Mark F. Seltzer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Seltzer & Associates, P.C.
 | 1515 Market Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-735-4222
Fax: 215-735-4225
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark F. Seltzer is the founding partner of Seltzer and Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 42 years of legal experience, Mr. Seltzer represents the rights and interests of physicians, dentists, executives and other professionals who need assistance obtaining their rightful disability insurance benefits. He also has extensive experience handling insurance bad faith claims.

A 1972 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Seltzer attended Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1976. The Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and he also serves pro hac vice to various federal and state courts throughout the country.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Seltzer, having led such a successful practice for decades, has become a nationally recognized authority in disability insurance law.

Drawing upon his in-depth legal knowledge, Mr. Seltzer has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars across the country on a variety of legal topics related to disability insurance law, bad faith insurance, protecting one's assets, licensure issues and more. He is an active member of several local, state and national legal organizations, such as the American Association of Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, among others, as well as the The Federation of State Physician Health Programs and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Committed to his local community, Mr. Seltzer serves on the Executive Committee for the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund of the
American Society of Addition Medicine and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Red & White Ball. He is also a former board member of the Israeli Bonds Foundation's Young Leadership Section and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has served with the Tay-Sachs Foundation and the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

 
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Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020

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About Mark Seltzer

Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://seltzerlegal.com/profiles/markseltzer/index.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Sullivan County, New York, Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Congress
  • New York Legislature
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York State Senate
  • Recipient, Certificate of Merit and Commendation, U.S. Congress; Recipient, Certificate of Merit and Commendation, New York State Senate; Recipient, Certificate of Merit and Commendation, New York State Assembly; Recipient, Certificate of Merit and Commendation, New York State Legislature and Sullivan County, New York Chamber of Commerce;
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Other State and Federal Courts by Pro Hac Vice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Honorary Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Association of Justice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; American Bar Association; Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); American College of Legal Medicine
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • Pennsylvania

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Pennsylvania
  • Auto Dealers Caring for Kids Foundation.
  • Formerly involved with Tay Sachs Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Young Leadership Section, Israeli Bonds Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Red & White Ball Executive Committee
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Israeli Bonds Foundation, Young Leadership Section; Auto Dealers Caring for Kids Foundation; Formerly involved with Tay Sachs Foundation;
  • Executive Committee, of the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Honorary Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Reservation Of Rights” In Disability Insurance Claims: Right Or Wrong?
  • Disability Insurance as a Tool for Restoring Physician Wellness
  • Investigating Your Disability Claim
  • Disability Insurance Claims: Protecting Your Asset (Part I)
  • Disability Insurance Claims: Protecting Your Asset (Part II)
  • Health Care Professional Impairment
  • Disability Insurance – “Refinancing” Your Disability Insurance Claim
  • Disability Insurance Claims: 12 Ways of Business
  • Disability Insurance – Subjective Claims
  • Disability Insurance: Does the Loss of Your License Disable Your Claim?
  • The Legal Disability Defense in Disability Insurance Claims
  • Disability Issues Confronting Female Physicians
  • The Aging Physician: Making your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t) – Part III
  • The Aging Physician: Making your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t) – Part II
  • The Aging Physician: Making your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t)
  • Is Your Disability Insurance Claim Disabled?
  • BOOKS: "Health Care Professional Impairment," American College of Legal Medicine Textbook, LEGAL MEDICINE, 8th Edition, 2010. "Health Care Professional Impairment," American College of Legal Medicine Textbook, LEGAL MEDICINE, 7th Edition, 2007. "Health Care Professional Impairment," American College of Legal Medicine Textbook, LEGAL MEDICINE, 6th Edition, 2004. Ethical, Legal, and Liability Issues in Addiction Practice, Consent and Confidentiality Issues in Addiction Practice’, The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 6th Edition, 2019. ARTICLES: "Protecting your Disability Insurance Benefits", Physicians News Digest 2001; "Physician Disability Insurance Benefits Update", Physicians News Digest, 2002; "ERISA and Long Term Disability Claims", Physicians News Digest, 2003; "Appropriate Care In Disability Insurance Cases", Physicians News Digest, 2004; "Engaging Your Disability Insurance Company", Dentistry Today, 2005; "Disability Insurance Bad Faith", Physicians News Digest, 2005; "Disability Insurance Claims: Protecting Your Asset" (Part I), Fyi - The Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, 2005; "Disability Insurance Claims: Protecting Your Asset" (Part II), Fyi - The Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, 2005; "’Own Occupation’ in Disability Insurance Claims", Physicians News Digest, 2006; "ERISA LTD Claims Tug of War Continues", Physicians News Digest, 2007; "Disability Insurance Claims: 12 Ways of Business", Physicians News Digest, 2007; "Is Your Disability Insurance Claim Disabled?", M.D. News, 2008; "The Aging Physician: Making Your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t)" (Part I), M.D. News, 2008; "The Aging Physician: Making Your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t)" (Part II), M.D. News, 2008;"The Aging Physician: Making Your Disability Insurance Policy Work (When You Can’t)" (Part III), M.D. News, 2008; "Disability Issues Confronting Female Physicians", M.D. News, 2008; "The Legal Disability Defense in Disability Insurance Claims", M.D. News, 2008; "Disability Insurance: Does the Loss of Your License Disable Your Claim?", Physicians News Digest, 2008; "Disability Insurance - Subjective Claims", Physicians News Digest, 2009; "’Refinancing’ Your Disability Insurance Claim", Physicians News Digest, 2010; " ‘Reservation of Rights’ in Disability Insurance Claims: Right or Wrong", Physicians News Digest, 2011; "Investigating Your Disability Claim", Physicians News Digest, 2016 • SPEAKING: 2017 "Using Disability Insurance as a Tool in Returning to Work", State Dentist Well-Being Program Director Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2017 "License to Kill: The Danger of Practicing While Impaired", IDAA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017 "Restoring Physician Wellness from Burnout and Mental Illness: Utilizing Disability Insurance", Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, 2017 "A Legal Perspective", Keynote Address, Faculty Member, The ASAM Pain & Addiction Common Threads Course XVIII, The American Society of Addiction Medicine 48th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015 "Tips, Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Early Mediation of a Disability Claim", American Conference Institute 17th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claim, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2014 "The Twelve Steps to Messing Up Your Disability Claim", IDAA Annual Conference, Palm Desert, California, 2014 "Professional Impairment: Licensure & Disability Insurance Issues", Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2011 "Addiction and Disability Insurance Claims", International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 2011 "Relapse and Re-Entry to Work Issues", International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 2009 "Professional Liability and Impairment," Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2008 "Treating the Addicted Health Care Professional - Assisting Treatment With Disability Insurance," American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008 "Healthcare Professional Impairment: Medical and Legal Aspects," Annual Conference for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006 "Legal Issues in Recovery", Arizona Medical Professionals Group Annual Conference, Sedona, Arizona, 2005 "Addiction and Disability Insurance Claims", International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous Annual Conference, Palm Springs, California, 2005 "ERISA preemption", Insurance Bad Faith, presented by Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005 "Disability Insurance Law", Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 2003 "Disability Insurance and the Impaired Professional," Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003 "Professional Re-Entry Issues," IDAA Annual Conference, Mobile, Alabama, 2002 "Physician Disability: Treatment, Independent Evaluation, Insurance and Conflicts," International Conference on Physician Health sponsored by the American Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2002 "Disability Issues," IDAA Annual Conference, Palm Desert, California, 2002 "Physician Disability and Disability Insurance Issues," American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002 "Disability Claims & The Impaired Professional," International Conference on Addictions, presented by Council on Substance Abuse, Montgomery, Alabama, 2001 "Physician Health: Impairment and Restoration," Annual Conference for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 2001 "Physician Disability: Treatment, Insurance and Conflict," American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000 "Disability and Liability Issues for Professionals in Recovery," IDAA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • ERISA LTD Claims: Tug of War Continues
  • “Own Occupation” In Disability Insurance Claims
  • Disability Insurance Bad Faith
  • Engaging Your Disability Insurance Company
  • Appropriate Care in Disability Insurance
  • ERISA and Long Term Disability Claims: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
  • Physician Disability Insurance Benefits Update
  • Physician Disability Insurance Benefits Update
  • Protecting Your Disability Insurance Benefits

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1972
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA 1976
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1515 Market Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-735-4222

Fax: 215-735-4225

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