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					18   th
            Anniversary
        West Coast Casualty’s




 Construction Defect Seminar
          th      th
   May 12 and 13 , 2011




  1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, California 92802
Coral Stern, AIC
President
West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.




Dear Friends and Colleagues,


As the President of West Coast Casualty, I am extremely pleased to invite you to attend the 18th Anniversary
of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, the largest event of its kind worldwide.

In the late 1990’s they said construction defect claims and litigation would be gone as they were just a
passing fad. But here we are in 2011 and construction defect claims and litigation have spread all across the
country and with them came changes in case law, legislation, new techniques, new allegations and new
technologies in the prosecution, defense and coverage relating to these multi-faceted cases. The growth of
these specialized claims first born in the Southwest now have grown in great numbers in the Northwest, the
Midwest and especially the Southeast. As the worlds largest event specializing in this subject, we have
brought the top people in this field to our stage to address many of the current issues and where we will be
going in the future as a community who specializes in this area of law.

For many, this will be their first time speaking at our event and they bring with them many new ideas,
inspired and eager to speak of the challenges in this area of specialized claims and litigation. Many of our
speakers are returning speakers who, once again, will share their experiences and insight in the worlds largest
peer-to-peer information exchange on construction defect matters.

In addition to a full complement of vendors offering the most up-to-date products and services, our attendees
will get a chance to glimpse into the future by visiting our second Science and Technology Fair which will
take place in the Exhibit Hall throughout our seminar. This is part of our continuing public/private
partnerships that we will be sharing with our attendees.

We would like you to join us for this terrific educational event in which you will learn about new ideas as
well as solutions to old problems. You will clearly understand how these changes may make their way into
courtrooms through litigation and private actions, which will empower you to adapt to the changing
landscape of construction defect claims and litigation.

We’re looking forward to an educational, enjoyable and memorable seminar event and I look forward to
seeing you in Anaheim on May 12th and 13th, 2011.

Very truly yours,

West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.




Coral Stern, AIC, President
                    The Topics and Speakers Committee of
                            West Coast Casualty’s
                      2011 Construction Defect Seminar




                             Linda Tonkovich
                             Gallagher Bassett
                             Committee Chair




Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.                                    Glenn Barger, Esq.
  Mediator – JAMS                                        Chapman, Glucksman,
                                                         Dean, Roeb and Barger




                         Alexander Robertson, IV, Esq.
                           Robertson and Associates




   Cynthia Castro                                              Bruce Wick
    RSUI Group                                           California Association of
                                                         Specialty Subcontractors

 Welcomes you to West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2011
                                http://www.nwcalliance.com/

                       NWCA ENDORSES
      WEST COAST CASUALTY CONSTRUCTION DEFECT SEMINAR
The NationWide Contractors' Alliance (NWCA) announced recently that it has endorsed the West Coast
Casualty Construction Defect Seminar.

The NWCA endorsement is based on its recognition of the diligent efforts over the past 17 years of
conference history to build a community of business people and professionals dedicated to solving the
problems surrounding construction defect issues. Participants in the Seminar share a zeal for development,
education and collaboration and consequently the Seminar has consistently grown in size and continues to be
more inclusive each year. Impressively, the Seminar and its leadership have never diminished either the
focus or the scope of knowledge and purpose they serve.

The NWCA seminar endorsement is the product of years of collaboration, trust and mutual belief in
community building. "It is with nothing less than the greatest appreciation of both Coral and Dave Stern that
we at the NWCA heartily endorse the Seminar, the largest seminar of its kind worldwide," said Treacy
Duerfeldt, Development Specialist at the NWCA.

The NWCA looks forward to formally working with West Coast Casualty in promoting the Seminar and its
purpose of community building by sharing experience and knowledge for the benefit of all concerned.
                    SEMINAR                     SCHEDULE
                               Wednesday, May 11th 2011
                     Early Seminar Registration 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
                                Thursday, May 12th 2011
                    Registration and Breakfast - 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
                                        Breakfast
                                 Sponsored by




                             S.C. WRIGH T CONSTRUC TION , INC.
                                  www.scwright.com
                                   8:30 AM -8:40 AM
                                   Welcome Remarks

                                8:40 AM – 9:30 AM
          “Important Court Decisions Impacting Construction Defect Claims”
                   Tom Halliwell, Esq. and Barry Vaughan, Esq.


                               9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 "Emerging Issues Regarding Appeal in Nevada with Lessons Learned from California"
                   Justice Nancy Saitta, Justice Victoria Chaney,
                 Justice Mark Gibbons and Justice Michael Cherry


                                 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
                                    Morning Break
                                 Sponsored by




                                    www.jamsadr.com


                                 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
                   “Keeping Up With Construction Defect Coverage”
Neil Selman, Esq., Carolyn Mathews, Esq., Joseph Oliva Esq. and Randy Maniloff, Esq.


                                 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
                               Awards Presentation
                  SEMINAR                  SCHEDULE
                             Thursday, May 12th 2011
                               12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                                      Lunch
                (Seminar Registration Will be Closed During Lunch)

                                1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
      "Challenges for Experts in Construction Defect Claims and Litigation"
        Stan Luhr, Steven Easton, Don Puls, Don MacGregor and Scott Vivian

                                3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
                                 Afternoon Break
                              Sponsored by



                              www.amccenter.com
                               3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
           “Construction Defect in Nevada – Are the odds evening up?”
          Justice Nancy Saitta, Hon. Allan Earl, Hon. Susan Johnson,
David Lee, Esq., Peter Brown, Esq., Charles Litt Esq. and Howard Hamann, Esq.

                               4:30 PM - 5:30PM

                     “Tips for avoiding the “Perfect Storm”
                       in the handling of Wrap Claims”
    Ross Hart, Esq., Bruce Lorber, Esq., Wendy Wilcox, Esq., Tom Brown,
Debra Puebla, Esq., Todd Schweitzer, William Mayer Esq., and John Mcleod Esq.


                               5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
                               Cocktail Reception
                              Sponsored by




                                  www.roel.com
                         SEMINAR                    SCHEDULE
                                       Friday May 13th 2011
                                        7:30AM - 8:30AM
                                    Registration and Breakfast
                                             Breakfast
                                       Sponsored by




                                       www.berthowe.com



Center Ballroom                                                                South Ballroom
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM                                                              8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

“Internet and Social Networking Sites:                              “One for All, and All for One”
Ethical and Practical Issues in Investigation,                   The Team Approach to Defending
Litigating and Winning Your                                        Subcontractors in Construction
Construction Defect Case”                                                      Defect Litigation”
Stephen Henning, Esq.                                                          Ian Corzine, Esq.
Dan Berman, Esq.                                                    Elizabeth Kelly Meyers, Esq.

Center Ballroom                                                              South Ballroom
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM                                                          9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

“Where do we go from here?”                                   “Impact of the Real Estate/Mortgage
John Horn, Esq.                                                Foreclosure Crisis on Construction
Ken Kasdan, Esq.                                                               Defect Litigation”
Hon Peter Lichtman,                                                  Brenda K. Radmacher, Esq.
Phyllis Modlin                                                                Charles Leath, Esq.
Alexander Robertson, IV, Esq.                                                      John Atherton
Adrienne D. Cohen, Esq.                                                               David Wald
Greg Dillion, Esq.                                                           Mark Milstein, Esq.


                                       10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
                                          Morning Break
                                       Sponsored by




                                        www.mkainc.com
                         SEMINAR                  SCHEDULE
                                      Friday May 13th 2011


Center Ballroom                                                                South Ballroom
11:00AM – 12:00 PM                                                            11:00 PM – 12:00 PM

“Ethical Issues Relating to Billing                                  “Is There Really a Tea Party
in Construction Defect Litigation”                                               Movement in the
Matthew Liedle, Esq.                                                 Construction Defect Arena?”
Tom Lincoln, Esq.                                                                   Ed Martinet
                                                                                     Bruce Wick
                                                                          Robert Freedman, Esq.
                                                                                Larry Kent, Esq.

Center Ballroom                                                                South Ballroom
12:00PM – 1:00 PM                                                             12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


"Getting Back to Basics - Everyday Issues                    Responding To A SB 800 Construction
in Defending Design Professionals and Subs."                 Defect Claim And Its Ties To The New
John Marino, Esq.                                              Indemnity And Defense Obligations
Traci Lagasse, Esq.                                          Imposed By The Recent Revisions To
Al Clarke, Esq.                                                           Civil Code Sections 2782
David Reeder, Esq.                                                              Kevin Moore, Esq.
                                                                                Kory Phillips, Esq.
                                                                                 Brian Kahn, Esq.
                                                                                  Todd Jones, Esq.
                                                                                Peter Dekker, Esq.




       Internet Café for West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar
                               proudly sponsored by




                              www.mcconsultants.com
                                                  Seminar Speakers

                              John C. Atherton, CPCU, Senior Vice President
                              C.V. Starr & Company, San Francisco, CA
                              John C. Atherton joined C.V. Star and Co. in Nov. 2005 and currently serves as Senior Vice
                              President with responsibility for Product Development, Primary and Excess Residential
                              Construction and Primary Commercial Construction. Mr. Atherton has over 28 years of
                              industry experience encompassing underwriting management, casualty facultative and treaty
                              reinsurance, large accounts construction, surplus lines underwriting and product
                              development. Mr. Atherton attained the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
                              Designation in 1994 and a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at
                              Dallas in 1984.


                              Daniel A. Berman, Esq., Founding and Managing Partner,
                              Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, CA, NV, AZ, CO and WA
                             Representing Fortune 500 companies, major US and foreign insurers and preeminent
                             members of the business, real estate and entertainment communities, Dan is a recognized
                             authority on commercial and business litigation. His areas of expertise include the defense
                             and prosecution of claims involving real estate, intellectual property, commercial disputes
                             and construction-related issues. In addition to heading the firm's business litigation practice,
                             Dan co-chaired the firm's successful seminar - Defending the Mold Claim - which was
                             presented throughout the United States and Europe. Dan was recently named a Southern
                             California Super Lawyer for a sixth consecutive year, and is on the board of several domestic
   and international companies engaged in residential and commercial development. He has served as a court
   appointed arbitrator and mediator, serves on the National Association of Homebuilders Legal Advisory Council, and is
   a past Vice Chair of the DARE America Legal Board of Directors. Dan is the Managing Partner of Wood, Smith,
   Henning & Berman LLP, a firm of over 100 lawyers with offices throughout California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and
   Washington.

                              Peter C. Brown, Esq., Managing Partner
                              Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O’Meara, Las Vegas, NV
                              Peter C. Brown is the managing partner of the Nevada office of Bremer, Whyte, Brown &
                              O’Meara. Las Vegas serves as Mr. Brown's home base, but he is constantly on the move
                              handling complex litigation for his clients throughout the western United States. Mr. Brown
                              has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including construction defect,
                              personal injury and general liability. Mr. Brown has handled numerous multi-million dollar
                              cases to verdict. Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from U.C. Davis and his
                              Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from U.C. San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr.
                              Brown worked as a professional actor in the fields of television, film and theatre. Mr. Brown
   worked throughout the country in numerous productions before deciding to "take his act" from the stage to the
   courtroom. Mr. Brown's acting background has served him in good stead both in court and as a speaker at numerous
   seminars on civil litigation. Mr. Brown earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr.
   Brown is a member in good standing of the California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Washington State Bars.



                  Special Added Bonus                                                           Presented By
“Salute to Past Speakers Presentation”
West Coast Casualty and the Speakers and Topics Committee will
pay special tribute and recognition to all those past speakers
who have contributed to the success of West Coast Casualty’s
Construction Defect Seminar series throughout this year’s event !                         www.ppcexpert.com
                                              Seminar Speakers

                          Thomas S. Brown, Claims Director
                          ACE Insurance, San Francisco, CA
                          Tom Brown is a Construction Defect Claims Director with ACE Insurance in San Francisco,
                          CA, managing construction defect claims nationwide. Mr. Brown has extensive experience in
                          the insurance industry involving the oversight of complex, high profile claims. Mr. Brown
                          has held positions in the home offices of Zurich, CNA and Fireman’s Fund, and headed up
                          the claims department for a national broker. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor in Business
                          Administration from the University of Wisconsin and MBA from the University of
                          Michigan.

                          Hon. Justice Victoria Gerrard Chaney
                          California Court of Appeal, Los Angeles, CA
                             On July 1, 2009, following her nomination by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victoria
                             Gerrard Chaney was confirmed as an Associate Justice on the Court of Appeal, Second
                             District, Division One, after having served nineteen years on the bench as a trial judge.
                             Justice Chaney was appointed by Governor George Deukmejian to the Los Angeles
                             Municipal Court in 1990 and elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Pete
                             Wilson in 1994. She presided over criminal cases in Compton, a civil docket at the Mosk
                             Courthouse, and, from 2000 until her elevation to the appellate court, class actions and
                             complex litigation at the Central Civil West courthouse, in the court's Complex Litigation
Division. Prior to attending law school, Justice Chaney was a registered nurse at the LAC-USC and Cedars-Sinai
medical centers, including work with psychiatric patients on lockdown ward. She keeps her nursing registry current.
Before appointment to the bench, Justice Chaney was an associate with Dryden Harrington and Swartz and then served
eleven years in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, the last ten as an assistant city attorney in the office's Civil
Liability Division. From an eight-cent wrongful sales tax case to a multi-million-dollar faulty plumbing case, from acid
spills in Nevada to oil spills in the Los Angeles Harbor, from bananas in Nicaragua to villagers in Myanmar, from
boating-under-the-influence to x-ray scanning to view beneath the clothing of prison visitors, and from Bridgestone
Tires to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Justice Chaney presided over many fascinating cases while on the bench in the
superior court’s Complex Litigation Division. Currently, Justice Chaney hears a wide panoply of cases, including
criminal, civil, family law, probate, dependence and writs of habeas corpus.

                          Hon. Justice Michael A. Cherry
                          Nevada Supreme Court, Carson City, NV
                           Justice Michael A. Cherry has been an attorney in Nevada since 1970 and was elected to the
                           Supreme Court in 2006. While he has had a long career in private practice, he always
                           seemed to have involved himself in some public service within the legal community. He
                           began his career as a Deputy Clark County Public Defender before becoming a partner in the
                           law firms of Manos & Cherry and later Cherry, Bailus & Kelesis. In 1981 Justice Cherry was
                           named as Special Master of the MGM Grand Hotel Fire Litigation and in 1983 he assumed
                           the duties of Special Master of the Las Vegas Hilton Fire Litigation. As Special Master,
Judge Cherry served as liaison between plaintiffs. attorneys, defense attorneys and the court during these multi-million
dollar cases. His work as Special Master gained him nationwide recognition and the procedures he established are now a
part of most mass disaster litigation. Justice Cherry served as an Alternate Municipal Judge for the cities of Las Vegas
and Henderson, as well as Justice of the Peace Pro Tem and Small Claims Referee for Clark County. In 1994 he became
an instructor for the University of Phoenix, teaching business law and history. Then in 1997 Justice Cherry was named
to lead the newly created Clark County Special Public Defender.s Office to handle major homicide cases and conflict
cases from the county public defenders office. He led a staff of six attorneys and served in that capacity until being
elected to Department 17 of the Eighth Judicial District Court in November 1998. Justice Cherry earned his bachelor’s
degree from the University of Missouri in 1966 and a juris doctorate degree from Washington University School of Law
in 1969. His term ends in January 2013.

                                   Join your colleagues after the seminar
                       The Construction Defect Community
                      Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
                                Friday, May 13th, 2011
                                             Details on Page 34 and 35
                                              Seminar Speakers

                          Al Clarke, Esq.
                          Al Clarke, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Services, San Diego, CA
                          Al Clarke entered the practice of law in 1980. As a sole practioner and a partner in a San
                          Diego law firm, he enjoyed a practice that ranged from construction defect litigation to
                          personal injury suits to drafting will and trusts to class action securities litigation. He has
                          been actively involved in construction cases since 1984, representing homeowners
                          associations, developers and subcontractors. He also represented numerous suppliers in
                          mechanic’s lien cases and litigants in construction contract disputes. Al was a San Diego
                          Superior Court Pro Tem Settlement Judge and Arbitrator as well as the Co-Chairman of the
                          Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and a
                          member of the Mediation Bench-Bar Committee of the San Diego Superior Court. Since
                          2000, he has limited his practice to mediation of complex, multi-party cases, with an
                          emphasis on construction related cases in California and Nevada.

                          Adrienne D. Cohen, Esq., Founder
                          Law Offices of Adrienne D. Cohen, Santa Ana, CA
                          Adrienne D. Cohen is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Adrienne D. Cohen a
                          ten-attorney firm with offices in Santa Ana, California and San Rafael, California. Ms.
                          Cohen received her Juris Doctorate from the USC School of Law in 1989 and her Bachelor
                          of Arts in Political Science from UCLA in 1986. Ms. Cohen has represented major insurance
                          companies and their insureds since 1989 in the areas of insurance coverage and defense. Ms.
                          Cohen currently serves on the executive committee and as membership chairperson of the
                          William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court. She has served as an instructor in the UCI
                          paralegal program, where she taught legal writing, ethics and insurance law. Ms. Cohen is
                          AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer.

                          Ian Corzine, Esq., Partner
                          West & Miyamoto, LLP, Camarillo, CA
                          Ian Corzine is a Partner of West & Miyamoto, LLP in Los Angeles and Camarillo,
                          California. Mr. Corzine focuses his practice on complex litigation involving construction
                          defect, bad faith, and insurance coverage, as well as transportation and general liability
                          litigation. He has tried several actions and obtained successful results in each case. Mr.
                          Corzine has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, California Court of Appeal,
                          and all California U.S. District Courts. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communications from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific,
McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Corzine was employed as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Peter A. Nowinski, U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of California. Before practicing law, Mr. Corzine was awarded a California
Executive Fellowship and served as Executive Assistant to the Governor of California. In recent years, Mr. Corzine has
authored numerous construction and insurance law-related articles in legal publications and is a frequent MCLE
speaker.

                          Peter H. Dekker, Esq., Partner
                          Griffiths, Castle, Goyette & Dekker, Danville, CA
                           Mr. Dekker is a partner in the firm of Griffiths, Castle, Goyette & Dekker. He is a leading
                           provider of Special Master and Mediation services, by way of court order or stipulation,
                           throughout California. Mr. Dekker’s dispute resolution practice includes working with
                           parties who are involved in complex legal disputes including business, construction,
                           environmental, insurance, real property and other complex matters; implementing case
management schedules and coordinating discovery; and negotiating and finalizing settlements. Prior to joining
Griffiths, Castle, Goyette & Dekker in 2002, Mr. Dekker practiced law at several law firm in Northern California. His
practice then focused upon the representation of parties in construction defect matters, managing all aspects of multi-
party construction defect matters and providing insurance coverage opinion analysis relating to construction defect
issues. Mr. Dekker is a graduate of the University of California at Davis (B.A. in Political Science, 1986) and
Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. 1990)
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           Gregory L. Dillion, Esq.
                           Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP, Newport Beach, CA
                           Mr. Dillion is one of the founding partners of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP. He specializes in
                           the representation of developers, institutional lenders, general contractors and other
                           businesses in complex business, construction and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Dillion
                           has an active trial and appellate practice. He had defensed multimillion dollar plaintiff
                           claims and obtained multimillion dollar plaintiff verdicts and hundreds of millions in
                           settlements. He is responsible for published decisions at the California Federal, Supreme
Court and Appellate levels that have changed the course of California law. Mr. Dillion received his Bachelor of
Arts With Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University where he was elected to and remains a member of the
national Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University Of Texas School Of
Law. Mr. Dillion is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent. He consistently has been named as one of the best
lawyers in America in real estate and insurance in the national Best Lawyers in America peer review publication. He
also consistently has been named as one of the top 50 Orange County lawyers by the Super Lawyers California peer
review publication and as one of the nation’s Top Lawyers in it national Corporate Counsel Almanac. Mr. Dillion also
was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honor society. Mr. Dillion is admitted to
practice in California, Colorado and Texas. He is a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles. He is a member
of numerous professional organizations, including the Building Industry Association – Orange County Chapter and the
Cornell Real Estate Council.

                           Hon. Allan R. Earl, Judge
                           Nevada District Court, Las Vegas, NV
                          Judge Allan Earl was appointed to the bench by Governor Kenny Guinn on December 5,
                          2000. Prior to joining the Eighth Judicial District Court, Judge Earl served for 25 years as a
                          partner in the law firm of Galatz, Earl & Associates in Las Vegas, where he specialized in
                          Personal Injury Trial Advocacy. Judge Earl earned a bachelor of science degree, Cum Laude
                          in 1965 from Brigham Young University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University
                          of California's Boalt Hall School of Law in 1968. He served as a law clerk to the Nevada
                          Supreme Court from 1968 to 1969 and was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 1968. Judge
                          Earl is a former member of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, the Nevada Trial
Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and was a Lawyer's Representative to the Ninth
Circuit Judicial Conference from Nevada. As an author, the judge has written numerous articles and was appointed by
the Nevada Supreme Court to a Select Committee to redraft the Discovery Rules under the Nevada Rules of Civil
Procedure. He is a former member of the Standing Committee of Federal Local Practice Rules for the District Court. In
1994 he was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to the Board of Bar Examiners.

                           Steven E. Easton, General Contractor
                           ROEL Consulting Group, San Diego, CA
                           Steve’s expertise is in the fields of lath, plaster, drywall, dimensional stone, handset
                           applications, prefab installations, light-gauge metal stud, fireproofing, architectural pre-cast
                           concrete, and EIFS for all types of facilities, Steve is experienced in virtually every aspect of
                           fenestration and lath/plaster issues. His skills and experience include estimating, material
                           take-offs, site inspection, corrective construction detail, scheduling, subcontractor and field
                           crew coordination, contract execution, safety, etc. He has overseen the manufacture and
                           installation of prefabricated exterior cladding and field-framed exterior systems; provided
marketing and sales support toward project development; developed and coordinated design-build projects; and
managed panel fabrication operations. Mr. Easton’s back ground also includes numerous design build high rise hotels,
office building along with court houses and detention centers for example San Diego East County Court House and Salt
Lake City, Scott M. Matheson Court House. He has also been engaged as a design consultant for the Denver
International Airport, San Francisco Airport and Bakersfield Airport. Steve holds a California Contractor’s B License and
is a member of the Pre-stress Concrete Institute (PCI), Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI), Marble
Institute of America, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), American Architectural Manufactures Association
(AAMA) and the Sealants, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute
                                              Seminar Speakers

                          Robert Freedman, Esq.
                          Tharpe and Howell, Los Angeles, CA
                         Robert Freedman is a Partner at Tharpe and Howell in Los Angeles, and manages its
                         commercial litigation practice group. His group specializes in construction litigation and
                         represents developers, contractors, property owners, design professionals, and insurers at
                         mediations, arbitrations and trials in California, Nevada, Washington, Illinois and Florida.
                         He has litigated complex disputes involving commercial, residential, and public works
                         matters involving defective construction, property damages, economic damages, personal
                         injuries, wrongful death, inverse condemnation, surety, insurance coverage, and litigation
management. His team has successfully engineered unique and cost-effective settlements in high profile cases such as
the Northridge Meadows Apartment Complex collapse, the Shorecliff’s landslide case in San Calmente, and the Japan
Town Peace Plaza matter in San Francisco. In addition, he has been retained to handle matters involving construction
risk-management and risk-transfer.

                          Hon. Justice Mark Gibbons
                          Supreme Court of Nevada, Carson City, NV
                         Justice Mark Gibbons was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2002 and assumed the
                         bench in January 2003. He served as Chief Justice in 2008. Justice Gibbons attended the
                         University of California at Irvine and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. He continued his
                         education at Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California and received his
                         Juris Doctor in law. Justice Gibbons was involved in the private practice of law in Las
                         Vegas, specializing in real estate related litigation, until his election to the Clark County
                         District Court in November 1996. Justice Gibbons served as presiding judge of the civil
                         division of the Clark County District Court in 1998. In 2001 Justice Gibbons was
unanimously elected Chief Judge of the Clark County District Court. He served as Chief Judge until he assumed his
duties as a Supreme Court Justice. As a justice, he was appointed chair of the Jury Improvement Implementation
Committee, planning how to enact the recommendations of the Jury Improvement Commission. He currently chairs the
Information Technology Steering Committee, the Specialty Court Funding Committee and the Foreclosure Mediation
Rules Committee.

                          Thomas L. Halliwell, Esq.
                          Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb and Barger, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
                            Thomas L. Halliwell is a partner at the law firm of Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb &
                            Barger in Los Angeles, California. He has a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating. Mr.
                            Halliwell=s practice focuses on the representation of developers and general contractors in
                            construction defect lawsuits. He is the editor of Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb &
                            Barger’s ARecent Developments in California Construction Defect Litigation,@ which reviews
                            recent cases that impact construction defect litigation in California, Nevada, Arizona and
                            Colorado. He has been a speaker on issues relating to construction defect, coverage, and
class action litigation at conferences sponsored by West Coast Casualty, Southern California Association of Defense
Counsel and Mealeys. Mr. Halliwell received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University
of Redlands, and his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

                          Howard E. Hamann, Esq. Mediator
                          Hamann Dispute Resolution, Aliso Viejo, CA
                          Howard E. Hamann, Esq. specializes as a mediator for complex construction defect and
                          construction related disputes. He has 25 years of construction defect experience and has
                          mediated and settled a multitude of cases with multi-million dollar value. His experience
                          includes construction defects, construction site injuries, environmental/toxic waste, land
subsidence, landslides, mold, surety, and other general construction disputes. Mr. Hamann’s cases involve single-
family detached residences, condominiums, townhomes, high-end custom homes, apartment buildings, government
projects, residential/commercial high-rise buildings and commercial developments. He received his J.D. from
Pepperdine University School of Law and his B.A. with Honor from the University of Wyoming. Mr. Hamann is the
founder of Hamann Dispute Resolution (“HDR”) with its primary office in Aliso Viejo, California and offices also in
Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Florida. Mr. Hamann provides mediation and arbitration services nationwide.
                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Ross R. Hart, Esq. Arbitrator and Mediator
                           AMCC (Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center)
                           Los Angeles, CA
                           Ross Hart is widely recognized as one of the top ADR professionals for construction,
                           insurance and environmentally related disputes. As a full time neutral for nearly two
                           decades, he has mediated and resolved countless numbers of complex, multi-party disputes
                           involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Universally respected by members of the
                           construction community, among his many awards and accomplishments he is proud to be the
                           inaugural recipient of the West Coast Casualty Jerrold Oliver Award of Excellence (1996).
                           Available nationally as a mediator, arbitrator or referee, he is now the premier panelist for
                           AMCC, an ADR provider that specializes in the resolution of construction, insurance and
                           real estate related disputes.

                           Stephen J. Henning, Esq., Founding Partner,
                           Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, CA, NV, AZ, CO and WA
                          Stephen J. Henning is a founding partner of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a firm of
                          over 100 lawyers with offices throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and
                          Washington. In addition to representing some of the nation's top home builders, the firm is
                          nationally recognized for its work in construction, environmental, business litigation,
                          transportation, intellectual property, general liability and land use issues. Wood Smith
                          Henning & Berman is a leader in defending complex construction, toxic tort and
                          occupational exposure claims. Steve and the firm serve as national coordinating counsel for
                          several developers, home builders, property management companies and commercial
businesses. Nationally recognized for his results in complex construction and toxic tort litigation, Steve is prolific in
publishing and speaking on these issues and has chaired numerous national litigation conferences on these topics.
Steve received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Nebraska, where he competed on the
National Trial team. He is proud to be a founding Board member for the Construction Defect Community Charitable
Foundation. In addition to his extensive legal practice, Steve is also a member of the Board of Directors for the March
of Dimes, Development Committee for the Alzheimer's Association, and serves as the President of the Board of
Governors for a non-profit legal firm providing legal services to people in need. Steve is the proud recipient of the
Jerold S. Oliver Award for contributions to the construction defect community.

                           John Horn, Esq., Managing Director
                           Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center (AMCC), Los Angeles, CA
                         John Horn is the Managing Director for the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center
                         (AMCC), a full service ADR provider that focuses exclusively on the Construction, Real
                         Estate and Insurance markets. Mr. Horn has spent nearly two decades in the ADR business,
                         and is currently responsible for day to day activities, business development, corporate
                         strategic planning, panel recruitment and customer support at AMCC. Vigilant on keeping
                         abreast of case law and legislative developments affecting the ADR field, he has taught
                         Dispute Resolution as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School for the past eleven years.
A frequent commentator and lecturer on various ADR subjects, he has been quoted and/or profiled in such publications
as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily Journal. Mr. Horn received his Juris Doctorate
from Loyola Law School, his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his
undergraduate degree from the University of California—Berkeley. He is the current President of the California
Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), is the immediate Past-president of the Loyola Law School Alumni Board, and sits
on the ADR Committee of the State Bar of California.



                                          An Added Bonus . . .
 John O’Meara, Esq. will be adding an article entitled “Medicare – Why Should We Care??
 to our seminar handbook detailing many of the current issues relating to Medicare Statutory
 liens and their impact on Construction Defect related claims and litigation.
                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Hon. Susan Johnson, Judge
                           Nevada District Court, Las Vegas, NV
                            Susan Johnson was elected to serve as State District Court Judge, Department 22,
                            commencing January 1, 2007, and she primarily hears civil and construction defect matters.
                            Judge Johnson has been a resident of the greater Las Vegas area since November 1963. She
                            graduated from Ed. W. Clark High School in 1977, and UNLV in 1982, where she acquired
                            her Bachelor of Science in business administration with a dual major in public accounting
                            and investment finance. She thereafter graduated from McGeorge School of Law, University
                            of the Pacific, in 1985, and has been a member of the Nevada and California State Bars since
                            1985 and 1986, respectively. Judge Johnson is also admitted to practice before the United
                            States District Court, District of Nevada (since 1985), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (since
1986), and United States Supreme Court (since 1989). Before assuming the bench, Judge Johnson, an attorney of over
21 years, was A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and the President/Sole Shareholder of her own law firm, whose
practice included civil litigation, personal injury, security and/or premises claims, domestic or family law, wills and
simple estate planning. Her background also includes insurance and civil rights defense, and having active trial
practice. Judge Johnson also acted as an arbitrator, who has arbitrated at least 600 matters, mediator, Settlement Judge
for the Nevada Supreme Court, short-trial judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Judge Pro Tempore for Las
Vegas Justice Court, as well as Hearing Master in child support cases. She has taught several CLE courses during her
career, including that dealing with arbitration, construction defect, personal injury cases from start to finish and
uninsured/underinsured motorist issues. Judge Johnson is also involved in the community. She is a past president of the
Rotary Club of Green Valley, and held memberships/offices in various other organizations before assuming the bench,
such as the Junior League of Las Vegas, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Henderson Chamber of
Commerce to name a few. She has been married to Eric Johnson for over twenty-four (24) years, and has been very
active in her two daughters’ schools and other activities.

                           Todd A. Jones, Esq.
                           Archer Norris, PC, Sacramento, CA
                           Todd A. Jones, a Shareholder at Archer Norris, founded and manages the firm’s Sacramento
                           office. Todd’s practice involves defending complex civil and business litigation matters,
                           including claims involving construction defects, product liability, personal injuries, premises
                           liability and toxic torts. Based on his background, Todd specializes in providing legal
                           counsel and litigation services to contractors, real estate developers, construction product
                           manufacturers and their insurers. Todd is also a licensed California General Contractor and is
                           on the Board of Directors of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and
                           Nevada, where is Chair of the Construction Law Committee. He received his J.D. from the
                           University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1998 and received his B.A., cum
                           laude and B.S., with distinction, from San Diego State University in 1994.



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                                                Seminar Speakers

                           Brian Kahn, Esq.
                           Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb and Barger, LLP , Los Angeles, CA
                            Mr. Kahn was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1992, he earned his Bachelor of Arts
                            degree from the University of Southern California. While attending the University of
                            Southern California, Mr. Kahn was on the Dean's Honor List and President of Blackstonian's,
                            the pre-law honor society. Mr. Kahn was also active in politics, working on various
                            capacities for the U.S. Senate, Governor's office and the White House, in addition to being
                            one of twelve students chosen to participate in the University's prestigious semester long
                            lobbying program in Washington D.C. Mr. Kahn then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from
                            Pepperdine University School of Law in 1995. While at Pepperdine, Mr. Kahn spent a
semester studying in London, was certified student attorney for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office and externed
for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Prior to joining
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger , Mr. Kahn practiced with various law firms, where he gained experience
with complex litigation, Construction Litigation, insurance bad faith, toxic tort, business litigation and providing general
business advice. Mr. Kahn continues to handle complex construction litigation and business matters. Mr. Kahn has
spoken on construction defect related topics including various aspects of water damage and mold remediation claims.
Mr. Kahn's speaking engagements include the American Society of Safety Engineers, Lorman Education Services;
"Mold Remediation"; The Experts "How to Guide with Current Issues and Early Solutions of Mold Related Claims" and
"Mold Remediation and Water Damage in California". Mr. Kahn was the research editor for West's Business
Reorganization in Bankruptcy textbook. He has also been a regularly contributing staff writer for multiple audio / video
and home theater magazines where his articles included a two part article on hiring a contractor. When not practicing
law or writing, Mr. Kahn enjoys spending time with his family and does community work through Kiwanis and sitting
on the board of directors of a non-profit educational group.

                           Kenneth S. Kasdan, Esq., Senior Litigation Partner
                           Kasdan, Simonds, Weber & Vaughan, LLP, Irvine, CA

                           Kenneth S. Kasdan, Esq., is the senior litigation partner of Kasdan Simonds Weber &
                           Vaughan LLP in Irvine, California, where he specializes in Construction Defect litigation,
                           representing condominium associations, single-family homes and homeowners associations.
                           Mr. Kasdan is recognized as one of the nation’s top legal experts on construction defects, and
                           under his guidance, Kasdan Simonds has become one of California’s leading Construction
                           Defect law firms, with offices in Southern California in Irvine, Northern California in
Walnut Creek, and in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm has recovered over $570 million for its clients in construction defect
litigation. Mr. Kasdan is admitted to practice in California and Arizona. He is an active member of several professional
and trade organizations, including the American Bar Association (Member: Business Law Section; Committee on
Commercial Financial Services; Subcommittee on Interest and Usury, Credit Rights Litigation Section); State Bar
Association of California, Orange County Bar Association (Member: Business Litigation Section), and the Mariposa
County Bar Association. Mr. Kasdan sits as Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court, is a member of the Orange
County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel, as well as a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
and the Construction Industry Forum. Mr. Kasdan is a published writer and speaker. Ken is on the Board for the
CDCCF (Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation).



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                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Larry Kent, Esq.
                           The Law Offices of Larry Kent, Long Beach, CA
                           Larry Kent founded The Law Offices of Larry Kent in 1998. The majority of the firm's
                           practice involves the representation of single-family homeowners in construction defect
                           cases. Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, Larry obtained his J. D.
                           from Loyola Law School in 1986. He has been a speaker at the Lorman. Seminars on "Water
                           Intrusion and Mold Remediation Claims." He has been a frequent speaker at the MC
                           Consultant seminars, speaking on such topics as "Recent Developments in, California
                           Construction Defect Litigation"; "Managing a Construction Defect Trial"; "Rectifying
Problems with the Mediation Process"; "Managing a Construction Defect Case from a Cost Perspective"; and
"Technical Aspects of Soil/Vapor Transmission Litigation". He has spoken at the Building Industry Association ( B I A )
seminars on "Avoidance of Construction Defect Litigation through Customer Service". In addition, Larry has acted as
expert witness in multiple construction defect and legal malpractice cases.

                           Traci Lagasse, Esq.
                           Andrews · Lagasse · Branch & Bell, LLP, San Diego, CA
                           Traci Lagasse is a founding member of Andrews · Lagasse · Branch & Bell LLP and
                           specializes in the areas of construction and professional liability, with a primary focus on the
                           defense of architects and engineers. Ms. Lagasse obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in
                           Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her J.D. from
                           Santa Clara University School of Law. In 2010, Ms. Lagasse, along with her partners
                           Jennifer Branch and Margi Bell, was honored by the San Diego Business Journal as one of
                           San Diego’s Women Who Mean Business, an award presented annually to women leaders in
                           San Diego’s business community. She was included on the list of San Diego Super Lawyers
                           in the area of Professional Liability in 2009 and 2010, and named by the San Diego Daily
                           Transcript as a Top Attorney for 2007 in Construction and Real Estate Law.

                           Charles Leath, Esq.
                           Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman, LLP, Fresno, CA
                           Charles Leath is a Senior Associate in the Fresno office of Wood, Smith, Henning and
                           Berman, LLP. Mr. Leath's practice focuses on representing general contractors and
                           developers in a wide variety of construction matters. He also handles transportation, general
                           liability, environmental claims, agricultural and products liability litigation. Mr Leath has
                           worked primarily in the Central Valley of California which has seen a steadily increasing
                           volume of construction defect litigation over the last several years. Charles' experience
                           includes all aspects of the litigation process and he has successfully represented his client's
                           interests at mediation, arbitration and trial. Charles earned his B.A. in English from San
                           Diego State University, and his J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law, which is located in
                           Clovis, just outside of Fresno.

                           David S. Lee, Esq.
                           Lee, Hernandez, Landrum, Garofalo & Blake, PC, NV, AZ and FL
                           Mr. Lee is the founding member and managing shareholder of the Nevada, Arizona and
                           Florida firm of Lee, Hernandez, Landrum, Garofalo & Blake, a Professional Corporation.
                           Mr. Lee graduated with honors from the University of Southern California before attending
                           the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Lee is a member of the Federal and State Bars
                           of California and Nevada, and has appeared before the Nevada Supreme Court on multiple
                           occasions. Mr. Lee opened the predecessor office to Lee, Hernandez, Landrum, Garofalo &
                           Blake in 1996. Mr. Lee has focused his practice in California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida
on the representation of "target" defendant contractors (master developers, subdivision developers and general
contractors) in construction related claims. Mr. Lee has been a featured speaker at County, State and National Seminars
on construction defect. Mr. Lee has also served as one of the Bar’s representatives (on behalf of developers and general
contractors) on multiple committees aimed at improving pre-trial and trial procedure for construction defect cases in the
State of Nevada. In 2008, Mr. Lee began mediating and arbitrating various civil cases, including construction defect and
coverage cases. Mr. Lee was recently added to the panel at JAMS/Endispute.
                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Hon. Peter D. Lichtman, Judge
                           Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA
                           Judge Lichtman was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in October 1993 and
                           elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court in March 1997 by Governor Pete Wilson. Judge
                           Lichtman twice served as the Supervising Judge of the Complex Civil Litigation panel and
                           was one of its founding judges. Judge Lichtman presided over complex cases for 10 years
                           (2000-2010). He served as a Civil Fast Track Judge from 1997-2000. Judge Lichtman
                           currently serves as head of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Mandatory Settlement
                           Program. Judge Lichtman is co-editor and co-author of the following published treatises:
                           California Pretrial Civil Procedure, LexisNexis, October 2003 - Matthew Bender Practice
                           Guide; California Civil Discovery, LexisNexis, October 2003 - Matthew Bender Practice
                           Guide.

                           Matthew J. Liedle, Esq., Partner
                           Liedle, Lounsbery, Larson & Lid, LLP, San Diego, CA
                            Matthew J. Liedle is a partner with Liedle, Lounsbery, Larson & Lid, LLP and an AV-rated
                            attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Matt's practice is includes the following practice
                            areas: construction and surety, professional malpractice, business disputes, government tort
                            and employment liability, personal injury (transportation, garage keepers, construction site
                            accidents and premises liability claims) and environmental matters. Matt has represented
                            large commercial and residential developers, general contractors, subcontractors of all kinds,
                            sureties, architects, engineers, product suppliers and manufacturers. Matt is familiar with
every facet of construction litigation and claim resolution. For contractors, Matt has drafted and negotiated contracts
and settlement agreements, prosecuted breach of contract claims, and collection and lien actions, pursued and litigated
claims, both public and private, and defended contractors, design professionals and sureties in indemnity related actions.
Matt has also defended construction design professionals in malpractice actions. Further, Matt has handled construction
related appellate matters. Matt's arbitration and trial experience includes actions involving construction defects,
contract, surety and labor disputes, professional malpractice, public works claim prosecution, construction accidents,
inverse condemnation, government tort liability and FEHA claims, including cases involving complex building and
soils issues, as well as other high exposure personal injury matters. Matt is a magna cum laude graduate of St. Louis
University (B.A., 1980) and Western State University College of Law (J.D., 1986). Matt is a member of the San Diego
County Bar Association and State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the Southern and Central United
States District Courts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


                           Thomas J. Lincoln, Esq., Founding Partner
                           Lincoln, Gustafson and Cercos, LLP, San Diego, CA
                           Thomas J. Lincoln is a founding partner of Lincoln, Gustafson and Cercos, LLP, a full
                           service law firm with offices in California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. Mr. Lincoln's
                           practice concentrates on significant injury, business and construction litigation. He is a
                           member of both the Nevada and California Bars and is an active arbitrator for both the
                           California and San Diego County Bar Association's attorney/client dispute programs. He is
                           also an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In addition, Mr.
                           Lincoln is on the Executive Committee for Professionalism for the Nevada Bar. In addition
                           to an active trial practice, Mr. Lincoln enjoys teaching and is on the faculty of the University
                           of San Diego in the Paralegal Program where he teaches General Civil Litigation and Ethics.
                           He has authored articles and lectured on ethics and other topics. He is a past recipient of the
                           Larry Syhre Award.



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                                   . . . and a whole lot more ! ! !
                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Charles M. Litt, Esq., Partner
                           Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt LLP, Las Vegas, NV
                            Charles M. Litt received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law
                            after graduating with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a
                            member of the Nevada and California State Bars and serves as managing partner of Fenton
                            Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt. Mr. Litt is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and
                            serves on the Board of Trustees for the Citizens for Justice political action committee. Mr.
                            Litt is a leading educator in the field of construction defect litigation having served as an
                            instructor for Nevada State Bar, the Nevada Division of Real Estate, the University of
Nevada Las Vegas, Mealey’s law conferences, West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminars, and the Brookings
Institute. Charles Litt focuses on his practice on construction defect litigation. He has successfully litigated more than
one hundred construction defect cases in Nevada and California. Mr. Litt has been recognized as a Mountain States
Super Lawyer in the field of construction litigation.

                           Bruce W. Lorber, Esq., Founding Partner
                           Lorber, Greenfield and Polito, Poway, CA
                            Bruce W. Lorber was born and resides in San Diego, California. He received his Bachelor of
                            Science in Economics from Southern Oregon College in 1974 and his J.D. from the
                            University of San Diego in 1977. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1977, the Nevada
                            Bar in 1996, the Colorado Bar in 2000, and the Arizona Bar in 2006. He is also admitted to
                            practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California,
                            the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
                            Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lorber founded the Firm in 1980. His
                            practice emphasizes the representation of developers and general contractors in construction
defect claims. Over the last 30 years he has defended several thousand claims asserted against various members of the
construction industry which total well in excess of several billion dollars. Mr. Lorber has been a featured speaker before
numerous organizations, including the Building Industry Association, West Coast Casualty, the Community
Associations Institute, the San Diego County Bar Association, the California/Nevada Consumer Attorney Association,
the San Diego County Superior Court, the Nevada State Bar, Lorman Group, and various insurance companies. He has
served as arbitrator, mediator, and Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Municipal and Superior Courts. He is currently a
member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, the
San Diego Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Nevada Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association,
the Arizona Bar Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

                           Stan Luhr, President
                           Pacific Property Consultants, El Cajon, CA
                           Stan Luhr is a nationally recognized construction forensic consultant with more than 35
                           years’ experience in the building industry. His firm Pacific Property Consultants was
                           founded in 1984 and has been retained on over 3,000 litigation and forensic claims. His vast
                           construction experience coupled with a passion for efficiently determining the root cause of
                           claims has earned him a national reputation for solving the most complex construction
                           claims. Mr. Luhr has testified in hundreds of construction and inspector negligence trials
                           ranging from single-family to multi-billion dollar product failure claims. He has served as a
                           court-appointed neutral expert and has provided testimony in more than 500 depositions. In
                           1994 Mr. Luhr created the Quality Built® quality assurance program, which has since
documented over $9 billion in construction risk savings to the industry, helping to create homes that are safer, more
durable and more energy efficient. Mr. Luhr holds several contractor’s licenses and building inspector credentials in
California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. He holds three U.S. patents-pending on methodologies to improve
construction quality and reduce risk, and has authored dozens of articles related to construction risk and quality. His
musing “If Experts Could Rule the World” was published in last year’s West Coast Casualty syllabus. He has served
as a construction quality judge for NAHB’s National Housing Quality Award, as well as a judge for the Presidential
Malcolm Baldridge Award in 2008.
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           Donald W. MacGregor, General Contractor
                           Bert Howe and Associates, Anaheim, CA

                            Licensed as a General Contractor in California and Oregon, Mr. MacGregor enjoys over
                            fifteen year’s experience in the field of forensic investigation, and nearly 30 years experience
                            in the construction industry. As a senior associate at Bert L. Howe & Associates, Mr.
                            MacGregor is extensively involved in field analysis, interpretation of existing conditions,
                            analysis of contracts and construction documents, as well as expert dialog. Mr. MacGregor
                            has participated in mediation, arbitration, and settlement procedures on numerous occasions
                            and he has testified in deposition in both Nevada and California, and in trial in California as
                            expert on construction defects, cause, liability, cost of repair, standard of care, and standard
of practice. Mr. MacGregor has been the project manager for numerous forensic cases representing developers, general
contractors and subcontractors in California, Arizona and Nevada and has also overseen both educational and
commercial cases in the state of Texas. Mr. MacGregor’s construction and forensic experience includes single-family
detached tract housing, multi-family residential developments and high-end custom homes. His commercial experience
includes schools, hospitals, hotels, mixed-use commercial, and industrial facilities. Mr. MacGregor has also been an
expert panelist on topics involving construction defect litigation for such educational providers as West Coast Casualty,
Lorman Education Services, and the American Society of Professional Estimators.

                           Randy J. Maniloff, Esq., Partner
                           White and Williams LLP, Philadelphia, PA
                           Randy J. Maniloff is a partner at White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia. He concentrates
                           his practice in the representation of insurers in coverage disputes over primary and excess
                           obligations under a host of policies, including commercial general liability and various
                           professional liability policies. For the past ten years Mr. Maniloff has published a year-end
                           article in Mealey's Insurance that addresses the ten most significant insurance coverage
                           decisions of that year. Mr. Maniloff is a frequent lecturer at industry seminars and has been
                           quoted on insurance coverage topics by such media as The Wall Street Journal, The New
                           York Times, USA Today and Dow Jones Newswires. Mr. Maniloff is the author of “General
                           Liability Insurance Coverage – Key Issues In Every State” (Oxford University Press 2011).

                           John D. Marino, Esq., Partner
                           Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, San Diego, CA
                           Mr. Marino is a partner in the San Diego office of Manning & Kass Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester,
                           with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine and Scottsdale, Arizona. His areas of
                           concentration include professional liability (particularly the defense of architects, engineers
                           and accountants), construction defect, personal injury, and insurance litigation. He has
                           represented developers, general contractors, design professionals, design/build contractors,
                           component manufacturers and a variety of subcontractors involved in public works,
                           commercial and residential projects. Mr. Marino has obtained multiple defense verdicts for
                           clients in mold exposure cases wherein claims of construction deficiencies were being
                           alleged regarding the property. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and
                           the University of San Diego School of Law.

                           Ed Martinet, Principal
                           Lima Consulting, Key West, FL
                           Mr. Martinet possesses an unparalleled understanding surrounding the complexities of the
                           construction defect industry, the nuances of insurance coverage and effective mediation
                           techniques. His industry experience spans more than 32 years and includes more than 350
                           million dollars in projects, 3,500+ consulting assignments, hundreds of depositions and more
                           than 75 trials/binding arbitrations/judicial references in both state and federal court. Mr.
                           Martinet is a licensed General Contractor in multiple states and holds a B.S. in Construction
                           Management. Mr. Martinet founded MC Consultants more than 20 years ago and guided the
firm to its current nationwide position. He left MC Consultants to launch Lima Consulting, whose neutral experts
specialize in the swift resolution of complex construction related claims and cases. Under Mr. Martinet’s guidance,
Lima Consulting is trailblazing a unique conflict resolution process that is effective in reducing time, stress and
expenses for its clients.
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           William Mayer, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel
                           D. R. Horton, America’s Builder, San Diego, CA
                          Bill Mayer is Vice President and General Counsel for the West Region of D. R. Horton,
                          America’s Builder [NYSE: DHI], the largest homebuilder in the United States. During his
                          tenure at Horton, he has been responsible for resolving construction defect disputes through
                          mediation, arbitration and litigation in several states. Mr. Mayer also participated in
                          implementing Horton’s owner controlled insurance program (OCIP). Prior to joining D. R.
                          Horton, Mr. Mayer was in private practice in San Diego, California. During that time, he
                          was appointed Chair of the Common Interest Development Subsection of the Real Property
                          Law Section of the State Bar of California, and he authored a variety of articles and spoke
                          frequently on common interest development legal issues. Mr. Mayer has also spoken
nationwide on CSR ethics issues. In addition, Mr. Mayer has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in
business law and business ethics. Mr. Mayer is active in the San Diego community, including having served on the
Board of Directors of the Museum of the Living Artist, and currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of
the Museum of Man, in Balboa Park.

                           Carolyn A. Mathews, Esq., Associate Partner
                           Murchison & Cumming, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
                            Carolyn A. Mathews is an Associate Partner in the Los Angeles office of Murchison &
                            Cumming, LLP. Ms. Mathews is a member of the Insurance Law practice group and focuses
                            her practice on property damage insurance claims, including advising insurers regarding
                            coverage issues, conducting examinations under oath, handling appraisals and litigation and
                            assisting in fraud investigations. She has extensive experience with earthquake claims and
                            insurance issues related to construction defect and resulting property damage claims,
including mold and additional insured issues. Ms. Mathews has extensive trial experience and defends insurers against
bad faith suits arising out of all types of insurance issues. She has also been a speaker on issues relating to property
damage losses under both first and third party policies, and has presented topics at the West Coast Casualty
Construction Defect Seminar in previous years.

                           John J. McLeod, Esq.
                           McLeod Law Group, APC, San Diego, CA
                            John J. McLeod represents policyholders relating to the evaluation, negotiation and litigation
                            of insurance coverage matters. Mr. McLeod represents developers and contractors, including
                            specialty trades, in matters involving wrap policies, owner controlled insurance programs,
                            project specific policies, annual policies, and alternative insurance arrangements, such as
                            self-insurance programs, fronting programs and risk retention programs. Mr. McLeod’s
                            representation of developers and contractors extends beyond insurance policies and includes
issues that involve construction contracts, warranties, indemnity agreements, SB800 provisions and enhanced protection
agreements, and other similar types of issues. He also handles broker malpractice disputes and disputes involving
fiduciary relationships, real property litigation, business disputes and other types of civil litigation. Prior to founding
McLeod Law Group, APC, Mr. McLeod was a member of Oliva & McLeod, ALC, where he represented developers,
contractors, brokers, homeowner associations and homeowners in various transactional and litigation matters. Prior to
that, Mr. McLeod was an associate at Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, LLP and Stutz, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz, APC
where his practice included the defense of developers and contractors in construction defect litigation. Mr. McLeod
represents clients throughout California, both in state and federal courts. He has also appeared pro hac vice as counsel
in the states of Florida, Colorado and Arizona and has assisted in matters pending in Nevada, Oregon, Utah and
Washington. Mr. McLeod is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where he received his J.D. in 1994 and he received his
B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude, Economics, International Area Studies, 1991




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                           Elizabeth Kelly Meyers, Esq.
                           Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, San Francisco, CA

                             Elizabeth Kelly Meyers is an associate with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, where
                             she represents clients in general liability, product defect and personal injury matters. She
                             also has extensive experience in construction defect litigation, concentrating mainly on the
                             representation of subcontractors. Ms. Meyers expertise includes advising clients in all phases
                             of disputes, including preventative counseling and alternative dispute resolution procedures
                             such as mediation and arbitration hearings. She has litigation and jury trial experience in a
variety of practice areas, including real estate, landlord-tenant, employment, and personal injury including multi-
plaintiff product defect litigation. Ms. Meyers graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Ms. Meyers is admitted to practice law California, Oregon
and Nevada and currently practices in both California and Nevada.


                           Mark Milstein, Esq., Managing Partner
                           Milstein and Adelman LLP., Santa Monica, CA
                           Mr. Milstein is currently the Managing Partner of Milstein and Adelman LLP., a statewide
                           firm specializing in the handling of complex construction defect cases, class actions and
                           other types of multi-party complex cases including wrongful death, inverse condemnation,
                           insurance bad faith and general fraud litigation. Mr. Milstein attended the University of San
                           Diego School of Law from which he obtained his law degree in 1991. He was one of the
                           principal drafters of SB 800 and has been involved extensively in other legislative
                           activities, particularly in the area of construction defects, for the past several years. He has
                           been a Board Member of Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys
                           Association of Los Angeles.


                           Phyllis Modlin, Construction Defect Claims Supervisor
                           Markel, Walnut Creek, CA
                           Phyllis Modlin is a Construction Defect Claims Supervisor with Markel in Walnut Creek,
                           California where she manages construction defect claims on a nationwide basis. Ms. Modlin
                           received her B.A. degree from University of California at Santa Barbara and her J.D. degree
                           from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. For the past 19 years, she has
                           developed extensive experience in handling and managing construction claims under both
                           Commercial General Liability and Wrap policies with a focus on coverage, risk transfer,
                           liability and litigation management.




                                                                   2011 Science and Technology Fair

                                                               A part of the Exhibit Hall will be
                                                               dedicated to our second Science and
                                                               Technology Fair strictly dedicated to the
                                                               improvement of technologies for the
                                                               investigation of construction defect claims
                                                               and litigation
                                               Seminar Speakers

                           J. Kevin Moore, Esq., Partner
                           Clapp, Moroney, Bellagamba, Vucinich, Beeman & Scheley
                           Pleasanton, CA
                            J. Kevin Moore is a partner in Clapp, Moroney, Bellagamba, Vucinich, Beeman & Scheley’s
                            East Bay/Central Valley Office with over twenty years of experience representing clients in
                            construction and commercial litigation. His clients include developers, general contractors,
                            trade contractors, and construction material suppliers. He has significant experience in
                            litigating construction and construction defect matters and advising clients concerning risk
                            management, contract formation and negotiation, and insurance issues. He also represents a
                            variety of corporate clients in both litigation and transaction matters. Mr. Moore has
authored articles for legal publications on a variety of issues including alternative disputes resolution in construction
litigation. He has spoken before trade organizations concerning construction and litigation topics. Mr. Moore
graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a B.A. degree in Government and from the Wake Forest
University School of Law in 1986 with a J.D. degree. Mr. Moore is a member of the California State Bar and an
inactive member of the State Bar of Virginia.

                           John V. O’Meara,
                           Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP., Woodland Hills, CA
                           John O’Meara, an AV rated attorney licensed in California, Nevada and Colorado, is the
                           managing partner of Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O’Meara, LLP’s Los Angeles, California
                           office. Mr. O’Meara’s career as a civil litigator spans 21 years and has focused in the areas
                           of personal injury and property damage, primarily for defendants. In addition, Mr. O’Meara
                           is active in providing risk management advice to companies, and has broad based knowledge
                           of insurance policies and issues. Mr. O’Meara speaks nationally and internationally on
                           various topics to businesses, trade groups and the insurance industry. Mr. O'Meara has
                           consulted with self insureds, insurers and third party administrators on the issues of
                           compliance with the new Medicare Act requirements, and has chaired national seminars on
                           the subject in New Orleans and Los Angeles.

                           Joseph Oliva, Esq.
                           Oliva and Associates, ALC, San Diego, CA
                          For the last 25 years, Mr. Oliva has practiced law in the following areas: insurance coverage;
                          business/commercial complex litigation; partnership disputes; debtor/creditor law;
                          construction defect litigation and contract disputes. Mr. Oliva is currently licensed to
                          practice law in California, Nevada and Arizona and is admitted in the Federal district courts
                          in these areas. In addition, he has litigated insurance coverage matters in the states of
                          Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Utah. He has represented nationally recognized
                          Fortune 500 companies in litigation matters across the country. In addition to his overall
                          litigation experience, Mr. Oliva has significant expertise in insurance matters primarily
insurance coverage disputes, bad faith litigation and insurance broker malpractice. Because of his expertise in this area,
Mr. Oliva has been utilized as an expert witness on insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Oliva graduated Magna Cum
Laude in 1979 from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Mr. Oliva received his Juris Doctorate degree from
the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983.

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                                               Seminar Speakers

                           Kory L. Phillips, Esq.
                           Clapp, Moroeny, Bellagamba, Vucinich, Beeman & Scheley
                           Pleasanton, CA
                           Kory L. Phillips joined Clapp, Moroeny, Bellagamba, Vucinich, Beeman & Scheley in 2001
                           after serving as an associate for a San Jose litigation firm where he primarily handled the
                           defense of construction related actions, personal injury claim and employment disputes. Mr.
                           Phillips specializes in construction defect litigation, representing developers, general
                           contractors and trade contractors throughout California. As part of his practice, Mr. Phillips
                           focuses on the relationship of insurance to construction-related matters including obligations
                           to defend, tenders and indemnity issues. Mr. Phillips has extensive experience in handling
matters on behalf of developer, general contractors and trade contractors involving Civil Code section 895 et seq.
(SB800) claims. His experience has allowed his clients to successfully navigate the statutory requirements of
SB800, as well as, resolving claims in an efficient and effective matter while limiting or avoiding subsequent litigation.
Mr. Phillips received his B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Political Science from the University of
California, Riverside in 1994 and his J.D. in 1997 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.
Mr. Phillips is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California. Mr. Phillips is a member of the
California State Bar, the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Association of Defense Counsel.

                           Don Puls AIC, CPC
                           MC Consultants, Las Vegas, NV
                          Mr. Puls is a licensed General Contractor in California and Nevada. Don’s expertise
                          includes forensic investigations, document analysis, development of repair
                          recommendations, contract disputes, lien claims, personal injury claims, construction delay
                          analysis, evidence gathering and chain of custody protocols, constructive acceleration claims,
                          additional funds requests, mold investigation and causation determination. During Don’s
                          20+ years in the construction field he specialized in public works/commercial construction.
                          His construction experience includes bid preparation, contract negotiation, coordination of
legal issues with counsel, managing projects and project staff of all levels. He also managed scheduling, field
coordination, contract management resulting in the financial success of each project. Mr. Puls successfully completed
over $200 million dollars in new projects ranging from $2.0 to $40.0 million. Mr. Puls also holds the designation of
Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) from the American Institute of Contractors (AIC).

                           Debra R. Puebla, Esq., Founding Partner
                           Sinnott, Puebla, Campagne & Curet, APLC, Los Angeles, CA
                           Debra R. Puebla is a founding partner of the law firm of Sinnott, Puebla, Campagne & Curet.
                           Debbi earned a B.A. degree in 1982 from Cornell University. She received her J.D. from
                           Cornell in 1986. Debbi concentrates her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith
                           litigation. Debbi has authored a number of articles including “The Pollution Exclusion
                           Clause: It Says What it Means and Means What it Says,” Mealey's Litigation Reports
                           (October 2, 1990); “Emerging Coverage Issues In Construction” and “Ten Tips For A
                           Successful Mediation,” International Risk Management Institute (1998). Debbi’s speaking
                           engagements include ABA/Tort Insurance Practice Sessions; International Risk Management
                           Institute; Mealey’s and the Association of Southern California Defense counsel.

                           Brenda Radmacher, Esq., Managing Partner
                           Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, Phoenix, AZ and Glendale, CA
                          Ms. Radmacher is a partner of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, the managing partner
                          of the firm's Phoenix, Arizona office and has been practicing in California since 1996. She is
                          lead counsel in the firm's construction, real estate and environmental / toxic tort departments.
                          Ms. Radmacher specializes in representing land owners, lenders, builders and developers in
                          litigated and non-litigated matters. In addition to handling construction defect matters for
                          developers and general contractors, Ms. Radmacher handles foreclosure actions, works with
                          receivers and lenders, and assists clients with legal issues surrounding "fractured" projects.
                          Ms. Radmacher also is a trained mediator and serves as a court-appointed mediator for the
Los Angeles County Superior Court, is a past member of the California Bar Association Committee on Alternative
Dispute Resolution, and teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution at University of Southern California.
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           David R. Reeder, Esq.
                           Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP, San Diego, CA
                           David R. Reeder is an associate attorney in the San Diego office of Manning & Kass, Ellrod,
                           Ramirez, Trester LLP. Mr. Reeder graduated from Santa Clara University (BA) and Arizona
                           State University, College of Law (JD). While in law school, Mr. Reeder clerked for the
                           Honorable Paul E. Plunkett of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois,
                           Eastern Division and for the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Torts Division.
                           Mr. Reeder is a member of the firm's General Liability, Real Estate and Construction Defect
                           Teams. He has represented clients up to and through trial in a wide variety of matters ranging
                           from interference with economic relations and breach of contract issues to complex
construction defect and personal injury cases. He is admitted to practice before all courts in Arizona and California. He
is a member of the Arizona State Bar, San Diego County Bar Association and the William B. Enright American Inn of
Court. Mr. Reeder is fluent in French and is an avid outdoor enthusiast

                           Alexander Robertson, IV, Esq.
                           Robertson and Associates, Westlake Village, CA
                            Alexander Robertson, IV is the senior partner of Robertson & Associates, with offices in Los
                            Angeles, Las Vegas and Albuquerque. The firm specializes in construction defect,
                            commercial construction claims, mold and class action litigation. Mr. Robertson holds an AV
                            rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to the practice in California, Nevada, Texas
                            and Colorado, and is admitted pro hac vice in Florida and Illinois. Alex has served as a
                            construction industry arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association since 1997 and in
2004 began successfully mediating construction defect and real estate disputes in California and Nevada. Prior to
becoming an attorney, Mr. Robertson had extensive experience in the construction industry in both field and
management positions with a large heavy engineering contractor. He has focused his practice on construction defect
litigation over the past 24 years for both defendants and plaintiffs. A noted lecturer, Alex has lectured to national and
local consumer organizations, bar associations, and has been an instructor at CJER and AEI-Brookings Judicial
Symposium on Construction Defect Litigation. He has been a lecturer and author for The Rutter Group on construction
defect litigation and was a co-author of the Manual on Multi-Party Construction Defect Litigation prepared for the Los
Angeles Superior Court in 1996. Mr. Robertson is also a past member of the Board of Governors for the Consumer
Attorneys of California. During the past ten years, Alex has handled hundreds of high profile mold cases, including
those for Ed McMahon, Erin Brockovich, Ted Nugent, and other celebrities, professional athletes and public figures.
Many of his cases have been featured in local and national media, including CBS News "48 Hours" (twice), CBS News
"Early Show", ABC News "Prime Time Live", NBC News "Today Show", New York Times Sunday Magazine, The
Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal and Forbes Magazine. Mr. Robertson is a member of the Global Alliance for
Hospitality Attorneys (GAHA) and has represented numerous resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as public entities
involving construction and mold claims. Alex has co-chaired 10 national mold and construction defect litigation
conferences for Mealey’s Publications, and routinely participates as a commentator in Mealey’s Mold Litigation Report
and HarrisMartin Publications’ Column-Mold Reporter.

                           Hon. Justice Nancy M. Saitta
                           Nevada Supreme Court, Carson City, NV
                            Justice Saitta currently sits on the Nevada Supreme Court after a very successful career in the
                            Eighth Judicial District Court where she was the chairman of the Complex Litigation
                            Division of the Court. Prior to her judicial appointment, she was a Senior Deputy Attorney
                            General where she served as the Children=s Advocate for the State of Nevada. Judge Saitta
                            began her legal career in 1984 in Detroit, Michigan. She taught at Wayne State University in
                            the Criminal Justice Department and at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. Justice
                            Saitta has also been an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange Arbitration Panel.
Justice Saitta retains membership in several local national children=s advocacy organizations and was appointed by the
governor to the Nevada State Juvenile Justice Commission in 1996. She developed the Complex Litigation Division of
the Eighth Judicial District Court, which was recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as Program
of the Year (2003). Her other awards and honors include: the AFor the Children@ award presented by the Office of the
Attorney General in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Nevada=s children and the District Attorney
Outstanding Service Award, and the Child Advocate of the year (2001). Justice Saitta earned her Bachelor of Science
Degree, Magna Cum Laude in 1983 from Wayne State University where she completed her Juris Doctor in 1986.
Justice Saitta was named one of the top 500 judges in the US by Lawdragon.
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           Todd Schweitzer, Assistant Vice President, Director of Major Case for
                           Construction & Defect Claim Services, Zurich North America, San
                           Diego, CA
                           Todd Schweitzer is an Assistant Vice President of Major Case for Construction & Defect
                           Claim Services at Zurich North America. He joined Zurich in July 2008 and possesses over
                           22 years of property and casualty claim experience. Prior to joining Zurich, he worked for
                           Travelers for nineteen years serving in multiple managerial and technical capacities
                           including manager of the Construction Defect (CD) Major Case Unit, CD MCU Director,
                           Litigation Manager, CD Unit Manager and National Account Supervisor. He received his
                           B.A. in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Western Connecticut State University and
                           the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1995. At the 2009WCC
                           Seminar, he received the Larry Syhre Commitment to Service Award and he is currently the
                           Treasurer of the Construction Defect Claim Managers Association.

                           Neil Selman, Esq., Founding Partner
                           Selman Breitman LLP, CA and NV
                          Neil Selman is the founding partner of Selman Breitman LLP, a law firm with offices in
                          California and Nevada. An honors graduate from the University of Southern California and
                          the USC School of Law, he has been a member of the bar since 1974. Mr. Selman focuses on
                          insurance-related matters, including the representation of insurers in coverage/extra-
                          contractual matters, with an emphasis in the first and third-party property/casualty area,
                          construction, environmental and entertainment industry issues, and professional liability
                          coverages. He has represented clients in California Department of Insurance matters and has
authored and provided advice regarding policy forms and endorsements. He has represented clients in the trial courts,
Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and appellate courts in other States. For the past eight years,
Mr. Selman has been selected to teach insurance issues at the California State Bar Annual Meeting. Mr. Selman also
defends insureds and other litigants in all types of cases, including toxic substance litigation, and served as regional and
national coordinating counsel for various defendants. He has published numerous articles and both conducts and speaks
at a wide range of seminars on insurance and litigation issues.

                           Craig A. Tomlinson, Severity Manager of Major Case for Construction
                           Claims, Travelers Indemnity Company, Las Vegas, NV
                           Craig Tomlinson is a Severity Manager of construction defect claims at Travelers Indemnity
                           Company and provides oversight management for several regions nationwide. He joined
                           Travelers in November of 2010 and possesses over 22 years of property and casualty claim
                           experience. Prior to joining Travelers, he worked as a Team Manager for Zurich North
                           America for almost five years, and prior to that he worked for State Farm Insurance
                           Companies in various technical capacities for over 17 years. Craig received his B.S.B.A. in
                           Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988.

                           John J. Thompson, Vice President, Branch Claims Manager
                           HDI-Gerling America Insurance Company, Glendale, CA
                            John J. Thompson, a California native, began his insurance career in 1982 with AIG,
                            followed by 13 years with CIGNA Property and Casualty. John joined Gerling America
                            Insurance Company in 1999 and in 2007 the company merged with "Haftpflichtverband der
                            Deutschen Industrie" and is now HDI-Gerling America Insurance Company, with US
                            headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. HDI-Gerling provides insurance solutions for medium to
                            large commercial and industrial clients with complex risks around the world. Mr. Thompson
                            is currently a Vice President and is the Branch Claims Manager in the Glendale, California
                            office. Mr. Thompson supervises construction defect, product liability, general liability toxic
tort, mold bodily injury, and property damage claims, in all of the states. As past President of the Construction Defect
Claims Managers Association (2004–2007), Mr. Thompson was instrumental in fostering carrier cooperation and
knowledge, which is paramount to successfully handling construction defect claims. Mr. Thompson was a past
recipient of the Larry Syhre Award. Mr. Thompson has also been invited to speak at numerous seminars on a variety
of topics including construction defects. In his free time, Mr. Thompson is a avid Los Angeles Laker and Dodger fan.
                                                Seminar Speakers

                           Barry Vaughan, Esq.
                           Kasdan, Simonds, Weber & Vaughan, LLP, Irvine, CA
                           Barry Vaughan is a partner in the law firm of Kasdan, Simonds, Riley & Vaughan LLP and
                           practices out of its home office in Irvine, California. A graduate of the University of
                           Chicago Law School, Mr. Vaughan has been practicing law in various state and federal
                           courts in Colorado and California since 1981. He has a broad background in a wide variety
                           of various kinds of civil litigation, ranging from western water rights through civil RICO to
                           motion picture finance and Superfund, to name a few. In the construction defect arena, he
                           has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in southern California for well over a decade
                           and is a familiar face in both the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal in construction defect
                           cases.

                           Scott Vivian, Principal
                           PCMI, Corona, CA
                           For over 40 years Mr. Vivian has worked in the construction industry. Starting out in 1969
                           as an apprentice in Carpenter's Union in Redondo Beach, California to being recognized as
                           Inc500's 169th fastest growing company in 1995 and 150th in 1996 and recognized in Ernst
                           & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Program in 1996 and Recognized in Risk & Insurance
                           Magazine in 2008 as Risk Innovator, Mr. Vivian brings to the mediation Valuable experience
                           in business, contracting, insurance and litigation. Mr. Vivian is currently licensed as a
                           General Contractor in California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Holds certifications
                           under the International Code Council (ICC) as a Certified Building Inspector with
                           Residential Certification and with the American Architectural Manufacturing Association
                           (AAMA) as a Certified Fenestration Professional

                           David D. Wald, President
                           Wald Realty Advisors, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
                            David Wald is the President of Wald Realty Advisors, Inc., which he founded in 1990. Since
                            that time, the firm has gone on to complete assignments for more than 200 clients, including
                            more than 65 lenders. The Firm’s experience encompasses most property types including
                            office buildings, condominiums, tract homes, apartments, industrial, retail, senior care, hotel,
                            motel, recreational facilities and historic properties along with highly specialized niche
                            properties such as golf courses, public schools, oil and gas fields, gas stations, car washes,
                            marina and marine industrial facilities, ranch land and mixed-use specialty entertainment
                            retail. Mr. Wald is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Receiver’s Forum
(LA/OC Chapter); a licensed California real estate broker; a licensed California general contractor; a Certified Shopping
Center Manager (CSM) as designated by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); has been a speaker at
the USC Crocker Symposium, ICSC, the California Receiver’s Forum and various distressed asset conferences; has
written published articles on various aspects of the real estate industry and writes the commercial real estate blog, As We
See It. Mr. Wald has taught programs for law firms on receivership and related workout and OREO issues. He has been
a faculty member at three California Receiver’s Forum Loyola Receivership Law and Practice Seminars on the subjects
of Construction Development Projects, Mechanics Liens, HOA Matters and Unique Insurance Issues; Completion and
Sale of Housing Projects in Receivership; and Operational Issues in Receivership. Mr. Wald has also been a speaker on
two California Bankers Association webinars on the completion and sale of residential subdivisions in receivership. Mr.
Wald has been appointed receiver for the Superior Courts of Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Barbara
County, Ventura County, San Luis Obispo County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Imperial County, San
Diego County, Monterey County and Santa Clara County, as well as the United States District Court Los Angeles
Division; and has acted as a rents, issues and profits receiver, an equity receiver and as a referee.



                                    Join your colleagues after the seminar
                        The Construction Defect Community
                       Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
                                 Friday, May 13th, 2011
                                               Details on Page 34 and 35
                    Seminar Speakers

Bruce Wick, Director of Risk Management
CALPASC, Redlands, CA
With over 25 years of risk management experience, Bruce Wick is an industry leader and
educator on issues critical to the construction industry. His expertise in the areas of workers’
compensation, Cal/OSHA, construction defect, general liability and workplace safety make
him a frequently sought presenter throughout California. His most recent seminars cover
topics such as SB 800, Cal/OSHA and safety programs as well as claims handling for general
liability and workers’ compensation. Mr. Wick currently serves as Director of Risk
Management for the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
(CALPASC), an association of 500 specialty contractors and suppliers for the construction
industry in California. Additionally, he sits on several Cal/OSHA advisory committees and
has been instrumental in the area of improved protection against falls on construction sites.

Wendy L. Wilcox, Esq.
Jampol Zimet Skane & Wilcox LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Wendy L. Wilcox earned her B.A. (1993) in Sociology, with honors, from the University of
California, Los Angeles. Wendy focuses her attention in the areas of products, premises and
professional liability, construction defect and insurance coverage litigation. She has written
numerous articles concerning insurance coverage, construction defect, litigation, arbitration,
expert witnesses, and has presented this material at seminars. Wendy has also represented
several defendants in published California Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. Wendy
is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Professional Liability Underwriters
Society and Defense Research Institute. She is admitted in all courts in California, both state
and federal. Wendy is also admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Steven C. Wright, President
S.C. Wright Construction, Inc., San Diego, CA
Steve Wright is the President of S.C. Wright Construction, Inc. established in 1987. S.C.
Wright Construction Inc. is a forensic construction firm that provides a comprehensive array
of consulting and expert witness services as well as performing repair, restoration,
reconstruction and construction work. Mr. Wright has the distinction of providing trial
testimony on more than 28 occasions in multiple states, helping to defend general
contractors, developers, subcontractors and owners. He began his construction career as a
carpenter and has over 35 years of experience in all phases and types of construction and
development. He has acted as a neutral expert and building referee on many occasions and
holds numerous industry certifications. Mr. Wright is a frequent speaker and panelist on a
wide range of construction topics to diverse groups including the Nevada State Bar, The
American Society of Civil Engineers, insurance and legal firms, and national builders. He
regularly provides expert analysis in SB-800 and NRS40 claims as well as serving as the
repair contractor. Mr. Wright grew up and attended school in California’s San Joaquin
Valley and currently resides with his wife of 20 years in the San Diego, CA area. Mr. Wright
is a two time nominee of the industry's West Coast Casualty Jerrold S. Oliver Award of
Excellence.




                                                       Don’t forget to vote for
                                                         a “Ollie” nominee

                                                               Details on page 32
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                                           West Coast Casualty’s
                                        Construction Defect Seminar




                    A part of the Exhibit Hall will be dedicated to our second
              Science and Technology Fair strictly dedicated to the improvement of
           technologies for the investigation of construction defect claims and litigation




                                                                                              Photos from our 2010 seminar




West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar Science and Technology Fair for 2011 is dedicated to the
work or studies that implement a process, application, theory, device, procedure, model, system or technology
which benefits the construction and/or construction defect community as a whole and is not commonly available
today. The ultimate goal of the fair is to stimulate interest in science and technology while simultaneously
promoting the development of technological problem solving and decision making as they relate to resolving
ongoing construction and post construction defect related issues while reducing cost for all those involved in
these claims and litigation. Projects that fall into this category will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall throughout
West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar. This project is an ongoing partnership between West Coast
Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar series and members of the community with the ability to deliver new
technologies leading to the improvement of the way these complicated multi-party cases are resolved.
Information on participation in our 2011 Science and Technology Fair can be obtained from David Stern, Chairperson, West Coast
Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2011- davestern@westcoastcasualty.com or tel. 818 735 3595 extension 112
General Liability Insurance Coverage – Key Issues In Every State




                                                                                A
                                                                             $125.00
                                                                              Value




                                                           West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect
                                                           Seminar for 2011 is extremely proud to
                                                           provide a complementary copy of this book
                                                           to each of its attendees as we value its
                                                           contents and support the author’s desire to
                                                           provide extensive education in the never-
                                                           ending insurance coverage issues which
                                                           face us all across the country

Randy Maniloff, Esq., a regular contributor to West Coast Casualty’s e-mail newsletter, For Immediate
Release, co-authored this book, General Liability Insurance Coverage which is designed to give those
involved in the claims process ready access to the law of all 50 states on the most important liability
insurance issues to quickly learn and assess state law relevant to coverage disputes.

Insurance coverage disputes raise issues in which laws and outcomes regularly vary from state to state.
Whether a claim is covered can depend a great deal on whether the case arises on one side of the street or
another. It is imperative that insurance claims professionals, lawyers, brokers, risk managers, risk
consultants, regulators and judges have adequate access to comparative state-law research.

Randy has an extensive background and experience in insurance coverage law and provides this easy-to-read
resource for all those involved in the insurance claims process through Oxford Press. Referenced below is a
link to the Oxford page which further details the books features and reviews;

    http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Law/?view=usa&ci=9780195381511#Description

Each attendee at our 2011 seminar will receive a copy of this book, a $125.00 value
                                       The Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence



Hon. Jerrold S. Oliver (1934 - 1996)


Each year, West Coast Casualty’s Annual Construction Defect Seminar recognizes an individual who is
outstanding or has contributed to the betterment of the construction defect community. This person is
recognized at the seminar and receives a plaque citing his or her achievement. This award has been named
after the late Judge Jerrold S. Oliver who was truly a “ founding father ” in the alternate resolution process in
construction defect claims and litigation. His loyalty and commitment to this community were beyond mere
words. The award, affectionately referred to as the “Ollie” is presented each year at our seminar to someone
who has invoked the same spirit of commitment, loyalty and trust for the betterment of the entire
construction defect community. This year, we asked 6,000 members of the construction defect community to
nominate someone whom they believed to be deserving of this award and the top nominees are:




  Linda Pretzel                 Hon. Jonathan Cannon      (ret)   George Calkins, Esq.              Lee Wright
 Claims Analyst                         Mediator - Jams               Mediator - Jams             Claims Manager
American Safety Ins. Co                                                                          Harleysville Ins. Co

  Please take a moment of your busy day to help us select who is deserving of this year’s “Ollie”

I would like to vote for: _________________________________________________________________

Reason: ______________________________________________________________________________

Your Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Of:______________________________________ Telephone Number: (                       ) ______________________


      You can vote regardless of whether or not you are coming to the seminar
              Please return by April 15, 2011 by mail, fax or e-mail to:

                                      West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.
                           5743 Corsa Avenue # 205, Westlake Village, CA 91362
                Tel. 818 735 3595 - Fax. 818 735 3596 - E-mail: claims@westcoastcasualty.com
           Along with the recognition of the award is a donation in the winner’s name to Habitat for Humanity
                                               West Coast Casualty’s
                                            Construction Defect Seminar

                          The Legend of an Era Award




       “Legend” - One that inspires or achieves legendary fame based upon ones own achievement(s) which
       promises to be enduring.
       “Era” - A fixed point of time from which a series of years is reckoned and an order of things prevail.
       The Legend of an Era Award is the newest in the series of awards created to recognize those in the
       construction defect community who inspire, contribute, advocate and influence others for the benefit and
       betterment of this community, making it a better place. Candidates for this award will be chosen by those
       who sit on West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar’s Speakers and Topics Committee for that
       year’s event.
       Along with the recognition of the Legend of an Era award is a donation in the winner’s name to the 2011
       designated charity of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar. This year the 2011 designated
       charity of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar is the Construction Defect Community
       Charitable Foundation.




                                  www.cdcommunitycharitablefoundation.org


                     The Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation
                                        Board of Directors
David Stern, RPA, West Coast Casualty Service, Inc., Stephen Henning, Esq., Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman LLP, Dan
Ducommun, President and CEO, MC Consultants Inc., Kenneth Kasdan, Esq., Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vauhan LLP, Ross
Hart, Esq., AMCC, Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center, Thomas Bohl, Esq., Bohl, Nixon & Schoneman, Sheryl
Leichenger, Esq., Selman Breitman, LLP and Lisa Unger, Markel
       The Construction Defect Community
      Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
                            Friday May 13, 2011
            The Strawberry Farm Golf Course, Irvine, California




                                                      Photo courtesy of Strawberry Farm Golf Course, Irvine, California



The Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation (“CDCCF”) has been established by the members of the
construction defect community to provide financial assistance for active members of the construction defect community
who have uninsured expenses because of a disability, sickness, and/or the death of a community member or their
immediate family member. At a time when our economy continues to struggle, health insurance costs continue to rise
and future healthcare benefits remain an uncertainty, the timing of the establishment of this foundation for the members
of this community could not come at a better time. As of the time of the printing of this invitation, contributions
continue to come in to the CDCCF and benefits are starting to be paid out to active members of this community further
establishing the need for this foundation by this community.

This event will be about having a great day out with all the members that make up this community, while helping a
worthwhile cause for the members of this community.

The Strawberry Farms Golf Course will serve as the host location for this first class golf outing. Lunch, dinner, great
prizes and a silent auction will round out the day’s events.

Teams will be formed for individuals who want to play and this will be a four-person scramble format.

In order to make this a truly great event, we are looking for a large number of businesses and individuals to support this
event through sponsorships.

Volunteers are needed to serve on a Golf Tournament Committee as well as to assist on the day of the tournament with
registration, pass out of give-aways, organizing the golfers, etc.

Sponsorships are a vital part of this tournament. Without the generosity of sponsors we would not be able to provide the
level of assistance that we hope to achieve. Sponsorship options are available in the following categories: food and
beverage, transportation, contests, team prizes, hole and golf cart, photography, as well as welcome and specialty gifts.

        If you'd like to contribute, sponsor a table, or a hole, please call
    Dave Stern at 818 735 3595 Ext. 112 or davestern@westcoastcasualty.com
                                                  West Coast Casualty’s
                                                Construction Defect Seminar
                                                    is proud to lend its support to
Initial Sponsoring Organizations
                                    The Construction Defect Community
                                   Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
                                                     Friday, May 13th, 2011
                                               Shotgun Scramble Tee-Off at 2:00 PM
                                                 (following the conclusion of the Seminar)

                                         Strawberry Farms Golf Course
                                           11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine, CA 92612
                                           (approximately 20 minutes from the Disneyland Resort)

                                         Driving Range Warm-up - 18 holes of Championship Golf
                                                        On-Course Contests

                                                    Shop at the Silent Auction,
                                                  Win something in the Raffle, and
                                                  Enjoy the great Awards Dinner
                                         Golfer & various Sponsor Packages are available
                                            $250.00 per Golfer / $950.00 per Foursome
                                        Non-Golfers can also participate in this fundraiser:
                                        Attend the Awards Dinner, shop the Silent Auction,
                                                       or be a volunteer!
                                         For Sponsorships, Prize Contributions, Volunteers,
                                              and Dinner Registration, please contact:
                                                           Dave Stern at
                                      Phone: (818) 735–3595, Ext. 112 - Fax: (818) 735-3596
                                                   davestern@westcoastcasualty.com

                                                 Initial Sponsoring Organizations (cont’d)




                                                                  Construction Defect
                                                                   Claim Manager
                                                                     Association


                                     Transportation to and from the golf course to the
                                           Disneyland Hotel will be provided
                                                                                   13th Anniversary
                                                                                     Celebration
          Proudly Gives its Support to:

                                                                    Buy a Banner . . . .
                                                                         Support a Charity . . . .
                                                                                 Lift a Life . . . .
                   West Coast Casualty’s
                                                                   As in the past 12 West Coast Casualty
                                                                   Construction Defect Seminars, those wishing
                                                                   to receive recognition for the support of West
                                                                   Coast Casualty’s Charity Program may
                                                                   purchase a banner to hang in the halls of the
                    Construction Defect                            seminar event. The banner will acknowledge
                             Seminar                               the name of the sponsor as well as the charity
                                                                   itself. The “Buy a Banner, Support a Charity”
               May 12th and 13th 2011                              program is tax deductible(*) and sponsors of
             The Disneyland Resort Hotel
             Anaheim, California, U.S.A.                           this program will be recognized in the seminar
                                                                   handout.
             (Artist rendering for a Buy A Banner, banner)

       No matter who you donate the banner to or who it is named for, the results are that the proceeds will
       go to a worthy cause in the name of someone you knew or someone who touched your heart.
       Please contact me to participate in this worthwhile cause. I’ll always be available to take your calls,
       answer any questions and offer any assistance.
                                                        Coral Stern, President
                                                  West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.
                                       5743 Corsa Avenue # 205, Westlake Village, CA 91362
                                           Tel. 818 735 3595, Ext 108 - Fax. 818 735 3596
                                                 coralstern@westcoastcasualty.com
West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect program, “Buy A Banner, Support A Charity” sponsorship program
has helped over a 100 charitable organizations which proudly include, but are not limited to: The City of Hope,
Los Angeles Firefighters’ Widows and Orphans Fund, Interval House Crisis Centers for Battered Women and
Children of Long Beach, Shriners’ Hospital, The Los Angeles Mission, Disabled American Veterans of Orange
County, The American Parkinson’s Association, Blind Children’s Learning Center of Santa Ana, AIDS Walk Los
Angeles, Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, Girl Scouts USA, USO, Smile Train, American Cancer Society, St
Vincent De Paul Villages, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Pediatric
Cancer Research Foundation, UNICEF, Alameda County Community Food Bank, CASA Foundation, 999 for
Kids, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Olive Crest Children’s Home, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kindness,
Inc. and Habitat for Humanity.
(*) In order to receive tax deductible status, you should check with the charity and your financial planner to determine if you are eligible to take a
tax deductible contribution in accordance with the tax law as established under the Internal Revenue Service Code and/or your state tax bureau.

       Banner order due by April 15, 2011 to guarantee placement in the seminar handout
           Who should attend?
              West Coast Casualty’s




      Construction Defect Seminar
        May 12th and 13th , 2011
                    If you are a . . . .
Claims Manager, Expert, Owner/Developer, Managing General
Agent, Defense Counsel, Independent Retail Agent and Broker,
Homeowner, Specialty Trade Subcontractor, Property Manager,
Self Insurer, Judge, Owner Controlled Insurance Program
Manager, Mediator, Arbitrator, Risk Retention Manager, Claims
Adjuster, Property Appraiser, General Contractor, Consultant,
Claims Supervisor, Actuary, Administrator of Insurance
Programs, Homeowner Board of Directors, Design Professional,
Underwriter or anyone involved in construction, construction
defect and insurance. . .


           Then this event is for you!
  IML Introduced at West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect
              Seminar in 2010 continues in 2011
                 As Technology Continues to Improve,
           West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminars
  Will be There To Bring it to You to Enhance Your Seminar Experience




As innovators, we look for procedures and ideas to make our events more visually exciting and
more interactive for the attendee as well as advancing our technology for both attendees and our
speakers.

As a part of that commitment, in 2010 we worked with IML Audience Response Systems (ARS)
and used an interactive device for questions and answers to and from our speakers, giving the
audience some interaction with the speakers and each other. We’ll do that again in 2011 with new
and improved technology.

Our speakers had the opportunity to use these devices to collect useful and applicable data at
our event, in real time, for educational purposes or a speaker may consider it for use as part of their
presentation to get the audience "involved" as well as for feedback purposes.

Additionally, it is often difficult for the speaker and the balance of the audience to hear a question
being asked. As all of these devices are interactive with the speakers and each other, that problem
will be eliminated.




               Please note that the use of the IML device at presentations by speakers
                                  and/or attendees is not mandatory.
           IML Audience Response Systems (ARS)



Every Attendee Gets a Device and
the Instruction how to Use Them




Use of the Device is
Optional and Anonymous




User Friendly




Fun to become a part of the Seminar
                                       West Coast Casualty’s
                                  Construction Defect Seminar
                                 has selected the world renowned

                                Disneyland Hotel
                             to be our seminar site and official hotel




           Attendees requiring overnight accommodations may take advantage of
                        West Coast Casualty’s special seminar rates of:

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa                                  $239.00 per night
Disneyland Hotel®                                                       $189.00 per night
Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel                                           $179.00 per night
                            (Standard Room Single-Quad occupancy rates apply)

                 Reserve rooms on-line right now by clicking below
                    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WCCS2011
              (Special rates effective May 10, 2011 through May 15, 2011)
                  Seminar attendees should make hotel reservations directly
         with the Disneyland Hotel by calling the group reservation department at
                                     Tel. (714) 520 5005
                                                   or
                                         Fax. (714) 520 6011
                       E-Mail: dl.travel.group.reservation @disney.com
              A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the seminar
and the cut off date for this special rate is April 15, 2011 unless the block of room is sold out
                 prior to that time so please make your reservations early ! ! !
        Group Room Rates are subject to applicable State and local City of Anaheim occupancy taxes
  Coming for the education ? Stay for the fun ! ! !
      (or bring the kids down after the seminar and save a few dollars also)




      Listed below is our new link just for West Coast Casualty attendees.
You can use this link to order Disney tickets ahead of time at the Convention Rate.
 Below is the link for the West Coast Casualty Service CD Seminar Ticket Store:
             http://www.disneyconventionear.com/GDWE11A
 Tickets are valid from May 7 to May 20, 2011 - Ticket Store closes at 9pm PST on 5/9/11
On behalf of your seminar host West Coast Casualty Service, Inc, welcome to
Southern California, Orange County and the City of Anaheim.

After your seminar experience, take in the magic that is Southern California and if
you show your West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar Badge, you’ll save
on a whole host of Restaurants, Attractions, Retail Establishments, Sports/Recreation,
the Theater and the Arts and on Transportation needs throughout Orange County.

Promotional offers and discounts are exclusively available to you and are always
being upgraded, so click the link below before your trip or during your visit to
Anaheim and Orange County. Show your event badge and save at participating
merchants.

          http://www.anaheimoc.org/Articles/Archive/Webpage101452.asp

 While attending West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar for 2011, don’t
             forget to pick up a map of the local area which leads you
                           to more attractions and savings
                                      West Coast Casualty’s
                                  Construction Defect Seminar
                               Air Travel Requirements Provided by
                                   Frosch Classic Travel
Frosch Classic Travel has been selected as the official travel agency for West Coast Casualty’s
Construction Defect Seminar for May 2011. Frosch is a full service travel organization headquartered in
Woodland Hills, California. Our large single location allows us to offer all the sophisticated services
available to this industry, while maintaining attention to the smallest detail. We excel at providing quality
service and quality control. Frosch has earned the respect of our suppliers. Our strong presence in the
airline industry has given us the relationships and strong negotiating power necessary to guarantee the lowest
possible rates for our clients.

Please complete the form below, fax and/or mail to Frosch at (818) 346-1492. You may also call Liz Kramer
at 818-936-2000 or email your request to Liz.Kramer@Frosch.com

                          Full Name(s)                 as it appears on your Driver’s License

1.                                                   2.
_________________________________                    _________________________________

3.                                                   4.
_________________________________                    _________________________________

Home Address: (Billing address)
Company Name:_______________________________________________________
Street:________________________________________________________________
City:______________________________________ State__________ Zip__________
                                  Preferred Travel Itinerary:
Departing from _________________________ On May ________, 2011
(Major airport)
Departure time: ____________
                        (Approximate)
Preferred Airline Carrier: American                     Southwest                               United
Return travel date on May ___________, 2011              Departure time: _____________
                                                                                                  (Approximate)
Seating Preference:       Aisle         Window       Center      Comments:_______________
Frequent Flyer Information: Carrier:________ Number:____________________

         We have great Pre and Post Vacation options for you to take advantage of.
                        Please include your preferred dates above.
Form of Payment:

! Check Enclosed

! Charge the above flight itinerary to my credit card

Credit Card Information: ! Visa ! MasterCard ! American Express ! Discover
Credit Card #___________________________________Exp. Date: _______________
Cardholder’s Full Name (please print)________________________________________
Signature: ______________________________________________________________
                   A Sampling of West Coast Casualty’s
                 Construction Defect Seminars Exhibitors
                Visit them at our event for face-to-face time
                      and you can visit them right now!
Advise and Consult, Inc. • http://www.expertwitnessinconstruction.com
AMCC • http://www.amccenter.com
American Geotechnical • http://www.amgt.com
Bert Howe and Associates • http://www.berthowe.com
BTI Appraisal • http://www.btiappraisal.com
Buckles and Associates • http://www.bucklesassociates.com
Case Anywhere LLC • http://www.caseanywhere.com
Construction Defect Claim Manager Association • http://www.cdcma.us
Ceramic Tile & Stone • http://www.ctasc.com
Esquire Solutions • http://www.esquiresolutions.com
Exponent • http://www.exponent.com
Forensis Group, Inc. • http://www.forensisgroup.com
Guardian Group • http://www.guardiangroup.com
Hutchings Court Reporters • http://www.hutchings.com
JAMS • http://www.jamsadr.com
KPA Associates • http://www.kpaa.com
MC Consultants • http://www.mcconsultants.com
Madsen Kneppers and Associates • http://www.mkainc.com
The NationWide Contractors' Alliance (NWCA) • http://www.nwcalliance.com
Pacific Property Consultants • http://www.ppcexpert.com
Pete Fowler Construction Services • http://www.petefowler.com
Pro/Consul Experts • http://www.expertinfo.com
Rimkus Consulting Group • http://www.rimkus.com
Roel Construction • http://www.roel.com
S.C. Wright Construction • http://www.scwright.com
Xpera Group • http://www.xperagroup.com
                                       West Coast Casualty’s
                              Construction Defect Seminar
       An Important Special Announcement for those seeking CPE credits
     From the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
For those seeking CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
(NASBA), please note the following:

It remains our goal that the following learning objective be met as a result of the presentation of this
seminar:

                At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to put to practical use
                the study materials combined with the verbal issues demonstrated by the speakers
                and/or presenters regarding Management Advisory Services, Business Management
                and Organization and Regulatory Ethics.

                Distinguish through practical application, the use of actual financial method versus
                the use of actuarial method and how it impacts risk management.
                The ability to recognize the application of risk management and how it relates to
                your client’s particular branding of business.
                The ability to realize the proper use of self insured retentions and what financial
                exposure will result versus the traditional role of insurance

Prerequisites: For courses identified with an (*) the following prerequisites must be met:
                _________________________N/A______________________________

    Advanced preparation; for all advance preparation regarding those identified with an
                   (*) above, please visit www.westcoastcasualty.com

    This program has been designed to be an Intermediate Level/Update/Overview course
                   offering and its delivery method will be Group Live

                  You may earn up to 10.5 CPE Credits for attending this seminar

West Coast Casualty Service, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of
Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE
Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE
credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE
Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

A full refund will be provided to those who request same up to fifteen (15) days prior to the first day of the
seminar. There will be no refunds within fifteen (15) days of the first day of the seminar and for more
information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 1-
818-735-3595 or by e-mail cdseminar@westcoastcasualty.com

                   National Registry of CPE Sponsor identification number: 108987
                                               MCLE Credits
West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar has applied for MCLE credits from 16 State Bars.
Some level of approval is expected from each individual state bar which will include ethics credits


                                            CPCU and RPA CE
West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar has applied for CE credits from the Society of CPCU
and the Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA) program. Some level of approval is expected from the
CPCU and RPA.


                        Insurance Department Continuing Education Credits (CE)
West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar has applied for continuing education credits from 40
different State Insurance Departments requiring continuing education for adjusters, agents and brokers and
we are awaiting approval (Various state insurance departments require us to inform all interested parties that
an application for CE credits does not guarantee approval which is subject to the various insurance
departments rules, guidelines and regulations). However, in all past events some level of approval has been
received.


                                                  Refunds
A full refund will be provided to those who request same up to fifteen (15) days prior to the first day of the
seminar. There will be no refunds within fifteen (15) days of the first day of the seminar.


                                           Handicap Accessibility
West Coast Casualty encourages and seeks participation from all members of the physically challenged
community. In that regard, West Coast Casualty will only agree to hold its events at sites and locations
that meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Title 21 of the California Administrative Code. Please contact West Coast Casualty for any special needs
or requirements.


                                                Cancellation
West Coast Casualty assumes no liability in the event a speaker is unable to attend and reserves the right
to replace any speaker at West Coast Casualty’s sole discretion.




West Coast Casualty Service certifies that this activity conforms to the minimum
standards for approved educational activities prescribed by those states and
organizations from which West Coast Casualty seeks continuing education
accreditation

     A statement of our educational course objectives and all approved
      continuing education approvals can be found on the Internet at
         http://www.westcoastcasualty.com/dyncat.cfm?catid=3470
                   SEMINAR RE G I S T R A T I O N                                     FORM

Name(s): _____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Company / Firm / Organization : ___________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

City:___________________State:__________ Country: ______________ Post/Zip Code: _____________

Your Phone No (           ) __________________________ Your Fax No. (                     ) ___________________
Your E-Mail Address: _________________________@ _________________________________ ._____

 _____ Individual Registration(s) $499.00 Per Person                        or
                                                     $449.00 Per Person if registered by April         15, 2011
 _____ Table Registration(s) $4990.00 Per Table                             or
                                                     $4490.00 Per Table if registered by April         15, 2011
     (Table registration is for 10 individual guests and sponsor gets its name on reserved table at lunch)
                      Please attach a list for table registration with the name of each guest
                                 and his/her organization to this registration form
By Mail _____ Check Enclosed (Please make check payable to West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.)
By Fax ______ (Fax a copy of this form to 818 735 3596) with Credit Card information below
Name on Card ______________________________________________________________
Billing Address_________________________________________________________________________
Visa/MC/American Exp Acct.#_____________________________________________________________
CCV Code (See back of card) ____________________                        Expiration Date: _____/_______/______

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________

      Save Time ! ! Register On-Line ! ! Click Here:
      http://www.westcoastcasualty.com/eventregistration.cfm?ID=857
         REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY FULL PAYMENT
                           Friday, May 6, 2011, will be the last day to pre-register,
                     otherwise registration will be conducted on site, space permitting.
                        Please return this registration form by mail, fax or e-mail to:

                              West Coast Casualty Service Inc.
                    5743 Corsa Avenue # 205, Westlake Village, CA 91362
                           Tel. 818 735 3595 - Fax. 818 735 3596
                         E-mail: cdseminar@westcoastcasualty.com
 All reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis - This form may be duplicated for additional reservations
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               Construction Defect Seminar Material is Enclosed

                            Your Nomination Counts ! ! !
                                  (See Details Inside)


               We’re looking forward to seeing you in Anaheim
                         on May 12th and 13th, 2011




                                                                   FIRST CLASS
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                                                                CANOGA PARK, CA

        5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite 205                                Permit # 394

         Westlake Village, CA 91362




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