Wm Scott Patterson

Senior Coverage Counsel NAC Claims Legal Group
Zurich North America

Wm SCOTT PATTERSON is Senior Coverage Counsel, NAC Claims Legal Group, Zurich North America. WM SCOTT PATTERSON is currently in-house counsel for Zurich, managing complex and high exposure insurance coverage litigation throughout North America, across all liability lines, primary and excess.  Scott also advises on non-litigated liability coverage matters, and is involved in product development and training.  Scott began his legal career as a trial lawyer with Fowler White in Tampa.  He subsequently managed staff counsel operations for Amerisure and Auto-Owners. Scott then transitioned to coverage, first with CIGNA and then St. Paul, which brought him to Baltimore.  He left St. Paul to start the Insurance Coverage Law Group, representing policyholders and their captives in risk management and dispute resolution.  Scott then returned in-house with Zurich.  Scott received his BA and JD, with honors, from Florida State University.  He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Florida, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.   Scott is past president of the Out-of-State Division of the Florida Bar representing the 14,000 members who practice outside of Florida.  Scott blogs on construction defect insurance coverage at his website CDCoverage.com.