EXPERT WITNESS & CONSULTANT
INSURANCE CLAIMS & ANALYSIS
Validity of Claim - Responsibility Cost Analysis
Defense - Fraud - Resolution
Subrogation Assistance with Surety Bond Claims
Nationwide Inspection & Testimony
PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS
Mike Panish is the expert witness insurance adjusters turn to when looking for the perfect expert to help them determine validity of a construction related insurance claim. Mike has been involved in assisting many insurance companies defend a claim, investigate a claim, or just assess the course of events leading up to a claim. He is currently the only construction expert and non-attorney that has appeared as a featured guest on the AM Best Insurance Law podcast programs. He has authored many articles regarding insurance claims investigation, fraud and abuses of the insurance providers' resources. Mike has worked with many local attorneys nationwide in defending claims for their insurance clients. He has worked to help resolve many claims as a neutral investigator that has made significant claims settle easily and with positive results. His experience as expert witness for the insurance industry has included tract home defective class action claims, automatic door injury claims, construction defect claims, fire related mediation claims, contractor liability claims, contractor fraud claims, contractor indemnification claims, subrogation claims, general liability claims, workmanship and product liability, product defect claims, job safety claims, personal injury claims, and slip, trip & fall claims.
Mike is incredibly knowledgeable and retains the smallest detail regarding every case that he is working on. He has the ability to remember and recall details that make a difference in your case during deposition and trial. He is able to analyze your case files quickly and efficiently, often finding information that makes a significant difference in the disposition of your claim. He has often been asked to act on behalf of several parties in the same case, as he maintains an unbiased and neutral position that is beneficial to the involved parties.
Michael Panish is an A.M. Best Company recommended expert service provider for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. A.M. Best is a worldwide insurance-rating and information agency and a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance industry. Policyholders refer to Best's ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles.