For the past 20 months, each Saturday, I have posted on an issue that impacts public insurance adjusters. Many of my past posts have featured great success stories and interesting details of the claims public adjusters are handling nationwide, but so many more public adjuster stories need to be told. One of the best events where public adjusters can share their stories with others and learn how to better handle their claims is the Windstorm Insurance Conference®. This year is no exception.

Claims Magazine recently highlighted this conference in the January issue. The 13th Annual Conference will kick-off on Sunday, January 29, 2012, and offer a week of presentations and classes on the current and hot topics concerning insurance claims. More classes are being offered than in years past and a plethora of advanced courses have been added to the agenda.

Merlin Law Group’s own Chip Merlin, the outgoing president of WIND®, will welcome the attendees to the conference, but he won’t be the only Merlin Law Group attorney who will be addressing the crowds. Merlin Law Group’s Jean Niven, David Pettinato, Donna DeVaney, Javier Delgado, and Douglas Grose will be panel members presenting lectures dealing with everything from sinkholes to insurance fraud, and various topics in between.

To become more familiar with Merlin Law Group, we encourage public adjusters to visit our attorneys at the expo center, booths 38 and 39. Stop by to learn more about our firm and discuss with our attorneys the current trends in insurance claims adjusting. As a public adjuster, sharing your stories and thoughts can help your policyholders and the state of insurance claims in general. I want to hear from you so I can introduce you and your stories on my weekly post. If you are a public adjuster who has a story to tell, just stop by to meet me or simply fill out the feedback form with information about your public adjusting story.

Be sure to check the WIND® website for the conference schedule and course downloads in order to get the most out of the classes.