insurance law Expert 4356 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years of experience in Specialty Law Practice in insurance matters with emphasis on coverage issues. My expertise includes all personal and commercial liability lines and coverage (Commercial General Liability, Builders Risk, Course of Construction, Professional Errors and Omissions, Director and Officers, Contractors, Inland Marine, Surplus Lines, Specialty Lines, Excess and Umbrella, Employment Practices Liability, Personal Liability, Commercial and Personal Vehicle); and drafting liability insurance policy language (Commercial General Liability, Personal Liability and Environmental Policies). My experience involves Claims Handling; Duty to Investigate; Duty to Defend; Duty to Indemnify; Contribution among Insurers; Excess Insurer "Drop Down"; Rights and Duties of Primary/Excess Insurers, Bad Faith Issues, Professional Liability of Attorneys and Agents/Brokers Relating to Insurance Issues. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes Claims Handling, Duty to Investigate, Duty to Defend, Duty to Indemnify, Contribution among Insurers, Excess Insurer

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes a specialty Law Practice focused on Insurance Issues, as well as being a Consultant for Insured and Insurers, Mediator/Arbitrator for Insurance Disputes, and Lecturer/Instructor.


J.D.UCLA School of Law
M.B.A.University of Hawaii

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