Joseph Junfola, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Joseph Junfola

Joseph Junfola

Joseph M. Junfola’s career in claims spans four decades. In July 2019, after more than 26 years with Admiral Insurance Group as a claim officer specializing in long-term exposure/continuous damage claims on a national basis, in particular construction defect claims, Junfola formed a consulting practice with primary concentration in construction and design professional claims.

A staunch believer in continuous learning and improvement, Junfola earned the following professional designations: CPCU, RPLU, RPLU+, SCLA, AIC, ASLI, ARe, AU, ARM, CRIS, AIS, MLIS, AIC-M and AIDA. In 2008, he earned the executive certificate in negotiations from the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, and in 2009 he received the home inspection certificate through Rutgers University and the National Institute of Building Inspectors. In 2014, he earned the certificate in law and legal process from Southern New Hampshire University. Throughout his career, Junfola has attended countless seminars and workshops. More recently, he completed the program on negotiation at Harvard Law School. He created and conducts a webinar/workshop series, Cause and Effect: Managing the Construction Defect Claim. Junfola has published several articles and an eBook, “Construction Defect Claims, A Handbook for Insurance, Risk Management, Construction, & Design Professionals.”

In May 2020, he became a member of the Transaction Advisory Group (“TAG”), a part of Suite 200 Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in advisory services, market intelligence and talent acquisition. TAG works with primarily funding sponsors to identify, vet and facilitate deals with insurtech and technology-enabled services companies.

Recent Articles by Joseph Junfola

Montrose: Gift That Keeps on Giving

On Jan. 7, 2020, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Montrose v. Superior Court, 14 Cal App. 5th 1306, 2017. The issue in the underlying continuous environmental contamination damage claim is whether the upper excess layer of coverage should participate in funding only after all directly underlying excess coverage during the coverage continuum […]

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