Busines Valuation Expert 2232 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience as a practicing attorney specializing in insurance law. My expertise includes: agent liability; appraisal; bad faith matters; business law; claims (disability / health / liability / life / property); construction defects; contracts; first / third party coverage; insurance law; intellectual property; and all forms of insurance. I have additional expertise in general business, civil, and real estate litigation. I have more than 20 years experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Insurance Coverage & Policy Interpretation; Insurance Coverage Litigation – Trial & Appellate; Catastrophic Insurance Claims Litigation; Expert Witness & Consultation Services Regarding First Party & Third Party Insurance Litigation.

Professional Experiences

Relevant Experiences

I am a lawyer of almost 39 years experience.  I am an insurance coverage lawyer, representing policyholders, although for the first 17 years of my career, I represented insurance companies.  My practice almost exclusively involves insurance coverage disputes in both first party and third party claims property and liability claims.  I have previously qualified and have testified as an insurance coverage expert.  Also, I am frequently retained as a consulting insurance coverage expert on matters both both insureds and insurers.
In addition to my full time insurance coverage practice, I am a professor at a prestigious University in Georgia. My professional career has exclusively been as a lawyer, as I have not worked for an insurance company previously, whether in claims or underwriting, but as stated, I represented Insurers in the 1980's and 1990's, and teach the subject matter in my law school classes, including covering Commercial General Liability policies and professional liability insurance.


B.A.Political ScienceUC Santa Barbara
J.D.LawLoyola Law School

Licenses Certifications

State Bar of California – Attorney at Law
State Bar of Georgia – Attorney at Law
Life Insurance Agent – California

Awards & Affiliation

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Primary Affiliation

American Bar Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases