Partner Bart Ridley recently attended the Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation held in Chicago during October 2015. The annual meeting serves as an opportunity for professional liability insurance industry members and defense counsel to convene for continuing education and the exchange of information used to increase the effectiveness of defending those facing claims of professional negligence. With presentations covering legal, medical, construction design, accounting, cyber, and employment practices liability claims, the 2015 PLDF Annual Meeting was attended by over 100 members from across the United States. For more information about the benefits the Professional Liability Defense Federation, you are encouraged to visit www.PLDF.org. Touchstone Bernays partners Heather Bocell and Bart Ridley attended the annual conference for the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NRRDA is an organization comprised of legal and claims professionals in the retail and restaurant industries that focuses on the development of strategies to reduce the number and severity of claims, the management of common premises liability risks, and enhancing defenses in litigated matters. Ms. … Continue reading
Touchstone partners James Bertsch and Bart Ridley attended the 2014 Defense Research Institute Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Retailers and their counsel from across the nation participate in this annual conference addressing current topics and trends in retail and hospitality litigation. Touchstone attorneys actively represent retailers including Sears and Dillard’s in litigation throughout the State of Texas. Partner Bart Ridley recently attended the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Washington D.C. The mission of the PLDF, with members from across the nation, is to enhance the effectiveness of those defending claims of professional negligence through education and the exchange of information. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Ridley has represented licensed professionals in Texas facing claims of malpractice including attorneys, realtors, insurance agents and pharmacists.
Founding partner Dick Bernays still comes to the office every day. This fall, we celebrated his 90th birthday with a special dinner and tribute moderated by our own Rocky Feemster. Continue reading
A one-day seminar designed for insurance claim managers, supervisors and adjusters. Approval for seven hours of credit will be requested through the Texas Department of Insurance. Exact date to be announced soon. Continue reading