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Profile: Brian E. Gagan, CPCU

1777 Borel Place
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 356-0440
Fax: (650) 356-0550

Brian E. Gagan, CPCU, adds value by precisely defining and clarifying the insurance issues in each particular case. He is a nationally recognized expert in property and casualty insurance, insurance agent’s and broker’s duties, and standard of care. He has served as an expert for both the plaintiff and the defense in more than 100 cases in eight states and the federal courts.

Brian thoroughly understands insurance coverages, having been both an underwriter and a broker. He underwrote, and later brokered, liability, property, and workers’ compensation risks for large complex risks.

He also knows the responsibilities of the insured, retail and wholesale broker, insurer, and reinsurer. He was a broker and marketing manager of an international brokerage firm, so he has practical experience with insurance transactions.


Education and Licenses:

  • B.S. degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, California.
  • CPCU (Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter) designation from the American Institute for Property & Liability Underwriters.
  • California Department of Insurance, Fire and Casualty Broker-Agent, License #0388852

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Insurance Brokers—past president.
  • National Association of Insurance Brokers (NAIB) member.
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association.
  • Society of CPCU, Consulting, Legal and Expert Witness Section.
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Insurance agent's duties
  • Insurance broker's duties
  • Standard of care
  • Insurance coverage design
  • Property & casualty insurance customs & practices
  • Project finance