Insurance Expert in Claims Handling
An insurance expert in claims handling was needed for a professional liability case. When an international asset recovery firm won a judgment against a law firm it alleged acted improperly in the prosecution of certain class action claims, questions arose about how the settlement claim was processed by both the provider of the primary professional lawyer liability insurance policy and the carrier of the excess liability policy.
IMS ExpertServcies was asked to find an insurance expert with significant claims handling experience within a named top tier national insurance company. Specifically, the right expert would have experience handing lawyers’ professional liability claims and opining on insurance industry standards for such policies.
This insurance coverage expert is the founder of an insurance and risk management consulting firm. Prior to starting his own firm, he was employed in various capacities by two commercial property and casualty insurers and one professional liability insurer. He served in underwriting departments as an underwriter, supervisor, manager and executive officer. He earned his M.B.A. with an emphasis in management and finance and is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter and Certified Property Casualty Underwriter. His expert witness and litigation consulting to date has included professional liability and directors and officers liability insurance matters. IMS Reference #1217371
This claims handling expert has over 25 years of experience as a senior level claims executive. He began his insurance career as in-house counsel for a regional insurance company. This expert has direct experience with professional liability lines including serving as auditor of all legal professional programs. Currently he presides over a company that consults with attorneys and insurers on claims issues. He’s been deposed and testified as an insurance expert witness numerous times. IMS Reference #5003558
This insurance expert is president of a company specializing in wholesale placement of professional liability insurance. Previously, he presided over a company that conducted claims investigations and claims management for large insurers through the U.S. and Canada. This expert has been a frequent speaker and writer on professional liability issues and has provided claims training seminars to a number of major insurance companies. He is an experienced expert witness who has testified on cases dealing with the duties and obligations of professionals, as well as coverage and claims-made issues. IMS Reference #5003556