Hugh W Black CPCU, ARM, AIC, CCLA

Mr. Hugh W Black CPCU, ARM, AIC, CCLA

H.W. Black Litigation Support
1240 E. Ontario Ave. Suite 102-264
Corona , CA 92881
Office: 951-833-5472

Introduction

I am available to consult as an expert witness in cases involving Bad Faith, Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance Coverage, Duty to Defend, Insurance Industry Custom & Practice, Certificates of Insurance, Additional Insured Coverage, Construction Defect and Excess & Umbrella Property & Casualty Insurance Claims.

I entered the insurance industry in 1974 and have spent the last forty years reviewing and analyzing thousands of claim files for several different insurance companies and third party administrators. This experience has given me tremendous insight into the custom and practice of insurance claims departments.


Areas of Expertise

  • Bad Faith
  • Construction Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Liability Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); 1983
Associate in Risk Management (ARM); 1997
Associate in Claims (AIC) ; 1984
Casualty Claim Law Associate (CCLA) ; 1980
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Seven
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Commercial Property Coverage; Commercial General Liability Coverage; Bad Faith; Duty to Defend; Insurance Industry Custom and Practice; Additional Insured Coverage; Construction Defect; and Certificates of Insurance
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 57%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 43%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Between 20 and 30 times. The majority as a Person Most Knowledgeable (PMK) by insurance companies
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 2013
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Two
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Two
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Three
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting and Expert Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available on Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available on Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available on Request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available on Request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available on Request

References

References upon request.