Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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 Science||UC Santa Barbara|
|J.D.||Law||Loyola Law School|
|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|
American Bar Association
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