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October 1, 1979 – 2022 Another anniversary



Forty-three years ago, on October 1, 1979, I left the world of employees and became an entrepreneur by opening my own law firm. The law practice incorporated shortly thereafter as Barry Zalma, Inc. When I opened for business on October 1, 1979, I had no clients and no certainty that I would have any in the future. I had borrowed money from the bank to get me through the first six months and was worried about my ability to pay the loan with my third child due. To my great surprise and delight, on October 1, 1979, at 8:10 a.m., the best claims adjuster in the London market, Alan Warboys, called from London and provided me with my first case as an independent solicitor to represent certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, London. He, and the Lloyd’s Underwriters he represented, showed faith in me as a lawyer and insurance expert. Alan is now, and forever will be, my law firm’s first client and a good friend. Since January 2, 1972, I practiced law in California until I turned 75 and asked the California Bar to make my license to practice law inactive. To those of you, in addition to Alan, who have honored me by retaining me as your attorney, thank you for a long, productive and successful legal career. Since 2015 and in the future, I will limit my work to acting as an insurance claims management, insurance fraud and bad faith consultant, expert, educator and author. That work continues to keep me busy at least 40 hours a week. I am not retired. I am fully recovered from open heart surgery and continue to work five days a week. I am only slowing down my time as a lawyer by limiting my work to consulting and testifying as an expert. I am now 80 years old and no longer practice law. I used that expertise when I testified in a deposition that helped settle a massive claim by a movie company seeking benefits from its insurer as a result of Covid-19 shutdowns, and just before the pandemic, I testified in an Idaho court for a policyholder who was not treated well by his insurer and received a positive verdict. I expect to continue working, using my 55 years of experience in the insurance claims industry, forever, or at least until I reach the century my mother reached before she passed away. I will continue to publish, twice a month, Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter and will post daily summaries of the latest cases on my blog, Zalma on Insurance. I have now made available to anyone interested in being a claims professional a complete insurance claims library available as paperback or Kindle books on Amazon.com where I have recently published How to Acquire, Understand and Make a Successful Commercial Property Insurance Claim, The Tort of Bad Faith, The Equitable Remedy of Rescission of Insurance, Insurance Fraudsters Don’t Deserve Quarter, Zalma on insurance requirements third edition, and many more. For details, go to http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/ where you can also find insurance claim books published by the American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters and Full Court Press/fastcase.com. I will continue to serve you as a claims management and bad faith consultant, expert witness, author, trainer, arbitrator or mediator. Since my business has been reduced to just me, I will always answer the phone or respond to your inquiries via phone, email, fax, or even the US Postal Service. Thank you again for your faith in me and my company, Barry Zalma, Inc.

(c) 2022 Barry Zalma & ClaimSchool, Inc.

Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to serving as an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims management, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims attorney and more than 54 years in the insurance industry. He can be reached at http://www.zalma.com and zalma@zalma.com.

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Now available Barry Zalma’s newest book, Bad faith damages, available here. The new book is available as Kindle book, paperback or hardcover and a new book on Commercial Property Insurance Purchases and Claims is now available as Kindle book here, paperback here and hardcover here.

About Barry Zalma

An insurance coverage and claims management writer, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and courtroom experience.




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