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Insurance Defense and Administrative Law/Regulatory Attorney

Location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
Salary:
74,000.00/annually or pro rated amount
Posted:
May 19, 2017

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RAYMOND MELTON, ESQ.

LITIGATION ATTORNEY

A team-oriented attorney with a proven record of service to clients

Areas of Expertise:

Litigation / Family Law / Regulatory Affairs / Consumer Law / Insurance

Core Competencies:

Litigation, governmental compliance and affairs, consumer law, government contract drafting and negotiations and human resources. Negotiated settlements in multi-million dollar governmental compliance cases. Directed receivership of insurance companies and agencies for Texas, Utah and Missouri insurance departments. Created insurance treaties and merger agreements. Handled full trial docket and case/claim resolutions for Pinnacol Assurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Zurich American Insurance Company and Farmers Insurance Company. Special Counsel to Texas Insurance Department.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Limited liability exposure and increased shareholder value for workers’ compensation claims for client. Company faced skyrocketing workers' compensation insurance premiums. Collaborated with client’s HR representative to limit ongoing financial exposure of claims reported. Evaluated medical, vocational and indemnity reserves and adjusted company’s reporting methodology.

Commissioner’s counsel in proceedings leading to largest annual workers’ compensation rate increase in Texas history (36%).

Reclaimed coverage for policyholders of HMO. Newly created HMO was denied permanent Certificate of Authority to do business due to change of control issues, leaving 30,000 members uncovered. Attended emergency conferences and hearings, re-wrote Commissioner's decision addressing change of control issues and gained board approval.

Recaptured payments for American oil and gas interests. Consortium of nationwide oil and gas interests needed to enforce rights to overriding royalty payments covering over 1 million surface acres in Australia. Coordinated additional U.S. counsel, petroleum engineers, corporate officers and shareholders. Worked in Queensland, Australia to finalize declaratory relief.

Limited liability exposure and increased shareholder value for workers’ compensation claims for client. Company faced skyrocketing workers' compensation insurance premiums. Collaborated with client’s HR representative to limit ongoing financial exposure of claims reported. Evaluated medical, vocational and indemnity reserves and adjusted company’s reporting methodology.

Launched non-profit corporation. Assisted El Paso County Real Estate Association to address the rising housing foreclosure situation in Colorado Springs and vicinity. Prepared articles of incorporation and negotiated with Board of Directors to finalize the association's details and by-laws.

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CAREER SUMMARY

Attorney, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, Denver, Colorado, May 2005 to May 2010/Thomas, Pollart & Miller, LLC, Greenwood Village, CO, August 2010 to October 2012/Gaennie Law Office, October 2012 to January 2013.

• Responsible for full civil trial docket and additional assignments including patent negotiations.

Insurance Attorney, Zurich Insurance Co. /Farmers Insurance Co., August 2000 to October 2004.

• Negotiated structured settlements in multi-million dollar governmental compliance matters.

• Managed full trial docket and regulatory compliance issues.

Insurance Attorney, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., December 1995 to August 2000 and 2004 to 2005.

• Prepared cases for trial and hearing and negotiated settlements.

Workers' Compensation Insurance Attorney, Pinnacol Assurance Co., 1993 to 1995.

• Managed full hearing docket and directed resolution of regulatory compliance files.

Insurance Attorney, Alexander Law Firm, 1992.

• First chair responsibility for liquidation of insurance companies.

• Represented insurance agencies and companies in regulatory matters.

Litigation Support Attorney and Financial Writer / Trainer, T. A. Myers & Company, 1989 to 1991.

• Prepared expert witnesses / CPAs for trial in multi-million dollar lender liability cases.

• Created deposition and testimony summaries, factual briefs and trial exhibits.

• Developed bid packages and training materials for regulatory and financial institutions.

Special Counsel, Texas Department of Insurance.

J.D., University of Texas Law School. B.A. With Honors, English/Pre-Law, University of Texas.

Licensed by Colorado, Utah and Texas Bars.

Contact Information: 2420 Lee Street, Lakewood, CO 80215, (home) 303-***-****, (cell) 303-***-****, ac0d6e@r.postjobfree.com.



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