Michelle Worrall Tilton is an inactive member of MRC. In July 2020, she joined Zurich NA as a Cyber Product Specialist.
In 1998, she founded and served as President and Claims Counsel for First Media Insurance Specialists, Inc. —a national and international media liability underwriting and claims Managing General Agency. In 2005, she sold First Media to OneBeacon Professional Insurance where she served as Vice President and Media Liability Product Manager until 2010. Prior to founding First Media, Michelle was Claims Counsel at Media/Professional Insurance.
Michelle has served as chair of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and Media, Privacy and Defamation Torts Committees of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and co-chair of the Women in Communications Law and Insurance Law Committees of the ABA Forum on Communications Law. She has served as program chair of the Media & Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and co-chair of the Missouri Bar Association’s Insurance Programs Committee–a position she has held for more than 20 years and for which she received a President’s Award from the Missouri Bar in 2000. In 2006, Michelle received the Kirsten Christophe Award from the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA for excellence in tort, trial and insurance.
Michelle holds degrees in both journalism and law from the University of Kansas. She is also a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and is a frequent speaker on cyber, media and intellectual property insurance, coverage issues and risk management.