The Finest Lawyers Advantage Group Team

You can count on each team member's decades of insurance experience.

Mark F. Diette

President 

 

Specialization:

  • Legal Malpractice Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Title Agents E&O

 

Professional Experience:

 

Mark has 30 years experience in professional liability insurance underwriting, marketing and sales. Mark founded All Professional Liability Insurance Specialists, Inc. and co-founded A Preferred Professional Liability Enterprise, Inc. (A.P.P.L.E.) Both of these companies specialized in Legal Malpractice Insurance and were sold in 2007 to Couch Braunsdorf Insurance Group. Mark’s experience also includes underwriting at American International Group, MGIC Insurance Company, Home Insurance Company, Seaboard Surety Company and Chubb Insurance Group. At APPLE, Mark developed his own lawyers professional liability insurance programs and underwrote them on behalf of Lloyds’, Zurich Re (UK), CNA Re UK and BCS Insurance Company.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice Insurance, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Mark is licensed in CA, CT, DC, FL, LA, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, and VT. You may reach Mark at MDiette@FLAG-Insurance.com

   

Susan Searby

Senior Account Executive

 

Specialization:

  • Legal Malpractice Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Title Agents E&O

 

Professional Experience:

 

Susan has over twenty years of professional liability insurance experience. specializing in legal malpractice insurance. Prior to joining FLAG in 1999, Susan worked as an underwriter for Garden State Indemnity from 1988 to 1999. She is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.  You may reach Susan at SSearby@FLAG-Insurance.com

 

 

 

Anne-Marie Matthews

Senior Account Executive

 

Specialization:

  • Legal Malpractice Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Title Agents E&O

 

Professional Experience:

 

Anne-Marie has over 27 years experience in professional liability and commercial lines, specializing in Lawyers Professional Liability for the past 18 years.  Prior to joining FLAG in 2009, she was employed by Target Insurance Services and Garden State Indemnity Insurance Company.  She has also worked for Chubb Insurance Company, Firemen’s Fund Insurance Company and Specialty Insurance Company concentrating in commercial lines.  She is a licensed Property & Casualty insurance broker in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.  Anne-Marie is also a licensed Notary Public. You may reach Anne-Marie at AMatthews@FLAG-Insurance.com

 

Alison Kirk

Senior Account Executive

 

Specialization:

  • Legal Malpractice Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Title Agents E&O
  • Title Agents Fidelity and Surety Bonds

 

Professional Experience:

 

Alison has over 17 years of experience in professional liability underwriting and claims.  She currently manages the bond department for Flag Insurance Services, specializing in Title Agents Fidelity and Surety bonds.  Prior to joining Flag, Alison was a professional liability underwriter with Target Insurance Services for ten years.  Her experience also includes seven years with Garden State Indemnity Company's professional liability claims department.  She is a licensed insurance broker in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. Alison may be reached at AKirk@FLAG-Insurance.com