Expert Witness

Managing partner of the Adler Law Group, Erwin Adler, has been generally recognized as an expert on insurance issues, including related bad faith litigation.  Erwin has been qualified as an expert and has thus testified on insurance coverage, bad faith, and related issues for insurance carriers and policyholders in various state and federal courts.  As an expert, he has provided presentations to numerous professional groups in the insurance industry throughout the United States and in London, such as:

  • Society of Claims Law Associates
  • Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association, domestically and in London (since 2009, renamed as the International Association of Claims Professionals)
  • Regents of the University of California (C.E.B courses)
  • West Coast Casualty Claims Conferences
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • AmRe Midwest Claims Seminar
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California

Erwin has twice received the President's Choice Award from the Society of Claims Law Associates in recognition of his educational efforts on their behalf.  For an excerpt from one of his presentations, please reference the SCLA website at  Erwin has also given presentations to claims professionals of numerous insurance carriers in both the domestic and London markets. 

Due to his experience and background, Erwin has been qualified as an expert and testified in various state and federal courts (as well as the Korean Court of Patent Appeals).  In addition, he has provided expert opinions in arbitrations between reinsurers and their ceding companies, policyholders and their insurers, and in commercial arbitrations.  These opinions have involved a wide variety of issues, including:

  • The proper interpretation and differences between occurrence and claims-made insurance policies
  • The legal definition and interpretation of provisions in various types of insurance policies
  • The legal and practical basics governing the relationship between primary carriers on the one hand, and excess and umbrella carriers on the other
  • Proper claims-handling procedures and the legal principles governing proper claims- handling
  • Standards governing the presentation of applications for insurance by applicants for policies
  • The standards governing discovery in litigation

Erwin offers expert opinions for insurance carriers and policyholders alike, and has been recognized as an expert by both.  For further information about Erwin's ability to provide expert testimony on any particular topic, please feel free to contact the Adler Law Group.

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