Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Insurance, bad faith, claims, coverage litigation, audit file review, tort litigation
Expert Witness No.2781
10/01 – Present
Insurance Consultant/Expert Witness
Perform audits and file reviews, consult with various carriers to develop programs and procedures to improve profitability and reduce expense. Consult and testify as expert witness in extra-contractual and “bad faith” litigation as to claims handling practice and procedure. Oversee and consult on complex/massive tort litigation.
3/01 – 10/01
Frontier Insurance Company – San Diego, Ca.
Vice President – Claims
Head of Property/Casualty Claims Division
Also perform as expert witness in extra-contractual and “bad faith” matters.
9/99 – 3/01
American Re-Insurance Co. – San Francisco, Ca.
Provide claim service for client accounts, perform claim reviews, pre-quotes
and due diligence reviews, monitor litigation, analyze client claim department performance, provide support and advice to other company departments. Perform audits on law firms and claims departments. Consult and testify as expert witness in extra-contractual and “bad faith” litigation.
8/96 – 9/99
Broad Waters, Inc. – San Diego, Ca.
President – Insurance Consulting and Management Firm.
Perform projects and develop programs to assist the insurance industry in addressing claim and litigation problems. Perform quality control audits at carrier’s request to assess billing practices and leakage of law firms and independent adjusting companies. Consult and testify as expert witness in extra-contractual and “bad faith” litigation as to claims handling practice and procedure.
6/93 – 8/96
Golden Eagle Insurance Company – San Diego, Ca.
Senior Vice President – Claims
Head of Property/Casualty Claims Division Create and staff Construction Defect Unit, Create and staff Audit Department. Reform and staff Professional Liability Unit, Also perform as expert witness for various carriers in extra-contractual and “bad faith” matters.
2/86 – 6/93
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company – Novato, Ca.
Director – Major Litigation Unit – Novato, Ca. (10/90-7/93) Home office position managing special unit handling massive and complex litigation nationwide.
Regional Litigation Manager – Woodland Hills, Ca. (8/86-10/90) – Attached to home office Major Litigation Unit, handling complex and massive litigation cases nation-wide. Specializing in construction defect, professional liability, molestation and harassment, intellectual property, financial institution claims, product liability, class action litigation, complex coverage and bad faith suits.
Branch Office General Adjuster – Woodland Hills, Ca. (2/86-8/86) – Handle complex litigation and coverage issues.
7/84 – 2/86
St. Paul Insurance Company – Woodland Hills, Ca.
Casualty Field Adjuster – Specializing in coverage and heavy litigation, including personal and advertising injury, medical malpractice, realtors and accountants E & O, bad faith, and large bodily injury and property damage claims.
7/82 – 7/84
Lumbermans Mutual Insurance Co. – Woodland Hills, Ca.
Multi-Line Field Adjuster – Commercial first and third party losses.Experience included directing litigation, coverage determination, and selection of counsel and experts.
7/81 – 7/82
Crawford and Company – Northridge, Ca.
Casualty Field Adjuster – Independent adjuster.
1/78 – 7/81
Erie Insurance Group – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Multi-Line Field Adjuster – Handle litigated and non-litigated claims of all type.