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firefox-grayProfessional Consultants & Services, Inc.
1012 Forestpoint Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075-5908  USA

Telephone: 615-826-7294
Fax: 615-826-7294
Mobile: 615-347-1598
E-mail: bakinpcs@aol.com
Blogsite: http://pcandsblog.wordpress.com/



 


Billy L. Akin, CPCU, ARM, President

Attorney Consultation and Expert Witness

 

By utilization of over 55 years experience and training in practically every facet of the insurance industry, I regularly assist attorneys with insurance matters.  This service is in the form of general litigation assistance and/or serving as Expert Witness. This support involves research, case evaluation, document and file analysis, or other special assignments.

 

Conscientious, impartial and prompt response is given inquiries. “Expert” opinions are offered after examination of appropriate documents and honest and firm opinions have been reached. Generally there are three criteria which must be met, before I will assume a particular position as an expert witness, including:

 

1.  I must be contacted.  (I can’t be of help unless I know of the situation)

2.  It must be in an area of expertise, with which I am comfortable.

3.  I must be firmly convinced of the position I am asked to assume. 

 

            Representative cases in which deposition and/or court testimony has been given include the following:

 

1. 1987 - Nashville, TN. For insurance company against agent regarding agency contract provisions

2. 1987 - Santa Fe, NM.  For state of New Mexico against individual relating to operation of Financial Guarantee insurance policy

3. 1988 - Huntsville, TN.  For insured, against insurance company regarding underwriting criteria question

4. 1988 - Atlanta, GA.  For insured, against insurance company regarding liability coverage question

5. 1990 - Jackson, TN.  For insured, against insurance company regarding type of liability coverage provided by insurance policy

6. 1991 - Little Rock, AR. For insurance company, against insured regarding type of liability coverage provided by insurance policy

7. 1991 - Huntsville, AL. 
For insured, against insurance company regarding business interruption and Bad Faith coverage questions

8. 1991 - Knoxville, TN.  For insurance agent, against insurance company, question concerning completion of Home Owner application

9. 1992 - Atlanta, GA.  For insured, against insurance company regarding automatic policy limit increase question

10. 1992 - Jonesboro, TN.  For insurance agent, against insurance company regarding subagency responsibility

11. 1992 - Manchester, TN.  For insurance company, against insured, regarding underwriting question

12. 1993 - Knoxville, TN.  For agent, against insured, proper binding action

13. 1994 - Sevierville, TN.  For agent, against insured, question involving proper binding action

14. 1994 - Nashville, TN.  For agent, against insured on question involving agency failure to explain policy provisions

15. 1995 - Miami, FL.  For company, against insured, involving information on application

16. 1996 - Nashville, TN.  For insurance company and agent against insured, question involving offer and acceptance of certain coverages

17. 1998 - Kingsport, TN.  For insurance agent, against insured, question involving Claims Made policy and action of agent

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1998 - Knoxville, TN.  For insurance agent, against insured, question involving Claims Made policy and action of agent

19. 1998 - Dandridge, TN.  For insured, against insurance agent and company, regarding duty of agent to inform insured concerning policy provisions

20. 1998 - Newport, TN.  For insured and against insurance agent and company, regarding duty of agent to inform insured concerning policy provisions

21. 1998 - Tampa, FL.  For insurance agent against insurance company,regarding company use of state approved filings

22. 1999 - Carmel, IN.  For insured against insurance company regarding question of claim payment

23. 2000 - Knoxville, TN.  For insurance agent against insurance company, regarding Standard of Care in connection with the Home Owner policy application and binding

24. 2000 - Indianapolis, IN.  For insured, against insurance company, involving question of proper cancellation of insurance policy and claim

25. 2000 - Memphis, TN.  For insured, against insurance agency and insurance company involving proper Standard of Care in connection with handling of funds and underwriting procedures

26. 2001 - Covington, KY.  for insured against insurance agency, involving agents' Standard of Care

27. 2002 - Ashland City, TN.  For insured, against insurance agent and company, regarding Standard of Care

28. 2002 - Brentwood, TN.  For insurance agency, against insured regarding proper Standard of Care

29. 2002 - Nashville, TN.  For insured, against insurance agency involving the Standard of Care and coverage provided for the insured

30. 2003 - Nashville, TN.  For Insurance agency, against insured, involving actions of the agent and the procedures of insurance companies,  Discussion of insurance marketplace

31. 2003 - Tupelo, MS.  For insured, against insurance agency, regarding agency activities in placing surplus lines insurance coverage

32. 2004 - Nashville, TN.  for insured, against insurance agency, regarding agency activities in placing surplus lines insurance coverage

33. 2004 - Chattanooga, TN.  For insured, against insurance agency, regarding placement of surplus lines insurance coverage

34. 2004 - Cincinnati, OH.  For insured, against agent, regarding Standard of Care of agent dealing with insured

35. 2006 - Huntsville, AL.  For insured, against insurance agency and general agent, involving advice given an insured, and action taken

36. 2006 - Nashville, TN.  For insured, against non-insurance defendant, involving damages from contract violation

37. 2006 - Franklin, TN.  For insured, against non-insurance defendant, involving flood insurance costs, future damages

38. 2006 - Nashville, TN.  For insurance agency, against insured, concerning proper completion of an application for insurance coverage

39. 2007 - Nashville, TN.  For insurance agency, against insured, involving the Standard of Care the agency used in completing and application of insurance coverage

40. 2007 - Knoxville, TN.  For insured, against insurance agent/broker, involving Standard of Care in dealing with the placement of insurance coverage

41. 2008 - Chattanooga, TN.  For insurance company, against insured, involving handling and denial of claim

42. 2008 - Nashville, TN.  For insured, against insurance company, concerning handling and denial of clain

43. 2008 - Knoxville, TN.  For insurance agency, against insured, involving Standard of Care and custom and practice of the Industry in dealing with the insured

44. 2010 - Terre Haute, IN.  For insured, against insurance agency, concerning handling of coverage for the insured

45. 2001 - Nashville, TN.  For an insurance company, against another insurance company, involving a captive agency situation

46. 2011 - Terre Haute, IN.  For insured, against insurance agency, involving coverage provided. the insured

47. 2011 - Knoxville, TN.  (In Nashville, TN)  For insured, against insurance agency and insurance company regarding dealing with insured and improper claim handling

48. 2011 - New Albany, IN.  (In Nashville, TN)  For insured, against insurance agency, regarding failure to advise

49. 2013 - New Albany, IN.  Trial, for insured, against insurance agency, regarding failure to advise

50. 2012 - Knoxville/Dandridge, TN.  (In Nashville, TN)  For insured, against insurance company and agent, regarding proper handling of an insurance application and coverage issues.

51. 2013 - Ashland City, TN.  Trial, for insurance agency, against insured, regarding the placement of insurance coverage for the insured.
  

52. 2015 - Chattanooga, TN.  For insured, against insurance agency, general agency and insurance company, regarding duties to an insured and related matters.

53. 2016 - Chattanooga, TN.  Trail, for insured, against insurance agency, and agent regarding duties to an insured and related matters.

54.  2016 - Knoxville, TN.  For insured, against insurance company.                

A more detailed listing of these cases, including courts involved and case citations, is available upon request.

Billy L. Akin, CPCU, ARM
Professional Consultants & Services, Inc.
1012 Forestpoint Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075-5908  USA

Telephone: 615-826-7294
Fax: 615-826-7294
Mobile: 615-347-1598
E-mail: bakinpcs@aol.com