Prof. William J. Warfel, PhD, CPCU, CLU, specializes in Insurance and Risk Management. Currently on faculty at Indiana State University, his subjects have included Property / Liability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Introduction to Risk and Insurance, Commercial Liability Insurance, and Insurance Seminars.
Dr. Warfel is widely published in applied, professional journals. He has formally agreed to make a presentation concerning the “Application of the Separation of Insureds Condition” to the Indianapolis Bar Association as part of its Continuing Education Program (Winter Symposium, Indianapolis Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Section) for its members on December 9, 2021.
Dr. Warfel is a Member of the Board of Directors Overseeing the Development and Use of a Monetary Investment Software Tracking System for the purpose of holding contractors and subcontractors connected to construction projects accountable, and protecting the insurable interest of banks who finance these construction projects. He has also participated as a panelist in a plenary session sponsored by the United Campus Ministries, and the Indiana State University Center for Economic Education. The title of this session was, “Healthcare Reform: Industry Implications, Insurance Complications, and the Economics of it All.”
Insurance Industry Studies:
Commissioned by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), to prepare an Issues Analysis paper concerning legislative expansion of policyholder remedies for first party bad faith. Prf. Warfel's role was to present the legal landscape concerning first-party bad faith law across the United States.
Commissioned by Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University to draft a working paper concerning issues related to insurance regulatory reform.
Commissioned by the Coalition for Quality, Affordable Housing to conduct a study concerning why reliance on litigation to resolve disputes relating to alleged construction defects has contributed to a price/availability problem with respect to contractors liability insurance in California.
Completed a faculty internship with Safeco Insurance Companies, the purpose of which was to examine the response of state legislatures to disruption in property insurance markets that occurs in the aftermath of a natural disaster, and examine the need for federal reinsurance.
Commissioned by State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company to conduct a study concerning the impact of natural disasters on insurers and the insurance marketplace.
The purpose of this teaching case study is (1) to present an illustrative first-party legal case in which the author was retained as a testifying expert witness by a plaintiff attorney, and reference how it can be used in the classroom to illustrate important IRM concepts in an introductory, undergraduate, IRM course, and (2) encourage
Jim Leatzow has 46 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:
46 years national Property/Casualty insurance industry experience
30 years national, Property/Casualty insurance Agency Owner
23 years national, Property/Casualty Managing General Agent (MGA)
20 years national, Third Party Administrator (TPA) insurance claim adjuster
26 years Reinsurance experience & Company Founder/President
17 years Certified insurance Arbitrator (U.S. / U.K. / Bermuda)
55 years Licensed Pilot with Commercial, Instrument, Multi & Seaplane Ratings
Still licensed in Illinois (46 years) & Wisconsin (38 years)
Licensed in all states for 20-25 years until 2005 (agency sold)
Rule 26 Report specialization on complex cases
Bad Faith Expert qualifiednationally
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