Dennis Sarni, J.D., is one of the earliest members of Structured Financial Associates and has been a Director since 1990. For more than 35 years, Dennis has worked on several thousand workers compensation and personal injury cases and has assisted defendants and their insurers in quantifying economic damages and resolving their claims. He has been actively involved in this country’s most notorious litigation including food contamination, pipeline and gas explosion, and clergy abuse cases.
After earning his B.A. in economics from Boston University, Mr. Sarni received his J.D. from Lincoln University Law School in San Francisco. In 1979, he joined Litigation Support Corporation as vice president where he provided assistance to defendants and insurers on analysis of future special damages and structured settlements. From 1986 through 1988, he was Western Regional Vice President of Merrill Lynch Settlement Services where he focused on creative uses of settlement annuities to mitigate defendant’s exposure.
Mr. Sarni has discussed structured settlements on various news programs including the CBS Morning News, CNN, and the Financial News Network. He has authored numerous articles in legal and insurance journals including The Wall Street Journal. He has spoken before the American Trial Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and Risk and Insurance Management Society. He is a frequent lecturer on spinal cord injury and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. He is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association where he presently sits on the Education Committee and was formerly the chairman. He is a certified mediator by the Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law School. Print Bio