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Edward J. Priz, CPCU, APA
3230 S. Harlem Ave.
Riverside IL 60546
phone: 708-945-7393
fax: 708-442-6010
Edward Priz Workers Compensation Expert PhotoEdward J. Priz, CPCU, APA, has worked full-time in the Insurance Industry since 1976. In 1982, he also began consulting on Workers Compensation insurance issues, and in 1987 established his own consulting firm to specialize in this field, as Advanced Insurance Management.

Mr. Priz holds the professional designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute of Property and Liability Underwriters, as well as the designation Associate in Premium Auditing, from the Insurance Institute of America.

Litigation Support - Mr. Priz has been retained by policyholders, insurance agents and brokers, insurance companies, and a premium audit firm as an expert witness in his field, both as a consulting expert and as a testifying expert. He serves as an expert witness to counsel for Plaintiff and Defense and has testified in federal and state courts and arbitrations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. He is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association, and currently serves as Vice-President of the Chicago chapter of that organization.

He is also a member of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, and the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors.

Mr. Priz has also consulted on the drafting of legislation pertaining to Workers Compensation insurance in Illinois, and has testified on insurance regulation before the Illinois legislature. He is the author of three books on the subject of Workers' Compensation insurance.

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Audits
  • Classifications
  • Experience Modification Factors
  • Retrospective Rating
  • Large Deductible Policies
  • Payroll Audits
  • NCCI Manual Rules
  • Insurance Agent / Broker Standards of Care
  • NCCI classification Rules
  • Experience Rating
  • NCCI Rules and Procedures
  • Retrospective Rating
  • Large Deductible Policies
  • Workers Compensation Appeals
  • Agent Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Auditor Duties and Errors
  • NCCI Inspections
  • Independent WC Rating Bureau Rules
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    11/11/2015 · Insurance
    Employers generally realize that the initial premium they pay for Workers Compensation insurance isn't the final premium for that coverage-Workers Comp is normally subject to an audit after the policy ends, to adjust premium charges based on actual payroll amounts. When the policy starts, after all, payroll amounts can only be estimated for the coming year. So it's routine for employers of any size to undergo a Workers Compensation premium audit, and to receive an audit statement that often seeks some additional premium.

    8/20/2015 · Insurance
    A growing trend for many businesses has been for their customers and prospects to use their experience modification factor as a safety benchmark, requiring a modifier of 1.00 or 1.05 for those bidding on projects. A higher modifier can disqualify a firm from bidding on many projects, particularly governmental projects.

    7/10/2015 · Insurance
    Recently, a former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance wrote an Op-Ed piece, decrying recently proposed legislation that would require insurers to file changes in Workers Compensation insurance rates with regulators before using those rates with insurers. The proposed legislation would also allow the Department of Insurance to disapprove rates if it was determined they were excessive.

    Edward J. Priz, et al
    An easy to understand guide, written for a general business audience, that explains in detail how Workers Compensation insurance is priced and audited. The Field Guide explains the classification system used by insurance companies, the audit process, experience modification factors, and how and why overcharges occur. Most importantly, it explains in plain language how employers can protect themselves from the common mistakes the insurance industry makes that cause Workers Comp premiums to be higher than they properly should be.
    Edward J. Priz, Scott Priz
    Everything business owners and managers need to know to understand Workers Compensation insurance for their company, including how to reduce premium costs.
    Edward J. Priz, et al
    Many of the rules which determine premiums are understood only by employees in the audit and underwriting departments of insurance companies. The result is a built-in bias in the system which favors higher premiums. CompControl was written by an industry insider -- a consultant who has saved clients more than $4 million in overcharges. His book reveals how the system really works and how you can make it work for you.
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    Dr. Richard Stripp, PhD
    ToxiConsult Division
    132 Cove Road
    Huntington NY 11743
    phone: 516-635-9916
    Richard Stripp, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert in Toxicology providing services in all aspects of a Clinical and Forensic Toxicology. He has served as an expert consultant in 100’s of cases in the field of toxicology and pharmacology for attorneys, investigators, and physicians involved in forensic and clinical toxicological evaluations associated with ethanol, drugs of abuse, prescription medications and chemical exposure.

    Dr. Stripp provides unbiased expert case reviews involving drug effect on human performance, toxicity of iatrogenic/ therapeutic agents, lead and other toxic metals, carbon monoxide and environmental/occupational hazards. These services include, impartial evaluations involving drug impairment, overdose, toxic chemical exposure, medical issues associated with drug therapy, poisoning, and the role of drugs, alcohol, or chemical exposure in civil and criminal litigation. This covers a full breath of forensic medical-legal cases including:
    • Analytical Toxicology and Laboratory Operations
    • Review and Interpretation of Toxicology Reports
    • Assessment of Impairment and the Role of Drugs/Alcohol in fatalities, accidental injury, overdose, MVA / DWI / DUI, criminal and civil litigation
    • Insurance Claims
    • To Serve as an Expert Witness: Experienced in Depositions and Court testimony
      • Forensic Toxicology Case Reviews
      • Litigation Support
      • Workers' Compensation
      • DUI/DWI
      • Drug and Alcohol Effects
      • Pharmacology Evaluations
      • Environmental/Occupational Chemicals & Toxic Chemical Exposure
      • Interpretation of Analytical Results and Drug Testing Cases
      • Continuing Education and Lectures
      • Chemical and Product Safety
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    34 Barstow Street
    P.O. Box 981
    Mattapoisett MA 02739
    phone: 508-644-1074
    fax: 774-377-3856
    Paul F. Amoruso, CPCU, has more than 45 years of experience working for several major insurance carriers as a Senior Vice President of Claims and Operations. As a licensed insurance agent in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, an New Jersey and licensed public adjuster, he is uniquely qualified to assist either plaintiff or defense attorneys on insurance related issues on local or national issues.

    If you are an insurance company, insured, or law firm and need an independent review of an insurance issue regarding litigation, agency or company operations, practices or procedures, he is available to assist.

    Mr. Amoruso has served as an Expert Witness in many states in both State and Federal court . Having worked in all operation areas of the insurance industry he is able to testify to the generally observed and accepted industry practices.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Customs and Practices
    • Company Policies
    • Management Involvement
    • Proper Staffing
    • Coverage Denial
    • Agency and Insurance Company Relationships
    • Case Evaluation
    • Reserve Policies
    • Workers Compensation
    • Liability Personal or Commercial
    • Commercial and Personal Property Losses
    • Authority Level
    • Industry Ethics and Norms
    • Bad Faith
    • Claims Handling Practices
    • Insurance Company Operations
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    6117 Waller Lane
    Colleyville TX 76034
    phone: 817-481-4561
    fax: 817-488-1577
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    Donald W. Bendure, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, RF, ACI, is an Insurance Expert with a concentration within the areas of Commercial Liability, Professional Liability, Commercial Automobile, and Property Insurance. He has over 30 years of experience and provides services for clients nationwide.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Bendure provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has currently completed over 250 engagements. Mr. Bendure serves as a Pre-litigation Consulting Expert, a Policyholder Expert Witness, and an Insurance Defense Expert Witness. He is also a Court Certified Mediator and Insurance Arbitrator.

    Mr. Bendure's particular area of expertise in the areas listed below is within the discipline of Underwriting and Insurance Coverage. He also possesses specialized knowledge of Captive Insurance as it relates to issues with pollution, environment, construction, oil and gas exploration, risk mitigation, enterprise risk management, self-insured and retention programs, and claims made policy language.

    • General Liability
    • Automobile Liability
    • Forensic Underwriting
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Umbrella and Excess Liability
  • Errors and Omissions Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Reinsurance
  • Captive Insurance
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    Burl Daniel
    3880 Hulen, Suite 410
    Fort Worth TX 76107
    phone: 817-980-4897
    fax: 817-887-5231
    Burl Daniel, CPCU, CIC, CRM entered the Insurance Industry in 1973 and was an Insurance Agency Principal for twenty three years. He is retained as a Property and Casualty Insurance Expert Witness by attorneys representing policyholder insureds, carriers and third parties. Wide expertise in a majority of Property and Casualty insurance lines was developed over 40+ years. In the legal community he is well-known as responsive to attorney inquiries, depth of insurance experience and attention to detail. Credibility results from methodical analysis, independent research, concise reports and clear-cut answers to deposition and trial questions.

    Mr. Daniel maintains the professional designations CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), and CRM (Certified Risk Manager) and holds a BBA-Insurance from the University of Texas. His teaching credentials include serving as Adjunct Professor of Insurance with two Texas universities; he holds Property-Casualty and Risk Manager licenses.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Agent Error & Omission
    • Insurance Bad Faith
    • Claims Handling Practices
    • Surplus Lines Insurance
    • Commercial Auto Insurance
    • Commercial General Liability
    • Products Liability Insurance
    • Commercial Umbrella Insurance
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Directors and Officers Liability
    • Employment Practices Liability
    • Workers Compensation
  • Property Insurance Expert
  • Business Interruption Insurance
  • Boiler & Machinery-Equipment Breakdown
  • Flood Insurance
  • Ocean Marine Insurance
  • Inland Marine Insurance
  • Crime Insurance / Fidelity Bonds
  • Personal Auto
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Watercraft / Boats
  • Personal Umbrella
  • Mr. Daniel has four decades insurance experience with a diverse set of industries:
    • Contractors - General & Artisan
    • Real Estate
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale / Warehousing
    • Retailers
    • Import / Export
    • Oil jobbers
    • Transportation / Truckers
  • Utilities
  • Professional Services
  • Science and Tech Services
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Non -profit organizations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Banks
  • Agriculture
  • Wildlife Parks
  • 1/23/2012 · Insurance
    Insurance attorneys are busy people! No two cases are the same! Attorneys face weekly court filings, deposition schedules, and courthouse deadlines. Not to mention phone calls and counseling clients on a daily basis.

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    Jane Marie Downey, M.Ed, ARM
    240 Dechert Dr.
    King of Prussia PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, CA 19405
    phone: 610-825-3705 (Office) or 610-275-9430 (Cell)
    Jane Marie Downey, M.Ed, ARM, has 30 years of experience in Risk Management and Property, Casualty, and Professional Liability Insurance. A well-known risk management consultant, leadership trainer, and frequent public speaker, she provides risk consulting, insurance broker management, outsourced risk management, as well as leadership and team training.

    Background - Ms. Downey’s corporate experience includes risk management positions with IU International, PaineWebber Group, Inc., and The West Company. She also worked as an Account Executive in insurance brokerage with the Hobbs Group. She taught Risk Management at Temple University's Fox School and Crisis Management at Penn State's Graduate Program. She currently teaches Continuing Educations courses for agents and attorneys for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Downey has provided expert opinions on policy language, coverage disputes, brokerage standard of care and other related issues. She has successfully provided litigation support, testimony, and expert opinions in 30 legal actions. Ms. Downey Jane has represented both insureds and insurers and clients and brokers.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Property Insurance
    • Trucking Insurance
    • Insurance Carrier Bad Faith
    • Broker / Agent Liability
  • Financial Institutions Coverage
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
  • Pollution Coverage
  • Workers Compensation / Employers Liability Insurance
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    ALL States
    phone: 215-736-2980
    fax: 215-736-2986
    Insurance Expert Network, LLC (IEN) is a network which provides access to over 500 highly qualified, reliable Insurance Experts with Litigation Management, Insurance Industry, Mediation, Arbitration and Expert Witness experience. Staffed by Insurance Industry Professionals, they easily discern requisite skills necessary to properly and fully support the Client. IEN is the only referral service providing insurance experts exclusively.

    IEN provides experts for both plaintiffs and defendants

    The experts in IEN are dedicated to their critical role in litigation, whether it be educating counsel on nuances of insurance, assisting attorneys in determining the merit of a case, testing potential evidence or testifying in a deposition or trial.

    IEN provides in-depth knowledge of the Insurance Industry and maintains a listing of over 120 Specialized Insurance Areas. The following is a sample of these areas:
    • Actuary
    • Automobile Insurance
    • Bad Faith
    • Binders
    • Business Interruption
    • Captives
    • Construction Defects
    • Credit Insurance
    • Directors & Officers
    • Excess & Surplus Lines
    • Fidelity
    • Fraud
    • General Liability
    • Insurance Accounting
    • Insurance Business Processes
    • Life & Health Insurance
    • Marine Insurance
    • Misrepresentation
    • Producer Errors & Omissions
    • Producer Standards & Practices
    • Production Development
    • Professional Liability
    • Property Insurance
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Reinsurance
    • Surety
    • Workers Compensation
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    The IEN Advantage:
    1. There is no charge for referrals.
    2. Generally, a nationwide search and subsequent referral can be completed within 48 hours.
    3. To assist the attorney with the selection process, IEN provides a case-specific statement of qualification from each potential expert.
    4. IEN personnel are highly experienced and knowledgeable about insurance.
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    Jim Leatzow
    1265 Pine Isle Road
    Three Lakes WI 54562
    phone: 715-546-3300
    fax: 715-546-4445
    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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    Key Coleman, CPA, CFA, CPCU, ARe
    1600 Market Street 32nd Floor
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    phone: 215-297-2325
    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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    Olie R. JolstadSCLA, FACFEI

    phone: 214-632-2788
    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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    David L. Stegall, CPCU, ARM, ARe, RPA
    Principal Consultant
    #6 Office Park Circle, Suite 100
    Birmingham AL 35223
    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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    Scott Stein, ARM
    5550 Glades Rd.
    Ste. 509
    Boca Raton FL 33431
    phone: 561-495-790
    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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    Tommy R. Michaels, CPCU, AIC, ARe, ARM
    PO Box 5236
    Williamsburg VA 23188
    phone: 860-656-6430
    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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    8030 E. Gary Road
    Scottsdale AZ 85260
    phone: 480-216-1364
    fax: 480-367-8479
    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
  • View Robert Underdown's Consulting Profile.