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Trief & Olk Insurance Litigation Lawyers

Our Life Insurance Attorneys

Trief & Olk takes a team approach to every case we accept. Every client has at least two – and sometimes more – senior attorneys staffing the case. Associates are never given responsibility for a case without the involvement of one or more partners. Our Life Insurance Denial Lawyers to-case ratio is extremely high, thus assuring the degree of personal attention and thoroughness for which our firm is known.

Our Life Insurance Claim attorneys are litigators who have achieved consistently high results throughout New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Ted Trief

Ted Trief received his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School, graduating with honors in 1976. He got his B.A. in 1973 from State University of New York at New Paltz. He is a former Assistant D.A.

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Barbara Olk (Retired)

Barbara Olk graduated from New York University Law School with a J.D. degree in June of 1976. Ms. Olk completed her B.A. degree in English and Political Science at the University of Rochester in 1973.

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Shelly L. Friedland

Shelly L. Friedland, who joined Trief & Olk in 2014 and became a partner in 2016, graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, and received her B.A. in economics from Columbia University.

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Eyal Dror

Eyal Dror joined Trief & Olk in 2019. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated a Kent Scholar in 2007. Prior to that, earned his B.A. from Columbia University in three years.

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Eric Koplowitz

Mr. Koplowitz joined Trief & Olk in 2023. After graduating magna cum laude from Binghamton University in 2009, he obtained his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2012.

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The life insurance attorneys at Trief & Olk have negotiated or litigated many different life insurance denial cases against life insurance companies.

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