Mr. Hargis is one of the senior founders of The Claro Group and served as Chairman from 2005 to 2016. In 2017, Mr. Hargis stopped working full time and transitioned from a Member to a Senior Advisor. Also in 2017, Mr. Hargis moved with his family to London, England.  He continues to serve The Claro Group and its clients.

Mr. Hargis has significant experience in asbestos, pollution and health hazard (APH) insurance claim development, presentation, and negotiation for policyholders. He has been instrumental in pioneering approaches and methodologies to value APH insurance coverage that have become the standard by which settlements are achieved. Mr. Hargis has been the lead partner on over 30 major APH insurance claims, which involved a variety of underlying matters including, but not limited to, asbestos, general and product liability claims, breast implant claims, hearing loss claims, and property damage pollution claims. Mr. Hargis is often the lead negotiator with Equitas and the London Market Companies on behalf of policyholders. Prior to founding The Claro Group, Mr. Hargis was Partner-In-Charge of Arthur Andersen's Financial Advisory Practice. Mr. Hargis led the insurance claims, intellectual property, litigation support, economic consulting, and strategic valuation service areas which included 60+ partners and 700 professional staff.

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B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Christian University

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