Broadcast Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Over the last several years, there had been a surge of bad faith insurance lawsuits in the U.S. Policyholders would typically use bad faith claims and extra-contractual allegations against their insurers in high-stakes risk litigations as seen in previous cases.

Bad faith claims are often complex and require arduous attention and work. Without a know-how of its nature and how to deal with it, insurers will most likely be left with hefty penalties. The complexity of such claims must, therefore, involve an efficient resolution strategy that will effectively handle the issues.

In this LIVE Webcast, insurance coverage experts Michelle Burton (Shoecraft Burton, LLP) and Edward J. Currie, Jr. (Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in bad faith claims. Listen as our speakers discuss effective practices in handling bad faith claims and present the important issues surrounding this significant topic.

Key Issues:

  • Bad Faith Claims – An Overview
  • Trends and Developments
  • Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Claims
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Effective Practices
  • Outlook


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Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge in bad faith insurance


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Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Michelle Burton , Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP

Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, professional liability, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including the leading case on rescission in California.

She has served as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (2018) and has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation (2015-2020), Super Lawyer (2018-2020), Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer (2018) and in Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards (2018). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor open to only one percent of lawyers, for her commitment to the legal profession and her community.

Edward J. Currie, Jr. , Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

Known as Ned to his friends and clients, Mr. Currie has been practicing law in the State of Mississippi since graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. In addition to eight years of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, Mr. Currie’s practice has run the gamut of insurance defense matters. He has served on the faculties of the International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel Trial Academy, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and Trial Academies of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Currie has forty years’ experience in the courtroom and has tried over one hundred seventy five cases to verdict. His practice covers the range of insurance defense matters, including numerous significant cases in the fields of large loss and complex insurance coverage claims and bad faith. He is a frequent lecturer locally and nationally on insurance topics and has published articles on insurance coverage issues.


Michelle BurtonManaging Partner

Shoecraft Burton, LLP


Edward J. Currie, Jr.Shareholder

Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

  1. Evaluation of the law suit/ 1st party/ 3rd party
  2. Tools to assess exposure and damages
  3. Raising appropriate defenses
  4. Focusing discovery
  5. Options for resolution

Date & Time:

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Insurers and Policyholders
  • In-house Counsel


Michelle Burton Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP
Edward J. Currie, Jr. Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.



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