Coverage and claim Analysis
Multiple-triggered primary/excess/umbrella policies allocation
Additional insured/contractual indemnity
Attendance: mediations, settlement conferences, carrier (cost-share/allocation) meetings, trial monitoring
My insurance claim career spans 44 years, all of which have been spent managing, directly or in a supervisory capacity, commercial and personal lines insurance claims. For the last 29 years, I have specialized in commercial long-term exposure, or continuous property damage, bodily injury, and personal injury claims on a national basis, primarily, but not exclusively, involving construction defect, environmental, toxic tort, and product liability, and design professional liability claims. I frequently collaborate with underwriting professionals to draft and redraft policy language. My experience also includes construction accident claims, particularly third-party-over actions in New York.
During the first 14+ years of my career, I supervised personal lines claims, both on a primary and umbrella basis, in the State of New Jersey. It was during this time, in the early 1990s, that I qualified as an expert in the evaluation of automobile bodily injury claims in Federal Court. On behalf of the U.S., I testified as an expert in Newark Federal Court in two related automobile insurance fraud prosecutions of a fraud ring that included a physician, three attorneys, and their respective office staffs.
I am a staunch proponent of lifetime professional development as evidenced by my participation in formal programs as well as by my creation and delivery of webinars and workshops.
Effective September 2020, I joined the Academy of Insurance as an instructor, https://www.ijacademy.com/.
Effective April 2021, I joined the adjunct faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College – CUNY and will be teaching Fundamentals of Risk Management and Insurance and Property and Liability Insurance Principles.
Effective May 2021, I affiliated with PolicyFind Insurance Archeology Services, https://www.policyfind.com/.
I am licensed in Florida and Louisiana.
Articles by Joseph
- Stringfellow Acid Pits, The Toxic and Legal Legacy, by Brian Craig, University of Michigan Press, 2020
- IT’S FUNDAMENTAL: The Duty to Defend – The Anomaly of D.R. Horton-Tex., Ltd. v. Markel Inter’l Ins. Co