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Insurance Agent & Broker

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Jim Leatzow has 45 years of "hands-on" practical, property/casualty insurance industry experience as a national agency owner, among other experience and skill sets including:

• 45 years insurance industry experience
• 45 years licensed property/casualty agent / broker / producer
• 30 years national, property/casualty insurance agency founder & owner
• 23 years national, property/casualty Managing & Underwriting General Agent (MGA/MGU)
• 20 years national, Third Party Administrator (TPA) claims adjuster
• 18 years Certified insurance arbitrator in the U.S. / U.K. / E.U. / Bermuda
• Reinsurance company founder, owner & CEO
• Consultant to 4 Departments of Insurance
• Licensed agent / broker / producer for 45 years, formerly in all 50 states
• Licensed national surplus lines broker for 20 years
• History of representing plaintiff & defense equally
• Testified in all 11 federal districts
• Since 2005:
          - 600+ expert retentions
          - 100+ depositions
          - 25 court testimonies
          - 45 insurance arbitrations (Umpire & Party Appointed)
No charge for travel time coast-to-coast!

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