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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 Consultant with over 30 years of experience in both private & public risk management.

Consulting Services:
  • Insurance - As a result of his background as a Claims Manager and Risk Manager, Mr. Underdown is in a position to provide coverage opinions based on real-world examples and on-the-job experience. He has developed a systematic method for bidding insurance programs
  • Agent Broker - Mr. Underdown has decades of experience in the area of Agent/Broker (Producer) duty. In addition, Mr. Underdown has experience in the areas of Producer Compensation and Producer Contingency Commissions
  • Coverage - Mr. Underdown has real-world practical experience in most areas of personal and corporate insurance coverage types from annuities to workers’ compensation
  • Risk Management - As a Risk Manager for over twenty years, Mr. Underdown gained a wide variety of experience in several industries both public and private. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of cost of risk allocation, loss control programs, risk performance measurements, and safety management
  • Claims - With over ten years as a Claims Adjuster and Claims Manager and twenty years as a Risk Manager, Mr. Underdown has handled and supervised a great variety of claims beginning with investigating and adjusting property and casualty claims
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.

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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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T.R. Michaels Claim Consulting, LLC is a Property and Casualty Insurance firm offering:

Complex Claims Analysis, Negotiation, and Mediation for:
  • Law Firms that have asbestos, environmental, toxic tort or other long tail claims
  • Insured to determine the potential insurance coverage for claims against them
  • Insurance companies or insured to attend mediation
  • Mediation of claims between insurance companies or insurance companies and policyholders
Insurance Policy Interpretation and Retrieval:
  • Review of Insurance policies to determine coverage available
  • Search for and Assemble documents that provide evidence of insurance coverage
Claim File Audits for:
  • Reinsurance companies for pre-quote and at-risk claim audits
  • Corporations of third party administrators or insurance companies
  • Insurance companies of managing general agents or underlying carriers
Principal, 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.

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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, has been CEO of Snoaspen Insurance Group, Inc., since 1995. He has extensive experience:
  • Providing Insurance Risk Management Consultant Services and Policy / Risk Management Program Audit Services to Commercial Clients and Agents/Brokers
  • Providing Personal and Commercial Insurance Policy Coverage training for Agents, Brokers and Risk Managers
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. From Frank B. Hall, Mr. Burkett assisted in establishing the Meadowbrook of Colorado office and focused on developing specialized group programs.

Paul Burkett delivers seminars as a National Instructor for Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Courses, National Instructor for Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Courses and a Nevada Independent Insurance Agents Association Instructor for numerous Personal and Commercial Insurance coverage topics.

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 Property Casualty and Professional Liability Insurance Broker with over 25 years of experience. He has served the last 18 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 Property Casualty coverage and 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 180 cases as an insurance industry expert in the past 15 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
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David Stegall is Principal Consultant of Risk Consulting & Expert Services, a nationwide, fee- for-service only, insurance and risk management consulting practice providing analysis, advice and professional services to commerce, industry and government.

Mr. Stegall holds a B.A. in Communications from Auburn University. He is President of the Society of Risk Management Consultants, Insurance Practice Director and Faculty Member of 86 Pillars, Member of the Board of Directors of Alabama Captive Association, Inc., an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, a Member of the Defense Research Institute, a Member of the Association of Registered Professional Adjusters and a Member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

He has been Designated as an expert on over 90 forensic case assignments, in over 32 State and 32 Federal Districts. He has provided over 70 Expert Opinion Reports, been Deposed over 40 times and testified in four Trials. Approximately 60% of cases were for the Defense and 40% for the Plaintiffs.
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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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PozmantierWilliams Insurance Consultants, LLC is an Insurance / Risk Management firm that offers clients negotiating expertise and depth of knowledge to optimize their coverage while in many cases reducing costs.

Services Include:
  • Design / Implement / Audit Insurance / Risk Management Programs
  • Contractual Review and Recommendations
  • Lease Analysis
  • Broker Selection / Broker Services Review Advice
  • Competitive Marketing of Insurance Programs
  • Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Executive Insurance Review
  • Claims Services
  • Captive / Alternative Risk Planning Services
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.

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.

During the past several years, Mr. Williams has been a media contact for radio, television and news publications as an authoritative source of information about various insurance and risk management topics. He has taught numerous seminars on Business Insurance at the University of Houston. He has lectured and been a seminar leader on various insurance topics.

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Daryll W. Martin, JD, MBA
President
115 Bingham Ridge Drive
Pittsboro NC 27312
USA
phone: 512-940-5140
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Daryll W. Martin, JD, MBA has a unique professional experience as a Lawyer, Insurance Broker, and Insurance Brokerage Executive. Mr Martin has over 30 years of insurance experience, serving nearly half of that time as corporate counsel for two international brokers, and the other half of that time as a senior insurance brokerage executive. 

Broad Coverage Experience: Property & Casualty; Employee Benefits / Life & Health (qualified and non-qualified); D&O / Employment Practices Liability / Fiduciary; Property / Business Interruption / Boiler & Machinery / Inland & Ocean Marine; Casualty: General Liability / Professional Liability / Workers Compensation / Umbrella / Excess. 

Broad Brokerage Customer Industry Experience: Construction; Energy; Transportation; Manufacturing; Financial Institutions; Health Care; Public Entity / Not For Profit; and, Technology 

Extensive Insurance Industry Operational Experience: Executive officer of nationally ranked insurance brokers; Managed and handled a variety of international, national, and middle market accounts; Self Insurance / Large Retentions / Alternative Risk Transfer Vehicles; Foreign Placements; Wholesale Brokerage; Insurance Underwriting; Reinsurance; Technical Services / Loss Control / Actuarial/Risk Management Consulting; Actuary Services / Actuary Liability; Insurer Solvency / Market Security; Finance and Accounting; Mergers & Acquisitions; Insurance Sales; Client Service Standards; Technology Infrastructure; Human Resource Management; and, Insurer / Broker Relationship Management. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Bad Faith
  • Business / Employment Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agency
  • Insurance Agent / Broker
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Life Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Risk Management
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Olie R. Jolstad SCLA, FACFEI
Principal
USA
phone: 214-632-2788
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Olie R. Jolstad & Associates L.L.C. is an independent insurance and claims consulting firm representing both policyholders and insurance carriers in approximately 200 lawsuits. Our guiding principals are based on a careful review of the facts and evidence of individual cases, consistent with insurance industry customs, practices, and standards.

Olie R. Jolstad & Associates L.L.C. specializes in:
  • Commercial Insurance Coverage Analysis and Disputes
  • Insurance Claims Handling
  • Broker/Agent Standards of Care
Principal, 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 and forensic insurance policy reconstruction projects on behalf of policyholders.

His areas of skill, knowledge, and expertise include coverage disputes, unfair and deceptive claims, claim settlement acts and practices concerning general liability, property, commercial auto, personal lines, business interruption, builders’ risk, excess and umbrella liability, aviation, workers’ compensation, loss sensitive rating plans, professional liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers, third-party claims administration, and Lloyd’s of London coverage and analysis.

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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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Marcum LLP is a dedicated Accounting, Tax, Business Advisory, Forensic Accounting, and Litigation Support firm that helps both private and public companies across a variety of industries manage their risk, litigation, compliance, financial reporting and productivity to achieve success in their markets.

Key Coleman, CPA, CFA, CPCU, ARe is a Director in the Insurance Disputes practice of Marcum. Serving the insurance and reinsurance industries, he is one of the few experts nationwide who holds both the CPA and the CPCU designations. Mr. Coleman's consulting services include:
  • Insurance Advisory Services
  • Reinsurance Services
  • TPA / MGA / MGU Audits
  • Ceding Company Audits
  • Forensic and Litigation Services
  • Financial Advisory and Risk Services
  • Business Advisory
  • Key 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). Mr. Coleman began his insurance career in industry where he worked more than eight years in reinsurance and direct underwriting management.

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    Jim Leatzow
    President
    1265 Pine Isle Road
    Three Lakes WI 54562
    USA
    phone: 715-546-3300
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    Jim Leatzow has 43 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:

    • 43 years national Property/Casualty insurance industry experience
    • 30 years national, Property/Casualty insurance Agency Owner
    • 23 years national, Property/Casualty Managing General Agent (MGA)
    • 21 years national, Third Party Administrator (TPA) insurance claim adjuster
    • 16 years Reinsurance Company Founder/President
    • Certified insurance Arbitrator (U.S. / U.K. / Bermuda)
    • Licensed in all states for 20-25 years until 2005 (agency sold)
    • Rule 26 Report specialization on complex cases
    • History of representing plaintiff & defense equally
    • No charge for travel time "coast to coast"


    Leatzow's specialties include: Agent-Broker-MGA standards of care / Bad Faith / Coverage    / Agent-Broker E&O Claims / Agent-Broker custom & practice / Professional (E&O) Liability / Claims adjusting Standard of Care / Claims-made coverage / Surplus Lines issues / Underwriting / Licensing / Property / General Liability /Aviation Insurance

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    Steven Plitt
    Senior Member
    The Cavanagh Law Firm
    1850 N. Central Avenue
    Suite 2400
    Phoenix AZ 85004
    USA
    phone: 602-333-4038
    fax: 602-322-4100
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    Steven Plitt Liability Insurance Expert PhotoFor 34 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 thousands of 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 hundreds of cases nationally. 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 in 32 states, the Intermediate Appellate Courts in 23 states, 10 of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, 54 Federal District Courts, the Federal Court of Claims and Federal Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Plitt has been cited in the Code of Federal Regulations. Mr. Plitt has also been cited in 91 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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    Insurance Education Corporation
    Ivan E. Cohen, RF, ARM, CRM, CIC, AAI, MLIS, CRIS,CPIA
    President
    72 Gleneida Avenue
    Carmel NY 10512
    USA
    phone: 845-225-4100
    fax: 845-225-1978
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    Ivan E. Cohen RF, ARM, CRM, CIC, AAI, MLIS, CRIS, CPIA, has 38 years of experience in the Insurance Industry serving as an agent and broker. In 1979, he opened his own agency where he still serves as president.

    Mr. Cohen served for 13 years as a senior adjunct professor at Westchester Community College in the Banking, Insurance, and Real Estate curriculum and also served on the curriculum advisory committee. He has taught for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, The National Alliance, Professional Insurance Agents of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York and provides training and continuing education courses for agencies and companies.

    Mr. Cohen is a member of the Global Risk Management Institute, an associate member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society and holds the distinction of being a RIMS Fellow and a contributing insurance columnist for Risk Management Magazine

    Mr. Cohen delivers presentations and seminars throughout the country on topics including:

    Errors & Omissions - Agency Management - Risk Management - Law & Ethics - Casualty Coverage - Property Coverage

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    Ty R. Sagalow
    Management and Professional Liability Expert
    2 World Financial Center
    30th Floor
    New York NY 10281
    USA
    phone: 917-620-2174
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    Innovation Insurance Group, LLC is a consulting firm to the insurance industry providing a broad range of professional services including the development and launch of new insurance products and services, and expert witness services. The firm delivers high quality services to the insurance industry, law firms as well as to entrepreneurs seeking access to the insurance industry.

    The firm's Principal, Ty Sagalow, is a 30-year veteran of the Insurance Industry who specializes in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance and Professional Liability Insurance (including cyber). He is the former chief underwriting officer and general counsel for the largest provider of management and professional liability insurance in the world and the former chief operating officer of a major provider of network security insurance.

    Mr. Sagalow is widely credited as the major author of the modern D&O policy form used in the industry and has spoken before numerous venues on the subject of directors and officers liability and insurance. He is the author of a number of works on the subject including The D&O Handbook published by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is also the author of the foundation work on cyber-insurance, @Risk - the definitive guide to cyber-risk insurance and reinsurance issues.

    The firm's two practice groups are:

    Expert Witness Services - Provide expert reports and testimony in litigation or claims disputes involving the "financial lines" product group including directors and officers insurance, professional liability insurance and security & privacy (cyber) insurance.

    Product Development - Full end to end high quality services to the insurance industry for new product development and launch of new products. These services can be applied to new products from simply "rewrites" to New to the Market products for emerging risks, such as reputation risk, intellectual property, supply chain, climate change as well as many others.

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    10/30/2017 · Insurance
    A director or officer being sued or investigated for allegations of mismanagement is facing one of her or his worse nightmares. His reputation is at stake (often fueled by a stream of adverse news articles in the local press) and, because a director's or officer's liability even for "corporate decisions" is a personal liability, such a claim can be a financial nightmare as well. The situation is made all the worse when the director receives notification that the D&O insurer may be denying coverage. This article will lay out the top ten steps for a director to take to put him back in control. It all starts with

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    Guy C. Hatfield, CPCU, CIC
    1735 Post Rd
    Unit 5
    Fairfield CT 06824
    USA
    phone: 203-256-5660
    fax: (203) 256-5666
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    Hatfield Insurance Agency, Inc., family owned and managed since 1905, is a full service Insurance Brokerage providing custom Personal and Commercial Insurance consultation and placement of policies as well as expert witness testimony for attorneys. With a client retention of 90%, they have represented many businesses and families for over 3 generations.

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    Guy C. Hatfield, CPCU, CIC, has been a Principal in the Hatfield Insurance Agency since 1977. Founded in 1905 by his Grandfather, the Agency specializes in personal and commercial property/casualty insurance.

    Although primarily a broker/agent, Mr. Hatfield has gravitated into consulting and providing expert witness services for attorneys for the past 25 years. He is prepared to opine on the duties and conduct of insurance agents/brokers, coverage disputes, and the operations of insurance companies. He has access to other experienced professionals and experts for specific assignments. His analysis/testimony is concise and persuasive. 90% of this experts income is derived as an agent/broker which has provided the credibility needed as an expert. References and testimonials on this are available upon request. More information can be obtained on the website: hatfieldinsuranceagency.com

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    8/28/2017 · Insurance
    I have been active as an insurance agent/broker for 40 years. 20 years ago I was referred to an attorney by a fellow CPCU colleague to be a so called "expert". The case involved an agent who failed to provide workers compensation benefits to an ongoing commercial concern. I was hired by the plaintiff's attorney to opine on the conduct of the agent. Since this was a fundamental error on the part of the agent, the case was soon settled in favor of the plaintiff. This was my introduction to being an expert. I found I enjoyed the experience and it was a nice contrast to sales and insurance administration.

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    Fisher Consulting Group
    Frederick J. Fisher
    Professional Liability Consultant
    214 Main Street
    Ste 181
    El Segundo CA 90245
    USA
    phone: 310-413-6200
    fax: 310-356-3355
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    Frederick J. Fisher, JD, is the President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc. and was the Founder of E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, a Wholesale & MGA facility specializing in Professional Liability and Specialty Line risks. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America; a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Association and a course designer and webinar Instructor for the Academy of Insurance.

    Consulting - Since his career began, Mr. Fisher focused on one vision: providing financial security to the client. The result was a successful 40 year career in Specialty Lines Insurance which have resulted in substantial cost savings for clients. He provides consulting and audit services in all areas of Professional Liability, D&O, and EPLI Insurance. This includes Processes, Underwriting, Claims, and Product Distribution.

    Background - In 1975, Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster. In 1982, he bought the Company and increased annual billings by 400% in only 4 years.

    In 1995, he formed what is now known as ELM insurance Brokers, a firm that has acted as an MGA and Wholesale Broker of Professional Liability Insurance and Specialty Lines. From nothing, the firm grew rapidly to a $30 Million dollar facility when sold in 2008.

    Author and Speaker - Frederick Fisher has lectured extensively on professional liability issues since 1978, and authored over 64 articles in trade journals and periodicals. He is the author of BROKER BEWARE, Selling Real Estate within the Law. Mr. Fisher remains a Special Materials Expert for several RPLU courses and is the Senior Technical Advisor for The Professional Liability Manual, first published by the International Risk Management Institute in 1990. He has taught over 100 CE classes and lectures.

    Mr. Fisher can be reached at: fjfisher@fishercg.com

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    4/28/2017 · Insurance
    Insurance defense attorneys inhabit a confusing world in which even the "routine case" may need an expert witness for trial or a consultant to help with an early evaluation for settlement purposes. The legal precedents, regulations, and such don't often say what the profession's standard of care in the community is in the exact situation.

    3/12/2015 · Insurance
    Rarely are clients immediately aware of the wrongful or erroneous actions of the "professional" they trusted to perform specific duties or services; mainly because "professional" acts or errors do not or only seldom cause immediate injury. A "professional's" wrongful acts or errors may not manifest in client injury until long after the act is perpetrated or the error is committed.

    1/28/2015 · Insurance
    Two mutually exclusive goals are beginning to result in apparently unintended results within the executive and professional liability markets. The quest for underwriting profits and the desire to develop clear (to whatever extent possible) coverage language have rapidly changed the coverage landscape within these two lines of coverage.

    12/22/2014 · Insurance
    The 35-year history of the claims-made policy form has not brought it stability or standardization. In fact, claims-made forms have begun to incorporate with increasing frequency additional and exclusionary language that is unfavorable to the policyholder.

    11/20/2014 · Insurance
    The claims audit is the anathema of day-to-day claim operations. Nothing is more disruptive. Yet, if properly defined, nothing is more informative and helpful in improving a claim management program. This article will examine the need for a regular auditing program and provide a recipe for a three-dimensional approach to the process in order to maximize the accuracy of the audit results.

    Professional liability claim management is a unique area of insurance claim responsibilities. Indeed, there are as many ways to supervise, manage, and investigate professional liability claims as there are different lines of professional liability coverage. This article will address the key issues that are involved in the investigation and resolution of nonmedical and non-D&O claims under professional liability policies.

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