Eva Cantarella

Eva"I believe everyone deserves to retire with dignity. Unfortunately, many people do not, frequently because they have been denied their rightful pension benefits. That is why I became a pension attorney (rather than some other type of attorney); I believed that if I helped people recover their pension benefits, I could make a real difference in their lives. In many ways I have accomplished this goal, although it is one with no end." — Eva Cantarella

Ms. Cantarella is lead pension attorney at Hertz Schram PC and responds to all pension inquiries to the firm. In the past 25 years, she has provided thousands of free telephone consults on pension issues, reviewed hundreds of pension plans and, along with her partners at the firm, prosecuted 15 class claims for pension benefits, recovering over $130 million in pension benefits.

In addition, Ms. Cantarella has presented on pension issues in numerous venues, including giving testimony in Washington, D.C., to the United States Department of Treasury on federal regulations governing pension plans. She has been widely quoted on pension issues by the media, including Lawyers Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, PR Newswire, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Legal News, Crains, and Bloomberg BNA's Pension and Benefits Daily, to name just a few.

To better serve the public, Ms. Cantarella created a Facebook page on pensions — www.facebook.com/PensionJustice4You — where she regularly posts on pension and retirement issues, including pertinent law, pension funding, and summaries of newsworthy pension cases. You do not need a Facebook account to read these posts.

In 2016 and 2017, Lawyers Monthly awarded Ms. Cantarella its Pension Lawyer of the Year Award and it's Women in Law Award in the practice area of Pensions. Finance Monthly has also honored Ms. Cantarella in 2016 and 2017 with its Pension Lawyer of the Year, USA and Global awards. In addition, Ms. Cantarella was selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2012 and 2017-2021 and as a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing from 2015-2021.  She was also selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who [publisher of Who's Who in America] as an expert in Pension Law in 2018-2020.

If you have a pension issue or pension problem, Ms. Cantarella invites you to call her or email her at 248-335-5000 or [email protected] to schedule a free and confidential consultation.