Company Profile

Herbert L. Jamison & Co., L.L.C

Main Office: West Orange

Herbert L. Jamison & Co., LLC, has enjoyed a long history of growth since Richard L. “Captain” Roberts started the firm as a specialist in marine insurance in 1898. Herbert L. Jamison Sr. joined Roberts in 1916, and became president and treasurer in 1928. He changed the name of the firm to Herbert L. Jamison & Co. in 1938. As the firm’s Managing Partner from 1960 to 1982, Herbert L. Jamison Jr. has guided it through a series of subsequent mergers. He retired in 1991. William A. McManus was Managing Partner from 1982 through 1991 when Jesse J. Watkins, the current Managing Director, assumed the responsibility to direct Jamison’s growth through the Millennium.

Today, Herbert L. Jamison & Co. LLC’s Property & Casualty Division offers expertise in commercial insurance, personal lines and risk management. Its Benefit Division encompasses the full spectrum of benefit services including Life, Health and Consultative services. The firm’s professionals offer more than 60 years of experience ranging from the design and implementation of complex group programs to the management of voluntary benefit enhancement programs.

Jamison ’s Communications Division specializes in the development of risk management and insurance programs for the communications industry. Its goals are to address the new and unique exposures of the telecommunications industry, organizing it as a group in order to maximize purchasing power, forming programs that segregate this group from the fluctuations of the insurance marketplace. It also strives to educate the insurance industry regarding the field, which includes businesses involved in broadcast, cable TV, cellular telephones, ESMR, Internet service providers, paging, PCS, satellite, SMR and wireless telephones.

For more than 40 years, Jamison has specialized in providing professional liability protection for accountants, lawyers, intellectual property lawyers, judges, dentists and directors and officers. In addition to offering a variety of the most stable A-rated carriers, it also represents Lloyds’ of London through its Risk Purchasing Group, Jamison Pro, Ltd.

In 1987, the firm created a specialty company, Jamison Special Risk (JSR), Inc., to offer program management, reinsurance placement and access to its professional liability expertise for insurance company associates and insurance professionals. JSR has become a major provider of Lloyd’s capacity to the North American marketplace. Through management of various Lloyd’s Binder Programs, the firm offers Lloyd’s insurance solutions along with U.S. policy issuance and claim services. That includes Lloyd’s Lawyers Professional Primary and Excess Liability Program, Lloyd’s Miscellaneous Professional Liability Program, Partnership Protection, Directors and Officers and Employment Practices Coverage.

Senior contact

Mr John McDonald

International desk manager

Mr Mark Ritchie

International Desk Manager

Employee benefits international desk manager

Mr Mark Ritchie

International Desk Manager

Main Office

Herbert L. Jamison & Co., L.L.C
100 Executive Drive
West Orange
New Jersey
United States
  • Tel: +1 973 7310806
  • Fax: +1 973 7313035

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