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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 homeownersâ€™ policies to complex property, inland marine, manufacturerâ€™s output and ocean marine policies. When he sold his agency in 1988, he had 60 employees and annual...
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...
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...
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...
Published on - April 21, 2021
A Missouri college is in the process of suing an insurance company for its failure to provide coverage related to COVID-19 economic losses. The...Read more
Published on - March 29, 2021
Geico Corp., a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is facing a class action lawsuit. Its Illinois customer base alleges that the...Read more
Published on - December 23, 2020
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Published on - December 8, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged businesses around the globe, causing financial disaster and bankruptcy across many industries. As a company’s...Read more
Published on - November 24, 2020
In response to denied business interruption insurance claims, thousands of small business owners have turned to legal action against their...Read more
Published on - October 25, 2016
This case involves a man whose home, a stucco-walled building, was flooded following a hurricane in his area. The man had his home covered by flood...Read more
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Published on - April 13, 2021
In this case, the defendant retains a neuropsychologist expert witness who treated the plaintiff following a car accident. The outcome of the...Read more
Published on - April 6, 2021
In this life insurance dispute, the defendant retains an insurance expert witness to opine on his counterclaim of insurance bad faith.Read more
Published on - March 9, 2021
In this insurance dispute, the plaintiffs argue their allergic reactions to mold made their home uninhabitable. They retain a family medicine expert...Read more
Published on - March 2, 2021