Mr. Robert Underdown
Insurance Expert Witness
Risk VP Consulting

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8030 East Gary Road
Arizona 85260

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1. Broker Contingency Commissions   (Link)
2. Insurance Expert Witness   (Link)
3. Now Is The Time To Bid Your Corporate Insurance Program   (Link)
4. Business Valuation Guide   (Link)
5. Insurance Company Solvency And Policyholder Protection   (Link)
6. Forensic Litigation consultants Liabililty Insurance   (Link)
Expertise and Experience:
Robert E. Underdown, AINS, SIA, AIC ARM
8030 E. Gary Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office Phone: 480-596-0151 Cell Phone: 480-216-1364
Email: Web site: www.Insurance-Expert.Com

Education: Bachelor of Science Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


Agent/Broker Standards
Auto Policy Opinions
Bad Faith Issues/Claims
Broker Compensation
Captive Insurance Programs
Claims Handling
Coverage Opinions
Directors & Officers Liability
General Liability Policies
Insurance Industry Standards
Large Deductible Programs
Life Insurance Suitability Opinions
Retrospective Rating Calculations
Risk Management Standards
Self-Insured Programs
Third Party Claims Standards
Tort Litigation Management
Workers' Compensation
Curriculum Vitae
Insurance Expert Witness

Robert E. Underdown, AIC ARM
8030 E. Gary Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office Phone: 480-596-0151 Cell Phone: 480-216-1364
Email: Web site: www.Insurance-Expert.Com

Current Practice:
• Insurance & Risk Management Consultant
• Expert Witness Insurance & Risk Management
• Nationwide Practice
• Casualty Producer
• Property Producer
• Accident/Health Producer
• Life Producer

Professional Training:

Certificate of General Insurance, Insurance Institute of America
Associate in Claims, Diploma (AIC), Insurance Institute of America
Associate in Risk Management Diploma (ARM), Insurance Institute of America
Professional Affiliations:
Vice President Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), AZ Chapter
Board Member FEWA, National
Board Member Forensic Expert Witness Association - (FEWA-AZ) Bar Liaison
Past President, Arizona Chapter Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Past Board Member, San Diego Chapter Risk and Insurance Management Society
Member, Arizona Chapter Risk and Insurance Management Society
Member, American Association of Insurance Managements Consultants (AAIMCo)
Member, Forensic & Litigation Support Steering Committee Arizona Society of CPA’s


Broker Contingency Commission: September 2008 ArticleMarketer
Business Valuation Guide: January 2009 Arizona CPA Journal
Corporate Insurance Program: November 2008 ArticleMarketer
Structured Settlements: August 2002 riskVue
Insurance Company Solvency: December 2008 ArticleMarketer
Insurance Expert Witness: AZ Claims Association Bulletin November 2006


Life Insurance Sales & Marketing, Applied Strategies & Counsel, Scottsdale, Arizona
• Marketed individual and Trust-Owned Life Insurance
Structured Settlements Specialist, Structured Financial Associates, Scottsdale, Arizona
• Marketed structured settlements nationwide
Director of Risk Management, Rural/Metro Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona
• Managed $20 Million Risk Management program
• Completed due diligence on 60 acquisitions in 48 months
• Negotiated annual stop loss for Group Medical & Disability
Assistant Vice-President, Imperial Corporation, San Diego, California
• Managed special insurance for $2 Billion loan portfolio
• Implemented Risk Management program for 60 branch offices
• Risk Manager and Assistant corporate agency head
Risk Management and Employee Benefits Manager, City of Escondido, California
• Implemented Risk Management program
• Completed self-funded health insurance, saving $750,000
• Reported to Finance Director
Risk Management Administrator, City of Phoenix, Arizona
• Implemented citywide Risk Management program
• Reorganized insurance to a competitive bid process
• Reported to Finance Director
Risk Management and Employee Benefits Manager, Smitty’s Super Value Stores
• Implemented Risk Management function
• Reported to President of company
• Self-insured workers’ compensation, saving $1 Million
Claims Supervisor, Aetna Cravens-Dargan Insurance Company, Phoenix, Arizona
• Supervised statewide liability claims accounts
• Insurance Claims Supervisor, General Adjustment Bureau, Phoenix, Arizona
• National Accounts Supervisor

Insurance Claims Manager, General Adjustment Bureau, El Centro, California
• Branch Claims Manager
Insurance Claims Adjuster, General Adjustment Bureau, Phoenix, Arizona
• Field Claims Adjuster

Life Insurance Sales, Equitable of Iowa, Phoenix, Arizona
• Life Insurance Producer

Other Professional Activities:

Speaker for FEWA AZ Chapter search engine optimization
Speaker for FEWA AZ Chapter Professional Liability Insurance for Experts
Speaker for BoomersAZ for search engine optimization
Speaker for Arizona CPA Society Risk Management Seminar
Board Member and Consultant to Arizona Artist Guild
Consultant Business Volunteers for the Arts
Wrote, Produced and Narrated – Rural/Metro Corporate Safety Video
Presented Corporate Risk Training – Orlando, Florida
Presented Corporate Risk Training – Tucson, Arizona
Presented Corporate Risk Training – Columbus, Ohio
Presented Corporate Risk Training – Rochester, New York
Compiled and Edited – Rural/Metro Corporate Safety Manual
Speaker for PRIMA Conference – Tucson, Arizona
Speaker for Downtown Soroptimist Club – Phoenix, AZ
Speaker for Maricopa County Purchasing Agents Forum – Phoenix, AZ
Lawyer References:
Denise M. O\'Rourke
Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Phoenix, AZ 85012

VanEerd v. American Family : Opinion : Defendant

Dan Jensen
The Law Office of Daniel Jensen
Peoria, AZ 85385

Hayes v. Travelers : Deposition : Plaintiff

Nicole R. Commissiong
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC
Eugene, OR 97401

Stuart v. Country Mutual : Trial Testimony : Plaintiff

Mr. Francis J. Carroll, Jr.
Hassell, Moorehead & Carroll
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Hazen v. Southern United Fire Insurance Company
: Deposition : Defendant

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