Adam H. Garner

Adam H. Garner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Garner Firm Ltd.
 | 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-645-5955
Fax: 215-645-5960
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Adam H. Garner is the founder of The Garner Firm, Ltd., a boutique employee benefits and employment law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He represents employee benefit plan participants and their dependents in all facets of ERISA and employee benefits litigation and employees in employment disputes against their current and former employers.  Adam has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as before numerous federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Adam’s clients value his judgment, his ability to understand and explain these laws, and his forceful advocacy on their behalf. 

Prior to founding The Garner Firm, Adam served as the Administrator of two large multiemployer employee benefit plans in the Philadelphia area, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of their captive third-party plan administration business, which administered several additional retirement and welfare plans in the Philadelphia area.  Before going in-house, Adam represented plan sponsors, plan administrators and claims administrators in employee benefits litigation, as well as management in employment and traditional labor matters at a large international law firm. 

Adam is a Chapter Editor of the treatise Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition.  He is also a subcommittee co-chair of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law Employee Benefits Committee and a vice chair of the ABA’s TIPS Health and Disability Insurance Committee.  Adam frequently speaks on employee benefits and employment law topics.  He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania (2015), Maryland (2004), and New Jersey (2004), as well as before various federal courts. 

About Adam Garner

Admitted: 2015, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.garnerltd.com/attorney-profile/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2017
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2018
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2013
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Federal Practice Committee Pennsylvania Bar Association, Health Law Commitee Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee, 2016
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2012
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2015
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Legislative Committee, 2011
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Section, Health & Disability Insurance Committee, Vice Chair, 2018
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Section, Health & Disability Insurance Committee, Vice Chair, 2017
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee Sub-Committee Co-Chair, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panel discussion regarding external review appeals of ERISA health benefits claim denials, Speaker/Panelist, “External Review Pros & Cons: Perspectives of the Plan and Claimant”, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee, Mid-Winter Meeting, 2016
  • Chapter editor of the leading treatise on employee benefits law., Chapter Editor, Employee Benefits Law, 3rd Ed, Cumulative Supplement, BNA, 2014
  • Chapter editor of the leading treatise on employee benefits law., Chapter Editor, Employee Benefits Law, 3d Ed. Cumulative Supplement, BNA, 2013
  • Chapter editor of the leading treatise on employee benefits law., Chapter Editor, Employee Benefits Law, 2d Ed, Cumulative Supplement, 2010
  • Chapter editor of the leading treatise on employee benefits law., Chapter Editor, Employee Benefits Law, 2d Ed, Cumulative Supplement, 2009
  • Chapter editor of the leading treatise on employee benefits law., Chapter Editor, Employee Benefits Law, 4th Ed., BNA, 2017
  • Panel discussion regarding recent ERISA life and accidental death benefits cases and issues, Speaker/Panelist, “Sweet (ERISA) Mystery of Life (Insurance)", ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee, Mid-Winter Meeting, 2014
  • CLE webinar on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on multiemployer health benefits plans.  , Speaker/Panelist, "Multiemployer Health Plans and the Affordable Care Act", BNA webinar, 2013
  • Day-long continuing education presentation on employment laws and best practices for employers.  , Speaker, "Employment Laws Made Simple", NBI Seminars, 2012
  • From 2005 to 2011, I spoke at various conferences and during continuing education presentations and webinars.  See https://www.garnerltd.com/attorney-profile for a list of other presentations., Speaker, Multiple Additional Speaking Engagements, 2005
  • In October 2017, I spoke at the ABA JCEB ERISA Basics National Institute in Chicago, IL on: "Subrogation and Reimbursement Claims" and "Spousal Rights Under ERISA Plans: QDROs, and QMCSOs.", Speaker/Panelist, ERISA Basics National Institute, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, 2017
  • In January 2018, I will be speaking on a panel discussing life insurance benefits at the ABA TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium in Coral Gables, FL., Speaker/Panelist, To Be Determined, ABA TIPS Mid-Winter Symposium
  • I spoke at the ABA Torts, Trial, Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), 44th Annual Midwinter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits, January 2018., Speaker/Panelist, Recent Developments in Life Insurance Litigation: Contestable Claims, Misrepresentations, Rescissions, STOLI, and Class Actions, 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist at the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Advanced ERISA Benefits Claims Litigation Seminar, May 2018, Speaker/Panelist, Administrative Appeals Review – Health Claims, 2018
  • Speaker/Panelist at the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Advanced ERISA Benefits Claims Litigation Seminar, May 2018, Speaker/Panelist, Benefit Claims Litigation: Discovery, Experts, Standard of Review and Discovery and Dispositive Motions, 2018
  • ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits' ERISA Basics National Insitute on three panels.  They covered: ERISA remedies, subrogation and reimbursement claims, and sposual rights under ERISA.  October 2018, Speaker/Panelist, ERISA Basics National Institute, 2018
  • In January 2019, I will be speaking at the ABA Torts Trial Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits in Coral Gables, FL., Speaker/Panelist, 2019
Office Location for Adam H. Garner

1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Last Updated: 12/17/2018

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