Insurance Expert Witnesses


What is an insurance expert witness?

The chosen expert often has experience at an insurance company as an insurance agent or insurance broker, and/or has in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry. Expertise in health insurance, property insurance, or life insurance may be required for some matters. Property insurance expert witnesses provide expertise in home, office, farm, or land insurance claims and/or disputes. Insurance broker expert witness candidates may be members of professional organizations, such as the Society of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters (CPCU), the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA), and/or be Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

What types of cases require an insurance expert witness?

Insurance expert witness candidates can support matters, representing the plaintiff or defendant. Cases that may require the support of an expert witness can involve directors’ and officers’ insurance, personal injury, reinsurance, risk management, insurance policy drafting, insurance rates, representations and warranties claims, and general liability insurance. An insurance expert witness needs to not only have subject matter expertise, but a testifying expert should also possess the ability to explain evidence to lay people, including a judge and jury.

Insurance expert witness case examples

Cahn Litigation Services has placed insurance expert witnesses in matters including:

What litigation support work might an insurance expert witness be expected to perform?

In an insurance litigation support scenario, an insurance expert witness expert can expect testimony in court, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, providing expert opinions, expert testimony, research and authoring expert reports, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. In addition, the attorney team may seek an insurance industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an insurance expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Insurance Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Insurance experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Insurance landscape.