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Benchmarking and Claims Studies as Risk Management Tools

June 9, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

2 AIA/CES HSW LUs Available

For over 50 years, Schinnerer has been collecting data on claims relating to the services provided by design professionals. Data on who makes claims against design professionals, what projects are risky and why, and how other parties can contribute to claims against design professionals are all factors design professionals should consider and evaluate when managing risk. 

  • Background and Industry Trends
  • Claims Frequency and Severity
  • Defense Cost
  • Factors to Evaluate risk
  • The Client
  • The Project
  • Consultants
  • Contractor
  • Other Parties
  • Fee
  • Your Firm
  • Contracts

Presenter’s Biography 

Joseph H. Jones, Jr., Esq., AIA
Vice President

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc.

Joe Jones is a risk management attorney and director of Schinnerer’s risk management services.  He provides risk management advice to Schinnerer and CNA insureds, serves as editor of Schinnerer’s Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, and is a resource on evolving areas of professional liability exposure for both design professionals and contractors. 

A registered architect, Joe practiced architecture for over ten years. Prior to joining Schinnerer, Joe was the Assistant Counsel for the Contract Documents program of The American Institute of Architects.  Joe is the author of Risk Management chapter of Architect and Engineer Liability: Claims Against Design Professionals (Aspen 2006) and is a contributing author to the 14th Edition of The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice (Wiley, 2008).

Joe served as co-chair for the ABA’s Construction Industry Forum’s 2009 Midwinter meeting and is the past chair of the Forum’s Division 3 – Design. 

Joe received his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and his Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law.  Joe’s e-mail address is joe.h.jones@schinnerer.com.

Generously sponsored by Ames & Gough


Image courtesy Brian Turner, Wikipedia


June 9, 2015
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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