The Insurance Appraisal Process: Strategies for Resolving First-Party Claims Effectively and Decisively
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel through the facially simple appraisal option for settling disputes between the policyholder and insurer over the value of a loss. Each party hires an appraiser to value the loss, and the appraisers pick an "umpire" to decide the issue if the appraisers disagree.
- Demanding an appraisal: how and when (and when not)
- Choosing an appraiser and documenting the agreement to appraise
- Selecting an umpire
- Defining the scope of the appraisal
- Reporting the appraisal
- Enforcing or challenging the appraisal
The panel will review these and other issues:
- Is appraisal ever available in third-party disputes?
- Are appraisals final? Binding?
- What is a "competent" umpire?
- Does payment of the appraisal amount extinguish extracontractual claims?
- Do appraisers decide coverage disputes or the meaning of policies?
- What is the scope of an appraisal?
- What is an "independent" or "disinterested" appraiser?
Charles P. Edwards
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Edwards is a seasoned trial lawyer and insurance claim advocate who is co-chair of the firm’s Insurance... | Read More
Mr. Edwards is a seasoned trial lawyer and insurance claim advocate who is co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice. He has helped a wide range of businesses and individuals obtain hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance proceeds in his career. Mr. Edwards has secured insurance coverage for lawsuits, construction defects, natural disasters, thefts and other types of losses.Close
Jonathon C. Held
President and CEO
Mr. Held has consulted on many of the largest and most complex catastrophic insurance claims in history, including the... | Read More
Mr. Held has consulted on many of the largest and most complex catastrophic insurance claims in history, including the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in N.Y., the AOL Time Warner Center fire in N.Y., The Amtrak Superstorm Sandy litigation, and many of the world’s most visible claims. He is widely considered the expert of choice in large complex “bet the farm” cases. With an unparalleled reputation in the dispute resolution arena, Mr. Held has been a panelist in hundreds of claims and was the party appointed appraiser in the four largest claims ever to be resolved in the appraisal process. Throughout his career, he has testified in numerous courts across the U.S. and has considerable experience as an arbitrator and umpire.Close
Robert J. Norton, CPCU, AIC, ARe
General Adjusting Services
Mr. Norton is a court appointed umpire in multiple jurisdictions and state and federal courts. He is experienced with... | Read More
Mr. Norton is a court appointed umpire in multiple jurisdictions and state and federal courts. He is experienced with commercial, residential, business income and association losses. Mr. Norton is well versed in Appraisal and is able to manage the process effectively and fairly. He has good negotiation and people skills and is very active in industry and community associations. Mr. Norton is also a qualified expert witness.Close
Early Discount (through 07/30/21)
Cannot Attend August 24?
Early Discount (through 07/30/21)
You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include program handouts.