Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE

Barry Zalma, Inc.

Insurance, Insurance Claims, Insurance Coverage and Insurance Fraud Consultant

Barry Zalma, Inc. makes available Barry Zalma’s more than 50 years of practical insurance claims experience to serve those who are faced with an insurance claim or coverage dispute. Mr. Zalma will assist its clients to resolve any insurance problem faced by lawyers representing insurers, lawyers representing policyholders, insurance claims management, insurance claims personnel, and those they seek to serve. The experience and skill of Mr. Zalma as a consultant can make the difference before a jury, other trier of fact, or mediator.

Barry Zalma founded Barry Zalma, Inc. in 1979 to help resolve every insurance claim problem faced by you or your clients. His experience and skill as a consultant can make the difference before a jury or other trier of fact. For more than 50 years as a claims person and insurance coverage attorney, Barry Zalma has represented insurers, advised insurers on claims handling, interpreted coverages and testified as an insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance claims handling and insurance fraud expert on behalf of insurers and policy holders’ suing insurers. He now limits his practice to consultation.

Mr. Zalma is an internationally recognized expert on insurance, insurance claims handling, insurance coverage, insurance fraud, and insurance bad faith. Barry Zalma will promptly review your file materials and advise you about the viability of your decision to sue or the defenses you need to assert. He can help you narrow the scope of discovery.

Consultation with Mr. Zalma can save you or your client thousands of dollars in the defense or prosecution of an insurance dispute. Mr. Zalma will assist you in the effort to find a solution to an insurance claims dispute that is fair, intelligent, beneficial and economical.

Barry Zalma is available to provide advice to individuals and their counsel. Advice from Mr. Zalma is indispensable to the resolution of insurance disputes. Consultation from him can save you, your counsel or client hundreds of hours of investigative and legal work.

With comprehensive knowledge of insurance and insurance claims handling Mr. Zalma understands, and can help his clients explain in language a lay jury understands, how and why insurance claims should be resolved.

Mr. Zalma’s rates are all inclusive. Mr. Zalma’s hourly fee takes account of all incidentals from telephone calls and postage to computer time and word processing. As for third-party costs, ZIC passes along all discounts and vendor savings. The client pays what ZIC pays. Not a penny more. ZIC has made the billing process simple.


The Legend Award

By Barry ZalmaMr. Zalma is the first recipient of the Claims Magazine/Americas Claims Event Legend Award presented at the conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June 2016. To be considered for the award he must have made significant contributions to the claims sector of the insurance industry through education, professional development and perseverance. The award requires a professional who has been involved in or supported the industry for much of his or her career. Understanding the premise that improving an industry for one group or segment of the population improves it for all, this person has shared knowledge, resources and expertise for the benefit of an entire industry through education, written contributions, professionalism and more than 48 years in the insurance industry.


Arbitrator or Mediator

Mr. Zalma understands that litigation is expensive and does not always resolve a dispute. He is also available, therefore, to serve as an arbitrator or mediator for any insurance dispute. Because Mr. Zalma limits his services to insurance disputes and does not operate through a mediation or arbitration service the cost of his services are much less than the cost of an arbitrator or mediator from such a service.

Most people cannot define, let alone understand, insurance. Mr. Zalma, a native Californian, accepts the California definition of “insurance” which was codified as follows:

“Insurance is a contract whereby one undertakes to indemnify another against loss, damage, or liability arising from a contingent or unknown event.” [California Insurance Code Section 22]

Illumeo Courses

Certified Expert in Corporate Property Insurance

A comprehensive program enabling insurance professionals to become Certified Experts in Corporate Property Insurance

A complete course of study providing education and training to allow insurance professionals, after completing the individual classes, to become a Certified Expert in Corporate Property Insurance. The program covers everything an employee, an officer, or a director of a corporation needs to know about the need to get the proper insurance and to resolve any claim presented by the corporation to the insurer.

Major topics of study include, but are not limited to: the importance of insurance; how to acquire insurance and understand an insurance policy; the methods used by insurers to investigate claims, including first-party property claims; the various types of insurance that corporations need; the duties and obligations of a public adjuster; and how to present a claim that will be paid.

Certified Expert in Corporate Liability Insurance

A comprehensive program enabling insurance professionals to become Certified Experts in Corporate Property Insurance

A complete course of study providing education and training to allow insurance professionals, after completing the individual classes, to become a Certified Expert in Corporate Property Insurance. The program covers everything an employee, an officer, or a director of a corporation needs to know about the need to get the proper insurance and to resolve any claim presented by the corporation to the insurer

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Review From Professional

W. D. Smith, Jr., MBA, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, AIM, AIS, AI, State Farm Fire Core Property Claim Team Manager, reported about a training program I wrote:

“I must tell you that this is the most enjoyable course I have ever taken. I learned or was reminded of so much. I was moved. I was inspired. I will use insights from your course to educate and motivate my employees who handle and adjust claims in 34 states across the country. I will also be recommending your course to anyone who needs continuing education. In fact, please let me know if you have any other courses in the catalogue.

“As you can see from my signature line below, I’ve taken a course or two over the years. I just want you to know how much I appreciate the time, the care, and the love for (and understanding of) this industry that you demonstrated by writing such a fantastic course. The depth and breadth of knowledge and research were impressive to say the least. The fow was outstanding. The text was written thoughtfully, with appropriate respect, wonderful quotes, and with subtle humor…. All of this was a refreshing change from much of the insurance coursework that is typically available….

“Mr. Zalma, this course was simply OUTSTANDING! Thank you so very much for creating it!”


Contact

Barry Zalma, Inc.
4441 Sepulveda Boulevard
CULVER CITY CA 90230-4847
310-390-4455
Fax: 310-391-5614
zalma@zalma.com or bzalma@earthlink.net
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Videoblog at http://www.zalma.com/videoblog
Blog at: http://zalma.com/blog

Updated October 1, 2017 and © 2017 by Barry Zalma

Legal Disclaimer:

The author and publisher disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this web site. The information provided is not a substitute for the advice of a competent insurance, legal, or other professional. The Information provided at this site should not be relied on as legal advice. Legal advice cannot be given without full consideration of all relevant information relating to an individual situation. If you desire legal advice you may retain the services of Mr. Zalma after signing an engagement letter. No communication received will be held in confidence.
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