IOA Acquires ICS & Forms Lawyers Malpractice Division

LONGWOOD, Florida, Nov. 20, 2014 – Insurance Consulting Services (ICS) officially joined the IOA family on Oct. 13, 2014. ICS (est. in 2005) is a seasoned firm with an experienced team, nationwide clients, and a level of service second to none in the niche lawyer malpractice industry. The ICS team is led by Renee Krause, who, prior to starting the company, was a practicing lawyer in the state of Colorado. Lawyers malpractice insurance is a very specialized field, and this complicated industry requires a great deal of experience to make sure clients have the necessary coverage in place. “The ICS team joining IOA will create a tremendous partnership opportunity for our advocates,” said John Ritenour, chairman and founder of IOA. The ICS staff has over 50 years of combined experience working with lawyer malpractice insurance.

“We were introduced to IOA two years ago, and after experiencing the culture, philosophy, and structure of the organization at the 2013 annual company meeting, I was certain our organizations would add value to each other,” said Renee Krause, CEO and founder of ICS.

At the 2014 annual meeting CEO of IOA, Heath Ritenour spoke of our advocates’ (agents) opportunity to sit at the table of their clients’ advisors. The new addition of an entire team that specializes in providing a service to another one of those advisors at the tablewill be a tremendous opportunity to create new relationships in the marketplace. IOA has a unique culture as many of our advocates work together to leverage each other’s expertise and thrive in an interdependent community of knowledge. IOA is excited to bring an organization onboard that has found its success through servant leadership in its industry. We invite you to engage our people, discover what we do, grow your business and experience a service you never want to leave.

To contact IOA’s Lawyer Malpractice Division contact Renee Krause at (303) 565-1122 or