Van Wert Headshot 1-26-19 (002).jpg

The Founders Specialty Lawyers Program is managed by Stephen S. van Wert.  Stephen has a seventeen year history of managing large national professional liability insurance programs on behalf of large publicly traded brokers.  Over this time, Stephen has been involved in the management and/or development of a number of insurance programs, including management liability, special events, attorney fee shifting and food delivery insurance programs.  At various times during his insurance career, Stephen was also a top performing retail insurance broker.

Prior to entering the insurance industry, Stephen was a practicing corporate attorney at large law firms in New York and Atlanta Georgia. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Law degree from Duke University School of Law.

Stephen S. van Wert

Please send LPL submissions to

Please send CDP submissions to


Aaron Lipson
Business Development Manager


Sarah Haygood                    
Underwriting Assistant


Tim Barden                  
Underwriting Assistant


Kevin Merchant                      



Sandra Acton                      
Accounting Manager


Tracye Keen                      
Operations Manager


Founders Specialty is a member of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association.