About Protexure Lawyers
We know how to protect Lawyers
We have proven leadership
- AmerInst Professional Services is a Managing General Underwriter for Crum & Forster exclusively offering the Protexure Lawyers program
- The combined experience of AmerInst and Crum & Forster means we do not charge small law firms for risks that exist only in large firms
- Policies issued by United States Fire Insurance Company, a Crum & Forster Company – rated A (Excellent) by A.M Best Co.
- Experienced leadership in every aspect of lawyers professional liability insurance
- Commitment to integrity, professionalism, and caring in everything we do – for our clients, our employees, our environment and our community
Dedicated To Service
Protexure Lawyers = Professional liability protection tailored for small law firms
Our goal is to provide small law firms the professional liability insurance they need. The Protexure Lawyers program is designed with small firms in mind, coverage additions and changes are made regularly to serve the ever changing needs of the small law firm.
- Focused on serving the unique needs of small law firms with comprehensive attorney malpractice insurance
- Streamlined process, shorter forms, easy renewal
- 24/7 internet access to apply for coverage
- On call licensed professional liability specialists
About Crum & Forster
C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company.
United States Fire Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies such as The North River Insurance Company or Crum & Forster Indemnity are within the Crum & Forster Enterprise and the exclusive insurers for the Protexure Lawyers Professional Liability Program.
The Crum & Forster Enterprise, founded over 100 years ago, is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and is comprised of leading and well-established property and casualty business units. The insurance companies within the Enterprise are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.
For more information about Crum & Forster, visit: www.cfins.com
About AmerInst Insurance Group, Ltd.
Since its inception, AmerInst Insurance Group, Ltd. has acted as a reinsurer for professional liability insurance.
A dynamic leadership team of insurance and reinsurance executives that has shepherded AmerInst’s growth over the past two decades. As a leading player in the marketplace, our goal is to continue providing availability of insurance for professional services firms through our wholly-owned subsidiary, AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd.
To learn more click here: www.Amerinst.bm
The Protexure Team
Kyle NiemanPresident and CEO
Kyle Nieman, a 25 year veteran of the insurance industry, is President and Chief Executive Officer of AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd.
Pat CosulichChief Information Officer
Most recently, Kyle was senior vice president of distribution strategy at CNA where he managed agency/broker relationships and cross-sell strategies. Prior to leading distribution, Kyle was Vice President of Underwriting for CNA’s multiple professional liability portfolios including lawyers, attorneys and real estate agents. For over 20 years, Kyle was responsible for underwriting and program management for the AICPA-endorsed professional liability program and several state bar programs at CNA and at Crum & Forster where he started his career.
As Chief Information Officer of AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd., Pat Cosulich is responsible for developing a systems platform to provide superior service to small-to mid-market firms.
Andy RoderiqueVice President of Sales & Marketing
Prior to joining Amerinst, Pat was Vice President of Insurance Business Development for Outline Systems Inc., a specialty insurance software provider. In over 20 years with CNA, she was responsible for developing specialty web platforms, as well as policy and claims systems. In addition to significant experience in systems development, Pat has a deep understanding of and expertise in professional liability insurance. While leading field operations for CNA’s Technology E &O, she helped develop forms, implement strategies and coordinate coverage for this business segment. By creating an application process that understands the potential insured and asks only relevant questions, the application becomes streamlined and easy for our customers.
Andy Roderique is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Amerinst Professional Services, Ltd.
Terence O’DekirkSenior Vice President of Underwriting
He joined the company after almost 10 years with Pearl Insurance where he won multiple Producer of the Year awards as Regional Sales Manager and was promoted to Client Relations Manager, and ultimately to Vice President of Client Relations and Sales. Andy managed a staff that renewed over 20,000 professional liability polices yearly and was responsible for oversight of the internal new business sales team as well. Andy has a passion for leadership development and has served on the board for multiple non-for-profit foundations. Andy has an MBA from Lewis University with a concentration in Marketing.
As Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Terry O’Dekirk works with Crum & Forster to develop underwriting guidelines and is the liaison on claims reporting and management.
Terry practiced law for nine years as a civil trial attorney prior to joining Crum & Forster Managers/Coregis/Westport in 1986. As Vice-President of Claims, he established the Claims Legal Department and Litigation Management Program and later assumed additional responsibility for Directors and Officers claims. He managed Lawyers Professional Liability at Coregis and was business leader for Non-Medical Professional Liability at Westport. Later, he was Senior Vice-President of Underwriting for Medical and Non-Medical Professional Liability at Interstate National Corporation.