Walter C. Zimmer

Zimmer Associates

5809 Spring Hollow Lane
The Colony TX, 75056

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Over 40 years of experience in various phases of claim operations and management.
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An experienced insurance claims professional who specializes in property and casualty claim litigation as a consultant and expert witness in matters relating to insurance bad faith and claim practices and procedures. Additionally, he counsels insurance carriers regarding their claim practices, procedures and operation.

Walt has over 40 years of experience in various phases of claim operations and management. He is a CPCU, and has held various senior claim management positions with personal and commercial lines carriers.

He has participated in numerous trade associations and service organizations as a board member, speaker, and educator. These experiences have given him a proficiency in claim knowledge to speak to most operations or practices problems.

Areas of Expertise

* Insurance Bad Faith/Extra Contractual Issues
* Primary Insurance v/v Excess Insurance Issues
* Environmental/ Toxic Mold Claims
* Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
* Insurance Fraud/Arson

Insurance Consultant9 /93 to Present

Republic Insurance Companies Dallas, Texas 5/88 to 9/93
Senior Vice President - Claims
Vice President - Life Company

Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos. Kansas City, Mo. 12/63 to 10/70
San Francisco, Ca. 10/70 to 2/84
Vice President - Claims 1/86 to 5/88
Claims Operations Officer
Technical Claims Officer
Director of Training
Branch Claims Manager

Property Damage Appraisers Ft. Worth, Texas 2/84 to 1/86
Trinity Claims Services
Executive Vice President

State Farm Insurance Cos. Kansas City, Mo. 6/60 to 12/63
Claims Representative

University of Missouri
Bachelor of Arts Degree - 1966 History & Law

Society of CPCU
CPCU - 1978

Vale technical institute
Automobile/Property/Equipment Estimatics

National Mediation Academy
Certified Mediator & Neutral

Society of CPCU
Claims Section - Past Executive Board Member

National Automobile Theft Bureau (NATB)
Executive Board Member

American Insurance Association
Claims Executive Council Member
Chairman Claims Ethics/Image Task Force - 1993

Defense Research Institute
Associate Member

Association of Fire and Automobile Carriers of Texas (AFACT)
Past Claim Section Member

Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
Associate Member

Center for Public Resources
Past Member - Claims Arbitration Committee

National Insurance Crime Bureau
Executive Board Member - 1992/1993

The Wilmington Institute
Past Member - Board of Consultants

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
Associate Member

Shanghai China Institute of Business & Finance
Instructor - Claims Practice & Procedures - 1996/1997

Beijing China Institute of Business and Finance
Instructor - Claims Practice & Procedures - 1997

Texas Department of Insurance - Reinsurance Seminar & Workshop
Instructor - Claims Practice & Procedures - 1997

Parkway Hills Church
Past President, Board of Trustees
Bible Study Teacher
Past Chairman, Finance Committee
Missions Committee - New Works Liaison
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