With nearly two centuries of collective claim settlement experience and a multi-disciplinary team of seasoned attorneys, MBAs, and former insurance claim managers and professionals, DRM possesses the requisite experience and expertise to deliver timely and effective results.
The DRM team is uniquely postured to pilot our clients through the strategic, tactical, and implementation issues inherent to a successful insurance recovery effort. The team includes members with histories as insurance company claim department managers and litigators. This enables us to accurately predict insurance company settlement strategies and develop effective proposals and counterproposals.
Obtaining full recovery for complex insurance claim settlements requires a multidisciplinary team that understands insurer motivations and tactics. Most of DRM's
engagement directors have a legal background and/or came directly
from the environmental claim units of major insurers. Our intimate
knowledge of protocol, tactics and informational needs of major
insurers is one of our most valuable assets.
|Deborah J. Rouse
| Ms. Rouse has
been engaged in the full-time management of environmental and toxic tort
insurance claim settlements for 15 years, 12 of which have been with DRM.
During those 15 years, Ms. Rouse has been actively involved in insurance
policy research and the preparation, presentation, negotiation and
settlement of environmental and toxic tort claims for large corporate
clients facing long tail exposures. Ms. Rouse has also been involved in the
presentation and negotiation of additional types of complex claims, such as
catastrophic loss claims arising from Tropical Storm Allison. Prior to
entering the negotiation arena, she worked for three years in private
practice representing insurance companies in coverage litigation. She is a
graduate of Rice University and South Texas College of Law.
Regional Vice President
| Mr. Lee has been
engaged in the full-time management of environmental insurance claim
settlements for 20 years. Mr. Lee has worked in the insurance industry for
37 years, and joined DRM after 7 years as an Environmental Claim Office
Manager for The Hartford in Denver , Colorado . As a claim department
manager at The Hartford, Mr. Lee was responsible for authorization and
negotiation of complex environmental claim settlements for The Hartford's
Western Region. William is a graduate of The University of Akron in Akron,
CFO and Director of Operations
Salt Lake Office
| Mr. Duzett has
over sixteen years experience in the insurance industry, serving in many
different capacities. Prior to joining DRM, he spent five years managing an
insurance brokerage/company. Mr. Duzett received his MBA from the University
of Phoenix . He received a BA in English, with a minor in Chemistry, from
the University of Utah . At DRM, Mr. Duzett has experience in dealing with a
wide variety of casework including environmental, product liability,
asbestos and marine insurance issues.