Health Care & Disability Subrogation

Russell, Oliver & Stephens is the “go-to” firm for ERISA, Medicare/Medicaid, FEHBA, and other health and disability subrogation matters. In fact, ROS’s vast experience and knowledge in this area of the law is the main reason for its success in providing more dollars on subrogation cases for the firm’s clients, which are made up of third party administrators, employers, and plan fiduciaries—ROS truly understands the obligations between the TPA and the employer-group, as well as, the importance of protecting plan assets.

Since ROS has successfully litigated more healthcare subrogation cases than any other firm in the country (including having handled two cases that were ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court), ROS has laid the groundwork for much success in the future. For example, once ROS has been retained on a subrogation matter, the member’s attorney immediately learns they are dealing with a firm that has the ability and willingness to successfully litigate a case in federal court—which is often the difference in obtaining a favorable result.

Employment Law

ROS attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable of all employment-related laws and regulations. According to one of our Fortune 500 clients, we make every effort to understand our client’s business so we can give more than just legal advice but rather partner with our clients to find practical solutions that balance legal compliance with business realities. We have a sincere desire to consistently exceed client expectations on our work product and legal services. The quality of our work surpasses what our clients have previously received from several other national law firms.


ROS attorneys counsel employers on all aspects of employer-employee relations, having extensive experience with the numerous laws governing civil rights, discrimination, family & medical leave, and disabilities. We place specific emphasis on litigation avoidance through client counseling as well as conducting in-house seminars and training for clients to ensure compliance with employment-related laws and regulations. We also litigate nationally for employers before state and federal courts and governmental agencies.

Benefits Litigation

ROS attorneys represent employee welfare benefits plans, employers, plan fiduciaries, and third-party administrators in all types of ERISA litigation including benefit denial, breach of fiduciary duty, and ERISA Section 510 claims (unlawful discrimination against a plan participant or beneficiary). The firm’s attorneys are admitted to numerous federal courts throughout the U.S. and have represented clients in ERISA cases in virtually every state.

Plan Drafting

ROS attorneys provide comprehensive employee benefits services to self-funded employee welfare benefit plans, employers, and third-party administrators throughout the U.S. We handle a broad range of health and welfare benefits matters, including the drafting of medical, dental, cafeteria, and severance plans, performing IRS and DOL audits for plan document and SPD (Summary Plan Description) compliance, and drafting plan and SPD amendments and SMMs.

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