PROFESSIONAL SKILL, CRITICAL ANALYSIS & KEEN INSIGHT
Insight. Experience. Integrity.
A Comprehensive Approach to Litigation
With 25 years of combined claims and coverage litigation experience across the country, I am ideally suited to provide you the inside track to successful insurance litigation. I have been able to guide my clients with a strategy for optimal results through detailed recommendations and honed discovery practice. Contact me to find out how I can help you today.
Early Solutions and Strategies
Early resolution may be in your financial best interest. Let me provide you with a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the parties' positions as well as solutions and strategies while your matter is in pre-litigation stage.
Litigation avoidance can be the best outcome.
Analytical Review of Claim Organizations
My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each client. I offer analytical review of claim operations, procedures and practices; technical claim competencies of staff and management; and audits of individual claim files. My extensive decision making experience in staff adjustments and process improvement during fluctuating times of growth and product runoff will offer significant efficiencies and enhancements to your claim organization.
ABOUT ME - ANDREA J DEAN
Committed to Excellence
I have over 18 years of progressive claims experience with a specialty insurance company, providing national coverage over 40 product lines. During that time, I held officer level leadership positions for 13 years.
My industry experience has given me a mastery level understanding of casualty claims, spanning both the admitted market and the excess and surplus lines market. Those who have worked with me call me a sophisticated thinker, skilled negotiator, decisive leader and problem solver over varied disciplines and processes. My diverse experience includes all phases of management, technical claim handling and claims operations. The vast majority of my claims career was spent in claim counsel and coverage advisory roles.
In my claims roles, I gained significant experience as a deponent - both as the corporate representative and as a fact witness - testifying in matters filed in state and federal courts throughout the country.
"Andi has been an instrumental part of RLI's success in multiple product lines over the years - drafting policy forms and endorsements, handling and successfully resolving high-value claims, navigating the dangerous waters of bad faith litigation in her role as Claim Counsel.... it is fair to say that Andi has saved RLI many millions of dollars due to her coverage expertise...." 12/21/2018
Don Driscoll, Retired, Former Chief Claim Officer, RLI Insurance Company
ABOUT SILVER PEAK
The Story of a Name
In August 2014, I had the great fortune to trek the Lemosho trail of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our group was comprised of families and individuals from the US, the UK, Canada and New Zealand, who shared a common goal of summiting Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters (19,341 feet).
The evening before, we met each other and our lead guide for the first time. Basically strangers, we sat in awe of the safari landscape, joked with each other and laughed with nervous energy on the much-anticipated drive from the small town of Moshi to the Londorossi entrance gate.
The Lemosho trail is the most scenic route up Kilimanjaro with panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. The picture above depicts the lush rain forest that began our journey. As we trekked the narrow wilderness trails from the jungle to the alpine desert to the arctic zone, this group of strangers became very close. We learned each other's story -- what brought us across the globe to this mountain; we discovered the commonalities and dissimilarities between us; we witnessed the resiliency of each other's character when the wind was fierce and the rain set in; we commiserated over coffee, milo and even just steaming hot water when camp was so cold the tents iced over; we empathized with one another on days when fatigue struck someone harder than the rest; we cheered for each other as the mountain challenged every ounce of our physical and mental stamina. We, as a newly formed Kili family, discovered more about ourselves than we ever imagined – as we overcame fear, altitude sickness, fatigue, nausea, sleeplessness and anxiety, our collective bond grew. In the corporate world, it likely would be called ultimate teambuilding.
Our ascent coincided with a beautiful, bright full moon and as it illuminated the summit - a silver peak glistened.
Trekking for seven days up a mountain is quite humbling. Never will I forget the awe of her beauty and scale of her power. Thus, as homage to that magical trip to the rooftop of Africa, a name was born.