Best's Insurance Law Podcast

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters

Best’s Insurance Law Podcast series examines key topics in the insurance industry from an attorney’s point of view. Featured panelists are top lawyers from firms profiled in Best's Insurance Professional Resources, a highly selective online service showcasing only firms recommended by their clients for outstanding service to the insurance industry. Published by AM Best, Best's Insurance Professional Resources is a claims industry resource that features qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. AM Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

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Attorneys Alan Russo and Marie Castronuovo from the law firm Russo & Gould discuss social inflation and its impact on the insurance industry. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Nov 18

26 min 58 sec

Attorneys Lary Zucker and Sara Mazzolla from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss risk management guidelines and accident prevention in the amusement, sports and entertainment industries. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Oct 26

23 min 32 sec

Expert Service Provider Dan Finn from Finn Financial Group LLC discusses how insurance professionals and their counsel overcome structured settlement obstacles. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Sep 28

11 min 23 sec

Attorney Michael Watza of the law firm Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook discusses potential claims related to radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers as 5G is rolled out. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Aug 17

15 min 42 sec

Expert service providers discuss emerging risks in marine losses. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.john

Jul 6

11 min 19 sec

Attorneys Thomas Brown and Patrick Delong from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss differences between regular automobile cases and rideshare cases and the types of claims that result from them. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Jun 10

9 min 49 sec

Expert Service Provider Steve Rundell, PHD & PE from Explico Engineering Company discusses the importance of forensic visualization in the context of accident and claims investigations. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

May 6

20 min 46 sec

Expert Service Provider Dr. Ernest Chiodo discusses the analysis of low-impact automobile accidents and the impact on claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Apr 6

23 min 41 sec

Attorney addresses COVID-19 impact on legislation and business interruption claims.

Mar 9

17 min 8 sec

Attorneys Leonard Leicht and Harold Moroknek, both of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, review emerging trends in trucking and transportation cases and how counsel are responding to plaintiffs that employ Reptile Theory strategy.

Feb 9

26 min 58 sec

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses the impact of COVID-19 and differences in how claims are handled in Canada and the US.

Jan 7

17 min 41 sec

Adjuster James Barbieri, president and CEO of Claims Advantage Inc. in Georgia, discusses the investigation process involved in commercial vehicle accidents and the potential for fraudulent claims.

Dec 2020

22 min 35 sec

Attorney Marcelo Mansur Haddad from the law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados addresses the impact of Covid-10 on Brazil's insurance claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Oct 2020

24 min 6 sec

Attorney Tim Agajanian from the law firm Ropers Majeski discusses the selection of cumis counsel attorneys and how their duties impact claims.

Sep 2020

17 min 32 sec

Dr. Bill Kanasky from expert service provider Courtroom Sciences, Inc. in Irving, Texas discusses the Reptile Theory and how defense counsel might best deploy the reverse reptile.

Aug 2020

12 min 29 sec

Larry Norman, president and executive general adjuster of L.W. Norman & Associates in Michigan discusses recent changes to the Michigan no-fault insurance law and impact on claims.

Jul 2020

19 min 18 sec

James Barbieri, president and CEO of Claims Advantage in Georgia discusses how COVID-19 influences fraudulent claims and what investigators and claims managers need to be concerned about.

Jun 2020

14 min 32 sec

Tripp Wagner, senior forensic mechanical engineer from expert service provider Jensen Hughes, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted forensic engineering, claims handling and relationships with insurers. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Jun 2020

17 min 47 sec

Attorney Tom McCally from the law firm Carr Maloney discusses what employers and insurers must address to avoid potential COVID-19 related claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

May 2020

17 min 48 sec

Attorney Francisco Torres from the law firm Santamarina + Steta in Mexico addresses how the Mexican insurance market is impacted by COVID-19.

May 2020

11 min 8 sec

Attorney Charles "CJ " Haddick, Jr. from the Harrisburg, PA law office of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. addresses business interruption claims breaking out with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 2020

14 min 43 sec

Attorney Frank Zacherl from the Shutts & Bowen law firm in Florida discusses impact of Coronavirus on insurers and outside defense law firms.

Apr 2020

20 min 10 sec

Dr. Bill Kanasky and Dr. George Speckart from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. in Irving, Texas discuss nuclear verdicts and what insurance companies and their insureds can do to prevent or limit them.

Mar 2020

20 min 45 sec

Peter Schifrin, President and CEO of Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, Inc. discusses how the California wildfires have changed the landscape of claims adjusting in California. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Mar 2020

10 min 26 sec

Attorney Jim Boyers from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin LLP discusses how insurers and counsel can ensure discovery of all relevant data and avoid claims of spoliation.

Feb 2020

15 min 6 sec

Attorney Florina Altshiler from the law firm of Russo & Toner discusses the impact of the Child Victim Act on claims in New York and what insurance carriers should be aware of. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers. 

Jan 2020

13 min 31 sec

Attorney Jeff Kerley from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses the complexity of handling Florida Workers' Compensation Claims.

Nov 2019

13 min 2 sec

Expert Service Providers Sean Murphy and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. discuss Enterprise Risk Management and challenges facing insurance carriers and other corporations.

Oct 2019

15 min 50 sec

Expert Service Provider discusses the present and future of vocational rehabilitation claims for those with disabilities in both the US and Canada.

Sep 2019

13 min 17 sec

Attorneys Matthew Berkowitz, Brian O'Shea and Samantha Lewis from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, D.C. address class action settlements and impact on claims.

Sep 2019

13 min 45 sec

Attorneys Jim Boyers and Robert Simmons from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin discuss the importance of social media in cases and the ethical obligations attorneys have with respect to preserving clients' social media ESI.

Jul 2019

22 min 2 sec

Attorneys Heather Fine and Vlada Tasich from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin examine the expected impact of autonomous vehicles and how it will change the risk environment for insurers. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 2019

11 min

Attorney Jeff Vernis from the law firm Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses reasons that claims that become unmanageable and what Claims Professionals can do to gain control. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

May 2019

9 min 21 sec

Attorneys Matt Berkowitz and Brian O'Shea from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, DC discuss data breach class actions and what companies can do to protect their businesses from significant exposure. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Apr 2019

14 min 12 sec

Attorney Shelly Lee Griffin from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. addresses fraudulent water claims, how they are being committed and what adjusters and special investigators should look for when investigating claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Mar 2019

24 min 37 sec

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses home modifications in the US and Canada and the impact on insurance claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 2019

10 min 25 sec

Fred Fisher from Fisher Consulting Group discusses when expert testimony is best applied in an insurance claims trial and the styles of depositions employed. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 2019

18 min 16 sec

Peter Read and Jay Rava, Shareholders and Co-Chairs, New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin discuss litigating and defending New York construction claims and the most relevant statutes at play with these cases. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Dec 2018

17 min 14 sec

Attorney John J. Cloherty, III from the law firm Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP discusses what types of cases typically involve Electronically Stored Information (ESI) discovery and how they are impacting claims and mitigating related expenses. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Nov 2018

23 min 21 sec

Expert Service Provider Dr. Janine McCartney discusses why experts are sometimes approached to endorse or accept ghost-written reports, why this practice is typically considered illegal and unethical, and why it has become an issue in claims cases.

Oct 2018

14 min 23 sec

Expert Service Provider Dr. Allison Muller from Acri Muller Consulting, LLC discusses toxicology and common pitfalls that attorneys should be aware of when looking at test results. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Sep 2018

16 min 32 sec

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses vehicle modifications in the US and Canada and the impact on insurance claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Aug 2018

10 min 56 sec

Attorneys Ed Lewis from Weightmans LLP, David Mackenzie from Blaney McMurtry LLP and David Shannon with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss emerging cyber threats and associated global risks. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jul 2018

14 min 23 sec

Attorney Alan S. Goldberger discusses Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act; who is impacted by the law, types of insurance coverages, and the potential impact on claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 2018

13 min 20 sec

Attorneys Jason Sullivan and Rebecca Wright from the Rathbone Group, LLC law firm discuss how social media is changing and impacting business dealings.

May 2018

16 min 44 sec

Attorney Laura Grabouski from the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC examines the impact of Hurricane Harvey and how insurance claims in Texas were settled and litigated. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

May 2018

11 min 43 sec

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses attendant care in the US and Canada, associated costs and the impact on the insurance industry.  Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Apr 2018

12 min 2 sec

Attorney addresses Georgia Valued Policy Law and the impact on various states, jurisdictions and claims.

Mar 2018

10 min 26 sec

Attorney addresses industry changes impacting how insurers defend themselves in and litigate bad faith and coverage cases.

Feb 2018

13 min 13 sec

CPAs Derek Royster and Matthew Curtis address valuation approaches, including the application of the Daubert standard in cases and the impact on claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 2018

18 min 49 sec