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Raffi Kodikian

Insurance Industry Professional in San Francisco, CA

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Raffi Kodikian has close to 20 years of experience in the insurance business. He began his insurance career in San Francisco in 2004 at Cooper & McCloskey, Inc. as an administrative assistant and office manager. He quickly added assistant broker to his resume. Soon, he brokered his own accounts, focusing on Lawyers' Professional Liability insurance. He eventually was promoted to Vice President, Wholesale Broker.

In 2017, he became the Lawyers' Professional Liability Practice Leader for the Western Region at Founders Professional in San Francisco. As a Senior Vice President he has been a significant factor in Founders' expansion throughout the Western United States and in its becoming a national wholesale operation.

Because of the volume of attorneys in California, Lawyers' Professional Liability insurance has become the cornerstone of his career. He is an expert in Professional Liability, Excess and Surplus Lines, Litigation Management, and Cyber and Employment Practices Liability. He's found insurance options for firms of all sizes, from part-time solos to 1,600 attorney firms, and has authored several articles in trade journals on how liability insurance can protect law firms.

"I feel very lucky to have found this industry and the role I play in it," he says. "I strive every day to do right by my clients and be an excellent partner to my carriers, well aware that if I don't bring my A game to either relationship, the other will suffer as a result."

Raffi Kodikian graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1997 with a BA in Journalism.

Raffi hails from the Philadelphia area. As a child, he languished as an Eagles fan but is now known by his newly-earned nickname: Champ. He enjoys travel, motorcycles, and Jeeping. He is an avid sportsman, enjoying skiing, camping and SCUBA diving. He also enjoys live comedy and music, and considers himself a recovering drummer.

Raffi believes in giving back to the community. He actively supports Armenian causes. He also supports organizations seeking a cure for or supporting those suffering from Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects his niece.

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June 1, 2022

How to Choose Cross Country Skis

Raffi Kodikian reminds that when it comes to choosing the right cross country skis, you have many options. You can choose Classic, Waxless, or Backcountry. Each has its pros and cons, and the following information will help you choose the right pair for your needs. The Rossignol brand offers an excellent selection of these different […]

Raffi Kodikian Warns Firms About Increased Liability During COVID
October 25, 2021

Increased Liability During COVID

Certain challenges caused by COVID may increase suits against lawyers, says Raffi Kodikian. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, October 6, 2021 — For most law firms, minimizing professional liability is a primary goal in their practice. As a result, policies, and procedures are often put in place to help reduce the chance of an unhappy client that […]

Raffi Kodikian: Avoid These Common Conflicts of Interest for Lawyers
October 25, 2021

Avoid These Common Conflicts of Interest for Lawyers

Certain client relationships can cause unethical conflicts for lawyers leading to professional suits, says Raffi Kodikian.  In some cases, representing two clients presents a conflict of interest. Lawyers can get into legal trouble if they represent a client where a previous bias or relationship causes a lesser service. Raffi Kodikian is the Vice President at […]

Raffi Kodikian Discusses the Promising New Orphan Drug Treatment for Rett Syndrome
October 22, 2021

A Promising New Orphan Drug Treatment for Rett Syndrome

After his niece was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition known as Rett syndrome, Raffi Kodikian began dedicating both time and money to helping support the organizations that are pushing toward a cure. Organizations like Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) have spent years trying to help find a cure for a condition that had been […]

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