Expertise DescriptionI have many years experience in the field of Property and Casualty Insurance with expertise in reinsurance. I have experience with claim handling; appropriate underwriting disclosures, claims and loss damages, and compliance with contract terms. I have additional knowledge of bad faith, duties of insurers and agencies; property/construction defect; underwriting, arbitrator, duty to defend, and suspected fraud. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes testimony in disputes involving insurance coverage and reinsurance issues. I have experience with issues including bad faith, duties of insurers and agencies; appropriate claim handling, property/construction defect; underwriting, duty to defend, and suspected fraud.
My consulting experience includes a project for assessment and documentation of damage and injury from Iraqi invasion and developed standards for sampling and verification for validation, and statistical formulation and methodology. I have also insured losses on behalf of property owners including compilation and assessment of damages, documentation, insurer presentation, and preparation of all required processes for settlement.
My professional experience includes President and Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors Member for an insurance company, as well as Director of Marketing, Special Programs, and Specific Reinsurance, International Consultant, Executive Vice President, Vice President and Director, President and Owner, Manager of Commercial Lines, Assistant Vice President, and Personal and Commercial Lines Underwriter.
I have extensive underwriting experience nationwide. For many years, I was in the reinsurance industry, and was an “underwriter’s underwriter” visiting client insurance companies to assess their underwriting practices and capabilities. In reinsurance, you are exposed to many insurers underwriting procedures, appetite for risk, and a broad spectrum of various industries and policy coverages.
I am familiar with bonds for construction projects and contracting requirements.
I have the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation and am a MBA in finance.
35 years working in the industry, and very familiar with cancellation clauses of this type. Back years ago, I was the liaison with ISO and visited their offices to meet with staff and drill down into their methodology in rating and drafting forms. Fourteen years in reinsurance exposed me to all types of forms from many carriers, and got involved with the cancellation rating provisions regularly. During all of those years, I worked with client insurers in the choice of ISO forms on many issues.
|MBA||Business Administration||University of Houston|
|BA||Business Administration||University of Houston|
|Certified Reinsurance/Insurance Arbitrator|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Association of Insurance Management Consultants|
American Association of Insurance Management Consultants
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases