Steven Plitt, Expert Witness Steven Plitt, Expert Witness
Insurance Bad Faith Claim Handling Expert Serving Clients Nationwide

Speaker/Presentations

SPEAKER/PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "2016 Claims College: School of Extra-Contractual Claims" (September 7-9, 2016, Baltimore, MD) (Teaching Topic:  Insurance Claim Handling Regulations, Statutes and Unfair Claims Settlement Practi ces Acts)  Sponsored by CLM/Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  2. "Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability" (June 2-3, 2016, New York, NY) (Topic: Creative Bad Faith Set Ups: Preventative Strategies and Techniques with Regard to Open Limits, Policy Limit Demands and Time Limit Demand Letters) Sponsored by American Conference Institute
  3. Third Annual "Insurance Law Institute" (February 4-5, 2016) (Panelist/Damron and Morris Agreements)  Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  4. "ACI’s 32nd National Forum on Bad Faith Claims & Litigation" (November 19-20, 2015, Miami, FL) (Topic: Bad Faith Set-Ups) Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  5. "Complex Insurance Coverage Analysis & Interpretation, A Systematic Approach" (March 24, 2015) Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
  6. "ACI’s 30th National Forum on Bad Faith Claims & Litigation" (March 16-17, 2015, Philadelphia, PA) (Topic: Claims Management Best Practices and Bad Faith Avoidance) Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  7. Second Annual "Insurance Law Institute" (January 29-30, 2015) (Panelist/Moderator for Bad Faith Panel Discussion) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  8. "28th National Advanced Forum On Bad Faith Claims & Litigation" (July 29, 2014, San Francisco, CA) (Topics: Removal Issue in Bad Faith Cases; Adjuster Negligence; Aiding & Abetting Claims) Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  9. "Annual CLE Meeting" (May 8, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT) (Topic: Discipline Without Assumptions: A Systematic Approach To Insurance Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by the Utah Defense Lawyers Association.
  10. "27th National Advanced Forum On Bad Faith Litigation" (March 31, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) (Topics: Federal Removal Challenges In Bad Faith Litigation; Claim Adjuster Negligence) Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  11. First Annual "Insurance Law Institute" (January 30-31, 2014) (Topics:  Building a General Understanding of Directors & Officers Insurance Policy Architecture and Damron/Morris Agreements; Panelist/Moderator for Judges Panel, Damron/Morris Panel, and Mediators Panel)  Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  12. "Arizona Tort Law Handbook Seminar" (August 27, 2013) (Topic: Product Liability/Product Liability Exclusions in CGL Policy) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  13. "25th National Advanced Forum On Bad Faith Litigation" (July 30-31, 2013, San Francisco, CA) (Topic: Bad Faith Set Ups) Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  14. "Effective Strategies For Avoiding Federal Court Removal In Insurance Cases" (May 21, 2013) Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
  15. "Discipline Without Assumptions: An Essential Exploration Into Coverage Analysis" (April 23, 2013) (Topic: Systematic Insurance Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
  16. "Texas 20th Annual Insurance Symposium," (April 5, 2013, Dallas, TX) (Topic: Problems with Complex Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by Cooper & Scully as approved by Texas State Bar and Texas Department of Insurance.
  17. "Arizona Tort Law Handbook Seminar," (February 1, 2013) (Topic: Dram Shop/Assault & Battery Exclusion/Intoxication Exclusion) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  18. "2013 Arizona Insurance Law," Chairperson/Speaker (January 31, 2013) (Topic: 2012 Amendments to 28 USCA § 1446) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  19. "Bad Faith Insurance Law," Chairperson (August 30, 2012) (Topic: Panel Member) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  20. "2012 Annual Convention," Speaker for Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group/Insurance Law Section (July 28-August 1, 2012, Chicago, IL) (Topic: Effective Strategies for Avoiding Federal Court Removal in Insurance Cases) Sponsored by the American Association for Justice.
  21. "22nd Annual CLE by the Sea," (July 18, 2012, San Diego, CA) (Topic: Witness Issues Arising in Civil Cases—Experts) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  22. "Litigation Basics II CLE" (April 26, 2012) (Topic: A Young Associate’s Guide to Preparing for Bad Faith Litigation) Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division.
  23. "Arizona Insurance Law" (January 27, 2012) (Topic: Directors & Officers Coverage) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  24. The Medical Protective Company, National Claim Department Annual Conference (July 21, 2011, Fort Wayne, IN) (Topics: Bad Faith; Claim Handling).
  25. "21st Annual CLE by the Sea," Chairperson/Speaker (July 14-16, 2011, San Diego, CA) (Topic: Settlement Agreements) Sponsored by the State Bar Arizona.
  26. "Arizona Insurance Law" (January 27, 2011) (Topic: Insurance Coverage – Analysis & Interpretation) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  27. "Insurance Coverage Litigation" (October 11, 2010) (Topics: Interpreting Coverage Under the Insurance Contract and Bad Faith Litigation) Sponsored by the National Business Institute.
  28. "Arizona Insurance Law" (January 22, 2010) (Topic: Automobile Liability Coverage) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  29. "Insurance Coverage Litigation" (October 12, 2009) (Topic: Common Types of Insurance Coverage Disputes) Sponsored by the National Business Institute.
  30. "American Conference Institute’s 19th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation," Compendium Of References To Insurance Company Bad Faith Set Up Situations (April 29-30, 2009, San Francisco, CA) (Topic: Manufactured Claims: Strategically Avoiding and Properly Defending Against "Bad Faith Set-Ups") Sponsored by American Conference Institute.
  31. "Arizona Insurance Law" (January 23, 2009) (Topic: Third-Party Bad Faith in Arizona) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  32. "Litigation Basics for the Civil Defense Associate" (December 2, 2008) (Topic: Fundamentals of Insurance Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division.
  33. Guest Lecturer (March 6, 2008) (Topic: Discovery Issues in Bad Faith Litigation) Arizona State University College of Law (LAW 691).
  34. "Arizona Insurance Coverage" (January 25, 2008) (Topic: Complex Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  35. "Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute" (April 11-13, 2007, Chicago, Illinois) (Topic: Expert witnesses and Insurance coverage litigation) Sponsored by DRI.
  36. "Daubert and Use of Expert Witnesses in the Insurance Bad Faith Content" (April 4, 2007)  Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  37. "Arizona Insurance Coverage" (January 25, 2007) (Topics: Complex Insurance Coverage Analysis and Directors & Officers Coverage) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  38. "Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium" (December 7-8, 2006, New York, NY) (Topic: Dirty Sox and Clean Directors: The Impact of Enron on D&O Issues) Sponsored by DRI.
  39. "Western Regional Claims Counsel Conference" (October 25, 2006, San Diego, CA) (Topic: Effective Use of "Colossus" Injury Analysis and Advice of Counsel to Avoid Bad Faith Liability Exposures) Sponsored by Progressive Insurance Group.
  40. "Complex Insurance Coverage Analysis" (September 20, 2006, Hartford, CT) Sponsored by Thomson/West Publishing.
  41. "Federalizing Catastrophic Insurance Losses" and "The Evolution of Disclosure Obligations Regarding Disseminating Health Information to Applicants by Life, Health & Disability Insurance Companies" (September 20, 2006, Hartford, CT) Sponsored by Thomson/West Publishing.
  42. "2005 NDDLA/SBAND Seminar" (September 23, 2005, Fargo, ND) (Topic: Discipline Without Assumptions, A Systematic Approach To Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by State Bar Association of North Dakota.
  43. "Insurance Coverage Topics" (February 9, 2005) (Topic: Use of Demonstrative Exhibits for Bad Faith Trials) Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  44. "Arizona Liability Insurance Coverage" (May 14, 2004) (Topic: Analyzing and Litigating Insurance Coverage Cases) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  45. "Learn at Lunch" (January 14, 2004) (Topic: Waiver of Attorney Client Privilege and Advice of Counsel in the Context of Insurance Bad Faith) Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  46. "Tort Law" (December 5, 2003) (Topic: Insurance Bad Faith Analysis and Litigation) Sponsored by State Bar of Arizona.
  47. "The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating Insurance Coverage Questions" (January 8, 2003) (Topic: Discipline Without Assumptions, A Systemic Approach to Coverage Analysis) Sponsored by Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  48. "Arizona Liability Insurance Coverage" (September 20, 2001)  (Topics:  Damron/Morris Agreements and Third-Party Bad Faith)  Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  49. "Insurance Litigation in Arizona" (October 20, 2000)  (Topic: Morris Agreements and Third-Party Bad Faith)  Sponsored by Lorman Education Services.
  50. "Advanced Litigation Techniques Seminar" (December 10, 1999) (Topic: Bad Faith and Coverage Issues) Sponsored by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  51. "The Most Advanced Insurance Seminar of the Year" (October 1, 1999)  (Topic: Morris/Damron Agreements – How to Avoid the Often Subtle and Serious Pitfalls)  Sponsored by the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
  52. "Arizona Liability Insurance Coverage" (April 30, 1999)  (Topic: Insurance:  Developments in Judicial Rulings on Reservation of Rights Defenses and Morris Agreements)  Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  53. "The Phoenix Mini-Bar" (June 19, 1998) (Topic: How to Understand and Litigate Insurance Coverage in Arizona) Sponsored by Continuing Legal Education Options (CLE-Ops).
  54. "The Law of Insurance Bad Faith: A Balanced Perspective" (April 24, 1998-Tucson; May 1, 1998-Phoenix) (Topic: Third-Party Bad Faith) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  55. "Sing a Song of Six Torts" (April 18, 1997) (Topic: First Party Bad Faith) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  56. "Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation: Environmental Coverage, Common Negligence and Bad Faith" (June 13, 1996) (Topic: Bad Faith) Sponsored by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  57. "Essentials in Insurance and Bad Faith" (March 31, 1995) (Topic: Insurance Bad Faith from the Defense Perspective) Presented at the Arizona Statewide Minority Lawyers Bar Convention.
  58. "Law of Insurance Bad Faith: A Beginning, but Not the End" (March 10, 1995) (Topic: Third Party Bad Faith) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  59. "Tort Reform: The November 8 Vote, What’s Law? What’s Not" (November 10, 1994) (Topic: Insurance Bad Faith, the Defense Perspective) Sponsored by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  60. "Insurance Coverage Issues" (March 1, 1994)  (Topic: Reservation of Rights Defenses and Morris Agreements)  Sponsored by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.
  61. "Insurance Coverage Litigation: An Overview of Key Areas of Concern to Lawyers" (November 18, 1993) (Topic: The Concurrent Causation Doctrine and the Standard Automobile Liability Policy) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  62. "Auto Insurance" (November 15, 1991) (Topic: Arizona’s Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund) Sponsored by Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
  63. "Insurance Coverage Litigation: An Overview of Key Areas of Concern to Lawyers" (March 9, 1990—Phoenix; April 20, 1990—Tucson) (Topic: Multiple Coverage Problems and the Standard Automobile Liability Insurance Policy; Arizona’s Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  64. "Arizona Bad Faith Insurance Law: What Every Practitioner Should Know" (December 14, 1990) (Topic: Third-Party Bad Faith) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.
  65. "Contemporary Problems in Insurance Related Litigation" (May 5, 1989) (Topic: Developments in the Law Regarding Uninsured and Underinsured Automobile Liability Insurance Policies) Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.

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