Windstorm Insurance Conference

I can answer the question above with a post I wrote almost seven years ago, The 2009 Windstorm Insurance Conference:

The Windstorm Insurance Conference was founded nearly a decade ago byinsurance defense attorney, Janet Brown. Her law firm biography does not do her justice. She has been nationally recognized as one of the top insurance company litigators for some time. Janet and I have battled in Court over just about everything. She is competent, creative, professional, and a person who quietly knows the weak points of any argument.

Fortunately, she had the brilliant idea to start a Windstorm Insurance Network whose membership was inclusive of all trades and professions dealing with windstorm claim issues. There is not another group or association like it in the insurance business.


Continue Reading Why Should Insurance Company Adjusters, Attorneys, and Expert Vendors Attend The 2016 Windstorm Insurance Conference?

Along with many of my Merlin Law Group colleagues, I will be attending the Windstorm Insurance Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans January 19-22, 2015. If you are an avid reader of this blog, you likely already know that the annual Windstorm Insurance (WIND) Conference provides a forum for review and discussion of windstorm and related property insurance issues. It is billed as the only conference of its kind focusing solely on windstorm claim issues and is geared to many different levels and professions in the property damage insurance industry.

Continue Reading Come See Me at the 16th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference, 1/19-22, The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans

Register by close of business on January 5, 2015 for the best value on the 16th annual Windstorm Insurance Network Conference. Make plans to join us in the Big Easy for this annual conference. WIND is a time when all sides of the insurance profession come together to connect and learn from each other in a professional manner. Every year, the keynote speaker inspires us to have a productive week filled with some of the very best continuing education courses that are on point with property damage and insurance issues.


Continue Reading Act Fast! It is Time to Register for the 2015 Windstorm Conference

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the First Party Claims Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island, along with several of my Merlin Law Group colleagues. FPCC is a great opportunity to attend great presentations, earn CE credits, and network with some of the best in the claims advocacy industry. Another important conference is coming up in January: The Windstorm Insurance Conference.


Continue Reading Save the Date – Windstorm Insurance Conference January 19-22, 2015

Janet Thompson from Overhead Door attended my seminar at last year’s Windstorm Insurance Conference. During my session, she remarked that often overlooked building codes apply to garage door replacement and repair. Wind loaded garage doors pose a serious issue to structure safety.


Continue Reading Wind Loaded Garage Doors – Novel Information is Learned at the Windstorm Conference

Nobody publicly admits that they are acting unethical. Yet, for many endeavors in life, there are neither established ethical standards nor many rules explaining what fair and just behavior should entail. Until recently, I would suggest that appraisers and the appraisal process in many venues was a process with few rules and no ethical standards. I gave at least one example of current unethical behavior in the appraisal process yesterday in, The Current State of Appraisal and How Mutual Terms Can Prevent Appraisal.


Continue Reading Ethics of Appraisers—Just Wishful Thinking?

The 14th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference is just around the corner, and today is the last day to receive the discounted registration rate. This year, the conference will be held January 28-31, 2013, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Group rate hotel rooms are available for a limited time; click here to book your stay.


Continue Reading Windstorm Insurance Conference Early Discount Registration Ends Today

Many policyholders making Hurricane Sandy personal property claims will not get paid what they deserve because their insurance adjusters fail to tell them to include all acquisition and setup costs when determining value. I thought about this over the weekend following Friday’s post, The Mythical National Flood Claim Memo and Sandy Flood Claims.


Continue Reading Hurricane Sandy Personal Property Claims–Include All Acquisition and Setup Costs to Determine Value