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Insurance Agent & Broker

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Jim Leatzow has 44 years of "hands-on" practical, property/casualty insurance industry experience as a national agency owner, among other experiences and skill sets that include:

* 44 years of industry experience
* 44 years licensed property/casualty agent / broker / producer
* 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 adjuster
* 17 years as a Certified insurance & reinsurance arbitrator in the U.S. / U.K. / E.U. / Bermuda)
* Reinsurance company founder, owner & CEO
* Licensed agent/broker/producer for 44 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 all 11 federal districts
* 500+ expert retentions since 2005 / 100+ depositions / 22 court testimonies / 45 arbitrations
* 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