Profile
Stephen M. Rogers
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Stephen M Rogers, LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Offering services as an arbitrator or umpire/neutral.

  • Address:
    17 Benton Drive
    Bloomfield, CONNECTICUT 06002 United States
  • Phone:
    860 243 2651
  • Cell:
    860 692 4321
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Property Claims
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Stephen M Rogers LLC (2015 - Present)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    I have served as an arbitrator or neutral in property damage and business income/time element insurance and reinsurance, boiler-machinery, builders risk, product contamination, insurer – broker, insurer – TPA and general commercial disputes. I have also served as an appraiser under first-party property insurance policies as respects property damage, business income and other time element loss measurement disputes.

  • Company:
    Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Mason & Getter LLP (2001 - 2014)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Partner, Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.

    I retired from the Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP partnership at the end of 2014 where my practice focused on counseling insurer and reinsurer clients in connection with property insurance claims and dispute resolution nationally.

    Representative insurance litigation and ADR matters include property damage and time element claims arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, claim handling and coverage issues arising out of fire and EC, earthquake, hurricane and flood catastrophes, pollution, builder’s risk and boiler-machinery losses.

    Representative reinsurance matters include number of occurrences, treaty reinstatement, recoverability of loss adjustment expenses, applicability of aggregate limits, scope of facultative reinsurer’s liability, and allocation of subrogation recovery between a cedent and treaty and facultative reinsurers.

    In addition to my law practice, I have served as an arbitrator in property damage and business income/time element insurance and reinsurance, boiler-machinery, product contamination and general commercial disputes. I have also served as an appraiser under first-party property insurance policies as respects property damage, business income and other time element loss measurement disputes.

  • Company:
    Industrial Risk Insurers (1974 - 2001)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Prior to joining Zelle Hofmann, I was employed at Industrial Risk Insurers beginning in 1974 as a loss prevention engineer prior to moving over to the underwriting side of the business. Following law school, I served as Claims Counsel (1980 – 1982) and then as Vice President & General Counsel (1982 – 1989) before becoming Senior Vice President – Claims with executive management responsibility for all claim operations globally, including direct, assumed and ceded reinsurance claims from 1989 to 2001

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    B.A. (1974), J.D. (1979) - University of Akron; Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business Executive Program: Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (1968 - 1969)
  • Designations:
    Bar Admissions: Connecticut (Active Status); Massachusetts (Inactive Status); Ohio (Inactive Status).
  • Other Information:
    Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association; Property Insurance Law Committee of ABA/TIPS (Past Chair); Loss Executives Association (Past President); Connecticut Bar Association Insurance Law Section (Executive Committee); USAF (1968 - 1972)
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 27 years.
    Underwriting Department: 2 years. Special Agent
    Legal Department: 9 years. Vice President & General Counsel; Claims Counsel
    Claim Department: 13 years. Senior Vice President - Claims
    Loss Prevention Engineering:3 years.
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 14 years.
    Partner: 14 years. Partner
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 6 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 6 years. Arbitrator/Neutral
Breakdown of Experience
  • Commercial Property
    50%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    25%
  • Contract Wording
    10%
  • Construction Defects
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    100%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 75/25%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 1
    As Counsel: 3
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; March 2009

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; August 2010

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 32

As an Umpire: 1

As Outside Counsel: 2

As Employee Manager: 6

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
15
Appointed as an arbitrator.
7
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
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.
1
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.
5
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.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Acted as Lead Counsel 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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography