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A small, hard-working insurance claim consulting firm based in Seattle, established in 2009, and presently offering a wide variety of claim handling services and specializing in claim handling expert witness testimony.
Danette Leonhardi
Founder, Principal Consultant

I am a highly accomplished claim professional with proven success in both insurance and reinsurance claim management.  Presently, I own and operate two claim management services:  Puget Sound Claim Consulting (PSCC) and Puget Sound Risk & Insurance Consulting (PSRIC), both based in Seattle, Washington.   I provide expert witness testimony on claim handling industry standards based on 40 years in the insurance industry and expertise on a wide variety of claims.  I have handled, supervised and managed a wide variety of insurance lines and, literally, tens of thousands of claims involving general liability, foreign liability, worker’s compensation, D&O, E&O, inland marine, bond & surety, personal and commercial property, auto first party & liability and accident & health.  To date, I have provided claim handling testimony in over 50 cases, locally, regionally and nationally. I also provide a full line of reinsurance services (PSRIC) ranging from underlying claim auditing to treaty/facultative policy analysis in addition to work with excess and surplus lines carriers.  I have  audited the claim operations of upwards of 75 insurance company  claim departments.  I hold  a master’s degree in international finance and formal training (CPCU) in all aspects of insurance company operations from underwriting to loss control and risk management.

*Puget Sound Claim Consulting

*Puget Sound Environmental Claim Consulting:

  • For the past 25 years, I have also focused professionally on the environmental claim and toxic tort at international, national and regional levels for both insurer and reinsurer interests.

  • These claims have included extremely varied exposures ranging from asbestos to Agent Orange, fiberglass, Black Lung, Baker's Lung, DES, formaldehydes, lead paints and construction defects.

  • I have had extraordinary success in bringing all interested parties to resolution on cases ranging from small leaking underground storage tanks to National Accounts with national exposures.

  • I am a hands-on negotiator and mediator, regularly attending site inspections, site clean-ups and regulatory meetings.

*Puget Sound Risk and Insurance Consulting

 "I look forward to meeting with you and your team to help you define your project, goal or provide expert claim handling opinions and options."  

 *Puget Sound Claim Consulting and Puget Sound Risk and Insurance Consulting are registered trade names operating under Puget Sound Environmental Claim Consulting, LLC, a registered sole proprietorship in the State of Washington.


 2018 Puget Sound Claim Consulting

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