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Since 1994 Dirk has been an advocate on behalf of injured plaintiffs and their families. In 1996, he earned the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) professional certification, developed in conjunction with the executive program at the University of Notre Dame. Dirk has been involved in thousands of cases and routinely attends mediations and meetings to explain the different structured settlement and settlement planning options.
Dirk assists counsel with every step of the settlement planning process and is available to attend prove-up hearings for minors and incapacitated adults. In addition, Dirk provides consultation with regard to mediation strategies, Medicaid and Medicare benefit preservation, trusts, Medicare Set-asides and 468B Qualified Settlement Funds. Dirk is a member of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) and the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP).
Don has over forty years of experience in the insurance industry with special emphasis on annuities and employee benefits. Don has been involved in the negotiation of serious personal injury claims utilizing the structured settlement concept for over thirty years which qualifies him as a pioneer in the industry.
Don is a Charter, Life and Qualifying member of the Top of The Table, and a Life and Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table. For the last 43 years he has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table’s prestigious Top of the Table designation, which recognizes the “Best of the Best” insurance agents based on sales and performance. Don is an Associate of the American Society of Pension Actuaries, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the National Structured Settlements Trade Association.
Mr. Weeks has been an active participant in a number of boards of directors. These include: United Petrosearch, Inc.; Pollock Petroleum, Inc.; National Health Corporation, Allied Bank, Texas; First Interstate Bank, Fort Worth, Texas; Trinity Bank N.A.; Shady Oaks Country Club; Structured Annuities, Inc.; Pension Planning Associates, Inc.; Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate; Southwestern Exposition and Livestock show; City of Fort Worth Zoning Commission; Trinity Valley MHMR Authority.
Don is an organizing former director and shareholder of Trinity Bank, N.A., the first new bank organized in West Fort Worth since 1984. He is a former Board Member of Allied/First Interstate Bank of Fort Worth, Downtown (now Wells Fargo), a former member of the City of Fort Worth Zoning Commission and is a Board Member of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show and after twenty-five years of service has been elevated to Honorary Vice President, and is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate that has raised over $64,000,000 for Texas 4H and FFA youth since 1980. Don is also a former “lay” member of the State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Review Committee
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