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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1982, UMKC Law Review, Research Editor 
    • B.S., cum laude, Kansas State University, 1977
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1982
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1998
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1987
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1994
    • United States Supreme Court, 1993
Insurance is an absolute necessity in today’s word. But maximizing coverage in a changing risk environment is an on-going challenge. Harder yet, may be understanding policy terms and how insurance claims are evaluated. Lisa combines her broad background in civil litigation with her in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry to help clients resolve tough insurance issues ranging from risk assessment, contract and policy negotiations, coverage analysis, and claims presentation and litigation. Recognized as a leading lawyer in insurance, Lisa represents both members of the insurance industry and policy holders. Her litigation practice focuses on coverage and insurance-related disputes. Her litigation experience gives Lisa keen insight on issues relating to risk management and enables her to effectively counsel clients on contract and policy terms and risk management procedures.
  • Represented property owner in multi-million dollar claim for property damage and business interruption loss resulting from major fire.
  • Represented lender in multi-million dollar claim for property damage resulting from arson.
  • Represented bank on large loss bond claim for employee theft.
  • Represented construction company in multi-million dollar claim on crime policy for employee theft.
  • Represented employer in litigation with reinsurance provider on self-funded workers compensation program.
  • Provided testimony as expert on insurance and extra-contractual exposure.
  • Negotiated agreement and policy terms in numerous transactions for:  representation and warranties insurance, continuing indemnity and insurance obligations in merger and sale transactions, mobility, and construction/development agreements.
  • Assisted real estate developer in locating insurance policies for a long-term exposure and securing the insurers' agreement to defend and indemnify.
  • Worked with education institution to file claim and secure recovery on an employee theft policy for multi-million dollar loss. Resolved disputes with D&O insurer regarding coverage and allocation of defense expenses.
  • Represented large commercial property owner in a lawsuit against its insurer for breach of contract when the insurer declined to pay a million dollar property loss claim for snow and ice damage to the building roof.
  • Successfully negotiated resolution of third-party claim against client for large fire loss, with insurer agreeing to pay settlement and dismiss declaratory judgment action.
  • Prosecuted claim against insurance broker by client for negligent advice regarding insurance procurement. Case resolved with broker agreeing to indemnify client for the uninsured loss.
  • Defended insurance company against subpoena seeking production of confidential and business sensitive records for the company and its insured.
  • Defended insurance company on claims by a large self-insured program for aggregate and specific excess claims.
  • Worked with real estate developer to negotiate settlement of lawsuit involving more than 100 property owners for construction defects in homes. Insurance companies denied coverage. In the settlement agreement, plaintiffs agreed to limit recovery to insurance proceeds.
  • Provided comprehensive review of claims and insurance, drafted indemnity and insurance provisions in agreement, and recommended appropriate insurance for health care provider.
  • Worked with team to revise and update liability insurance policies for insurance company.
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Co-Author, COVID-19 Blog
April 14, 2020
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Featured in Law360
October 24, 2017
webinar Webinars
March 22, 2016
webinar Webinars
July 21, 2015
webinar Webinars
Aug 28, 2014
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Is It Time to Re-Evaluate (or Evaluate) Your D&O Coverage?
Co-Authors:  Larry K Harris and Lisa A. Weixelman
August 2011
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Frequent speaker on various topics relating to Civil Discovery, Trial Techniques, Insurance
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Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation in Missouri
Lorman Education Services
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Bad Faith Litigation in Kansas
presented for Kansas Bar Association
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Insurance Settlements
presented to KCMBA seminar