Donald W. Bendure, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, RF, ACI

Donald W. Bendure, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, RF, ACI

1620 Lamonte Lane
Houston , TX 77018
Mobile: 817-291-0691

Donald Bendure is an insurance expert focused upon underwriting of commercial liability, professional liability, commercial automobile, as well as alternative risk retention means and methods such as reinsurance and captive insurance companies. He is available countrywide and has currently completed over 250 engagements. His particular areas of expertise listed below are within the discipline of underwriting and coverage:

All Commercial and Professional Lines
Reinsurance Programs and Coverage
Self-Insured and Captive Programs
Insurance Expert Witness
Pre-litigation Consulting Expert
Policyholder Expert Witness
Insurance Coverage Defense Expert Witness

Please link to his website,, for more detailed information.

Areas of Expertise
  • Auto Insurance
  • Business/Employment Insurance
  • Fire Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Liability Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Risk Management

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.A. Chemistry, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
M.B.A. Corporate Finance, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU)
Fellow of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RF)
Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI)
Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Property and Casualty Underwriters, Inc.
Professional Liability Underwritering Society
Insurance Institute of America
International Risk Management Institute
International Center for Captive Insurance Education
Society of CPCU
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Forensic Expert Witness Association
American Bar Association, Captive Insurance Section
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Various underwriting seminars teaching insurance underwriting techniques and coverage to staff, public service talks regarding risk management and insurance.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Investigated -- yes, for purposes of vetting biography postings.
Suspended or removed -- no.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Greater than 250.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Insurance underwriting and risk management in general. For specific areas, which are many, please see my website at for case listing and subject matters.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Roughly 60% as a policy-holder expert.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Roughly 40% as insurance coverage defense expert on behalf of insurers.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 100 times in deposition and trial testimony.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September, 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: > 15 times in trial.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: > 20 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 19 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Pre-trial consultation and expert witness services within my areas of expertise in state and Federal courts, insurance portfolio analysis and coverage review.


Please review the case listing on my website at Retaining attorneys, their firms and their telephone numbers are listed for each case where a deposition and/or trial was involved. Please feel free to contact any of them.