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If you live in Florida and have an insurance claim and settlement negotiation, you may come to the conclusion that an umpire is needed to navigate differences between two appraisers. Whether you are a homeowners insurance policyholder or an insurance company, you may be called upon to search for an expertly-qualified umpire. 

 

What do umpires do?

In Florida, umpires are professionals that act as unprejudiced moderators between two insurance claims appraisers that cannot agree. Florida umpires are often private insurance claims appraisers, insurance attorneys, or independent public insurance adjusters that have the insurance evaluations knowledge necessary to size up the disagreed upon claim.

 

For instance, if you live in Florida and feel an estimated total is wrong, you might hire your own claim appraiser. Consider what would happen if the two claim appraisers' quotes are significantly different. They may or may not be able to negotiate a just settlement. If the insurance estimators cannot reach an agreement, then that's where an umpire plays an important role. Efficient insurance umpires appreciate Florida's construction business, local building codes, and correlated charges. Look for a Florida umpire who is educated about the insurance claims concerns that matter the most to you.

While the Florida Department of Financial Services governs insurers, umpires are not generally licensed in any state. While particular umpire licensing is not required by Florida, most umpires hold professional credentials. For instance, if the umpire is also a public adjuster, then he has met Florida's licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters for the profession. Likewise, insurance attorneys must sustain their attorney's licenses.

 

If you are a homeowners policyholder mixed up in an insurance negotiation in Florida, choosing an umpire to assist the two insurance estimators settle a fair agreement is a wise move to ensure that you are treated with fairness by your insurance carrier.

 

This directory contains insurance umpires prepared to help Florida citizens living from Orlando, Florida to Tallahassee and points beyond. These umpires live and work right here in the 27th state in the US, and recognize the insurance claims concerns and remodeling and rebuilding disbursements that occur in the Sunshine State.

 

Click on Florida for a compilation of umpires serving Florida homeowners policyholders.

 

Robert BessermanView / Print the Robert Besserman Record Only
Accord Appraisal Group
21311 Millbrook Ct.
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Phone: (888) 910-9111 • Facsimile: (561) 479-3686
Email Address: ribesserman@aol.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:10+ Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:6   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:25 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:75 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:0 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:75 %

Resume Highlights:
Past President of FAPIA, member of NAPIA, member of Better Business Bureau, Certified Mold Remediator, member of Windstorm Insurance network, member of PCCP

Educational degrees / certifications:
Past President of FAPIA, member of NAPIA, member of Better Business Bureau, Certified Mold Remediator, member of Windstorm Insurance network, member of PCCP

Stephen HadhaziView / Print the Stephen Hadhazi Record Only
IntegraClaim
3911 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 238-4700 • Facsimile: (888) 335-3643
Email Address: Steve@InsuranceClaim.com
Web Site: www.InsuranceClaim.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:0 Law Firm (Plaintiff):0
Public Adjuster:19 Law Firm (Defense):0
Independent Adjuster:1 Other:

Profession:
Public Insurance Adjuster

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:2000   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:8 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:100 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:0 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:92 %

Resume Highlights:
I primarily service the states of Florida & Texas, however I am available to serve as Umpire anywhere in the United States.

Educational degrees / certifications:
Prior Certifications include: Certified Indoor Environmentalist (IAQA) Certified Mold Remediator (IAQA) Certified Mold Remediation Supervisor Licensed Florida Public Insurance Adjuster Licensed Texas Public Insurance Adjuster

Gregory T. BarnhillView / Print the Gregory T. Barnhill Record Only
Crawford Technical Sevices
3100 S. Gessner, Suite 518
Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 407-7217 • Facsimile: (713) 621-8803
Email Address: Gregory_Barnhill@us.crawco.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:7 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:25 Other:

Profession:
Executive General Adjuster

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:300   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:90 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:25 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:75 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:10 %

Resume Highlights:
CV available on request

Educational degrees / certifications:
AIC 33,34,35
IIA 21,22
Crawford & Company Advanced Property School

Dave MasseyView / Print the Dave Massey Record Only

4141 SW Freeway, Suite 425
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 572-1600 • Facsimile: (281) 754-4191
Email Address: americanvanguard@sbcglobal.net
Web Site: http://americanvanguardinternational
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:25 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:2 Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:23 Other:

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:4   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:100 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:100 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:0 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:0 %

Hon. Kathleen StoneView / Print the Hon. Kathleen Stone Record Only
1138 Wisterwood Dr.
Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 819-9601 • Facsimile: (713) 467-0054
Email Address: kstone44@comcast.net
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:0 Law Firm (Plaintiff):12
Public Adjuster:0 Law Firm (Defense):12
Independent Adjuster:0 Other:17 as a Trial Judge

Profession:
Umpire/Mediator/Arbitrator/Senior Judge

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:10   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:100 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:0 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:0 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:0 %

Educational degrees / certifications:
Attorney at Law licensed in State of Texas since 1979; Doctor of Jurisprudence 1979 from South Texas College of Law: B.S. from Oklahoma State University; Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Steve EdwardsView / Print the Steve Edwards Record Only
City Wide Construction
12310 Fairhaven Lane
Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: (281) 850-5620 • Facsimile:
Email Address: Steve@pcm.net
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:32

Profession:
General Contractor

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:1000   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:18 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:85 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:15 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:82 %

Resume Highlights:
I am a General Contractor with 32 years experience. The past 25 years I have specialized in insurance repair work. I have hands on experience in practically all phases of residential and light commercial construction.

Nancy DominguezView / Print the Nancy Dominguez Record Only
Florida Adjusting Services Team
9745 Sunset Drive, Suite 110
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (866) 931-3278 • Facsimile: (305) 596-7060
Email Address: ADJUSTER@FASTCLAIM.NET
Web Site: http://iwantmyclaimpaid.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:0 Law Firm (Plaintiff):15
Public Adjuster:10 Law Firm (Defense):0
Independent Adjuster:0 Other:15

Profession:
Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:1   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:100 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:0 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:

Resume Highlights:
Certified by the Windstorm Network as an Umpire

Educational degrees / certifications:
paralegal at plaintiff law firm for 15 years prior to becoming a licensed public insurance adjuster. Received construction training through XActimate Construction Training - and came from a family of contractors.

Mr. Ray RenduelesView / Print the Mr. Ray Rendueles Record Only
Aria Umpire Services Inc
6409 NW 199 Terrace
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: (305) 546-4991 • Facsimile: (786) 472-4130
Email Address: ariaumpire@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://ariaumpireservice.com/
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:13 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:26 Other:

Profession:
Certified General Adjuster/Appraiser/Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:3500   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:25 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:0 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:100 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:75 %

Resume Highlights:
Bilingual English and Spanish
Covering all areas of South Florida, Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys
Tampa and Orlando areas as well
All types of Property Insurance Claims both Residential and Commercial Claims
Certified General Adjuster/Appraiser/Umpire
CGA RGA CPIA CPIU PCLA CPAU
Florida 520 adjuster license A218063
Florida Notary Public
We also provide property mediation services
We also provide property insurance claims appraisal services.

Educational degrees / certifications:
BBA Florida Atlantic University
CGA Certified General Adjuster
RGA Registered General Appraiser
PCLA Property Claims Law Associate
CPIA Certified Property Insurance Appraiser
CPIU Chartered Property Insurance Umpire
CPAU Certified Property Appraiser and Umpire
CPIU Certified Property Insurance Umpire

Membership
Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association
National Association of Insurance Umpires
Society of Certified General Adjusters
South Florida Claims Association

Mr. Harvey S WolfmanView / Print the Mr. Harvey S Wolfman Record Only
THE BCH GROUP
10250 NW 46 St
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (866) 749-2332 • Facsimile: (866) 211-2332
Email Address: hwolfman@thebchgroup.com
Web Site: http://thebchgroup.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:9 Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:12 Other:12

Profession:
Public Adjuster/Appraiser/Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:35   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:25 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:80 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:20 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:75 %

Resume Highlights:
Haag Certified Residential Roofing Inspector
Licensed Insurance Consultant
Large Loss Expert
Flood Certified
Serve on the FAPIA Board of Directors
Earthquake Certified

Educational degrees / certifications:
Was a contractor for the Carriers prior to becoming an adjuster

Ms. Melanie Yvonne LabrieView / Print the Ms. Melanie Yvonne Labrie Record Only
Melanie Labrie
1015 Southern Hills Road
Kingwood, TX 77339
Phone: (713) 292-4593 • Facsimile: (866) 929-1926
Email Address: texascatadjuster@yahoo.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:12 Other:General Contractor 20+

Profession:
Independent General Adjuster

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:103   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:20 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:40 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:60 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:80 %

Resume Highlights:
Independent general adjuster with residential and commercial experience. I have over 15 years of experience in the insurance claims arena working both sides of the fence. I have an excellent background to help with the appraisal process. I have assisted in over 100 appraisals and have adjusted 1000ís of insurance claims. I am generally selected to do cleanup and re-inspects after the storm and will leave no stone unturned. On the other side I was a general contractor for over 20 years with 10 years of specializing in insurance claims. With my extensive knowledge in construction and adjusting, I have the tools needed to umpire your claim. I will be fair to the insured and the insurance company. My goal is to settle your claim in a fair and prompt manner.

Educational degrees / certifications:
Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire Certification, 2009
TWIA 2008
Licensed Adjuster in: TX, OK, FL, LA, AR, MS, MN, MI, SC, NC, GA. AL, MA, KY, WA, CT, DE, NH, VT, WV
NFIP Flood Certified, Residential and Commercial
Large Loss Specialist
Extensive Experience with Churches

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