Michael K. Brisbin Partner




Mike Brisbin is a member of the firm’s Life, Health, Disability & ERISA practice. Mike focuses on the defense of individual life, health and disability insurers in bad faith cases with significant punitive damages exposure. He also defends bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty and related coverage matters involving group plans governed by ERISA.

From inception through trial, Mike handles all aspects of life, health and disability matters, from assessing the case and directing discovery to taking depositions and preparing motions and appeals. He has extensive mediation, arbitration, pre-trial and trial experience in state and federal courts throughout California.

Mike’s service approach combines responsive communications with a genuine interest in helping make the client’s life easier. He places a high premium on understanding what clients needs, resolving their specific issues, and following up to ensure their ongoing satisfaction with the resolution.

Prior to law school, Mike worked for five years as an agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He gained significant trial experience working at a personal injury defense firm following law school and later handled complex medical and errors and omissions claims before joining Wilson Elser in 2005.

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