Mediating Insurance Claims

Gene Warhurst
Gene Warhurst

This free 60-minute webinar will help you under-stand the role of mediation in insurance disputes. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Why mediate?
  • Choosing a mediator
  • What to expect in mediation
  • Pros and cons of mediation
  • Preparing for mediation: policyholder/insurer

Recorded on October 30, 2018, this was a webinar held as part of Mediation Week.


About Gene Warhurst

Gene Warhurst is an Alabama attorney who started his career in 1987 working for the Hartford Insur-ance Co. as a property and auto claims adjuster. Gene’s in-depth knowledge and acquisition of post-graduate national insurance designations, including the gold-standard known as the CPCU, allowed him to advance to Senior Property, Car Accident, and Personal Injury Claims Manager during his insurance career. After leaving the insurance industry, Gene attended law school and, upon receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1995, he has become a champion for policyholders who have had their claims de-nied, delayed, or underpaid by the insurance companies with whom he is so intimately familiar.

Today, Gene represents individuals for automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, and all areas of personal injury. He also represents business owners and individuals for property insurance claims, arising out of fire, hurricanes, tornadoes and a variety of other causes of loss . Gene is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, all Alabama State Courts, the Southern District of Alabama, the Middle District of Alabama, the Northern District of Alabama, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Gene is a member of the Mo-bile County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar. Gene is also a member of the Million dollar Advocates and multi-million-dollar advocates . He also holds 8 insurance designations to include: CPCU – Chartered Property Casual-ty Underwriter; AIM – Associate in Insurance Management; AIS – Associate in Insurance Services; AIC – Associate In Claims; SCLA – Senior Claims Law Associate; FCLA – Fraud Claims Law Associate; CIC—Certified Insurance Counselor; and FCLS – Fraud Claims Law Specialist. Gene is a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.


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