If you want to protect your clients, you need know the tricks of the trade. We've rounded up some of the biggest secrets insurance companies don't want you to know so you can avoid traps and keep them in check when they push the boundaries of the good faith rule. Don't miss this chance to get an inside look - register today!
Find out how courts are ruling on hot-button coverage issues.
Explore the tactics insurance companies use to conduct EUOs and trap policyholders.
Examine the major factors that go into the valuation of the claim.
Learn the various negotiating tricks adjusters use to get claimants to accept a smaller check.
Review common coverage gaps, limitations, and loopholes that insurers love to take advantage of.
Discover the defensive measures insurers will take to avoid a bad faith verdict.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.
Top Coverage Decisions of 2020 & 2021
Claim Investigations & EUOs: Secrets They Don't Want You to Know
Claim Valuation, Reserves, Adjuster Authority & More: Behind the Scenes
Negotiating Tricks & Techniques of Insurance Adjusters
Hidden Coverage Gaps, Limitations & Loopholes in Key Policies
Claim Denials & Defensive Tools: An Insider's Look
The Insurance Policy & Claims File: What They Don't Want You to Find
Bad Faith & Breach of Contract Litigation: The Defense's Playbook
ROBERT J. KASIETA is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
KENNETH B. PENNYWELL is an attorney with Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., where he practices in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, and attorney ethics. Mr. Pennywell formerly served as an assistant district attorney for the 1st Judicial District in Shreveport, Louisiana; and served on the Colorado Supreme Court's Standing Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct from 2006-2009. He worked for seven years with the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation as a trial attorney, handling ethical violations on the part of Colorado licensed attorneys. Mr. Pennywell is a member of the Colorado and Louisiana State bar associations, and a former member of the National District Attorney Counsel. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
JAMES K. THEISEN is an attorney in the Rockford office of Hupy and Abraham. With more than a decade of experience, he handles personal injury claims. Mr. Theisen earned his J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Phi Delta Phi Award for outstanding achievement in legal ethics and the Academic Achievement Scholarship. He also served as a student ambassador for Southern Illinois University School of Law and participated in William & Mary School of Law’s summer program in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Theisen is licensed to practice in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as the state of Missouri. He also is a member of the Winnebago County and the Illinois State bar associations.
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