Dedicated Attorneys Fighting For You

Insurance companies often try to cancel or deny disability benefits of those who truly need them all the time. Here at Bolt Keenley Kim LLP, we help our clients fight back against companies that have threatened their disability benefits or retirement benefits. We know fighting insurers is a challenging task, which is why we want you to know exactly what to expect along the way.

Compassionate Representation Every Step Of The Way

The first step in suing your insurance company is to reach out to them. You need to make initial contact with your insurer for your claim. Once they deny your claim, our attorneys can step in to assist you seek the benefits you deserve. We pride ourselves on having a personal approach with each of our clients, because we know that each client has a unique story.

We do not want our clients to feel abandoned by their lawyers, which is why we do not use paralegals. When we work with you, one of our three partners will be working with you each step of the way. This might make our firm smaller than others, but we also have the experience necessary to protect you and your interests.

Our Attorneys

Emily BoltEmily Bolt: Emily Bolt is a founding partner of the firm and represents workers, disabled persons, and retirees in individual and class action litigation as a partner at Bolt Keenley Kim LLP. Her work focuses on ERISA, disability, pension, health care, financial elder abuse, insurance and employment matters.

Jim-KeenleyJim Keenley: Jim is a founding partner of the firm and has spent his entire career representing disabled workers, retirees, and senior citizens in individual and class action cases under ERISA and California financial elder abuse laws.

Brian-KimBrian Kim: Brian Kim is a founding partner of Bolt Keenley Kim LLP, and concentrates his practice on representing individual insurance policyholders in pre-litigation appeals and litigation under ERISA. He works diligently to recover employer-provided disability, health and life insurance benefits wrongfully denied to his clients.

Our Intake Coordinator And Office Manager

Teresa Teresa Escamilla: As the firm's intake coordinator and office manager, Teresa takes pride in ensuring that our clients and potential clients are tended to in a compassionate and timely manner. Teresa is fluent in Spanish and English, and is happy to communicate in whichever language is most comfortable for our clients and potential clients.

Teresa was raised in Oakland, California. She is the first in her family to graduate college, and received her B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She aspires to become an attorney to advocate for justice in the community. Teresa enjoys traveling, exploring multi-ethnic cuisine, music, hiking and camping

Begin Defending Your Disability Benefits Today

We know how important disability and retirement benefits can be to the security of a home. Our California team can help you have the protection you need, when you need it. Contact our Berkeley office today to set up your initial consultation. Call 510-284-5662 to begin getting the best possible outcome for your case.