Our role in this area includes being retained as an expert providing advice and assistance to the policyholder's attorney as well as being retained by various insurance company's legal counsel if the matter is heading to or is in litigation. We have also been retained to serve as an expert witness to testify in court and have been accepted as an expert witness in both U. S. Federal and Florida State courts.
With over 37 years of experience in the claim side of the casualty property insurance business, Charles R. “Dick” Tutwiler, CPCLA, PCLA, the Founder and former President of Tutwiler & Associates, a firm of professional loss adjusters with well over 150 years combined experience, has been called on to provide expert advice in matters involving loss adjusting practices and procedures.
Charles R. “Dick “ Tutwiler was retained by the then Florida Department of Insurance in 2002 to testify on their behalf in the “mold trials” which resulted when the insurance industry in Florida added endorsements to their policies limiting coverage for mold remediation. The Department acting on behalf of the consumers fought this issue and the matter was tried in Tallahassee in late 2002 and the first part of 2003.
If there is an interest in utilizing any of our firm adjusters as expert witnesses in your claim dispute, give us a call at 813-412-8357 or contact us and we will be glad to provide information on the matters for which we were retained.