• Patricia Law
    Associate
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    21017 South 220th Street
    Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    480.592.9570 (Phone)
    480.592.9840 (Fax)

    plaw@branthickey.com

    Patricia has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years. She was born in Idaho but moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University.

    Patricia entered the structured settlement industry 19 years ago. She has worked with self-insured employers, casualty companies, municipalities, and third party administrators in providing claims settlement and financing through utilization of annuities/structured settlements.

    The majority of her work performed in tort/personal injury arena. Her expertise in the workman's compensation arena has assisted in settlement of claims in various states including Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Colorado. Patricia has been instrumental in the Nevada worker's compensation arena including legislation and regulations. She has presented several workshops regarding the use of annuities in worker's compensation as well as tort and personal injury.

    As a member of numerous organizations such as IAIABC, PRIMA, Arizona Self-Insured Association, Nevada Self-Insured Association, and RIMS, Patricia has a well-rounded knowledge of the structured settlement market.

  • Daniel Caldwell
    Associate
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    490 S. Farrell Drive, Suite C 105
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    760.841.1155 (Phone)
    760.841.5585 (Fax)

    dcaldwell@branthickey.com

    Mr. Caldwell has been involved in the insurance industry since 1986. Daniel has a broad range of expertise in many facets of the business. Having been a claims supervisor and agency manager, Daniel knows first-hand how to use structured settlements as a win/win for all parties involved.

    Daniel has provided continuing education for hundreds of insurance professionals and has a knack for explaining complex concepts in layman's terms. He feels this ability gives him an edge when designing and promoting the benefits of structured settlements.

    Licenses and Affiliations:
    President, Caldwell Capital Resources, Inc.
    Insurance Licenses: Life, Health, Adjusters, Multi-line(Multiple States)
    Member of NSSTA

    Education:
    Angelo State University, B.A.
    Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) from NSSTA, in cooperation with University of Notre Dame
    Associates in Claims -- Insurance Institute of America
    Certified Mediator -- Dispute Resolution of Tarrant County

    Personal:
    Wife - Carolyn (Hospital CEO)
    Kids - Jonathon and Monique
    Frequent speaker for youth groups and organizations, has received many awards for sales and business success, and loves to travel.

  • Dan Finn
    Associate
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    260 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    949.999.3322 (Phone)
    949.999.3375 (Fax)

    dan@finnfinancialgroup.com

    With more than 25 years of structured settlement and insurance expertise, Dan has earned the respect of a diverse client base across the United States who respect his professionalism and commitment to helping find the proper solution for each unique situation.

    As a member of the CPCU Society, Dan has served on national Claims, Reinsurance and Risk Management Committees, and has participated as a speaker for several CPCU national and regional symposia. He also conducts educational seminars for lawyers which have been approved by the state Bar of California for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit.

    Dan serves on the Board of Directors, currently as President-Elect, of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA). Through NSSTA, in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame, he was among the first in the nation to earn his Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation.

    In addition to past involvement with the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE), Dan completed additional studies on tax, public benefits, financial planning and related topics through the University of California, Irvine. A former public school teacher and basketball coach, he graduated from The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Science in Education.)

  • Chad Gold
    Associate
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    506 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 226
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    310.481.6035 (Phone)

    cgold@branthickey.com

    Chad is a Structured Settlement and Annuity Specialist in the Los Angeles region. He is an attorney with extensive experience in structured settlements, finance and insurance. He works with many prominent law firms in California, along with self-insured organizations, corporations, third party administrators and insurance companies. He works on all types of cases and claims including personal injury and liability, mass tort, medical malpractice and workers compensation. Further, Chad will provide personal consultations and evaluations regarding cases that may merit use of structured settlements and/or annuities.

    Chad is a valued team player who facilitates structured settlements and the settlement process. He designs and presents settlement annuity plans, facilitates settlement releases, and effectively works with clients, attorneys and the court. He often attends and participates in settlement conferences, mediations, and other hearings designed to resolve cases. Additionally, he analyzes life care plans and vocational rehabilitation reports and projects future loss of earnings and lifetime medical awards and judgments.

    Chad is a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree, and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy. Chad holds a California insurance license and a Colorado law license.

  • Joan Schaefer
    Administrative Services
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    13215 East Penn Street, Suite 605
    Whittier, CA 90602
    562.696.2288 (Phone)
    562.789.3900 (Fax)

    jschaefer@branthickey.com

  • Rob Forner
    Associate
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    3208 Perlett Drive
    Cameron Park, CA 95682
    530.676.7663 (Phone)
    530.676.4582 (Fax)

    rforner@branthickey.com

    Rob Forner joined Brant Hickey in 2004 and resides in the Sacramento region. Prior to joining Brant Hickey, Rob worked for 12 years as a Cash Manager for a global mutual fund company where he held his Series 6, 7, and 63 licenses. He has also been a member of the Association for Financial Planners. Since joining the structured settlement industry, Rob has built a steady cliental, priding himself with excellent customer service to his customers. He specializes in general liability, workers compensation, and non-qualified taxable claims. In addition to structured settlements, Rob is licensed to a wide array of investment annuities offering near retirees additional choices in the investment world. He is also appointed to handle structured sales transactions for real estate transactions.

    Rob understands that each individual has unique needs when it comes to the allocation of their money, whether it is in the form of a structured settlement or part of their retirement nest egg. Rob works diligently to ensure that all options are explored and a proper decision is met.

    Rob is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Finance.

  • Thomas Roberts
    Associate
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    2555 East Perrin, Suite 104
    Fresno, CA 93720
    559.225.4251 (Phone)
    559.225.5340 (Fax)

    troberts@branthickey.com

    Tom Roberts began his insurance career in 1971 as a life, health and disability insurance agent for Washington National Insurance Company. In 1981, he formed Roberts Insurance Services, providing life, health and disability insurance products.

    Due to an increasing demand from various local casualty companies to settle their claims with a structured settlement annuity, Mr. Roberts added structured settlements to his own insurance business in 1984 and joined Brant Hickey & Associates, Inc in 2004.

    Tom has a B.A. degree from St Mary's College of California and has licenses in Life and Health. he is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association and Past Instructor of the Life Underwriters Training Council.

  • Tim Kosor
    Associate
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    30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E, PMB 430
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    949.388.5565 (Phone)
    949.388.5566 (Fax)

    tkosor@branthickey.com

    Tim Kosor joined Brant Hickey & Associates in 2004 after serving 2 years with another national structured settlement consulting firm. Tim specializes in the successful negotiation of commercial liability, personal lines, medical malpractice and workers compensation claims through the use of customized structured settlement plans. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of case management, from initial client contact to completion of settlement documents and contract issuance. He has worked with a varied clientele, including personal injury attorneys, casualty companies, self-insured organizations and third party administrators.

    Mr. Kosor has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to entering the structured settlement field, he worked for Maximus, Inc. as a Senior Financial Consultant to various public agencies in the state of California. Other experience includes a Personal Financial Planner position with Gateway Investment Services, at which time he gained the Series 6 and Series 63 licenses.

    Tim earned both a Bachelors degree in Finance and a Masters degree in International Business from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

    Mr. Kosor is an active member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association.

  • James Finger
    Associate
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    60 Lawson Lane
    Ridgefield, CT 06877
    203.894.8415 (Phone)
    203.505.7103 (Cell)

    jfinger@branthickey.com

    Jim Finger joined Brant Hickey in 2012. Prior to joining Brant Hickey, he was a Senior Economist with Litigation Analytics, Inc. Jim has also been a licensed structured settlement broker beginning in the early 1990s. Prior to joining the structured settlement industry, he spent a number of years on Wall Street as a financial planner and portfolio manager. Jim is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) who is an active member the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the American Economic Association (AEA). He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Jim specializes in general liability cases. In addition to structured settlement annuity work, he is qualified to critique the economic damages analyses sometimes found in the personal injury claims process. Jim's extensive investment and economics experience provides him with a bedrock foundation for comprehending each individual's unique needs and guiding the allocation of their assets to safely and comfortably meet those needs.

  • John Cranias
    Associate
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    107 West First Street, Suite 100
    Sanford, FL 32771
    407.330.2171 (Phone)
    407.330.2118 (Fax)

    john.cranias@branthickey.com

    John Cranias joined Brant Hickey in January of 2008 and currently works in the Orlando office. His primary concentration is within tax free Structured Settlement annuity products, arising from product liability, general liability, medical malpractice, and commercial auto claims. Mr. Cranias also has extensive experience using non-qualified annuity products such as structured sales, attorney fee structures, and disability and divorce settlements, including child support and alimony.

    Mr. Cranias is a licensed life and variable annuities agent and a licensed primary and secondary lending agent. As a senior loan consultant for over ten years, he concentrated on the primary and secondary lending markets, assisting his clients with complex financial transactions both in the residential and commercial areas. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his exceptional work as a top producer in the industry. His experience within the Structured Settlement and lending arena, combined with his dedication to service and strong work ethic, help to ensure that his client's best interests are always considered.

  • Ted Cranias
    Associate
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    107 West First Street, Suite 100
    Sanford, FL 32771
    407.330.2171 (Phone)
    407.330.2118 (Fax)

    tcranias@branthickey.com

    Ted Cranias joined the Brant Hickey team in 2002 to lead the new Orlando, Florida office location. Mr. Cranias' main focus is concentrated in Product Liability, Medical Malpractice and Workers Compensation cases. This also includes Medical Set-Asides and Custodial Medical Accounts. He is a licensed insurance agent and a member of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association.

    A seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Cranias has had numerous successes in both domestic and international start-up companies since 1996. He has developed significant experience in administrative tribunals as well as the federal courts. Although he is not an attorney, he has appeared before the State of Florida Division of Hearings and Administrative Appeals (responsible for workers compensation adjudication) and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to assist in the speedy resolution of pending settlements.

    Mr. Cranias graduated Cum Laude from John B. Stetson University in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Often sought after as a speaker, he is most frequently heard at the Stetson University School of Business on the subject of entrepreneurial endeavors and the perils of civil liability. He has provided advice and consultation to local municipalities in the matters of Historical Business Districts, a special program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • Will Messer
    Associate
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    3131 Lonnbladh Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32308
    850.878.2121 (Phone)
    850.878.2128 (Fax)

    wmesser@branthickey.com

    Will Messer graduated from Mercer University located in Macon, Georgia in March 1993. He is married with three children and lives in Tallahassee, Florida where he has been working in the insurance field for more than ten years. Will holds a 2:20 property and casualty license as well as a 2:18 life and variable annuity license. He has served on the Florida Joint Underwriting Association appointed by Tom Gallagher, Florida's Chief Financial Officer and has served as the local President for the Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee.

    Will has experience providing settlement options for multiple carriers as well as working to bring settlement solutions for complicated worker's compensation cases. Will wants to be everything and more for those he represents and believes his relaxed, but confident approach can be an asset for you.

  • Hyrom McCall
    Associate
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    3951 Snapfinger Parkway, Suite 201
    Decatur, GA 30035
    404.288.2422 (Phone)
    404.288.2340 (Fax)

    hmccall@branthickey.com

    Hyrom McCall is an experienced professional specializing in designing and structuring settlements for personal injury cases and clients with special needs. He has more than 30 years of diversified insurance experience, including Investigation, Worker's Compensation and Liability and 20 years specializing in the annuity business. His broad background in litigation and structured settlements bring an invaluable asset to the settlement table.

    Hyrom works with a myriad of individuals, including risk managers, claims personnel and attorneys to effectively design and negotiate structured settlements in a wide range of areas. He has worked with Special Needs Trust and assisted attorneys in reaching settlement when SSI and Medicaid benefits are involved. He also assists the attorney in determining accurate distribution to meet the needs outlined in Life Care Plans.

    As a Structured Settlement Specialist, Hyrom adds value to the resolution of every case by providing on-site settlement conference assistance and negotiation support, balancing the need and ability to obtain/maintain private and governmental benefits and assist with Special Needs Trusts, developing Financial Needs Analysis which incorporate experts' economic reports and life care plans, attorney input and the client's social and financial data and designing creative programs to replace lost income and provide future care for both large and small cases, using structured settlement annuities.

    Prior to joining the Insurance industry, Hyrom taught Biology and Physical Science for the Houston County Board of Education. With his teaching background, he is able to thoroughly instruct beginning technicians the art of settling cases utilizing the structured settlement process.

  • Stacy McCall
    Associate
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    3951 Snapfinger Parkway, Suite 201
    Decatur, GA 30035
    404.288.2422 (Phone)
    404.288.2340 (Fax)

    smccall@branthickey.com

    Stacy McCall has over 17 years of experience in the Structured Settlement industry. As a Structured Settlement Specialist, Stacy adds value to the resolution of every case by providing on-site settlement conference assistance, settlement document assistance and circulation to protect the interest of the Insurance Carrier and/or Defendants, Financial Needs Analysis which incorporate experts' economic reports and life care plans, attorney input and the client's social and financial data, and designs creative programs to replace lost income and provide future care for both large and small cases, using structured settlement annuities.

    Noted for outstanding problem-solving abilities and breaking conventional molds in effectively resolving issues, Stacy has been instrumental in the successful conclusion of numerous cases involving clients with special needs. Her expertise in designing creative structured settlements to meet the individual needs of each claimant enables her to provide invaluable assistance to her clients throughout the entire settlement process.

    Stacy graduated from Howard University, in Washington, D.C. where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

  • Robert Nonini
    Associate
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    5875 West Harbor Drive
    Coeur D'Alene,ID 83814
    208.765.1904 (Phone)
    208.292.4310 (Fax)

    bnonini@branthickey.com

    Robert Nonini is a life long resident of north Idaho. He has spent the last twenty years in the financial services industry with the last ten years specializing in structured settlements. Robert covers the Pacific Northwest to include Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and also does work in Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Robert's business is an even blend of personal-injury, wrongful death and workers compensation with a growing emphasis on non-personal injury and the use of structured settlements to resolve those cases.

    Robert is quite active both locally and statewide. He has recently been elected to the Idaho House of Representatives. He will represent Legislative District 5 beginning in January 2005. Numerous insurance company organizations and the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association endorsed Robert. He is immediate past president of the Idaho Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is a current member of the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club, having served as president in 1995-96. Robert also volunteers at the local Senior CitizenŐs Center.

  • Henry Barkhausen
    Associate
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    216 S Jefferson Street, Suite 201
    Chicago, IL 60661
    312.831.0770 (Phone)
    815.642.9185 (Fax)

    hbarkhausen@branthickey.com

    Henry Barkhausen entered the structured settlement industry in 1992. His professional background includes eighteen years in finance and capital marketing, including being managing director of an investment bank and treasurer of a Fortune 500 company. His many responsibilities have also included risk management and investment management.

    Mr. Barkhausen's experience in structured settlements has been primarily in the area of medical malpractice, liability, product liability and workers' compensation. He has great success with highly complex cases involving funding life care plans for severely disabled individuals where he coordinates the care planning phase, and determines the optimum funding method.

    His financial analysis and planning expertise have proven beneficial in dealing with the financial and tax aspects of structured settlements. Mr. Barkhausen has the ability to design optimum structured settlements for plaintiffs and to sell the proposals to all parties effectively answering any comments, questions or objections raised by plaintiffs or their attorneys.

    Henry has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He holds licenses in Life and Health and is a licensed CPA. He is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association.

  • Thomas Gutowski
    Associate
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    2000 Landwehr Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    847.715.4886 (Phone)
    847.291.7687 (Fax)

    tgutowski@branthickey.com

    Tom worked in CNA's "in house" structured settlement program in the early 1980s, was a structured settlement consultant for a dozen years with a Texas-based firm, and was a Director in the structured settlement operation of Allstate Life Insurance Company for five years. He joined Brant Hickey & Associates in November of 2001.

    Tom has experience in structuring a wide variety of cases, including general liability, product liability, workers compensation, medical malpractice, municipal liability, and "taxable tort" cases, such as employment claims. He designs and effectively presents well thought out settlement plans that address the needs of injured claimants, maximize the value of defense settlement dollars, and get cases closed.

    Tom is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and the University of Chicago, and holds several advanced degrees. He is a long-standing member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, and has earned the following financial industry designations: Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, Associate in Risk Management, and Certified Financial Planner™.

  • John Karter
    Associate
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    5315 N. Clark Street #622
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773.412.6304 (Phone)
    734.823.8626 (Fax)

    jkarter@branthickey.com

    John brings to Brant Hickey over 15 years of experience in the in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Brant Hickey in 2014, John worked as a structured settlement consultant with two other major firms in our industry. In addition, John worked at CNA Insurance Company as a Structured Settlement Broker, and later helped market and launch the nationwide Structured Settlement Program there. His expertise as a Structured Settlement Brokerincludes settlement of cases in medical malpractice, truck and auto liability, products liability, employment litigation, and business disputes. John is also an expert in structured sales, stand-alone attorney fees, and deferred compensation plans.

    John graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He is a licensed Life and Health producer and holds a Series 6 and 63 licenses for variable annuities. John has personally participated in hundreds of settlement conferences, mediations, and pre trials across the country. He is available for on-site negotiations and the development of settlement strategies to help all parties.

    John is an active member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association. He earned the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, and Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) in 2012. John resides in Chicago, IL with his wife Jennifer and their 3 children.

  • William Adams
    Associate
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    31638 River Pines Drive
    Springfield, LA 70462
    225.294.5400 (Phone)
    225.294.5430 (Fax)

    badams@branthickey.com

    William P. Adams began his career adjusting claims for the Baton Rouge Claims Service. While at the Baton Rouge claims Service, he was elected President of the Independent Adjusters of Louisiana. From there he joined the Aetna Life & Casualty company handling heavy casualty claims to include the offshore risk, Jones Act Seamen, USL&H claims. From the Aetna he joined Corporate Group, the special risk-self Insurance branch of Frank B. Hall Company as regional manager of their operations. His responsibility was that of sales, marketing and claim administration with a full staff of personnel. In 1993 he entered the structured settlement field as a structured settlement broker and has remained full time in this field. He is past president of the Baton Rouge Claims Association and remains an active member of that organization.

    He is an active member of the Louisiana Claims Association and has served as a Director of that organization. He is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, and Past President of the Baton Rouge Claims Association.

    He is a Louisiana Certified Claims Professional.

  • Toby Brazzel
    Associate
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    1252 Southhampton Driver
    Alexandria, LA 71303
    318.426.0168 (Phone)

  • Bill Rothrock
    Associate
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    2 Halstead Rise
    Rochester, NY 14450
    585.739.1262 (Phone)
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    wrothrock@branthickey.com

    Bill utilizes his financial and insurance background to attend the needs of a diverse clientele. He joined Brant Hickey in 2003 bringing with him 15 years of financial experience. He currently holds a position on Construction Finance Management AssociationŐs Emerging Issues Subcommittee a national association which examines Insurance and Financial exposure drafts purposed through FASB and the IRS.

    Subsequent to joining Brant Hickey as an Associate, he worked with Fleet Investment Advisors as a Trust officer and Prudential Securities as an Investment Professional. His unique knowledge of trust doctrine, investment capabilities and Structured Settlements facilitate the institution of a proper strategy for client success. We welcome Bill's 21st century view of the financial horizon and herald the impact of holistic planning on the success of our clients.

    Bill attained a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from RIT. He currently holds a Series 7, 63 and 65 NASD license.

  • John Roudebush
    Associate
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    173 Antebellum Way
    Summerville, SC 29483
    913.952.4962 (Phone)

    jroudebush@branthickey.com

    John Roudebush has been in the insurance industry since 1987, specializing solely in the structured settlement field since 1990. His insurance background consists of directly handling complex litigated claims in personal and commercial lines. He has extensive structured settlement experience working for both an in-house insurance operation as well as outside independent brokerage firms. John provides assistance to major casualty carriers, self-insured companies, and attorneys in a variety of claims, such as automobile liability, general liability, medical malpractice and workers' compensation including Medicare Set Aside accounts. He handles all aspects of the structured settlement process from the tailoring of a customized financial plan to finalizing settlement documents. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He earned the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 and also holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College.

  • Paul Kristynik
    Associate
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    P.O. Box 163505
    Austin, TX 78716
    512-940-7878 (Cell Phone)
    888-355-7489 (Office)

    paul@kristyniksg.com

    Paul is a nationally known and respected settlement planner who brings over 15 years of industry knowledge and expertise to his clients. His extensive experience includes working with personal injury, medical malpractice and mass tort settlement clients. By understanding the specific needs of those receiving a financial award, Paul helps design settlement solutions that protect financial futures.

  • Cash Kristynik
    Associate
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    P.O. Box 163505
    Austin, TX 78716
    512-657-6876 (Cell Phone)
    888-355-7489 (Office)

    cash@kristyniksg.com

    Cash is passionate about helping claimants in personal injury, medical malpractice and masst tort settlements protect their financial future. By offering a variety of options, he works with clients to create customized plans to meet their short term and long term financial needs.

  • Robert Foster
    Associate
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    P.O. Box 163505
    Austin, TX 78716
    512-461-8419 (Phone)
    888-355-7489 (Office)

    robert@kristyniksg.com

    Robert has spent years providing settlement planning services to people affected by personal injury lawsuits. He uniquely combines his expertise and experience with his passion to protect the financal futures of plaintiffs.

  • Don Lake
    Associate
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    3033 NW 63rd Street, Suite 201E
    Oklahoma City, OK 73116
    405.840.1611 (Phone)
    405.840.2611 (Fax)

    dlake@branthickey.com

    Don Lake, Jr. began his career over 35 years ago as a life and health agent. He has numerous marks and professional designations. He obtained his Series 7 License and became a Registered Investment Advisor in 1986. He received the mark of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from the College for Financial Planning, Denver, in 1988. He received his Series 24 Securities Compliance Certificate in 1989. He received the certificate of Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) in 1994 from NSSTA, in cooperation with University of Notre Dame.

    He provides continuing education credit education for licensed adjusters in Oklahoma and Texas, Certified Public Accountants, and mandatory continuing education credits for members of the Oklahoma Bar.

    His consultation experience includes tort, medical malpractice, workers compensation, marriage dissolution, child support, and employee discrimination.

    His service includes life care plan pricing, competitive quotes, and prompt service. His administrative staff provides professional assistance with closing documents on all cases.

  • David Hickey
    Home Office Managing Partner
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    1810 Mt Nebo Road
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    800.364.6488 (Phone)
    412.356.1011 (Fax)

    dhickey@branthickey.com

    In addition to his duties as senior manager for Brant Hickey, David specializes in the areas of handling complex claims from a structured settlement solution perspective. Over his nearly two decades in the field, Mr. Hickey has assisted clients across the globe in providing structured settlement assistance to a variety of cases. Most recognizable are his efforts in high profile cases including Pan Am 103 Lockerbie, Scotland, 911 Victims Compensation Fund, Combe South Landfill, Korean Air 801, World Trade Center, Silk Air 185 and numerous U.S. Department of Justice cases involving pollution and medical malpractice matters. Using Capital Needs Analysis, David often creates innovative financial solutions which result in earlier case settlement with preservation of both expense and time. Mr. Hickey has pioneered partnership arrangements to provide life care planning and economic analyses for a multitude of exposures. He regularly meets with his clients and attends all settlement conferences and mediations to provide on site counsel and presentations.

    David strives to create bridge solutions that allow both parties in an action to reach a successful conclusion. Once the case is concluded Mr. Hickey oversees all document production to insure a smooth and seamless conclusion. His knowledge of regulatory agencies, government offices and the carrier marketplace is a key factor to his high success rate in structuring outcomes for his clients. Current representations include Chartis Insurance, CNA Insurance, Pa Medical Catastrophe Loss Fund, US Army Claims Service, US DOJ, University of Pennsylvania and numerous public and private enterprises. David also works closely with Feinberg and Rozen developing innovative solutions to long term pollution, asbestos and other mass tort injury matters.

    Mr. Hickey oversees the areas of specialized services for complex claims involving wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice and mass torts. David has pioneered a partnership arrangement, which provides life care planning, medical case management and economic loss analysis for clients seeking to successfully negotiate case settlement. He also has responsibility for attending settlement conferences and mediations on behalf of Fortune 500 clients, insurance carriers and U.S. governmental agencies.

    Mr. Hickey is holder of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation, and a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh program. He is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) and has served on the Legislation and Regulation Subcommittee.

  • Gary Brant
    Home Office President
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    1810 Mt Nebo Road
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    800.364.6488 (Phone)
    412.356.1011 (Fax)

    gbrant@branthickey.com

    Gary L. Brant specializes in the design and implementation of structured settlements involving annuity products and settlement trusts throughout the United States. A pioneer in the field of settlement annuities, he has served Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, government agencies, and law firms. Since 1981, Mr. Brant has participated in more than thousands of cases involving structured settlements, including cases in Singapore, Korea, Mexico, London, and South America.

    Specializing in catastrophic medical malpractice, environmental, aviation, workers' compensation, general tort, and worker's compensation portfolio liabilities, Mr. Brant is often the facilitating link between plaintiff and defense. His skills ensure successful claims resolution by highlighting the many benefits of the tax-free, guaranteed payments of structured settlements.

    Mr. Brant graduated from Mount St. Mary's College with a degree in business and finance. He has published several articles on the advantages of structured settlements, and has served on many committees of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), including Chairing the Public Relations Committee of the NSSTA, The Marketing Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, and The Legislation/Regulation Committee.

  • Valerie Cochenour
    Home Office Document Specialist
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    1810 Mt. Nebo Road
    Sewickley PA 15143
    800.364.6488 (Phone)
    412.356.1011 (Fax)

    vcochenour@branthickey.com

  • Raymond Nolen
    Associate
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    433 Burmont Road
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    800.257.4580 (Phone)
    610.284.3823 (Fax)

    rnolen@branthickey.com

    Ray Nolen began his insurance career in 1985 in the medical malpractice industry and entered the structured settlement field in 1990. For over 25 years Ray has structured an array of cases ranging from automobile to medical malpractice to workers' compensation.

    Ray earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. He holds the designation of Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC), conferred by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame.

    A sought after speaker, Ray is a member of many industry groups and has served on several community boards and committees.

  • Dawn Lisi
    Associate
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    4 Dawn Drive
    Millersburg, PA 17061
    717.439.6207 (Phone)
    717.692.2428 (Fax)

    dlisi@branthickey.com

    Dawn Lisi brings over twenty years of relevant experience to her structured settlement clients. She has extensive legal experience in both the private and public sectors. After graduating from law school, Dawn practiced law with a private firm. She then spent seven years at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, where she was responsible for negotiating, settling and structuring multi-million dollar medical malpractice claims. She currently acts as a broker for clients in all types of injury cases. Dawn received her B.S. in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the National Structured Settlement Trade Association. When not working, Dawn enjoys traveling, hunting and volunteering at her church.

  • Deryck Henry
    Associate
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    5621 N Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    717.599.5640 (Phone)
    717.599.5648 (Fax)

    dhenry@branthickey.com

    Deryck Henry brings experience and expertise to the structured settlement industry. Mr. Henry received his undergraduate degree in Business from Howard University. Upon graduation, he worked at General Electric and Air Products and Chemicals before attending law school.

    After earning a law degree from Widener University School of Law, Mr. Henry was an attorney for the Pennsylvania Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund where he negotiated, settled and structured multi-million dollar medical malpractice claims.

    Deryck is a member of the Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar associations. In addition, he has lectured extensively about negotiating and structuring settlements.

    Deryck's combined legal and business expertise gives him unique insight into structuring settlement agreements.

  • Eric Kronk
    Associate
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    75 Scarff Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05406
    802.654.1113 (Phone)
    802.655.6624 (Fax)

    ejk@kronkfinancialservices.com

    Eric Kronk has worked in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry since 1990. With his team at Kronk Financial Services, Eric specializes in designing "best-fit" financial programs for personal injury victims and their families. The "best fit" typically includes the coordination of a structured settlement with existing financial programs, and may incorporate one or more trusts to enhance portfolio financial protections and performance.

    Eric has successfully negotiated and designed structured settlements to resolve a broad range of tort actions. These include: workers compensation, Medicare Set-Asides, toxic tort, medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death actions. Kronk Financial Services, LLC provides support with many key components of the claims negotiation and settlement process. This support includes assisting attorneys with drafting settlement documents to ensure the tax-advantaged status of future structured payouts, whenever possible.

    Eric received his B.A. Honors degree from McGill University, his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School, and is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow with the American College. Eric is an active participant with many community and sports events.

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