About Alta Professional Insurance

We bring decades of experience to the table.

Alta Pro strives to provide innovative, intelligent, professional insurance underwriting, risk management, product development, program development, and marketing services using state of the art information technology. Alta Pro adheres to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism to achieve superior results for our clients. We work with insurance company partners seeking to grow profitably in specialty niches by working with experienced professionals. We work with agents and brokers seeking to grow their business by working with experienced professionals. The Alta Pro team has been working together underwriting professional liability for many years before Alta Pro was formed in 2004. We have developed strong relationships with agents and brokers throughout the Midwest. Alta Pro team members work hard every day to be the “go to” market for our agency partners by providing an exceptional level of service and professional liability insurance knowledge. Our underwriters have earned the respect of our agency, reinsurance, and company partners because of our depth of experience, our knowledge of the product, our creative problem solving, and our passion for the business.

Team Leaders

Pam Allen, President

Pam founded Alta Professional Insurance (Alta Pro) in 2004 to provide professional liability underwriting, loss prevention and insurance services for lawyers and other professionals. With over 40 years of underwriting and management experience in the insurance industry, her career has progressed steadily from managing company branches to managing underwriting divisions to starting her own company. She has assembled an exceptional team of insurance professionals, each with decades of insurance experience and specialization in professional liability. Throughout her career, Pam has specialized in the development of successful insurance programs. Her expertise in underwriting, reinsurance, alternative risk, and specialty program management expands the level of products and services that Alta Pro can offer their insurance company and independent agency partners.

Ray Birkinsha, JD, RPLU, Executive Vice President

Ray joined Alta Pro in 2008, and he has developed our state of the art claim repair and risk management program. An accomplished professional speaker and author, he is frequently invited by bar associations to make presentations at CLE seminars, speaking on ethics, practice management and risk avoidance. In addition to his experience as an attorney in private practice, Ray brings over 25 years of insurance industry experience including but not limited to building and managing claims operations, particular expertise in medical and legal professional liability, management and resolution of global catastrophic claims for an international reinsurer, creation and implementation of sophisticated litigation management programs, and strategic planning as part of senior company management. Alta Pro’s company and agency partners benefit from his expertise, and program members benefit from his advice and counsel when they need help.

Lynn Hopkins, CIC, Director of Business Development

Lynn joined Alta Pro in 2014, and her focus has been on expanding Alta Pro’s programs beyond our historical emphasis on professional liability. In her business development role, she has been focused on development and implementation of our industry leading cyber liability programs. Lynn brings over 25 years of insurance industry experience, starting her career as an inside sales professional, and progressing through sales and management positions to national sales manager for a large P&C insurer, as well as experience as a wholesale broker. Lynn understands first hand that insurance agents have the hardest job in the insurance industry, and she works to provide Alta Pro’s agency and broker partners with inovative products and superior service.