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Eric L. Risberg

Founder and President

Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

268 Bush Street, #2100
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503
Phone: (415) 531-1414 Fax: (415) 449-3606 Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com Website: www.advanced-appraisal.com

Specialties

Eric provides real estate appraisals of: shopping centers and all types of retail; apartments; condominium complexes; suburban or downtown office buildings; mixed-use facilities; industrial properties; hotels; waterfront properties; right-of-ways; easements; ground leases; subdivisions; resort properties; golf courses; airports; wineries and vineyards; and all types of land. He has completed many assignments needed for: landlord-tenant disputes, changes in market conditions, construction defects, fraud, and fair market rent determinations, for use in mediation, arbitration, appraisement and litigation.

Degrees/Licenses

MAI, ASA, SRA.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration 1992 (Real Estate and Urban Land Economics), University of Wisconsin, Madison; BS, Business Administration 1992 (Risk Management & Insurance), University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has successfully completed over 70 real estate appraisal and brokerage courses since 1993.

Registration and Licenses

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Hawaii) #624.

Previous/Current Position

President and Founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. Eric was formerly the lead real estate appraiser for American Appraisal, the world’s largest independent valuation firm, in their San Francisco office. He has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Expert witness on over 100 cases.

Honors/Awards

Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors. Approved Instructor with the Appraisal Institute.

Prof. Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.

Prior Expert

Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: Alameda, Contra Costa, Orange County, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Yuba. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases. Large cases in recent years include: Millennium Tower, PGE Forest Fires, BART.

Dave David

Owner-Principal Instructor

FIGCE

235 Main Street
Pleasanton, Ca 94566
Phone: (925) 640-4496 Email: dave@FIGCE.com

Specialties

Property/Casualty Insurance Agent Standard of Care, Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Commercial BOP, and Workers Comp Insurance.

Degrees/Licenses

B.A.; CPCU; Calif Ins.; Series 6 & 63; Agent/Broker Lic.; Securities Lic.

Kim H. Collins

Kim H. Collins, APC

638 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (916) 215-2783 Email: kim.h.collins@kimcollinslaw.com Website: www.kimcollinslaw.com

Specialties

Seasoned expert witness in claims handling/coverage cases involving multiple lines of insurance, including construction, specialty, errors and omission, home and auto insurance. He has underwriting and claims handling experience as well as drafting policies.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; JD.

Formal Education

BA, Stanford, 1966; JD, Hastings, 1970.

Registration and Licenses

Certified to practice in all California state courts and federal courts; and Supreme Court of the United States.

Previous/Current Position

Founded & Managed Bad Faith Section at Haight Brown for 20 years; A founder and past Board of Director of Attorney Insurance Mutual (AIM.)

Honors/Awards

Rockefeller Fellowship, AV since 1985 by Martindale-Hubbell

Prof. Affiliations

CA State Bar. Defense Research Institute, Federation of Defense, and Corporate Counsel.

Publications

Articles: Independent Cumis Counsel: The Second Prong (2013); Intentional Harms & Cumis rights.

Prior Expert

Testified as an expert in both state and federal court including a published opinion as an expert on the issue of the duty to defend under a CGL policy.

Guy O. Kornblum

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 440-7800 2 Alternate: (415) 730-3485 Fax: (415) 440-7898 Email: gkornblum@kornblumlaw.com Website: www.kornblumlaw.com

Specialties

Practicing civil trial attorney and expert witness having extensive experience with issues concerning insurance claims handling and standard of care for civil trial counsel and lawyers handling civil litigation. He has qualified as an expert witness on issues pertaining to these subjects in both state and federal courts.

Degrees/Licenses

A.B.; JD.

Formal Education

Indiana University, A.B., 1961; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966

Registration and Licenses

California & Indiana Law Practice

Previous/Current Position

Specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 45 years and in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury, wrongful death, financial, physical elder abuse, medical and legal malpractice; All aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims; Handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion, Represented small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations.

Honors/Awards

Certified in Civil Trial Law and Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Personal Injury, Insurance); Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer; Named, "Best Lawyers," 2018-2019; Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Named, Northern California "Super Lawyer", 2006-2019

Prof. Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member; California and Indiana State Bar Association, Member; American Association for Justice, Member; Consumer Attorneys of California, Member; San Francisco Bar Association, Member; San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member.

Publications

Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement (2018) Fourth Edition, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and the American Association for Justice; Co-author of books on insurance law; Authored over 150 published articles on various topics, including trial strategy and settlement techniques.

Prior Expert

Testified in over 35 depositions and 20 trials as an expert witness.

Neal Bordenave

President/CEO

RiskPro Insurance Services, Inc.

1155 Woodland Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 891-8100 Alternate: (530) 864-6407 Fax: (530) 891-8101 Email: neal@riskpro.com Website: www.cainsuranceexpert.com

Specialties

Agent/Broker Standard of Care, Insurance Industry Customs and Practices, Bad Faith, Commercial and Personal Lines, Professional Liability, Surety, Life, Workers Compensation (see web site).

Degrees/Licenses

Licensed Broker/Agent; CPCU; RPLU; ARM; AIC

Formal Education

Juris Doctor; BS, Business Admin./Finance.

Prof. Affiliations

CPCU Soiety, Professional Liability, Underwriting Society, FEWA

Prior Expert

Expert work since 2009; 200+ retentions - Testifing in Depostion, Trial, Arbitration and Mediation

Lola Hogan

Owner

Lola Hogan Insurance Consulting, LLC

1149 Seaview Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 402-4069 Email: lola@hogan-consulting.com Website: www.lolahogan.com

Specialties

Insurance claims handling, first and third party bad faith

Degrees/Licenses

CPCU, ARM, ARe

Formal Education

BA, History; MA, Secondary Education.

Registration and Licenses

Licensed as an independent adjuster in 31 states

Previous/Current Position

Over 30 years insurance claims experience including 20+ years as Vice President Claims, Chief Claim Officer for two companies. Extensive experience in deposition and trial testimony.

Prior Expert

Have testified as an expert in 9 depositions and 3 trials as of October 2019.

Randy Sugarman

Managing Partner

Sugarman & Company LLP

505 Montgomery Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 395-7501 Alternate: (415) 314-6566 Fax: (415) 658-2858 Email: sugarmanco@gmail.com Website: www.sugarman-company.com

Specialties

Forensic accountant. Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues. Accounting malpractice expert. Litigation support. Workout and bankruptcy consultant. Assumes management responsibilities, implements cost controls, negotiates with creditors, and supervises asset liquidation. Acts as a State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, and Examiner. Federal Court Special Master.

Degrees/Licenses

CPA, MBA, CFE, CIRA, CFF.

Formal Education

BA and MBA, Stanford University.

Previous/Current Position

Randy Sugarman, Managing Partner, founded Sugarman & Company LLP in 1977. Mr. Sugarman was previously associated with the national accounting firms of Main Hurdman (now KPMG Peat Marwick) and Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young).

Prof. Affiliations

Association of Insolvency Accountants, Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, California Bankruptcy Forum, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, BASF and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. A founding member of the Turnaround Management Association, where he served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Sugarman also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and on the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Committee on Taxation.

Prior Expert

Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues in 60+ litigation cases. Appointed State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Assignee for Benefit of Creditors or Examiner with over 50 years experience.

Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates

Managing Partner

Norman Katz

17731 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: experts@mcsassociates.com Website: www.mcsassociates.com

Specialties

Nationally recognized banking, insurance & financial services litigation consulting group. Insurance industry custom/practice; coverage analysis; bad faith; claims handling; underwriting; broker/agent duties and standards; Insurance operations/administration; Valuations/damages assessment. Property/casualty, life, health, reinsurance, fidelity bonds, surety, credit life & mortgage insurance.

Degrees/Licenses

CPCU, ARM, MAI, CPAs, CLUs.

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt

Barbara Luna, Partner
Dean Atkinson, Partner
John Luna, Partner
Venita McMorris, Partner

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com Website: www.wzwlh.com

Specialties

Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior "Big Four" accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lemon law, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

Janice A. Ramsay

Attorney

Janice A. Ramsay, A Law Corporation

5 Saros
Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: (949) 854-9375 Alternate: (949) 400-5040 Fax: (949) 854-9375 Email: janiceramsay1023@gmail.com Website: www.janicearamsay.com

Specialties

Bad faith property insurance cases - 40 plus years of experience with insurance companies' customs, practices. Handled coverage issues advice, claims procedures, litigation and appeals in personal lines and commercial property claims.

Degrees/Licenses

B.A. Indiana University; J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law

Formal Education

B.A. Indiana University; J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law;

Registration and Licenses

California State Bar Association

Previous/Current Position

Managing Partner Ramsay, Johnson, & Klunder, Management Committee- Berger Kahn, President- Janice A. Ramsay, A L C.

Honors/Awards

Subject of three magazine articles; OCBA Insurance Law Section Spotlight attorney, member of Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board; Member of Board of Counselors University of San Francisco School of Law.

Prof. Affiliations

California Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association; Chair of Insurance Law Section 2014; Orange County Women Lawyers Association (Board of Directors-3 years-2016-2018; American Bar Association; Insurance Professionals of Orange County.

Prior Expert

Testi?ed on many occasions in California state and federal courts; Deposed in state and federal court cases; have prepared Federal Court Rule 26 reports.

Robert Hughes Associates, Inc.

President

John Oakley

508 Twilight Trail, Suite 200
Richardson (Dallas), TX 75080-8100
Phone: (972) 980-0088 Fax: (972) 233-1548 Email: joakley@roberthughes.com Website: www.roberthughes.com

Specialties

RHA, established 1979, as group of insurance experts - former insurance company executives, agents, brokers, underwriters, Workers Compensation specialists, D&O/E&O expertise, risk managers, claims managers, adjusters, actuaries, and captive management specialists.

Degrees/Licenses

Masters; PhDs; CPCU; ARM; RPLU; More.

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