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Lawyers Mutual announces changes to Claims team

Cary, N.C.—Lawyers Mutual is proud to announce changes to their claims team. Mark Scruggs and Warren Savage have been named senior claims counsels. Claire Modlin, who is currently an underwriter, will join the claims team as senior claims counsel as well.

Claire Modlin joined Lawyers Mutual in 2017. Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual, she practiced in the areas of civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, alternate dispute resolution, breach of contract, insurance defense, transportation, environmental and toxic torts, pharmaceutical and antitrust litigation. Claire brings a wealth of litigation and risk management experience to Lawyers Mutual after actively practicing in both large and medium sized firms in North Carolina for 22 years. 

 “Our claims department is committed to standing beside our insureds through challenges they may face in their practice,” says Will Graebe, VP of Claims. “Claire is a great addition to the claims department. She has built a rapport with our insureds and understands their unique needs.”

Mark Scruggs joined Lawyers Mutual in 2001, and Warren Savage joined the company in 2005.

Mark is formerly a partner with Spear, Barnes, Baker, Wainio & Scruggs, LLP in Durham, North Carolina, he has over 14 years’ experience as a trial attorney concentrating in insurance defense litigation.  For the last 17 years, Mark has worked with Lawyers Mutual primarily in litigation-related claims and workers compensation and family law matters.

Warren focuses on litigation, insurance law, appellate advocacy, criminal matters and professional responsibility in his work with Lawyers Mutual. A former partner with the law firm of Bailey & Dixon, Warren graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before graduating magna cum laude from Campbell University School of Law. Warren currently serves as NC State Bar Councilor for District 10 and speaks frequently at CLEs around the state about professional responsibility and malpractice claims avoidance.

 “It’s a natural transition for Mark and Warren into the roles of senior claims counsel, “Will Graebe observed. “Not only because of the time they’ve put in, but their continued dedication and long-lasting relationships they’ve built with our insureds.

About Lawyers Mutual

Lawyers Mutual, founded in 1977, is the first lawyers mutual insurance company in the country and has provided continuous professional liability coverage to North Carolina lawyers for 40 years. Its reputation for leadership, professionalism and commitment to its attorneys sets the standard for other legal malpractice insurance providers.

The mission at Lawyers Mutual is not only to provide the best protection to North Carolina lawyers, but also to provide education and risk management resources to help its insured attorneys better serve their clients and the public. 

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Media Contact
Camille Stell, Vice President of Client Services
800.662.8843 or Camille@lawyersmutualnc.com