Profile
John A. Dore
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Sheridan Ridge Advisers LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Insurance and reinsurance consulting, including arbitrations, mediation and expert witness practice. Officer and Director of Clarendon National Insurance Company. Director of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company and Pavonia Life Insurance Company of New York.

  • Address:
    555 Thornwood Lane
    Northfield, ILLINOIS 60093 United States
  • Cell:
    312-543-4159
  • Fax:
    847-446-4604
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.sheridanridge.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Automobile Warranty Underwriting, Casualty Underwriting, Directors and Officers Liability Underwriting, Facultative Certificates, Fidelity/Surety Underwriting, Insurance Underwriting, Professional Liability Underwriting, Reinsurance Underwriting, Captives, Financial Guarantees, Fronting Arrangements, Regulatory / Compliance
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    American Country Holdings, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of this NASDAQ listed insurance holding company,including American Country Insurance Company

  • Company:
    Financial Institutions Insurance Group, Ltd.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President and Chief Executive Officer of this NASDAQ listed Insurance Holding Company, including The First Reinsurance Company of Hartford

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Degrees:
    Yale University-BA;
    Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management-MBA;

    DePaul University College of Law-Center for Dispute Resolution-Certificate
  • Designations:
    State of Illinois Producers License;
    ARIAS-US Umpire and Mediator
  • Other Information:
    Active director and officer (assistant secretary) of Clarendon National Insurance Company.
    Active director of life insurer, Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Active director of life insurer, Pavonia Life Insurance Company of New York
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 22 years.
    Underwriting Department: 6 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 12 years.
    Ceded Reinsurance Department: 2 years.
    Assumed Reinsurance Department: 2 years.
  • Reinsurance Company: 6 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 6 years.
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 15 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 15 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • MGA/MGU
    15%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    15%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    10%
  • Financial Guarantee
    10%
  • Directors &, Officers
    10%
  • Workers' Compensation
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Life
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    5%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    5%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    60%
  • U.K. Market:
    20%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    10%
  • European Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 60/40%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 70/30%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 1
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Faculty: 2; March 2006, September 2009

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; February 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; March 2009

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 3; Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 30

As an Umpire: 33

As Corporate Representative: 1

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
10
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
7
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
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 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.
4
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
2
Appointed as an umpire.
7
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
9
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
5
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
1
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
4
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.
5
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Company Representative in arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
Biography

John A. Dore has developed his expert witness practice over the past 16 years, following a 30 year underwriting career in the property and casualty insurance business. His expert witness practice has focused on professional liability and directors and officers liability matters. He has represented both policyholders and insurance companies in assisting arbitration panels and trial participants in understanding policy forms and customs and practices in the insurance industry.

Expert witness work has involved disputes between:
• Policyholders and insurance companies
• MGAs and insurance companies
• TPAs and insurance companies
• Reinsurers and insurance companies

Mr. Dore has experience in many areas, including reinsurance, professional liability, directors and officers liability, managing general agencies, underwriting, commutations, reinsurance intermediaries, Lloyd’s & London market, excess & surplus lines, relationships with insurance regulators, workers compensation and financial and regulatory issues.