Expert Witness And Consulting Services
Steven Plitt can act as an insurance stard of care and claim handling expert consultant or witness for a variety of cases involving allegations of bad faith or unfair claim practices arising from auto liability, uninsured and underinsured, and homeowners’ insurance claims. He also has provided 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 provides services to insurance companies, policyholders and other lawyers on the east coast and nationwide.
Mr. Plitt is able to consult 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 non-complex 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. These 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.
As a consultant, Mr. Plitt has assisted with insurance claims in more than 40 states and 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.