Frederick J. Fisher, J.D., CCP is currently President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc. testifying regularly as an expert witness in cases dealing with the duties and obligations of professionals as well as on coverage and claims-made issues. Since his career began, Mr. Fisher has focused on one vision: providing financial security to his clients. The result has been a successful 40-year career in Specialty Lines Insurance and his current ability to provide his expertise to help others to provide the same to their clients.
In 1975, Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster. In 1982, he bought the firm and renamed it The Fisher Associates. He continued with claims while expanding the firm’s services to include qualitative claim auditing, risk management & loss control services, and acting as a TPA. During this time, he designed a program to conduct on site pre-underwriting risk management assessments of clients’ professional liability exposures.
His claim auditing techniques and recommendations resulted in substantial client savings (including the SCRTD now known as the Los Angles MTA). Many insurers and self-insured’s adopted not only the performance standards raised in the audits, but adopted his recommended Attorney Management Guidelines as a base, which are still in use today by many major insurers.
In 1995, he formed what is now known as ELM insurance Brokers, a firm that has acted as an MGA and Wholesale Broker of Professional Liability Insurance and Specialty Lines. From nothing, the firm grew rapidly to a $30 Million dollar facility when sold in 2008.
In 1989, he became a Founding Member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and was elected to the PLUS Board of Trustees in 1993. After serving in all officer capacities, he was elected President in 1997. He remains a Special Materials Expert for several RPLU courses and is the Senior Technical Adviser for The Professional Liability Manual, first published by the International Risk Management Institute in 1990.
Mr. Fisher has lectured extensively on professional liability issues since 1978 and authored over 64 articles in trade journals and periodicals. In addition, he is the author of “BROKER BEWARE, Selling Real Estate within the Law”. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America; a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Association and a course designer and webinar instructor for the Academy of Insurance (sponsored by the Insurance Journal). He has taught over 100 CE classes and lectures.