Tim Ryles Consulting Services. Insurance regulation, litigation support, government relations, consumer protection; Associate, Robert Hughes Associates, Dallas, TX.
Georgia Commissioner of Insurance, January 1991-January 1995, an office that also carries the titles of Industrial Loan Commissioner, Safety Fire Commissioner and Comptroller General; Special Assistant to Governor George Busbee; Administrator, Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, 1975-1982; Statutory Advisory Committee & State Liaison Officer, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; President and Vice President, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators; Executive Committee, NAIC; Chair, NAIC Anti-Fraud Committee; Chairman, Georgia Coalition for Consumer Rights; Board of Directors, National Consumer Symposium, Tucson, AZ and Georgia Consumer Center; Consumer Rights and Remedies Committee, State Bar of GA, Georgia Watch.
M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Georgia; B.S., Troy State College, Troy, AL. Academic areas include Public Law, Public Administration, American Politics, statistical analysis (parametric and nonparametric), and survey research. Taught Political Science at the University of Georgia (three years), Georgia State University (seven years), and Mercer University (appx. two years); Graduate and tenured Faculty at Georgia State; NAIC Passe Club; Insurance Section, Associate Member, American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practices Section, Center for Science in the Public Interest. Post-College & Continuing Education: Managed Care (American Quality Assurance Association & Georgetown University); Concord Law School, six months of torts, contracts, criminal law, legal reasoning; Georgia Life and Health Pre-Licensing Course 2001 & 2011; Georgia Property & Casualty/Adjuster Pre-Licensing Course 2001 & 2011; Variable Life Insurance Basics (R.S. Thomas School); Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia (Lorman Education Services CLE/Insurance CEU); Auto Accident Law & Accident Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services CLE/CEU; HIPAA Compliance: Putting the Regulations Into Practice - Practical Steps to HIPAA Implementation in GA (Lorman); Solving Mold Problems in GA (Lorman); Commercial General Liability, IIAG CE Program; National Forensic Center 1998 Conference on Expert Testimony; Pictorial/BISYS courses in Interest Sensitive Whole Life Basics; Universal Life Basics; Claim Investigation; Claim Basics; Claim Statements; Ethical Practices; Auto Physical Damage Basics; Insurance Ethics and Consumer Protection; Commercial General Liability Coverage; Umbrella Liability Coverage; Commercial General Liability Rating; Commercial Property Coverage; Retrospective Rating; Basic Mediation Skills and Practicum taught by Conflict Resolution Center, Atlanta. Career Development Seminar, 2005; Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society. Trucking Regulation and DOT Regulations, Lorman; ABA TIPS Conference on Litigating the Catastrophic Property Claim, 2010; AAI 81: Principles of Insurance Production: A. Principles of Insurance; B. Personal Insurance; C. Commercial Property Insurance; AAI 82 Multiple Lines Insurance Production Segments A, B&C: AAI 83:Agency Operations and Sales Management: A. Principles of Agency Management; B. The Insurance Production Environment; C. Agent Management Tools and Processes; Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals, AAI Ethics requirement, The Institutes; Professional Insurance Agents of GA “Education Expo 2013” updates on ISO CGL, Property & BOP form changes, Core Ethical Principles, Sales and Advertising Practices; Homeowners Insurance Policies; Flood Insurance; Ethics in the Insurance Industry; Understanding the Homeowners Policy; Insurance Contracts and Liability; Umbrella Policies, Understanding Insurance Fraud. Lecturer at CLE seminars of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American Law Firm Association; TIPS Section of American Bar Association, National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives; presenter/participant Claims Expert Forum, Reno, NV, 2015 and 2017.
Professional Designations: Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
Director, Common Sense Trust Mutual Funds, a four fund joint venture of the A.L. Williams Company of Duluth, GA and American Capital of Houston, TX; Atlanta Health Care Alliance Board of Directors (five years); BellSouth Health Care Cost Containment Committee, the governing board for employee benefit plan; Member of BellSouth-CWA Contract Bargaining teams of 1986 and 1989; BellSouth-CWA Employment Security Advisory Board; Governor's Health Care Commission.
Two lecture tours of India for U.S. government; Lectured in several universities and professional/trade association conferences, including University of Moscow; Byelorussian State University in Mensk, Belarus; American Bar Association; American Law Firm Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; National Conference of State Legislatures. Testified before the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, state legislatures, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Housing and Urban Development; training for Progressive Corporation managers; Lecturer at CLE seminars of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American Law Firm Association; TIPS Section of American Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; “The Consumer’s Perspective on Assignment of Benefits Under Homeowners Policies” presented at 2015 Florida Symposium on Assignment of Property Insurance Claim Benefits.