Best's Insurance Professional Resources

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professional Resources

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers

Insurance Experts

Ringwood Consulting Group, Inc.

38 Canada Goose Drive, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840-3126

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 206, Allamuchy, NJ 07820-0206

Established: 1989

Qualified Member Since: 2003

New Jersey Licenses #8021129 & #9697205
Pennsylvania License #335749

About Us

Ringwood Consulting Group provides Litigation Support, Early case review/assessment and Expert Witnesses in Property and Casualty, Life, Health, and Surplus Lines, specializing in:

Agent/Broker Responsibilities and Standards of Care
Agent/Company Relations
Errors & Omissions
Coverage Disputes
Contractual Disputes
Private Arbitration
Excess & Surplus Lines
Insurance Underwriting
Program Administration
Forensic Analysis

During the past twenty-nine (29) years, we have handled over six hundred (600) cases, representing both plaintiffs' and defense bars and have had five of our opinions and testimony favorably cited by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Appellate Division. We have also served as expert to the New Jersey Department of Insurance and the Attorney General's office on several occasions.

In addition, Frank Seigel, CPCU has testified at depositions and trials over one hundred (100) times.

 Back To Top

Services Rendered

  • Standard of Care
  • Arbitrations
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Interruption
  • Case Consultation
  • Commercial and Personal Lines Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Consultant Expert
  • Continuing Education Credit Courses
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Coverage Disputes
  • Disability Claim Disputes
  • Disability Insurance
  • Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Expert Testimony
  • Expert Witness
  • General Liability
  • Health Insurance
  • Insurance Agents Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Consulting
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Insurance Litigation Support
  • Insurance Practices and Procedures
  • Insurance Premium Collections
  • Insurance Underwriting
  • Liability
  • Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance Analysis
  • Litigation Consulting
  • Litigation Support
  • Malpractice
  • Managing General Underwriting
  • Mediation
  • Policy Analysis and Interpretation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Consulting
  • Risk Management
  • Subrogation Support
  • Property Title Disputes
  • Agent and Broker Responsibilities
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Early Case Evaluation/Assessment
  • Policy Procedures
  • E&O Audits
  • Title Insurance

 Back To Top


Frank Seigel, CPCU has over 45 years of insurance experience, with background in: Underwriting, Program Administration, Agency Management, Agent/Broker/Producer Responsibilities/Standards of Care, Insurance Coverage, Arbitration and Mediation, Excess and Surplus Lines. He has been favorably cited by the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division; Licensed in Life, Health, Property, Casualty & Surplus Lines; New Jersey Supreme Court Trained Civil Mediator (R. 1:40 Approval Pending). Mr. Seigel has also testified at trial or deposition over 20 times over the past four (4) years.

 Back To Top

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society
  • CPCU Society
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
  • Professional Insurance Agents
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Essex County, Inc.
  • New Jersey CPCU Society
  • New Jersey Surplus Lines Association
  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New Jersey

 Back To Top

Service Area

Serving primarily New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Experts have testified in trial and/or deposition in State Courts in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama and Illinois, and have been retained as insurance experts also in Montana, Oklahoma and Texas. Federal Courts include: U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, Federal District Court, Third Circuit, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Federal District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of Montana (Missoula Division), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

 Back To Top

Personnel Information

Founder & President

Frank Seigel, CPCU

Years of Experience: 46

Practice Areas
  • Property and Casualty
  • Surplus Lines

 Back To Top

Firm Members & Associates

Catherine Trischan, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AU, AAI, CRIS, ARM

Years of Experience: 31

Practice Areas
  • Property and Casualty

Charles W. Bowden, CLU, ChFC

Years of Experience: 30

Practice Areas
  • Life and Health
  • Disability

Steven D. Lyon, CPCU, CIC, ARM, AAI, CRM, CRIS

Practice Areas
  • Property and Casualty

 Back To Top


Robert Mallon

Years of Experience: 32

Practice Areas
  • Title Insurance
  • Underwriting

 Back To Top

High Profile Cases

Goldstar v Underwriters at Lloyd's London, et al, v. Insurex; Piermont Iron Works v. Evanston; Harrington v. Sikora; ARC Family v. Ralph Parnes; Martinez v. Atlas Builders, Inc., et al v. Insurance Corporation of Hannover, et al; OCN-L-2868-05, 3133-07 - Summary Judgment Motion

 Back To Top

Contact Our Team | About Best's Insurance Professional Resources