Karl Susman bio

Karl Susman for nearly three decades, has dedicated his life to understanding and navigating the world of insurance. Since 1993, his journey began as an insurance agency owner, fostering productive relationships and curating a satisfied clientele. As he grew in the field, he recognized the importance of continuously adapting and evolving. He is proud to have recently been recognized as one of the first recipients of a Master’s in Insurance Management from the esteemed Ivy League, Columbia University. This accomplishment not only marks a pivotal moment for him but also for Susman Insurance Agency.


His expertise has also grown into the Expert Witness industry where Karl has been retained as an Insurance Expert Witness in complex litigation for Federal, State, and Criminal Courts, offering unbiased insurance expert opinions.


Media outlets, like ABC and CBS, frequently invite Karl to demystify the insurance marketplace for consumers, reflecting the trust and value his opinions hold. Every day, his passion drives him to offer insightful insurance counsel. It is apparent that Karl has true concern and compassion for all those he works with and represents.


Karl continues to educate himself and hone his craft in the insurance industry having obtained the following licenses:


CPCU, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter 

LUTCF, Life Underwriter Training Counsel Fellow 

CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor 

API, Associate in Personal Insurance 

AIS, Associate in Insurance Services 

CSFP, Chartered Senior Financial Planner 

AINS, Associate in Insurance 

CLTC, Certification for Long-Term Care 

CFS, Certified Fund Specialist 

FEPS, Final Expense Planning Specialist 

CPIA, Certified Professional Insurance Agent 

AAI, Accredited Adviser in Insurance 

CPIA, Certified Professional Insurance Agent 

AAI-M, Accredited Adviser in Insurance Management 

AIM, Associate in Management 

ARC, Associate in Regulation Compliance 

CLP, Certified Leadership Professional 


Karl can be reached at Susman Insurance Agency (310) 820-5200 or for speaking engagements and interviews at (310) 259-0046.