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Paul Lavelle

Paul Lavelle
Chief Claims Officer
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Paul Lavelle is Chief Claims Officer for Zurich North America, a position he began in September 2018. He has more than 30 years of insurance experience and has held a number of Claims and Underwriting senior leadership and management roles, first for Allstate and later at American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and National Union Underwriting. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, North America Claims Operations at Allied World Assurance Company, where he oversaw the entire North American Claim Operation, Bermuda and London. Prior to that he was President and Founder of LVL Claims Services, LLC, where he created and operated all facets of a professional liability claims adjusting company.


In 2017 the firm Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck named Lavelle Claims Executive of the Year, an award that recognizes leadership, character and technical expertise among claims professionals in the insurance industry.

Educational background

Lavelle earned a bachelor's degree in science, management and human relations at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.


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