Information and Schedules

THANK YOU for attending our 2022 Risk Management Seminar for Design Professionals! 

A ton of gratitude to our incredible speakers too!

You can watch it HERE, along with many past seminars too!

2022 Seminar Speakers & Topics


Presentation by James R. Case

Contract Language – What Makes a Good/Bad Contract, How to Write/Construct a Favorable Contract

Jim, a graduate of St. John’s University, is a member of Dykema Gossett law firm. Jim belongs to the Michigan and Detroit Bar Associations, the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, and the International Association of Defense Council.


Presentation by Thomas F. Waggoner

Liability Pertaining to Design Build – Growing Interest in this Field and Seems to be the Way Our Industry is Leaning

Tom is a shareholder of Straub, Seaman & Allen, P.C. with offices in Michigan and Indiana. Tom completed his B.A. at Indiana State University, summa cum laude, his J.D. at the University of Notre Dame Law School, and his L.L.M. in Taxation at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana and the United States Tax Court.  The primary focus of his practice is the representation of architects and engineers.


Presentation by Michael D. Simmons

Insurance Types – Coverage Needed for Which Project: ”I’m being sued”, What to Expect; Additional Insured; Indemnity Clause

Michael is a Claim Counsel/Bond & Specialty Insurance Design Professional with Travelers.  He started his career in 1985 as an aviation and maritime trial attorney in Chicago. Following 12 years as an insurance defense and in-house trial attorney, he entered the professional liability insurance line of business. His focus has been on both middle market and large design firms. Mike has provided risk management services and continuing education seminars for design professionals for over 23 years.  He has been with major professional liability insurance carriers during his insurance career and joined Travelers in the Naperville, Illinois office in 2018. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University and a graduate of Drake University School of Law. He handles claims and pre-claims throughout the country with a focus in primarily in the Midwest and Southwest regions.


Also included, a Group Discussion featuring

War Stories/Claims Scenarios

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