Boonswang Law
“The Life Insurance Lawyers”

Boonswang Law is among the preeminent law firms in the United States concentrating in life insurance coverage litigation.  Our firm is headed by accomplished attorney Chad G. Boonswang who has won national acclaim for winning major cases in practice areas ranging from life insurance claims to catastrophic injury cases.  We are a united, dedicated team of attorneys, law clerks and paralegals all committed to recovering the death benefits owed to our clients.

Life Insurance Claim Recoveries Among the Highest in the U.S.A.

Boonswang Law has achieved successful resolutions on behalf of our clients that were among the largest sums ever awarded in the area of life insurance throughout the United States.  While we have won many large settlements, we don’t shy away from smaller cases or those involving formidable opponents.  We have proudly forged winning verdicts and sizeable settlements on behalf of poor, elderly, and disabled clients.  At Boonswang Law, every client and every case is important to us.  We harness our skills, experience, innovative trial strategies, and cutting-edge courtroom technology to help ensure a high success rate with maximum results.  We handle cases throughout the United States and are experienced in working with local attorneys in other states to give our clients the best possible service and insights.  Contact us if you need help getting your life insurance claim paid.

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Education

  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 1996

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Union League of Philadelphia

Chad G. Boonswang, Esquire

Chad G. Boonswang, Esquire is a litigation lawyer based in Philadelphia, PA. Selected as an ASLA 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Top 100 Litigation Lawyer, Mr. Boonswang plays to win. As a lawyer, athlete, and scholar, he has always put in the energy, time, and commitment to be the best. After working for several prominent law firms in Philadelphia, including Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, he founded his own practice in 2002.  Since then Chad has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients from life insurance claims and catastrophic injury cases.  Year after year, he has earned a 10.00 Superb rating on Avvo.

Chad is a major presence in insurance coverage litigation nationwide but is also committed to his local community. It’s why he’s volunteered for Philadelphia VIP, donating his legal services pro bono. If you want a winner on your side, a litigator with an impressive track record, consider the evidence for choosing Chad G. Boonswang.  Contact him for the life insurance lawyer.

Education

  • B.A., Finance and Risk Management & Insurance, Saint Joseph’s University, 2013
  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2016

Mark W. Boczar, Esquire

Mark W. Boczar earned his B.A., cum laude, in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Saint Joseph’s University in 2013. During this time, he served as the Vice President of Gamma Iota Sigma; the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate business fraternity. He also completed an alternative course program in Bermuda, which focused on alternative risk financing and the reinsurance market. Mr. Boczar received his J.D. in 2016 from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he participated in the Temple Law Global Scholar Program in Rome, Italy and was a member of the Academic Core Enrichment Program.

Mr. Boczar has worked in various roles within the insurance industry.  As an underwriter for Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Companies, he focused on performing account risk assessments for a wide range of insurance needs for organizations within the sports and recreation market. In addition to his underwriting experience, he worked in the group claims department at ACE Limited Insurance Company, where he conducted research on national and global insurance coverage and liabilities issues, assisted in the review of complex claims across all global product lines and conferred with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation.

Mr. Boczar joined The Boonswang Law Firm, LLC in January 2017.    As an Associate Attorney, he has worked diligently to represent his clients’ interests against life insurance companies who have unlawfully delayed or denied payment of life insurance benefits.  Most recently, he has been named as one of the top 30 Life and Health Professionals under 30 by ThinkAdvisor.

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, Lock Haven University, 2014
  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2017

Taylor A. Gerchman, Esquire

Taylor A. Gerchman earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Lock Haven University in 2014. She received her J.D. from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2017 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. During her time in law school, Taylor was a member of the trial team, and the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. She continues her involvement in those activities by serving as a volunteer judge several times a year.

Taylor joined the Boonswang Law Firm as a Law Clerk in 2015. After being admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2017, Taylor joined the firm as an Associate Attorney and practices primarily in the area of Plaintiff’s life insurance litigation. Additionally, she has experience working in mass tort litigation, as well as insurance defense work. Taylor is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association, and enjoys working with clients across the country on their complex life insurance matters from the start of a case through to resolution.

Education

  • B.A., History, Villanova University, 2009
  • J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2016

Kathleen M. Vermilion, Esquire

Kathleen A. Vermilion attended Villanova University and obtained a B.A. in History and Secondary Social Education with a minor in Political Science.  After graduating, she taught several subjects in the School District of Philadelphia.  While teaching, Kathleen fostered a passion for serving individuals in need.  After three years of teaching, Kathleen followed her passion to law school.

Returning to her roots, Kathleen graduated from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2016.  While in law school, Kathleen focused her course work, to the extent possible, on civil rights and protecting the disadvantaged.  Additionally, she was on Law Review and served as an articles editor.  She graduated magna cum laude and in the top 10% of her class.

Kathleen joined the Boonswang Law Firm in January 2017.  Since then, she has worked diligently to obtain the most money possible for each of her clients.

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration, Drexel University, 2015
  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2018

Joseph E. Mattia, Esquire

Joseph E. Mattia earned his B.S., magna cum laude, in business administration with a major in economics and legal studies from Drexel University in 2015. He was able to attend Drexel because he was accepted into the Liberty Scholars program, which is a full scholarship awarded to Philadelphia natives. While at Drexel, he was an active member of the Drexel Economics Society.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Throughout law school, he was dedicated to helping underserved populations. He volunteered his time at the Military Assistance Project (MAP), where he helped indigent veterans file for bankruptcy. Joseph also worked at the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia, where he helped people get the legal representation they deserved.

Joseph is new to the team, joining the Boonswang law firm in September of 2018. Joseph is a highly dedicated and motivated attorney. He believes that the needs of the client are of the utmost importance, and he takes this approach when dealing with every case.

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

John J. Later, IV (Intake Specialist)

John J. Later, IV earned his B.A in Political Science with a minor in German in 2017. While at Penn State, John was the Vice President of Student Works at Penn State (S.W.A.P.S), a political advocacy group that focused on raising voter awareness and informing students and faculty about current issues within the Penn State community. John spent hours of his time organizing student voter drives, planning trips to numerous political events such as the 2016 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention, as well as developing strategies to grow the group’s number of members and status within Penn State.

John joined Boonswang Law in December of 2017 as the firm’s intake specialist. John works around the clock servicing the needs of the firm and its nationwide client base. Whether it be a prospective client in need of a consultation, or a member of the Boonswang Law team requesting help, John is always ready and willing to provide assistance.

Education

  • B.A., Arts in International Relations, Minor in Political Science, State University of New York, 2010

Alexander E. Griffith (Paralegal)

Alexander E. Griffith graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Political Science. While in college Alex participated in the SUNY-MSU Exchange program, studying Russian history and politics at Moscow State University in Russia.

Before joining The Boonswang Law Firm in July of 2018, Alex worked at several major law firms in Pennsylvania and New York handling cases including product liability, insurance defense, foreclosure, and asbestos litigation. In his current position, Alex leverages his experience in a wide variety of legal fields to help clients resolve their complex life insurance matters. Alex knows that no two clients or cases are the same, and he treats each one with the personal attention and care they deserve.

Education

  • B.S.B.A., Legal Studies, Minor in Psychology, Drexel University, 2019

Zion K. Aregahegn (Litigation Assistant)

Zion K. Aregahegn is a Litigation Assistant at the Boonswang Law Firm. She started working for the firm in 2017 as an Intake Specialist and Administrative Assistant for her second co-op through Drexel University, and stayed with the firm for her third co-op as a Litigation Assistant. Zion has prior legal experience, having worked at Atwood & Associates in 2013 and 2014, and at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an Administrative Assistant and later as an Assistant Paralegal in 2016 and 2017. Working at the Boonswang Law Firm has built upon Zion’s legal knowledge and she has strengthened her professional communication skills by regularly corresponding with clients and opposing parties. Following graduation, Zion will remain with the firm as a Litigation Assistant.

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, The College of New Jersey, 2017
  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2020 (anticipated)

Anastasia L. Baranowski (Law Clerk)

Anastasia L. Baranowski graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2017 with a major in Political Science. While at TCNJ, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha where she spent a year as head of their judicial board and participated in regular community service with them, specifically regarding breast cancer education and awareness. Anastasia is currently a student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, expecting to graduate in May of 2020. At Temple, she is the treasurer of the Student Wellness Association, and am enrolled in Temple’s Trial Advocacy Program.

Before joining The Boonswang Law Firm, Anastasia interned in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Jerrold N. Poslusny Jr. of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Since joining Boonswang in the fall of 2018, Anastasia has been a Law Clerk dedicated to assisting the office with research, communicating with clients, and other tasks as needed.

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