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Insurance Agent & Broker

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Jim Leatzow has 43 years of "hands-on" practical, property/casualty insurance industry experience as a national agency owner, among other experiences and skill sets that include:

* 43 years of industry experience
* 30 years as a national, property/casualty insurance agency owner
* 23 years as a national, property/casualty Managing & Underwriting General Agent (MGA/MGU)
* 20 years as a national, Third Party Administrator (TPA) property & liability claims handler
* Certified insurance & reinsurance arbitrator in the U.S. / U.K. / E.U. / Bermuda)
* Reinsurance company founder, owner & CEO
* Licensed agent/broker/producer for 43 years, all non-resident states average of 20-25 years
* Licensed surplus lines broker nation-wide for 20 years
* History of representing plaintiff & defense equally
* Testified in 10 of the 11 federal districts
* 400+ expert retentions since 2005 / 80+ depositions / 15 court testimonies / 46 arbitrations
* No charge for travel time coast-to-coast!

Leatzow's specialties include: Agent - Broker - MGA - TPA standards of care / Bad Faith / Claims handling standards of care / Underwriting / E&O claims / Agent - Broker custom & practice / Coverage & Claim issues for Property - Liability - Casualty - Aviation - Professional Liability - E&O - Claims-made coverage & "trigger" - Surplus Lines / Excess-Surplus