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Client Testimonials

“Rob is an extremely knowledgeable life, health and disability defense attorney. He's able to take a complex case and reduce it to its most simple terms so that an individual not familiar with the subject matter can easily understand the material and legal issues. Personally, Rob is a pleasure to work with. He's prompt, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Rob and his law firm team.”

Gary Schuman, Senior Counsel – Litigation
Combined Insurance Company of America


“At MassMutual, I had the privilege of working with many exceptional life, health, disability and ERISA trial counsel throughout the country. Rob is indisputably in the top tier. CA is a dangerous state for large insurers. Rob has the subject knowledge, sound judgment and even temperament to provide wise counsel whether you intend to go all the way with a case or aim for a reasonable settlement. He has superior skill sets whether you are trying to win a procedural point in Court, defend or disarm a witness, or navigate towards an equitable dispute resolution. He is also very easy and enjoyable to work with.”

Alan R. Fridkin, 2d. V.P. and Associate General Counsel

MassMutual Financial Group

“Over the many years that I have worked with Rob, I have had the opportunity to see him adeptly handle many complex and sensitive matters. He has a significant depth of knowledge in his practice area and can convey that knowledge in a manner that is easily comprehended by non-lawyers. He is a trusted colleague and always a pleasure to work with.”


Karin A. Carmin, Counsel
AMEX Life Assurance Company


“Rob Pohls is a dependable, effective, knowledgeable professional to have on your side when dealing with Legal matters. Rob thoroughly researches issues before rendering an opinion, so his opinion can be counted on to be current and on-point to the matter at hand. He is a true asset in every circumstance.”

Judy Bass, Senior Analyst
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company


“Rob is an effective and dependable litigation and dispute resolution specialist who produces excellent legal work at reasonable expense. His judgment is sound and his determination to win is impressive.”


James H. Fleming, Managing Partner
Fleming & Phillips, LLP


“As in house counsel, I have had the opportunity to work with Rob on many occasions. He is an excellent attorney who understands the law and his way around a courtroom as well as anyone I have ever seen!”


John A. O’Neil, Assistant Vice President
MassMutual Financial Group


“Rob is an expert in the defense of life and disability insurance claims. Rob is also very personable, easy to work with and always gets good results.”

Peter J. Durand, Sr. Vice President and Senior Counsel
SwissRe Life & Health America, Inc.

“Rob Pohls is probably the best insurance defense lawyer I have dealt with in my 38 years of handling disability, health and life insurance claims. His knowledge and ability in the insurance field is unmatched. In the legal field, Rob is what they refer to as a lawyer's lawyer. I have dealt with some of the largest and best defense law firms in the industry and guarantee you that you cannot find a more qualified lawyer than Rob Pohls.”

Lawrence R. Rusinyak, Director of Life Claims
Primerica Life Insurance Company

“I am the general counsel for a financial services company in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked with attorney Rob Pohls on a number of occasions. He is an excellent lawyer and his case analysis and strategies were always detailed and thoughtful. Mr. Pohls is a gifted writer and his advocacy skills are top notch. Overall, I highly recommend Mr. Pohls.”

R. Michael Cordon, General Counsel
Gateway Acceptance Company

“Rob managed litigation as outside counsel for the insurance company where I worked in the Legal Department. His in-depth knowledge and commitment to excellent legal counsel led to strong results for our company. Rob and I have remained as close colleagues for many years and I would highly recommend his work to anyone seeking expert legal services.”

Kelly Pogue Morgan, Paralegal
National Casualty Company

“Rob consistently provided our business with excellent legal advice which was delivered with efficiency and in a cost-effective manner.”

Tim Smith, Counsel
GE Capital Assurance Company


“It can often be an intimidating and sometimes confusing event to seek legal counsel. Rob Pohls’ professional style and considerate manner helped me in many situations and I always felt good about the decisions I made with his guidance. He is straight forward, ethical and honest in his approach, pointing you in the most appropriate direction even if it means referring you to another attorney. I highly recommend his services.”

Saman Dias, President and CEO
AIM Computer Training


“Rob is a very talented attorney who understands not only the nuances of the law in which he practices, but also the dynamics of the parties and representatives with whom he is working.  From transactional, risk avoidance to full blown litigation, Rob can handle whatever is facing his clients with a professionalism and legal ability that is unmatched.”

Grant Woodruff, Owner
Woodruff Dispute Resolution Center

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