April 14, 2021

About Kevin

Kevin M. Quinley is a thought leader in insurance claims. Currently, he is the Principal of Quinley Risk Associates in the Richmond, VA area and assists clients throughout the country. He has 40+ years experience in managing casualty claims and litigation. He has a BA from Wake Forest University and an MA from the College of William & Mary.

How Kevin Helps Clients

He has served as an expert witness in over 125 cases nationwide, in state and federal courts — sometimes for plaintiffs and other times for defendants. He had given over 40 depositions and has testified in nearly a dozen trials.

Rock-Solid Professional Credentials…

He holds the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and specialty designations from the American Insurance Institute in Risk Management (ARM), in Claims (AIC), in Reinsurance (ARe) and in Management (AIM) along with the Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA) designation. A Contributing Editor of Claims Magazine, Kevin has written over 700 published articles and ten books on various aspects of insurance claims and risk management. In 2020, he won the CPCU Society’s Gottheimer-Malecki Award for lifetime contribution to the arena of insurance and risk management education.

Presentation and Writing Skills

A seasoned presenter, he has given over 300 presentations at insurance, risk management and legal conferences. He is a Contributing Author to the following training and reference textbooks published by the Insurance Institute of America:

• Claims Handling Principles and Practices (Edited by Donna Popow)
• Principles of Workers Compensation Claims (Edited by James Markham)
• Principles of Workers Compensation Claims ((Edited by James Jones)
• The Claims Environment (Edited by Doris Hoopes) Second Edition
• Enterprise-Wide Risk Management: Developing and Implementing (Edited by Jean-Paul Louisot and Christopher Ketcham)

Kevin has served as an expert on cases arising in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Industry Engagement and Leadership

He has taught CPCU classes on Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance, the Legal Environment of Insurance and Management. He has also served as an instructor for courses developed by the Insurance Institute of America for its Associate in Claims designation program. Currently he co-moderates the LinkedIn forum, “Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability.”
He is a past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of CPCU and is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance and legal topics.He serves as an expert witness for clients nationwide on issues of bad faith, claims-handling, extracontractual liability and adjuster standards-of-care.You can reach him at kevin@kevinquinley.com or at his website, www.kevinquinley.com

Kevin’s Value Proposition

Kevin helps clients assess insurance claim-handling to improve litigation outcomes through expert evaluation and testimony on (usually, but not always) high-stakes cases. His perspective on the qualities that are vital in selecting an expert witness are in this short video:

Examples of Cases in Kevin’s Portfolio of Expert Witness Experience. . .

Bad faith claim-handling; adjuster standard of care; extracontractual liability; wrongful denial of coverage; unreasonable claim handling delay; automobile liability claims; automobile first party claims;UM/UIM claims; commercial general liability claim handling disputes; “failure to settle” claims; wrongful handling or denial/payment of Worker’s Compensation benefits; disability claims; mishandling medical malpractice claims; mishandling of non-medical professional liability claims; third-party homeowners claims; excess versus primary carrier disputes; etc.

Outside the Office …

Kevin brings a similar work ethic and intensity to his free time. He is a voracious reader (60-80 books a year) and enthusiastically (if not skillfully) plays racquetball and pickleball.
Kevin lives in a suburb of Richmond, VA with his wife Jane. He has two grown sons and two spoiled rescue dogs.

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