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Primary Area of Expertise
Insurance Practices & Standards
Profile
Attorney with superior expert witness qualifications and experience in the following areas: Insurance bad faith, claims handling and processing, coverage analysis, investigation/evaluation/negotiation of claims, timely communications and settlement aspects; water and mold damage cases in homeowner policies; 1st party UM claims; commercial liability cases involving analysis of covered employees verses independent contractors status in wrongful death; commercial manufacture breach of contract; analysis of efficient proximate cause; all risk and stated peril homeowner policies; misrepresentation; bad faith issues; failure to defend matters; adequate investigation and risk analysis, statute of limitations and denial of coverage issues, just to mention some areas of experience among others. Experience and expertise includes nearly fifteen years at Farmers Insurance Group as a senior liability Claims Adjuster and National Claims Training Administrator; responsible for training of liability claims adjusters, claims supervisors, managers and publication of in-house training texts; qualified to testify for property/water loss claims involving wind driven rain damage in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Successful handling of insurance bad faith claims as an attorney. Consulting and referral of bad faith claims also welcome.
Education & Licenses
B.A., M.A. (Education); Licensed CA Attorney