Essex Richards Law firm attorneys North Carolina Caitlin Walton

Attorney Caitlin Walton Joins Board of Psychology For All

Essex Richards attorney Caitlin Walton has joined the board of Psychology For All, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase access to psychological services for members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community by providing financial assistance and help to those unable to afford psychological care.  The organization connects qualified adults with local psychological service providers who have agreed to provide discounted services …

Partner Jonathan Buchan Quoted by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Partner Jon Buchan was quoted recently in a Lawyers Weekly article, “File of Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Businessman Must Be Unsealed.” The article discusses implications of the December 18, 2018 decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals that ruled for Essex Richards’ client The Fayetteville Observer and reversed a Superior Court Judge’s sealing of the entire court file in a civil case …

Essex Richards Law firm attorneys North Carolina Caitlin Walton

Essex Richards Launches ERISA Blog

Essex Richards is excited to announce the launch of our ERISA blog. The blog, written by attorneys Norris Adams, Woody Connette, and Caitlin Walton will cover issues that arise in the different kinds of cases that fall under ERISA: long-term disability, medical claims and health benefit denials, pension/retirement issues, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, breach of fiduciary duty, and …

Essex Richards Law firm attorneys North Carolina Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report logo

Essex Richards, P.A. Earns National Ranking in the Area of ERISA Litigation

Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice area in the 2017 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974) is a federal law that governs private employers’ retirement, health, disability and other benefit plans. This is the firm’s first national ranking. Essex Richards is …

Essex Richards Law firm attorneys North Carolina ERISA attorneys

Essex Richards’ ERISA Attorneys Submit Comments to U.S. Department of Labor

Essex Richards attorneys Edward (“Woody”) Connette, Norris Adams, and Caitlin Walton submitted comments to the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) last month.  Their comments were submitted in response to the DOL’s request for comments regarding proposed changes to current regulations governing disability benefit claims. According to the DOL’s proposed amendments to claims procedure regulations for plans providing disability benefits under the …