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Insurance Claims Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Insurance, Claims, Insurance Claims Fraud, Bad Faith, Outrage Workers Compensation, Property, Casualty, Life, Health, Commercial

Expert Witness No. 339

Alabama

Education

University of Alabama-B.S.-Commerce and Business Administration 1971
Aetna Advanced Claim School-1984
Insurance Institute of America-Associate in Claims-1991
Multiple Seminars conducted in Proper Claims Handling
Society of Certified Insurance Counselors-Agency Management Institute-1994
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-Certified Fraud Examiner-1996

Employment

Consulting-January 1993 to Present

Consultant and expert witness in insurance claims coverage involving commercial lines, personal lines, health, life and disability policies for Bad Faith, Fraud and Tort of Outrage in claims handling.

Investigations of claims and accidents involving trucks, autos, general liability, dram shop, commercial liability, personal liability, professional liability, workers compensation, real and personal property, products liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist, fire loss, accidental shootings, and witness locations.  Service of Process

Aetna Casualty and Surety-July 1983 to December 1992

Responsible for the complete development and disposition of complex and unique claims/Catastrophic cases/lawsuits within Alabama.  Technical advisor on technical claim related matters.  Counsel and assisted in training of claims personnel.  Coordinator of departments technical training.  Reclamation, Fidelity, and Surety Bonds.  All Hazardous Waste claims for the state.  Commercial auto, trucking, property, medical malpractice claims.  Extra-contractual Suits for state involving bad faith, fraud and tort of outrage.  Workmen’s Compensation Claims.  Large account consultations of pending claims.

Stonewall/Dixie Insurance Companies 1979-1983

Claims Manager-Personal lines.  Supervised Auto and Property Unit, Subrogation Unit of handling of claims in 26 states. Responsible for training and supervision of claims examiners for each unit, granting of Authority for settlement of claims in each unit.  Coverage approval for acceptance and denial of claim. Coordination of defense for cases.

Claims Examiner-Liquor Liability Unit.  Handling of investigations and directing Independent investigations on Dram Shop cases in Michigan and Minnesota.  Evaluated and negotiated settlements of claims, coordination of defense.

National Producers Life Insurance Company 1978-1979

Consultant for litigation and accounting systems.

Alabama Power Company 1971-1978

Resident Claims Agent-Responsible for investigation, evaluation and settlement or defense of product liability, general liability, auto, truck and electrical contact claims.  Workmen’s compensation claims, employee dishonesty investigations, and power theft investigation.

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