Jim is the practice Leader for the CRC Environmental Insurance and Risk Management Unit. We specialize in environmental insurance and environmental risk management consultation.
Jim brings over 20 years of Environmental Risk Management experience in the insurance brokerage and environmental claims settlement business. Jim is one of the Key Personnel for a contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the US EPA’s “Environmental Insurance Expert,” providing “Insurance Expert Support for Superfund Enforcement Settlements and Case Work” for various US EPA divisions (OSRE) the US DOJ and US DoD.
Jim is also the first broker to have used Environmental Cost Cap insurance as a Financial Assurance instrument for a US EPA Superfund Site in US EPA Region V. He is on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Brownfields Association and has been a speaker and written articles for numerous environmental insurance seminars.
Before joining Crump Environmental (formerly TriCity and JCH Environmental) , Jim was a Director of Dispute Resolution Management, Inc. (DRM), an international consulting firm that specializes in Environmental, Asbestos, Product Liability and Insolvent Carrier claim settlements. DRM’s projects included detailed insurance policy archaeology, policy form review, environmental claim quantification and qualification, claim allocation to historical coverage, settlement targeting and review/development of post-settlement risk transfer options.
Prior to joining DRM, Mr. Hamilton was an environmental insurance broker and the founder of the environmental insurance and risk management division of a leading US insurance brokerage firm headquartered in the Midwest.
Mr. Hamilton’s current and past clients include numerous Fortune 500 and TSE 100 companies, Brownfield developers, Superfund PRP groups, TSD facilities and environmental engineering firms and contractors. His familiarity with complex environmental and asbestos claim settlements, as well as Governmental perspectives, environmental risk and cost quantification, the remedial redevelopment business and innovative risk transfer programs add significant breadth of experience to the Crump Environmental team.
The Environmental Unit operates in all 50 States with core competencies in:
- Pollution Legal Liability
- Contractors Pollution Liability
- Excess Coverage
- Project-Specific and Wrap Placements for all
types of Construction
- Commercial and Residential Contractors
- Environmental Consultants and Contractors
- Real Estate Transactions
- Chemical Facilities
- Environmental Facilities
- Industrial/Commercial Facilities
- Public Entities
- Water/Wastewater Facilities
- Fire & Water Restoration Contractors
- Asbestos Liability
- Cleanup Cost
- Commercial Lending
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate acquisitions and divestitures
- Analysis of technical environmental data