Zalma on Insurance – a VideoBlog
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Over the last 53 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud. He has created the following library of books and other materials to make it for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals.
Barry Zalma, since 1967, has been deeply involved in insurance, insurance coverage, insurance claims handling as an adjuster, insurance coverage lawyer, author of insurance books and training materials, insurance claims handling consultant, insurance fraud consultant and expert witness. He is an internationally recognized expert on insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith, insurance fraud detection, the defeat of false and fraudulent claims, insurance claims handling, and the resolution of insurance disputes.
As a consultant, expert witness, arbitrator, mediator and author he serves all parties who need consultation or expert testimony on matters relating to insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance fraud and the tort of bad faith.
Since October 1, 2012 Mr. Zalma has limited his practice to consulting, mediation, arbitration on behalf of policyholders and insurers.
Mr. Zalma learned investigation techniques from the United States Army Intelligence Corps and applied that training and experience to his work as a claims representative for the Fireman’s Fund American Insurance Companies. While attending law school at night Mr. Zalma was a Senior Field Claims Representative for the Fireman’s Fund dealing with first and third party claims on all products sold by the Fireman’s Fund.
Mr. Zalma’s law career primarily served insurers as an attorney representing insurers faced with coverage problems and potential fraud. He has taken hundreds of depositions and examinations under oath and has testified, both as a percipient and expert witness, more than 100 times.
He actively litigated insurance coverage issues until October, 1992 when he announced his intention to act as a sole practitioner and limit his law practice to insurance coverage advice and insurance fraud detection and to provide advice and counsel to the insurance industry and those involved in the business of insurance. Since October 1992 Mr. Zalma refused to accept any litigation cases as trial counsel so he could be readily available for almost instantaneous insurance coverage advice and counsel to his clients.
After October 1, 2012 Mr. Zalma limited his practice to consultation, mediation, arbitration and expert witness testimony on behalf of policyholders and insurers involved in insurance disputes. Since September 2017 Mr. Zalma limits his practice to consultation.
Barry Zalma, Inc. serves insurers, policyholders, plaintiffs, defendants, brokers, agents and anyone involved in an insurance dispute. Because he is an attorney whose license to practice law in the state of California is inactive Mr. Zalma is prohibited by California case law from acting as a consultant or expert witness in cases where a past client of Barry Zalma, Inc. was involved.
Mr. Zalma is also available to serve as an arbitrator, mediator, and umpire in first party property claims where the insured and insurer cannot agree on the amount of the loss.
Mr. Zalma’s expertise centers on all types of insurance coverage matters with emphasis on first party property insurance, third party liability insurance, and inland marine coverages.
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Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related disputes. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer and more than 52 years in the insurance business. He is available at http://www.zalma.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Zalma is the first recipient of the first annual Claims Magazine/ACE Legend Award.
Over the last 52 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud. He has created the following library of books and other materials to make it possible for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals.
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