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If you live in Oklahoma and have an insurance settlement dispute, you may unearth that an umpire is needed to straighten out differences between two appraisers. Whether you are a homeowners insurance policyholder or an insurance carrier, you may be called upon to discover a qualified umpire. 

 

What do OK umpires do?

In Oklahoma, umpires are experts that serve as unbiased arbitrators between two insurance claims appraisers that are not able to come to an agreement. Oklahoma umpires are often private insurance estimators, insurance attorneys, or independent public insurance adjusters that have the insurance estimating in-depth experience and knowledge required to assess the unsettled claim.

 

For instance, if you live in Oklahoma and feel an estimate is not correct, you may hire your own insurance estimator. Now, what

would happen if the two insurance appraisers' estimates are severely different? They may be able to bargain for a decent deal. However if the insurance appraisers cannot, then that's where an umpire plays an important role. Qualified insurance umpires understand Oklahoma's contracting business, local and state building codes, and related outlays. Look for an Oklahoma umpire who is knowledgeable about the insurance claims concerns that matter the most to you.

 

While the Oklahoman insurance Department rules insurance companies, umpires are not usually licensed in any state. While particular umpire licensing is not required by Oklahoma, most umpires hold expert licenses and certificates. For example, if the umpire is also a public insurance adjuster, then he has met Oklahoma's licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters for his profession. Similarly, insurance attorneys must maintain their law licenses.

 

If you are a homeowners insurance policyholder mixed up in an insurance negotiation in Oklahoma, hiring an umpire to assist the two insurance estimators settle the matter is a wise move to make sure that you are treated with fairness by your insurance company.

 

This list contains OK insurance umpires that are happy to serve Oklahoman insureds living from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Oklahoma City and cities near and far. These umpires live and work right here in the 46th state in the nation, and realize the insurance claims issues and remodeling expenses that occur in the Sooner State.

Click on Oklahoma for a list of umpires helping Oklahoma 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.

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

Mr. Mike LoomisView / Print the Mr. Mike Loomis Record Only
Loomis Consulting
3414 Queensburg Lane
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: (713) 882-1052 • Facsimile: (281) 338-4666
Email Address: mloomis34@yahoo.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:5 years Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:7 years Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:7 years Other:Floodplain Consultant 19 years

Profession:
Floodplain and Insurance Consultant

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:2   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:2 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:1 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:

Educational degrees / certifications:
I am a nationally Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and in Texas my number is 003. I teach Floodplain Management for our Texas State Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) and have been for 10 years. I was an Insurance Adjuster for 12 years and grew up in the construction business. I was the Building Official and Floodplain Manager for the Village of Tiki Island Texas and was appointed as a Windstorm Inspector in Texas.

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