John Dangora, Structured Settlement Consultant
John Dangora started in the industry in 1986 after graduating from Brown University with a BA in Economics and a BA in Organizational Behavior and Management. His first job was in his hometown, Boston, MA. As Post-Settlement Manager for a national firm he learned the intricate requirements of the Internal Revenue Code and settlement documentation and eventually became a complex case specialist.
In 1991 John joined a regional spinoff firm involved exclusively in the resolution of healthcare claims where he specialized in Economic Damage analysis with an emphasis on Life Care Plan analysis.
In 1996 he moved to Chicago as an AVP of claims and structured settlements for MMI/ACIC, a risk management firm and a medical malpractice insurer. With the company John learned about health care liability on the front line as he traveled 200+ days a year as a negotiator with responsibility for high exposure catastrophic cases.
In 2000, when MMI was acquired by a large insurer John left to become a settlement consultant with EPS Settlements Group (The predecessor of Arcadia Settlements Group) concentrating exclusively on medical malpractice cases.
John has participated in over 2000 mediations, settlement conferences and pretrial hearings in 45 states. Over the years John has worked with and between injured individuals and defendants and approaches each case not only as an economic issue, but also as a means of providing certainty and peace of mind to the parties.
He has been active with the National Structured Settlements Trade Association Political Action Committee, which is a bipartisan PAC that is charged with educating lawmakers about the benefits of Structured Settlements to both plaintiffs and defendants.
In 2017 John returned full time to Arcadia Settlement Group after a Sabbatical during which he studied and traveled in the Himalayas and throughout India with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Geshes.
John remains active in the preservation of Tibetan culture and closer to home he is active in the promotion of Interfaith Collaboration, Literacy, the Arts, Environmental Protection and Disability Rights. He has also produced documentary films as well as music and poetry projects.