When empowered as an Insurance Umpire in an Appraisal Case, said Umpire accepts the mantel of a Private Judge, in order to settle the differences as between the Policyholders and the Insurance Company. The purpose of NAIU©...
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Online Appraisal/Mediation Cases on a National Basis.
I also serve as a Neutral Umpire/Judge in Construction and Insurance
Founder and Former CEO of Insurance Claims Consultants Group – ICC
Twenty-six years’ experience as a General Adjuster for Large Loss
Claims from Fire, Wind and Earthquake related damages to
Residential, Commercial and Industrial Structures.
Court Appointed Umpire/Judge in Hurricane, Fire and Hail Damage
Seven years’ experience
in the Construction Industry as a Builder of Homes and Commercial Properties.
Restoration of Fire Damaged Property and Forensic Construction Consulting.
Indiana State University
LaSalle Law School: LL.B, J.D.
Columbia Pacific University: MA, Management
Harvard University: Certificate of Justice
University of Texas - Austin: Executive Education
Licensed: TX 1173139 * AZ 1024225 * FL A196686
NACHI: Certified Roof Inspector #4258-97
American Bar Association - ADR Member
Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com: Practitioner Member
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - Fellow
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - AZ State Chairman
Windstorm Insurance Network: Advanced Umpire Certification
Texas Association of Mediators, Houston, TX: Full Member
AllExperts.com: Writer-Expert Insurance Case Opinions
National Association of Fire Investigators
Associate in Claims –
Insurance Institute of America – 1994
Adjuster – 1997
Former President -
Oklahoma Claims Association – 2000
Former President –
Lawton OK - Wichita KS Claims Associations
1990 – Present - Appraiser and Umpire for disputed Property
Claims – Farmers – State Farm – Jefferson – Unitrin – Union Standard –
Philadelphia – Markel International – USAA – Zurich – Wellington – Texas Farm
Bureau and other insurance carriers = Represent carrier s 40% of appraisal volume – represent
insureds = 20% of volume – Umpire
claims = 40% of volume
has settled millions of dollars in claims with Nationwide Insurance, where he
was one of the top large loss adjusters
in the country. Prior to Nationwide, he Supervised million-dollar construction
projects for the Greater Carpenters Union of Western Pennsylvania. His
expertise and knowledge in the adjustment of large and complex property claims make him a valuable advocate for his clients.