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Senior Vice President / Director - Global Specie Claims

Michael Watters

Senior Vice President / Director - Global Specie Claims


Mike commenced his adjusting career in 1975, working in London for two years handling primarily domestic and commercial theft claims. He then moved to Italy, where he worked for eight years adjusting major FAJ claims for leading Italian and international jewelers, fine art galleries, CIT, and banks. During his tenure in Italy, Mike was also involved in adjusting major motion picture (DICE) claims. He was appointed as the Branch Manager for Graham Miller in Milan before his career transferred him to New York.

While working in New York, Mike dealt with complex insurance claims for numerous high end jewelers, art galleries, and museums. He also managed numerous major motion picture claims and adjusted large commercial crime losses to include one of the largest U.S. automotive companies.

In 1997, Mike moved to Miami where he continues to conduct surveys and handle losses for premier jewelers, fine art galleries, and museums. Proceeding Hurricane Katrina and more recently Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Mike handled some of the largest fine art losses for the international insurance market. Mike’s focus also extends to the Caribbean and South America, where he specialises in large jewelers, fine art, and CIT claims. He continues to be a highly respected authority in his field and a leader within the McLarens organisation.


  • Motor Company: Commercial Crime (USD 20 Million)
  • Wall Street Broker: Employee Infidelity (USD 10 Million)
  • Fine Art Dealer: Fire Loss (USD 35 Million)
  • Armored Car: Robbery (USD 25 Million)
  • Antiques Store: Flood (USD 4 Million)
  • Armored Car/Premises: Robbery (USD 26 Million)
  • University: Flood / Hurricane Damage (USD 40 Million)

Office Address / Contact Information

9100 South Dadeland Blvd.
Suite 903
Miami, FL 33156-7817
United States
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Industry Certification

McLarens are sponsors of International Fine Art & Specie Conference


Appraiser’s Association New York - Panel Speaker, London Lecturer


Additional Expertise

Commercial Claims, Entertainment - Major Motion Picture

Adjuster Experience

49 years 1975

Language Skills

English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish