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Dr. Gidon R. Vardi
Illinois Umpire

Dr. Gidon R. Vardi
XL Services
4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd. #228
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: (818) 735-4757 • Facsimile: (818) 735-4758
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster:.5 Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:18 Other:

Appraiser & Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:300   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:60 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:50 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:50 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:40 %

Resume Highlights:
Served as an Appraiser or Umpire in over 300 claims
ICC (International Code Council) Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plan Examiner#1064803-21 ICC (International Code Council) Certified Building Inspector #1064803-B5 ICC (International Code Council) Certified Building Inspector - California Building Codes 1064803-K1 Licensed California General Building Contractor - #324138, since 1976 (B, C-10, C-13, C-39, HIC) (Inactive. See Active corporate licenses below) Corporate California General Building Contractor’s License #806851 (B & HIC) (Active) Licensed California Electrical Contractor - #806851, C-10 Classification (Active) Licensed California Fencing Contractor - #806851, C-13 Classification (Active) Licensed California Flooring Contractor - #806851, C-15 Classification (Active) Licensed California Lathing & Plastering Contractor - #806851, C-35 Classification (Active) Licensed California Roofing Contractor - #806851, C-39 Classification (Active) Licensed California Independent Insurance Adjuster #2C21206 (Active) Licensed Arizona Building Contractor - #133192, B Classification (Inactive) U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA certified GPO 865-164 Board Certified Forensic Examiner - No. 2649 Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners

Educational degrees / certifications:
Long Beach City College, Associate of Science - 1972 Architectural Design California Polytechnic University - Pomona - Construction Engineering, Urban Planning OSHA Certificate - 1974 California Coast University, Bachelor of Science - 1991 Business Administration UCLA Extension, Mediation - Mediation Certificate 1997 UCLA Extension, Mediation - Fundamentals of Divorce Mediation Certificate 2003 Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Mediation Certificate 1998 California Coast University - Doctor of Philosophy - 2001 Business Administration with specialty in the economics of private mediation
In addition to the above education, over the past 30 years and on-going attendance at numerous continuing education seminars, training programs and lectures.