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Barry Zalma

barry123.jpgBarry Zalma, Esq., CFE, has practiced law in California for more than 43 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer. He now refuses all assignments as a lawyer and limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant and expert witness specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally, for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related disputes. 

He founded Zalma Insurance Consultants in 2001 and serves as its only consultant.
Mr. Zalma recently published “Insurance Law;” “Insurance Claims a Comprehensive Guide;” the “Construction Defects Claims Guide” and the “Mold Claims Guide” published by the National Underwriter Company. The American Bar Association now publishes Mr. Zalma’s “The Insurance Fraud Deskbook” and “Diminution in Value Damages.” He also publishes through his web site at the e-books, “Insurance Fraud & Weapons to Defeat Fraud”; “Zalma on California Claims Regulations – 2013″; “Rescission of Insurance in California – 2013;” “Random Thoughts on Insurance” a collection of posts on this blog; “Zalma on Insurance Fraud – 2012″; “ “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose — 2011,” “Arson for Profit” and others that are available at
His C.V. is available at http:// and he can be reached at
3 2016
​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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