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J. Eric Peterson, Jr J.D., MBA

Curriculum Vitae


  • Litigation and Claims Management
  • Risk Management Consulting
  • Captive Insurance Management
  • Legal Research
  • Insurance Policy Review


  • Property and Casualty Insurance Broker – Various states.
  • Adjuster – Various states.
  • Certified Risk Manager

Areas of Expertise

Bad Faith
Insurance Policy Coverage Opinions
Claims Handling
Third Party Administrator Standards
General Liability Policies
Captive Insurance Management
Captive Insurance Regulations
Agent & Broker Standards and Practices
Litigation Management
Unfair Claims and Settlement Practices
Risk Management Standards
Directors & Officers Liability
Sexual Misconduct Cases


Juris Doctor – Cumberland School of Law, Samford University – Birmingham, AL – 2011
Masters of Business Administration, Global Business Management – Tempe, AZ – 2000
Certificate in Risk Management – Tempe, AZ – 1994
Bachelors of Science, Business Management – California Lutheran University – Thousand Oaks, CA – 1992
Associates Degree – Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ – 1990


Sedgwick – Nashville, TN

Litigation Manager and Claims Team Lead for Sedgwick.  Responsible for accounts including but not limited to, USA Cycling, Office Depot, Coca-Cola and FedEx Supply.  Third party administrator handling exposures for product liability, general liability, commercial truck and auto liability, catastrophic bodily injury claims.  Monitor legal precedents and claims handling requirements/best practices for all 50 states.  Research and ensure compliance of specialized risk management programs and instructions drafted for individual clients.

Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., – Brentwood, TN

On-Site vendor assigned to Tractor Supply Company corporate headquarters in Brentwood, TN as Senior Resolution Manager heading a team of adjusters responsible for the general liability claims against all Tractor Supply Company retail locations. Responsibilities included liability coverage analysis, review of commercial property lease agreements for all non-owned retail locations, attendance at all mediation and trial proceedings on behalf of TSC. Liability policy review and providing written recommendations of coverage applicability. Supervising the set-up, investigation and establishment of over 200 bodily injury and property damage claims maintaining nearly a 100% closure rate.

Risk Management Services, Inc., – Tempe, AZ

In charge of the claims and litigation for all RMS Clients. Assisted in the development of custom risk management solutions for individual clients, including identifying specific risks and drafting custom insurance policies and litigation management programs to mitigate exposures and reduce legal defense expenses.

Directors and Officers Liability policy review and claims handling.

Coordinate and assist with yearly claims and actuarial reviews, audits and reports.

Managed construction defects litigation for commercial property developer Desert Troon Company.

Implemented and managed loss control and risk management procedures that resulted in the dramatic reduction of catastrophic bodily injury claims, reducing high deductible payouts thereby preserving the client’s loss reserves and contributing substantially to portfolio growth.

Over 20 years-experience in litigation management for USA Swimming, (Amateur and Olympic Level, USA Swimming is the National Governing Body sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee under authority of the Federal Ted Stevens Amateur Athletic Act). Cases involved property damage, catastrophic bodily injury, sexual misconduct, Federal Anti-Trust and Directors and Officers Liability.

Peak Insurance Group, Inc., – Phoenix, AZ

Established specialized risk management programs for clients with unique and difficult risks.  Provided industry specific, specialized programs for multiple clients including setting up and implementing litigation management programs. Licensed field adjuster for Peak Insurance Group.  Responsible for vetting various business affiliations and employee hires including due diligence and background checks.

Anderson Law Offices – Jacksonville, FL

Assigned by Jardine Matheson North America (for whom Anderson Law was lead trial counsel) to assist in the defense of several clients. Responsibilities included legal research and trial preparation for Board Certified Trial Attorney. Duties also included investigations, deposition prep, expert witness identification and vetting.

Jardine Matheson North America- Phoenix, AZ

Brokered new commercial insurance accounts and serviced books of business for Account Executives. Introduction to claims management for self-insured clients. Licensed property and casualty insurance producer and adjuster.

Associations/Volunteer Work

Williamson County C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Williamson County, TN Juvenile Court.  Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children.

Literacy Council of Williamson County – Volunteer instructor of ESL (English as a second language) for advanced English – Franklin, TN.

Former Member of the Men’s Art Council, Phoenix Art Museum.