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Laurel Stevenson a Featured Speaker at Ozarks Insurance Day

8/27/2008

Laurel Stevenson (Business Litigation - Springfield) will present as part of the October 10 program "Ozarks Insurance Day" in Springfield, Mo. Her presentation "Settlement Demands and Settlement Issues" will focus on recent trends in the field of insurance settlements, claim values, catastrophic loss assessments, file documentation, and evidence preservation. The seminar is for insurance executives and representatives who practice throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Texas.

Ms. Stevenson has practiced in Missouri since 1997 where she has defended cases in more than ten counties. Prior to practicing in Missouri, she was in-house counsel for AEGON Corporation and Capital Indemnity Corporation where she was responsible for handling coverage matters and managing litigation in several states involving ERISA, dram shop actions, bad faith, professional liability and coverage. She has obtained two of the top defense verdicts in a given year in Missouri, including a case of first impression where the plaintiff sought more than $30 million in damages. She has successfully defended more than 50 jury trials and numerous bench trials.

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