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Olie R. Jolstad

Olie Jolstad is an insurance expert with over 40 years of professional insurance experience in commercial and personal lines insurance claims handling, coverage analysis, managing general agent, and agent/broker procurement of insurance. Mr. Jolstad holds the Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) designation, as well as being a Fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners…

Frederick C. Berry

Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance (1969) and a Juris Doctor degree (1973) from Arizona State University. Deputy Director of Insurance of the State of Arizona from July 1, 1976 through September 30, 1978. Chartered and Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 1981 and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1983. Member of the State Bar…

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Neal Bordenave

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David Mandt

Dave has been retained in over 150 cases as a consulting or testifying expert on insurance claim handling standards and practices in both state and federal courts in a variety of jurisdictions, both at deposition and trial. He has been qualified to testify in Washington and Oregon state courts and the United States District Courts…

The Problem of Relationship Inertia with the Reinsurance Broker

For many small to mid-sized companies there is the overriding element of misplaced trust in the broker and a gross misunderstanding of their own duties.

Looking Behind the Curtain

I have not figured out why reinsurance is not fully regulated, as is insurance. I have heard the logic that the parties to the contract are equally sophisticated, and therefor no regulation is necessary. The problem with that logic is that it assumes a premise that is false. Many of the parties do not have equal bargaining power; they are not equally qualified to enter into the transaction and there are no real arms length negotiations. Many small companies spend more on reinsurance each year then they could possibly receive from the sale of the building they occupy.

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Van Hedges

Van is currently President of Southern Insurance Consulting, where he assists insurance agencies with valuations and mergers & acquisitions. He also provides expert testimony, litigation support and coverage analysis.  In 2000, he joined the University of Mississippi faculty as Adjunct Professor of Insurance and teaches Finance 341 – “Risk Management and Insurance”.  In 2011, Van…

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Robert E. Underdown

The Insurance Archaeologist™, Bob Underdown  is a highly qualified Insurance Expert Witness providing consultation and testifying services across the United States. Mr. Underdown has provided testimony in recent cases in the following areas: Standard of Care for insurance agent and brokers; insurance claims adjusting; insurance company bad faith (both first party and third party); insurance…

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Thomas Veitch

    Mr. Veitch has been engaged in the insurance industry since 1963 commencing with claims training with Crawford & Company followed by positions in underwriting, marketing, insurance agent and branch management.     He has obtained multiple insurance professional designations and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1973 where he is…

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Joe Williams

Mr. Williams has over 49 years experience as an insurance agent/broker and insurance consultant. From 1970 until 2007 he was a principal shareholder in a large Houston firm, Wisenberg Insurance + Risk Management and was its Chairman and CEO when the firm was sold to a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank. He has a particular…

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