Barry Zalma, Esq, is available as a consultant, expert witness, arbitrator or mediator to assist counsel or parties concerning:
- INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES
- INSURANCE BAD FAITH
- THE GENUINE DISPUTE DOCTRINE
- INSURANCE CLAIMS HANDLING
- SUSPECTED INSURANCE FRAUD
- INSURANCE LITIGATION SUPPORT
- CONSULTANT FOR COUNSEL FOR POLICYHOLDER & INSURER
Insurance policies are contracts, and to understand insurance policies each party must recognize how all contracts, and specifically insurance contracts, are interpreted. Barry Zalma, as an insurance coverage expert with more than 49-years experience, is uniquely qualified to provide advice and counsel on how to interpret an insurance policy as it applies to a specific fact situation and how to resolve disputes concerning insurance.
Barry Zalma is an insurance coverage consultant and Certified Fraud Examiner who now limits his practice to consultation, expert witness testimony, arbitration or mediation of insurance disputes. He is the founder of Barry Zalma, Inc., a California law firm whose practice emphasized the representation of insurers and those in the business of insurance. Mr. Zalma and Barry Zalma, Inc. now does business as Zalma Insurance Consultants.
Mr. Zalma is the author of many books, e-books, continuing education courses, and articles relating to insurance coverage, insurance claims handling and insurance litigation. His books and e-books on Insurance Claims, Construction Defects, Mold and Insurance Law are available from National Underwriter Company’s Summit Professional Networks. The Insurance Fraud Deskbook is available from the American Bar Association. In addition ClaimSchool, Inc. publishes Mr. Zalma’s e-books and articles at http://www.zalma.com/zalmabooks.htm.
Mr. Zalma has testified as an expert witness in the California Superior Court, the United States District Courts in California and Mississippi, the Superior Courts of Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma and in the British Cayman Islands.
He is an internationally recognized expert on insurance claims handling, insurance coverage, insurance fraud investigations, the commercial general liability policy, the comprehensive general liability policy, the homeowners policy, all first and third party insurance policies, inland marine coverages, and the tort of bad faith.
You can reach Barry Zalma through Zalma Insurance Consultants, 4441 Sepulveda Boulevard, CULVER CITY CA 90230; Tel: 310-390-4455; Fax: 310-391-5614 or E-Mail: zalma@zalma. Twitter: @bzalma.