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Erik Barnard
Charter Member
Insurance Law

9655 S Dixie Highway, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33156

 

Erik Tyler Barnard, born and raised in Miami, Florida, is passionate about Insurance Law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Erik worked as a legal assistant and law clerk for his father assisting insureds in filing insurance claims, setting up recorded statements, and preparing cases for trial. Early in his legal career, he practiced different areas of law such as criminal defense, divorces, child custody, dependency, simple breach of contracts, and bankruptcies. Erik has conducted hundreds of depositions against experts, adjusters, and defending the rights of insureds during recorded statements, examinations under oath, and depositions. Since 2015, Erik has played a critical role in several trials where he, alongside the talented trial attorneys at Watson, Espinal & Barnard, PLLC., has recovered millions of dollars for homeowners where their insurance claims have been wrongfully denied or underpaid. Occasionally, he writes blog articles related to property insurance.

Nathaniel Bax
Charter Member
Insurance Law

25 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605

 

Nathaniel W. Bax (Nathan) is the managing partner of the ERISA and Insurance Law Division of the Foster Law Firm LLC. In his many years at Foster Law Firm, he has handled thousands of ERISA and insurance benefits claims, representing individuals from almost every state in the country. Nathan has represented individuals, medical providers, and hospitals in a variety of matters including denied short term disability, long term disability, health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement/pension claims, long term care policy claims, and severance benefits claims. He has also handled and litigated many non-ERISA issues involving private insurance companies, non-ERISA governed employee benefits plans, investor fraud, insurance fraud, and FINRA arbitrations. He has regularly handled these claims through litigation in the Administrative Law Court, South Carolina Federal District Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Thomas Bona
Charter Member
Insurance Law

500 Wynnewood Rd, Pelham, NY 10803

 

Hillary Cassel
Distinguished Lawyer
Insurance Law

4000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33021, USA

 

Mrs. Cassel is a partner and co-founder of Cassel & Cassel, P.A. She began her legal career practicing as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. While working at the State Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted serious felony offenses and tried over forty jury trials to verdict. Upon entering private practice, she worked for approximately four years in the field of first party property insurance defense where she practiced in both State and Federal Court with an emphasis on coverage, liability, and bad faith for various domestic and international insurance carriers. Mrs. Cassel currently serves on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Property Committee for the Florida Association of Insurance Reform. Mrs. Cassel has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected as a Florida SuperLawyers Rising Star since 2015, and was selected as a Top Rated Insurance Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell in 2018.

Michael Childress
Charter Member
Insurance Law

633 W. 5th Street, Suite 3200, Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

Michael L. Childress is a founding shareholder of Childress Loucks & Plunkett, a law firm with extensive experience in helping insurance policyholders with their claims. He concentrates his practice on protecting and enforcing the rights of the insured. Since 1981, he has negotiated, adjusted and prosecuted insurance claims arising in 40 states, successfully coordinating thousands of investigations and working with experts from many fields. He represents national and international policyholders in matters that involve risk management, disaster recovery, and insurance coverage. He is recognized in insurance coverage and recovery of benefits from insurance companies.