About Us

The partners of Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad & Harris & McSparran, LLP, have helped residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California with denied insurance claims and ERISA disability disputes for more than 30 years.

In the decades since we started, we have grown in terms of both size and experience to handle a wide range of bad faith insurance, long and short term disability lawsuits, and other legal issues.

An enduring constant over this time is the value we have placed on building close personal relationships with our clients. We have combined this with our commitment to being selective and limiting our caseload so that each client’s concerns receive the personal attention necessary to achieve success.

A Dedicated Legal Team Working for You

In any type of insurance coverage dispute, the insurance company starts with a huge advantage over its policyholder. In basic terms, the insurer has the money which the policyholder wants but cannot get without taking legal action. In more practical terms, the insurer likely has dozens of attorneys and other resources devoted solely to the task of minimizing or avoiding policy obligations through litigation.

Our firm’s attorneys are equipped to level this playing field. Professionally, they are actively involved in legal efforts directed toward making insurance laws more friendly to consumers. They have been selected as instructors for legal education programs and have been recognized by their peers across the state and country with leading positions in organizations that protect consumers’ rights. But their first duty is representing people faced with difficulties like the ones facing you now, providing aggressive advocacy backed by experience and resources. They know how to meet insurance companies head-on and prevail in California bad faith disability insurance diputes.

We would also like to emphasize the fact that we regularly represent individual clients. In other words, our lawyers won’t share, “farm out ” or lump your case into a group of cases against the same insurer unless it is both what you want, and is appropriate under the facts and circumstances.

Succeeding on Behalf of People in the
Bay Area and Northern California for over 30 years

Alone, your odds of obtaining the insurance benefits you deserve are not good. Let our legal team improve your chances for a fair result.

Call our offices in downtown San Francisco directly at 415.673.5600 for a free consultation or contact us online with a brief description of your situation and concerns.