Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Claims

Fri, August 20, 2021 - Tue, April 23, 2024   |   8:55 a.m. - 5 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 6.5 Hours including 1.0 Ethics

This program will be held virtually.  All program materials will be available to download on virtual website.

This seminar features lawyers with a depth of experience in complex insurance issues. The topics are designed to tackle practical problems that trial lawyers confront frequently in their dealings with insurance cases. The speakers will both delve into the finer points of UM/UIM and provide tips on how to navigate everyday challenges. We hope that you can join us for a day of learning and collaboration as we dig into UM/UIM issues.

Registration includes seminar materials (in electronic format) and 6.5 CLE hours (incl 1.0 ethics hour).

Topics & Speakers

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks - Program Chair
  • Ann Ochsner, Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh
9:00 a.m. Overview of UM and UIM Coverage, and Investigating Coverage
  • David Overton , Ricci Law Firm, PA, Raleigh 
  • Meredith Hinton, Ricci Law Firm, PA, Greenville
    • UM
      • Required coverage 
      • What is an uninsured vehicle?
      • Coverage issues including residency, and applicability of any exclusion 
      • No contact rule (hit and run)
    • UIM 
      • What is an underinsured vehicle?
      • When does UIM coverage apply?
      • Coverage issues including residency, recovering under both liability and UIM, and applicability of any exclusions
      • UIM as collateral source
    • Investigating UM/UIM Coverage 
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Determining Total UM/UIM Coverage, Stacking, and Credits
  • Amanda Mingo, Rawls, Scheer, Clary, & Mingo, Charlotte
11:15 a.m. Presenting the UM/UIM Claim Pre-Suit, and Deciding Whether to File Suit or Demand Arbitration
  • Michael Adkins, Adkins & Carter, Salisbury 
12:15 a.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Handling a Lawsuit Involving UM/UIM Coverage
  • Jon Moore, Brown Moore & Associates, Charlotte
2 p.m. Arbitrating UM/UIM Claims: Best Practices
  • Hunt Willis, Martin & Jones, PLLC,  Raleigh 
    • Demanding arbitration 
    • Choosing an arbitrator
    • Presenting claim documentation 
    • EUO
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Arbitration Hearing Best Practices from an Arbitrator's Perspective
  • Christopher Nichols, Nichols Law Firm, Raleigh 
4 p.m. Let’s Settle This Outside -- Ethics Considerations in Settlements
  • Warren Savage, Lawyers Mutual Liability Co, Cary 
5 p.m. Adjourn



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Event Rates
Regular Rate
290.00 NCAJ Member
250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
390.00 Non-member
185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
FREE CLE Season Ticket Holder
FREE Full-Time Judge
FREE *Judicial Law Clerk
25.00 Law School Students (must be NCAJ member)