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Mr. Chris William CowanView / Print the Mr. Chris William Cowan Record Only
12337 W. 6th Pl
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-929-6909 • Facsimile: (800) 906-8311
Email Address: cwcowan77@gmail.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:11 Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:11 Other:Contractor 4

Profession:
Claims Adjuster/Appraiser/Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:10 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:45 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:45 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:90 %

Resume Highlights:
Negotiate scope of work and pricing disputes between policyholders and insurers
Commercial and Residential claims

Educational degrees / certifications:
Haag Certified Residential Roof Inspector Property Technical Certification
Texas Non-Resident All Lines Independent Adjuster License
Florida Non-Resident All Lines Independent Adjuster License
Fort Lewis College Durango, CO
Business Administration Major

Mr. Vernon R DavisView / Print the Mr. Vernon R Davis Record Only
Vernon Davis and Associates
Post Office Box 1458
Waco, TX 76703
Phone: (254) 379-6919 • Facsimile: (800) 756-1389
Email Address: vrdavis@gmail.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:0 Law Firm (Plaintiff):0
Public Adjuster:0 Law Firm (Defense):0
Independent Adjuster:25 Other:Litigation Management 15 years

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:475   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:20 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:20 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:80 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:80 %

Resume Highlights:
National and International Experience for insurance companies, government agencies, non governmaent agencies and Fortune 500 firms.
Strong back ground in multiple site complex claims, moisture forensics, product defect analysis, litigation management, property inspections, insurance appraisal, and building codes.

Educational degrees / certifications:
Licensed in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, OK OR, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY

NFIP Certification in all categories.

International Code Congress Certified

HUD and VA approved inspector

Mr. Stephen TurnerView / Print the Mr. Stephen Turner Record Only
Gemcorp, Inc.
5064 Roswell Rd Ste 101B
ATLANTA, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-9489 • Facsimile:
Email Address: steve@gemcorpatl.com
Web Site: http://www.gemcorpatl.com
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Profession:
gemcologist appraiser

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:10   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:10 %
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:90 %

Resume Highlights:
Expertise limited to gems, jewelry, watches

Educational degrees / certifications:
Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
Registered Jeweler, AGS (1977)
Certified Gemologist, AGS (1981)
Certified Gemologist-Appraiser, AGS (1984)
Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Mr. Tim Ernest HaneyView / Print the Mr. Tim Ernest Haney Record Only
Haney & Associates
2221 Ridgedale Drive
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 366-8054 • Facsimile: (817) 653-4154
Email Address: timhaney@msn.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster:5 Other:Construction industry 35

Profession:
Roofer, Appraiser,Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:55   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:20 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:75 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:25 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:80 %

Dr. Gidon R. VardiView / Print the Dr. Gidon R. Vardi Record Only
XL Services
4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd. #228
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: (818) 735-4757 • Facsimile: (818) 735-4758
Email Address: Gidon@xlservicesca.com
Web Site: http://xlservicesca.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

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

Profession:
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.

... James StilleyView / Print the ... James Stilley Record Only
Oriental Rug Repair Co.
245 S. Plumer Ave., Suite 15
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 790-1871 • Facsimile:
Email Address: navajorugrepair@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.navajorugrepair.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:33

Profession:
Appraiser of Oriental and Navajo rugs

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:33   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:5 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:90 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:10 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:95 %

Resume Highlights:
I have over 33 years as an appraiser and restorer of Oriental rugs and Navajo rugs. I have done many appraisals involving damage evaluation, salvage value and repair and restoration. This includes work involving false and inflated claims as well counterfeit documentation from dealers and private claimants. All appraisals USPAP compliant. Please contact me for any claims involving Navajo rugs or Oriental rugs. 866-530-5940, navajorugrepair@aol.com, www.navajorugrepair.com

Educational degrees / certifications:
Accredited appraiser with Appraisers National Association; member of Association of Online Appraisers and National Association of Professional Appraisers. Completed core course in personal property appraisal, USPAP.

Mr. Anthony HarperView / Print the Mr. Anthony Harper Record Only
Anthony Harper Mediator
PO Box 1333
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: (941) 302-1634 • Facsimile:
Email Address: info@anthonyharper.us
Web Site: http://www,anthonyharper.us
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):3
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):12
Independent Adjuster: Other:20 Years Negotiator

Profession:
Meditator, Consultant, Conflict Coach

Educational degrees / certifications:
Mr. Harper has over twenty years of experience as a Professional Negotiator, Conflict Coach, and Mediator. His experience provides a unique and valuable insight into the dispute resolution process which results in very successful mediations and negotiations.

Mr. Harper is Certified by The Supreme Court of Florida as a County Court Mediator, as well as receiving training and certificate from The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal as an Appellate Mediator and by the Supreme Court of Florida as an Arbitrator, and has served as a Court-Appointed Mediator for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit as well as the Sarasota/Manatee Worker's Compensation District. Mr. Harper is also the Mediator of Contract for the University of South Florida. Mr. Harper's rates are competitive. Weekend, national and international appointments are available.

Mr. Harper has served as an Elected Officer and on the Board of Directors for multiple Civic, Professional and Fraternal organizations, including serving as the elected President of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and published author.

In addition to Mediation training by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center in 1999, Mr. Harper has attended, participated and instructed in several mediation and ethics programs, and received his Arbitrator training and certificate from the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center in 2002, and Appellate Mediator certificate and training from Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal in 2006.

Call today and schedule Mr. Harper as available dates and times are limited, (941) 302-1634, or email info@anthonyharper.us.

Hon. Dwight E. JeffersonView / Print the Hon. Dwight E. Jefferson Record Only
Dwight E. Jefferson
405 Main Street, Ste. 950
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 222-1222 • Facsimile: (713) 222-1223
Email Address: sally@jeffersonlawfirm.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company:2 Liberty Mutual Law Firm (Plaintiff):3 Maloney Jefferson & Dugas
Public Adjuster:N/A Law Firm (Defense):7 Coats, Rose
Independent Adjuster:N/A Other:

Profession:
Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:2   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 %

Resume Highlights:
AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations

Dwight E. Jefferson, Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C.: February 2004- present
Civil litigation, mediation and arbitration. Litigation practice includes representation of clients in negligence, products liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and environmental cases. Mediation practice includes mediation of all types of tort cases, commercial cases, and labor and employment cases. Arbitrations have included commercial cases and business disputes.

Maloney, Jefferson & Dugas: September 15, 2001 - February, 2004
Partner – Civil litigation, mediation and arbitration. Practice included prosecution of negligence, products liability, employment, commercial and medical malpractice cases; as well as mediation of similar cases.

Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, Mcpherson & Hand: 1999 -2001
Partner – Civil Litigation and meditation. Represented clients in negligence, products liability, labor and employment, and commercial cases.

215th Civil District Court Of Harris County, Texas: 1995-1999
Presiding Judge – Appointed by Governor George W. Bush in March, 1995. The first African-American elected as a civil district judge in Harris County, Texas, in November 1996. Presided over all types of civil cases.

Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm, Ryman & Lee: 1988 - 1995
Partner/Director – Insurance defense litigation. Represented insurance companies and the City of Houston in personal injury, workers’ compensation, products liability, medical malpractice and asbestos litigation.

Law Offices Of John C. Kilpatrick: 1984-1987
Associate Attorney – In-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Managed trial docket of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and premises liability cases.

Harris County District Attorney: June 1983 – November 1983
Intern Prosecutor: Served as Number 3 Prosecutor in misdemeanor courts. Second chair for misdemeanor D.W.I. and assault cases.

Educational degrees / certifications:
University of Texas Law School, J.D., 1983
University of Texas, B.A., Government, 1978
International Commercial Arbitration, Certificate in International Arbitration Skills, A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center, 2006

Mr. D.H. WatsonView / Print the Mr. D.H. Watson Record Only
Watson & Watson Real Properties
14672 Wayside Court
Dallas, TX 75001
Phone: (972) 490-9331 • Facsimile:
Email Address: dhwatson@ccim.net
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):
Independent Adjuster: Other:42 years a professional engineer

Profession:
Engineer and property consultant, 45 years

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:69   Percentage of Appraisals acting as the Umpire:55 %
Percentage of Appraisals representing the Policyholder as an Appraiser:20 % Percentage of Appraisals representing the Insurance Company:25 %
Percentage of Appraisals acting as an Appraiser:45 %

Resume Highlights:
As a 42-year Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas & Oklahoma, and a real estate practitioner, Mr. Watson has education, training and multi-dimensional expertise in real estate construction & development, property inspections & evaluations, engineering design, project management, cost estimating & feasibility analysis, maintenance management & facilities operations, plus litigation testimony.

Mr. Watson has managed multi-discipline design & construction of industrial & commercial real estate projects & public works projects from development concepts, planning & design phases, through completion & operations. These projects include directing new construction, modifications to existing facilities, planning repairs & establishing maintenance systems.

Mr. Watson has conducted forensic inspections of properties for insurance claims, appraised restoration costs, evaluated properties for mortgage transactions, and he has performed due diligence to determine property condition in acquisitions transactions as well as to determine the cause & origin of failures related to foundations, roof leaks, building envelopes, & environmental issues. Mr. Watson has trained personnel in property management and in physical inspections for commercial & residential properties. In addition to a licensed professional engineer, Mr. Watson is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a certified roof inspector, and a certified Umpire for resolving insurance disputes.

Over the years Mr. Watson has authored and published white papers, bulletins and reports about real property inspections and research concerning property conditions and casualty damages.

As an umpire, Mr. Watson accepts a fiduciary responsibility to the property owner to award open minded, fair and reasonable costs to restore a property to pre-loss condition, while being evenhanded to both parties.

Educational degrees / certifications:
P.E., Professional Engineer in Texas, Ark, La, Okla, Ks

CCIM, Certified Commercial-Investment real estate practitioner

CPM, Certified Property Manager

B.S.C.E., Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, 1970.

Mr. Michael F.  SaydahView / Print the Mr. Michael F.  Saydah Record Only
Michael F. Saydah, Esq.
12700 Stowe Drive, #120
Poway,, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 748-3009 • Facsimile: (858) 486-8484
Email Address: contact@saydahmediation.com
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Years experience in insurance industry:

Insurance Company: Law Firm (Plaintiff):5
Public Adjuster: Law Firm (Defense):13
Independent Adjuster: Other:13 Mediation and Umpire

Profession:
Mediator; Umpire

Experience in insurance appraisals:

Estimated Number of Appraisals Performed:3   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:

Resume Highlights:
I have been mediating and umpiring property damage, fire loss and construction defect cases exclusively for the past 13 years. I started my law practice 31 years ago representing plaintiffs and then moved on to in-house counsel to two insurance companies.

Educational degrees / certifications:
BA - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico;

JD - Western State University, San Diego, California.

California State Bar Number 90124; Status is Active

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