Do you remember the old EF Hutton commercials with the point: "When EF Hutton talks, people listen"? This is how I feel for Merlin Law Group lawyer Ed Eshoo when Ed makes a point about real estate insurance law.
Ed Eshoo will take over Tuesday at Two With Chip tomorrow afternoon. His subject is "The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Public Adjusters During an Insurance Claim." If you are a public insurance adjuster who wants to learn your craft, I suggest you be careful about setting up this discussion.
Ed works from our Chicago office and here's a little about him, as stated on our website:
After his two-year legal office for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Howard C. Ryan, Edward Eshoo, Jr. … began his legal career in 1987 as a representative of insurance companies in life, health and disability insurance claims and disputes. He has successfully coordinated the investigations of over 1000 claims regarding insurance recovery and related disputes. He has negotiated, adjusted, prosecuted and / or attempted insurance claims from first and third parties, everything from fire, explosion, tornado, hurricane, hail, theft, vandalism, frozen plumbing / water damage and mold to defective construction and building products. . Due to his background and experience, he is sensitive to the myriad issues that arise during the insurance claims process; issues that potentially go down and stop the damage process. His extensive experience includes national and international policyholder representation in risk management / disaster recovery and property insurance issues. Ed has also been a member of the plaintiff's steering committees in the MDL class action lawsuit concerning defective windows.
Ed was currently chairman of the Bad Faith Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers in America). He has previously chaired its insurance law. Ed is also a certified mediator.
As a former college basketball player, Ed AAU Girls Basketball. Ed & # 39 ;s son, Eddie, was a walk-on for the University of Dayton Men & # 39 ;s basketball team. His daughter, Emily, played for the University of Tampa Women & # 39 ;s basketball team. Ed lives in Naperville, Illinois with this wife of 29 years, Libby.
Ed is a regular contributor to the blog, and his post, Is an insurer in "bad faith" if it denies coverage for a hail Loss based on its restrained engineer defining hail damage as functional damage? had the following conclusion explaining Ed's practical and no-nonsense view of insurance claims:
The District Court's decision in North Shore co-owner & # 39; Ass & # 39; n, Inc. should serve as a warning to insurers to stop denying hail and wind damage on the basis of a technical definition of hail or wind damage that is not supported by the policy or is subject to an infidelity. But nothing will surprise me, because the insurers' repeated failures to do the right thing have kept me in business for the past 34 years.
Here is a link to tomorrow's live stream with Ed Eshoo.
A Blast from past thoughts for Monday afternoon