Why Choose The Bushorn Firm
Complete Client Satisfaction
The Bushorn Firm prides itself on providing complete client satisfaction. We offer creative yet practical solutions for your needs
We take the time to listen to your particular situation to determine what strategy will provide you with the best outcome possible.
We offer free consultations and most frequently represent our clients on a contingency basis, meaning that if you do not get paid, we do not get paid either.
Our level of communication sets us apart from other law firms. We return calls within 24 hours and communicate via e-mail, text message, fax, and personal cell phone.
Claire W. Bushorn Danzl
Claire W. Bushorn Danzl understands the laws associated with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), contract law, and other areas of the law that will help you win your case. Claire was named a top rated employee benefits attorney and Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for 2020-2021, a distinction for a select group of attorneys following an independent review and peer recognition.
Claire founded the Bushorn Firm on the principle that each client’s needs are unique and require individualized service. She is devoted to serving her clients with courtesy, professionalism, skill, and knowledge. Her passion for helping individuals obtain justice translates into a thorough and principled approach to zealously advocate for her clients’ interests. She stays abreast of legal precedent and enjoys tackling complex and novel legal theories.
Prior to founding The Bushorn Firm, Claire represented individuals and class members in ERISA, wage and hour, and employment discrimination litigation in federal court and represented labor unions in contract negotiations, arbitrations, and before the NLRB. Her experience representing union members, executives and employees in these contexts allows her to provide clients with unique insight into the issues frequently associated in employee benefit claims and litigation.
Claire received her law degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. She is licensed in Ohio and Kentucky and admitted to practice in the Northern & Southern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and The U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Claire can bring claims in other federal jurisdictions on a case by case basis.
Claire serves as a committee member on the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Employee Benefits Committee and as a chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Solo/Small Law Firm practice group.
When she is not working or spending time with family, Claire enjoys running and traveling. She volunteers her time by offering pro bono legal services for the Volunteer Lawyers Project for the poor and has served as a board member for local nonprofits and as a legal guardian for the elderly.
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HAVING A LAWYER BY YOUR SIDE IS CRUCIAL THE FIRST STEP IS TO APPEAL YOUR DISABILITY CLAIM DENIAL After your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, the appeal process begins by submitting…
1. THE BASICS A federal law known as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) is a complicated and comprehensive law that sets minimum standards for retirement and welfare benefit plans in private industry. ERISA does the…
Whether you realize it or not, Social Security Disability (SSD) Income plays an important role in your long-term disability insurance claim, regardless of whether you have been awarded SSD benefits or not. Most long-term disability insurance…
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND PLAN LIMITATIONS, PART 1—Pre-Existing Conditions and Mental Health Limitations Most long term disability plans contain limitations concerning the type of illness or injury that you have which could affect your claim. This article…
Some disability insurance policies explicitly require “objective medical evidence” in order to approve a participant’s legitimate claim. Yet even in the absence of any plan language, many disability insurance companies frequently deny legitimate claims for benefits…
PROFESSIONALS’ CLAIMS FOR ERISA DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS The Bushorn Firm, LLC can help guide clients through this confusing process. If necessary, we can write the appeal on behalf of the client. Individuals appealing a denial often…
“When my long-term disability claim was denied I had no idea where to start with the appeal process. My very first contact with Claire exceeded my expectations. She was so helpful, not with just cursory advice, but instead walked me through the appeal process, explaining the steps I needed to take at first and giving me the courage and confidence to start the process on my own. When the appeal did not end as we had hoped, I reached back out to her and she picked up right where I had left off and helped me all the way to a successful outcome. She is very patient and detailed in her work and in the explanation of each step along the way . I am not sure where my family would have ended up without her and her firm. Thanks again!”
“After having several attorneys review my LTD claim that had been denied, only to have them tell me I did not have a strong enough case, I was fortunate enough to locate Attorney Claire Bushorn. Claire definitely has a firm grasp on ERISA. I also appreciated the fact that Claire would come to me with updates, give me her opinion, provide options and allow me to ask questions, but at the end of the day, it was up to me as to how I felt most comfortable proceeding. Had I not met Claire, I truly feel by this point I would have become so frustrated that I would have shredded the file and walked away. Having the misfortune of experiencing health issues so severe that I could no longer work, only to be denied benefits at every turn, was an awful experience to say the least. Claire was my light at the end of the tunnel in regards to my LTD benefits”
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