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Protect Clients From Hidden Holes in Construction Insurance Coverage
Adequate construction insurance coverage can be the difference between a thriving business and one swamped by costly claims. Are your clients fully covered? In this program, seasoned faculty will highlight common construction insurance mistakes and show you ways to protect clients (and your professional reputation). Avoid policy pitfalls in order to maximize coverage for construction claims - register today!
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals, construction professionals and paralegals may also find it useful.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Presenters: Scott C. James, Patrick J. McGinley and Justin R. Watkins
SCOTT C. JAMES focuses his practice on helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals, avoid disputes and, if necessary, resolve disagreements both in and out of court in the areas of insurance coverage and recovery, construction, and business law. Mr. James started his career defending insurance companies against claims of bad faith in Colorado state and federal courts. In connection with this experience, he regularly analyzed insurance coverage, prepared for and defended corporate representative and claim adjuster depositions, managed standard of care experts, litigated confidentiality and trade secret issues, successfully argued motions, and tried cases in state and federal court. At Moye White LLP, Mr. James leveraged his experience with insurance coverage and bad faith to co-found the firm’s insurance coverage and recovery group where he focuses on counseling clients regarding risk management, risk transfer, insurance procurement, coverage issues and related litigation. His experience representing large insurance carriers provides him with valuable insight to help his clients work through a variety of complex insurance issues. Mr. James also counsels owners, developers, and construction professionals regarding commercial construction projects, including contract review, contract drafting, insurance programs, and contract administration. When disputes arise on the project, he is dedicated to finding the most cost-effective solution, whether that includes, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or trial. Mr. James is the co-author of the construction law chapter for Colorado Methods of Practice which covers almost all aspects of construction law in Colorado. He is also a co-author of the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Forms Deskbook chapter on mechanics’ liens and has experience both pursuing recovery and defending matters involving mechanics’ liens. In the area of real estate, Mr. James represents landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes and eviction matters throughout Colorado. Because of his trial skills, he is regularly sought out to handle contested commercial eviction matters. Mr. James also has experience finding creative and efficient solutions to a wide variety of other business disputes relating to contract disputes, theft of trade secrets, mineral right acquisitions, business ownership disputes, and commercial collection. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver.
PATRICK J. McGINLEY, with The Law Office of Patrick John McGinley, P.A., defends his fellow lawyers against ethics complaints, bar grievances, and professional responsibility claims. He has been practicing law since 1996 and is a member of The Florida and District of Columbia bars. Since 2015, he is an adjunct professor of law at the Barry University School of Law teaching professional responsibility, constitutional law, and insurance law. Mr. McGinley is a frequent lecturer on attorney ethics and is the author of four nationally distributed treaties: Florida Insurance Law, Florida Workers' Compensation, Florida Elements of an Action, and Florida Municipal Law. All four treatises have been made a part of the prestigious West's Florida Practice Series and given their own database on WestLaw. Mr. McGinley's writings have been cited as an authority for deciding cases in opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Supreme Court of Florida, Florida's First District Court of Appeal, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. His law firm's primary office is located in the Winter Park suburb of Orlando, Florida. Mr. McGinley is the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy and a former associate attorney to the late executive director of The Florida Bar, Marshall Cassedy. Mr. McGinley earned his A.A. degree, with high honors, from Daytona State College; his B.S.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Florida State University. He is board certified by The Florida Bar currently in appellate practice and formerly in workers' compensation.
JUSTIN R. WATKINS is a shareholder with Polsinelli PC, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of construction, real estate, and commercial litigation. In his construction practice, Mr. Watkins regularly serves a broad range of clients across the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, design professionals, construction managers, and property owners and developers. Before joining Polsinelli PC, he was assistant public defender in the Missouri State Public Defender System. Mr. Watkins earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice in Missouri.
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