As part of Arxis Financial’s “Litigation Consulting” practice, we regularly work with attorneys on insurance claims/bad faith matters.  Although insurance companies owe a duty of good faith in dealing with the persons they insure, violation of that obligation occurs in commercial policies that can involve huge sums of money.  Examples of bad faith include undue delay in handling claims, inadequate investigation, refusal to defend a lawsuit, threats against an insured, refusing to make a reasonable settlement offer, or making unreasonable interpretations of an insurance policy.

Arxis Financial provides objective and independent evaluation of the economic and financial issues involved in insurance claims/bad faith litigation.  We work with litigators through the evaluation of opposing party’s claims, assistance in preparation of deposition and cross-examination questions, document request lists, other discovery assistance, analysis and calculation of damages, preparation of trial exhibits, and expert witness testimony.  Clients are pleased with Arxis Financial’s abilities to clearly, persuasively, and accurately present economic and financial arguments.

The Litigation Consulting practice is headed by partner Chris L. Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA.  Mr. Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Forensic Accounting.  Mr. Hamilton has published articles in several publications, and has made presentations at national conferences, training institutes and seminars on topics including forensic accounting, fraud and business appraisal.