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If you live in Mississippi and have an insurance settlement dispute, you may come across that an umpire is necessary to navigate differences between two appraisers. Whether you are an insured or an insurance company, you may be called upon to seek out a highly-qualified umpire. 

What do umpires do?

In Mississippi, umpires are professionals that serve as objective negotiators between two insurance estimators that are not able to come to an agreement. Mississippi umpires are often private insurance claims appraisers, insurance attorneys, or public adjusters that have the insurance evaluations in-depth knowledge needed to evaluate the uncertain claim.

 

For example, if you live in Mississippi and believe that an insurance estimate is off base, you might hire your own insurance appraiser. Now, what would happen if the two insurance claims appraisers' approximations are severely different? They might be able to negotiate a just final offer. However if the insurance estimators cannot, then that's where an umpire comes into play. Expert insurance umpires understand Mississippi's rebuilding industry, building codes, and related expenses. Look for a Mississippi umpire who is informed about the insurance claims concerns that matter the most to you.

 

While the Mississippi Insurance Department governs insurance carriers, umpires are not typically licensed in any state. While specific umpire licensing is not required by Mississippi, most umpires hold professional licenses and certificates. For example, if the umpire is also a public adjuster, then he has met Mississippi's insurance licensing requirements for his primary profession. Similarly, insurance attorneys must keep up their law licenses.

 

If you are a policyholder engaged in an insurance disagreement in Mississippi, hiring an umpire to assist the two insurance estimators

negotiate a fair agreement is an excellent way to make sure that you are treated honestly by your insurance carrier.

 

This directory of umpires are prepared to help Mississippi insureds living from Biloxi, Mississippi to Jackson and communities across the land. These umpires work right here in the 20th state in the nation, and appreciate the insurance issues and remodeling and rebuilding expenditures that occur in the Magnolia State.

 

Click on Mississippi for a listing of umpires representing Mississippi policyholders with all of their insurance settlement needs.

 

 

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

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

 Joseph P. BrennanView / Print the  Joseph P. Brennan Record Only
Insurance Claims Group, Inc.
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd., Ste 426
Cary, NC 27518
Phone: (919) 669-9111 • Facsimile: (919) 573-9595
Email Address: info@insuranceclaimsgroup.com
Web Site: http://www.insuranceclaimsgroup.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:16 Other:Insurance Restoration Contractor for 20+ years

Profession:
Insurance Adjuster - Appraiser - Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:12   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:5 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:60 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:40 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:95 %

Resume Highlights:
Joe Brennan is President and owner/operator of Insurance Claims Group, Inc., a national independent adjusting, appraisal, and umpiring firm. Joe has been in the property loss business for more than 24-years. His loss experience began as a contractor / builder, which included water and fire damage restoration repair services. After 20-years of insurance restoration estimating and repair experience, Mr. Brennan became a licensed independent insurance claims adjuster. Joe has maintained his IICRC Certification in both Fire and Water Restoration and also maintains active adjuster licenses in 10-states. Throughout his career, he has handled many multi-million dollar losses, both commercial and residential. The amount of combined experience and knowledge of new construction, damage repairs, and insurance claims handling has advanced his ability to act as a Dispute Appraiser and Appraisal Umpire. Mr. Brennan is highly educated with the appraisal process and has acted as an appraiser and umpire on dozens of claims.

Educational degrees / certifications:
Licensed General Contractor for 10-years.
IICRC Certified in Fire & Water Restoration.
NFIP Certified
Certifications from USAA, Nationwide, & Homewise

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