I have experience with cases involving
- homeowner policies, comprehensive general liability policies, personal and commercial umbrella policies, dwelling rental policies, commerical property and liability package policies, directors' and officers' liability policies, garagekeepers' policies, inland marine policies, property coverage policies, excess policies, automobile liability and physical damage policies, truckers' policies, municipal liability policies and manuscript policies. - Such cases involved allocation issues, policy language interpretation issues, valuation issues, claims handling issues, triggering of coverage issues, primary/excess issues, occurrence issues, duty to defend issues, Cumis defense cost reimbursement issues, advertising liability and personal injury liability coverage issues, intentional acts issues. - I have also mediated cases involving serious personal injury, overtime payment disputes, collection cases, real estate home purchase matters and boundary matters, business disputes, wrongful termination cases, property damage cases, wrongful arrest and police shooting cases, construction defect and construction payment disputes, slip and fall cases. - I have served and am currently serving as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court for many years, both the part pay panel and the pro bono panel. I have also served as an arbitrator for the California Contractors State License Board in binding arbitrations between homeowners and contractors for cases involving up to $ 50,000. I am currently serving as an mediator and arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and have served for NASD (National Association of Security Dealers) to hear securities investment disputes between stock brokers and investors. I have and am currently serving as an attorney/client fee dispute arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s state mandated fee arbitration program. - I am a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU), active in the Los Angeles chapter. In the past I have held all of the insurance production licenses, including fire broker, surplus lines and special surplus lines broker, and life and disability. - I have conducted hundreds of mediations since I started doing so in the 1990's.