Sara Rizor Black, Legal Assistant, Law Offices of Justin Fok

Our law office in the San Jose area was in the midst of a move with a short time frame.  Despite an administrative omission on our part, Summer Gorsica scrambled to get our insurance in place so that we could move in a timely fashion.  When you’re in the midst of a frantic office move, you can count on Summer Gorsica and Ahern Insurance to do their part and help, rather than hinder, the process. It is rare to find such a combined high-level of responsiveness and professionalism. We would not hesitate to contact Summer or Ahern Insurance in the future for our ongoing insurance needs.

Sandra Behar, Director of Administration, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP

We have worked with AHERN since our firm opened in 2009 and have always had a very positive experience. The AHERN team knows what they’re doing and we trust them completely to help our firm obtain the necessary insurance at the appropriate coverage levels, with the best companies. 

AHERN specializes in insuring law firms but they don’t use a “cookie-cutter” approach.  They listen to our firm’s needs, make suggestions, and tailor coverage specifically for our firm.

What sets the AHERN team apart from other brokers is their responsiveness and their extensive knowledge of the legal insurance industry.

–  Sandra Behar, Director of Administration, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP

Craig W. Price, Chief Operating Officer, Somach Simmons & Dunn

Our law firm has worked with Shawn Royle and the AHERN team for many years.  They handle all of our general business insurance needs including professional liability, employment practices, workers’ compensation, business liability, fiduciary liability and ERISA bond coverage for our firm’s profit sharing retirement plan.  They consistently do a great job throughout the year and especially at renewal time making the renewal process as efficient and painless as possible.  We feel confident in knowing that Shawn and the AHERN team have a thorough understanding of the insurance marketplace allowing them to provide the best coverage from highly rated carriers with very competitive pricing. 

– Craig W. Price, Chief Operating Officer, Somach Simmons & Dunn

Zephyr Hill, Managing Attorney, Goldberg Jones

Randy (Gust) is attentive, knowledgeable and gets the job done. He is a great guy to work with. Randy and the AHERN team offer everything you would want in an insurance brokerage. Randy has many strengths, especially when it comes to his ability to compare different companies and coverage options. He has advised us not only on price but also what will work best for us and the specific needs of our law firm. We were delighted to save money upon taking his advice but that really wasn’t the reason. Randy, undoubtedly like everyone at AHERN, knows what is a good deal and we listen to him.

– Zephyr Hill, Managing Attorney, Goldberg Jones

Steven A. Mindel, CFLS, Managing Partner, Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein, LLP

The AHERN team is very thoughtful in the way they look at our entire insurance needs. They make sure we are properly insured – not too much and not too little. Because they work with thousands of law firms, they are able to take that expertise and apply it specifically to our firm. The AHERN professionals spend significant time really getting to know us by asking a lot of questions and then communicating to the underwriters the specifics of our firm which provides us with the best coverage at the best rates. The AHERN team is also very good at explaining what you are getting in terms of coverage. They provide several options on the same coverage and give you apples-to-apples comparisons that help you make the best decision.

– Steven A. Mindel, CFLS, Managing Partner, Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein, LLP

Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr., Partner, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire LLP

As a plaintiffs firm we deal in the consequences of risks gone wrong. Just as good risk management is essential to running a safe business, it is also key to running a successful law practice. Which is why when we decided to hold an MCLE course on risk management we turned to the experts at AHERN. Our course not only turned out to be extremely educational, our lawyers earned valuable MCLE credits at the same time.

– Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr., Partner, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire LLP

Heather L. Rosing, Shareholder / CFO, Klinedinst, PC

Our firm has worked with AHERN for many years, and the experience has been nothing short of top notch. They are knowledgeable, responsive, and solution oriented. We particularly appreciate their practical and customer service oriented approach to our needs and issues as a business.

– Heather L. Rosing, Shareholder / CFO, Klinedinst, PC

Ellen Miller Sharp, Executive Director, San Diego County Bar Association

The professionals at AHERN are outstanding to work with. They know the markets, are very responsive and a wonderful partner. Due to AHERN’s extensive knowledge and excellent service, they not only provide insurance services to our members, they are also the Association’s broker for all our lines of coverage.

-Ellen Miller Sharp, Executive Director, San Diego County Bar Association

Greg Hayden, Vice President, XL Catlin Select Professionals

AHERN sets itself apart from other brokerages by forming partnerships with both the carrier and the law firm and seeking the “win-win” zone that consists of broad coverage at pricing acceptable to all. AHERN views successful relationships as those that endure over the long-term.

The AHERN team is thoughtful, respectful and always dedicated to the interests of both its carrier partners and law firm clients.

-Greg Hayden, Vice President, XL Catlin Select Professionals

Liz Whitten – Firm Administrator at Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

The AHERNELT team and Reid Middleton were retained to provide our employee benefits package. They are very pro-active, giving our partners much more time to make health care plan and price decisions because the options were presented very early in the process. The service we have received since has been outstanding. The team has been able to solve complicated billing and coverage issues that have saved our participants thousands of dollars.

– Liz Whitten – Firm Administrator at Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Debra Gray – Executive Director at Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato

I am the Executive Director of a prominent law firm in Los Angeles. We retained Reid and his team in 2011 to handle the firm’s health insurance and other employee benefits and they have simply been terrific. Their attention to detail, responsiveness and strategic guidance has been exceptional. AHERN|ELT has delivered much more than competitive rates and pricing. They are a trusted advisor and an integral part of our strategic planning process. I would highly recommend Reid and his team at AHERN|ELT – they are a real pleasure to work with and deliver outstanding service.

– Debra Gray – Executive Director at Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato

Raymond Patenaude, Chief Executive Officer / Partner, Patenaude & Felix, APC

We have utilized Shawn and AHERN for a number of years for property, malpractice, worker’s comp and other types of insurance. AHERN shops multiple carriers and has located good, reasonable coverage for us. They have a good understanding of the insurance market especially for those certain policies and issues that are unique to our business. AHERN and Shawn’s team have worked well with our staff whether in HR, Accounting or other departments to assist in organizing renewals and making sure that we are ahead of the game for renewals and proper coverage. Additionally, they have made a special effort to ensure that our management team has all the endorsements, policies and information necessary to provide to our clients and business relations who require proof of insurance. Shawn and AHERN have made an effort to learn and understand the unique insurance challenges that we have in our area of practice and have been able to provide creative solutions. They are committed to making sure we get the best possible coverage for the best price.

– Raymond Patenaude, Chief Executive Officer / Partner, Patenaude & Felix, APC