Professional Service


Selecting the Right Professional is KEY

When hiring an independent appraiser, it is imperative that the appraiser has the right knowledge for the circumstances. A qualified independent insurance appraiser possesses insurance claims expertise with emphasis on costs and processes to repair or replace a wide variety of damaged property. Experience in understanding complex Loss of Use and Additional Living Expenses is likewise crucial. A qualified umpire is equally well-versed in such areas, and possesses keen negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Maggie Lopez, Principal IMPARCIAN

IAUABanner20150820CPIU© – Chartered Property Insurance Umpire
• RGA© – Registered General Appraiser
• CPAU – Certified Property Appraiser and Umpire
• ISA AM – International Society of Appraisers
• Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Counselor

I have been an insurance professional for over 30 years and have served as Umpire and Appraiser in numerous insurance appraisal clause assignments. My experience attests that disputes can be resolved quickly, compared to the time element involved in litigation, as long as the appraisal panel members are impartial, willing to listen and thoroughly competent in understanding the intricacies of the appraisal clause process and nature of damages. I ascribe to the ethics and requirements of the National Association of Insurance Umpires and the Insurance Association of Umpires and Appraisers. I am a proven consensus builder and effective negotiator, trained in conflict resolution and mediation skills.

An Extra “Edge” …

NAIUlogo20150820The majority of umpires and appraisers rarely possess qualified and tested knowledge of personal property involving fine art, furnishings, collectibles or its research methodologies. As a fine art and residential property valuation appraiser (vigorously tested and accredited by the International Society of Appraisers) I bring a higher level of understanding to the appraisal panel process in circumstances involving such categories of property.

I have successfully completed cost-effective insurance appraisal clause assignments nationwide, with emphasis on coastal areas.

Serving Clients Nationwide with Special Emphasis on Coastal Regions

Qualified, Experienced, Impartial