Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Robert Underdown


The Insurance Archaeologistâ„¢
8030 E. Gary Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: 480-216-1364
Fax: 480-367-8479


  • Insurance industry standards & coverage opinions
  • Agent, broker producer, duties and standard of care
  • Bad faith: claims handling, first party, third party
  • Auto, property, general liability & package policy review
  • Retrospective rating calculations, WC and casualty
  • Agent/broker compensation standards
  • TPA contracts and claims handling standards
  • Life insurance suitability opinions
  • Trust-owned life insurance portfolio management
  • Risk management standards and practices



Independent Insurance Expert Witness Robert Underdown is a highly qualified insurance expert witness providing testimony in insurance cases across the United States. Recent cases for which he has provided insurance expert testimony include standard of care for: insurance agents and brokers, insurance claims adjusting, insurance company bad faith, insurance industry standards, extra-contractual claims, and life insurance suitability opinions. He has also provided opinions on a variety of coverage questions for property and casualty insurance policies.
A polished professional, Mr. Underdown has over 30 years of experience in insurance and risk management. He has served in public risk management positions with large cities in California and Arizona. In the private sector his experience includes serving as risk manager for large corporations in the areas of: banking, a nationwide private ambulance service and a leading metropolitan retailer. Bob has served as an expert witness in cases from Alaska to Florida.
His additional insurance expert experience includes serving as claims manager for a third-party claims administrator, supervisor for an insurance carrier, structured settlement broker, and life insurance marketing.

Curriculum vitae

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