About Lionheart Insurance Services

More than just an insurance broker; A family owned insurance wholesaler with a combined 100 years of experience

Lionheart Insurance Services has extensive facilities to help our retail agency partners. A family owned insurance wholesaler, Joe Sr., Joe Jr. and Laura Weckerle have more than 100 years of combined insurance experience – invaluable to an agent when looking to secure insurance coverage for hard-to-pace, unusual risks.

Joe Sr. began his career in 1960 with CNA until setting up Los Angeles-based wholesaler H&W Insurance Services. H&W grew to $80 million in premiums and was sold to Continental in 1980, eventually merging with Crump E&S in 1986. Joe then worked for Superior National as senior vice president for three years, until purchasing ARIS Insurance Services, which he turned into a successful family run wholesaler operating in four locations throughout California. He sold ARIS in 2001.

Joe Sr. saw the need to provide specialty insurance programs for difficult to place coverage solutions

Joe came out of retirement and formed Lionheart in 2003, which specializes in insurance services for restaurants, sport bars, taverns, comedy clubs, nightclubs and adult clubs, products liability, property, distressed homeowners, lessors risks, nutraceuticals, professional liability, and much more. Together with his son Joe and daughter Laura, Lionheart’s family’s strong work ethic is reflected in our service and ability to deliver difficult-to-place coverage solutions to agents that don’t have market access for specific risks and products.