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Steven Plitt
Senior Member
The Cavanagh Law Firm
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 2400
Phoenix AZ 85004
USA
phone: 602-322-4038
fax: 602-322-4100
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Steven Plitt Liability Insurance Expert PhotoFor 32 years, Steven Plitt has represented policyholders / insureds in litigation and trial as well as representing insurance companies in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith matters. During his career, he has reviewed more than 6,000 claim files from more than 100 insurance companies. He has regularly consulted with all levels of claim department management from claim adjusters, supervisors, branch claim managers, claim-legal personnel and executive level insurance company management.

Mr. Plitt has also consulted with underwriting departments and participated with insurance company product development units and claims-legal to draft insurance policy language. He has reviewed and analyzed a broad spectrum of testimony from claims adjusters, claims management, claims attorneys, underwriters and other insurance company management as well as other insurance experts. He has reviewed an extensive variety of claims manuals, claims guidelines and other claims directives and practices.

Mr. Plitt is a nationally recognized expert witness in insurance claim handling and bad faith cases and has been retained as an expert in more than 480+ cases venued in 30 states. He has qualified in both state and Federal Courts as a claims handling and insurance expert. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Arizona where he teaches insurance law.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Insurance Extra-contractual
  • Bad Faith Claims / Breach of Contract Claims
  • Claims Handling Practices
  • Unfair Claims Practices
  • Policy Interpretation
  • Coverage Denials
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Personal & Commercial Lines
  • Surplus Lines
  • Excess & Umbrella Insurance
  • Insurance Agent / Broker Errors & Omissions
  • Miscellaneous Coverage
  • Mr. Plitt has an LL.M. in Insurance from the University of Connecticut. He is the current successor author to COUCH ON INSURANCE 3D where he and his team are rewriting and revising the entire treatise. He has written other books on insurance law. He has published in excess of 320 law reviews and other professional publications on insurance law in addition to his books. Mr. Plitt has been cited by the Supreme Courts of 29 states, the Intermediate Appellate Courts in 20 states, 10 of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, 37 Federal District Courts, and the Federal Court of Claims. He has been cited in 87 scholarly articles.

    Steven Plitt has been continuously listed as a top 50 lawyer in Arizona (2007-2014) by SOUTHWEST SUPER LAWYERS®, has been listed in BEST LAWYERS® since 2007 (insurance), and was named the Insurance Lawyer of the Year by BEST LAWYERS® in 2012 for Phoenix. He is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel and a Member of the American Law Institute where he is a consultive member on the development of the RESTATEMENT OF LIABILITY INSURANCE.
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    Written by leading attorneys in insurance practice around the country, this book provides leading-edge discussion of insurance ramifications of major disasters. It provides varied perspectives on handling insurance coverage cases, with tips for almost any kind of situation that arises.
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    This guide to the investigation and successful evaluation of automobile coverage and injury claims provides practical information in three ways. First, it provides a comprehensive discussion, with extensive case citation regarding policy interpretation, liability coverage, bad faith, unfair claims practices, and negligence.
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    This is one of the most comprehensive, practical guides available for handling insurance liability cases. It explains essential legal concepts for handling basic insurance liability coverage questions.
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    This new edition reflects law and practices governing insurance issues today. It offers definitive treatment on practically all types of insurance, including life, property, health and accident, liability and indemnity, automobile, fidelity guarantee, contract guarantee, group, reinsurance, annuities, governmental life and disability, ERISA, and COBRA.
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    Scott J. Witt, FSA, MAAA
    6010 Preston Lane
    New Berlin WI 53151
    USA
    phone: 414-525-8212
    fax: 414-433-1864
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    Scott J. Witt, FSA, MAAA has over 18 years of experience as an Actuary in the Insurance Industry. He maintains the highest actuarial designations, FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) and MAAA (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries).

    One of the nation's only fee-only life insurance advisors, Mr. Witt serves clients throughout the U.S. including attorneys, financial planners, individuals, banks, business owners, accountants, and trustees of insurance trusts. He is compensated on a fee-only basis, allowing him to serve in a true fiduciary capacity for his clients. Because he has no financial stake in the decisions his clients make, there is no conflict of interest in his recommendations.

    Mr. Witt's litigation support services include expert analysis, reports, and testimony regarding a vast array of life insurance topics. He performs Monte Carlo simulations to demonstrate the impact of volatility on any statistical process. Mr. Witt has been retained multiple times as an expert for Plaintiffs and multiple times as an expert for Defendants in cases that were settled after the completion of his expert report and prior to his testimony. His services are also available for mediation and arbitration.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Policy Suitability
    • Variable Life Analysis
    • Evaluation of Statements by Salespeople
    • Replacement Appropriateness
    • Life Settlement Decisions
    • Insurance Schemes
    • Damage Calculations
  • Policy Valuations
  • Insurance Appraisals
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Financial Analysis
  • Life Expectancy & Mortality
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Recent Case Sample:
    • 2010, French et al. v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., Case No. 06-CV-00869, US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Defense expert. Case alleged improper replacement of life insurance policies
    • 2012, First Command Financial Services, Inc. and First Command Financial Planning, Inc. v. James S. Agostini et al., Cause No. 48-259234-12, 48th Judicial District, Tarrant County, Texas. Defense expert. Case involved insurer attempting to block agents from selling in same territory; involvement was focused on sales techniques and quality of permanent life insurance policies that were impetus for agents’ departure
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    4/24/2015 · Insurance
    I recently worked with an elderly woman (who I will call Beatrice) to evaluate whether or not the variable annuity she purchased less than a year ago was a good buy.

    6/16/2014 · Insurance
    When thinking about life insurance, consider three realities:

    5/16/2014 · Insurance
    Wanting a second opinion from someone that doesn't have an inherent conflict of interest - independence is the single greatest asset that a fee-only insurance advisor brings to the table, and because such an advisor is only compensated directly for the advice given and not based on the decisions the consumer makes, there is not an inherent conflict of interest - those conflicts are evident with anyone that is compensated on anything other than a fee-only basis for the advice given.

    4/21/2014 · Insurance
    Despite the best efforts of companies and agents throughout the industry, Long-Term Care insurance (LTC) policy sales have yet to blossom as much as the industry had hoped and predicted. As the Baby Boomers continue to move through the "sweet spot" of the target market for LTC, companies will no doubt redouble their efforts in pushing LTC. Two obvious questions arise. First, is LTC right for you or your client, given the particular financial circumstances, family circumstances, and family history? Second, even if it is determined that LTC makes sense, how do you wade through the myriad of companies and policy options that are available and determine the best fit?

    3/13/2014 · Insurance
    Fee-only insurance advisors serve in a true fiduciary capacity for their clients, providing independent, unbiased advice. These advisors receive no other form of compensation other than the hourly fees paid by their clients. They do not receive compensation from insurance products that their clients may decide to purchase, nor do they receive any financial incentives from steering clients toward a particular agent or company. Other than providing clients with the most knowledgeable and expert advice possible, fee-only advisors have absolutely no vested interest in the insurance decisions their clients make.

    2/10/2014 · Insurance
    Without an advocate that is looking out for their best interests, life insurance consumers are at the mercy of their life insurance agents and the companies they represent. Even the most well-intentioned agents suffer from an inherent conflict of interest, as agents derive their compensation from the products they sell. A closer look at a number of areas reveals how damaging this can be to life insurance consumers:

    1/8/2014 · Insurance
    Do you reside in Garrison Keillor's fabled Lake Wobegon? Those who own a cash value life insurance policy probably do - and probably don't even realize it! In Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." And any life insurance policy purchased in Lake Wobegon is no doubt better than average as well!

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    Barbara Luna, PhD, CPA
    Senior Partner
    See Multiple Addresses Below
    CA USA
    phone: 818-981-4226
    fax: 818-981-4278
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    Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, and lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, investigative analysis of liability, marital dissolution, and tax planning and preparation. Excellent communicators with extensive testimony experience. Prior Big Four accountants. Specialties include: accounting, antitrust, breach of contract, business interruption, business dissolution, construction defects, delays and cost overruns, fraud investigation, asset tracing, intellectual property including patent, trademark and copyright infringement and trade secrets, malpractice, marital dissolution, personal injury and employment litigation, product liability, real estate, securities, spousal support, taxation, unfair advertising, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, and wrongful termination.

    Experts:
      Business Litigation and Valuation
      Barbara Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA,
          CVA, ABV, CGREA, CCRA, CREA
      Dean Atkinson, CPA, CFE, ABV, CAC, CFF
      John Luna, JD/MBA, CPA, ABV, CFF
      David Turner, CPA, ABV, CFF
      Drew Hunt, MBA, CPA, ASA
      Personal Injury / Employment Litigation
      Barbara Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA,
          CVA, ABV, CGREA, CCRA, CREA
      Venita McMorris, MA
    Dr. Barbara Luna is the partner in charge of the commercial litigation department of White Zuckerman. She has been providing Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages, Valuation, and Expert Witness Services for the past 30 years and has testified in court over 450 times. She has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University with application to Physics and Finance and a BA in Physics from Wellesley College. Barbara is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and a Certified Financial Forensic. She previously was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand and has taught working capital management, business finance, forensic accounting and intermediate accounting at UCLA Graduate School of Management, California State University at Northridge and Pepperdine University.

    Dean Atkinson is a partner in the commercial litigation practice of White Zuckerman. He has testified as an expert witness in Commercial Litigation and Family Law Matters and has been involved in Resolution and Settlement Negotiations since 1987. He holds credentials from the AICPA as a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified Financial Forensics and from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dean is experienced and has qualified as an expert in business valuation, business litigation and family law matters.

    John Luna is a partner in the commercial litigation practice of White Zuckerman. He analyzes Financial, Accounting, Economic Damages, Business, Real Estate and Valuation issues and testifies as an expert witness on his findings. He has been an investment banker with Macquarie Capital, GCA Savian and Lazard. John has a JD from UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif), an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management (Edward W. Carter Fellow), and an AB in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Financial Forensic and a member of the California Bar.

    Venita McMorris is a partner and an Economist in the Personal Injury and Employment practice of White Zuckerman. She has been providing economic damages and expert witness services for over 20 years and has testified extensively in court. She has a Master of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. She previously was a manager with Coopers & Lybrand and an economist with a medical malpractice trust in Southern California. Venita has taught macroeconomics and microeconomics to college students at Pasadena City College as a full-time tenured instructor and at Glendale Community College as a part-time instructor.

      Los Angeles
      15490 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 300
      Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
      Phone: (866) 981-4266 or (818) 981-4226
      Fax: (818) 981-4278
      Email: expert@wzwlh.com
      Website: www.wzwlh.com
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    8030 E. Gary Road
    Scottsdale AZ 85260
    USA
    phone: 480-216-1364
    fax: 480-367-8479
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    Robert E. Underdown, AINS, SIA, AIC, ARM, The Insurance Archaeologist ™, is an Insurance and Risk Management Expert with over 30 years of experience in both private & public risk management.

    Selected Background Experience - Mr. Underdown's past experience includes serving as Director of Risk Management for Rural/Metro Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, where he managed $20 million risk management program and completed due diligence on 60 acquisitions in 48 months. As Assistant Vice President of Imperial Corporation, San Diego, CA, he managed special insurance for a $2 billion loan portfolio and implemented a risk management program for 60 branch offices. Mr. Underdown also served as Risk Management and Employee Benefits Manager for the City of Escondido, CA, where implemented risk management programs and completed self-funded health insurance, saving $750,000.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Underdown is a highly qualified insurance expert witness providing testimony in insurance cases across the United States. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    In the specific area of BAD FAITH, Mr. Underdown has provided expert testimony on many bad faith claims for both Defendants and Plaintiffs. He has provided testimony in a number of cases where the insurance company has successfully eliminated the bad faith count by summary judgement. The key issue is whether the actions of the insurance company were reasonable under the specific circumstances of the case.

    Some of the recent cases for which he has provided insurance expert testimony include:
    • Agent / Broker Standards
    • Bad Faith Claims Issues
    • Broker Compensation
    • Claims Handling
    • Coverage Opinions
    • General Liability Policies
  • Insurance Industry Standards
  • Life Insurance Suitability Opinions
  • Risk Management Standards
  • Third Party Claims Standards
  • Tort Litigation Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
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    Tommy R. Michaels, CPCU, AIC, ARe, ARM
    PO Box 5236
    Williamsburg VA 23188
    USA
    phone: 860-656-6430
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    Tommy R. Michaels, CPCU, AIC, ARe, ARM is an Insurance Professional with over 45 years of experience in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry.

    Mr. Michaels has worked in the Home Office of a large insurance company determining coverage obligation, providing coverage interpretation, and performing functions of an insurance archaeologist. He has taught insurance courses through Robert Morris College, University of Connecticut, and Society of CPCU, Memphis Chapter.

    Mr. Michaels' experience in claims includes direct handling, supervision of adjusters and other supervisors, claim office administration and development of a system that integrated various technologies to eliminate paper within the claim office. He has unparalleled claim expertise in property and casualty claims developed from his years of direct handling and supervising claim handlers. Mr. Michaels has handled claims in several states including Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. He also directly handled all Fidelity and Surety claims in the State of Oklahoma.

    Litigation Support - Tommy Michaels has had the opportunity to do complex claims analysis and negotiate large settlements totaling more than $250,000,000. He has resolved coverage issues, reconstructed decades old policies, and been involved in coverage litigation throughout the United States.

    As an expert witness, Mr. Michaels has provided deposition and trial testimony, prepared expert reports in compliance with FRCP 26(2)(B), and has been used as a Consulting Witness. He has given testimony in over 30 depositions in State and Federal Court cases as well as testimony given at trial.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Claim Handling Standards
    • Bad Faith Conduct
    • Coverage Interpretation
    • Insurance Carrier Duties
    • Claim Settlement Negotiations
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance / Uninsured Motorists
  • Homeowner's Insurance
  • Environmental Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
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    Snoaspen Insurance Group, Inc.
    Paul W. Burkett, JD, CPCU, CIC, ARM,CRM, ALCM
    10775 Double R Blvd
    Reno NV 89521
    USA
    phone: 775-682-4380
    fax: 775-682-4301
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    Paul W. Burkett, JD, CPCU, CIC, ARM,CRM, ALCM is an Insurance and Risk Management specialist. President and CEO of Snoaspen Insurance Group, Inc., Mr. Burkett began his career as a Loss Control Representative for SAFECO Insurance Company after serving as an Officer in the United States Air Force. During his career with SAFECO, he served as a Loss Control Supervisor, Loss Control Manager, Commercial Sales Representative, Division Commercial Lines Underwriting Manager, and Regional Workers Compensation Manager.

    From Safeco Insurance Company, Mr. Burkett worked for Frank B. Hall & Company as a Vice President in charge of Risk Management Services. He was responsible for design and implementation of alternative insurance programs such as pools, self-insurance, and captives. From Frank B. Hall, Mr. Burkett assisted in establishing the Meadowbrook of Colorado office and focused on developing specialized group programs. Paul assisted in establishing TUITIONGard which specialized in coverage for private student loans provided through banks in the United States.

    Mr. Burkett currently provides litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been deposed and/or testified approximately 10 rimes in the last five years.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Company Good and Bad Faith
    • Agent / Broker Standard of Care
    • Insurance Industry Customs and Practices
    • Risk Management
    • Business Contract Insurance Clause Analysis and Application
    • Insurance Coverage Analysis
    • Insurance Claims Disputes Analysis
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    Scott Stein, ARM
    5550 Glades Rd.
    Ste. 509
    Boca Raton FL 33431
    USA
    phone: 561-495-790
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    Scott Stein, ARM, is an Insurance Industry Expert and Professional Liability Insurance Broker with over 24 years of experience. He has served the last 16 years as an Agency Owner preceded by 7 years at two of the world's largest insurance brokers

    Throughout his career, Mr. Stein has been negotiating and placing the broadest and most comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance with specific emphasis on Legal Malpractice Insurance and Directors and Officers cover; to also include Architects E&O, Accountant Malpractice Insurance, Employment Practice Liability Insurance, Medical Malpractice and Medical Defense coverage, and nearly every other specialty within the Professional Liability Insurance spectrum, as well as Worker's Compensation Insurance.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Stein provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has been engaged in excess of 110 cases as an insurance industry expert in the past 10 years. Never disqualified or challenged as an expert by any Court, Mr. Stein has extensive deposition history and trial testimony experience. His cases involve all areas of Broker and Insurance Carrier Standards of Care and his services include depositions, Written reports, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Agent and Broker Procedures
    • Insurance Agent and Broker Liability
    • Insurance Errors and Omissions
    • Broker and Agency Standards of Care
    • Failure to Procure Insurance
    • Claims Management and Handling
    • Insurance Coverage and Placement Issues
    • Insurance Disputes-Sales Practices and Bad Faith
    • Risk Management Practices and Procedures
    • Insurance Contract Review
    • Insurance Proposals- Brokers, Agents, and Agencies
    • Umbrella Liability Exposure and Placement
    • Insurance Compliance- Brokers and Agents
    • Intermediary and Broker Procedures
    • Risk Management Analysis
    • Insurance Company Claims Management and Processing
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    David L. Stegall, CPCU, ARM, ARe, RPA
    Principal Consultant
    #6 Office Park Circle, Suite 100
    Birmingham AL 35223
    USA
    phone: 855-255-5353
    David L. Stegall, CPCU, ARM, ARe, RPA, has been in the property and casualty insurance industry for 35 years. He has been a local agent, a regional, national and international broker, a wholesale broker, an underwriter and a reinsurer. In 2007 he began serving as an insurance and risk management consultant to commerce, industry and government and as an expert witness in litigation.

    He holds a BA in Communications from Auburn University. His professional designations include: Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) since 1988, an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) since 1991, an Associate in Reinsurance (Are) since 1999 and a Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA) since 2008. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Risk Management Consultants, a member of Society of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters and the Registered Professional Adjusters Association.

    David is also a faculty member of 86 Pillars LLC, a Gerson Lehrman Group Consultant, a Thomson Reuters Westlaw Round Table Group Expert, a Guidepoint Global Advisor and a Defense Research Institute Expert Witness.
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    Joe L. Williams, CPCU
    Partner
    4550 Post Oak Place Drive
    Suite 227
    Houston TX 77027
    USA
    phone: 713-275-4003
    fax: 713-275-4004
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    Joe L. Williams, CPCU, partner in PozmantierWilliams Insurance Consultants, LLC, has over 49 years of experience as an Insurance Agent / Broker and Insurance Consultant. From 1970 until 2007, he was a principal shareholder in a large Houston firm, Wisenberg Insurance + Risk Management, and was Chairman and CEO when the firm was sold to a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank.

    One of the youngest people ever to receive the CPCU professional designation at the age of 23, Mr. Williams is very familiar with all phases of the insurance industry, including consulting on bad faith, customs and practices, and standards of care. He has particular expertise in property coverage, business interruption, non-subscription, and risk transfer techniques.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Williams provides expert services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He offers objective opinions on the following matters:
    • Agent / Broker Bad Faith
    • Insurance Industry Customs & Practices
    • Agent / Broker Standards of Care
    • Coverage Terms and Conditions
    • Agent / Broker Services
    • Insurance Program Design
    • Agency / Company Disputes
    • Claims Management by Agent
    • Insurance Agency Management
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    Olie R. JolstadSCLA, FACFEI

    USA
    phone: 214-632-2788
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    Olie R. Jolstad, SCLA, FACFEI, has worked in the Insurance Industry for more than 37 years. Over the span of his career, Mr. Jolstad has worked with various types of civil litigation involving coverage disputes, claims handling practices, bad faith, unfair and deceptive practices, duties and standards of care regarding the procurement of insurance. In addition, he has worked on forensic insurance policy reconstruction projects on behalf of policyholders.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Jolstad has been providing litigation support services for approximately 20 years. He has been retained as an expert witness in approximately 200 cases and has been qualified to testify in various state and federal courts. He offers services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Mr. Jolstad has been retained as an expert and consultant where insurance coverage at issue involving:
    • General Liability Insurance
    • Commercial Property Insurance
    • Commercial Property Time Element and Extra Expense Coverage
    • Builders Risk / Construction
    • Construction Wrap-Up
    • Directors & Officers / Employment Practices Liability
    • Umbrella and Excess Liability and Duty Triggering Events
    • Aviation
    • Workers' Compensation
    With specific attention focused on:
    • Insurance Industry Customs, Practices, and Standards
    • Good Faith / Bad Faith Claims Handling Practices
    • Insurance Agent and Broker Standard of Care and Duty to Procure Insurance
    • Excess and Umbrella Duties / Exhaustion
    • Excess and Surplus Lines Coverage and Claims Handling
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    Environmental Insurance Expert
    618 Forest Ave
    Larchmont NY 10538
    USA
    phone: 914-833-5100
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    Susan Neuman Environmental Contamination Expert PhotoSusan Neuman, JD, PhD, is an expert at providing tailored environmental insurance coverage for Contaminated Property Transactions.

    Background Experience - Dr. Neuman is Brownfields Program Manager with NAESIP, LLC, a wholesale environmental insurance broker headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey. She is also a Member of Manewitz and Neuman, LLC an environmental law firm practicing in New York and New Jersey. Previously she was President of the Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc. in Larchmont, New York, an environmental insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm, which, since 1997, has contributed to the success of brownfields transactions. Prior to forming EIA, from 1990 until 1997, she was Head of Product Development in the Specialty Lines Legal Department of the Home Insurance Co., where she drafted many of the new environmental insurance products that responded to the Brownfields Movement. Prior to 1990, she was outside coverage counsel to several environmental insurers at Lord, Day & Lord, Barrett Smith, in which capacity she litigated and drafted many of their environmental policies.

    Dr. Neuman has spoken at multiple bar association conferences, EPA Brownfields conferences, and other environmental conferences on the new environmental products and their use in the brownfields context. One of the leading environmental insurance experts in the country, she has also published extensively in the field, including chapters in Matthew Bender’s Environmental Law Practice Guide and Brownfields Law and Practice. Dr. Neuman has a BA from Smith College, a PhD from New York University, and a JD from Yale Law School.

    Litigation Support - Susan Neuman has testified as an expert on environmental insurance in several Environmental Insurance Coverage and Broker Malpracticeactions. Her services include responding to reservation of rights and denial letters and negotiating with carriers toward settlement. Dr. Neuman also offers in depth coverage opinions to the carrier, responding to tenders of coverage appropriately. When necessary, she can step in to provide proactive and effective representation in coverage litigations.

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    3/30/2016 · Environment
    The world of brownfield insurance (BI) was recently shocked to learn that AIG was non-renewing its site pollution liability (SPL) book of business. AIG's Pollution Legal Liability Select (PLLS) policy, issued in 1995, was environmental insurers' first response to the Brownfields Movement. It allowed them to modify previously restrictive and inflexible policies so that they could be used to facilitate transactions. The idea of the policy was that the insured would be able to "select" specific coverages out of a number of modules based on distinctions of time, location, and types of damage, for instance On Site Cleanup Costs due to Pre-Existing Pollution Conditions. However, in addition to this selection process, specific policies also need to be manuscripted or tailored to fit specific risks. They are negotiable contracts, and, as illustrated by most of the cases involving such policies over the last 10 or 15 years, need to be negotiated by coverage experts.

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    Key Coleman, CPA, CFA, CPCU, ARe
    Director
    1600 Market Street 32nd Floor
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    USA
    phone: 215-297-2325
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    Key Coleman, CPA, CFA, CPCU, ARe is a Director in the Insurance Disputes practice of Marcum LLP in Philadelphia. Mr. Coleman focuses on forensics, dispute analysis, damages and expert testimony in the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry. His clients include insurance companies, reinsurers and insurance attorneys.

    Professional Background - Mr. Coleman has over 25 years of experience providing business and financial analysis in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to joining Marcum, he spent the bulk of his career in Chicago where he held high level positions with Grant Thornton LLP and LECG/Smart in their disputes practice. Prior to that, he was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where for more than 11 years he provided forensic and dispute analysis in matters involving insurers, reinsurers, brokers, Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and Managing General Agencies (MGAs).

    Litigation Support - Having developed skills in underwriting, claims, reinsurance and accounting, Key Coleman is often called upon to perform expert analysis relating to Damages in Insurance or Reinsurance Disputes. He is one of the few experts nationwide who holds both the CPA and the CPCU designations. Mr. Coleman performs expert testimony as an insurance economic damages expert witness both locally and nationwide. In addition, he performs inspections of MGAs, TPAs, ceding companies, and insureds.

    An abbreviated list of his insurance expert and damages specialties include:
    • Forensic Accounting and Investigations
    • Agencies, Brokers
    • Claims Analysis
    • Commercial Disputes
    • Force Placed Insurance
  • MGA Inspections
  • Reinsurance
  • Run-off, Insolvency
  • Underwriting
  • Workers’ Compensation
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    Lieberman Financial & Consulting Services, LLC
    Maurice Lieberman, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF
    127 Diablo Vista Court
    Concord CA 94520
    USA
    phone: 925-685-5444 or 925-768-4888 (Cell)
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    Maurice Lieberman, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF, has over 40 years of experience specializing in Insurance and Financial Planning.

    Mr. Lieberman holds three professional designations from the American College, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Registered Health Underwriter. He is a Life Insurance Training Council Fellow, and a member of the American College of Financial Services Professionals, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

    Background Experience - Mr. Lieberman started as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life and then advanced in his career to manage brokers. He successfully built agencies for Aetna, and Principal Financial Group. He was later promoted to Regional Director for New England Financial, and CSAA Life. Over the years he mentored hundreds of insurance agents, brokers, financial planners and agency managers to build their own successful careers and agencies. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and utilized his selling and management experience to train insurance agents, brokers and financial planners in advanced areas of estate, business insurance, and financial planning.

    Litigation Support - . Mr. Lieberman has utilized his financial planning and insurance industry knowledge to consult with attorneys for over the past 12 years. He consults with attorneys and assists council in trial preparation regarding issues of life insurance and annuity coverage analysis, coverage disputes, and company practices. He has been called upon to be an expert witness in insurance litigation cases for both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Life Insurance Coverage Analysis
    • Annuity Coverage Analysis
    • Coverage Disputes
    • Company Practices
    • Life Insurance Products and Services
  • Contract Analysis
  • Regulations
  • Compliance
  • Best Practice Principles
  • Life Insurance Underwriting Procedures
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    Jim Leatzow
    President
    1265 Pine Isle Road
    Three Lakes WI 54562
    USA
    phone: 715-546-3300
    fax: 715-546-4445
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    Jim Leatzow has 36 years of "hands-on" practical, property / casualty insurance agency experience. Leatzow has literally worn "every hat there is to wear in the P/C insurance business.

    He provides expert & arbitration services nationally & internationally with no charge for travel time. He is articulate, efficient & equally comfortable within the U.S. & in foreign venues.

    His experience includes:
  • 36 years of insurance industry experience
  • 30 years as a national, property/casualty insurance agency owner
  • 26 years as a national, property/casualty Managing-Underwriting General Agent MGA
  • 21 years as a national, Third Party Administrator (TPA) insurance/construction claim handler
  • 16 years as an active Reinsurance Company officer
  • Certified insurance & reinsurance arbitrator (U.S. / U.K. / Bermuda)
  • Certified commercial arbitrator globally (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K.)
  • Licensed nation-wide for 25 years until 2005 (agency sold)
  • Recognized for the quality of his Rule 26 Reports on complex cases
  • History of representing both plaintiff & defense
  • No charge for travel time "coast to coast"
  • Leatzow's specialties include:

    Agent-Broker-Agency-MGA standard of care / Bad Faith / Broker E&O Claims / Coverage / Insurance placement / Agent - Broker custom & practice / Surety / Professional Liability / Adjudicating construction industry E&O claims / E&O / D&O / Claims-made coverage / Fronting / Claims-made trigger / Surplus Lines coverage / "Program" business / Underwriting / Licensing / Claims handling standard of care / Property / General Liability / Premises Liability / Products Liability / Off-shore placements / Arbitration
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    Guy O. Kornblum
    1388 Sutter Street
    Suite 505
    San Francisco CA 94109
    USA
    phone: 415-440-7800 x2226
    fax: 415-440-7898
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    Guy O. Kornblum has specialized as a Trial and Appellate Lawyer for 40 years. He has handled over 4,000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar cases to his credit. Mr. Kornblum has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations during his 40 plus years of practice. He is highly regarded for his courtroom and appellate skills, and his representation of his clients in mediations, where he has a strong track record of successful settlements.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Kornblum serves as a mediator and expert witness and has qualified as an expert in federal and state court. His testimony on insurance claims handling was cited by a California Court of Appeal in upholding a jury verdict in favor of a plaintiff in an insurance bad faith case.

    Expertise Includes:
    • Insurance Company Claims Practices - personal and commercial, property and casualty, employment coverage, director‘s and officer‘s coverage, professional liability coverage, general commercial coverage, life, health and disability insurance, bad faith, serious personal injury, professional liability, real estate, employment matters, and fraud claims involving employee welfare benefit plans, wrongful death, and actions claiming punitive damages
    • Standard of Care in Legal Malpractice Cases Involving Civil Litigation Issues
    • Case Settlement Value
    Mr. Kornblum is Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys. He is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, for those attorneys who have achieved multi-million dollar awards or settlements for their clients.

    Mr. Kornblum is also a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary, a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club, recognizing his “professional excellence in litigation,” and a Legends Society “Top Lawyer” in the personal injury field, and a Silver Member of the Elite Lawyers of America. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2006.

    View Guy Kornblum's Consulting Profile.
    Guy O. Kornblum
    A Guide For Those Who Are Victims of Wrongdoing Resulting in Injury or Death
    Guy O. Kornblum
    This book serves as a comprehensive guide to effective settlement techniques in the context of personal injury litigation. It helps you determine a settlement amount, choose the most appropriate form of settlement, and work with clients, mediators, and others to get the best settlement.
    Guy O. Kornblum, William A. Cerillo
    Written by renowned experts, this practical book details analysis and litigation of causalty policies. Explains specific insurance coverage for intellectual property claims, advertising injury, environmental losses, personal injury in business claims and duty to defend. Contains step-by-step strategies for insurance litigation and discusses how to use experts and investigators. Includes a copious amount of useful checklists and practice tips from expert litigator
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