Justin D. Wear

Justin D. Wear is a principal with Manier & Herod, practicing in the firm’s surety and fidelity law groups.  Mr. Wear received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2001 and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004.  During law school, Mr. Wear was a member of the Tennessee Law Review.

Mr. Wear is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and has been appointed Vice-Chair for the Professional Liability Insurance Committee, Vice-Chair for the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, and Member of the Outreach to Young Lawyers Standing Committee for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.


Contributor, Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy (American Bar Association, 3rd ed.): Chapter 7: The Insuring Agreements – Electronic Coverages.
Contributor, Commercial Crime Insurance Coverage (American Bar Association).
Author, Fidelity Law Update (ABA FSLC 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY).
Co-Author, The Computer Crime Endorsement (ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting 2014, New York, NY).
Co-Author, Fidelity Law Update (ABA FLSC Mid-Winter Meeting 2012, New York, NY).
Contributor, Annotated Financial Institution Bond, (American Bar Association, 3rd ed.).
Co-Author, Defense of the Employee Dishonesty Claim under the FIB, Emphasizing the Effect of Loan Participation (ABA FSLC Fall Meeting 2011, Nashville, TN).
Co-Author, First Party Fidelity Loss – The Inventory Grab, (ABA FLSC Fall Meeting 2010, Boston, MA).
Fidelity Law Update (Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, 2010).
Co-Author, Has the Insured Satisfied the Financial Benefit Requirement Under Insuring Agreement A? (American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, 2010).
Co-Author, Who Should Pay for the Bank’s Mistakes? A Discussion of Loss Causation under Insuring Agreement D and Insuring Agreement E of the Standard Form No. 24 Financial Institution Bond (Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, 2009).
Co-Author, Chapter VII in LOAN LOSS COVERAGE UNDER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BONDS (Gilbert J. Schroeder & John J. Tomaine eds., 2008).
Tort Law – Criminal Malpractice – Criminal Defendant’s Ability to Sue His Defense Attorney for Legal Malpractice, 70 TENN. L. REV. 905 (2003).

Past Speaking Engagements & Seminars:

Speaker, 2017 FSLC Fall Meeting (Boston, MA)
Speaker, 2015 FSLC Fall Meeting (Washington, DC)
Speaker, 2015 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Speaker, 2014 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
Speaker, 2014 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Co-Chair, 2012 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Hartford, CT)
Speaker, 2012 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (New York, NY)
Speaker, 2011 Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference (Nashville, TN)
Speaker, 2010 ABA FSLC Fall Meeting (Boston, MA)
Speaker, 2010 Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (Charleston, SC)
Speaker, 2010 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting (San Francisco, CA)
Speaker, 2009 Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (Clearwater, FL)
Speaker, 2007 Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Meeting (Orlando, FL)

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