Member/Fellow News

Mr. Marcos Mendoza

Assistant Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Texas Association of School Boards
Texas

Assistant Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Marcos received appointments as adjunct faculty and as a Scholar in Residence at the Univ. of CT School of Law, teaching Professional Liability Insurance Law. He recently published the article "The Cosmetic Damage Exclusion: Time for a Change" in the Claims Journal https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2018/04/09/284015.htm

Ms. Karen Holmes

Attorney
Balestreri, Potocki & Holmes
California

Attorney

The law firm of Balestreri Potocki & Holmes announces the retirement of shareholder Karen Holmes effective 5/31/18. Holmes spent the last 16 years of her 35-year career with the firm as a successful trial attorney and litigator focusing on civil litigation and professional liability defense matters.

Mr. David Grossman

Attorney
Simon Reed & Salazar
Florida

Speaking on Why Civility Matters in the Legal Profession

David W. Grossman, Esq. of Simon, Reed, & Salazar, P.A., Miami, Florida recently spoke to the University of Miami College of Law on "Why Civility Matters."  Mr. Grossman is a Member of the CLM Insurance Fraud Committee, America Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar and NBTA.  

Mr. Allen Eraut

Attorney
Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC
Oregon

Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth Named to List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC is proud to have been selected for the second year in a row to Oregon Business magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. The magazine determined which organizations to include based on confidential input from more than 10,000 employees across the state who were surveyed about workplace satisfaction.

Mr. Stephan Kowalczyk

Director
Provencher & Company
Louisiana

Provencher & Company, LLC announces successful launch of Major Case Unit

Provencher & Company, LLC is pleased to announce the successful launch of their Major Case Unit (MCU).  
The inaugural members of the Major Case Unit are Alex Chernov and Bradley Gipson.  Both Alex and Brad each come to Provencher & Company with more than 10 years’ claims experience and the desire to continue to learn from Jerry Provencher. 
Biographies and additional information may be found here: www.provencherclaims.com/team-page.   
 

Ms. Kirstin Abel

Managing Partner
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Oregon

Vicki Smith Leads Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Bodyfelt Mount is proud to announce that Vicki M. Smith, a partner with the firm, is the 2018 president of the board of directors for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel. OADC is Oregon's statewide association for civil defense attorneys. Vicki's law practice includes civil litigation and insurance coverage.

Mr. John Nunnally

Partner
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
North Carolina

John Nunnally Named to NC Super Lawyers 2018 Edition

Ragsdale Liggett partner John Nunnally has been recognized again in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine in the practice area of Construction Litigation.  

Mr. William Pollock

Partner
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
Illinois

Bill Pollock Recognized in 2 Top Lawyer Lists

Bill Pollock is named in the “Top 25 Raleigh Lawyers” and “Top 100 NC Lawyers” lists in the 2018 NC Super Lawyers magazine.  The top lists feature attorneys having earned the most total points against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  He is listed as well in the Super Lawyers annual edition in Construction Litigation.  
 
 

Mr. G. Jeffrey Vernis

Managing Partner
Vernis and Bowling
Florida

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar

G. Jeffrey Vernis, Managing Partner, North Palm Beach, has successfully been recertified as a Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar.  Mr. Vernis was originally certified in 2007, recertified in 2012 and has now been recertified in 2017.  Board Certification in Civil Trial law is the highest recognition earned by a Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and is held by less than 2% of all licensed Florida Attorneys. 

Ms. Jocelyn Brumbaugh

CEO
The Brumbaugh Group
Illinois

Jon Cipriani and Mickey Passman Elected to Partnership at BatesCarey

Jon Cipriani and Mickey Passman have been elected to partnership at national insurance coverage law firm BatesCarey. Jon represents insurers and reinsurers in disputes in state and federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitrations. Mickey handles a wide variety of commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage matters.

Ms. Deanna Wray

Trial Attorney
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Oregon

Bodyfelt Mount Names New Managing Partner

Bodyfelt Mount has appointed Kirstin Abel as managing partner. Abel’s practice concentrates on product liability, drug and medical device, professional liability and medical malpractice matters. She replaces Deanna Wray. Deanna will continue to focus her practice on the defense of product and general liability civil litigation matters.