frontpage hit counter
National Umpire List
Umpire List
Home View Cart    
 
 

Texas Umpire List

Texas Umpire List

 

If you live in Texas and have an insurance claim negotiation, you may quickly discover that an umpire is required to resolve differences between two appraisers. Whether you are an insured or an insurance carrier, you may be called upon to find a qualified umpire in Texas. 

 

What do Texas insurance umpires do?

In Texas, umpires are professionals that act as unbiased moderators between two insurance claims appraisers that cannot come to a negotiated agreement on their own. Texas umpires are often independent claim appraisers, insurance attorneys, or public insurance adjusters that have the insurance estimating background needed to evaluate the disputed claim.

 

For example, if you live in Texas and believe that an estimate is off base, you might hire your own insurance appraiser to counter the insurance company’s appraisals. Occasionally, the two insurance claims appraisers' bids are worlds apart. When this happens, the appraisers try to bargain for a more equitable settlement. But if the insurance appraisers cannot agree, then that's where an umpire becomes necessary. Professional insurance umpires recognize

Texas's remodeling business, building codes, and associated expenses. Look for a Texas umpire who is up-to-date about the insurance claims concerns that matter the most to you.

 

While the Texas Department of Insurance manages insurance carriers, umpires are not usually licensed in any state. While particular umpire licensing is not required by Texas, most umpires hold expert licenses and certificates. For instance, if the umpire is also a public insurance adjuster, then he has met Texas's insurance regulations for the profession. Similarly, insurance attorneys must uphold their lawyer's licenses.

 

If you are a homeowners policyholder engaged in an insurance disagreement in Texas, choosing an umpire to assist the two insurance estimators come to an agreement is a terrific choice to ensure that you are treated justly by your insurance carrier.

 

This listing of insurance umpires contains Texas-based pros ready to serve Texas insureds living from Houston, Texas to Austin and communities across the land. These umpires work right here in the 28th state in the United States, and realize the insurance claims issues and building and construction expenses that occur in the Lone Star State.

 

Click on Texas for a listing of umpires representing Texas insurance 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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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.

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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
Download this persons MS Outlook Vcard file

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11>  Last