William J. Warfel, Ph.D., CPCU, CLU, Professor of Insurance & Risk Management

Terre Haute, Indiana

General Specialty

Bad Faith
Insurance Customs/Practices
Insurance Standards of Care
Property & Casualty Insurance
Risk Management

Specialty Focus

Agent Standards and Practices
Agent/Broker Standards
Auto Insurance
Bad Faith
Broker Standard of Care
Builder’s Risk Insurance
Business Insurance
Business Interruption
Casualty Insurance
Claim Handling
Claim Investigations
Claims Handling Standards of Care
Claims Management
Construction Defect Insurance
Construction Insurance
Excess and Surplus Lines
Excess Insurance
Fire Insurance
Health Insurance
Health Insurance Claims
Home Insurance
Homeowner's Insurance
Insurance Agent Liability
Insurance Agent/Broker
Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance Broker
Insurance Broker Liability
Insurance Broker Standard of Care
Insurance Claims Handling Best Practices
Insurance Claims Investigation
Insurance Compliance
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Custom and Practice
Insurance Customs
Insurance Customs and Practices
Insurance Disputes
Insurance Errors
Insurance Excess and Surplus Lines
Insurance Federal Cases
Insurance Industry Standards
Insurance Investigations
Insurance Laws
Insurance Manuscript Policies
Insurance Omissions
Insurance Pollution
Insurance Practices
Insurance Regulations
Insurance Underwriting
Insurer Bad Faith
Liability Insurance
Life Insurance
Life Insurance Claims
Long Term Care
Managing General Agents and Underwriting
Products Liability
Property and Casualty
Property and Casualty Insurance
Property Insurance
Risk Management
Standards of Care
Umbrella Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance

Primary Areas of Expertise

Property & Casualty Insurance

Prof. William J. Warfel, Ph.D., CPCU, CLU 
Indiana State University, Insurance and Risk Mgt. Program
Scott College of Business
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: (812) 237-2122
Mobile Phone: (812) 241-3185
Fax: (812) 237-7631

Specialize in breach of contract, bad faith, agent/broker liability, and underwriting issues. Have been retained in about 100 cases by attorneys who represent policyholders, insurance agents, insurers, and third parties. Experience includes actual courtroom and arbitration testimony, as well as deposition testimony in numerous cases. Have been retained in cases involving Commercial General Liability, Garage Operations-Auto Only Liability, Umbrella Liability, Trucker’s Liability, Underinsured/Uninsured Motorists Liability, Personal Auto, Homeowners, Businessowners, Commercial Auto, Commercial Property, Business Income, Individual Life, Medical Expense, Disability, and Long-Term Care Cases, Professional Liability, Employee Dishonesty, Worker Compensation, Inland Marine Insurance Policies, and Trade Credit Insurance Policies. Have also been retained in cases involving an Indemnification Agreement, and the Additional Insured Endorsement. Finally, have been retained in cases involving Financial Institution, Public Official, and Bid Guaranty, and Contract Bonds. Widely published in applied, professional journals, as well as pedagogical Journals.



Ph.D. – Insurance and Risk Management, Indiana University – 1990
M.B.A. – Accounting and Finance, University of Oklahoma – 1983
B.B.A. – Property Casualty Insurance, St. John’s University – 1980


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