WIND 20​20 ​Sessions


​​​Florida Adjuster Five (5) Hour Ethics Update

​T1 5-Hr. FL Law & Ethics Update (Part 1 of 3)

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


Part 1 - Ethics:  Legislative and Regulatory

​ 5-Hour Class – Must Take All 3 Parts

​​Part 1: ​​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, 10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
Part 2: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
Part 3: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM




​Presenter:

​Chris Choquette

​Berger Singerman

Co-Presenters:

​Nestor Marante

​Groelle & Salmon, PA

 

Lori Flenniken

​Florida Intracoastal Underwriters, LTD 


 


​T9 5-Hr. Ethically Handling Claims:  The Ins & Outs and Why It Matters (Part 2 of 3)

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


Part 2 - Ethically Handling Claims; The Ins & Outs and Why it Matters

​​ 5-Hour Class – Must Take All 3 Parts

​​
​​Part 1: ​​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, 10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
Part 2: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
Part 3: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Rick Tutwiler

​Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters

Co-Presenters:

​Jim Shaw

​DLD Lawyers

 

​Alex Perkins

​Perkins Law Offices

 

​Dan Baldwin

​Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Consumer Services


​T17 5-Hr. Adjusters/Public Adjusters – Working Towards a Common Cause (Part 3 of 3)

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


Part 3 – Adjusters/Public Adjusters; Working Towards a Common Cause

​​ 5-Hour Class – Must Take All 3 Parts


​​Part 1: ​​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, 10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
Part 2: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
Part 3: ​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Charlie Baker

​Peninsula Insurance Company

Co-Presenters:

​Phil Sanov

​Pandit Law

 

​Jordan Gerheim

​Starnes Davis Florie

 

​Ethan Gross

​Globe Midwest Adjusters International



TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

​M1 Simsol – Part 1

Monday, ​​January 27th 2020

​1:00 ​PM - ​3:00 PM


Please note: Software training classes will not be certified for CE.



​Presenter:

​Danny Sutiff


 

 


​M2 Symbility – Part 1

Monday, ​​January 27th 2020

​1:00 ​PM - ​3:00 PM


Please note: Software training classes will not be certified for CE.



​Presenter:

​James Williams


 

 


​M3 Simsol – Part 2

Monday, ​​January 27th 2020

3:00 ​PM - 5:00 PM


Please note: Software training classes will not be certified for CE.



​Presenter:

Danny Sutiff, Simsol


 

 


​M4 Symbility – Part 2

Monday, ​​January 27th 2020

​3:00 ​PM - ​5:00 PM


Please note: Software training classes will not be certified for CE.



​Presenter:

James Williams, Symbility


 

 


​W1 Umpire Cert – Part 1

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare the professional to act as an umpire when appointed by the appraisers in the appraisal process. The panel will discuss all aspects of being an umpire from the time of the interview by the appraisers through signing an award. There will be special emphasis on how to conduct an appraisal focusing on ethics, procedural, and legal issues.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, a separate application process and fee are required. How to become a WIND Certified Umpire.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​John Voelpel

Voelpel Claim Service, Inc.

Co-Presenters:

​Jon Doan

​Claims Consultants Group

 

​Janet Brown

​Esquire

 

​Wayne Taylor

​Mozely, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP


​W2 Umpire Recert – Part 1

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

This workshop is designed to provide an interactive learning experience. Real-life scenarios will be utilized to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the umpire. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal will be addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion. The workshop will also include a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, a separate application process and fee are required. How to become a WIND Certified Umpire.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​Art Newman

​Belfor USA

Co-Presenters:

​Wayne Taylor

​Mozely, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP

 

​Janet Brown

Esquire

 

​Dick Tutwiler

​Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters


​W9 Umpire Cert – Part 2

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare the professional to act as an umpire when appointed by the appraisers in the appraisal process. The panel will discuss all aspects of being an umpire from the time of the interview by the appraisers through signing an award. There will be special emphasis on how to conduct an appraisal focusing on ethics, procedural, and legal issues.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, a separate application process and fee are required. How to become a WIND Certified Umpire.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.




​Presenter:

​John Voelpel

Voelpel Claim Service, Inc.

Co-Presenters:

​Jon Doan

​Claims Consultants Group

 

​Janet Brown

​Esquire

 

​Wayne Taylor

​Mozely, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP


​W10 Umpire Recert – Part 2

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

This workshop is designed to provide an interactive learning experience. Real-life scenarios will be utilized to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the umpire. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal will be addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion. The workshop will also include a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Umpire Directory, a separate application process and fee are required. How to become a WIND Certified Umpire.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​Art Newman

​Belfor USA

Co-Presenters:

​Wayne Taylor

​Mozely, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP

 

​Janet Brown

Esquire

 

​Dick Tutwiler

​Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters


​W17 Xactimate

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​This course will concentrate on drawing the roof, specifically roof types, overbuilds, rafter locking, and multi sloped elevations; creating the parapet wall; and exterior elevations, including how to quickly dimension exterior elevation for faster and more precise estimates.


(Please note: Software training classes will not be certified for CE.)



​Presenter:

​Jeffrey Scott Miller

​Vale Training Solutions

 

 


​TH​1 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Adjuster Certification

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM


​This multi-session program will update the current status of claims handling of the National Flood Insurance Program policies and provide an opportunity for participants to renew or obtain certification for adjustment of flood claims. (NFIP Certification and CE credits will be provides separately by AE21 Inc.).

Participants must be a fully paid 2020 WIND Conference attendee.



​Presenter:

David Serfass, NFIP Trainer

​Alamo Claim Service

 

 


​TH2 Appraisal Cert – Part 1

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

The goal of this workshop is to prepare a professional to act as an appraiser in the appraisal process. The first part of the session will deal with ethics. The mechanics of the appraisal process will be discussed at length. This discussion will include everything from choosing an umpire, to how to bring the appraisal to a successful conclusion, by either agreeing with the other appraiser or presenting your position at the umpire meeting. The final segment will address the ramifications of the statutes and case law in the various states and how it impacts the appraisal process. After successful completion of this double-session workshop, the names of attendees will be listed on the WIND website for three years to confirm that they are a WIND Certified Appraiser®.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory, a separate application process and fee are required. How to Become a WIND Certified Appraiser.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​John Voelpel

Voelpel Claimd Service, Inc.

Co-Presenters:

Jon Doan

​Claims Consultants Group

 

​Peter Kapas

​Onsite Claims Service, Inc.

 

​Javier Delgado

​Merlin Law Group


​TH3 Appraisal Recert – Part 1

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.
The workshop is designed to provide an interactive learning experience. Real-life scenarios will be utilized to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the appraiser. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal will be addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion The workshop will also include a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory, a separate application process are required. How to Become a WIND Certified Appraiser.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​Daniel J. Luby

​Precision Advisors, LLC

Co-Presenters:

​Rami Boaziz

​Stellar Public Adjusting Services, LLC

 

​Justin Whedbee

​Frontier Adjusters

 

​Javier Delgado

​Merlin Law Group


​TH6 Appraisal Cert – Part 2

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.

The goal of this workshop is to prepare a professional to act as an appraiser in the appraisal process. The first part of the session will deal with ethics. The mechanics of the appraisal process will be discussed at length. This discussion will include everything from choosing an umpire, to how to bring the appraisal to a successful conclusion, by either agreeing with the other appraiser or presenting your position at the umpire meeting. The final segment will address the ramifications of the statutes and case law in the various states and how it impacts the appraisal process. After successful completion of this double-session workshop, the names of attendees will be listed on the WIND website for three years to confirm that they are a WIND Certified Appraiser®.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory, a separate application process are required. How to Become a WIND Certified Appraiser.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​John Voelpel

Voelpel Claims Service, Inc.

Co-Presenters:

Jon Doan

​Claims Consultants Group

 

​Peter Kapas

​Onsite Claims Service, Inc.

 

​Javier Delgado

​Merlin Law Group


​TH7 Appraisal Recert – Part 2

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM


Important: This is a two-part course and you must take both sessions.
The workshop is designed to provide an interactive learning experience. Real-life scenarios will be utilized to promote discussion of the duties and responsibilities of the appraiser. Common issues and problems that often arise during an appraisal will be addressed, as well as effective methods and techniques to facilitate an appraisal from beginning to conclusion The workshop will also include a discussion of ethical considerations and changes in case law impacting the appraisal process.

Note: To be included in the WIND Certified Appraiser Directory, a separate application process are required. How to Become a WIND Certified Appraiser.

Requirements: Space is limited and advanced registration is mandatory for admission. Upon check-in at the conference, attendees will be provided with a ticket in the conference materials that must be presented for entrance to the workshop.



​Presenter:

​Daniel J. Luby

​Precision Advisors, LLC

Co-Presenters:

​Rami Boaziz

​Stellar Public Adjusting Services, LLC

 

​Justin Whedbee

​Frontier Adjusters

 

​Javier Delgado

​Merlin Law Group



​Class Schedule by Date

​T2 Commercial Policy Pitfalls: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​With an influx of surplus lines and unauthorized carriers in Florida’s market, it is important for those involved in the industry to understand and recognize some key differences in handling such claims as well commercial claims with admitted companies. There is an ethical obligation not to take on a case in which an adjuster or attorney is not qualified to handle, and what you don’t know can hurt you.  Nuances and pitfalls of adjusting, policy compliance, and resolving a commercial property loss with a focus on surplus lines commercial policies will be addressed.

Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Gina Clausen

​Berger Singerman

Co-Presenters:

John Salmon

Salmon & Dulberg

​Craig Kobel 

​Altieri Transco American Claims

 

​Michael McGriskin

​Phelps Dunbar

 

Justin Whedbee

​Frontier Adjusters


​T3 Extracontractual Damages & Bad Faith: What, When, & How in First Party Context

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​Bad faith in the first party context, the damages recoverable, and how to advance or avoid being subject to extracontractual damages will be discussed in this workshop.  The presentation will provide the attendees with the unique perspective of an executive insured who has been involved in  insurance claims up to and including trial.  The attendees will also hear from an insurance property claims manager from London, England currently working in the US and Bermuda market.

Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Melissa Sims

​Berk, Merchant & Sims, PLC

Co-Presenters:

​Stephen Marino

​Ver Ploeg & Marino

 

​Ricardo Dopico

​Estefan Enterprises, Inc.

 

​Kevin Hutcheon

​Ariel Re Bermuda/Argo Global London


​T4 Post-Loss Conditions & the Florida Appraisal Wars

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​Post loss condition law is evolving rapidly as are challenges to appraiser designations, including the timing of such designations. The presenters in this class are well versed in these issues and aware of multiple cases which will change the landscape by the time Wind arrives. The presenters will hone in on best practices, avoidance strategies and guide the audience on what not to do and when.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Richard Lumpkin

​Reed Smith, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​William Berk

​Berk Merchant & Sims

 

​Randy West

​American Coastal

 


​T5 Property Insurance Fraud Litigation:  Wind & Related Causes

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss, analyze, and debate recent developments in fraud litigation. We will look at the most recent case law, statutes, and trends affecting wind and related claims.  From this exciting discussion, you will be able to predict trends within the law, distinguish the law of different jurisdictions, and keep in touch with developing arguments and issues that affect this field.  You will also be equipped to avoid the facilitation and appearance of fraud

Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Andy Rock

​The Rock Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

​Ty Tyler

​Tyler & Hamilton, PA

 


 


​T6 Roof Evaluations and Concerns Following a Loss

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​This topic will provide an update and additional information from the class we presented last year on the repairability of roofs following a storm.  We plan to discuss construction issues, proper evaluation of damage, and legal issues facing the policy holder and insurers in the handling of roof claims. Statutory and legal changes that affect these issues, as well as testing and research issues that have been done recently which effect the proper evaluation of roof claims in Florida, will also be discussed.

Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Adam Lewis

​Perez Salgado Thomas + Lewis, P.A.

Co-Presenters:

​Byron Anderson

​Structural Engineering and Inspections, Inc.

 

​Randy Finch

​Trusted Roof Solutions, LLC

 

​Thomas Keller

​​Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP  


​T7 Technological Advancements in Claim Handling: Benefits & Pitfalls from a Legal Perspective

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​The purpose of the presentation is to advise participants of technological advancements that may assist in evaluating property damage claims, including tools and communications, and address the benefits and pitfalls from a legal perspective when using such advancements


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020,​​​​​​​ 3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Jennifer Kearns

​Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Rene Sigman

​Merlin Law Group

 

​Connie Campbell Brashear

​Pillar Engineering Services

 

​Zane Sadik

​CED Technologies


​T8 The Perfect Daubert Storm is Brewing:  Using the Right Experts, Technology, & Latest Case Law

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM


​Hurricanes Michael and Irma caused an estimated $50 to $90 Billion in damage.  In the wake of these very costly hurricanes, attorneys, adjusters, and insurance carriers are facing new challenges when tasked with determining and proving causation and how to resolve a claim.   In this engaging session, we will discuss the lessons learned from Hurricane Irma and the latest tools and techniques being used by Certified Consulting Meteorologists and attorneys in Hurricane Michael cases.  Case studies from Hurricane Michael will show how to determine if damage was caused by wind, wind driven rain, a tornado, or rising storm surge waters, and how the timing of each can be crucial.  Attorneys from both sides will discuss Florida's three-year deadline to submit hurricane claims, who bears the burden of proof, and what constitutes proper notice.  An interactive conversation of the Florida Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the Daubert standard will highlight the importance of using qualified experts, how their analyses, methodologies, and reports should be prepared going forward, and the implications of not adhering to these stricter standards. 


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM



​Presenter:

​Howard Altschule

​Forensic Weather Consultants LLC

Co-Presenters:

​Larry Bache

​Merlin Law Group

 

Heather Fleming

​Traub Lieberman

 

​Debra Frances

​Baldwin and Associates, LLC


​T10 Appraisals & Amounts in Controversy:  New FL Legislation and the Insurance Industry

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


The purpose of this course is to educate people in the insurance industry on how recent changes to Florida law will impact how we adjust, prosecute, and defend insurance claims. We will explain what it appears the goal of the legislature was in passing each of these new laws, what the changes actually mean from a practical standpoint, and how they may impact the industry moving forward. Tips will be given on what to do to overcome the changes or capitalize on them (depending on what side you represent) as well as tips on how to avoid pitfalls you may run across under the new laws as you represent one side or the other.


​Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM

Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Erin Dunnavant

​Danahy & Murray, P.A.

Co-Presenters:

​David Terry

​Simon Reed & Salazar

 

​Dennis James

​Triad Restoration Services

 

​John Koenig

​Technical Restoration Services, Inc.


​T11 Commercial Policies & Claims: Complexities and Nuances

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​This presentation will give the professional a solid foundation for understanding commercial windstorm claims.  Various commercial policy provisions, prevalent in windstorm claims, along with associated adjustment issues and insight from industry professionals will be discussed, as well as topics such as understanding commercial policies as a whole, who and what is covered (including a discussion of Business Interruption issues), exclusions/limitations in a commercial policy involved in windstorm claims, and adjustment mechanics featuring insurer and insured adjustment professionals.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​William Collum

​Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Mike Giasi

​Giasi Law, P.A.

 

​Chris Glenn

​Beazley USA, Managing General Agent for syndicate out of Lloyd’s, London


​Pat Garrett

​North American Insurance Consultants, Inc.


​T12 Gulf Coast Case Law Update

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​This class will review updates on property-insurance related cases from 2018-2019, analysis from the perspective of policyholder and insurer, and the impact on current and pending claims.

Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Shane Smith

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​David Molhem

​Molhem & Fraley, PA

 

 


​T13 Hurricane Loss Challenges:  Coverage, Adjusting, & Building Codes

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​Business Interruption, Contingent Business Interruption, and Dependent Property Coverage will be addressed in this class.  Flood, Wind, and Concurrent Causation will also be discussed as well as Code Issues; Law and Ordinance Coverages; Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins Impacting Florida Hurricane Losses; and other relevant topics.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM



​Presenter:

​Scott Dutton

​Dutton Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

Michael Batcho

TSI and Wimberly

​Sean Tobe

​Brown & Brown Insurance

 

​Brian Terjung

​EWI

 

​Ron Haynes

​Christopher Ligori & Associates


​T14 Legal Lingo – An Adjuster’s Guide to Speaking Legal Language

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​This basic seminar will be geared toward new adjusters and non-insurance personal to discuss various legal terms, ideas, and standards.  The information will be presented in a hands-on (potentially game show), interactive class where we will discuss not only what legal terms mean, but how they apply to you and why they are important. 

Offered on:

​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Christina May Bolin

​Christian & Small, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Eric "Rick" Nutter

​Thomas Nutter Thomas

 

​Susan Harwood

​Kaplan Zeena, LLP

 

​Michael Higer

​Berger Singerman


​T15 The Use of Expert Witnesses in Claims Handling and Litigation

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​This presentation will include a discussion from both sides regarding the use of expert witnesses/consultants during claims handling and in litigation.  Discussion will include types of experts; recent case law developments; and success stories and pitfalls. The panel will include co-presenters who are considered expert witnesses (an engineer for insurers used during claim handling; a drone operator; and a roof consultant).


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Ryan Fowler

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Jay Simon

​Thompson, Coe

 

​John Carroll

​Twenty First Century Engineering

 

​Paul Beers

​GCI Consultants, LLC


​T16 Winning with Experts After the Storm:  Pinpointing Damaging Hail & Wind Events

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM


​Forensic weather experts can be the key to a successful claim adjustment and the legal defense of a claim. Attendees to this session will interact with the panel to overcome claim adjuster challenges such as the inaccuracies of commercial weather reports/documents that confuse or muddle the issues, hyper-technical language, and analyses that overlook the key issues (i.e., bad science). The presenters will discuss the proper use of forensic weather analyses to pinpoint severe/damaging weather events in a “case study” using the most advanced 3-D scientific software and methodologies used by our government. Together with the audience, this panel will identify key difficulties and solutions to help all parties achieve accurate, efficient, and successful outcomes.

Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM

Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Zachary Tamurian

​Forensic Meteorologist

Co-Presenters:

​Anne Kevlin

​Clausen Miller

 

​David Bear

​Bear Legal Solutions

 

​Robin Davies

​Sabal Engineering, LLC


​T18 Case Law & Legislative Update in Florida

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​​This workshop will provide an update on relevant case law and new legislation.  Specifically, the new cases on post-loss obligations and appraisal, the Florida Supreme Court's recent adoption of the Daubert standard for experts (important for both lawyers and experts who attend Windstorm), and the application of Florida's Valued Policy law in the context of hurricane claims following Sebo will be discussed. The recent significant changes to the rules regarding assignment of benefits and changes to Florida Statute section 624.155 regarding civil remedy notices will also be addressed.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Amy Boggs

​The Boggs Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Fred Zinober

​Zinober Diana

 

​Michael Cassel

​Cassel and Cassel, PA

 

​John Riordan

​Kelley Kronenberg


​T19 Constructive Total Loss and Measure of Damages

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​With the powerful storms we have seen in the past two hurricane seasons, the damages have been extreme. When the value of repairs exceeds 50% of the building's value, there are laws that require a structure to be brought up to code. When a property is located in a flood zone, the costs of elevating a property are often included. These additional repair costs can exceed the value of the property or render a repair of the dwelling impossible. This course will focus on what has been deemed by the Courts to be a "constructive total loss.”


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Vanessa Ross

​Stockham Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Tanaz Salehi

Salehi Boyer Lavigne Lombana, P.A.

 

​Tim Wieneke

​Wieneke Insurance Services

 

​Dave L. Compton

​J.S. Held, LLC


​T20 FL Assignment of Benefits Reform:  Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

The debate in Florida over a controversial practice known as Assignment of Benefits, otherwise known as “AOB,” has ramped up in recent months as the discussion was taken up by the State’s Legislature and Supreme Court.  AOB—the practice of assigning one’s right to receive benefits or make claims under an insurance policy—has long been a part of the health insurance industry, but in recent years, the practice expanded in Florida to the homeowners’ insurance industry.  Some contractors who have been assigned a homeowner’s insurance benefits abused the system by performing unnecessary work prior to notifying the insurer, and then submitting an inflated bill that the insurer has difficulty contesting.  The problem has become so widespread that homeowners’ rates across the State have increased significantly.  This session will consider how the issue grew over the past several years, previous attempts by the Florida Legislature and companies to address abuse, the recently passed reform bill, and the potential that the reform will have a significant impact on the Florida homeowners’ market.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Fred Karlinsky

​Greenberg Traurig

Co-Presenters:

Allison Cucinotta

Stockham Law Group, PA


​Ray Blacklidge

​American Traditions Insurance Company

 

​John Wood

​Law Firm of John D. Wood, PLLC

 

​Russel Pfiefer

​Manning Gross & Massenburg, LLP



​T21 Mediation Strategies for Wind Claims

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​Strategies to employ at mediation to get better results, how to effectively present your case, how to communicate, and how to negotiate will be presented during this workshop.

​Offered on:

Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Eric Kleinman

​K&A Mediation

Co-Presenters:

​Lenox Godfrey

FIGA

 

​Valorie Chavin

​Chavin Mitchell Shmuely

 

​Hugh Connolly

​Stone, Glass & Connolly


​T22 Temporary Roof Repairs & Harvesting Roof Tiles

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​When there is storm damage to a tile roof, one of the main points of contention is whether the roof can be repaired or if it must be replaced.  This issue is especially contentious for tile roofs, when the broken roof tiles have been discontinued.  One method for repairing damaged tile roofs with discontinued tiles is to "harvest" roof tiles from a smaller area of the roof to repair the roof tiles in a larger area of the roof.  The smaller section of the roof will then be replaced with similar, but not identical tiles.  This method of repair, however,  raises issues with regard to the building code, law and ordinance coverage, and matching requirements.  This presentation will seek to address all of these issues.


Offered on: ​

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Kelly Fantetti

​Stockham Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

Andrew Johnson

ESI

​Jimmy Farach

​All Risk Claims Consultants

 

​Bruce Christenson

​Burton Consulting LLC


​Rachel Minetree

​Conroy Simberg


​T23 The Property Insurance Adjuster’s Workflow & Processes 

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​Property insurance claims handling can be analyzed to lead to an efficient production of claims. This panel will discuss how ethical and practical claims requirements are made into a workflow that should be integrated into claims software. Such workflow and process analysis helps prevent claims handling mistakes and inevitably leads to modern software which helps guide property insurance adjusters whether they be company, independent or public, to greater and more accurate production of claims.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM



​Presenter:

​William Merlin

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

John Garrafa

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP

​Roberta San Juan

​Precision Appraisal Services

 

​Dave Young

​Claims Wizard

 

​Jeffrey Major

​Canopy Claims Management


​T24 Young Professionals Forum

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020

​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM


​W3 Case Law & Legislative Update in Florida

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


​This workshop will provide an update on relevant case law and new legislation.  Specifically, the new cases on post-loss obligations and appraisal, the Florida Supreme Court's recent adoption of the Daubert standard for experts (important for both lawyers and experts who attend Windstorm), and the application of Florida's Valued Policy law in the context of hurricane claims following Sebo will be discussed. The recent significant changes to the rules regarding assignment of benefits and changes to Florida Statute section 624.155 regarding civil remedy notices will also be addressed.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Amy Boggs

​The Boggs Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Fred Zinober

​Zinober Diana

 

​Michael Cassel

​Cassel and Cassel, PA

 

​John Riordan

​Kelley Kronenberg


​W4 Constructive Total Loss and Measure of Damages

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


​With the powerful storms we have seen in the past two hurricane seasons, the damages have been extreme. When the value of repairs exceeds 50% of the building's value, there are laws that require a structure to be brought up to code. When a property is located in a flood zone, the costs of elevating a property are often included. These additional repair costs can exceed the value of the property or render a repair of the dwelling impossible. This course will focus on what has been deemed by the Courts to be a "constructive total loss.”


​​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Vanessa Ross

​Stockham Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Tanaz Salehi

Salehi Boyer Lavigne Lombana, P.A.

 

​Tim Wieneke

​Wieneke Insurance Services

 

​Dave L. Compton

​J.S. Held, LLC


​W5 Extracontractual Damages & Bad Faith: What, When, & How in First Party Context

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


​Bad faith in the first party context, the damages recoverable, and how to advance or avoid being subject to extracontractual damages will be discussed in this workshop.  The presentation will provide the attendees with the unique perspective of an executive insured who has been involved in  insurance claims up to and including trial.  The attendees will also hear from an insurance property claims manager from London, England currently working in the US and Bermuda market.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Melissa Sims

​Berk, Merchant & Sims, PLC

Co-Presenters:

​Stephen Marino

​Ver Ploeg & Marino

 

​Ricardo Dopico

​Estefan Enterprises, Inc.

 

​Kevin Hutcheon

​Ariel Re Bermuda/Argo Global London


​W6 Legal Lingo – An Adjuster’s Guide to Speaking with Legal Language

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


This basic seminar will be geared toward new adjusters and non-insurance personal to discuss various legal terms, ideas, and standards.  The information will be presented in a hands-on (potentially game show), interactive class where we will discuss not only what legal terms mean, but how they apply to you and why they are important.


​​Offered on:
​​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Christina May Bolin

​Christian & Small, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Eric "Rick" Nutter

​Thomas Nutter Thomas

 

​Susan Harwood

​Kaplan Zeena, LLP

 

​Michael Higer

​Berger Singerman


​W7 Post-Loss Conditions & the Florida Appraisal Wars

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


​Post loss condition law is evolving rapidly as are challenges to appraiser designations, including the timing of such designations. The presenters in this class are well versed in these issues and aware of multiple cases which will change the landscape by the time Wind arrives. The presenters will hone in on best practices, avoidance strategies and guide the audience on what not to do and when.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Richard Lumpkin

​Reed Smith, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​William Berk

​Berk Merchant & Sims

 

​Randy West

​American Coastal

 


​W8 Temporary Roof Repairs & Harvesting Roof Tiles

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM


​When there is storm damage to a tile roof, one of the main points of contention is whether the roof can be repaired or if it must be replaced.  This issue is especially contentious for tile roofs, when the broken roof tiles have been discontinued.  One method for repairing damaged tile roofs with discontinued tiles is to "harvest" roof tiles from a smaller area of the roof to repair the roof tiles in a larger area of the roof.  The smaller section of the roof will then be replaced with similar, but not identical tiles.  This method of repair, however,  raises issues with regard to the building code, law and ordinance coverage, and matching requirements.  This presentation will seek to address all of these issues.


​​Offered on: ​
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​10:​30 ​​AM - ​12​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Kelly Fantetti

​Stockham Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

Andrew Johnson

ESI

​Jimmy Farach

​All Risk Claims Consultants

 

​Bruce Christenson

​Burton Consulting LLC


​Rachel Minetree

​Conroy Simberg


​W11 Adjusters/Public Adjusters – Working Towards a Common Cause

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​This class is a Basic Adjuster 101 class that will address the pitfalls of adjusters and public adjusters who have 3-5 years of experience or less.  Pitfalls that young carrier and public adjusters run into while adjusting claims from lack of proper scoping (both under and over scoping) of damages will be addressed as well as the lack of communication and how it prolongs the claim and the lack of proper knowledge of the policy and coverages.  Examples of these pitfalls and how the proper response could mitigate claims of improper claims handling by carrier and public adjusters will be discussed. 



​Presenter:

​Charlie Baker

​Peninsula Insurance Bureau

Co-Presenters:

​​Phil Sanov

​Pandit Law

 

Jordan Gerheim

Starnes Davis Florie

 

Ethan Gross

Globe Midwest Adjusters International


​W12 Appraisals & Amounts in Controversy: New FL Legislation & the Insurance Industry

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​The purpose of this course is to educate people in the insurance industry on how recent changes to Florida law will impact how we adjust, prosecute, and defend insurance claims. We will explain what it appears the goal of the legislature was in passing each of these new laws, what the changes actually mean from a practical standpoint, and how they may impact the industry moving forward. Tips will be given on what to do to overcome the changes or capitalize on them (depending on what side you represent) as well as tips on how to avoid pitfalls you may run across under the new laws as you represent one side or the other.


​​​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Erin Dunnavant

​Danahy & Murray, P.A.

Co-Presenters:

​David Terry

​Simon Reed & Salazar

 

​Dennis James

​Triad Restoration Services

 

​John Koenig

​Technical Restoration Services, Inc.


​W13 FL Assignment of Benefits of Reform: Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​The debate in Florida over a controversial practice known as Assignment of Benefits, otherwise known as “AOB,” has ramped up in recent months as the discussion was taken up by the State’s Legislature and Supreme Court.  AOB—the practice of assigning one’s right to receive benefits or make claims under an insurance policy—has long been a part of the health insurance industry, but in recent years, the practice expanded in Florida to the homeowners’ insurance industry.  Some contractors who have been assigned a homeowner’s insurance benefits abused the system by performing unnecessary work prior to notifying the insurer, and then submitting an inflated bill that the insurer has difficulty contesting.  The problem has become so widespread that homeowners’ rates across the State have increased significantly.  This session will consider how the issue grew over the past several years, previous attempts by the Florida Legislature and companies to address abuse, the recently passed reform bill, and the potential that the reform will have a significant impact on the Florida homeowners’ market.


​​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Fred Karlinsky

​Greenberg Traurig

Co-Presenters:

Allison Cucinotta

Stockham Law Group, PA


​Ray Blacklidge

​American Traditions Insurance Company

 

​John Wood

​Law Firm of John D. Wood, PLLC

 

​Russel Pfiefer

​Manning Gross & Massenburg, LLP


​W14 Mediation Strategies for Wind Claims

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​Strategies to employ at mediation to get better results, how to effectively present your case, how to communicate, and how to negotiate will be presented during this workshop.


​​Offered on:
Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Eric Kleinman

​K&A Mediation

Co-Presenters:

​Lenox Godfrey

FIGA

 

​Valorie Chavin

​Chavin Mitchell Shmuely

 

​Hugh Connolly

​Stone, Glass & Connolly


​W15 Roof Evaluations and Concerns Following a Loss

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​This topic will provide an update and additional information from the class we presented last year on the repairability of roofs following a storm.  We plan to discuss construction issues, proper evaluation of damage, and legal issues facing the policy holder and insurers in the handling of roof claims. Statutory and legal changes that affect these issues, as well as testing and research issues that have been done recently which effect the proper evaluation of roof claims in Florida, will also be discussed.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Adam Lewis

​Perez Salgado Thomas + Lewis, P.A.

Co-Presenters:

​Byron Anderson

​Structural Engineering and Inspections, Inc.

 

​Randy Finch

​Trusted Roof Solutions, LLC

 

​Thomas Keller

​​Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP  


​W16 The Use of Expert Witnesses in Claims Handling & Litigation

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM


​This presentation will include a discussion from both sides regarding the use of expert witnesses/consultants during claims handling and in litigation.  Discussion will include types of experts; recent case law developments; and success stories and pitfalls. The panel will include co-presenters who are considered expert witnesses (an engineer for insurers used during claim handling; a drone operator; and a roof consultant).


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​1:​30 ​​PM - ​​3​:​15 PM



​Presenter:

​Ryan Fowler

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​Jay Simon

​Thompson, Coe

 

​John Carroll

​Twenty First Century Engineering

 

​Paul Beers

​GCI Consultants, LLC


​W18 Commercial Policies & Claims: Complexities and Nuances

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​This presentation will give the professional a solid foundation for understanding commercial windstorm claims.  Various commercial policy provisions, prevalent in windstorm claims, along with associated adjustment issues and insight from industry professionals will be discussed, as well as topics such as understanding commercial policies as a whole, who and what is covered (including a discussion of Business Interruption issues), exclusions/limitations in a commercial policy involved in windstorm claims, and adjustment mechanics featuring insurer and insured adjustment professionals.


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​William Collum

​Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Mike Giasi

​Giasi Law, P.A.

 

​Chris Glenn

​Beazley USA, Managing General Agent for syndicate out of Lloyd’s, London


​Pat Garrett

​North American Insurance Consultants, Inc.


​W19 Commercial Policy Pitfalls: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​With an influx of surplus lines and unauthorized carriers in Florida’s market, it is important for those involved in the industry to understand and recognize some key differences in handling such claims as well commercial claims with admitted companies. There is an ethical obligation not to take on a case in which an adjuster or attorney is not qualified to handle, and what you don’t know can hurt you.  Nuances and pitfalls of adjusting, policy compliance, and resolving a commercial property loss with a focus on surplus lines commercial policies will be addressed.

​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Gina Clausen

​Berger Singerman

Co-Presenters:

John Salmon

Salmon & Dulberg

​Craig Kobel

​Altieri Transco American Claims

 

​Michael McGriskin

​Phelps Dunbar

 

​Justin Whedbee

​Frontier Adjusters


​W20 Gulf Coast Case Law Update

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​This class will review updates on property-insurance related cases from 2018-2019, analysis from the perspective of policyholder and insurer, and the impact on current and pending claims.


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Shane Smith

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

​David Molhem

​Molhem & Fraley, PA

 

 


​W21 Property Insurance Fraud Litigation: Wind and Related Causes

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss, analyze, and debate recent developments in fraud litigation.  We will look at the most recent case law, statutes, and trends affecting wind and related claims.  From this exciting discussion, you will be able to predict trends within the law, distinguish the law of different jurisdictions, and keep in touch with developing arguments and issues that affect this field.  You will also be equipped to avoid the facilitation and appearance of fraud.

Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Andy Rock

​The Rock Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

​Ty Tyler

​Tyler & Hamilton, PA

 

 


​W22 Technological Advancements in Claim Handling: Benefits & Pitfalls from a Legal Perspective

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​The purpose of the presentation is to advise participants of technological advancements that may assist in evaluating property damage claims, including tools and communications, and address the benefits and pitfalls from a legal perspective when using such advancements


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020,​​​​​​​ 3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Jennifer Kearns

​Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP

Co-Presenters:

​Rene Sigman

​Merlin Law Group

 

​Connie Campbell Brashear

​Pillar Engineering Services

 

​Zane Sadik

​CED Technologies


​W23 Winning with Experts After the Storm

​Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020

​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM


​Forensic weather experts can be the key to a successful claim adjustment and the legal defense of a claim. Attendees to this session will interact with the panel to overcome claim adjuster challenges such as the inaccuracies of commercial weather reports/documents that confuse or muddle the issues, hyper-technical language, and analyses that overlook the key issues (i.e., bad science). The presenters will discuss the proper use of forensic weather analyses to pinpoint severe/damaging weather events in a “case study” using the most advanced 3-D scientific software and methodologies used by our government. Together with the audience, this panel will identify key difficulties and solutions to help all parties achieve accurate, efficient, and successful outcomes.


​​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
Wednesday, ​​January 29th 2020, ​​​​​3:​​45 ​​PM - ​​5​:​30 PM



​Presenter:

​Zachary Tamurian

​Forensic Meteorologist

Co-Presenters:

​Anne Kevlin

​Clausen Miller

 

​David Bear

​Bear Legal Solutions

 

​Robin Davies

​Sabal Engineering, LLC


​TH4 The Perfect Daubert Storm is Brewing: Using the Right Experts, Technology, & Latest Case Law

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM


​Hurricanes Michael and Irma caused an estimated $50 to $90 Billion in damage.  In the wake of these very costly hurricanes, attorneys, adjusters, and insurance carriers are facing new challenges when tasked with determining and proving causation and how to resolve a claim.   In this engaging session, we will discuss the lessons learned from Hurricane Irma and the latest tools and techniques being used by Certified Consulting Meteorologists and attorneys in Hurricane Michael cases.  Case studies from Hurricane Michael will show how to determine if damage was caused by wind, wind driven rain, a tornado, or rising storm surge waters, and how the timing of each can be crucial.  Attorneys from both sides will discuss Florida's three-year deadline to submit hurricane claims, who bears the burden of proof, and what constitutes proper notice.  An interactive conversation of the Florida Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the Daubert standard will highlight the importance of using qualified experts, how their analyses, methodologies, and reports should be prepared going forward, and the implications of not adhering to these stricter standards. 


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​10:15 AM - ​​12:00 PM
​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM



​Presenter:

​Howard Altschule

​Forensic Weather Consultants LLC

Co-Presenters:

​Larry Bache

​Merlin Law Group

 

Heather Fleming

​Traub Lieberman

 

​Debra Frances

​Baldwin and Associates, LLC


​TH5 The Property Insurance Adjuster’s Workflow & Processes

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM


​Property insurance claims handling can be analyzed to lead to an efficient production of claims. This panel will discuss how ethical and practical claims requirements are made into a workflow that should be integrated into claims software. Such workflow and process analysis helps prevent claims handling mistakes and inevitably leads to modern software which helps guide property insurance adjusters whether they be company, independent or public, to greater and more accurate production of claims.


Offered on:

​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​​3:​30 ​PM - ​5​:​15 PM

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​8:30 ​​AM - ​​10:15 ​AM



​Presenter:

​William Merlin

​Merlin Law Group

Co-Presenters:

John Garrafa

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP


Roberta San Juan

​Precision Appraisal Services

 

​Dave Young

​Claims Wizard

 

​Jeffrey Major

​Canopy Claims Management


​TH8 Ethically Handling Claims – The Ins & Outs, and Why it Matters

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM


This educational class will address current industry trends in the First Party Property Insurance Claims Industry, the ethical approach of handling and adjusting claims, as well as current legal perspectives ,and ramifications relating to why ethical claims adjustment matters.



​Presenter:

​Rick Tutwiler

​Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters

Co-Presenters:

​Jim Shaw

​DLD Lawyers

 

​Alex Perkins

​Perkins Law

 

​Dan Baldwin

​Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Consumer Services


​TH9 Hurricane Loss Challenges: Coverage, Adjusting, & Building Codes

​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020

​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM


​​Business Interruption, Contingent Business Interruption, and Dependent Property Coverage will be addressed in this class.  Flood, Wind, and Concurrent Causation will also be discussed as well as Code Issues; Law and Ordinance Coverages; Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins Impacting Florida Hurricane Losses; and other relevant topics.


​Offered on:
​Tuesday, ​​January 28th 2020, ​​1:15 ​PM - ​​3:00 PM
​Thursday, ​​January ​30th 2020, ​​​​​​​10:30 ​​AM - ​​1​2:15 ​PM



​Presenter:

​Scott Dutton

​Dutton Law Group, PA

Co-Presenters:

Michael Batcho

TSI and Wimberly

​Sean Tobe

​Brown & Brown Insurance

 

​Brian Terjung

​EWI

 

​Ron Haynes

​Christopher Ligori & Associates




Please note that WIND ​DOES NOT ​allow audio or videotape workshops nor are attendees authorized to audio or videotape any portion of the WIND Conference. Workshop presentations and speakers are subject to change.

Registration for WIND 2020 opens soon