Protecting the Rights of Employers and Employees


The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, commonly known as ERISA, was enacted to provide guidance regarding employee benefits plans, from pension and long term disability plans to health and welfare plans. Whether you are an employee or an employer, if you have concerns about your rights involving an employee benefits matter, you want an attorney experienced in ERISA matters to protect your rights.


At the law office of McChesney & Dale, P.C., we provide comprehensive counsel on ERISA to employers and employees in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. We have handled ERISA matters since the inception of the law in 1974. We will help you find solutions to your problems, regardless of how large or small. We intentionally keep our firm small and our overhead low, so that we can offer the services you need at reasonable rates.

Contact our office online or call us at 301-805-6080 to set up an appointment.


Our ERISA Representation for Individuals


We represent men and women who have long term disability needs and participated in an employer-sponsored long term disability plan. In these situations, ERISA governs the rights of the employer and the employee. If you have filed a legitimate disability claim under ERISA and your claim has been denied, we can help. It is important to contact us before your administrative appeal rights have expired.


When your disability claim has been wrongfully denied, you must file an administrative appeal under ERISA before you can file a lawsuit. We will be your advocate throughout the administrative process, working hard to address all the issues and marshal all the evidence, so that when we take your claim to court, there is only one way the court can rule.

We also handle ERISA claims for employee pension plans. We will advocate for the plan and its recipients when there are legal disputes regarding eligibility for pension benefits, the amount of benefits paid or any acts of an employer or pension administrator.


Our ERISA Representation for Employers


We help employers set up pension plans in compliance with ERISA, and apply for and obtain tax qualifications for those plans. We can work with you to amend an existing plan so that it qualifies under ERISA, and can prepare your Summary Plan Description (SPD), as well as other communications regarding the plan. We work with plan administrators as well as employers, and can address individual issues raised by plan participant.


Contact McChesney & Dale, P.C.


We provide a free initial 30-minute consultation for new ERISA clients. To set up an appointment, contact us via e-mail or call us at 301-805-6080. We maintain flexible office hours for your convenience and will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. Our office is in Bowie, Maryalnd at the crossroads of Route 50 and Route 3/301 with free parking, but we will travel to meet with you, if necessary. We also have a meeting location in Fairfax, Virginia, and we accept PayPal.