David Stern, RPA
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
West Coast Casualty Service, Inc.
5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite 205
Westlake Village, California 91362
Dave Stern Bio
Dave joined West Coast Casualty Service in 1993, and has over 34 years of diverse experience spanning the insurer, self-insurer, third party administrator and independent adjusting arenas throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria and Germany. Since coming to West Coast Casualty Service, Dave’s central focus has been on the investigation of all aspects of construction defect claims. He has been involved in the creation of innovative methods for the reduction of claims handling expenses to include joint defense ventures, joint destructive testing and facilitated mediation strategies. In addition, Dave is often called upon to testify as an expert in construction defect and insurance related litigation and has been asked to be a consultant on articles involving construction and insurance featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Big Builder, BusinessWeek, Insurance Journal and the Orange County Register as well as other numerous industry and trade publications.
Dave has been involved in the handling and/or supervision of over 100,000 construction defect related claims on behalf of insurers and self-insurers involving Owners, Developers, Design Professionals, General Contractors and every specialty subcontractor trade involved in residential, commercial, public project and industrial projects throughout the United States.
Dave is a past Secretary (1999-2007) and a past Vice President (2009-2011) of the national Construction Defect Claims Managers Association. In addition, he is a designee of the Registered Professional Adjusters Program, a fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, a member of the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators, the National Association of Insurance Litigation Managers and the National Association of Professional Specialty Lines Officers where he also served on the Industry, Communication and Public Relations Committee (1999 to 2001).
Each year Dave coordinates West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, the most highly attended construction defect event worldwide. He also speaks at and conducts seminars discussing vital issues facing the insurer and self-insurer communities. Dave is the company’s continuing education director and is recognized by 40 U.S. state Insurance Departments, 18 state bars, the society for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), the society of the Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA) and lastly serves as the editor of West Coast Casualty’s e-mail news service “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” a publication which boast approximately 7,000 trade and industry readers.
Dave is a founding member of the Presidents Circle of Habitat for Humanity and also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills Sheriffs Foundation. Dave is a former director but a current advisor to the Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation (TOPCF), a division of the Ventura County Sheriffs Department. Dave also works with the Girl Scouts of America and he is a co-captain of the annual California statewide beach cleanup campaign. Dave is a founding board member of the Construction Defect Community Charitable Foundation (CDCCF). Through West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar’s “Buy-A-Banner, Support A Charity, Lift A Life” program, Dave has helped raise over two million dollars in charitable donations in the past 15 years for a variety of charities.
The Printing Connection
6825 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Henry Steenackers Bio
Henry Steenackers Started The Printing Connection in 1983. His full service printing company is located in Van Nuys, while residing in Thousand Oaks. Henry joined the board of the Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriffs' Foundation in 2007 and is currently the president of the foundation.
Barry D. Myerson
31113 Via Colinas
Westlake Village CA 91362
Barry D. Myerson Bio
Barry D. Myerson is a resident of Oak Park and the current Chairperson of Friends of Oak Park Schools, the education foundation for the Oak Park Unified School District. Born and raised in the Chicago area moved out to Southern California in 1983. Barry is married with two children and learned the importance of community service from his parents as an obligation for each of us.
Vititoe Law Group, LLC
5707 Corsa Avenue
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Christopher Levinson Bio
Chris is the current Vice President of the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff Foundation and is a past President of the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff Booster Club.
Chris works in beautiful Westlake Village as the administrator of Vititoe Law Group. The law firm is known for being a strong advocate for those that have been injured as the result of negligence of others. The firm handles various types of serious injury cases including Aviation; Personal Injury Accidents; Auto Accidents, Bus Accidents; Truck Accidents, Pharmaceutical; Mass Torts; Product Liability; Ground Water & Air Contamination, Environmental and Toxic Cases. The members of the firm are nationally known for their work in the environmental case made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich”.
Chris is very active in social media and has a significant range of connections: Chris currently has over 8,500 LinkedIn connections, 1,800+ Facebook Friends, 2,700 Google+ individuals in his circles, and over 100,000 Twitter followers at @ChrisLevinson.
Chris is also active in various plaintiff trial lawyer organizations: National Trial Lawyers; American Association of Justice, Public Justice and the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles.
Chris, his wife Lisa and their two children have lived in Agoura Hills for more than fifteen years and make an effort to participate in various local sports and events.