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If you live in Louisiana and have an insurance policy claim disagreement, you may find that an umpire is required to navigate differences between two appraisers. Whether you are an insurance policyholder or an insurance company, you may be called upon to find a highly-qualified umpire. 

 

What do Louisiana insurance umpires do?

In Louisiana, umpires are pros that act as fair and unbiased umpires between two insurance appraisers that cannot come to a negotiated agreement on their own. Louisiana umpires are often private insurance claims appraisers, insurance attorneys, or public adjusters that have the insurance evaluations knowledge needed to appraise the uncertain claim.

 

For example, if you live in Louisiana and feel like an insurance settlement is not correct, you may find it beneficial to hire your own claim appraiser. However, what if the two insurance claims appraisers' estimates are dramatically different? They might – or might not – be able to bargain for a fair settlement. When the two insurance appraisers cannot reach an agreement, then that's where an umpire becomes necessary. Professional insurance umpires recognize Louisiana's construction business, local building issues, and related expenditures. Look for a Louisiana umpire who is well-informed about the insurance concerns that matter the most to you.

 

While the Louisiana Department of Insurance governs insurance carriers, umpires are not usually licensed in any state. While exact umpire licensing is not required by Louisiana, most umpires hold

expert certificates and credentials. For example, if the umpire is also a public insurance adjuster, then he has met Louisiana's insurance regulations for that profession. Similarly, insurance attorneys must maintain their licenses for practicing law.

 

If you are a homeowners policyholder occupied in an insurance negotiation in Louisiana, hiring an umpire to help the two insurance estimators negotiate a fair agreement is an excellent way to ensure that you are treated justly by your insurance company.

 

This list of umpires are happy to serve Louisiana residents living from New Orleans, Louisiana to Baton Rouge and communities across the land. These umpires live and work right here in the 18th state in the United States, and realize the insurance settlement concerns and construction charges that occur in the Pelican State.

 

Click on Louisiana for a list of umpires serving Louisiana 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 %

Winston Jr. ANA McKenzieView / Print the Winston Jr. ANA McKenzie Record Only
McKenzie Appraisl Service
7065 Old Katy Rd.
Houston, TX 77026
Phone: (713) 863-1215 • Facsimile: (713) 863-1216
Email Address: weehahn@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.mckenzieappraisalservice.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:20 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:15   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:5 %
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:95 %

Resume Highlights:
Certified and Accredited appraiser of personal property. Over 20 years of experience in antiques, artwork, autos, boats, designer furniture, rugs, electronics, silver, crystal, china. Forensic appraisals. Litigation experience.

Educational degrees / certifications:
USPAP certified
ANA certified
ISA Machinery and Equipment courses 1&2
ISA Watercraft course,instructor writer
ISA Auto Courses 1,2,Deminished value
ISA CORE courses

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.

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

Eric ThomasView / Print the Eric Thomas Record Only
Eric Thomas, Inc.
P.O. Box 1751
Richmond, TX 77406
Phone: (281) 687-0664 • Facsimile: (800) 824-3406
Email Address: eric@ericthomasinc.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:12 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:4 Other:

Profession:
Insurance Consultant

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:126   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:22 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:37 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:63 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:78 %

Resume Highlights:
Insurance professional with over 16 years of experience. Effective communicator with extensive claim negotiation skills.

Educational degrees / certifications:
B.A. Public Administration
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
NFIP Flood Certification

Mr Randell SmithView / Print the Mr Randell Smith Record Only
12407 Roy Rd
Pearland, Tx 77581
Phone: 713-522-9463 • Facsimile: 866-627-6191
Email Address: adjusterpublic@aol.com
Web Site: apublicadjuster.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:3 Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:8 Other:35+ years Construction

Profession:
Public Adjuster, General Contractor /Roofing Contractor

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:50   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:99 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:1 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:

Resume Highlights:
As a General Contractor and Roofing Contractor since 1972 I am well versed in the construction of buildings and houses. I am therefore able to prepare all the necessary estimates and document all damages to real property. I have held General Contractor and Roofing licenses in six states and am still the qualifier for those licenses. I currently hold Certified General Contractor and Certified Roofer licenses in Florida.

Educational degrees / certifications:
Certified General Contractor
Certified Roofing Contractor

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