Martina Sherman

Martina Sherman

Shareholder - DeBofsky Law: ERISA, Disability, and Benefits Attorney
  • Employment Law, Insurance Claims
  • Illinois
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Martina Sherman is a shareholder at DeBofsky Law where she represents individuals in ERISA and insurance benefit disputes. Ms. Sherman has experience in employment and Social Security law as well, which enables her to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to benefit problems. Ms. Sherman represents clients at all stages of litigation, from consultation and pre-suit appeal to the trial and appellate levels. She has extensive federal court experience and has argued successfully before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Sherman is a frequent speaker on employee benefits at national conferences of the American Bar Association (ABA), and she is a contributing author for the treatise, Employee Benefits Law, 4th Edition (BNA Books). She is a past co-chair of the “Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans” Sub-Committee of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee. In addition to her involvement in the ABA, Ms. Sherman is active in the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), having served as a chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section Health & Hospital Law Committee and as a Legislative Liaison to the CBA Social Security Law Committee. In addition, she has written amicus briefs on behalf of United Policyholders in matters affecting consumers, including Montanile v. Bd. of Trustees of the Nat’l Elevator Indus. Health Benefit Plan, 136 S. Ct. 651 (2016) and Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 780 F.3d 364 (6th Cir. 2015) (en banc). She has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2016.

Ms. Sherman is very active in civic and pro bono activities. She presently serves on the Diversity Committee of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee and volunteers with Equip for Equality, the protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Illinois. She also serves on the Pension Action Center Illinois Committee.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, ERISA
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance
Video Conferencing
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6305531
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U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder
DeBofsky Law
- Current
Associate Attorney
Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, P.C.
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Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2011) | Law
Honors: J.D. cum laude – 2011 Honors: Labor & Employment Law Certificate
Activities: Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, 2010 – 2011
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Columbia University
B.A. (2005) | Political Science
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Awards
Exceptional Work in Litigation - ERISA
Best Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2016 - 2023
Emerging Lawyers
Leading Lawyers
2017 - 20019
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6305531
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Long Term Disability Claims: A Primer for Social Security Attorneys
The Federal Lawyer
SCOTUS Revisits ERISA Reimbursement in Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan
American Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter, Winter, 2015
Websites & Blogs
Website
DeBofsky Law Website
Blog
DeBofsky Law Articles
Contact & Map
2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 561-4040
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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