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If you live in Montana and have an insurance claim negotiation, you may come across that an umpire is necessary to settle differences between two appraisers. Whether you are a homeowners policyholder or an insurer, you may be called upon to seek out a highly-qualified umpire. 

 

What do umpires do?

In Montana, umpires are experts that serve as fair and unbiased negotiators between two insurance appraisers that are not able to come to an agreement. Montana umpires are often independent claim appraisers, insurance attorneys, or independent public insurance adjusters that have the insurance calculations knowledge required to evaluate the dubious claim.

 

For example, if you live in Montana and think an insurance settlement is not correct, you might hire your own insurance estimator. Now, what happens when the two insurance estimators' figures and calculations are spectacularly different? They may be

able to negotiate a reasonable settlement. However if the insurance claims appraisers cannot, then that's where an umpire becomes necessary. Professional insurance umpires realize Montana's reconstruction industry, local building codes, and related outlays. Look for a Montana umpire who is knowledgeable about the insurance settlement concerns that mean the most to you.

 

While the Montana State Auditor's Office monitors insurance carriers, umpires are not typically licensed in any state. While exact umpire licensing is not required by Montana, most umpires have related professional credentials. For example, if the umpire is also an independent public insurance adjuster, then he has met Montana's insurance licensing requirements for that specific profession. Similarly, insurance attorneys must uphold their law licenses.

 

If you are a policyholder occupied in an insurance dispute in Montana, hiring an umpire to help the two insurance estimators finalize the claim is a great first step to ensure that you are treated honestly by your insurance company.

 

This list of umpires are willing to serve Montanan insureds living from Butte, Montana to Helena and points beyond. These umpires live and work right here in the 41st state in the country, and realize the insurance claims concerns and building disbursements that occur in the Treasure State.

 

Click on Montana for a listing of umpires representing Montanan insureds.

 

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 %

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

... Anthony AllogiaView / Print the ... Anthony Allogia Record Only
All Claims Insurance Repairs, In
320 NE 1 Avenue
Hallandale, FL 33022
Phone: (954) 456-6060 • Facsimile: (954) 456-1650
Email Address: tony@allclaimsrepairs.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:4 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:25 Other:Contractor: 5

Profession:
General Contractor/Insurance Restoration

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:1000   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:10 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser: Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:89 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:

Resume Highlights:
Florida Licensed Insurance Adjuster for 30 years
Property General Adjuster
Certified Building Contractor
Certified ASCR Mold Remediator

Educational degrees / certifications:
AAS Degree, NYCCC
Licensed Building Contractor
Certified Mold Remediator

... William BaldwinView / Print the ... William Baldwin Record Only
Baldwin Company
222 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 335-1111 • Facsimile: (704) 335-1050
Email Address: wes@thebaldwinco.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:35 Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:

Profession:
Public Adjuster

Experience in insurance appraisals:

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

Resume Highlights:
Past President of NAPIA
June 2008-June 2009 NAPIA Man of the Year
I understand building, contents, business interruption, extra expense and
ALE losses.
I have been in several appraisals over seven-eight figures.

Educational degrees / certifications:
B.S. in Finance, 1971
NAPIA - 1977 to Present
NC Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, founder, 1995 to Present

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