Dave Walton

Director of Claims Litigation

Dave is the Director of Claims Litigation for the Heath Care Division of Gallagher Risk Management Services. He brings 20 years of experience in the medical professional liability field and has managed litigation in many venues across the country. Dave received his B.S. from the University of Indianapolis, and a J.D. from the University of Dayton School Of Law.

205-414-2591 | dave_walton@ajg.com


Simone Klein

Litigation Specialist

Simone brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to the Health Care Division of Gallagher Risk Management Services. She has served in various roles with State Farm Insurance and Cincinnati Insurance Company, as well as being a small business owner and producer of Insurance and Financial Services in the State of Alabama. She has managed claims personnel and files across the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and the entire United States following catastrophes. She specialized in litigation files and large losses. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1990 and has obtained the AIC and AIM designations .  She is currently obtaining her CPCU designation. She has secured Series 6, Series 63, Alabama  Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance licenses and is a Notary Public for the state of Alabama.

205-414-6191 | simone_klein@ajg.com


Rachel Keeler

Litigation Manager

Rachel is a Litigation Specialist for the Health Care Division of Gallagher Risk Management Services. She brings experience in property and casualty claims handling, claims coverage, paralegal work, and legal operations. Rachel received her B.A. in English from Birmingham-Southern College. She also has her Associate in Claims (AIC) and an Associate in Insurance (AINS) certifications.

205-684-5909 | rachel_keeler@ajg.com


Tara Iona

Claims Advocate

Tara is a Claims Advocate with the Senior Living Practice Group. She joined Arthur J. Gallagher in March 2019 as a Commercial Claims Service Representative serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Tara obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and began her career as a recruiter with a search firm specializing in the adhesives and coatings industry.

Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher, Tara served as the Assistant for Administration and Finance for a church in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has volunteered for numerous schools and organizations including serving as the Director of Volunteers for the non-profit Marley's Mission and as a member of the Advisory Board for Penn State Scranton.

205-414-2661 | Tara_iona@ajg.com


Richeryl Hill

Claims Advocate

Richeryl Hill is a Claims Advocate with the Senior Living Practice Group. She joined Arthur J. Gallagher in June 2023. Richeryl graduated from Faulkner University with a B.S. degree in Business.  Prior to joining Gallagher she managed multiple roles at State Farm ranging from personal lines insurance to subrogation to claims. Richeryl brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role. 

In her free time, Richeryl enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family.

205-414-2698 | richeryl_hill@ajg.com