MANAGEMENT

Our management team prides themselves on their honesty, professionalism, experience and reliability. In one word: integrity. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of the medical malpractice market, they are here to defend and protect your physicians and your practice.

In order to provider the best possible defense to our insureds, we have chosen lawyers with a history of successfully defending medical malpractice.

James Gillespie, Jr.

James Gillespie, Jr. is the Chief Executive Office at Professional Casualty. He has more than 40 years of underwriting and brokerage experience, having worked for Continental, AIG Insurance companies, Johnson & Higgins, Alexander & Alexander, Aon and Commerce Insurance Services. His experience includes developing and managing substantial healthcare practices, production, client service and program design as well as marketing for brokerage firms.

Mr. Gillespie is a graduate of Hampton Institute and has completed a course study at The College of Insurance in New York City.

email:  jim.gillespie@professionalca.com

Jonathan C. Lanesky, Esquire

Jonathan C. Lanesky, Esquire, is Vice President, Marketing and Claims. He has  practiced in all areas of healthcare law with a concentration representing health care providers and facilities in medical malpractice lawsuits. He also regularly represented healthcare providers with licensure and staff privileges.

Mr. Lanesky also specializes in providing proactive risk counseling services to help physicians reduce the likelihood of facing litigation and thus limiting financial loss if a claim was filed.

Mr. Lanesky received his undergraduate degree from American University and his Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association & Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

email:  jon.lanesky@professionalca.com

Sadhna Chopra

Sadhna Chopra, the Vice President of Underwriting for PCA, has extensive knowledge and experience in the insurance industry.  With over 30 years of experience in Underwriting, product development and operations management, she is no stranger to the med-mal insurance Industry. She is committed to excellence and creativity to bring solutions to unique risks

Starting her Insurance career with AIG to working in NY at Continental and HUM (MLMIC), Sadhna worked for major national companies like TDC, PHICO, St. Paul and Chubb.  Sadhna’s primary focus has been on the expansion of a variety of underwriting  programs for hospital systems, large physician groups including  leading underwriting of  new national physicians programs.

Sadhna is a graduate of the University of Delhi with a major in economics.

email: sadhna.chopra@professionalca.com

Douglas R. Fahringer, Esquire

Douglas R. Fahringer, Esquire is the Director of Claims and Risk Management of PCA and has nearly 30 years combined experience specializing in legal, medical and insurance issues. He spent ten years handling litigation and trial experience at the law firm O’Brien & Ryan where he successfully defended physicians and other health care providers. His experience includes managing the medical claim department and supervising defense counsel handling claims of insolvent medical malpractice insurance companies as a Claim Supervisor with the Pennsylvania Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. Douglas R. Fahringer is a cum laude graduate of Wilkes College and The Dickinson School of Law.

email: doug.fahringer@professionalca.com

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