Prior to James’ adjusting career, he interned for a local law firm handling subrogation cases. He then worked as a District Manager for a national restoration contractor, in which he developed his knowledge in the property loss discipline, gaining extensive experience in estimating and managing both residential and commercial property losses. This included the handling of claims for hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.
He joined McLarens in 2005, during which time he further developed skills in the commercial loss discipline with an emphasis on business interruption, while handling a variety of claims including hurricane losses from hurricanes Cindy and Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008, as well as numerous wind, tornado and hail losses throughout the Midwest and High Plains areas, including the Piedmont tornado, Moore tornado, and Oklahoma City hailstorms. James has estimated medium to large losses for numerous insurance carriers.
In addition, James has attended numerous training programs involving assessment of property damage associated with estimating and claim adjusting, flood plain management, water damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, structural drying, and business interruption.
James became branch manager of the Oklahoma City operation in October 2013 and is focused on the growth and development of the Midwest area.
- Glass Plant Fire (USD 65 Million)
- Shipping Plant Tornado Damages (USD 60 Million)
- Hail Claim to Campus (USD 50 Million)
- Freeze Claim for Multiple Schools (USD 15 Million)
- Recycling Plant Fires (USD 10 Million)
- Multiple State Agencies: Tornado Loss (USD 10 Million)
- Dairy Cattle Suffocation Form Blizzard Loss (USD 6 Million)
- Healthcare: Hurricane Loss (USD 5 Million)
- Multiple Municipalities: Hail Loss (USD 3 Million)
- Retail: Hurricane Loss (USD 3 Million)
- Multi-Family: Fire Loss (USD 1.2 Million)
- Chemical Manufacturing: Fire Loss (USD 800 K)