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Professional Liability/Malpractice Providers

Explanation of Terms

"A"-Admitted. The company has met the minimum requirements established by statute and is authorized by the State of Georgia to write lawyer's professional liability business. The importance of being admitted includes not only the protection to the insured of having the backing of the state's regulatory authorities to assist if a problem arises, but also the fact that the guaranty fund laws generally apply only to licensed insurers.

"NA"-Non-admitted. The company is a surplus lines (non-admitted) carrier, which is a company that generally underwrites risks or parts of risks for which insurance is not available through an admitted company. The business is, therefore, placed with a non-admitted insurer (a company not licensed in the State of Georgia) in accordance with state surplus lines insurance laws.

"RRG"-Risk Retention Group. Risk Retention Groups are owner-controlled insurance companies authorized by the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986. An RRG will allow members who engage in similar or related business or activities to write liability insurance for all or any portion of the exposures of group members, excluding first party coverages, such as property, worker's compensation and personal lines. Authorization under the federal statute allows a group to be chartered in one state, but able to engage in the business of insurance in all states, subject to certain specific and limited restrictions. The Federal Act pre-empts state law in many significant ways.

"Multi-Line Agencies/Brokers". Organizations that represent both "Admitted" and "Non-Admitted" professional liability insurance carriers. They do not represent "RRGs."

For more comprehensive information, please call Kim Henry at 404-526-8621 or kimh@gabar.org.

You may also contact:
The Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark St., 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
312-988-5763

Admitted

Allied World Insurance Company
Contact:
Amanda Hickey, RPLU+
Vice President, E&O Division
15601 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1025
Addison, TX 75001
PH: 469-248-4012
PH: 214-9600-1589
Email: amanda.hickey@awac.com
Website: www.alliedworldinsurance.com

Restrictions: Environmental, Entertainment, International, Patent work, Tax Opinions and Securities (except private placements) are excluded.
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 3 to 100 attorneys

ALPS 
Contact:
Ben Parks
Lead Georgia Representative
4 E. Washington St., Suite B7
Newnan, GA 30263
PH: 678-416-5741
PH: 800-367-2577
Email: bparks@alpsnet.com
Website: www.alpsnet.com

Restrictions: No restrictions, but area of practice may impact premium
Size Guidelines: Specialize in firms of 1-25 attorneys; will insure larger firms

Arch Insurance Company
Contact:
Donna James
1601 Cherry St., 3 Parkway, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
PH: 215-606-1682
Fax: 866-637-5861
Email: djames@archinsurance.com
Website: www.archinsurance.com

Restrictions: No blanket restrictions
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1-20 attorneys

Berkley Insurance Company
Contact:
Donna Haroldson
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-800-6227
PH: 800-446-2100
Email: dharoldson@berkleyselect.com

Restrictions: Practice area impacts eligibility
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1-50 attorneys

CNA
Contact:
Small Firm Contact (1-34 attorneys)
Maryanne Brenna
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
PH: 212-440-7416
Email: maryanne.brenna@cna.com
Website: www.cna.com

Large Firm Contacts (35+ attorneys)
Laura DiLallo
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
PH: 212-440-3739
Email: laura.dilallo@cna.com
Website: www.cna.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

LawyerGuard (QBE Insurance Company)
Contact:
Kevin J. Sullivan
Sr. Vice President Program Manager
4211 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 860-756-7417
Email: kevinj.sullivan@lawyerguard.com
Website: www.lawyerguard.com

Restrictions: Some AOP restrictions. Please call for details.

Old Republic Insurance Company (Old Republic Professional)
Contact:
Stephanie N. Fagin
Vice President
Old Republic Professional
191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-750-8802
Email: sfagin@oldrepublicpro.com
Website: www.oldrepublicpro.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes primary for firms with 7-60 attorneys, no restrictions on size of firm for excess

Protexure Lawyers (United States Fire Insurance Company)
Contact:
Abbey Kenney
4200 Commerce Court, Suite 102
Lisle, IL 60532
PH: 877-569-4111 ext. 7028
Email: akenney@protexure.com

Leigh McMullan 
Crum & Foster 
305 Madison Avenue 
Morristown, NJ 07960 
PH: 973-490-6793 
Email: leigh.mcmullan@cfins.com

Restrictions: Securities, Intellectual Property, Class Action Lead Counsel
Size Guidelines: Writes 1-5 attorney firms

Website: www.protexurelawyers.com

StarStone National Insurance Company
Contact:
Tim Barden
1101 E. Jackson St.
Tampa, FL 33602
PH: 813-867-8079
PH: 727-498-6506
Email: tim.barden@foundersspecialty.com
Website: www.foundersspecialty.com

Restrictions: Patent Law
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1 to 20 attorneys

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
(Underwritten by Westport Insurance Corporation)
Contact:
Elizabeth Whitney
222 W. Adams St., Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-821-4136
Email: elizabeth_whitney@swissre.com
Website: www.swissre.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Travelers Casualty and Surety of America
Contact:
Jim Jack
Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance
485 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
PH: 917-778-6026
Email: jjack@travelers.com 
Website: www.travelers.com

Restrictions: Significant Patent, SEC, or Class Action/Mass Tort exposures
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Zurich North America
Contact:
Sharon Eure Burns
Zurich North America-Alternative Markets
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich St., 53rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
PH: 212-553-5651
PH: 800-442-2935
Email: sharon.burns@zurichna.com
Website: www.zurichna.com

Restrictions: None
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

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Non-Admitted

Admiral Insurance Company
Contact:
Donna Haroldson
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-800-6227
PH: 800-446-2100
Email: dharoldson@berkleyselect.com

Restrictions: Practice area impacts eligibility
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1 to 50 attorneys

Allied World Surplus Lines Insurance Company
(f.k.a. Darwin Select Insurance)
Contact:
Amanda Hickey, RPLU+
Assistant Vice President, E&O Division
15601 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1025
Addison, TX 75001
PH: 469-248-4012
PH: 214-600-1589
Email: amanda.hickey@awac.com
Website: www.alliedworldinsurance.com

Restrictions: Focus on distressed firms including those with severity or frequency of claims, attorney misconduct and law firm financial or economic adversity. Comprehensive risk management and remedial services available. Focus also on hard-to-place areas of practice, including: high-value plaintiff work (including medical malpractice and class action), collections, securities, environmental and entertainment. One restriction: No patent prosecution (but will offer coverage to other types of intellectual property firms, e.g. trademark-copyright, IP litigation).
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 3 to 100 attorneys

Lloyd's of London - Beazley Syndicate
Contact:
Michele McCrohan
135 Kinnelon Road, Suite 102
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-995-0500
Email: MicheleM@synergy-ins.com
Website: www.synergy-ins.com

Restrictions: No restrictions, specialize in hard-to-place and difficult area of practice situation
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Watford Specialty Insurance Company
Contact:
Andrew A. Biggio
First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc.
The Equitable Bank Building
87 Oxford St.
Lynn, MA 01901
PH: 781-581-2500
PH: 800-982-1151
Email: abiggio@firstindemnity.net
Website: www.firstindemnity.net

Restrictions: No Restrictions
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1 to 100 attorneys

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Risk Retention Group

Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS)
Contact:
Nancy Montroy
311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5700
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-697-6972
Website: www.alas.com

Restrictions: None
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of 35 or more attorneys

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Multi-Line Agencies/Brokers

Alden and Associates, Inc.
Contact:
Edward F. Alden, CPCU, ARM, CIC
P.O. Box 767818
Roswell, GA 30076-7818
PH: 770-518-9943
Fax: 770-518-9949
Cell: 770-367-0412
Email: edalden@aaapl.com
Website: www.aaapl.com

Aon Attorneys Advantage
Contact:
Jason R. Taylor
159 E. County Line Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
PH: 267-282-6367
Fax: 847-953-0379
Cell: 267-449-2386
Email: jason.r.taylor@aon.com
Website: www.attorneys-advantage.com

Asset Guidance Group, LLC
Contact:
Wallace R. Nichols Jr.
1875 Old Alabama Road, Suite 645
Roswell, GA 30076
PH: 404-348-4120
Fax: 800-768-0507
EMail: wnichols@assetguidancegroup.com
Website: www.assetguidancegroup.com

Attorneys First Insurance
Contact:
Phyllis Hunt
2623 McCormick Drive, #105
Clearwater, FL 33759
PH: 727-799-9840
Fax: 727-499-6829
Email: Phyllis@AttorneysFirst.com
Website: www.AttorneysFirst.com

Brown & Brown Insurance / Professional Services Plans
Contact:
Insurance Solutions for Attorneys
Bridget Cunningham
655 N. Franklin St., Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602
PH: 800-467-8734 Ext. 14324
Email: info@protectyourbusinesses.com
Website: www.bbpsp.com

C&R Insurance Services, LLC
Contact:
Melanie Thomas
987 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 715
Wayne, PA 19087
PH: 800-637-7543
Email: firmpro@crinsurance.com
Website: www.insuringlawyers.com

Daniels-Head Insurance Agency, Inc. (DHIA)
P.O. Box 160730
Austin, TX 78716
PH: 800-950-0551
Email: info@dhia.com
Website: www.dhia.com

GilsbarPro
Contact:
2100 Covington Centre
Covington, LA 70433
PH: 800-906-9654
Email: prontoquote@gilsbar.com
Website: www.gilsbar.com

Hooff Specialty Risk Advisors, LLC 
Contact:
Gene Hooff
2870 Peachtree Road, Suite 507
Atlanta, GA 30305
PH: 678-545-8096
E-mail: gene@hooffsra.com 
Website: www.hooffsra.com

L Squared Insurance Agency, LLC
Contact:
Justin Norcross
5075 Cascade Road, Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
PH: 800-817-6333
Email: justin.norcross@L2InsuranceAgency.com
Website: www.L2InsuranceAgency.com

Member Benefits, Inc.
(Recommended Broker)
10739 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 200B
Jacksonville, FL 32256
PH: 800-282-8626
Email: support@memberbenefits.com
Website: gabar.memberbenefits.com

Mercer Health & Benefits Administration, LLC
Contact:
Sharon Ecker
3560 Lenox Road, Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
PH: 404-239-6444
Fax: 404-239-6403
Email: sharon.h.ecker@marshpm.com
Website: www.proliability.com

Pearl Insurance
Contact:
Chris Edwards
1200 E. Glen Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
PH: 866-248-8612
Email: chris.edwards@pearlinsurance.com
Website: www.pearlinsurance.com

ProSource Insurance Services
Contact:
Weston Lemoine
P.O. Box 5353
Alpharetta, GA 30023
PH: 800-680-6761 Ext. 5
Email: wlemoine@theprossource.com
Website: www.theprossource.com

Synergy Professional Associates, Inc.
Contact:
Michele McCrohan
135 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-492-0500
Email: michelem@synergy-ins.com

Ira J. Dawer
135 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-995-0512
Email: irad@synergy-ins.com

Website: www.synergy-ins.com

Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance
Contact:
Scotty Hall
100 Brenau Ave.
Gainesville, GA 30501
PH: 678-928-6711
Fax: 770-536-1283
Email: scotty.hall@twsinsurance.com
Website: www.twsinsurance.com

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Inclusion on this list of Professional Liability/Malpractice Providers does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the State Bar of Georgia.