Ron Van Epps is a Managing Director in the Disputes, Claims, & Investigations group. He has over 36 years of professional experience, with the last 25 years dedicated to helping clients resolve complex insurance claims. He has worked on numerous comprehensive general liability ("CGL") claims involving pollution and product liability claims, including asbestos. With regard to CGL claims, he has assisted more than a dozen clients in achieving settlements in excess of $2.5 billion. He has also worked on a number of complex property damage and business interruption claims, including a number of subrogation claims. During his career, he has helped to settle more than twenty-five major property damage and business interruption losses with a combined value in excess of $2.0 billion. By helping policyholders to quantify current damages, lost profits, and other future exposures, he has led the negotiations for and participated on engagements that collectively have resulted in insurance recoveries of more than $4.5 billion.

Prior to joining Stout, Ron was a Managing Director and a founding member at The Claro Group. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director with the Insurance Claims Group of LECG, LLC. Prior to joining LECG, he was Partner-in-Charge of Arthur Andersen's Insurance Claims consulting practice in the United States. Ron was with Andersen for 18 years in its Chicago office.