What They're Saying

Kind words from our partners

Testimonials

Independent Life is fortunate to work with some of the nation's most highly respected structured settlement consultants and attorneys as they fight for justice for personal injury victims and their families.

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"Trial by Human partners with Independent Life because, like us, they also represent the best interests of their clients and upholds those values."

Jakob Norman
Trial by Human

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Jakob Norman

"The founders of Trial By Human are dedicated to training lawyers to take up the highest calling of our profession - trial lawyers fighting for people. That is why we have partnered with Independent Life, who also represents the best interests of their clients and upholds those values."

Jakob is an experienced and trial and appellate lawyer who has tried cases in Wyoming, Colorado, and Wisconsin. Jakob helped his client get the largest settlement in Wyoming history for a case with no economic damages. Having worked in insurance defense, corporate law, and as a federal prosecutor, Jakob brings perspective to his cases. Additionally, he has served as a military prosecutor and an ethics advisor for both federal and state governments. Jakob is a proud graduate of the Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, where he was elected by his peers to the Alumni Board of Directors, where he served for three years. He also helped found and continues to manage the day-to-day operations of Trial By Human, a trial skills and structuring training platform.

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"Over the course of my legal career I’ve worked with many structured settlement companies and Independent Life is by far the best. Independent Life has worked with my clients to give them certainty in an otherwise uncertain world."

Benjamin R. Novotny
Trial Lawyers for Justice

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Benjamin R. Novotny

"Over the course of my legal career I’ve worked with many structured settlement companies and Independent Life is by far the best. Independent Life has worked with my clients to give them certainty in an otherwise uncertain world. I’ll never forget the look on my clients’ faces when they realize that their loved ones will be taken care of well into the future. I not only trust Independent Life with my clients’ financial futures, but I also trust them with my own. They are a huge asset for attorneys looking to structure fees, providing financial security for your own family’s financial future. Whether for a client or for yourself, Independent Life is the only company that I trust." 

Ben is a partner with Trial Lawyers for Justice specializing in representing those injured in Medical Malpractice and complex tort cases. To date, he has won well over $100 million in verdicts and settlements and was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly. 

Attorney Headshot_Courtney-Rowley

"It's crazy to see how I planned for my future [using attorney fee structures with Independent Life] and that feeling it gives me. I'm in the driver's seat and I can decide when I work and when I don't."

Courtney Rowley
Trial by Woman

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Courtney Rowley

"It is so important for attorneys to plan for their future, and it is a passion of mine to specifically have female attorneys get comfortable talking about money and financial planning. It's crazy to see how I planned for my future [using attorney fee structures with Independent Life] and that feeling it gives me. I'm in the driver's seat and I can decide when I work and when I don't. I just want to thank Independent Life for teaching me about how to make my money work for me, not to mention the things you do for my clients. You guys come in and protect these people with a big settlement and you do a phenomenal job."

Courtney serves as Of Counsel with Trial Lawyers for Justice and is a uniquely skilled and dedicated trial lawyer with tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. She is the founder of Trial By Woman, as well as a book by the same name, which has built a community of lawyers, women, mothers, and students working together to support and elevate one another in business and life.

SSC_Nick Coccimiglio

"Choosing a life company may be the most important financial decision my clients will ever make. More than any other life company, my clients choose to trust Independent Life."

Nick Coccimiglio
Justice for Life, LLC

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Nick Coccimiglio

"Choosing a life company may be the most important financial decision my clients will ever make. More than any other life company, my clients choose to trust Independent Life. Independent Life has earned that trust through their plaintiff friendly business practices that consistently put the interests of my clients first."

Nick is the founder of Justice For Life, LLC providing comprehensive financial planning exclusively for settlement recipients and their attorneys.

SSC_John Darer

“I’ve found Independent Life very easy to work with and use of their product helpful in bringing about a compromise on a very old case."

John Darer
4structures.com, LLC

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John Darer

“I’ve found Independent Life very easy to work with and use of their product helpful in bringing about a compromise on a very old case. One of the most impressive things was the speed of policy issuance.  The policy was issued the day after funding arrived from the non-qualified assignment company”.

John is President of 4structures.com, LLC and a Certified Financial Transitionist, Registered Settlement Planner, Master Structured Settlement Consultant and thought leader with more than 20 years of influence in the structured settlement industry. 

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