidiary conditions). Because Constantin had carefully prepared my case, he was able to have the insurer reverse its own decision once my doctors had reached the fibromyalgia diagnosis. Constantin didn't even have to file a lawsuit in order to get the insurer to pay on the claim.
With regard to the arbitration against my former partners, Constantin patiently worked to maneuver the firm into a position where they agreed to pay nearly 100% of what they owed me, without my having to incur significant legal bills. As Constantin was working with a partnership agreement that did not provide for a "prevailing party" legal fee provision, he was at a significant disadvantage, but still managed to obtain a very favorable resolution that allowed me not only to receive nearly all of the moneys that I was claiming but also allowed me to retain all of my other potential non-contract claims (i.e., tort and discrimination) against the firm. To accomplish this, Constantin also had to deal with "personalities" at my previous firm, as the matter had become very personal in nature, as these matters often do.
Because my policy coverage extends for a number more years, and given the likelihood that I will not be able again to work in my current field, I will be continuing to work with Constantin as necessary in the future, both as to the disability carrier and also as to any issues that will need to be resolved with my firm.
I have worked with many attorneys over the years, and Constantin Roboostoff is absolutely one of the finest. He is very seasoned in both the disability and employment areas, and he is an excellent litigator. He is also a good person, easy to work with and sensitive to his clients and their needs when they are disabled or otherwise challenged. Words cannot completely express how fine an attorney he is.