Insurance Claim Expert Witnesses

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Insurance claim expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including property insurance, life insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, and business interruption insurance. Some of the most common specialties among these expert witnesses include claim handling, bad faith claims, underwriting, and policy interpretation. They have provided opinions on the effects of claim denials, policy exclusions, premium calculations, risk assessment, and fraudulent claims.

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Susan Leigh Combs, PPACAView profile

ID: 6255075

Ms. Susan Leigh Combs, PPACA

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New York

Ms. Susan L. Combs has over 20 years of experience in Insurance and Claims. She earned her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Missouri Columbia. Today, this expert is a Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional, Chartered Health Consultant by the National Association of Health Underwriters, and is licensed as an Insurance Producer in over 25...

Property & Casualty Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, & Risk Management Expert WitnessView profile

E-691221

Property & Casualty Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, & Risk Management Expert Witness

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Michigan

This highly-qualified expert has 45 years of experience in insurance and risk management, specializing in questionable claims practices, policy rescission, bad faith conduct, coverage disputes, producer professional liability, and insurer insolvency. He holds several professional designations, including Associate in Risk Management, Accredited Advisor in Insurance, and Registered Professional...

James Taylor Schmid, ABV, CFF, CPAView profile

ID: 6328744

Mr. James Taylor Schmid, ABV, CFF, CPA

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Michigan

Mr. James T. Schmid has over 23 years of experience in the fields of Accounting, Business Valuation, and Fraud. He earned his BS in Engineering from Oakland University and his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Ross School of Business. Today, this expert is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a...

Insurance Bad Faith Expert WitnessView profile

E-044264

Insurance Bad Faith Expert Witness

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Kansas

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Texas

This expert has over 40 years of claims experience, both as an adjuster and then as an in-house attorney advising adjusters on the proper standard of care in claims handling. He has represented numerous bad faith plaintiffs, and he also established the errors & omissions adjusting practices and auditing procedures for a major insurance company. The expert spent over 6 years as AIG's Western Zone...

Douglas Gaeton DePhillipsView profile

ID: 6984577

Mr. Douglas Gaeton DePhillips

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Connecticut

Mr. Douglas G. DePhillips has 31 years of experience in Construction and Architecture with expertise in Construction Management. He earned his BEng in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. Formerly, this expert served as the Deputy Operations Manager of the Miami Business Unit at Turner Construction Company and as an Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth and the Chief Strategy Officer...

Insurance Bad Faith Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance Bad Faith Expert Witness

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Virginia

This highly qualified expert has over 30 years of experience in insurance claims and risk management. He earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University and his M.A. from the College of William & Mary. The expert holds the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation, as well as specialty designations from the American Insurance Institute in Risk Management. He was most recently the Vice...

Insurance Claims Handling Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance Claims Handling Expert Witness

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Massachusetts

This experienced insurance expert has extensive background in claims management for personal, commercial, and specialty lines of business. He began his career as a Multi-Line Adjuster with Commercial Union Insurance Company and remained with the entity for 32+ years after it became CGU Insurance and OneBeacon Insurance Group through acquisitions. Most recently, the expert served as the Senior...

Insurance Claims Handling & Bad Faith Expert WitnessView profile

E-078467

Insurance Claims Handling & Bad Faith Expert Witness

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Illinois

This insurance industry veteran has 30+ years of experience in the field. He is currently active as the Owner of an insurance claims consulting business that provides P&C claim audits, studies of industry best practices, and expert witness testimony. Previously, the expert served as a Partner at Ernst & Young, where he was the National Practice Leader for the Property & Casualty claims consulting...

Insurance Claims & Bad Faith Litigation Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance Claims & Bad Faith Litigation Expert Witness

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Ohio

This insurance expert works as an independent claims consultant and expert witness, primarily in the areas of bad faith claims litigation for both plaintiffs and insurance defense. She has over 20 years of experience in the property & casualty industry, handling all levels of claims, including large loss and complex claims, as well as bad faith litigation. The expert holds the CPCU, AIC-M, and...

Insurance Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance Expert Witness

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Oklahoma

This expert has over 30 years experience as an insurance claim adjuster specializing in helping clients manage residential and commercial insurance claims after natural disasters or fires damage their property. He is a graduate of University of Central Oklahoma and a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is licensed in 11 states. He is currently...

Insurance & Risk Management Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance & Risk Management Expert Witness

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Wisconsin

This highly qualified expert has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has served in a variety of roles for various insurance companies, including Property Adjuster, Field Underwriter, Personal Lines District Manager, Commercial Lines District Manager, Territory Manager and Territorial Business Manager. He has first-hand experience in personal lines, commercial lines, farm...

Property & Casualty Insurance Claims Expert WitnessView profile

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Property & Casualty Insurance Claims Expert Witness

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California

This expert has over 50 years of experience in the field of insurance claims. He has experience working in in claim handling custom and practice, claim adjusting, coverage interpretation, and SIU practices. He is certified as a Casualty Claims Law Associate, Legal Principals Coverage Specialist, and a Registered Professional Adjuster, among others. He is active as a member of the Claims and...

Insurance Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance Expert Witness

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Colorado

This expert began his career in underwriting in the 1960's, managing a regional general agency with broad underwriting authority specializing in property real and personal coverage, running the gamut from simple auto and homeowners’ policies to complex property, inland marine, manufacturer’s output and ocean marine policies. When he sold his agency in 1988, he had 60 employees and annual...

Insurance marketing  underwriting  claims Expert WitnessView profile

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Insurance marketing underwriting claims Expert Witness

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Minnesota

This expert has extensive experience with insurance. He gained his MBA from Pennsylvania State University, his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his JD from the University of Minnesota. He served as the deputy commissioner and acting chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. He has also served as an insurance consultant to many corporations, state and local...

Disability Income Insurance  Life Insurance  Bad Faith Claims Expert WitnessView profile

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Disability Income Insurance Life Insurance Bad Faith Claims Expert Witness

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Kentucky

This expert has a thirty year association in the Life and Disability Income Insurance Industry. For twenty-eight years he was associated with The Union Central Life Insurance Company. During that time he was involved in numerous claim/policy service matters and supervised claim litigation. He also conducted California Fraud Training for over twenty years with claim examiners with a concentration...

Insurance Expert Claims Adjuster Expert WitnessView profile

E-283085

Insurance Expert Claims Adjuster Expert Witness

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Georgia

This highly qualified insurance claims adjuster is dual-licensed in multiple states for property and casualty claims and claims handling. He has over 30 years of experience specializing in property losses for both commercial and residential with an emphasis on residential property claims, including third-party property liability. This expert received his BS in management studies from the...

Insurance Claim Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of an insurance claim expert witness?

An insurance claim expert witness provides specialized knowledge in court cases involving insurance claims. They can clarify complex issues, validate or dispute claims, and provide professional opinions.

What types of cases does an insurance claim expert witness handle?

These experts handle a variety of cases such as personal injury claims, property damage, life insurance disputes, health insurance claims, and workers' compensation cases.

How can an insurance claim expert witness assist in a bad faith insurance case?

In bad faith insurance cases, these experts can evaluate the insurer's conduct, interpret policy language, and assess if the insurer has met its obligations to the insured party.

Are there subspecialties within the field of insurance claim expert witnesses?

Yes, there are several subspecialties including life insurance experts, health insurance experts, auto insurance experts, and property & casualty insurance experts.

Why is it important to hire an expert witness with experience in specific types of insurance claims?

Each type of insurance claim has unique complexities. An expert with specific experience can provide valuable insights and credibility to your case.

How does Expert Institute select its Insurance Claim expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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