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Barry Zalma

Attorney and Consultant

Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, is a California attorney, insurance consultant and expert witness specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud. Mr. Zalma serves as a consultant and expert, almost equally, for insurers and policyholders. He founded Zalma Insurance Consultants in 2001 and serves as its senior consultant. He recently published the e-books, "Zalma on Insurance;" “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose — 2011,” “Zalma on Rescission in California,” “Zalma on Diminution in Value Damages,” “Arson for Profit” and “Zalma on California Claims Regulations,” “Murder and Insurance Fraud Don’t Mix” and others that are available at

Mr. Zalma is also the author of the E-Book "Zalma on Diminution of Value Damages -- 2012".

He is also the author of "Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide;" "Mold: A Comprehensive Claims Guide;" and "Construction Defects: Litigation and Claims" all published by Specialty Technical Publishers,

Mr. Zalma can be contacted at, and you can access his free "Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter" newsletter at He also answers his own phone at 310-390-4455.

Mr. Zalma also blogs "Zalma on Insurance" at

Barry Zalma has joined World Risk and Insurance News with his first program, Who Got Caught. In this first edition of Who Got Caught?, Barry Zalma comments on crime and appropriate punishment in workers compensation fraud. Mr. Zalma, an internationally recognized insurance lawyer, consultant and expert witness, will narrate the new series, Who Got Caught? Barry Zalma, will focus on the apprehension of perpetrators of all types of insurance fraud…from healthcare and workers comp fraud, to murder for life insurance, arson for profit, and more…

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Law School Attended   University of West Los Angeles, College of Law
Law School Graduation Year   1971
Persona Name   Pre-Law Student
Preference Name   Insurance

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