Forensic Engineer Jerry Mercer, P.E. Joins Distinguished Speaker Panel at 2013 ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting

HOUSTON, TX (April 17, 2013) -- Gerald (Jerry) Mercer, P.E., Vce President at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., has been selected to speak at the 2013 Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Mercer will be a panelist on the topic Expert Issues. The panel will discuss how to identify proper experts needed to support or refute the application of exclusions and how the Daubert standard may impact an expert's ability to opine on these exclusions.

The Spring Meeting will be held May 16 -18 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, with a focus on Exclusions and Extensions of Coverage in All-Risk Policies. The program will include an “Insurance 101” session specifically geared toward new claim professionals and attorneys, along with a variety of topics relative to property insurance law, ranging from burden of proof issues to bad faith and extra-contractual claims. The speakers for this event include judges, plaintiff’s attorneys, defense attorneys, industry representatives, and other experts. For registration information, click here for an online brochure.

Mercer is vice president over the Property and Construction practice groups at Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., an international forensic engineering and consulting firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of engineering, construction and management experience. Mercer has testified in more than 90 legal matters involving construction claims and property disputes. He presents seminars regularly for insurance adjusters and attorneys.

About the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Property Insurance Law Committee

The Property Insurance Law Committee concentrates on vital legal and practical issues facing the insurance industry and its consumers in the area of first-party property insurance. The organization focuses on promoting diversity and balance within the legal community by bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to address issues confronting the legal profession.

About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (www.rimkus.com)

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of forensic consulting services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations and government agencies. Rimkus assists clients in the responsive and timely resolution of claims and disputes. The company’s team of professional engineers, scientists and technical specialists is recognized for its commitment to service excellence by local, national and international business communities. Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is not a Certified Public Accounting firm.

For more details contact:
John E. Orr
Director, Business Development
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: 972-518-0900
Email: jeorr@rimkus.com