Expert Witness And Consulting Services For Attorneys
Steven Plitt is an insurance standard of care and claim handling expert consultant or witness for a variety of cases involving allegations of bad faith or unfair claim practices. Over the span of Mr. Plitt’s 35+ year legal career, he has observed and participated in the evolution of insurance industry standards, customs, and practices for underwriting and claim handling. He has written about the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act, and has developed coursework for adjusters to assist with an understanding of the NAIC Model Act. Mr. Plitt has spoken nationally on these topics. He has been asked to present training to many insurance company claim departments regarding proper claim administration and practices.
He has experience providing representation for large and complex bad faith insurance cases and so-called “mega large” commercial bad faith litigation cases. Mr. Plitt is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and serves insurance companies, policyholders and other lawyers throughout the United States.
Mr. Plitt consults with other attorneys in the following areas:
A Recognized Insurance Law Expert
In his consulting practice, Mr. Plitt likes to keep a balance of retentions. The balance is between standard and noncomplex bad faith cases arising in the homeowner, small commercial, automobile liability and UM/UIM contexts on the one hand and complex cases on the other. This includes first-party and third-party bad faith claims.
A significant part of Mr. Plitt’s expert consulting practice involves mega-large commercial oriented bad faith cases. He has demonstrated consistent aptitude, knowledge and logistical organization to manage several mega-large commercial bad faith case retentions simultaneously. He is able to leverage his practical, logistical acumen from one mega-large case to another ensuring his command of the claim and litigation materials of each new case retention for a demanding audience of the nation’s leading marquee national and international law firms.
Very large and complicated cases are handled by some of the nation’s most prominent law firms and can involve the review of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, including extensive testimonial records which oftentimes involve more than 30 depositions (typically in excess of 300 pages each), with extensive exhibits and involve complex subject matter and proceedings. These retentions are no problem for Mr. Plitt and his forensic team. Mr. Plitt and his forensic team have a demonstrated ability to assimilate large volumes of case materials and deposition testimony in order to figure out how the pieces of the puzzle fit together so that Mr. Plitt can explain what happened and why.
Lawyers: Contact A Leading Scholarly Commentator For Insurance Law Problems
As a consultant, Mr. Plitt has assisted with insurance claims in more than 40 states. He is recognized as a leading scholarly commentator for insurance law issues by state and federal courts across the country. He has worked as an expert claim practices consultant on cases throughout the nation.