Service as arbitrator and umpire for dispute resolution between insurers, reinsurers, managing underwriters/agencies, and policyholders. Appointments by domestic and international entities. Issues include claim handling, appropriate underwriting disclosures, and compliance with contract terms. He has served as umpire and arbitrator on more than 30 occasions.
Testimony in disputes involving insurance coverage and reinsurance issues — jurisdictions include federal and district courts in numerous states and United Kingdom. Testimony on issues including bad faith; duties of insurers and agencies; appropriate claim handling; property/construction defect; underwriting; duty to defend; suspected fraud; duty of primary to excess carrier; additional insured clauses; property coverages; and many others.
Litigation support and consulting services for insurers, reinsurers, general agencies, receivers, and state insurance departments. Subject issues include claims, underwriting, accounting, and reinsurance conditions.
Effective communications – can write reports effectively, and convey concepts in plain, understandable language.
Relates well to a jury. Low-key and gets along well with people. Knows how to handle depositions – deposed about 75 times.
Keeps the ego locked away – the expert fills a small, niche role in a dispute. It is about the parties and their counsel.
I worked my way up in the insurance world to President of an insurance company. I know the insurance industry inside and out, have been there on the front line. I can explain things to make people understand some esoteric concepts, I'm easy to work with, and I accomplish things on time.
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