Brent Winans, CPCU, ARM Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Insurance and Risk Management

Specialty Focus: Insurance Agency Standards, Insurance Agent/Broker Duties, Insurance Agent/Broker Liability, Insurance Agents Errors and Omissions, Insurance Broker Duties, Insurance Errors and Omissions, Insurance Wholesale Broker/MGA Liability, Insurance Agent/Broker Standard of Care, Wholesale Broker Duties

Education: Bachelor of Science, Lincoln Christian University

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5


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Brent Winans focuses his expert witness practice on insurance agent/broker standard of care cases. In the last five years, 70% of his expert witness engagements have come from law firms who have engaged him previously. He has served as an expert on approximately 100 agent E&O cases in fourteen states and authors “Expert Commentary” articles on insurance agent E&O for the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He teaches a Continuing Legal Education class on insurance agent/broker standard of care which has been approved for one hour of CLE. He holds the CPCU and ARM designations and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lincoln Christian University. He is licensed as a resident General Lines Insurance Agent in Florida and a non-resident Insurance Producer in New Jersey. In his over 35 years in the insurance industry, he has become expert in the custom and practice of retail and wholesale insurance brokers as viewed from many perspectives. He began his career as a State Farm agent, then became an independent agent. He has worked for small and mid-sized independent agencies as well as one of the world’s largest insurance brokers. He has coordinated and directed the efforts of agents and brokers as a fee-based risk management consultant and as the Director of Risk Management for an international company with operations on five continents, including the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team, the world’s largest broker of nuclear fuel, and mining operations in the U.S., Africa, and Australia. For two years he served as the office manager for the Plastridge Insurance Agency in Delray Beach, Florida, where he supervised 35+ insurance sales and service employees and was a member of the management team. He is presently employed as the Vice President of Clear Advantage Risk Management, a division of the Plastridge Agency. In that position he provides expert witness services, fee-based risk management services, & handles his own small book of business as an insurance broker.