Eve-Lynn Gisonni, a founding partner of Gisonni & Harms, LLP, has spent the greater part of her career championing the rights of individuals under insurance contracts. She has made inroads in the field of disability insurance through her characteristic application of cutting-edge arguments to novel issues of insurance contract interpretation. Ms. Gisonni dealt a blow to group disability carriers in New York by successfully arguing the proper interpretation of New York’s pre-existing condition clause before the New York Court of Appeals in the landmark decision, Benesowitz v. MetLife. As a result, the N.Y. Superintendent of Insurance ordered all group disability carriers to reopen claims and pay insureds suffering from pre-existing conditions. Clients describe Eve-Lynn as “compassionate,” “driven” and “confident.” Colleagues and adversaries admire her professionalism, approachability and unwavering commitment to finding solutions in the face of challenging circumstances.
Ms. Gisonni litigates in state and federal forums and is a preeminent attorney representing claimants under private and ERISA-governed disability policies. Eve-Lynn also effectuates insurance recovery for life insurance beneficiaries, homeowners, and policyholders under general and professional liability, and health insurance policies.