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LAG June Event
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Category: Lawyers Affinity Group (LAG)


 Understanding the insurance company’s decision- making process, in order to achieve your client’s goals. 

In dealing with insurance companies on behalf of our clients, it is one thing to determine what needs to be done. It is quite another thing to learn how to do it, and how to avoid the minefields along the way. 

Using the tools of life experience, insight, and close observation, we can gain an understanding of the trigger points, motivations and demands under which our point of contact is working in reporting to his or her insurance superiors. With this knowledge, we can chart a critical path through the usual obstacles to show the insurer why it is in its own interests to “do the right thing.” 

In addition to his 40 years as an insurance lawyer, Eric is also an award-winning Fine Art Photographer, writer, and visual artist whose work has been exhibited and published throughout the world. Eric will walk us through the interrelationship he finds between art and the law as creative processes and will share some of his artwork as well!

Meet The Speaker:

Eric Lawton represents businesses and individuals in disputes with insurance carriers, with an emphasis on representation of employers in disputes with workers compensation insurers. A seasoned advocate with over 40 years of experience, he has obtained litigation victories and successful settlements in a broad range of matters, including insurance coverage issues of bad faith, unfair business practices, duties to defend, indemnify and/or pay benefits, in matters involving a wide variety of coverage types, claims, and industries. Eric’s practice has a particular emphasis on the representation of employers in disputes with workers compensation insurers, including premium disputes, claims handling, reserving, classification codes, independent contractors, payroll audits, regulatory issues, and violations of law in the manner of assessing premiums. Eric’s awards and honors include: rated "AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5" by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review: “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers:”; rated "Superb 10.0" by AVVO; listed in SuperLawyers; Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. 

Fine Art Photographer 

On the “back side of his card,” Eric is also an award-winning Fine Art Photographer, writer, and visual artist whose work has been exhibited and published throughout the world.  His art is in numerous private, corporate, and public collections including the Skirball Museum, the International Photography Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. His multimedia theatrical work has included visual montages with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Eric was quoted by Susan Sarandon during the 75th Academy Awards. His books of photographs include The Soul of the World (HarperCollins), The Soul Aflame (Conari Press) and Event Horizon, (Nazraeli Press), which received the International Photography Award for fine art photography books and was exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Eric is the recipient of numerous awards, including Advertising Photographers of America’s Best in Show Award and Communication Arts’ Award of Excellence.

 Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting.

Cost: Free