Profile
Jim Leatzow
Current Employment
  • Company:
    (1) Three Lakes Insurance Company, Ltd. (Reinsurer);
    (2) Leatzow & Associates, Inc. (Consulting)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    (1) President / CEO; (2) President / CEO

  • Address:
    1265 Pine Isle Road
    Three Lakes, WISCONSIN 54562
  • Phone:
    800-778-8200 (Toll Free) or
    715-546-3300
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.Leatzow.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Insurance Underwriting, Professional Liability Underwriting, Errors and Omissions Claims, Homeowners Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Property Claims, Captives, Fronting Arrangements, Offshore / London Markets
Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    <li>Former reinsurance company officer (Founder, CEO & President)
    <li>Licensed Insurance Agent/Broker in 50 states & DC through 2005
    <li>Licensed Agent/Broker continuously Illinois 45 years/Wisconsin 38 years
    <li>Licensed E&S Broker in 46 states & DC through 2005
    <li>National Managing General Agent/MGA - 23 years
    <li>Claims TPA / Adjustor - 21 years
    <li> CV available at www.Leatzow.com
  • Other Information:
    <br>Former reinsurance company Founder & President
    <br>Formal mediation training: DePaul University (Chicago) Law School
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 17 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 17 years. CEO
  • Insurance-related Firms: 35 years.
    Broker: 15 years. National MGA & broker
    TPA: 12 years. National Claims Manager & TPA , Claims Dept.
    Consultant: 8 years. Expert Witness
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 9 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 9 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • MGA/MGU
    40%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    15%
  • Insolvencies
    10%
  • Third Party Administrator
    10%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    75%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    25%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 65/35%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 40/60%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 2; September 2002, September 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 3; Spring 2003, Spring 2007, Spring 2009

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 38

As an Umpire: 1

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
18
Appointed as an arbitrator.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
5
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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