The agenda is as follows:

 

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

Introductions / “State of the Industry”

Steven Badger, Zelle LLP

8:45 - 9:10 a.m. 

Site Inspection Strategies

Jerry Mercer, Rimkus Consulting Group

9:10 - 9:30 a.m.

What is a Menchaca and Why Should I Care?

Jennifer Gibbs, Zelle LLP

9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Field Testing for Wind and Hail - What's Bogus & What's Legit?

Stephen Patterson, Roof Technical Services

9:55 - 10:15 a.m.

7 Recent Cases You Should Know About

Lindsey Bruning, Zelle LLP

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 - 10:55 a.m.

Code Upgrades - Current Requirements and Issues

Chad Zielinski, J.S. Held

10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

The Ever-Evolving Texas Appraisal Process

Todd Tippett, Zelle LLP

11:25 - 11:50 a.m. 

Wind Damage to Shingle Roofs

Brett Lochridge, Unified Building Sciences

 

11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Insurer Obligations Under the New "Hail Bill"

Steven Badger, Zelle LLP

 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Hosted Lunch

 

1:15 - 1:40 p.m.

Xactimate Pricing - Hot Topics and Common Abuses

Chad Fuller, Cavalry Construction

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.

Burdens and Concurrent Causation

Eric Bowers, Zelle LLP

2:00 - 2:25 p.m.

Weather Data and Hail Sizing

Stewart Verhulst, Nelson Forensics

2:25 - 2:45 p.m. 

Anticipated Legal Issues in Harvey Wind Claims

Jimmy Holbrook, Zelle LLP

 

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

Dents to Metal and Insulation - Damage or Not Damage?

Jim Koontz, Jim D. Koontz & Associates

3:25 - 4:25 p.m.

Badger's Top 12 Hot Topics in Hail & Harvey Claims

Steven Badger, Zelle LLP

4:25 - 4:55 p.m.

Ask the Experts

Expert Panel

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Comments

Steven Badger, Zelle LLP

 

5:00 p.m.

Reception at Wolfgang Puck’s Cloud 9; Reunion Tower